About

Hero Labs believes in solving real-life problems. Our products and services enhance people’s lives with truly smart technology.

Hero Labs’ founder Krystian Zajac spent ten years creating bespoke technology for some of the wealthiest and most demanding clients in the world. It gave him the opportunity to experiment with radical technologies that were often years ahead of the curve.

In Jan 2016 he co-founded the multi-award-winning Insurtech Neos, the UK’s first insurer to leverage the power of the connected home. He exited Neos to Aviva in Nov 2018.

In 2019 Hero Labs will be releasing Sonic into the UK and global markets, addressing the costly escape of water claim type for the insurance industry (current cost to the industry is an average of £1.8 million per day in the UK alone)

Sonic by Hero Labs is the smartest leak defender ever designed. Sonic is AI-powered, combining HD Ultrasonic flow, pressure and temperature sensors with an automatic water shutoff valve

The Hero Labs leadership team are:

KRYSTIAN ZAJAC
KRYSTIAN ZAJAC
CEO & Founder

Krystian is a serial entrepreneur specialising in transformative smart home and IoT insurtech products. His ventures have won dozens of awards, been featured across tier-one media and recognised as some of the most disruptive companies in the world. Following the success of multiaward-winning insurtech start-up Neos, Krystian decided to spin off Hero Labs as a specialist hardware and software lab dedicated to developing products and services that solve real-life problems, protecting people and property from harm.

DANIEL KNIGHT
DANIEL KNIGHT
CTO

Daniel is a young tech star generally regarded as a world-class smart home expert. He brings experience from some of the world’s leading tech brands to his role overseeing the technical development cycle, including Samsung SmartThings, z-wave giant Fibaro and award-winning Insurtech Neos.

HAMISH NEALE
HAMISH NEALE
Commercial Director

Hamish is an outstanding Sales and Commercial Director with a 20-year track record of international success. He has held senior roles within the commercial arms of some of the most influential and innovative brands in home technology including Control4, Crestron and Barco Residential. An industry champion for smart home technology on the world stage, he has sat as a Global CEDIA Board Director and key member of their Strategy Advisory Council.

MARCIN BYCZUK, PhD
MARCIN BYCZUK, PhD
Head of Hardware Engineering

Marcin is an expert hardware and software engineer with extensive experience in successfully bringing technology products to market, from rapid prototyping and certification through to full-scale commercial manufacture. Marcin has lead research at the esteemed Technical University of Lodz and has a slew of awards and peerreviewed publications to his name. He oversees the technical development cycle for Hero Labs products.

WILL BROCKLEBANK
WILL BROCKLEBANK
Investor Director

Will is a serial entrepreneur who has 20 years’ experience of raising and investing capital. Most recently Will founded Shepherd, which uses data to provide risk analytics to improve the efficiency and performance of built environment assets. In the past Will has been an investment manager for specialist US equities firm, Findlay Park, and has raised capital from leading VCs and angel investors. He has been an expert speaker at Smart Buildings, Insurance Tech and Automation conferences and has been a Board Director, Governance Committee member and specialist adviser to two major global trade bodies. He is an alumnus of the Goldman Sachs 10kSB programme and Edinburgh University.