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Bristol tech start-up is global success

A company that develops creative camera triggering solutions brought to life through crowd-funding site, Kickstarter just two years ago has raised over £200k with its latest campaign.

Triggertrap’s flagship smartphone-based camera triggering solution, Triggertrap mobile, has been downloaded more than half a million times and their triggers are used in over a hundred countries.

At Venturefest last month, the Bristol and London-based company announced the results of their latest Kickstarter campaign to fund their latest invention, the Triggertrap Redsnap. It enables photographers to capture high-speed events such as a dart popping a balloon or the smashing of a glass bottle with a hammer, by putting high-speed lasers, motion sensors and sound triggers in the camera bag of every photographer at a fraction of the price of currently available accessories.

Within 12 hours of the launch of the campaign, they had reached their £50,000 target and when the campaign closed at Venturefest a month later, they had raised over £200,000.

CEO and Triggertrap inventor, Haje Jan Kamps, said: “Kickstarter enables a small company like ours to completely turn the product development cycle on its head. We can focus on creating an amazing product, but we don’t have to over-commit and start manufacturing a product that nobody wants. Getting more than 400% funding is a loud and clear message from the photography community: they want this. They really want it. We’re hoping to be shipping in May 2014 and we’re already getting a lot of interest from international distributors.”

Find out more at www.triggertrap.com

 

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