Grishin Robotics announces investments in Boombotix, a developer of wireless wearable digital multimedia devices, including support for Siri. The company plans integrating its products with innovative human-machine interfaces. The total size of the round amounted to $ 4 million. Note that Grishin Robotics based Dmitry Grishin, co-founder and General Director Mail.Ru Group.
BoomBot REX Among co-investors Grishin Robotics funds Social + Capital (investor in Yammer, Box and SurveyMonkey) and Baseline Ventures is an investor in Twitter, Instagram and Path), and David Dolby, member of the Board of Directors Dolby Labs, Creator of the famous sound processing systems.
The first products Boombotix – portable wireless speakers and associated mobile app. Feature of the company’s developments is that they focus on sportsmen and people leading an active lifestyle. The device is protected from rain and snow, have high capacity rechargeable batteries and so on. In addition, the products integrated application Siri, and advanced noise-cancelling technology enables to use them as a speaker intercom communication for telephone conversations. Boombotix plans to spend the borrowed funds for the launch of new wireless multimedia devices – also ultra-portable, but with much more focus on online and software components. Gadgets second generation must be on the market later this year. In addition, the company plans to integration in the device of some innovative human-machine interfaces.