Betty

Gurgaon-based Beyond Evolution Tech Solutions, the company behind Betty, a smart plug that enables you to control your electric devices remotely, has secured an undisclosed amount in seed funding.

The investors are Vineet Taneja, former CEO at Indian handset maker Micromax, and Kamal Puri, Chairman of Skyline Group (UAE).

Betty is a smart plug-cum-mobile app that lets you remotely control and monitor your household appliances from anywhere, anytime and on the go. Betty can be used to switch on/off your appliances, monitor electricity usage and cost, and secure your home when you’re away.

Currently in beta, Betty will be available from September.

Beyond Evolution CEO and Co-founder Saurabh Sharma said: “Our product enables a consumer to remotely monitor and control any household appliance from his/her mobile from anywhere, thereby bringing tremendous convenience and ease in his/her life.”

The company is also working on an array of electronic devices that merge with current systems, so that customers do not have to upgrade in order to adopt these products. “We wanted to make a device that can be bought and used with what we own now, without having to wait for higher end technology/upgrades in the future,” Sharma added.

According to Taneja, “IoT is a wide field and what attracted me to Beyond Evolution is that it addresses a real need of markets like India. Their platform allows for modular upgrades of existing household appliances and delivers real value to the consumer.”

Beyond Evolution is a mobile apps development and IT solutions company that develops end consumer app solutions for telcos and enterprises. Besides developing apps for prominent brands like Air India, Honda Motors, DDB Mudra and MTNL, the company is the application development partner with SoftBank Telecom India and a slew of other eminent corporates.