Record Shattering: Pebble Now Doubles the Second Most Funded Kickstarter Campaign Ever

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With nearly three weeks left to go, Pebble keeps on rolling. Now with an incredible 48,000 backers, the Canadian-born Pebble smartwatch has raised a staggering $7.2 million—more than double the previous record for a Kickstarter campaign. Can Waterloo's Allerta raise a legendary $10 million from an online crowdsourcing site? If it can, the Canadian startup will set a new precedent for how companies generate funds.

To recap Pebble's amazing run: with a goal of raising $100,000—a sizeable amount by Kickstarter standards—Allerta's smartwatch project garnered an insane $1 million during its first day. It later went on to break the Kickstarter record for funding—with weeks still left to go. Now it's blown past $7 million and will be setting a record that will be very, very difficult for any future campaigns to eclipse.

Pebble is a product of Allerta, the Waterloo-born startup founded by Vancouver entrepreneur Eric Migicovsky. It's an iOS- and Android-compatible smartwatch, the evolution of inPulse, a BlackBerry-oritened device.

Company:
Allerta
Website:
http://www.getinpulse.com
Location:
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 first product is the... more


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