Swapnil Bora Takes the Helm at MeshTek® Labs

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New CEO Launches Company into the Horticultural, Internet of Things (IoT), and General Lighting Global Markets.

Swapnil Bora has the dedication, entrepreneurial spirit and engineering know-how to take on the rapidly changing Internet of Things (IoT) and LED lighting marketplace, said Mark Cuban

The Board of Directors of ilumi Solutions/ Meshtek Labs announce Swapnil Bora as the CEO of MeshTek Labs, an Internet of Things (IoT) company based in Dallas, TX. The company creates and builds smart lighting, sensors, and a variety of other systems that operate on a proprietary Bluetooth® mesh networking platform for direct customers and OEMs. The company also provides complete IoT development services including firmware, software, hardware and the cloud tailored to customer needs.

MeshTek® uses a unique combination of most advanced Bluetooth Mesh along with a BLE-Ethernet-WiFi-Cellular Gateway hardware, software, and cloud business-to business solutions to enable commissioning, communication, control, and customer support for commercial, residential and industrial devices.

MeshTek Labs grew out of the business acumen and engineering backgrounds of Swapnil Bora and Corey Egan. In the Fall of 2010, then MBA classmates, Bora and Egan, took their vision to make light better to the annual Business Idea Competition at the University of Texas at Dallas. Their idea for an app-controlled LED light bulb won first place and additional venture challenges delivered $50,000 worth in prize money which funded the company and Ilumi was born. In 2014, Bora and Egan appeared on the ABC reality TV series “Shark Tank” and won the attention and support of billionaire and the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban who included Ilumi in his business portfolio. With the successful spin out of the consumer-focused smart bulbs business, Ilumi was renamed MeshTek Labs in August 2019 to better reflect the company’s business-to-business positioning and is now led by Swapnil Bora.

“Swapnil Bora has the dedication, entrepreneurial spirit and engineering know-how to take on the rapidly changing Internet of Things (IoT) and LED lighting marketplace,” said Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, one of ABC’s “Sharks” on the hit show Shark Tank, and an investor in an ever-growing portfolio of businesses, “Under his leadership, we expect to see MeshTek Labs revolutionize how devices are controlled with edge computing and how connectivity will impact daily business activities.”

MeshTek Labs takes the ilumi Bluetooth Mesh and applies the technology to the business-to-business environment allowing networking and control of a variety of commercial LED light sources across large applications such as greenhouses, infrastructure, commercial and industrial buildings, landscape and outdoor spaces, garages, hospital and hospitality and residential applications.

“Currently there are over 150,000 active MeshTek devices operating around the globe. By helping OEMs to easily connect their devices to the Internet of Things and bring them to market faster with easy end customer support tools, MeshTek Labs is revolutionizing the way lighting and other commercial and infrastructure systems will be controlled and data communicated,” said Swapnil Bora, Founder and CEO of MeshTek Labs, “I look forward to building on our success and moving the company into the lead position as the robust IoT platform accompanied with the edge computing and artificial intelligence.”

Bora holds 20+ patents and has published and presented research papers at national and international conferences. He has worked with Deloitte, Honeywell, and Siemens in technology strategy consulting and design & development roles, and mSolve Partners in corporate development and technology commercialization. He has spoken at various international summits including Bluetooth World at Santa Clara, Smart Home Summit at San Jose, Jain International Trade Organization, Dubai, The US-China Clean Tech Summit, China and Institute of Engineers, India. Bora has MBA in Finance and Strategy from The University of Texas at Dallas, USA, and B.E. in Electronics & Telecom from University of Pune, India.

For more information on MeshTek Labs and the company’s revolutionary Internet of Things (IoT) and smart lighting products portfolio, visit https://meshtek.com/.

About MeshTek Labs
MeshTek Labs, headquartered in Dallas TX, creates and builds smart lighting, and a variety of other systems that operate on a proprietary Bluetooth® mesh networking platform with built in Artificial Intelligence and Edge Computing solutions for direct customers and OEMs. MeshTek is a unique IoT (“Internet of Things”) platform that uses Bluetooth Low Energy to form both broadcast and connection mesh networks along with optional BLE-WiFi-Ethernet-Cellular Gateway solutions, enabling efficient communication and control among networked devices. Featuring a series of extensible firmware, hardware and software products, MeshTek can be custom-tailored to meet customer application and product requirements. Learn more at https://meshtek.com/

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