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


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 Design Startup RUBIX Launches Kickstarter Project, Giving Your Smartphone Battery a 60% Boost

Augment We kicked off 2014 with a sold out Startup Saturday event on crowdfunding, and ever since, this year has been bustling with cool news from the community.

While crowdfunding for equity platform Bigcolors fully funded two startups ‘Oddup’ and ‘Verxigo,’ multi-faceted social network Fund2.Me has helped fund seven projects with US $170,000 since their launch in December 2013. In the Kickstarter realm, two Hong Kong projects received full support from backers in the month of March alone. All in all, it’s been a busy time for crowdfunding. See our story on all of these updates.

On our radar is yet another Hong Kong Kickstarter project called AUGMENT from independent design house RUBIX. This campaign particularly piqued our interest because it’s a smartphone battery solution that promises a boost of up to 60%. We had a chat with founder and industrial designer Will Matters to learn more about his startup.

Click here to view and support the AUGMENT campaign

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Watch Startup Saturday: Crowdfunding 2014 Hong Kong Panels on YouTube


Just in case you weren’t able to make it our to the Startup Saturday 2014 Crowdfunding event we hosted a couple weeks back, we wanted to forever immortalize those great moments and ideas in video.

Here are three videos of the Kickstarter Panel, the Hardware Manufacturing in South China Panel, and the Crowdfunding for Capital Panel. And yes, its taken this long and yes now you understand why we don’t usually film our events.

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