Wireless HDMI Device Stands at Over $1.1 Million in Final Hours of Campaign.
As of this morning Copenhagen, Denmark based Airtame has raised $1,143,668 which is more than 7 times their initial crowdfunding goal of $160,000. Over 11,000 backers from more than 80 different countries contributed to this campaign on Indiegogo during the past 60 days. Almost $700k has been raised in the past 2 weeks alone. Airtame is the 7th most successfully funded campaign on Indiegogo to date and may move up in the final hours.
“Since we reached our funding goal after just 12 days, we have added some cool and demanded stretch goals. It’s just good crowdfunding style. We get more, you get more.” says Jonas Gyalokay, CEO of Airtame.
Each stretch goal set by the Airtame team has been met. The additions to the product facilitated by reaching these goals include:
- 1. An updated product design
- 2. Official firmware to the Raspberry Pi
- 3. USB support
- 4. Dual core processor
- 5. Dual band Wi-Fi
- 6. Apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone
Airtame recently captured a very prestigious accolade at International CES in Las Vegas where they were recognized as with the Best Startup Award 2014. This is an impressive recognition in light of the overwhelming amount of competition at the annual tech fest.
“After coming home with the Best Startup Award from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, we were really motivated to go out there and really see what could be achieved” says Jonas Gyalokay, CEO of Airtame. He continues “That is why we have set the ultimate goal in wireless HDMI – tablet and mobile support across all of the major platforms, which has been the most demanded extension to our technology – by far.”!
Using crowdfunding was not only the way that the small company raised funding but many features of Airtame have been crowdsourced from their backers.
“When you get into the mindset of being able to listen to your customer in real time from the very start, it allows you to make informed and rational decisions very quickly” says Brian Kyed, CMO of Airtame
“With a large number of users across the globe, it was a frequently requested item in the user forums and a natural evolution to our portfolio of supported platforms” says Attila Sukosd, CTO of AIRTAME. He continues “Now we will be able to support the three biggest platforms for computers, smartphones and tablets.”!
Airtame is still live at Indiegogo for a few more hours. The campaign will end January 20th, 2014 at 11:59pm PT.
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