Lima kickstarter campaign gets funded in 12 hours for fast, unified and PRISM-free storage - Raises $118k in a day
11 JULY 2013, NEW YORK, USA
NEW YORK, NY (July 11th, 2013) - Lima, a crowdfunding campaign launched yesterday on Kickstarter.com, has met its funding goal early this morning, after being live on the website for only 12 hours (Launched July 10th, 1PM ET - Funded July 11th, 1AM ET). The campaign collected $118k in its first 24 hours, totalling 1638 pre-orders of the device.
For reminder, Lima is a new data storage solution launched by a US/French startup. It's a small adaptor made to be kept at Home, connected to Internet. It transforms external USB drives provided by the user into a central, fast and private storage solution for all his/her devices.
Once Lima is installed, it unifies the memory of all the users' devices (smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs); removes their limits of size; introduces a technology for instant file sending.
Opposed to other storage solutions such as DropBox or Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, Lima differentiates itself by its capacity to replace the entire filesystem of the computers it is installed on. All the files of the user are managed by Lima, and are shared transparently by all his/her devices.
The first backers of the campaign are particularly attracted by its "it just works" promise and its very competitive advantages compared to the Cloud (20x cheaper, 60x faster).
More details, pictures and quotes are available on the initial press release covering the launch: http://pressdoc.com/p/0016vc
The Kickstarter campaign is here: http://meetlima.com/kickstarter/
"With the cloud, you don't own anything. You already signed it away. I want to feel that I own things [...] A lot of people feel, 'Oh, everything is really on my computer,' but I say: the more we transfer everything onto the web, onto the cloud, the less we're going to have control over it." Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple
"Today, each one of our devices has its own memory, with its own content. This makes it extremely difficult for normal users to apprehend where their data is. So much that we are forced to manually move our data to the Cloud to keep our laptops synchronized with our iPhones. I sincerely appreciate the efforts made by companies like Apple or DropBox to synchronize the content of our devices. However, I think that creating yet another memory to store our content, like the Cloud, is not a sufficient solution. Storage has to be re-thought from the ground up, to make our devices truely work together. The industry needs new storage solutions that make the very idea of synchronization obsolete. Lima brings one of them." Severin Marcombes, CEO & co-founder of Lima
"Lima changes the way we see storage. When using Lima, the size of our devices doesn't matter anymore. All our devices have the same size: the size of the USB drives we connected to Lima. I can buy the big or the small iPad. If I have a 2TB drive connected to Lima, both of them will display 2TB of data. When I'm online, I can see these 2TB of files in my iPad. If I go offline, it works just like Spotify or Google Music: I can select which files I want to view when offline." Gawen Arab-Laffon, CTO & co-founder of Lima
"Using your computer with Lima is exactly the same as using your computer without Lima. The only difference is that with Lima, all your devices display the same content: you only have to organize your files once, and it sorts everywhere" Severin Marcombes, CEO & co-founder of Lima
Lima is a revolutionary technology that enables you to build your own personal Cloud in seconds.
Composed of a smart hardware adapter and a multi-platform app, Lima enables users to easily and seamlessly access their digital library from all of their devices, wherever they are.
Enjoy terabytes of files, coming straight from your home.