Silver Curve’s Crowdfunding Raise Two-Thirds Subscribed

August 12, 2013 by Dave Haynes

thumb_SilverCurve_final_logoCompanies in this sector that are looking for start-up capital will be interested in the progress of a crowd-funding effort  by Silver Curve, a UK start-up that has developed a graphics engine that makes the very low cost Raspberry Pi a viable digital signage media player.

The company put 20% equity up in the company for £200,000 (roughly $300K USD) via a crowd-funding site called Seedrs. Posted a few weeks ago, Silver Curve is 63% of the way to its goal, with money committed by investors of all sizes who register on the site. You can allocate anywhere from £10 to the full amount the business is seeking via the site, so it will handle the friends and family thing to serious angel investors.

I dropped by the London offices of Silver Curve a few weeks ago during a layover and was intrigued by what I saw. The little Pi has very good graphics capabilities and coupled with the Aperture engine was doing stuff I would not expect from a device others have dismissed as interesting but far too underpowered.

The core premise of Silver Curve is that this would allow the established software companies out there who now run on Windows or Linux to put an Aperture software license in the middle and be able to market their content management system as compatible with a fully kitted $300 Pi unit, without needing a massive R&D effort to achieve that compatibility.


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