Keyme raises $7.8M, Grand St gets acquired by Etsy, and loads of jobs at HW startups!

From: Haytham E.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:54 AM

Hey hardwarians,

It’s been a week of much celebrating for the hardware community in NY. KeyMe, a startup that makes kiosks that allow you to copy and save your keys just raised $7.8M Series A round and are hiring like crazy (see below). Congrats to Greg Marsh who is an avid member of this community! Also, Grand St, a marketplace for indie electronics and gadgets based here in NY, just got acquired by Etsy. Congrats to Amanda Peyton!

Things going on this week:

1) NYC BigApps is a 4-month competition that recruits the sharpest minds in tech, design, and business to solve NYC’s most pressing challenges. And this year, they are interested in connected devices!

How does BigApps work? Starting on May 7, we ask teams to build apps, games, data tools, and connected devices that address specific challenges in housing, energy, education, and more. The reward? Over $100K in cash prizes, over $200K of in-kind perks, amazing networking and learning opportunities, and endless recognition for improving civic life in New York City.

Who is BigApps looking for? Everyone. Novice or pro, left brain or right, individual, team, or company, we’re looking for problem-solvers passionate about making NYC better. Sign up today to learn more.

Jobs @ HW Startups

1) RadiatorLabs, a NY startup looking to solve the pesky problem of steam heat radiators overheating your apartment, is looking to bring on a full-time, high-level programmer for their new commercial system (in development). More info on the job position here.

2) KeyMe is a robotics startup with a fun, laid back culture and highly motivated team members. We are based in NYC and our focus is on using machine vision and machine learning to bring innovation to the locksmith industry. They are looking for a Ruby on Rails person and iOS and Android developers. More info here.

3) KeenHome, a Techstars R/GA company building devices for the connected home, are seeking a rockstar (senior) Electrical Engineer with a strong wireless background. Specifically, they are looking for deep familiarity with ZigBee HA, RF engineering, and WiFi (BLE is a bonus). The ideal candidate has developed and supported ZigBee HA hardware devices and firmware and can manage multi-platform device integration. He/She should be as comfortable with hands on prototyping as with supporting volume production runs. Salary and options will be extremely competitive. Contact Will McLeod if you are interested on [address removed]

4) EVA, a NY based sex aid startup, is looking for a mechatronics engineer to help with prototyping their unique vibrator concepts. There is never a dull day here. If you are interested, please contact Alexandra Fine on [address removed]. Guidance and Advice are always welcomed.

Keep building!

Haytham

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