Remarkable achievement for an Indian Startup, Fin which featured on the TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield. Fin is one of the first Indian Startups to choose crowd funding through an international platform Indiegogo, crowd funding platform to raise money and raised the targeted $100,000 Goal with 5 days left to close the funding. This is really an inspiration to the entire startup ecosystem in India. Funding duration is from January 08, 2014 to February 22, 2014. Fin is one of the TOP 15 Startups in the world in TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield 2014 during CES2014 at Las Vegas.
Fin is a tiny hardware product that you can wear on your thumb as a ring and it will make your whole palm as a gesture interface. Fin can uniquely recognize each segments of the fingers and can convert your palm into a numeric keypad. Fin is a Bluetooth enabled device that we can connect to three different digital world gadgets like Smartphones, Smart TVs, Automobiles, and Home automation devices providing multiple device compatibility. Fin reads different gestures from your palm and its corresponding values control connected devices. It uses smart Low Energy Technology such as Bluetooth for Communication with connected devices.
Fin is developed by RHL Vision Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a group of passionate individuals incubated at Startup Village, Cochin, Kerala, who dream of a world where technology runs in the palm of your hand. Having a passion to change the way humans interact with technology, long hours of brainstorming led RHL Vision Technologies to come up with the Fin, ”Wear the World”. A small wearable ring by which you can control your entire digital world.
Rohildev, Founder/CEO of RHL vision is the youngest speaker at the Mobile World Congress to be held at Barcelona from Feb, 24-27, 2014 which will be attended by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and other leaders in the technology industry.
You can find Fin campaign in Indiegogo.
Fin, is one of the few hardware startups from India which has featured globally and TechCrunch competition has exposed them to a wider audience. This proves that the success has no limits.
Lessons learnt from Fin Success
Be passionate about what you do – Fin story has proved that if you have the passion and the courage to change things, you can even climb the Mount Everest!
Be Patient – Patience and perseverance are inevitable for success.
Bounce Back – I am sure that Fin has met with failures and they bounced back from all these hiccups successfully.
Innovation – The thrive for being innovative resulted in a great product like Fin. You need to be innovative to overcome competition. This will help you and your product to stand out.
Fin story is motivating for the entire startups in India. But still they have not reached the target.Developing the product is equally or much more important than raising funds. Once you have the funds in place, you can focus on the product development. The roadmap of Fin envisions the shipping of first developed FIN by July.
Kudos Team FIN. Still a long way to go and as an Indian, I am proud that we are making our mark in the Technology Innovation and Development.
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