In the summer of 2017, when Dan Webb was in high school, he received a nasty letter from the homeowner’s association telling him to take down the tomato plants in his backyard. A frustrated Webb didn’t want to give up gardening, which had helped him cope with his depression. So, Dan propped up a tent in his living room and set up his plants there.

The only problem was, Webb didn’t want to pay hundreds of dollars for an LED light fixture. As the true designer and tinkerer he was, Dan paired with his soon-to-be startup co-founder Stelios (“Steve”) Vailakakis and created a cheaper alternative to a pre-assembled model by assembling individual off-the-shelf components into a kit.

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