Jamstik+ Raises $250,000 on Kickstarter in just under a week!
If you haven't heard, we decided to go to crowdfunding to launch our latest project, the jamstik+.
We've seen an overwhelming amount of support so far, and are happy to have surpassed our goal by over 500% in just the first week. We've been privileged to receive a STAFF PICK by Kickstarter, so a big thanks to them for helping us increase the visibility of our project! Thanks so much to everyone who has pledged so far! We wanted to provide a quick overview of the project, and tell why we're back utilizing crowdfunding to make it happen.
In short, we knew we had a bigger story to tell; the idea of bringing music into more people's lives is what drives us at the core. The Kickstarter platform provides an audience of early adopters, influencers, and future-thinking folks and it's been amazing how receptive this community has been so far. We're happy to see it grow! We're also so excited to be able to offer a discounted price to our community who has been with us all along. The second main reason is it allows us to give back. We've pledged to donate one jamstik for every 15 jamstik+ backers to music education and music therapy. Backers have made it possible for us to donate over 65 jamstiks already through our amazing partners.
Thanks to everyone who has participated so far. If you want to help us share the story, there is still over a month left of the campaign, and plenty of jamstiks for education ready to be sent out! Here's a quick overview of the campaign for those who haven't heard yet:
- Jamstik is a digital SmartGuitar with real strings and real frets. It connects wirelessly to iPad®/iPhone®/Mac® and works with a multitude of apps for beginners and pros alike.
- The Jamstik+ is the next iteration of our portable instrument with major improvements to accessibility and playability via BLE connectivity and an integrated magnetic pickup.
- The Product is nearly finished, (shipping in June) but it’s just part of the vision. The rest of the story is written by you, the aspiring musicians, the experimental guitarists, and what you do with it.
- Crowdfunding quite simply allows us to make the experience better by bringing us closer to you and you closer to the product, while inviting new members into our community.
- Our Commitment is to provide the best tools in both hardware and software, while participating in an open conversation and shared vision of future music creation technology. Your pledge makes it possible for us to do just that.
We couldn't be more excited to be bringing this product to the world in just a few short months, and with the success of Kickstarter, we're going to bring it better than ever with more support along the way!
-Matt & the Jamstik Team