Norwich smart lock creators celebrate full crowd funder backing in just 23 minutes

(From left) Geotekk founders James Sheppard and Matthew Leach. Picture: Geotekk

(From left) Geotekk founders James Sheppard and Matthew Leach. Picture: Geotekk - Credit: Geotekk

The founders of a tech-start up have spoken of their delight after their crowd funding campaign was fully funded only 23 minutes after launching.

Geotekk founders James Sheppard and Matthew Leach have created a smart bike alarm called Limpet; where user set up a geofence - an area within which the bike must remain - and a sensitivity monitor.

The alarm is activated - with LED lights and a piercing alarm - if either of the parameters is breached.

To get the product to market they needed a final boost - in under half an hour they had raised the £10,000 they needed, with the current figure totalling £26,127.

Mr Leach said: 'After all those years of hard work, challenges and problem solving, it's amazingly satisfying to have brought the device through from concept to launch.


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'As we were determined not to make any compromises throughout Limpet's development, the process was far harder than we ever imagined it would be.'

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