BetaKit first ran into Wattage at Series 401 back in November. At that time, they were just looking to connect with investors, and “learn the rules of the game” involved in building a company. But the beyond an excellent pitch, the company was still working mostly behind the scenes.
Last week, Jeremy Bell, co-founder and CEO of Wattage (and former Partner at Teehan+Lax), took to Medium to share a bit more of Wattage’s intentions. The blog post mostly follows Bell’s Series 401 pitch, describing Wattage as both the store where people can buy online devices, and the platform through which those devices can be built. Here’s a brief tease of Wattage’s vision:
“We imagine people creating all sorts of interesting things like podcast-streaming radios, or tactile games. Home automation gadgets, and music gizmos.
“But whatever they might create, they won’t need to be an electrical engineer or an industrial designer. They just need a browser and their imagination.”
The democratization of hardware is a long bet, but also a big one. Bell indicated that Wattage will be releasing more information as they get closer to launch, but a hunch tells us February will be a big month for the company.