Founder of @b8ta. Ex-Nest engineer/Origami founder (YC S11).
There’s no doubt that Tony Fadell and Nest are under an immense amount of pressure right now from the media. Fast Company and Business Insider both just wrote reports on a toxic, troubled culture at Nest.
I founded b8ta with a simple goal in mind: Create a physical space where people can try the best new technology products out of the box. No packaging — just products.
Before opening a store was even a thought in the back of my mind, I found myself bored by the product…