Ambi Labs Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Ramp Up Beta Testing For Its Smart Air Conditioning Device

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For those that have a love-hate relationship with their air conditioning unit, Ambi Climate is now available on Kickstarter. (Visit their campaign here.)

Billing themselves as the tamer of unruly A/C units that literally run hot and cold, Ambi is an internet of things device that customizes your indoor climate based on your preferences.

Besides (machine) learning from your daily routine, Ambi also takes into consideration the outdoor environment such as sunlight, temperature and humidity – all elements that can affect your home. As air conditioning usage often accounts for about 50% of your bill, bringing Ambi into your home could cut down on one third of those energy costs.

This isn’t Ambi’s first time at the crowdfunding rodeo. Back in July, the Hong Kong startup launched their maiden campaign on Singaporean platform Crowdtivate to reach out to backers in the Asia-Pacific region. “We went into Crowdtivate as a bit of an experiment,” said co-founder and CEO Julian Lee. “Our product has the challenge where we’re targeting an Asian audience, which is why we went with an Asian platform hoping we could get some exposure in Asia.”

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Hong Kong’s Ambi Climate Launches Crowdfunding Campaign Today on Singaporean Platform Crowdtivate

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Homegrown hardware startup Ambi Climate has launched a crowdfunding campaign this morning for its smart air conditioning device. Taking to the Singaporean social Launchpad Crowdtivate, Ambi is armed with the noble goal of keeping users comfortable while saving the environment.

The Ambi team has been hard at work for the past two years doing Asia-focused research on user behavior, air conditioning usage and performance. After surveying 4,000 prospective online users across 10 markets across Asia, Ambi has found that the main challenges that AC users face is maintaining comfortable indoor conditions and minimizing cost and their carbon footprint.

[UPDATE: Ambi will award up to 25% rebate to members of the winning team, so if you backed Ambi, here’s how to join #startupshk team:

  • Post “Just got #ambified. I backed Ambi Climate with #startupshk team. Come join me bit.ly/ambi_crowdfunding” on their Facebook Page or on your twitter account – if #startupshk team gets first place, you will get 25% rebate!!
  • Fill out form to let Ambi know your FB account or twitter that you used to post the above
  • Check status of team ranking here

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3 Hong Kong Founders to Watch: Meet Julian Lee of Ambi Climate, Steven Lam of GoGoVan and James Giancotti of Bigcolors

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There are lots of cool startups listed on our startup directory. In support of the startup community and all of its brilliant and industrious founders – we wanted to give them an editorial shout out.

In the first of a series of “3 Founders to Watch” posts, we’re introducing three Hong Kong entrepreneurs that are doing cool things in the hardware, mobile/logistics and platform space.

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