Hardware Battlefield 2015
It’s been an prolonged, arduous battle proper right here deep inside the deserts of Las Vegas nevertheless the judges have chosen and we’re capable of rock and roll. We’re pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 Hardware Battlefield in Las Vegas the place 15 excellent firms vied for $50,000 and the coveted Metallic Man statue.
All the Hardware Battlefield firms did an incredible job and the judges have been endlessly impressed. Whether or not or not we’ve been saving fish, fixing swimming swimming pools, or discovering ourselves inside the wilderness, the merchandise have been correctly-designed, usable, and labored utterly in demo. Higher of all, all of our contestants have been able to current their wares on the Sands at CES 2015 and chances are you’ll nonetheless see all of them tomorrow at in Eureka Park at Diploma 2, Sands Expo, Gross sales area 75468.
TechCrunch loves hardware and we’re in quest of cool stuff all yr spherical. Do you have to didn’t make it out to Las Vegas this yr, maintain us posted in your problem. Now, however, let’s have enjoyable the very best 5 startups in our 2015 Hardware Battlefield.
Fogo Digital l http://fogo.io l Tyler Gilbert, Co-Founder & Principal/Electrical Engineer l Dustin Bouch, Co-Founder & Principal/Mechanical Engineer Fogo Digital builds smart associated outdoors units. Our flagship product is the Fogo, a sturdy waterproof smart flashlight with GPS and a digital radio (amongst totally different goodies). It is good for climbing, biking, tenting, looking, climbing, fishing, and all points outside/apocalyptic. Location: Salt Lake Metropolis, UT USA l Date Based mostly: 12/1/2014 l USD Raised: $zero
LookSee Labs Inc. l http://www.lookseelabs.com l Per Ljung, CEO looksee is the next period in fashion and know-how with an on a regular basis-on present wrapped spherical a up to date design bracelet. The battery life is as a lot as two years. Clients can exchange their bracelet’s image from the looksee app to reflect the time, context, style, location or mood of their choice for the final phrase in self-expression. Location: Oakland, CA USA l Date Based mostly: 1/12/2014 l USD Raised: Undisclosed
Peeple l peeple.io l Chris Chuter, Founder & CEO l David Genet, Founder & Chief Designer l Craig Sullender, Founder & CTO Introducing Peeple: the elegant, compact, and easy-to-use caller ID in your entrance door. Peeple is an excellent digital digital camera that attaches to current peepholes and easily connects to deal with Wi-Fi to find out, inform, show, and alert people to any outside presence. Say goodbye to the occasions of worrying about what time the kids acquired residence, if the package deal deal arrived, or if there’s a potential intruder on the rental property. When the house is empty, Peeple is home. Location: Austin, TX USA l Date Based mostly: 9/2014 l USD Raised: $50K
Sutro l http://www.mysutro.com l Ravi Kurani, CEO l Amanda Nagai, COO Sutro is a water testing and information analytics agency. Our first product, the Sutro Pool, is a sensor-pushed, associated, learning gadget to correct-measurement your water chemistry. It automates testing, ships you chemical compounds everytime you need them, and tells you methods and when to handle them – preserving you and your family members protected, and saving you time and cash. Location: San Francisco, CA USA l Date Based mostly: 1/1/2014
Voltera l www.volterainc.com l Alroy Almeida, Co-Founder l James Pickard, Co-Founder l Jesus Zozaya, Co-Founder l Katarina Ilic, Head of R&D The Voltera V-One is a circuit board prototyping printer that allows hardware professionals and hobbyists to cut down their enchancment time from months to days, drastically reducing their time to market. Custom-made circuits, merely press print! Location: Kitchener, ON, Canada l Date Based mostly: 6/06/2013 l USD Raised: $25K