Yesterday, Crowdfund Insider published an article on the Jibo (since removed), a home robot that raised funding on Indiegogo back in 2014. A Jibo imposter page was posted on Indiegogo and was subsequently pulled by the crowdfunding platform’s Trust and Customer Happiness team.
In error, an article referencing the imposter campaign was posted but Jibo quickly corrected us that their campaign page remains live. Supporters are still able to review the original offer and comment on the project, but Jibo has migrated most of the communication to their own site. Jibo explained that another party launched an Indiegogo page imitating the original Jibo campaign, and they were working with Indiegogo to make certain customers were not directed to the now defunct page.
Jibo assured us that, while shipping has been delayed, they continue to move forward with delivery to their supporters. A Jibo program update was shared via a video (below) earlier this year. Jibo told Crowdfund Insider that shipping of the family robots for pre-order customers is expected to begin this October.
While some backers have remained steadfast in their support to the Jibo concept others, have become disgruntled with the slow progress. Jibo is not alone in late delivery as many, if not most, rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns deliver late.
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