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$6.5M FUNDING & INDIEGOGO PRE-ORDER LIVE

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We’re happy to report Vinli has officially closed an A round in the amount of $6.5M (USD). This exciting announcement comes on the heels of our pre-order campaign launched on Indiegogo. We’d like to say thank you to all of you in the developer community who have patiently waited for this big news we've been alluding to over the last few months. We're stoked to share the campaign with you and invite you to reserve your Vinli.

Vinli is on Indiegogo! For only $99 you can get the most advanced connected car device on the market with 4G LTE connectivity, WiFi, GPS + Bluetooth. At a sub-$100 price point, we believe there to be a near zero barrier to entry for consumer adoption which will yield developers a massive distribution opportunity for the amazing apps we expect you are creating. We'll be your biggest fan and promoter; featuring the best and brightest via Periscope interviews and various planned Hangouts on Air.

To highlight one competitive advantage, Vinli offers the world's first 4G LTE connected car device, open developer platform and app store. Add in our incredible funding partners (Samsung, Cox Automotive, The Westly Group and Continental), and a stellar team and we think we’ve struck gold! See the full story on TechCrunch.

If you’re wondering about specs, here’s the lowdown. You won't find this anywhere else today.

Again, we're stoked to be taking this big step and hope you'll join us for the ride. Tweet us @VinliDev or catch up with us on the road – in Motor City (Detroit) this week. And be sure to join us for hands-on development with Vinli's forthcoming iOS SDK at iOSDevCamp in San Jose, California beginning July 10th where Vinli is leading the connected car track.

Ciao y'all!

Blake & Chris
Vinli HQ - Developer Relations