Carl Pei, the co-founder of One Plus, has opened a new “London-based consumer technology company” called ‘Nothing’. This company, backed by renowned investors that go by the likes of Tony Fadell (iPod inventor), Steve Huffman (Reddit CEO), Kevin Lin (Twitch co-founder), and YouTuber Casey Neistat, aims at releasing its first smart device in the first half of 2021.
Nothing reported today that they will open up for its community to put resources into the organization through a community equity funding round.
Nothing will permit its community to contribute an aggregate of $1.5 million at a similar valuation as their Series A financing with GV, or simply Google Ventures.
Carl Pei, CEO, and Co-founder of Nothing said that they need the organization’s Community to be important for their excursion from the very beginning and assume a functioning part in it. As a component of this interaction, they’ll additionally be choosing a community member for their directorate, so that they’re constantly held under control, and helped to remember what clients need.
Following this community financing round, financial backers will approach Nothing’s private community through which, the organization claims they will get selective advantages and bits of knowledge into the organization. From that point, the organization additionally plans to choose a community board member to address the local area in executive gatherings. More subtleties will be shared once the mission goes live.
Nothing is yet to declare its first product, however, Carl Pei and Co. are now creating a great deal of promotion in the manner they are approaching forming the new venture.
Pei had affirmed that Nothing’s first product will be a couple of TWS earbuds, set to dispatch at some point this mid-year, however, no further subtleties were shared. Going ahead Nothing is hoping to dispatch a set-up of associated gadgets that can converse with one another. The notions appear to be very in a state of harmony with what Andy Rubin’s start-up Essential was attempting to do as of late, before throwing in the towel.
Carl Pei took his time off from OnePlus to focus on other things of importance like his family and personal growth as according to him the company had been his sole focus for the seven years he worked for it. He assumed an instrumental part in planning the OnePlus cell phone setup throughout the long term, and how the organization advertised them and itself.