We did it! Pigzbe is coming!
Hi everybody! We’re celebrating!
Last week we closed our Kickstarter campaign and with your help we smashed our $50,000 target, raising $107,439!
We wanted to thank you, and 781 other financial education pioneers for helping bring this product to life. From everyone here at Pigzbe HQ, we HEART you!
The main thing to remember is that YOU are going to be among the very first people in the world to get your hands on a fully functioning Pigzbe! OINK!
As you know, Pigzbe is made up of different elements, both digital and physical. While we've been fundraising the team have been making serious progress on all fronts.
>Our family friendly token Wollo is already live! If you a have a Wirex card in Europe you can already spend WLO anywhere that accepts Visa. More info on that here.
>On the device side, we’re already well underway with production of Pigzbe. You can find out more about our design and production journey here, and get regular updates on our progress at our company blog on Medium.
> We've also shown Pigzbe off to industry professionals at some of the world's biggest consumer technology events, and picked up some fantastic media coverage from the BBC, Forbes, Bloomberg, Cool Hunting and many more. Read all about it here.
So what happens next? Here’s a quick update.
As we said in our campaign, we will begin shipping units to our backers in Q2 2019. Here is the full confirmed production timeline:
In the coming weeks we will be reaching out to all backers individually to capture shipping details and ask if you want your Pigzbe in piggy pink or froggy green.
The choice is yours, so keep your eyes peeled for an email from Pigzbe.
We would also love to get your input and feedback on the campaign and better understand how we can refine our messaging ahead of our retail launch later this year – so if you feel inclined to give us a little more feedback, great!
You can also get prompt answers to any questions you might have using the Intercom on our website (just click the popup in the bottom right and someone will get back to you in 24 hours).
Your bank card should have already been charged by Kickstarter. Some backers may also see an authorization payment appear on their statement, but this should disappear after a few days.
If your payment method has failed, Kickstarter will try to process your card again in the next 10 days. Please login to Kickstarter and update your payment method to ensure that you get Pigzbe.
Any questions please feel free to reach out.
The Indiegogo after party
You can still pre-order Pigzbe over on our Indiegogo page right up until our retail launch later this year. Feel free to spread the word to anyone who missed out on the Kickstarter.
Projects we love
We’re huge fans of the amazing Kickstarter community of backers and creators and we wanted to highlight a few of fantastic campaigns that grabbed our attention.
Take a look at these projects we love. Not for you, feel free to skip!
We love Potato Pirates and so will you. Our friends from Codomo have launched their first-ever Kickstarter which was fully funded in 10 hours!
Potato Pirates combines potatoes, programming, and piracy into a carbo-loaded card game perfect for the classroom, family day, or even game night with friends. It teaches anyone age 6 & up, 10 hours’ worth of programming concepts in 30 minutes, all without a computer!
Head over to their Indiegogo campaign page and checkout the tuber-awesome perks. You will not be disappointed!
Hexbot is a versatile all-in-one desktop robot arm with extreme 0.05mm high repeatability that 100% funded in less than 5 minutes! Easily writing, drawing, laser engraving and 3D printing. Bring your ideas to life in just a few drags and clicks. Click to save $310 OFF the MSRP price.
Our friends Sonnet Labs have launched a revolutionary communication device, Sonnet. At $119/pair, it creates an independent network for your smartphones, etc. It uses its own signal to send each other text, voice, images, and all files, thus needs no cell. You can also form your own Sonnet network with your friends which can stretch the range up to 100 km, and share internet connectivity! In a nutshell, whenever and wherever you face a non-existent or unreliable signal, you might want Sonnet. Get Sonnet here.