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About Electric Imp

Electric Imp offers an innovative and powerful Internet of Things platform that securely connects devices with advanced cloud computing resources. Our unique solution — featuring fully integrated hardware, OS, security, APIs and cloud services — dramatically decreases cost and time to market while increasing security, scalability and flexibility. The Electric Imp platform enables innovative commercial and industrial applications and empowers manufacturers to manage and quickly scale their connected products and services to millions of users.

To discover how the Electric Imp Platform can enhance your products, please view our Business Solution page.

To learn more about the Electric Imp Platform, please visit our Platform page.

For a selection of current employment opportunities at Electric Imp, please see our Jobs page.

Electric Imp, founded in 2011, is located in Los Altos, California and Cambridge, UK. The company is funded by Foxconn Technology Group, PTI Ventures, Rampart Capital and Redpoint Ventures.


Hugo Fiennes, CEO and Co-founder

Hugo began building hardware and software for early ARM-based computers in the late 1980s, and he has been making useful and successful things ever since. Prior to co-founding Electric Imp, Hugo led the hardware team through the first four generations of the groundbreaking Apple iPhone, and subsequently designed and architected the hardware for the Nest Thermostat. Early in his career, Hugo founded empeg, creator of the first in-car MP3 digital audio player. He then worked on many more MP3 players at Rio before moving to the US from his native England to work for Apple in 2006.

Peter Hartley, Software Architect and Co-founder

In his role at Electric Imp, Peter draws from considerable software architecture and engineering expertise within a variety of disciplines, including animation, networking and embedded multimedia, for companies such as DisplayLink and Sigmatel. Peter is based in Electric Imp’s office in Cambridge, England.

Oliver Hutaff, CFO/COO

Oliver brings more than 17 years of corporate and operational financial management to Electric Imp. Most recently, Oliver was CFO at Roku, Inc. He was honored as 2012 CFO of the Year by the San Jose-Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Eric Senn, VP of Worldwide Sales

Eric has over 20 years of experience in Sales and Sales Management. Prior to Electric Imp, he ran the North American Channel Sales organization for GE’s Digital Energy business. Having led additional teams in the US and internationally for GE, Eric’s experience includes delivering value through hardware, software, solutions, and Solutions as a Service. He has held sales and sales management positions at PTC, i2 and RedPrairie (now JDA) after starting his career with Harris Corporation.

Padma Duvvuri, Head of Business Development

Padma is Head of Business Development at Electric Imp, where she is creating strategies and partnerships to enable clients to crystallize and realize their vision for the Internet of Things. Prior to Electric Imp, she led the worldwide IoT practice at GlobalLogic, working with both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups to jump-start their transformation to IoT-centric thinking. Padma has also played senior business, sales and technical roles at HSBC Auto Finance, Inktomi Corporation, Sun Microsystems and IBM.