We feel lucky to have been part of the friends and family round of Bluesmart. In a year it has grown tremendously and today announced a new round of $11.5M
Bluesmart, the company behind the world’s first smart, connected luggage, announces it has raised a round of funding of $11.5 million. The funding comes from a group of institutional investors – from Amadeus IT Group and Cota Capital toWestern Technology Investments (WTI) and Y Combinator (YC) – to further its leadership position in the connected travel products market.
The round also includes prominent angel investors such as Flight VC’s Gil Penchina, YC’s partner Michael Seibel, MercadoLibre’s ($MELI) founder Marcos Galperin, Haystack’s Semil Shah and others, and follows the $2.2 million Bluesmart collected in pre-orders through crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
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