Igor, Inc. was founded in 2013 by Dwight Stewart, a successful entrepreneur with a vision to develop a smart building platform solution. Stewart previously founded QAS, a smart building data and visualization platform company, and was acutely aware Igor's unifying real-time plug-and-play IoT platform would generate tremendous value and mainstream smart buildings. Igor first made inroads as a successful connected lighting solution provider, quickly gaining a reputation for quality and winning licensing partnerships with leading luminaire manufacturers around the world. This leadership was validated by the invitation from industry leader, Cisco, to join their Digital Ceiling Partner Community.
In November 2015, Igor hired Steven L’Heureux as its CEO, President and Chairman. Steven had achieved a noted turnaround of Ryko Solutions, a large, privately-owned manufacturing company based in Grimes, IA. L’Heureux led the most recent capital raising efforts, securing more than $9 million in total financing.
Combining the leadership and technological vision that L’Heureux and Stewart, Igor’s team developed a PoE-based smart building platform that combines the hardware, software, and cloud solution with an open API and compatible with various protocols: Nexos. Nexos is the plural of the Latin nexus, meaning multiple connections from one central, most important part. Today, Nexos reflects the market’s readiness to enter the IoT world. Nexos is a robust solution that supports a growing ecosystem of partners to support a diverse set of user needs.
With a global market increasingly trending toward smart homes and businesses, Igor has quickly made a name for itself as a leading player in the future of the agile, smart building industry. With system installations in nearly two-dozen countries, and partnerships with industry leaders such as Cisco, smart building applications, device manufacturers, and commercial architects have proven Igor’s ability to drive buildings toward an IoT future.