GIROPTIC Raises $1M On Kickstarter for 360cam in Less Than 30 Days

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Innovative 360º Camera Attracts More Than 3,000 Backers to Help Build the Industry’s First True 360º, HD Camera

GIROPTIC today announced that the Kickstarter campaign for 360cam, its innovative 360º, high-definition camera, has raised more than $1,000,000 in less than 30 days and from more than 3,000 backers. After reaching its initial goal in the first 24 hours, the 360cam is now one of the two top most funded tech campaigns in Kickstarter to come from France, and it still has more than two weeks left before its funding drive ends (

"I'd like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has supported our project. We have been blown away by the enthusiasm and are eager to start helping people explore the world around them," said Richard Ollier, founder of GIROPTIC.

The 360cam’s technology is a new way of capturing, broadcasting and enjoying videos. The device is an oblong-shaped design that is no bigger than a large egg. The camera features three 185-degree lenses that overlap, capturing the full field of view. Once captured, the images are processed on the internal processors in real-time, and are stitched together by way of GIROPTIC’s proprietary, patent-pending technology. The new 360cam is the first camera able to take true, high-definition, 360-degree photographs and videos, which can be shared using a number of today’s applications. The 360cam has been in development for more than two years, and will ship to early Kickstarter backers end of the year 2014

The GIROPTIC team includes some of France’s most innovative and experienced entrepreneurs, its foremost camera electronics engineer, and industrial designer who joined forces more than one year ago to pursue this vision. The team spent over two years planning and preparing for the launch of the 360cam and has been thrilled by its reception in countries around the world. The 360cam was a popular news topic from the US to Japan, creating a new conversation about videography and photography.

Interviews with the GIROPTIC team are available upon request. For more information, please contact Derek Perez at perezjderek(at)gmail(dot)com or 408-391-Please also join the 360cam conversation on and

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About the Company
GIROPTIC, based in Lille, France, believes that the greatest growth in optics will be in 360-degree consumer cameras. Since 2008, we have already shipped more than 3,000 devices. The Company’s versatile line of robust 360-degree cameras and accessories enables people to self-capture full HD, 360-degree immersive footage of themselves enjoying their favorite activities. From Consumers to Businesses, from Mainstream to Extreme, the GIROPTIC line of devices will transform the way consumers capture, manage and share their photos and videos.

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