We’re designers and engineers who have been working together for years. We strive to create easy to use, high-quality products that make life better. We also like camping. This is three (out of five) of us at Yosemite.

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Why did you start this company?

We started Mendel Sensors after learning from our experience building Rapid LED, a manufacturer of LED and DIY LED parts for a variety of industries including aquariums, laboratories and indoor farmers. We quickly realized that horticulture was where we wanted to focus our efforts and felt there was a lack of efficient tools being provided to the grower to understand what made their grows successful or not. We want to make it easy for anyone to learn and get more consistent results in their growing via data and beautiful apps whether they are in a greenhouse or at home, doing it for fun or for commercial purposes.

Why name it Mendel?

We named our company after Gregor Mendel, the Father of Genetics. He’s the guy that discovered how plants and animals (humans too!) inherit traits through breeding. All the hybrids you see now in crops owe a nod to the experiments that he conducted back in the mid-1800’s.

How do you pronounce Mendel?

Men-dell? Men-dull? Men-dle? Men-dil? We’ve heard it all and everyone says it differently. We mostly say Mendle, like Candle. Technically it’s mĕn′dl :)

What's going on with the logo?

Through Gregor Mendel’s research on over 10,000 pea plants modern day genetics was born. Our logo is both a tip of the hat to the pea experiments that Gregor Mendel is most famous for, as well as the rising of the sun.

What is your connection to RapidLED?

The same co-founders of RapidLED are also on the founding team of Mendel Science. Mike and Eric are involved in the day-to-day operations of Mendel and play a hands-on role in customer service, product development, and all aspects of the business.