14 Jan '14, 8pm

New Post - Why Google's Acquisition of @nest is Great News for the #HomePerformance Industry.

New Post - Why Google's Acquisition of @nest is Great News for the #HomePerformance Industry.

In my view, Google's acquisition of Nest is a very good sign for the home performance industry. Why? Because the underlying math that had to have been Google's calculus for justifying a $3.2 billion valuation is fundamentally the same as that which drives home performance. Let me explain. None of this has been disclosed publicly, but the valuation of a company like Nest is most likely calcluated on some combination of current and future product revenue, patents, a vast trove of big data, a stellar team, and one-upping Apple. Without a doubt Nest is a very well run company that has executed almost flawlessly, truly understands product design and is great at marketing. They've migrated from a great thermostat to a pretty good smoke detector and I'm sure have a pipeline of new products that we can only guess at. But even though Nest is a product company and, in that sense, di...

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