Kegonsa Seed Fund

Idle Free Systems

Founder: Robert Jordan
Inventor: Robert Jordan
Managers: Robert Hopton (CEO), Robert Jordan (CTO)
Industry: Clean Technology, Commercial Trucking and Transport
Established: 2003
Headquarters: Madison, Wisconsin
Website: www.idlefreesystems.com
Description:

Idle Free Systems, Inc. is an innovative provider of the only complete, year-round idle-elimination solutions for trucks.

Idle Free's solutions offer drivers and fleet operators a flexible, cost-effective alternative to discretionary idling without compromising performance, cost savings, driver comfort, or environmental safety.

Investment History:
  • The Kegonsa Seed Fund was the sole seed round investor.
  • Idle Free has closed on a first financing round.

Company Leaders

Robert Jordan founded Idle Free Systems, Inc. and serves as its CTO.

Before founding Idle Free, Robert was a truck driver/owner for 20 years. During that time he was honored as the 2006 "Overdrive" Trucker of the Year, 2004 Gold Medal winner of the Minnesota Inventors Congress, and awarded a U.S. Patent for one of his systems.

As CTO, Robert continues to innovate and develop patented technology for Idle Free.

Robert Hopton is President and CEO of Idle Free Systems, Inc.

Robert has 22 years of general management, business development, and strategic planning experience with companies such as Kraft Foods, CIGNA Healthcare, and Spectrum Brands.

Robert has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.