Introducing Gogoro, a startup with a consumer energy product for megacities and $100M in funding

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A product guru who helped bring the world the Xbox and the Pocket PC has now launched a new startup focused on energy, data and megacities. Horace Luke, who was previously the chief innovation officer at HTC and worked for almost a decade at Microsoft, has teamed up with co-founder tech entrepreneur Matt Taylor to create Gogoro, a startup that aims to launch a consumer-facing product using mobile networks and data to change the way people use energy in big, densely populated cities.

If the description of the product sounds a little vague, that’s because it is. Luke and his team aren’t disclosing more about what the product actually is or how it works, but they plan to launch it at Consumer Electronics Show in January. But the fact that the energy software and “smart cities” sector is getting some help from two consumer branding and product guys is exciting. The…

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