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New York, USA
598 Broadway
4th Floor
New York, NY, 10012
USA

People

Founder/CEO
Board Member
Director - Marketing and Operations
Board Observer

Funding

TOTAL $7.5M
FUNDING TOTAL $7.5M
Series A, 4/2006
Union Square Ventures
$500k
Series C, 8/2008
Union Square Ventures
Spark Capital
Court Square Ventures
Venture Round, 6/2010
$3M
Partial Close, 1/2011
$4M

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Bug Labs

Bug Labs is creating a Lego-like hardware platform that tinkerers and engineers can use to create their own digital devices. Users start with the BUGbase and add Bugmodules to create a several in one gadget. The BUGbase is a general-purpose Linux computer about the size of a PlayStation Portable, encased in white plastic. This has four connectors that plug right into the motherboard. The modules include an LCD screen, a digital camera, a GPS unit, a motion sensor, a keyboard, an EVDO modem, and a 3G GSM modem. There are also places to add USB, Ethernet, WiFi, and serial ports. Bug Labs is planning on making 80 modules over time, and hopes outside companies and developers will create their own.

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Above: Bug Labs Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 5/18/12

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Bug Base/Modules

Websitebuglabs.net
Tags hardware
Bug Labs screenshot
Above: Bug Base/Modules Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08

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  1. Bug Labs pulls in funds for do-it-yourself gadgets (news.cnet.com) [edit]
  2. We’ve raised a third round of funding (bugblogger.com) [edit]
  3. Open source hardware company Bug Labs quietly raised another $3 million (businessinsider.com) [edit]
  4. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  5. Ford Partners With Bug Labs To Develop Open Source Platform For In-Car Innovatin' (disrupt.techcrunch.com) [edit]
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