Deepinder Singh, a Minnesota entrepreneur born in India.
Singh, 40, a computer scientist, followed his wife, Dr. Manpreet Kanwar, to her medical residency in Detroit. In 2003, they moved to Mankato, Minn.
“We moved into this big house in Mankato and we had a newborn baby, our first,” Singh recalled. “The problem was the thermostat was not in her room. Her blanket would come off, and the room would get cool and she would cry. Once I figured it out, I put a temperature sensor in there. And I noticed it was much cooler in that room.
“As a self-respecting engineer, I had to form a company to solve the problem.”
Singh had worked on network systems for the huge likes of AT&T and Verizon. He started in with a friend on the software for a new kind of residential temperature-control system.
Singh started 75F in 2012 after having designed some of the world’s fastest core networks for Tier 1 service providers like AT&T, NTT and Verizon. With almost 25 years of experience in electronics and computing, he brought a wealth of embedded products to the market. The key goal in every endeavor is to simplify operational complexity and make products intuitive.
That’s why he created 75F, an intelligent building solution that utilizes the Internet of Things and the latest in Cloud Computing to create systems that predict, monitor and manage the needs of buildings.
Their goal is to make commercial building controls as ubiquitous and easy to install as setting up an iPhone.