About Us

Acomni, LLC, originated as an algorithm developed at the University of Arizona by Dr. Jonathan Sprinkle. While working with autonomous sensors to reconstruct river currents Dr. Sprinkle realized that river current flows analysis could be applied to HVAC flows throughout a house. After creating the algorithms, Dr. Sprinkle and his team applied for the National Science Foundation I-CORPS competition.After the 8-week development process they presented their commercial value model and was honored as the best team. Upon receiving this validation Acomni was founded and through Tech Launch Arizona, the commercialization body of the University of Arizona, received proof of concept funding to create a functional prototype.

Acomni's pilot device is the Ondo™(“Ondo”): a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat-monitoring device that gathers data about a home’s Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (“HVAC”) cycle use. Using provided utility rates and weather forecasting along with our patent pending behavioral learning algorithm; Ondo is able to learn a home’s heating/cooling requirements and provide electric utility companies with access to the largest consumption of household electricity, the HVAC system.

Manny Teran
Manny has nearly 15 years of direct operating experience in high technology companies, serving in technical, business development, and leadership roles. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in aerospace and mechanical engineering, and he is currently the CEO of Aztera, LLC and managing partner of nascentMD, LLC.

Jonathan Sprinkle
Technical and Strategic Advisor
Jonathan has over 15 years of experience in industrial control technology and embedded and autonomous systems. He received the PhD from Vanderbilt University, served as the Executive Director of the Center for Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems at UC Berkeley, and was Co-Team Leader for the Sydney/Berkeley Driving Team in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge.