Are sales and interest high enough to support continued development
Hey guys, I am just trying to get a sense of the current product and the long term outlook. Do you feel there is currently sufficient buy in and consumer interest to support continued long term development of this product? Or, will this end up being another abandoned kickstarter product; leaving customers to support and develop for themselves?
William LaHay I will try to give you a good view into that. We are extremely thankful that we are where we are. As described in my earlier post: This could have gone either way. We reached so many of the milstones every startup is hoping for.
You also asked how sales are going. Whilst I cannot share an exact number I can tell you that we are doubling and partially tripling the line at our factory. Also we just initiated double shift. 20 hours a day NEEOs are being manufactured. How should I diplomatically put that... Let me try: We are very happy with sales as they are going much higher that we expected to. This is of course always linked to hard work from everyone and - very importantly - the community here is contributing much to that. Such a healthy community and such a rock-star-beta-team is not usual. Even some very large companies I speak with are deeply impressed.
The team is super committed to bring everyone an amazing experience. We are sharing that information all publicly including many request for missing devices etc. This of course could give one the impression that there are many issues and - like with every tech product - there are bugs and missing features. The most importnat part there though is how it's being handled. Patrick spoke about it here.
I'm very confident that in the next weeks and month NEEO will develop fast. You have to understand that - for quite a while - we had to prioritize developments for a strong fundament, such as stability, production tests, cloud infrastructure etc. Now we are in a position where the cool stuff, the user facing stuff will get big attention. You can look forward to the upcoming firmware releases.
If you ask how it goes in general: Creating something special needs deep commitment form an exceptional team. And that's what I'm experiencing every day to an extend that makes me proud and - looking to what's coming up! - I'm simply thrilled to be part of it.
This is just the beginning! You can be proud being part of it.
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