Smart luggage for your journey to be enjoyed with peace of mind and power in every way.
If you’re looking for a great gift for a frequent flyer and tech devotee — you know, the kind who doesn’t travel without an iPhone charging case, a Jackery portable charger and a backup backup Jackery charger (ahem, raising hand here) — we may have found it in the app-controlled, super futuristic, James Bondian Bluesmart Suitcase.
Frequent travelers no longer need to fret about losing their luggage at the airport—the first smart travel valise is here.
Bluesmart raised $2.2 million for its first connected carry-on, and it has since shipped more than 21,000 units in 40 different countries. It’s hard to argue that the bag has been anything but a success on all fronts, though the company’s first model — the $449 Bluesmart One — does have some shortcomings.
“We spent over a year researching the needs of travelers, and another year meticulously building our first suitcase,” said Diego Saez Gil, co-founder and CEO of Bluesmart in an interview with Tech.Co. “We’ve assembled a world-class team with collective lifetimes of experience in consumer goods, embedded systems and software development.”
The innovative Bluesmart Carry-On case is the world’s first luggage that pairs with its user via their phones, and keeps travellers’ belongings safe and tracked.
While you might get lost abroad, the Bluesmart Smart Suitcase won't. It has built-in GPS that lets you track it anywhere in the world, so no more worries about your luggage going missing.
Bluesmart is an amazing lightweight bag that you can control from your smartphone, similar to a supervisor.
Raising $1M is daunting, and may even sound impossible. By using the Bluesmart campaign as a case study, Indiegogo’s Senior Director of Design, Technology, and Hardware will dissect the elements of a successful $1M campaign.
The Bluesmart connected carry-on aims to allay these concerns and offers travelers a secure, connected travel case that can be monitored and tracked, no matter what corner of the world it’s sitting in.
This is the Bluesmart Suitcase and with the exception of the fear of flying, this gadget single-handedly solves every problem you ever had with travelling.
Bluesmart, the company behind the world's first smart, connected luggage, fresh on the heels of its $11.5 million funding round, today announces its first retail partnership with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Design Store. The suitcase is now on sale online at momastore.org for $399 and a limited supply will be on store shelves, in both the SoHo and midtown MoMA stores in Manhattan, beginning November 20. This marks the first in-store availability for Bluesmart in physical retail.
Just ask Diego Saez-Gil, founder of Bluesmartconnected luggage, who met his initial crowdfunding goal of $50,000 in just two hours of launching. In the end, Bluesmart raked in $2.2 million in contributions from more than 100 countries.
Bluesmart, the company behind the world’s first smart, connected luggage, announces it has raised a round of funding of $11.5 million. The funding comes from a group of institutional investors – from Amadeus IT Group and Cota Capital toWestern Technology Investments (WTI) and Y Combinator (YC) – to further its leadership position in the connected travel products market.
A startup called Bluesmart is trying to do it the right way. The company’s first product, a 21.5-inch carry-on bag that’s loaded with sensors and ports, will ship to its Indiegogo backers in August.
Diego Saez-Gil is at tech founder and product developer. He's currently CEO & co-founder of Bluesmart (YC W15), a company that develops and sells smart, connected travel products. Before Bluesmart he founded venture-backed mobile travel startup WeHostels, acquired by StudentUniverse, the leading online travel youth company.
Tomi Pierucci is an entrepreneur with more than 10 years of experience building companies that design, manufacture and sell innovative physical products to global markets. With his company Big Blue Ideas, he has worked with clients such as Disney, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and Coca-Cola. Tomi's has a strong expertise on the Asian manufacturing landscape and industrial design for western markets. Tomi attended IESE Business School and IAE Business School.
Martin Diz is the Co-founder and Head of Engineering at Bluesmart, a company that develops and sells smart, connected travel products. He holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from University of Buffalo, New York. Before Bluesmart he participated in several space engineering projects including the development of a satellite altitude measurement system selected by NASA to go onboard of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip Two.
As Head of Product at Bluesmart, Alejo is leading the development of revolutionary travel products empowered by new technologies. He is passionate about studying all stages of the experience of a modern traveler and using cutting edge technology to deliver amazing end-to-end experiences.
Brian is a problem-solver with a background in managing complex operations. Before Bluesmart, he led business operations at Daily Secret. He is on leave from MIT Sloan.