Pilgrim Beart has a passion to change the world for the better. He has over 30 years’ experience leading innovation in ground breaking, high-technology companies, five of which he has co-founded. Most notable of these was AlertMe, which was eventually sold to British Gas and became Hive, one of the most widely sold consumer smart thermostats.
After a degree in Computer Engineering, Pilgrim designed innovative computer systems at start-ups in Cambridge and Oxford, then for six years led technology teams in three start-ups in Silicon Valley.
In 1998 he headed back to his home town of Cambridge, UK where over the past 17+ years he has co-founded five companies: activeRF (indoor location systems), antenova (multi-band smartphone antenna systems), Splashpower (wireless charging) and DevicePilot (IoT device management). Pilgrim is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Cambridge University Computer Laboratory.