Former Nokia Exec Leads Financing Effort for 3D Printed Braille ‘OwnFone’
December 30, 2014
Personalized mobile phone start-up OwnFone has raised $1.2 million in a round of financing to further develop their simplified line of products.
OwnFoneThe London-based firm made headlines in 2014 by offering a mobile phone which uses Braille and 3D printing to make it simpler for blind people stay in touch. For just over $100, OwnFone sells the simple-to-operate mobile phone which features an abbreviated set of buttons and no screen. The individual buttons can be labeled with names or other presets, and buttons are provided to allow users to dial and hang-up a call.
The financing round, led by former Nokia Mobile board member Nigel Litchfield, London Business Angels, Renaissance Capital Partners, and the Angel CoFund marks the 50th investment for the government-backed investor angel syndicate.
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