It’s been our busiest month so far! Get comfortable, grab a glass of red and prepare yourself for our Feb update!
Cocoon raises seed funding!
Cocoon has secured a significant round of seed investment from Breed Reply, the Internet of Things (IoT) focussed corporate venture arm of Milan listed Reply Group (REY.MI). The funding will help us further expand our team and development efforts in the run up to our Dec 2015 shipment to early Indiegogo supporters.
As many of our early supporters are aware, we are saving all funds raised during our successful Indiegogo campaign for the material production of Cocoon. Activity outside of that has and will continue to be funded privately. The investment from our friends at Breed Reply is further proof of our commitment to our earliest supporters.
Development progress update
Acoustic tuning: The internal structure of Cocoon influences the sound quality and volume produced by our speaker. We’ve been busy testing a number of different internal drivers and have been testing different internal designs to achieve the greatest sound output for the siren.
Material challenges: As well as looking good, Cocoon’s front cover allows light (visible & infrared) and body heat through to the camera/PIR for recording and motion detection during the day and night. There are no common plastics/polymers that fits the bill, so we are are currently prototyping a solution using several different materials.
Cable Entry: To improve the stability of the Cocoon device and to make the power cable more accessible we have created an opening in the rear of the base unit. This will allow the power cable to be securely positioned at the bottom of the device and to position Cocoon at the angle you prefer.
Pitching with the Prime Minister
After being named as one of the UK’s “most exciting” digital start-ups we sent Sanjay to pitch Cocoon at No.10 Downing Street, home of the UK Prime Minister.
Growing team Cocoon
Since the beginning of the year our founding team have been busy bringing a team of people who love developing innovative products that delight real people.
We’re pleased to welcome six new members of the Cocoon team this month. Say hello to Mark, Kimberley, Rob, John, Paul, Will and Matt!
– Team Cocoon