Three AI students, successfully launching their product from scratch in less than 2 years. Although it sounds like some kind of fairy tale, it is the success story of Arc Ventures. The three founders of the company, Niclas, Tom and Moritz, got together and started working on their first prototypes halfway through 2019. One and a half years filled with hard work and dedication followed, resulting in the launch of their first product early 2021: the Arc Pulse.
Arc Ventures’ motto says it all: ‘reshaping technology interaction’. Too often, the way we experience our devices is far from perfect. The company aims to improve everyday life by reinventing the way people interact with their technology. It is time to take a step back and start valuing the feel, look and aesthetics of our devices again; and Arc Ventures is leading the charge.
The idea for the first product, the Arc Pulse, dates back a few years. The thought behind the product is rather simple. As Niclas pointed out: “You buy a beautiful, premium flagship phone. And then, when you try to protect it, you put some sort of plastic case around it and lose the entire experience”. What followed was rapid progression. Within a year, the founders bonded, developed and launched the product. After successfully funding the Pulse on Indiegogo, shipping started only a few months after. Nowadays, the Pulse is available on the official website.
With the recent launch of the iPhone 13, the priority was to release the Arc Pulse for the latest Apple flagship phones. Based on feedback from customers, the Pulse will continuously be improved with upgrades and additions. The founders also intend to release more colorways for both the titanium shell as the inlays, with the Titanium Gold-version of the Arc Pulse releasing this month. This way, the Pulse meets the demand of the customers at all times.
The focus of the company will be split into two main aspects in the future: on one hand the continuous development of the Arc Pulse, on the other hand the development and launch of new products. One of the ideas is the release of an all new ergonomic keyboard: “The keyboard is designed in a way that it has a split keyboard, so you have a more ergonomic position for your hands”. The development of the keyboard does however come with a big challenge. New, entirely different divisions like electronics and software design come into play. To tackle this challenge, Arc Ventures will cooperate with the University of Groningen to assess how the keyboard can be a part of preventive health measures at the workplace. During the design phase, it will be key to come up with the best design to make the product as effective as possible, while also keeping the product economically viable.
Next to the keyboard, Arc Ventures recently developed and released a high-end screen-protector, made from sapphire. The Arc Sapphire is yet another high quality product protecting your flagship phone, making it a perfect match for the Arc Pulse. The Arc Sapphire is available for pre-order today.
After successfully completing the VentureLab programme, Arc Ventures just keeps on growing. Just over a month ago, the company closed their seed investment round, welcoming RUG Ventures as their partner among others. We are amazed by the progress that has been made the past few years and we are thrilled to see what the future holds!
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