Join Startup Grind Singapore on Thursday, December 9th at 1pm SGT as we host Anthony Chow, Co-Founder & CEO of igloocompany for a virtual fireside chat to talk about his company's growth and recent expansion to the US market!
As an Airbnb host, Anthony faced the frustrations of the inconvenience of physical key exchanges, especially when guests wanted to check in at odd hours. As such, he wanted to enhance the experience of both hosts and guests and therefore set out to eliminate such problems. Together with his partners, he founded igloohome, with a simple vision to create a world without keys.
Since launching its first product in 2016, igloohome locks have been rolled out to over 100 countries supported by 130 distributors worldwide. The company today has partnered up with global home sharing platforms like Airbnb and Booking.com, and large realtors networks such as the National Association of Realtors in the U.S, with over 1.4 million registered realtors. In Asia, the company collaborates with many top property developers such as Sansiri in Thailand, Mitsubishi in Japan and CapitaLand in Vietnam to bring about smarter living for their residences. Through the network of partners, igloohome has now the opportunity to impact millions of homeowners to live smarter and better.
In 2019, Anthony launched iglooworks, the enterprise brand of igloohome, which focused on smart cities' smart access applications. The company works with major telecommunication companies like Singtel in Singapore, Hong Kong Telecom in Hong Kong and more to contribute to smart cities infrastructure development. It also helps large infrastructure companies like telcos upgrade and manage access to their cell towers, data center operators improve their security and even logistics companies to reduce theft and pilferage with its enterprise smart access platform.
The products by igloohome have also gone to receive numerous awards and recognition such as the CES Asia 2017 & 2018 Innovation Honoree Award and iF Design Awards 2018 & 2019 amongst many others. igloohome is the only smart access company to have received endorsement from the IMDA’s Accreditation@SG program in Singapore for its innovation, and have been featured on CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Anthony has also been featured on e27, Tech in Asia, The Straits Times and more.
igloocompany is a market leading smart access solutions provider with two business lines: igloohome and iglooworks.
igloohome smart locks allow consumers to grant time-sensitive access to properties remotely, leveraging on their unique algoPIN™ technology. iglooworks offers businesses, in property and infrastructure management, solutions for remote access monitoring and management. Headquartered in Singapore, it has 13 regional offices including a presence in Texas, United States.
The company has raised more than $20 million in funding to date according to data on Crunchbase.
Co-Founder & CEO
Anthony has a Masters from Stanford University specializing in big data, and a First Class Honours from Imperial College in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.