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Gregg Bieser of Security In Motion
Security systems protect your home, but what happens when you leave the house? Gregg Bieser and the team building Security in Motion are keeping you safe on the go.
nōmad is a slender, self-contained, and deployable security device. It's the first security system designed with true mobility in mind.
With a motion sensor, HD camera, and zero-hassle cellular connectivity, it travels with you wherever you go.
You can extend nomad's reach with wireless sensor PoDs ("Points of Defense") that attach and charge right from the base unit.
When you’re ready to deploy, you just unstack and place PoDs at security risk points. Once deployed, nōmad is instantly ready to sound alarms and send text, image, or video alerts to your mobile device the moment a sensor is tripped
The first nōmad product is set to release in Q4 of 2023. Until then, head over to their website to learn more.
Julie Janides of Toy Trader
Don't let your kids' toys go to waste. Julie Janides created a marketplace allowing parents to trade pre-owned children items.
Founder, Julie Janides, is a solopreneur and mother of three. After having twins, she realized just how many items get outgrown.
Rather than an endless cycle of buying and throwing away items as kids grow up, Julie knew there had to be another way.
So she built it!
Toy Trader App is a platform allowing parents to swap their children's items with other parents. This is handled with in-app currency ("Zennies"), allowing the items to retain their value and be traded for items of similar value.
In less than a year, the app has already acquired ~200 parents swapping items on the platform. Download Toy Trader App on the Google Play or Apple App Store today to stop letting your children's items go to waste.
Sami Abuzarifa of Klu
Sami and the team at Klu raised $130k for an MVP built in 2 weeks:
Klu was born when its three co-founders built the MVP in two weeks in order to impress an investor. The co-founders were working day and night to pump out the MVP, and were rewarded with an initial investment of $130,000.
Klu is a platform that allows users to search for files across the apps they use every day, Including Google Drive, Slack, Figma, Trello, Notion, and more.
The magic of Klu comes from the ability to integrate files across different tools: Klu doesn't move any files from your applications. It simply creates references to those files so you can search them instantly, from one place.
Every team has multiple applications in their tech stack. Head over to their website to make them searchable.
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