My name is Dr. Paul McArthur - one of the co-founders of WeTag, and the General Manager. On behalf of the WeTag team, I want to truly thank every single one of you who has supported us and been very patient while we finish the roll out process of the product iFind.
As we hit $500K just now, we will of course implement the stretch goal. A new video will be coming soon. In the case of product development we have a very precise timeline to achieve our fulfillment delivery dates.
Some people have wondered why I do not have a robust presence online. Well, unfortunately, my identity was once stolen. And when that happens, you think twice about posting anything online. I have not even created a LinkedIn profile. So, let me tell you a bit about myself here.
Currently I am working out of Plano, TX. I have been involved in this industry since 1984. After I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Microprocessor Design, I continued my education and obtained my two graduate degrees while I was also working full time as a senior RF design engineer in MRI, at the ripe old age of 28. My Ph.D. also included bipolar IC design at that point, but was more system level, concentrating on RF interactions with the body from consumer product sources. My other degree was medical.
My career path has taken me through some of the best companies in the industry such as Freescale, Philips, Olympus and more. During that time I learned the value of how to take a product from feasibility to mass production. That includes medical devices, consumer products, and Integrated Circuit design. Although a diverse set of skills, it covered all of the aspects of releasing qualified products. I know that all of the real engineers will understand.
I learned a lot of lessons in how to be successful and how to stay ahead of the curve by keeping inventions and product development within the confines of the organization. As much as we would like to divulge the technology, we cannot do so at this time. With patents pending, and confidentiality agreements in various licensing situations, we are in a position to reveal only the items that our legal team advises. We know this has frustrated some of our backers. However, our intention has not been and never will be to hide, lie, cover up, or mislead our customers and the public.
We are so excited that the majority of our backers have been kind, courteous, and most of all generous. We appreciate you and look forward to the exciting months ahead as we begin to prepare for shipping in October.
For those of you who want to communicate directly with me, please contact me through email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We want our last 10 days on Kickstarter to be a good experience for everyone. I will go through each and every one of them and address legitimate, real concerns.