hereO investor debrief - 01/17
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"We share hereO's ambitious vision for the global expansion of its IoT ecosystem and feel very confident in our mission to support the company in its next and exciting phase of growth."

  Joseph D. Bismuth, Israel Cross Border M&A Group
Ho ho ho <<First Name>>,

Tis the season for sea parting miracles and jolly updates! I have a couple for you (actually three), but before jumping right into it, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you a happy holiday season an amazing new year. As we turn the page on the grit, grind, and glory of 2016, we face forward to a new and exciting year full of challenges to overcome and opportunities to seize. And with our minds laser focused on the former and our hearts frenetically beating for the latter, today, January 1st, is the day we make our claim on 2017.

Happy reading!
Gill Mendelson, CEO

Update #1
Pay it forward

hereO Co-Founder and COO Allon Gladstone shares his experience with next generation entrepreneurs.
hereO participates in a Scaling-Up Panel hosted at NOVUS Business Development & Research Center at The College of Management Academic Studies (CMAS):
During this past Global Entrepreneurship Week, NOVUS organized a Scaling Up Panel for industry leaders and specialists to share their experience, insight, and know-how with next generation entrepreneurs.  hereO Co-Founder and COO Allon Gladstone answered questions from students, most of whom are in the NOVUS startup accelerator program. Allon shared plenty of great insights, anecdotes, and stories of our journey including hereO's decision to transition manufacturing to Flex, the impact of that move on our scaling up efforts and ultimately, how it factored into our success. Chapeau to CMAS faculty for organizing such a successful event; we are humbled by the numerous requests for internships and look forward to participating in future events!

Update #2
News Channel 10

Mo' media coverage
For you non locals, Channel 10 is one of Israel's two major commercial broadcast channels. This particular media segment discussed technologies that can help keep our children safe and the staff pick of the day was hereO's GPS Watch for kids! Thank you Channel 10; every article, video review, and impression counts!

Fun fact: As of our indiegogo campaign, global media articles, blogs, and reviews on hereO has surpassed 280M impressions! How's that for coverage???

Update #3
hereO Spotlight

Courtesy of Skyhook Wireless

Most wearable market data says that there's still plenty of headroom in the health & fitness market with 81% of consumers citing purchasing interest, but a recent study revealed the wearables’ next great market opportunity lies in devices that help track the whereabouts of family members and protect their safety. Skyhook is excited to usher in those safety features by partnering with hereO - a kid safety, location-enabled smartwatch.

Click through to Skyhook's blog if you want to read more about what Jonathan Meister, our VP Strategic Partnerships had to say about that.


This bit is for those of you who are thinking right now, Can I get in on this???

Yes you can! hereO has launched its Series B and is looking for new partners to support its transition from local start up to global wearable IoT enterprise.
Update: Ok, we're good on the funds. But then again, with more funds come more results. And we love results.

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