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Update#30 A Sincere Apology

Posted by Inspero Inc. (Creator)
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Dear Vinci 2.0 Backers 

         We started this campaign over one year ago in Nov. 2017, with an ambitious plan to deliver a standalone smart wearable device that provides smart control to your music and other daily needs. We had developed Vinci 1.5 with significant success. Thereby we believed we were in a good position to move Vinci product to the next stage: make new generation more elegant, smaller and, overall, better. Vinci 2.0 inherits most of its UX functions from 1.5. But all the components inside are different. ICs will be updated. Android system will be updated and optmized for battery life. (Playback is projected to be more than 26 hours, standby will be 9 days) Moreover, we will add hardware voice wakeup IC and bone-conduct microphone to provide excellent performance in all kinds of usage scenarios.

         However, although we have run our design three times over, there’re still a bunch of unfinished tasks: cracks will reveal while wearing on strong necks, AMOLED screen doesn't pass fall-over test, etc. Overall, the final result is that we’ve spent all raised money yet the project is only half-done, maybe even less counting the quality requirements for mass production. We’ve tried our best to push the project forward, been contacting VCs since the beginning of this year. But no one is interested in funding the completion of this project, so development is pretty much stagnant. We are still trying to secure fundings for this project and if we do, we’ll definitely come back and post an update here. However, at this time we think it's our responsibility to admit our failure and inform you of the project status as well.

         There have been discussions, arguments, colleagues left the company with disappointment. Eventually, I’m the one of the only 12 left to post this and I can assure, no one is the winner, no one takes all, at least that’s what I know. It’s hard to face failure, especially those created by yourself, and I’m not going to be pretentious and tell you that you’ll learn from your failure so this might be a good lesson. No, this is not, this is a bad experience, for people who believed in others without knowing their names, who believed that they might change the world a little bit, who believed that things could be done.

         Thank you so much for believing in us. We sincerely apologize for this ending.

Best Regards & Merry Christmas, 

Vinci Team

Ananya Partha, Tu Bui, and 53 more people like this update.

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      Van Hai Huynh about 8 hours ago

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge
      My pledge was: $149,00
      Backer number: 5997

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      Michelle Wilson 2 days ago

      I invoke my rights under kickstarters terms of use:
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      "When a project is successfully completed or funded, the creator must complete the project and fulfill each reward. Once a creator has done so, they've satisfied their obligation to their backers."

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      lynn johnson 2 days ago

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:

      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012

      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."

      I demand a full refund for my pledge

      My pledge was: 249,00$

      Inspero you have to comply with the following as per KS Chapter4:

      they post an update that explains what work has been done, how funds were used, and what prevents them from finishing the project as planned.

      they work diligently and in good faith to bring the project to the best possible conclusion in a timeframe that’s communicated to backers;

      they’re able to demonstrate that they’ve used funds appropriately and made every reasonable effort to complete the project as promised;

      they’ve been honest, and have made no material misrepresentations in their communication to backers.

      they offer to return any remaining funds to backers who have not received their reward (in proportion to the amounts pledged), or else explain how those funds will be used to complete the project in some alternate form.

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      Lucas 3 days ago

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      At this time I demand a full refund.

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      Ranjit Kumar 4 days ago

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      At this time I demand a full refund.

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      Tarun Sharma 6 days ago

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      Mike 6 days ago

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      Katrin Büttner on

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      Gerry Antman on

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      Anthony van Riel on

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
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      Anthony van Riel on

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
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      Emm Otional on

      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
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      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount
      I am a backer!!

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      Shruti Nagani on

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
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      Ram Ramalingam on

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
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      Ioan Caltun
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      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:

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      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."

      I demand an immediate and full refund for my pledge

      I am backer #7530

    17. Rod Dantzler on

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      Radzy Mohd on

      So where is our refund, How you can do this to such a scale!
      Please come up with the refunds.

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
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      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."

      I demand a full refund for my pledge

      I am backer #2148. I paid $89 as a pledge.

    19. Kye Bessant on

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      I am backer #1109

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      Marta Fraga on

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      I demand an immediate and full refund for my pledge
      I am backer #3585 and paid $89 ASAP!

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      Bob Hattori on

      Thank you for updating status. But I do not understand. Is this mean you gave up making Vinci 2.0? Or you still trying hard to make this product happen? Should I wait till you come up with solution? Or should I give up what I payed...

    22. Zahir Khan on

      So where is our refund, How you can do this to such a scale!
      Please come up with the refunds.

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
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      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."

      I demand a full refund for my pledge

      I am backer #4860. I paid $89 as a pledge.

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      Wong Choi Wa on

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:

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      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."

      I demand a full refund for my pledge

      I am backer #3211

    24. Dean Smith
      Superbacker
      on

      Just received a $249.00 credit from US BANK Master Card TODAY! They are contacting Mr. Wei Wu the president.

      BAMMMMM choke on it you thief.

      Backers, CALL YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY AND DISPUTE ASAP. US Bank Master Card is providing a full credit and pursuing 14 months after I paid this reward!

      Don't wait for Kickstarter they don't care!

      Reply

    25. Dean Smith
      Superbacker
      on

      Hey everyone, we took $885,000 of your hard earned cash and offered nothing in return. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

      Feel free to harass this clown at
      Inspero Inc.
      315 W 36th St
      New York, NY 10018
      Contact: WEI Wu
      Title: President
      Phone: (480) 432-4360

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      Krystyna Smolinski on

      I am in to undertake legal action against Vinci.

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      Luis Angel on

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
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      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge
      I am backer # 6436

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      Michelle Lee on

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:

      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012

      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."

      I demand an immediate and full refund for my pledge
      I AM BACKER 7483 AND PAID $89

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      Ariel D. Crespo Araoz on

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:

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      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."

      I demand an immediate and full refund for my pledge
      I am backer #5.045 and paid $149 ASAP!

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      Adicherla Jayakar on

      Hi Vinci Team,

      It's sad that this happened and no amount of apologies would suffice. The least you could do is to atleast offer Vinci 1.5 as a compensation rather than have our 100$ go bust! I am ready to accept Vinci 1.5 instead... something is better than nothing for the money and more importantly the time and support we invested in your team.

      Jay

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      Giacomo Gnani on

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    32. Tosh on

      Kickstarter, are a company making huge sums of money, and must have insurance in place. If they dont, then they too will suffer in the near future for not placing the consumer first in promoting and benefitting from consumers trust in the brand.

      This is sadly the way some projects have gone. Its time KICKSTARTER took notice and action.

    33. Tosh on

      What a bunch of CUNTS.

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