Grabit Robot: Local couple turns to crowd funding to get business up and running
WPTV Web Team
5:28 PM, Mar 8, 2013
2:01 PM, Mar 11, 2013
A West Palm Beach couple is turning to the Internet to crowd fund a new business venture.
Leo and Angie Fajardo
have designed a multipurpose holder called the Grabit
Robot, and are raising money to get it off the ground with Kickstarter
has helped fund an array of business endeavors, from indie films and music to video games. Projects have raised as much as $10 million, but the Fajardos
are seeking a modest $7,000 investment to get their business going.
Pledges can be as low as $1 or $1,000 or more for those who want to help.
is a great vehicle for young entrepreneurs like us. Crowd funding is a revolutionary way of branding and funding for start-ups", said Angie Fajardo
, who's day job is as an assignment editor at WPTV
"My husband and I have always had a passion for art and design. We were inspired by world of art toys and minimalist design to create a fun a functional piece of art for the home or office. "
, described on the Kicstarter
site as "A unique multipurpose holder, inspired by the world of art toys and minimalist design," can be used in the bathroom as a toothbrush holder, in the office as a whimsical pen holder, or even in the kitchen to keep utensils at hand.
say they came up with the idea when they couldn't find a pen or toothbrush holder that fit their style.