Provider of digital LED lighting solutions.

The Story

Ketra was founded in 2009 by Horace Ho and David Knapp, visionary engineers with a history of expertise in connecting the analog and digital worlds. Nav Sooch, former Co-Founder and CEO of Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ: SLAB), joined Horace and David as Ketra’s CEO in 2013, bringing a unique depth of experience scaling high technology businesses to the company. Ketra was started with the vision of bringing innovative and technologically superior products to the LED lighting market, and today they’re achieving that with a proprietary full stack system offering lighting products with tremendous control over color and dimness levels, yielding a “natural light” effect that Stripes believes is unmatched in the market.

Stripes Group was struck by the technology and seamless efficacy of Ketra’s solution, particularly in contrast to other LED alternatives available. Furthermore, Ketra’s remarkable Management Team is very much the type Stripes Group loves to partner with – a potent combination of engineering and business savvy with a strong track record of execution.

Ken Fox has known Nav for several years and as a result, Stripes has had the opportunity to see Ketra grow from its early development stages into where it is today. The Company’s execution during this time has been quite impressive, and Stripes Group feels strongly aligned with the Team’s vision for what Ketra can become. Nav and his team chose to partner with Stripes Group because of our blend of operational and entrepreneurial abilities, our focus on building out a team, and our ability to foster business development opportunities for the Company. Karen Kenworthy sits on the Board of Directors and Ken Fox is a Board Observer.