Camera Doorbell Startup Ring Now With ~$100 Million Funding

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Mar 16, 2016

Smart doorbell startup Ring has raised an additional USD$61M in funding.

Ring has also announced a "Pro" doorbell, which is an enhanced product offering vs. a reseller-oriented product.

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