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ringblingz

Ringblingz is a line of smart jewelry that notifies you when a friend connects. With ringblingz, you can prioritize your time, fashionably.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location New York, NY, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2013
  • Employees 4
  • Website ringblingz.com

Company Summary

ringblingz has created a ring, that notifies you (with a light or vibration) when a friend gets in touch.

With over 50B social messages sent daily, we need a reliable way to cut through the clutter and reduce the 7-9 hours/day we spend on our smartphones.

Accepting pre-orders this spring, with a launch for teens late summer. We're also working on a high end line for women and men.

Team

  • Lookingatring
    Co-founder

    Jeanniey is an award winning CMO. Most recently at Zinio she drove revenue growth of 478% and grew the consumer base from 1MM-20MM in less than five years. Zinio achieved the #1 app status on virtually every OS worldwide and received many awards for excellence. Prior to Zinio, Jeanniey built successful, profitable global email/digital businesses for Ogilvy & Grey Direct. Jeanniey founded the Email Experience Council, which she sold to the DMA.

  • Bill phelps
    Co-founder

    Bill is a product design and manufacturing expert. In the past 7 years he's run an $80MM business at EBBrands. He most recently brought over 15 connected devices to market under brand names incl Reebok & Sportline, to large scale outlets incl Walmart, Target & BestBuy. Bill has strong relationships with production & manufacturing companies in Shenzhen & Brooklyn. In addition to manufacturing, Bill created and launched the popular game Yamodo!

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    Rich Schmelzer
    Co-founder

    Rich builds big companies. Rich created Jibbitz, which sold to Crocs within two years.. Before creating ringblingz, Rich founded GeoPalz, the first wearable for kids, where he serves as CEO. He has founded and invested in numerous companies

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    Alexandra "Zan" O'Leary
    Co-founder

    Zan is an operational expert. She has founded and led a number of start-ups. She currently services as the head of Operations and Marketing for GeoPalz, the first wearable for kids, where she oversees and implements growth strategies

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