Bounce Imaging, which is developing a rubber-coated ball with six wide-angle lenses for use in dangerous situations, has attracted attention and praise for its design since it won The Venture Forum’s Audience Choice award at last year’s Five-Minute Pitch contest. It received the Popular Science Invention Award last spring, had its chief commercial officer featured in Euromoney magazine, and was named a Coolest Tech Startup by Entrepreneur magazine at the January International Consumer Electronics Show.
“We continue to push forward on development,” reported company co-founder Francisco Aguilar. “We’re working with police departments across New England and across the U.S.” They secured a round of seed funding last spring and are taking production through a lot of tests. The team added engineers and now numbers 15 people across three countries.
Participating in the Five-Minute Pitch contest brought some “great exposure,” Aguilar said. He recently spoke with members of an angel group who recalled his Venture Forum presentation.