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Nest co-founder announces exit from Google

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has announced that he is exiting the smart home company, a day after announced that the US-based manufacturer of equipment was being reunited with the tech giant's hardware team.

Rogers said that he decided to leave the company in order to spend more time at org -- a Venture Capital (VC) firm and product development lab that he also had a hand in co-founding.

"After almost nine incredible, intense years working to build Nest, I've decided to begin my transition to dedicate more of my time to org, as well as to start thinking about the next adventure," tweeted from his handle @nestmatt late on Thursday.

was co-founded by Rogers in 2011 with former

had bought the US-based of equipment in 2014 for $3.2 billion.

Since joined four years ago, the team has experienced incredible momentum. The company doubled its hardware portfolio last year by selling more devices in 2017 than the previous two years combined.

The departure of Rogers, Nest's last remaining co-founder, marks the close of a chapter for the company, according to CNET.

Nest is a noted name in the world of with its eponymous thermostat and smoke detector and "Nest Cam"



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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 13:48 IST