Crowdfunding Site Dragon Innovation Helps Hardware Startups Get Real

A crowdfunding site forces startups to be realistic, and invested
A Mimo Baby Monitor Courtesy Rest Devices, Inc.

Dulcie Madden has spent two years developing a monitor attached to a onesie that tracks an infant’s breathing and temperature and beams the data to a parent’s smartphone. Her five-person Boston startup, Rest Devices, raised $600,000 from angel investors to build a prototype. To secure the funds she needs to manufacture her monitor, Madden bypassed better-known crowdfunding websites and turned to Dragon Innovation, a new site run by a consulting company of the same name.

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