Vancouver-born, University of Waterloo-educated Eric Migicovsky wanted to raise $100,000 for his new Silicon Valley startup, Pebble, in about five weeks through Kickstarter. He got that amount in two hours. In one day, he had raised a million.
And now, we observe that the momentum hasn't slowed: two days in, Pebble has $2 million pledged from more than 14,400 backers—with 35 days left to raise even more.
Pebble is an Android- and iPhone-compatible smartwatch slated to launch this fall. Eric was previously known for Waterloo-based startup Allerta, which made an inPulse watch for the BlackBerry platform.