SAN FRANCISCO, CA—NOVEMBER 19, 2013 — August, the home automation company behind the August Smart Lock, today announced that it has raised $8 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Maveron, with participation from Cowboy Ventures, Industry Ventures, Rho Ventures, and SoftTech VC. August, co-founded by renowned designer Yves Behar and technology entrepreneur Jason Johnson, previously raised $2 million in seed funding from notable angel investors and entrepreneurs including Matt Mullenweg, Mark Pincus, David Dolby, Scott Belsky, and others. August will use the Series A round to expand the team and bring the lock to market in spring 2014. This latest round brings the company’s total venture funding to $10 million to date.
PALOS VERDES, CA—May 30th, 2013—Today at the D: All Things Digital conference, renowned designer Yves Behar and technology entrepreneur Jason Johnson launched August and its flagship product, the August Smart Lock. The Smart Lock is the first product from August, a company building products that make life simpler, allowing physical environments to seamlessly respond to user behavior. The intuitive new lock and access system for the home is a virtual doorman that makes life easier and more convenient.