Lifestyle Brand for Gamers Razer Acquires Kickstarter Success & Robin Smartphone Creator Nextbit

Lifestyle brand for gamers, Razer, announced on Monday it acquired Kickstarter alum, Nextbit. The company is known for securing over $1.3 million through the crowdfunding giant’s platform for smartphone, Robin.

Sharing details about the acquisition, Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan, stated:

“Nextbit is one of the most exciting companies in the mobile space. Razer has a track record of disrupting industries where our technology and ability to design and innovate have allowed us to dominate categories with longstanding incumbents, such as the peripherals and laptop categories. With the talent that Nextbit brings to Razer, we look forward to unleashing more disruption and growing our business in new areas.”

Tom Moss, Nextbit Systems Inc. Co-Founder and CEO, commented:

“In order to reach a wider audience and continue our mission, we decided to join with a larger brand. We’re lucky to have found a company in Razer that shares our value of pushing the boundaries of what our devices can do.”

Razer went on to add that Nextbit will operate as a standalone business unit under its own management and apart from the ongoing business of its parent company. Furthermore, the company will continue with product support and software updates for its Robin smartphone.


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