What we do: Bluesmart is an electronics-laced carry-on designed to solve real problems with luggage. Bluesmart carry-ons include a digital lock, location tracking, and proximity alerts-- all accessible from a mobile app.
Why it's a big deal: The airlines lost nearly 22 million bags last year; passengers are left with no idea when they’ll get their luggage. With Bluesmart, tracking your bag is as easy as pulling out your phone. Luggage is located and delivered right to your door courtesy of an Uber driver.
But Bluesmart doesn’t just solve basic travel problems, it's the ultimate travel gadget. Passengers no longer need to hunt for the perfect seat near the outlet, or have their laptop run out of battery mid flight. Stow away your laptop and let it charge in the Bluesmart, then lock your bag from your phone. This is the first bag adapted to the digital world; no wonder they pre-sold 7,000 units in their first two months.
Raised $2 Million from Y Combinator and Mind the Seed
Earned $2.1 million in 2 months on Indiegogo; 7000 bags sold
December 2015 - Estimated delivery for first production run
Partnership with Uber for lost luggage delivery service
If you’ve ever faced the prospect of attending a wedding in sweatpants, due to a missing bag; paid a fine for exceeding a carry-on weight limit; or boxed out fellow passengers for access to your gate’s lone electrical socket, the Bluesmart suitcase may be the answer to your prayers.
The Bluesmart carry on suitcase also packs a 37 Watts lithium-ion battery so it can be used to charge your mobile devices when you’re stuck without a power socket. And that spare battery might well be the most attractive feature for the seasoned business traveller, ever on the hunt for somewhere to juice up their devices.
Bluesmart is a small suitcase with a host of features that its makers believe frequent travelers can't live without.
October 20, 2014
Meet the Founders
Diego is a serial travel entrepreneur. His travel startup WeHostels was acquired by StudentUniverse, where he became Vice President of Mobile.
Tomi is a seasoned entrepreneur in hardware and clothing industries, founding brand-awareness company Big Blue and e-commerce platform Little Blue.
Head of Design
Alejo is an industrial designer and creative leader. He founded creative agency NS/NC, providing branding and design consulting.
Head of Operations
Brian has a background in managing complex operations. He led business ops at lifestyle brand Daily Secret. He is currently on leave from MIT Sloan.
Head of Engineering
Martin holds a Phd. in Aerospace Engineering. He has worked on several embedded systems projects, including a satellite altitude monitor for NASA.
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