On a rain drenched summer evening the Cocoon team headed to London from our Leeds HQ to celebrate – after two intense years of hard work Cocoon was officially launching!
The celebrations were at Aviva’s innovation centre, The Garage, and the room fast filled up with familiar faces from Cocoon’s lively community of supporters. There were press, industry experts, investors and, most importantly, some of our very earliest customers who would collect their Cocoon that evening…
Cocoon co-founders, Colin and Sanjay, told the story of Cocoon – described as “smart home security for the XBox generation”. They highlighted the problems it sought to solve, hitting their indiegogo crowdfunding target in just 4 days and the beginning of recognition from the likes of TechCity UK and Gartner. The excitement for the next phase of the journey, bringing Cocoon to the world, was palpable in the room.
John, Co-founder and Head of Software, stepped in to run a live demo of Cocoon’s Subsound technology. Despite the venue being vast and full of people, far from an ideal space for a demonstration when the Cocoon had only had an hour to learn about the room, it went smoothly. We quietly closed doors in neighbouring rooms. This created sounds that were barely audible to the audience but creating a movement of air that was detected by the Cocoon. This was visualised on screens – to cheers and applause – showing the audience how our unique Subsound technology can protect whole homes by detecting motion through walls, not just what’s visible and audible near the device.
Colin later played Father Christmas, giving some of our earliest backers their Cocoons. It was a pleasure to be able to say thank you to each of them in person and to see their excitement in the idea they had backed becoming a reality so they could hold a Cocoon in their hands for the very first time!
A big thank you to all who came to help us celebrate, we hope there will be many more reasons to celebrate in the near future! One last but extra special thank you to our backers and supporters for the trust and patience you’ve shown since we launched on Indiegogo. This is just the beginning and we hope you’ll continue to be a part of our journey – and attend more of our celebrations!
We’re now shipping to our earliest backers around the world and will be updating the blog with more detailed delivery information regularly. We will contact all of our backers prior to shipping their units to confirm delivery information, but encourage anyone who may have changed address to update their details within their Indiegogo profile or to get in touch with us directly.
- We’re shipping to UK customers over the next few weeks and throughout July.
- US, Europe and rest of world customers can expect their Cocoons to be shipped from late July