© Saskia Uppenkamp
Shaun Springer (Founder, CEO)

Location: The Whitney Museum houses a fine collection of 20th century American art in a dramatically modern building by Renzo Piano. Located in the Meatpacking District and facing the Hudson River, the museum’s architecture reflects its industrial surroundings while creating a modern gallery and public space. //

Twist Home – The simplest way to a brighter home

Smart Home
Founded in 2014
9 employees
Funding $5.5M / 2 rounds

Twist Home was started with one goal in mind: to make the smart home simple. Founded in 2014 by Shaun Springer, a former engineer of Crestron Electronics, Twist is a smart LED light bulb with an AirPlay speaker built in. The bulbs save space as well as energy, promote a healthy sleep cycle with time-sensitive adaptive lighting and offer easy and seamless user installation. Twist has been named one of Interbrand’s ‘Breakthrough Brands of 2016’ and is progressing towards a full production launch. While this is their first product, the team plans to launch a full line of innovative devices that leverage the light socket’s power, creating the world’s simplest smart home platform.

This article was published in “the Hundert Vol. 9 – Startups of New York“, December 2016.