Keen Home is a line of wireless smart HVAC vents that are managed individually by an app, allowing you to control the temperature of each room by using a smartphone. Keen Home was created by Nayeem Hussain and Ryan Fant, and appeared on Shark Tank in season 6 when they secured an investment from Robert Herjavec.
Hussain and Fant came up with the idea in graduate school. Fant struggled to sleep in an apartment that was always either too cold or too hot. They initially funded the product through a $40,000 successful Indie Go-Go campaign, and later raised $1.6 million in investment capital. Keen Home was a highlight of the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Keen Home has experienced continued success and growth following their debut ion Shark Tank. The vents have become smarter, ands can program themselves to run as efficiently as possible, resulting in significant energy savings. They’ve added air filtration and purification products with their Smart Filter, and they’ve expanded their product line with Trim Kits that allow their vents to be used with more duct sizes.
Keen Home merged with Ecovent, a whole-home zoning system competitor, in 2019. Hussain and Fant are now working towards a fully integrated smart home. Merging with e-thermostat competitor Ecovent provides another step in that direction.