Wearable smart camera maker OPKIX that it has raised $11.8 million at the close of its Series B funding round and achieved a $200 million valuation. The investors included Ash Avildsen, founder and CEO of Sumerian Records and Films and Olympic gold medalist Dorian van Rijsselberghe. OPKIX plans to use the latest round of funding to establish a global footprint as a leading direct to consumer lifestyle brand specializing in wearable optics, accessories and mobile camera space; and expand mass distribution within its first year of launch.
OPKIX will launch its highly anticipated flagship product, the OPKIX ONE, which offers a combination of user-friendly, compact hardware and innovative software solution for capturing, editing and sharing high quality video.
The smart camera itself is actually two separate cameras. The shell is made of anodized aluminum and comes in rose gold, space grey and red. It’s waterproof, as OPKIX knows some of the best adventures happen when you’re out in nature. It is the smallest high-definition camera out there. To start recording, simply tap the side of the camera twice. So, you can have one camera attached to your wetsuit and one facing back at you on your board and have no worries while you focus on catching waves. The cameras also have high-quality mics that record in stereo sound, which is perfect for concerts, festivals and other large gatherings.
“It’s the world’s smallest, smartest and sexiest piece of camera equipment with a focus on the social media world,” said C. Lawrence Greaves, CEO and Co-Founder of OPKIX.
The OPKIX ONE combines proprietary form, function and technology with lifestyle and social media to speak to multiple verticals and has rose to prominence fueled by the enthusiasm of early adopters like award-winning actors, actresses, musicians, athletes, entrepreneurs and more.
“It’s truly humbling to see the enthusiasm and support that OPKIX has garnered pre-launch by a roster of talented individuals committed not only to helping the brand scale, but also to creating incredible content with our hardware and software,” said Greaves. “What started out as a fascinating idea amongst friends has quietly become a phenomenon in which we can all take massive pride. We’ve been empowered by the support and wisdom of our investors and can’t wait to share this vision with the world.”
OPKIX ONE will be launched in Fall of 2018 and will retail at $350. The camera measures in at 14.2mm x 14.2mm x 36mm, boasts 12 minutes of record time per camera and up to 70 minutes of capture with the whole camera and egg system. The camera’s premium build is comprised of aerospace aluminum, gold, and sapphire glass.
Based in Costa Mesa California, OPKIX are the makers of the OPKIX ONE, the world’s smartest, smallest, simplest, and most powerful wearable cameras and camera accessories.