Racers use crowdfunding to develop data device

race capture proLYNNWOOD — When we first met the brains behind Autosport Labs in late 2010, racer Brent Picasso was working on the first version of a data-acquisition system, the company’s next product for budget-minded racers.

Autosport Labs, with Picasso, his wife, Kelley, and business partner Scott Miller, had already developed Megajolt Lite Jr., a programmable electronic ignition module that sold to more than 2,500 auto enthusiast customers around the world.

… With Facebook and Twitter, momentum grew as the Race Capture Pro Kickstarter campaign kickoff neared.

Then, nothing. Kickstarter told the Picassos and Miller that it doesn’t allow funding for automotive products.

“That was disappointing,” Miller said.

But Indiegogo offered no such restriction.

Read more at The Herald Business Journal


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