Nest co-founder Matt Rogers has declared that he’s exiting the wise home business, a day after Google declared that the US-based manufacturer of home automation equipment has been reunited with the tech giant’s hardware group.
Rogers said he chose to leave the organization so as to spend more time in Incite.org — a Venture Capital (VC) firm and product development lab that he also had a hand at co-founding.
“After almost nine amazing, intense years working to build Nest, I’ve decided to start my transition to dedicate more of my time to Incite.org, as well as to begin thinking about the next adventure,” Matt Rogers tweeted from his handle @nestmatt late on Thursday.
Nest was co-founded by Chief Product Officer Rogers in 2011 with former CEO Tony Fadell.
Since Nest combined Google four years ago, the team has experienced incredible momentum. The company doubled its hardware portfolio this past year by selling more devices in 2017 than the previous two years combined.
The departure of Rogers, Nest’s last remaining co-founder, marks the closing of a chapter to the business, according to CNET.
Nest is a noted name in the world of smart home devices using its own eponymous thermostat and smoke detector and “Nest Cam” smart security camera solutions.