Tagged: tile

Former Microsoft CMO Elisa Steele Joins Tile’s Board of Directors

Tile, the tiny Bluetooth tracker and companion app that keeps users connected to the things that matter to them most, announced on Wednesday former Microsoft CMO and former CEO and president of Jive Software, Elisa Steele has joined its Board of Directors. Steele’s most recently the… Read More

Crowdfunding Success Tile Captures $18M During Series B Funding Round

Tile, the tiny Bluetooth tracker and companion app that keep people connected to the things that matter to them most, announced on Thursday that it has secured $18 million during a Series B funding round, which was led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Tile was one of… Read More

Brief: Tile Set to Hit Best Buy, Lowe’s, Target, & Kenneth Cole Stores Nationwide Mid-November

Tile, the tiny Bluetooth tracker and companion app that keep people connected to the things that matter to them most, today announced in-store availability at major retailers Best Buy, Target, and Kenneth Cole. Tile will also be available at Lowe’s starting in mid-November. Tile kicked… Read More

Tile 2nd Generation Item Finder Goes on Sale in 3300 T-Mobile Stores

Tile, one of the most successful self-crowdfunding hardware campaigns of all time, has announced its 2nd generation product alongside a sizeable roll-out in over 3300 T-Mobile stores. Tile, described as the “worlds largest lost and found”, quickly raised over $2.6 million in a pretail funding… Read More

Tile Gets $3 Million from Khosla Ventures. Tops 2 Million Finder Devices Sold

Crowdfunding success Tile has received a capital infusion from Khosla Ventures in the amount of $3 million. The “Series A extension” comes at a time when the young company reports it has shipped over 2 million devices as it closes in on its 2nd anniversary…. Read More

Already on iOS, Tile “Worlds Largest Lost & Found” Finally Comes to Android

Tile, a small finder device that uses a crowdsourced network of users to help find lost items, has announced the availability of an App for Android devices.  Tile, one of the most successful self crowdfunding campaigns of all time, quickly launched on iOS but has… Read More

Xiaomi, JD.COM, GVV Invest in Misfit, Creator of Activity Tracker Shine

Misfit Shine is a wearable activity tracker that successfully raised funding on Indiegogo in early 2013.  The company went the crowdfunding route not for the money but for the marketing exposure for the sleek device.  The product closed its crowdfunding campaign with just shy of… Read More

Holiday Gift Guide: Jamstik, DSP Enabled Headphones, Tile, Hydroflex Skateboard & Moment Lens

Rewards crowdfunding is a regularly a process where you back a product and then wait for delivery.  Many products deliver rather behind schedule and some unfortunately fail to deliver at all.  Below are several crowdfunded projects that raised funding and are available (or are almost… Read More

Tile + Blunt Means Never Losing Your Umbrella Ever Again.

Super umbrella company Blunt has partnered up with Tile, “worlds largest lost and found”, to deliver the worlds first umbrella that you will never lose.  Blunt makes really tough and cool umbrellas that can stand up to most punishing storms using their “Radial Tensioning System”…. Read More

Brief: Tile Reports Bluetooth Connectivity Issue with iOS Update

Apple has had a few stumbles of late and it appears that a recent update to iOS 8 and the associated Bluetooth issues have hit Tile causing connectivity problems between the App and the Tile finder device.  As a proud owner of multiple Tiles I… Read More

Tile Raises $13 Million in Funding from GGV Capital and Tencent

Described as the worlds largest lost and found, Tile – an item finder device, has received significant funding from two big name investors.  In a public statement, Tile indicated they have closed on $13 million in funding, including $9.5 million Series A from GGV Capital… Read More

Item Finder Review (Video)

There have been many, perhaps dozens, of item finders / device locating products hit the market in the past 2 years.  Part of this craze was driven by the dramatic success of Tile that ran a phenomenally successful self-crowdfunding campaign that proved profound demand for… Read More

Tile, “Worlds Largest Lost & Found” Shipping Now

Tile –  the item finder device –  a product that ran a self-crowdfunding campaign and became one of the trailblazer’s in the new world of hardware startups, is now shipping their product.  In an email to backers Nick Evans, CEO and Co-founder of the young company shared… Read More

Tile “Worlds Largest Lost & Found” Prepares to Ship

One of the largest self-crowdfunding campaigns ever – Tile – has announced they are preparing to ship their finder devices to early backers. The pretail crowdfunding campaign launched back in 2013 and blew past their initial $20,000 goal within minutes of launching.  The campaign closed at over $2.6 million…. Read More

Wareness: The Masters of Hardware Crowdfunding

Wareness.io is a studio division of VSC, a global PR firm based in San Francisco.  Wareness came about as a type of epiphany on the power of crowdfunding in creating a successful hardware product. Founded by Vijay Chattha, VSC (or Visibility, Strategy, Creativity) is one… Read More

Was Kickstarter Right To Turn Down Apigy & Lockitron?

Y Combinator-backed Apigy created Lockitron just as the connected home movement was really taking off. The company promised some pretty slick features. The device integrated with your home’s deadbolt and promised to allow things like remote unlocking from a smartphone. It was even said to have… Read More

Marketing Company that Launched Crowdfunding Megahits Coin and Tile Forms New Firm: Wareness.io

Wareness.io Will Focus on Crowdfunding Hardware Startups, May also Provide Up to $6 Million in Investment Capital for Entrepreneurs. Vijay Chattha, the founder of Silicon Valley and New York based marketing firm VSC, has announced the launch of Wareness.io, a new studio division of VSC… Read More

Tile Item Finder Gets Funding from Bessemer After Successful Self Crowdfunding

The Tile item finder, which put a new spin on finding lost items, raised over $2.6 Million doing a Self-Starter crowdfunding campaign becoming the most successful Self-Starter campaign ever.  The company was founded by Nick Evans and Mike Farley in 2012.  Evans had previously worked… Read More

The Woz Pre-Orders Successfully Crowdfunded “Tile Item Finder”

The Tile locator device successfully crowdfunded $2,681,297 using the self crowdfunding application “SelfStarter” becoming the most successfully self crowdfunded campaign ever. The crowdfunding campaign not only raised more than enough funds to fulfill the financing needs of the company but indicated a growing market interest… Read More

Tile Location Device Crowdfunds Using Selfstarter, Puts New Spin on Finding Lost Items

Stealthy Start-up Tile formed only 8 months ago –  but they have already announced a very cool product which has generated a lot of buzz and interest for it’s simplicity, and unique characteristic of leveraging other users to extend the functionality of their device. Lost… Read More