Connected vents are a thing! Keen Home gets $1.5M seed round

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The connected thermostat is so 2013. But for 2015, we’re going to get connected vents. Keen Home, a company making a connected vent cover that works in conjunction with temperature sensors in the room that lets you control what rooms get heat or cooling based on your needs, just raised $1.52 million in seed funding.

The round, which will help bring the Keen vents to market, was led by RMR Capital, with participation from R/GA Ventures, Bullet Time Ventures, NYU Innovation Venture Fund, Rugged Ventures, Galvanize Ventures, and Brand Foundry Ventures, as well as strategic investors American Family Ventures and Comporium Inc. I covered Keen after meeting them at SXSW this year and it falls into the category of startups that I’m hoping will build a new type of HVAC for homes and offices.

Keen Home will distribute its vents through Lowe’s Home Improvement Centers in spring 2015…

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