Co-Founder of SkyBell
Andrew Thomas is an entrepreneur, inventor and advisor. He is a founder of SkyBell Video Doorbell. Andrew is a leading entrepreneur and inventor in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, leading SkyBell’s business development and strategy efforts. In addition to closing deals with Fortune 50 companies, Andrew has raised tens of millions in funding for SkyBell -- starting with a $600,000 crowd-funding campaign. Andrew writes about startups, business development, growth and how to be a better entrepreneur. He has been interviewed on national TV, podcasts and in print.
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