This week we will address our thoughts on the future of the smart home and how we envision getting there. And secondly, despite Brandon’s ramblings about his beloved Spotify, the debate over what companies we see pop-ing and disrupting the market within the next few years.
The smart home market has a lot of opportunity and hasn’t been for the mainstream yet but there has been a surge in development.
A fundamental problem is the amount of things that do what we want but not together and that is what it will take for this to finally take over.
A solid value proposition includes letting consumers win back more time to enjoy their home instead of manage it. Machine listening and static sensors that have self diagnosis are a few of the ways we see that happening.
The companies that address pain points will be the ones to break out in 2018. We see this happening for clothing companies like Lululemon or online retailers like Everlane that Amazon may buy and blow up like they did with Whole Foods.
Earnest is another prediction as they are addressing flexible refinance efforts to be what people are calling the bank for the next generation. Carvana and Spotify are on the 2018 horizon as well.