Canadian Entrepreneur's Startup Now at $2 Million Pledged in Just Two Days on Kickstarter

by Knowlton Thomas | Startups

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.

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Allerta is a brand new consumer electronics design firm, focused solely on creating cutting edge mobile accessories that mesh perfectly with smartphones and a mobile lifestyle. Allerta recognizes the emerging prominence of smartphones, specifically as an increasingly common, portable gateway to the internet and aims to design useful products that leverage this ‘always-on’ connection. Allerta’s... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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