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Put the Insta back into Instagram! Bring Spontaneity back into photography. Citograph 35mm
Put the Insta back into Instagram! Bring Spontaneity back into photography. Citograph 35mm
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sad news

Posted by Benedikt Hartmann (Creator)

Dear friends,

we have a rather sad message for you today. A few weeks ago, our main investor Stefan Immes and CEO of Net SE had a serious traffic accident, which he barely survived. Although we have been able to talk to him and although, for a very short time of the day he has become the astute, humorous and positive entrepreneur we know, it is now clear that due to the severity of the injuries he will not be able to continue running the company in the foreseeable future.

For a team as small as ours, this entails a large number of changes. Currently, we are in the process of reorganization and are trying to establish a working system as no successor regulation can yet be found for the Net SE Group. For this reason, we are currently undergoing a restructuring process with an as yet unknown outcome for the individual divisions, such as CP Görz.

Especially as far as Crowdfunding is concerned, we think that we will need until the end of October to be able to share our conclusions on how to proceed. One of the top priorities of our Crowdfunding team is, of course, to deliver the orders we receive as promised. However, we ask for your understanding that, for legal reasons alone, we cannot make any faster decisions without having reorganized the company.

For technical questions, our support team is of course still available, but we can only make limited forecasts about the development progress of our projects.

We are honestly touched and the shock still sits deep. We are also extremely sorry that we are not able to spread better and more positive news at the moment, but we are working very hard to change this at short notice.

Yours sincerely, Net SE Crowdfunding team


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    1. Bill Gimbel

      Also search "oprema" - same exact "sad news" update on that lens from "another group" in Atlanta, GA.

      This is beginning to smell very bad!!!

    2. Bill Gimbel

      Search on Kickstarter for "emil busch" - supposedly from a different creator in Atlanta, GA. You will find another lens project with this identical update - "sad news".

      I suppose that they may also have had the same investor, but really???

      Two different teams unable to proceed with a project due to an investor accident. Are they even trying, or is this all simply a scam?

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      Eberth on

      This was my first contact with a kickstarter projekt and it will certainly be my last! I think, my money is gone!

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      Feras Khatib on

      I fully echo Cristina's comments. My lenses were supposed to be delivered already 7-8 months ago.

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      Cristina St. Germain on

      So what does that mean for the lenses that are still waiting? We are still waiting? What percentage of lenses have been delivered already - how far along your delivery list are you? Its been OVER A YEAR with continual "something came up" stories but nothing concrete and nothing concerning when my lens is coming in the mail. While my condolences are with Mr. Immes and the company, as a customer - I would like more than just PR "buy more time" excuses - I would like a concrete answer please.