Good news for Indian startups – Apple co-founder backs, a Bangalore startup


Crowdfunding is reaching new heights. It is the most easy way to raise fund if you idea is good.

A good news is coming from a Bangalore based startup Connovate Technology. Apple co-founder Steve invested $100 in Gecko a product developed by Connovate.

Connovate has started a campaign on for crowd funding. The campaign was started on 11 Sept. 2013 with a goal of $50,000, according to the latest update it has raised $15,484 in 9 days and 36 days are still remaining for the campaign.

Indiegogo is a crowdfunding platform where individual can contribute starting from $20. Apple Co-founder Steve in his latest tweet says “I contributed to this – useful as well as prankful” and provided the link to indiegogo’s Geckho page.

After his tweet the funding pace has increased.Till now 457 funders have funded in Gecko.

Gecko is a small bluetooth device which adds new features to your smartphone. Connovate is trying to further reduce the size of Gecko

Features of Gecko-

Gesture Control
Gecko adds gesture control to your smart phone. Perform your favorite and most common actions with a simple Gecko gesture without taking your phone out of your pocket.

Motion Detection
Gecko has the unique feature of motion detection, that brings security and comfort. For instance, Gecko can alert you if your mother hasn’t taken her medication

Mohit Bansal(23) is B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India. He has interest in business and entrepreneurship and has published couple of research articles. He is also associated with various NGOs. He is with Techaloo when it was just in concept stage. The Techaloo site was not existing even then. Currently Mohit is working with Mu Sigma as a Business Analyst Profile.

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