Over 5,800 Kickstarter backers support the first remote control for everything, proving market demand for smart home simplification and unification


SAN FRANCISCO—December 14, 2016. Sevenhugs announces reaching $1 million in Smart
Remote pre-orders on Kickstarter. Awarded the most innovative product in the CES 2017 Smart
Home category, Smart Remote allows users to control any device simply by pointing at it.

“We’re excited and honored by the support of the Kickstarter community to help us reach our
initial goal of $50K in record time and then quickly accelerate to over $1 million,” says Simon
Tchedikian, Sevenhugs’ co-founder and CEO. “For years, we’ve anticipated the digital home
becoming a reality, but we also recognized that there would be an issue with the integration of
multiple devices due to proprietary software,” continues Tchedikian. “We knew we could build a
solution to the fragmentation problem, but it also needed to be simple and user-friendly, coupled with easily connecting to any device. After two years of development, we achieved our vision with Smart Remote and are so excited to see such an impressive response from the market.”

Sevenhugs’ patent-pending point and control technology enables Smart Remote’s screen to
adapt automatically to any device. When a user points at a device, Smart Remote instantly
displays custom controls to operate that particular device. Smart Remote unifies the control of
your connected home experience.

  • Broad Compatibility: Smart Remote works with more than 25,000 devices through Wi-
    Fi, Bluetooth or Infrared, including Samsung Smart TVs, Philips Hue and LIFX smart bulbs, Sonos speakers, Nest Learning Thermostat, and many more.

  • Patent-Pending Innovation: Sevenhugs’ patent-pending point and control technology
    enables Smart Remote’s screen to adapt instantly to any device and display intuitive
    touch-screen controls customized for each device you point at.

  • Powerful Technology: Smart Remote is the first consumer product to combine motion
    tracking sensors and an indoor positioning system. It allows users to control their devices
    naturally and intuitively—simply by pointing at them.

  • Instant Access to Services: Smart Remote allows you to instantly access popular
    services like Uber. Order a ride by pointing Smart Remote at your front door or check the
    weather forecast by pointing at your window.

  • Elegant & Thoughtful Design: Designed in collaboration with one of the most iconic and
    awarded French designers, Pierre Garner of Elium Studio, Smart Remote’s design is
    beautiful, sleek and intuitive.

  • Personalized Control: Smart Remote lets you create custom scenes and control multiple
    devices at the same time. For example, you can create a movie watching scene that
    automatically dims the lights when turn on the TV. Smart Remote also lets you group lights
    together to control all at once.

  • Unlimited Possibilities: Sevenhugs offers an open API and an extensive SDK to
    support continuous expansion of Smart Remote’s features and services by developers.


Sevenhugs’ Kickstarter backers will receive Smart Remote starting in June ’17 before Smart
Remote becomes available at select retailers in Fall ‘17 for $299.99.

About Sevenhugs
Sevenhugs creates connected home products and services designed to simplify the smart home
experience. Our goal is to reinvent the way people interact with technology at home by creating
devices that are simple and intuitive to use. Based in San Francisco and Paris, Sevenhugs was
founded in 2014 by Simon Tchedikian, Stéphane Jaubertou, Lionel Marty, and Olivier Mandine.
Sevenhugs raised more than $14M in a recent Series A.

For more information about Sevenhugs and Smart Remote, please visit sevenhugs.com
or follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact: press@sevenhugs.com

Sevenhugs Smart Remote Skyrockets to $1 Million in Pre-Orders

Over 5,800 Kickstarter backers support the first remote control for everything, proving market demand for smart home simplification and unification

SAN FRANCISCO—December 14, 2016. Sevenhugs announces reaching $1 million in Smart Remote pre-orders on Kickstarter. Awarded the most innovative product in the CES 2017 Smart Home category, Smart Remote allows users to control any device simply by pointing at it. “We’re excited and honored by the support of the Kickstarter community to help us reach our initial goal of $50K in record time and then quickly accelerate to over $1 million,” says Simon Tchedikian, Sevenhugs’ co-founder and CEO. “For years, we’ve anticipated the digital home becoming a reality, but we also recognized that there would be an issue with the integration of multiple devices due to proprietary software,” continues Tchedikian. “We knew we could build a solution to the fragmentation problem, but it also needed to be simple and user-friendly, coupled with easily connecting to any device. After two years of development, we achieved our vision with Smart Remote and are so excited to see such an impressive response from the market.” Sevenhugs’ patent-pending point and control technology enables Smart Remote’s screen to adapt automatically to any device. When a user points at a device, Smart Remote instantly displays custom controls to operate that particular device. Smart Remote unifies the control of your connected home experience.
  • Broad Compatibility: Smart Remote works with more than 25,000 devices through Wi- Fi, Bluetooth or Infrared, including Samsung Smart TVs, Philips Hue and LIFX smart bulbs, Sonos speakers, Nest Learning Thermostat, and many more.
  • Patent-Pending Innovation: Sevenhugs’ patent-pending point and control technology enables Smart Remote’s screen to adapt instantly to any device and display intuitive touch-screen controls customized for each device you point at.
  • Powerful Technology: Smart Remote is the first consumer product to combine motion tracking sensors and an indoor positioning system. It allows users to control their devices naturally and intuitively—simply by pointing at them.
  • Instant Access to Services: Smart Remote allows you to instantly access popular services like Uber. Order a ride by pointing Smart Remote at your front door or check the weather forecast by pointing at your window.
  • Elegant & Thoughtful Design: Designed in collaboration with one of the most iconic and awarded French designers, Pierre Garner of Elium Studio, Smart Remote’s design is beautiful, sleek and intuitive.
  • Personalized Control: Smart Remote lets you create custom scenes and control multiple devices at the same time. For example, you can create a movie watching scene that automatically dims the lights when turn on the TV. Smart Remote also lets you group lights together to control all at once.
  • Unlimited Possibilities: Sevenhugs offers an open API and an extensive SDK to support continuous expansion of Smart Remote’s features and services by developers.
Sevenhugs’ Kickstarter backers will receive Smart Remote starting in June ’17 before Smart Remote becomes available at select retailers in Fall ‘17 for $299.99. About Sevenhugs Sevenhugs creates connected home products and services designed to simplify the smart home experience. Our goal is to reinvent the way people interact with technology at home by creating devices that are simple and intuitive to use. Based in San Francisco and Paris, Sevenhugs was founded in 2014 by Simon Tchedikian, Stéphane Jaubertou, Lionel Marty, and Olivier Mandine. Sevenhugs raised more than $14M in a recent Series A. For more information about Sevenhugs and Smart Remote, please visit sevenhugs.com or follow the company on Facebook and Twitter. Contact: press@sevenhugs.com

Sevenhugs Launches Breakthrough Smart Remote

Meet the only remote you’ll ever need: Magically control your TV, lights and music and even order an Uber in the most simple and intuitive way

SAN FRANCISCO—November 10, 2016. Sevenhugs announces the launch of Smart Remote on Kickstarter, allowing users to control any device simply by pointing at it. Sevenhugs’ patent-pending point and control technology enables Smart Remote’s screen to adapt automatically to any device. When a user points at a device, Smart Remote instantly displays custom controls to operate that particular device as intuitively as possible. Compatible devices include Samsung Smart TVs, Philips Hue lights, Sonos speakers, Nest Learning Thermostat and many more. “Customers today are frustrated that every device requires its own app or controller, which leads to clutter, confusion and wasted time,” says Simon Tchedikian, Sevenhugs’ Co-founder and CEO. “We’ve pushed the boundaries of today’s technologies to build a better solution. For the first time in history, we’ve integrated a precise indoor positioning system in a consumer electronic device, allowing users to control tens of thousands of connected devices in a simple and intuitive way. All you have to do is point at what you want to control.” Smart Remote unifies the control of your connected home experience:
  • Broad Compatibility:​ Smart Remote works with more than 25,000 devices through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Infrared, including Samsung Smart TVs, Philips Hue lights, Sonos speakers, Nest Learning Thermostat and many more.
  • Patent-Pending Innovation:​ Sevenhugs’ patent-pending point and control technology enables Smart Remote’s screen to adapt instantly to any device and display intuitive touch-screen controls customized for each device you point at.
  • Powerful Technology:​ Smart Remote is the first consumer product to combine motion tracking sensors and an indoor positioning system. It allows users to control their devices naturally and intuitively—simply by pointing at them.
  • Instant Access to Services: ​Smart Remote allows you to instantly access ​popular services like Uber. Order a ride by pointing your Smart Remote at your front door or check the weather forecast by pointing at your window.
  • Elegant & Thoughtful Design:​ Designed in collaboration with one of the most iconic and awarded French designers, Pierre Garner of Elium Studio, Smart Remote’s design is beautiful, sleek and intuitive.
  • Predictive Personalization: ​Smart Remote learns your habits, allowing it to predict your actions and create personalized scenes, such as automatically dimming your lights when you turn on your TV.
  • Unlimited Possibilities:​ Sevenhugs offers an open API and an extensive SDK to support continuous expansion of Smart Remote’s features and services by developers.
Tchedikian adds, “We truly embrace the passion of the Kickstarter community and know that it’s the perfect venue for an innovative product like the Sevenhugs Smart Remote. We want our backers to help us build the perfect universal remote control and influence the development of what we view as their product. Now, with the help of the Kickstarter community, we’re excited to put the finishing touches on the world’s first truly smart remote.” Sevenhugs’ Kickstarter campaign goal for Smart Remote is $50,000. Early-bird Kickstarter pricing starts at $99.99 and its first backers will receive Smart Remote in June ’17. Smart Remote will be available at select retailers in Fall ‘17 for $299.99. About Sevenhugs Sevenhugs creates connected home products and services designed to simplify the smart home experience. Our goal is to reinvent the way that people interact with technology at home by creating devices that are simple and intuitive to use. Our line of products includes hugOne, the first connected solution that helps the entire family sleep better, and the Sevenhugs Smart Remote. Based in San Francisco and Paris, Sevenhugs was founded in 2014 by Simon Tchedikian, Stéphane Jaubertou, Lionel Marty, and Olivier Mandine. To date, Sevenhugs raised more than $14M in a recent Series A. For more information about Sevenhugs and Smart Remote, please visit sevenhugs.com or follow the company on Facebook and Twitter. Contact: press@sevenhugs.com

Sevenhugs Announces $14.6M Series A Funding

Sevenhugs’ investment strengthens its presence in the IoT ecosystem and broadens its reach into the U.S.

PARIS and SAN FRANCISCO – June 22, 2016 – Sevenhugs, creator of connected home products, today announced the strategic opening of its San Francisco office where the executive team will be overseeing global operations and product development. The new office brings Sevenhugs closer to partners and provides opportunities to solidify its network to further grow its business. Additionally, Sevenhugs has completed a $14.6M (13M euros) Series A funding round that will focus significantly on building the team and investing in product development. Sevenhugs has received a total of $17.5M in funding. “We are very pleased to partner with investors who share our vision,” said Simon Tchedikian, CEO and co-founder of Sevenhugs. “Gartner Research predicts that by 2020, there will be approximately 25 billion IoT-enabled devices, of which millions will likely be automating our homes. Our goal from the beginning has simply been to provide smart home solutions focused on the user-experience. From our intuitive hugOne sleep monitor to our next-gen, universal Smart Remote, we are dedicated to making home technology accessible. We value the expertise and support of our investors as we work together to accelerate the expansion of Sevenhugs.” High-growth investment firm Xerys Gestion led this current round of funding, which was supported by existing investors who have also reiterated their confidence in Sevenhugs solutions for making smart home products accessible and user-friendly for everyone sharing the technologies. “We first focus on founders with vision and talent – a combination that we know will result in success,” said Jacques Simonnet, President of Xerys Gestion. “I’ve been impressed by how quickly this highly-effective team brought to market the hugOne. It was shipped to retailers only eight months after the seed round. Our investment will allow for the continued elevation of such amazing products. As a company with global potential, unique technology, and a quality team, investing in Sevenhugs is fully in line with our strategy.” Sevenhugs will use its latest round of funding to:
  • Broaden the global launch of the hugOne to the U.S. The hugOne is a sleep monitor that tracks sleep patterns to help families consistently rest better by capturing temperature, humidity, and air quality. It pairs with other smart home technologies such as Nest and Phillips Hue.
  • Accelerate the development of the soon-to-launch intelligent Smart Remote, a universal control center for all home technologies. This product will seamlessly unify the connected home and enhance the user-experience with its simplicity.
  • Expand its U.S. footprint with retail sales channels and bolster partnerships with key players in the smart home landscape.
  • Increase hiring of team members in the U.S. and France.
For more information about Sevenhugs, visit http://sevenhugs.com or follow the company on Facebook and Twitter. About Sevenhugs Sevenhugs is an innovative connected home company that creates integrated devices and services aimed at simplifying the smart home experience. Its mission is to reinvent the way people interact with technology at home. Sevenhugs’ line of products include hugOne, the first connected solution that helps the entire family sleep better. The company was founded in 2014 by Simon Tchedikian, Stéphane Jaubertou, Lionel Marty, and Olivier Mandine. For more information about Sevenhugs, visit: http://sevenhugs.com About Xerys Gestion Xerys is a French portfolio management company specialising in private equity (iOT, cleantech, biotech, energy). It aims to support the managers of Xerys Funds portfolio companies at all stages of their growth, from venture capital to maturity. Xerys aims to provide the financial means to allow entrepreneurs to work in a long-term perspective, without the risk of running out of capital, focusing on their vision for their company. Xerys also aims to put the full range of skills and expertise of the members of its team at their disposal, providing assistance and advice in strategic decisions and choices. For more information about Xerys, visit: www.xerys.com
Media Contacts: Beth Keuling lotus823 for Sevenhugs press@sevenhugs.com 732-212-0823 Olivier Ossipoff, Alexandre Heraud Xerys Gestion +33 1 82 52 12 25
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