Minneapolis startup SmartThings crowdfunds $250k – and counting


SmartThings KickstarterIn less than one week since launch and with 25 days remaining, Minneapolis’ most ambitious Kickstarter campaign has exceeded the $250k minimum funding target needed to get SmartThings off the ground.

Some 1,900+ backers have pledged over $325k for the connected device world project so far, putting things on pace for nearly $2m by September 22, when the window is scheduled to close.

“The response has been awesome,” says co founder Ben Edwards. “We’ve captured the interest of a lot of tech blogs and influential individuals, and really appreciate how the Minnesota tech community has gotten behind us.”

KC Associates


  • http://twitter.com/scottkdavis Scott Davis

    Huge congrats to Ben, Alex and the rest of the SmartThings team! Awesome stuff. Keep those pledges coming everyone!

  • http://twitter.com/UniqueVisitor Jeff Pester

    Congrats, on multiple levels!

  • http://www.marketingshow.com Clay Collins

    This is huge on a number of different levels. And it’s nice to see MN tech make a dent on Kickstarter.