Kickstarter Success Wearhaus Secures $4M in Series A Funding Round

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A little over two years after securing $247,379 on Kickstarter for its flagship product, Wearhaus Arc wireless headphones, San Francisco-based Wearhaus announced it raised $4 million during a Series A funding round.

Wearhaus ArcThe company stated its Wearhaus Arc is a Bluetooth headset to allows friends listen to music or watch video together, wirelessly and in perfect sync, with just a tap. It was noted that the headphones use Wireless Audio Sharing to connect two headsets together through its companion app or using gesture-based controls embedded on the right ear cup of the Arc. Users also wirelessly control volume, pause, play, and skip songs with simple swipes and taps on the headset.

Other features include:

  • 40mm dual diaphragm drivers
  • Smooth 20Hx to 20kHz frequency response
  • Passive noise isolation
  • Built-in microphone
  • 30m syncing range
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX Codec
  • 16 hours individual playback – 10 hours while sharing
  • Leather ear cushions with memory foam cushioning
  • USB charging and 3.5mm aux cable

 CEO of Wearhaus, Richie Zeng, previously stated:

Wearhaus 3“Throughout the development process, our users played a huge part in telling us what they really want in their headphones. Just like your musical taste, the headphones you wear should be an expression of your style and personality.”

Speaking about the company’s progress, Zeng shared:

“One of our core missions at Wearhaus is to provide such a high quality, comfortable listening experience that you never need or want to take your headphones off. The only problem is that all headphones are, by design, isolating – you tune out the world, but you also tune out your friends. There is no good way to share what you are listening to while maintaining that great personal experience. We’ve all had moments, whether sitting in a coffee shop listening to music or watching a movie on an airplane, where we want to share what we are listening to with friends.”

Wearhaus’ Series A funding round was led by Tellus International, with participation from Xiaoxiang Capital and China Southern Media. The funds will be used to accelerate production to allow for immediate fulfillment of individual sales and large, soon to be announced retail orders.

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