About Idle Smart
Idle Smart focuses on idle reduction technology in the transportation industry. The company offers a software solution that helps fleets reduce fuel costs and eliminate vehicle downtime due to battery or cold weather issues. The software can be paired with existing in-vehicle solutions and provides proactive diagnostic alerts and remote management capabilities. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Lenox, Massachusetts.
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Idle Smart is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Auto Tech.
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Latest Idle Smart News
May 4, 2023
December 01, 2016 Idle Smart recently was dubbed a top clean-energy firm and won some substantial investment capital for its technology. Based in Kansas City, Kan., the company was voted by its peers as the top firm in the Energy: US 2016 program, nabbing $125,000 for its smart thermostat device for fleet vehicles, such as semi-trucks. The company’s device only kicks the truck on when necessary to maintain the temperature of the cabin, recharge batteries or create engine warmth, thus saving fuel and mitigating environmental impact. To win the program, nine startups ranked each other in a peer-selection process and named Idle Smart as the top firm. The Autonomous Tractor Corporation won second prize and $100,000. Village Capital, the New Belgium Family Foundation and Sustainable America awarded Idle Smart the funds. As part of the program, Idle Smart also received mentoring from industry experts and potential investors. Founded by CEO Jeff Lynch in 2012, Idle Smart is based in the Kansas City Startup Village and owns a patent on its smart thermostat tech. In July, Startland News named the company as one of its top under-the-radar startups in Kansas City. May 03, 2023
Idle Smart Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was Idle Smart founded?
Idle Smart was founded in 2007.
Where is Idle Smart's headquarters?
Idle Smart's headquarters is located at 36 Schermerhorn Park, Lenox.
What is Idle Smart's latest funding round?
Idle Smart's latest funding round is Unattributed VC.
How much did Idle Smart raise?
Idle Smart raised a total of $7.55M.
Who are the investors of Idle Smart?
Investors of Idle Smart include KCRise Fund, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Service Provider Capital, Digital Sandbox KC and Evergreen Climate Innovations.
Who are Idle Smart's competitors?
Competitors of Idle Smart include TrueNorth and 3 more.
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