Thursday, March 20, 2014
Stir Finds $1.5M For High Tech, User Friendly Desk
Los Angeles-based Stir, a startup developing a touchscreen-driven, Wi-fi connected, and sensor-powered desk which automatically adjusts to a user's height, said this morning that it has raised $1.5M in a seed funding round. The funding wa sled by Tony Hsieh's Vegas TechFund, and also included angels Josh Makower, John R. Woodard, Richard Klein, and a number of former Apple employees. Stir was founded by J.P. Labrosse, who the company says was part of the original iPod team at Apple. The company's first product is the Stir Kinetic Desk, a learning, height-adjustable desk which tracks a user's activity, and adjusts to whether a user is standing up or sitting down, tracks how many calories a user has burned, and includes a touchscreen, thermal sensor, activity tracking software, and more. The desk will set you back $3,890.