A Portland man is on pace to break a Kickstarter record for the most lucrative crowdfunding campaign ever.
Ryan Grepper has reeled in $3.4 million in just five days for his geeked-out cooler that features a built-in bluetooth speaker, USB charger, blender, cutting board, bottle opener — and of course, it stores cold drinks, too.
Kicktraq predicts that Grepper will raise more than $35 million — he set a funding goal of $50,000 — when his campaign ends in 47 days, which would shatter the $10.2 million that the Pebble Watch raised in 2012. The cooler, which is selling for $185, is already the tenth most-funded Kickstarter project ever.
Grepper, who runs an online training program called Inventors Blueprint, actually fell $22,000 short of raising $125,000 for a similar cooler back in December. The revamped product has more features and a different design, but perhaps Grepper’s timing is just better in the hot summer.
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