August 18, 2022

Aussie riders are getting behind smart-helmet producer Forcite which is on observe to boost $A1m by means of a public fairness crowdfunding marketing campaign by means of Equitise.

Because it launched in December 2021, $920,000 has been raised with one week to go till it closes.

Along with Sequence A Desire Shares which raised $4.6m the Sydney-based motorbike expertise start-up is on observe to boost about $6m to construct extra styles of their MK1 helmets and broaden into the world market later this 12 months.

Firm spokesman Charlie Stack says they now have bought Forcite MK1 helmets to 1380 riders with 14,000 extra registering their curiosity throughout Australia, US and Europe.

“The fairness crowdfunding marketing campaign speaks to our DNA of group involvement within the firm,” says Charlie.

“Because the early days of Forcite, we’ve got concerned motorbike riders within the design course of with a take a look at pilot group of 8000 riders giving us suggestions and enter on our expertise.

“We have now had many attain out to ask if they might make investments, due to fairness crowdfunding that is now potential and our marketing campaign on Equitise is on observe to boost over $1m.

“Being a part of the motorbike group is a pillar to our enterprise, 60% of our employees trip and we’ve all the time needed the enter from motorbike lovers.

“On the highway, we’re getting an excellent response from Aussie riders who’re loving the built-in tech, alerts, navigation, app and light-weight design.”

The MK1 helmet options Forcite’s patented RAYDAR helmet system, combining Components 1 LED expertise, audio interactivity, military-grade digital camera recording and a fingertip handlebar controller.

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Helmet, handlebar controller and free app

Forcite’s good helmet is designed to ship highway alerts and visible and audio turn-by-turn navigation with no telephone, enabling riders to see or predict issues earlier than they occur to keep away from hazard.

It additionally mechanically data dashcam footage of a number of lanes with out distracting the rider.

All of the expertise is included into the helmet with out the necessity for an externally mounted gadget.

Forcite Chief Government Officer Alfred Boyadgis claims the helmet’s expertise which warns of highway hazards with flashing lights, can cut back the variety of accidents and save lives.

Forcite smart helmet delivered in December
Alfred with early-design helmets

“Because of enter from riders throughout Australia, Forcite has created a extra dynamic, thrilling and secure using expertise with our good helmet expertise.” Alfred says.

“Our knowledgeable workforce of designers, builders, and engineers are additionally motorbike lovers who use Forcite expertise day by day to allow them to always take a look at, be taught and make iterative enhancements after each trip.

“They’ve their fingers properly and actually on the heart beat. With this funding from enterprise capital and fairness crowdfunding we’re increasing globally and constructing our R&D pipeline for the following technology of Forcite motorbike helmets and in-bike applied sciences.”

Charlie says their subsequent mannequin, the MK1S, will launch in April.

“We even have various partnerships within the works with international motorbike producers to combine good applied sciences inside bikes as good bikes and E-bikes take off,” he says.

The primary homeowners of the helmet have their very own Fb group and there’s a Founders membership the place the riders give the Forcite design engineers suggestions and concepts to enhance on the good helmet.


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