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Solving Watering Problem Results in Consumer Products HIT!

May 08, 2017

We’ve all been there… walking down the street, in a store, confronted with a little annoyance, and we say, “there has to be a better way!”  That’s what Chris Klein, co-founder of Rachio said as he watched the sprinklers running during a rain storm.  And he did something about it.  This is his story, and Franz Garsombke’s, as the two co-founders went from trying to solve this problem to creating a solution that is raved about by CNet, Wired, Forbes, Men’s Journal, and TechCo… and won Editors’ Choice awards from Digital Trends and PC Magazine.  During my interview with these guys, I wanted to learn more about their journey from idea to product, how they used a rigged-up prototype to make their first sale to Home Depot, how they managed to get such amazing attention from the media, and much more.

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