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  1. 1. Case Study 11 SmartSynch Dec 7, 2011 ⓒ 2011 insprout Corporation. All rights reserved
  2. 2. Company Overview Name SmartSynch 4400 Old Canton RoadHeadquarters Suite 300 Jackson, MS, 39211Year Founded 2000 Employees 70 employees (registered on linkedin as of Nov. 2011) A Smart Grid communications company, using cellular Business networks for utilities’ smart grid projects. A direct competitor Sectors against Silver Spring Networks. 2 ⓒ 2011 insprout Corporation. All rights reserved
  3. 3. Funding History Year Amount Participants in the Round Kinetic Ventures and SiemensSeries A - 12M Venture Capital Beacon Group Energy Funds, Nth Power,Series B Apr.2001 23M Cinergy Ventures, Exelon Capital Partners, JPMorgan Partners Kinetic Ventures, JP Morgan, Nth Power, GulfSouth Capital Endeavor Capital Management, Siemens Venture Capital,Series C Oct.2005 12M Lime Rock Partners, Battelle Ventures, Innovation Valley Partners, Cinergy Ventures Debt Mar.2010 11M - Debt Feb.2011 25.7M - Total - 83.7M - 3 ⓒ 2011 insprout Corporation. All rights reserved
  4. 4. Focus Area SmartSynch 4 ⓒ 2011 insprout Corporation. All rights reserved
  5. 5. The SmartSynch platform Transaction Management SmartSynch GridRouter System Module (Software) SmartSynch module monitors various tables Integrate SmartMeter data GridRouter acts as awithin the meter, executes to key utility information communication hub for scheduled tasks and systems (MDMS), using the information exchanged monitors for power cellular networks as the on the smart grid system outages or other alarm communications medium conditions ⓒ 2011 insprout Corporation. All rights reserved
  6. 6. Core Business Partners and Partnerships METERS NETWORKS TECHNOLOGY ⓒ 2011 insprout Corporation. All rights reserved
  7. 7. Comparisons of AMI Networks Cellular Network (3G) RF Mesh NetworkAdvantages Advantages-a reduction of the costs by not -it can be easily scaled to includehaving to build out an entire network millions of end points-because what future applications -can be installed very quicklysmart grid may require is uncertain, -offer multiple redundant communicaleveraging cellular networks provides Competition tions paths throughout the networkthe flexibility to add applications and Getting Disadvantageswithout adding infrastructure. Intense -due to its higher latencies, may not beDisadvantages sufficient to handle future Smart Grid-carrier networks are not specialized applications.in machine-to-machine area ⓒ 2011 insprout Corporation. All rights reserved
  8. 8. Reference: Various AMI Networks and Characteristics 8 ⓒ 2011 insprout Corporation. All rights reserved
  9. 9. CitationsEnglishhttp://gigaom.com/cleantech/10-reasons-why-utilities-want-to-use-public-networks/http://gigaom.com/cleantech/smartsynch-raises-25m-for-the-cellular-smart-grid/http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/grid-net-goes-cellular-with-smartsynch/http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/consumers-energy-picks-smartsynch-for-1.8m-meter-deployment/THE SMART GRID IN 2010: MARKET SEGMENTS, APPLICATIONS ANDINDUSTRY PLAYERSJapanesehttp://anstechbizreviewj.blogspot.com/2010/08/blog-post.htmlhttp://ippei.posterous.com/smartgrid-smartsynch-silver-springs 9 ⓒ 2011 insprout Corporation. All rights reserved

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