Wiivv Wearables Inc. Breaks Record as Most Funded 3D Printed Good in Kickstarter History
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Feb. 29, 2016) – Wiivv Wearables Inc., a Vancouver and San Diego-based bionics company that creates custom, 3D printed gear, has successfully completed its first Kickstarter campaign, breaking the record as the most funded 3D printed good in Kickstarter history. Currently in the process of fulfilling orders of its custom, 3D printed insoles to the first wave of backers, Wiivv concluded the campaign having raised 470% of its initial funding goal.
In an exciting build up to its Kickstarter campaign launch, Wiivv was named runner-up at this year’s TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield at CES. This, coupled with the recent Forbes’ 30 Under 30 feature on Wiivv’s co-founders Shamil Hargovan and Louis-Victor Jadavji, helped the company reach its $50,000 funding goal within the first two days of the Kickstarter campaign.
Now available to consumers through Indiegogo, Wiivv’s BASE insoles – captured through 5 photos from a smartphone – have a patent-pending design that ensures biomechanical neutrality to lessen pressure on the forefoot, thereby increasing stability and promoting healthy alignment. By offering a custom fit that is tailored, not only from person to person, but from foot to foot, the insoles are able to follow each person’s unique arch, reducing the foot fatigue that is typically caused by improper support in shoes.
“We are truly honored by the overwhelming positive feedback we’ve received surrounding BASE by Wiivv custom insoles,” said co-founder of Wiivv, Shamil Hargovan. “It’s a great feeling, knowing that we are creating a product that is accessible to the masses on a customized, individual level and we’re excited to share with the world later this year what we have coming next.”
Having sold over 4,000 pairs to 2,750 backers, not only did Wiivv break the record for most funded 3D printed good in crowd funding history, it was also the most funded insole and third most funded product in the footwear category. In addition to support from its Kickstarter backers, Wiivv has received significant social support with a social media following that has increased ten fold in 2016 and over 150 media hits surrounding its Kickstarter campaign.
Wiivv is a bionics company that creates custom, 3D printed gear using body-perfect capture technology, accessible by everyone from a smartphone. Founded in the summer of 2014 by Forbes’ 30 Under 30 recipients Louis-Victor Jadavji and Shamil Hargovan, Wiivv is using the best in computer vision, mechatronics and biomechanics, to promote body alignment and enhance athletic performance starting with its inaugural product line, BASE insoles.
Wiivv’s team is comprised of industry leaders in 3D printing and wearable technologies from companies including Apple®, EA®, HP®, Google®, Nike® and 3D Systems®. Wiivv is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with a research and development / manufacturing facility in San Diego, California.
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