$28 Million Funding for Doorbell Cam Startup

Author: John Honovich, Published on Aug 21, 2015

Yep.

Would you spend $200 to see who it at your door on your phone?

Well, investors, including Richard Branson, just spent $28 million to get a piece of the company, Ring.

In this note, we look at the failure of the traditional surveillance industry to win here and why the funding may work out.

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