Paris, France – After a whirlwind Indiegogo campaign that reached its $100,000 funding goal in less than a day, BUDDY, the adorable companion robot developed by Blue Frog Robotics, has seen much of the world. Meeting consumers, investors and the media, the BUDDY campaign closed with more than $618,000 raised.
“This is just the beginning” says Rodolphe Hasselvander, CEO and co-founder of Blue Frog Robotics and the inventor of BUDDY. “The successful Indiegogo campaign has validated BUDDY , and that’s exciting news for us and for our many contributors to whom we are so grateful for getting this project off to a fast start. . We learned so much from the recent global tour where BUDDY was met with universal enthusiasm. Now it’s time to take what we learned and continue to evolve BUDDY into a world-class, affordable and useful companion robot.”
Blue Frog Robotics recently opened offices in Boston, Mass., ground central for robotics in the US, and in San Francisco, Calif.
Anyone who missed out on the discount opportunity through the Indiegogo campaign will have an opportunity to purchase BUDDY at the retail price from Blue Frog Robotics in 2016.
Notes to editor:
Amount sought: $100,000
Amount raised (to date): $618,000
Duration: 35 days + 25 additional days due to demand
BUDDY is being developed by Blue Frog Robotics, a French robotics company founded by Rodolphe Hasselvander who is available for interviews.
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