Time to start getting Angee ready for serial production!
Hi everyone! Sorry we didn’t get this update out sooner, things have been really busy on our end, especially as we’re planning another trip to Shenzhen, China. More on that below.
The Kickstarter campaign came to a close November 15th. What a ride! We finished with $531,107 from 1,512 backers — over 200% of our goal. Thank you so much for all of your support! As you can see in the photo below, your names have taken over our office!
Thanks to you, Angee is getting ready to multiply. We can’t wait to get her into your homes next year! And for those of you who didn’t get a chance to order Angee, or if you want to recommend it to your friends or family, fear not! You canpre-orderAngee (at a great early adopter discount) on Indiegogo.
Even when Angee was just an idea, we were fascinated by the manufacturing process. While designing the product, from the housing to the electronics, we have always kept the feasibility of manufacturing at the forefront of our mind. “Can this be made at scale efficiently?” was a question we asked ourselves a lot.
Once we reached our goal, we began narrowing our list of approximately 150 factories to find the right one. To shorten the list we took our first trip to Shenzhen and of course requested price quotations for production of various parts, but more importantly we discussed the manufacturing methods with a single goal in mind: making Angee special.
Next Monday we are traveling to Shenzhen again, this time for two weeks to meet with the top engineers of a handful of factories and find the right fit for us. We’ll let you know how it goes!
We will keep you posted with monthly updates on our progress. Thanks again and talk soon!