Smart Garage Door Opener

Company Information



Internet of Things, "Smart" Home Appliances


Renton, WA

Senclo has developed a “smart” garage door opener.

Smart homes feature multiple devices — including thermostats, refrigerators, and home assistants — that communicate with each other through a wireless Internet connection.

According to Zion Market Research, the global smart home market is projected to reach $53 billion by 2022.

Senclo is targeting this growing market with its hands-free smart garage door opener.

After connecting this device to your smartphone, it can open door for you automatically when it senses you're arriving, or you can use it to control your garage door from anywhere in the world.

According to Cerebral-Overload, a website covering the latest in the technology industry, Senclo is "changing the game for what you think a garage door opener should be."

Senclo produces the only hands-free garage door opener that combines GeoLocation, Voice Control, and continuous Internet access. This makes it the smartest garage door opener on the market.

By using the HD touchscreen and mobile app, users can:

• Open and close the garage door using smart home assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Home
• Receive notifications on the mobile app when the door is opened
• Control the temperature inside the garage
• Grant access to friends and family members

Users can even create special accounts to give guests access, making it ideal for vacation rental properties through Airbnb.

The device is compatible with several technology brands, including Apple, Samsung, Android, Sony, Google, and Amazon.

The initial device was created in June 2017 and Senclo began shipping pre-orders in December 2017. The company projects to generate $173,000 in revenue by the end of 2018.

Senclo is in talks with retailers including Amazon, Lowe's, and Home Depot to have its product line available in stores.

Senclo's long-term goal is to join the collection of smart home devices that have been acquired by larger tech companies — for example:

In 2014, Google acquired Nest smart home thermostat for $3.2 billion…

And in February 2018, Amazon acquired Ring smart doorbell marker for $1 billion.

Team Background

Brian Hoang - Co-Founder & CEO

Brian is a serial entrepreneur with a strong engineering background.

Over the past 10 years, he’s helped start four companies in the commercial property, retail, and Internet of Things sectors.

He is a former TechHome Division Board Member of the Consumer Technology Association, a company dedicated to the growth of the consumer electronics industry.

In addition, he is a former co-founder and managing partner of West Principles Investment Group and Hong Kong Market grocery.

For more than 11 years, Brian worked as a hardware design engineer for Intel, and also spent more than seven years as a product development engineer for Advanced Micro Devices, a company developing computer processors.

Brian earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.

Duc Tran - Co-Founder & CDO

Duc has more than 12 years’ experience as a hardware and software engineer.

Prior to starting Senclo, he served as a software engineer for Cray Inc., a computer manufacturing company.

He served nearly two years as a design verification engineer for Intel, and also spent time as a senior engineer with Samsung electronics company.

Duc earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.

Diem To - Co-Founder & COO

Before starting Senclo, Diem served as a system engineer intern with Intel.

Prior to that, she was a research assistant at the University of Washington, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering. Diem is working toward her Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

David Ou - Chief Technical Officer

David is a software developer whose career has taken him to top companies including Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.

He is a former software development engineer for AIM Consulting Group, and a former software engineer for Google.

He spent more than a year as a software developer for Amazon and was a developer for Boeing Company.

David earned a Bachelor’s degree in Discrete Mathematics from the University of Washington.

Thai Nguyen - Software Developer

Before joining Senclo, Thai served as a software developer for Comtech telecommunications company.

In addition, he served as a test engineer intern for Alstom Grid, a company focused on the transportation industry.

Thai earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Washington.