As we know that only one virus has changed the whole world. This has not only changed the way we socialize but also how we work. A large part of India’s corporate sector is working from home. Our workplace is our room and our laptop screens our office.
However, we still rely on physical and heavy equipment such as laptops, mobiles and TV screens to do our work. But with the changing world, our way of working also has to change. We can move to smart glasses, which all have the ability to change the screen.
Silicon Valley and Ernakulam-based startup Nemo Planet is creating a new era computer for 21st-century professionals. The startup envisions changing everyone’s physical, multiple-monitor and static desktop setups with a pair of smart glasses that allow users to access more than six workspaces at once, with each virtual The screen is 60 Inches wide by three meters.
Rohildev, the founder of Nemo Planet, tells Nattukallingal Business Khabar,
“Best of all, it’s an office space that you can take everywhere – from trains to planes to cafes. The two main areas we’re focusing on are elegantly designed nemo glasses, and The second is the new operating system that we call Planet OS. Planet OS is built to support thousands of existing productivity apps. “
Planet OS instantly transforms existing Android apps into a multi-window experience without any changes to the app. This opens up a wide opportunity to deploy Nemo to organizations without modifying their existing software systems. Nemo enhances or mirrors the screens of devices such as laptops and smartphones.
Rohildev founded the startup in 2017 with Sunil Thuluthil, who previously worked at Finn Robotics Inc. Rohildev was also the founder and CEO of Fin Robotics Inc. with Sunil as Chief Creative Officer.
His current team includes financial officer Jitesh Thayil, head of OS – Fenil Paul, head of Android – Shinil MS and business development officer Donna Mariam. The startup also has investors and advisors such as Ritesh Malik, founder and CEO of Innov8 CoWorking.
He was joined by investors and advisers Ravi Linganuri and Raghu Linganuri from the early days of the startup. The other advisor is former CEO of Upkar Stephen Kasriel, who is also the co-chairman – Global Future Council at the World Economic Forum. Rohit has also worked with Ex-Intel AR / VR Business Head and VP- Enet Chopra in Corporate Business Development.
With this advisory team, Rohildev wants to change the way people work at home.
“The world is moving towards remote and flexible workplaces. But there are significant challenges to developing effective mobile productivity. On the one hand, small screens limit productivity while running and, conversely, it is high to establish a physical workspace Costs, which is not portable. More importantly, there is no privacy. For the new world we need a new computer, designed to help people work effectively and safely anywhere. has gone.”
The startup has not disclosed the investment made so far.
The epidemic has forced a titanic shift in corporate culture, resulting in the widespread adoption of a work-from-home option so that people remain safe. This has created ample opportunity to serve a growing class of professionals with modern computers.
The home office will not be a carbon copy of the corporate office.
“The Home Office is not limited to the home. Instead, it becomes a flexible, transportable work setup. It eliminates the decades-old desktop setup, where a desk and a chair limit you and wearable smart glass. With each other. “
Nemo Planet (nimoplanet.com) strives to make private, flexible and “diskless” verticals more productive and efficient than corporates. Rohildev says that their go-to-market strategy is B2B2C and is in the stage of product development.
Once the product gets corporate approval, the startup will scale to B2C with a target audience of future working professionals.
Currently, Bump Planet is running a reservation campaign through nimoplanet.com. People have three options to reserve Nimmo at nimoplanet.com/reserve and interested customers can reserve with initial pricing. The startup states that a few hundred people have pre-ordered the product.
The startup is targeting 1,000 paid reservations.
Business model and challenges
The startup has received an undisclosed round of angel funding and is developing hardware to be flexible and consistent with software applications. It took the team three years to develop the finished product.
“Building a hardware business is tough. Creating a new computing device is extremely difficult. But our previous experiences are helping us to design and develop high quality hardware and software without burning too much money in the early days.”
Nemo costs $ 699 and the company first earns revenue from hardware. Now, they plan to monetize with their own OS and application ecosystem. The team plans to ship the Nemo by Q2, 2021 to early customers.
The company has filed patents for its OS, design, user experience and input interface. It competes with Vuzix, Telepathy, Golden-i and the giant Google Glass in the industry.
COVID-19 has a huge impact on the way we work. The Trend Exchange predicts that 30 percent of the workforce will work from home after the epidemic, which is about 49 million employees and that is the Nemo market. According to Rohildev, this culture is going to expand in many countries including India.
According to Gartner Inc., in 2020, revenue from Endpoint Electronics will be $ 389 billion globally and focused on three regions: North America, Greater China and Western Europe. These three regions would represent 75 per cent of overall endpoint electronics revenue. North America will have $ 120 billion in revenue, $ 91 billion in Great China and $ 82 billion in Western Europe, coming third.