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Patrick BERAUDBy Patrick BERAUD
First created
Patrick BERAUDBy Patrick BERAUD
First created
£3,464
pledged of £25,000pledged of £25,000 goal
111
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, February 17 2015 7:47 PM UTC +00:00

About

Introducing Bemoir

We live in a world where objects are central to the creation and identification of the self.
We live in a world where objects are central to the creation and identification of the self.

Bemoir enables everyday people to tell their story through the eyes of their most cherished possessions. This first of its kind social media platform, enables you to create an avatar (unique digital identity), complete with memories and experiences (video, photos and scent) and embed them (using NFC or QR code) into your chosen item - be that a childhood toy, artwork or family heirloom.

Imagine giving a gift to a loved one, or receiving your great grandmother’s wedding ring. Rather than simply appreciating the item and imagining what she felt on her wedding day, what if she could tell you herself? Imagine allowing these experiences to grow and last forever. Imagine building a rich legacy and passing it on from one generation to the next. Bemoir allows you to do just that.

How Does Bemoir Work?

Come with us, we will show you...

"Though we travel the world over to find something beautiful...

...we must carry it with us, or we find it not." Ralph Waldo Emerson

At Bemoir, we have shared our prototype all over the world, and captured the wonder it has brought to peoples lives. Below we share with you one of those experiences (for privacy reasons the names of characters have been changed).

Hubert's story 

Hubert created avatars (icons representing a particular possession) for almost anything he could get his hands on. The gold necklace that he bought for his wife Barbara's birthday, a baseball card he has kept for years, and being a wine connoisseur - the three most important Gaja wine bottles in his collection. We paid particular attention to the necklace he created for Barbara.

Avatars Home Page
Avatars Home Page

Create an Avatar

Personalise Avatar

Select Memory Type

Record Your Story

Our Story

We were in awe as we watched Hubert's story unfold. In anticipation, we scanned the necklace with our mobile phones, and watched video snippets from not only Hubert, but also their son Max, and Barbara's mother Janette.

Each message was unique, special and personal. And all Janette, (who lives in another country) had to do was connect to Hubert's avatar and add her own video message.

What technology was used to embed the memories into the physical object?

Bemoir Mobile Application

Why should you support Bemoir?

Bemoir is a start up company with BIG ambitions!  

A web platform and mobile app are already on the way, but to keep this momentum going, we need your support.  By supporting us, you shape the future and revolutionise the way we share and keep, our life experiences.

How Will You Use Bemoir?

Bemoir has been created with everyone in mind – whether you're tech savvy or a newbie, a regular social user or private communicator - we’ve made our app safe and user-friendly.

The Boomer: 

The easy to navigate app will allow you to share your most treasured stories with loved ones. Capture a video of your family at a reunion, a happy new year message from your nephew, a recording of your grandson’s first school concert – you can continue to add unique memories for years to come.

The Social:

Share your memories with friends and family online, or via our app – the bemoir interface allows you to easily create avatars to share your experiences. Our platform is interactive, so you can add a message via voice or video and embed it into your item using NFC technology – all done easily from your mobile or tablet device. Further, feel free to connect Bemoir to your existing social media networks.

The Artist: 

Create your own personal signature, and share your art with the world. Use bemoir to learn more about your favourite artist – hear the true meaning behind their creations, direct from the artist themselves. As the artist and avatar owner you can add your own unique stories to your artwork – even once you sell it, you maintain the IP and ownership of the original recordings, they stay with the artwork forever.

Life Is A Series Of Defining Experiences
Life Is A Series Of Defining Experiences

A word from our Founder

During our everyday lives, we experience beautiful moments that makes us stop and wish: “If only there’s a way I can capture this, tag a location or castle, painting or moment, and build a richer history of it and keep it forever.” 

Significant moments are rare and fleeting, and what we do is enable you to record your encounter against these objects, essentially giving you the power to access information about it as well as add another rich layer of your own experiences.

Patrick BERAUD

"Sometimes, you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory."   Dr. Seuss.

The Team Behind Bemoir

Tony Harrington-Jones

Tony CTO for Bemoir , walks his life with tenacity and an infectious smile. He is an energetic and results driven individual with an executive MBA under his belt. Through his experience in creating several companies, qualifying as a Global Chartered Accountant, and a Prince 2 Project Management Practitioner, it’s no surprise that Tony oozes a strong business acumen, methodical and strategic thinking, and a natural ability to lead and develop.

Camilla van Rosendal

Camilla defines the balance between creativity and productivity. As the PR and Communications Manager for Bemoir, she injects her accumulative and broad professional experience into her tasks. Camilla’s experience ranges from Project and Sales, to PR and Communications Management, both within profit and not for profit sectors, and all with an underlying focus on the creative industries. She is both entrepreneurial and goal focused, with a strong sense of leadership and if she is not working, you may find her dancing!

Alexandra Nguyen

Alexandra, Business Operations Manager for Bemoir, is the guru of efficiency and productivity. Having several leadership roles in her professional career, Alexandra is a strong strategic thinker. With a focus in Operational and Management Strategy, she has the ability to develop, reinforce and communicate a clear and concise vision. From the start of her career until now, Alexandra has proven time and again that drive and determination is key to success.

Risks and challenges

All start up companies are at risk with certain challenges, with so many great campaigns on Kickstarter our biggest risk would be not getting enough backers. However, we have a huge network of family, friends and bloggers who are ready to start using Bemoir.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.31

    Bemoir Spirited

    A huge thank you directly into your email and free basic access to Bemoir once launched.

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    Bemoir Social

    Receive various Bemoir wallpaper for your desktop and special "thank you" tweet, including everything from Bemoir Spirited

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    Bemoir Creative

    To acknowledge you as a supporter and contributor to this project. Send us two photos each with 140 characters text for our collage of supporters on Bemoir homepage (offensive content will be discarded) and everything from Bemoir Social.

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    Bemoir Proactive

    Limited edition of our digital album. This includes photographs of design artefacts, innovation works from our prototyping workshop. Free 12 month premium access to our advanced features (when launched). Limited edition of Bemoir t-shirt and all of the awesomeness from Bemoir Creative

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    Pledge £250 or more About $327

    Be More

    Customised pack of NFC and QR tags (20 in total) Use them and be the first to create a personal story behind your possessions. Bemoir pen already tagged with a personalised message from the Bemoir team. Your friends can scan the pen and share the experience with you. And everything from Bemoir Proactive.

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    Bemoir Expressive

    Meet the team (London & Australia only). A special icon permanently on your Bemoir profile identifying you as our Platinum backer. Extend your 12 month premium access to 5 of your family or friends. And of course everything from Bemoir Keepture.

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Funding period

- (35 days)