New Chapter for Earin
As one chapter ends, and a new & exciting one begins, we wanted to give you an update and share some insight on our activities of the past four years as a start-up. Earin was founded with the mission to create true wireless products. During these years, we have been approached by many large corporations but the timing was not right or we did not find the right match.
A week ago, after long and fruitful discussions, we made the decision to become a part of a larger family and accepted the acquisition of iamplus. Both companies share the vision of how the market will evolve and with the combined expertise of our teams, this will enable us to continue to bring innovative products to the market.
As one of the first pioneers in true wireless with the M-1 launch in 2015, we have shown that small teams can lead the way. Having worked at large companies such as Sony and Nokia, we know that headcount does not always equal innovation and instead it can often lead to bureaucracy. We believe that Earin is a perfect example of what passion and determination can create and we have shown that with a small team it is possible to face the challenges of much larger companies with financial power and huge teams. With this, we want to give a thank-you to you - our backers, who believed in our vision and have made this journey possible. We also want to give a special thank you to the Earin team:
- Sebastien, Peter, Kim, Scott, Peder, Fredrik, Jacqueline, Björn, Dick, Ricky, Carina, Emelie and Carl Ståhl (who was as apart of the start-up but unfortunately left us shortly after the Kickstarter campaign ended).
- And all other external partners that have believed in us and shown the same level of passion for making this possible.
We are now entering a new development phase and we are convinced that great things are ahead. With i.am.plus we’ve discovered a global partner who can help us reach customers around the world and share our vision for how to develop more unexpected technology and audio experiences. As we leverage our combined teams and resources, our customers can come to expect first-class, stand-out technology in 2018 and beyond.
As many of you have waited for the M2 release, this acquisition will have some effects on when the product will be made available for different markets. We are still working on the details but we are excited by the possibilities and we are looking forward to working with our new partners as we continue to build great products.
Kiril, Olle and Per