Fastest Campaign Ever on Kickstarter to Raise Goal of $250,000.
Mobile personal Theater “Glyph” recently went over the $1 million mark crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Currently this project is the most funded / active campaign on the platform just ahead of RPG Kingdom Come Deliverance. The product by Ann Arbor, Michigan based Avegant has received rave reviews and some have called it a “game changer” in the field of video/audio. Glyph doubled their $250,000 in just 48 hours on the crowdfunding platform. Glyph stands as the fastest campaign ever to raise a goal of $250,000. The product generated significant interest at CES 2014 this year and let it be known they were heading to Kickstarter where some predicted Glyph could be a big technology hit for 2014.
Somewhat similar to the Oculus Rift which raised over $2.4 million on Kickstarter, Avegant Glyph generates a big screen experience with their headset by using unique personal display technology. Called “Virtual Retinal Display” the device uses one million micro mirrors for each eye to reflect a vivid, lifelike image directly onto your retina. The picture is not supposed to fatigue your eyes and supposedly is a more natural experience for viewing.
So far over 2300 backers have supported the product with most contributing to the reward at $499 where you will receive a beta version of the product scheduled for shipping in December 2014.
Avegant’s CEO, Edward Tang, was recently was interviewed on CNBC as part of the channels “Disruptors” segments which aided in generating broader support. The company is also scheduling Road Shows to promote their product around the country and are updating their forums to capture engagement from their growing number of supporters. Avegant recently held a Reddit AMA that demonstrated the popularity for the concept.
The largest crowdfunding campaign ever on Kickstarter was the Pebble smartwatch that raised over $10 million. While is does not appear that Glyph will quite reach those heights – the mobile display has the potential to be one of the break-out crowdfunding campaigns of 2014.
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