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Meet The 25-year Old Who Raised Over 8 million on Kickstarter

Posted: 05/07/2012 6:51 pm

Meet Pebble Founder Eric Migicovsky, the 25-year old behind Kickstarter's largest campaign ever. According to Eric, Pebble, which has raised nearly 9 million dollars and counting, is THE watch of the 21st century, allowing it to connect to your iPhone as well as download different apps and watch interfaces.

What made you realize that the Pebble watch would be something people want?
"At the end of the day.... make something people want. Before we launched our Kickstarter, we actually emailed the product to all my friends, my parents, my relatives and they all really like what we were making, so we had a pretty good feeling."

What advantage did going on Kickstarter give you?

"Kickstarter is really cool because basically you can chat with the community, talk directly to the customer and find out what they want, what they are thinking, and impress them."

 

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