lumoid

  • Why gear rental marketplace Lumoid shut down

    Why gear rental marketplace Lumoid shut down

    Lumoid, a tech gear rental startup is no longer in business and its founder Aarthi Ramamurthy is moving on to Facebook. The startup launched as just a “crazy idea,” when it came out of Y Combinator four and half years ago, Ramamurthy wrote on a Facebook post this weekend announcing the shut down. Lumoid went on to raise nearly $6 million over the last four years. This spring… Read More

  • Lumoid Adds Headphones And Home Audio To Its Try-Before-You-Buy Experience

    Lumoid Adds Headphones And Home Audio To Its Try-Before-You-Buy Experience

    The thing about being a portable audiophile is that you have to put a lot of trust in online reviews. It’s hard to get the full experience testing out a pair of cans in Best Buy and often places like that are lacking the vast majority of most high-end models. Lumoid has seen the opportunity in personal audio and is looking to allow people the chance to test out a wide swath of… Read More

  • Lumoid Launches A Peer-To-Peer Marketplace For Short-Term Gadget Rentals

    Lumoid Launches A Peer-To-Peer Marketplace For Short-Term Gadget Rentals

    The introduction of Lumoid Locals should enable the company to expand its potential inventory while also allowing its users to make their gear available to others. Launching in San Francisco to start, the Locals marketplace also provides a low-touch way for Lumoid to make money while connecting customers with one another. Read More

  • Lumoid Wants To Rent You A Camera Now, And Everything Later

    Lumoid Wants To Rent You A Camera Now, And Everything Later

    Aarthi Ramamurthy is standing outside of her building talking to her first paying customer, and she’s about to make a product decision. She’s shipped him a camera across country overnight on a rental program, and he’s so in love with it that he wants to buy one from her. He’s wondering if he can apply his rental fee towards the purchase of the camera. Read More

  • Y Combinator Summer 2013 Demo Day, Batch 3: Meet Senic, Buttercoin, Crowdery, Reebee And More

    Y Combinator Summer 2013 Demo Day, Batch 3: Meet Senic, Buttercoin, Crowdery, Reebee And More

    Third time’s the charm. We’re here (yep, still) at Y Combinator’s Summer 2013 demo day, covering the wide range of 49 startups pitching their wares to a large crowd of investors, fellow founders, and members of the media. So far we’ve met an augmented reality glasses company, seen Sergey Brin’s little brother launch a restaurant menu company, and seen a baby… Read More