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  • Tile’s new lost item trackers have double the range, better looks

    Tile’s new lost item trackers have double the range, better looks

    On the heels of a $25 million funding round, connected device maker Tile is today rolling out a more premium line of lost item trackers, with the launch of its Tile Pro series. The line today includes two new devices, a dark slate-and-graphite Tile Sport and a white-and-gold Tile Style. Beyond their more fashionable look, these Pro trackers include upgraded internals, allowing the devices to… Read More

  • Lost item finder Tile grabs another $25 million in funding

    Lost item finder Tile grabs another $25 million in funding

    Tile, the company that makes connected devices in order to track items when they go missing, today announced it has raised a Series B-1 round of new funding, led by Bessemer Venture Partners. In addition, Tile noted it has now hit two major milestones for its business: $100 million in revenue in 2016, and 10 million total units sold. Read More

  • Tile introduces a thinner, lighter version of its Bluetooth tracker, Tile Mate

    Tile introduces a thinner, lighter version of its Bluetooth tracker, Tile Mate

    Tile, the Bluetooth-connected lost item finder which recently rolled out a newer, thinner version of its flagship product called the Tile Slim, is out this morning with its latest, an update to the original Tile, now called Tile Mate. While still bulkier than the Tile Slim, the new Tile Mate is now 25 percent smaller than the original version, and comes with a hole that allows it to clip… Read More

  • Tile’s lost-item finder will now fit in your wallet

    Tile’s lost-item finder will now fit in your wallet

    The popular, Bluetooth-connected lost item finder Tile is today introducing a new product dubbed “Tile Slim” that’s designed to be kept in your wallet, so you can find it if it ever goes missing. The device – which the company claims is the world’s thinnest Bluetooth tracker – finally makes it possible to use Tile with not only your wallet without the bulk… Read More

  • Tile raises $18 million to make personal belongings easy to find

    Tile raises $18 million to make personal belongings easy to find

    To help people find lost, stolen or misplaced personal effects with the proverbial touch of a button, a startup called Tile has raised $18 million in a Series B funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. For the unfamiliar, Tile makes square, waterproof tags that employ Bluetooth low-energy radio and GPS technology to find objects they’re attached to, like wallets, keychains, purses… Read More

  • Jaguar partners with Tile to make sure drivers never leave without their wallets

    Jaguar partners with Tile to make sure drivers never leave without their wallets

    Automaker Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. today announced a partnership with Silicon Valley startup Tile Inc. to prevent drivers from leaving home, or any other place, without their essential personal items. Tile, which has raised $16 million in total venture funding to-date, makes small, waterproof tags that employ Bluetooth low-energy radio and GPS technology to locate objects to which they are… Read More

  • Lost-Item Tracker Tile Rolls Out A Renewal Service Offering Early Adopters Discounted Replacements

    Lost-Item Tracker Tile Rolls Out A Renewal Service Offering Early Adopters Discounted Replacements

    Tile, the small, square-shaped lost item tracker which recently raised an additional $3 million from Khosla Ventures as an extension on its earlier $13 million Series A, had previously indicated that its business model would eventually include a replacement service that allows customers to purchase new Tiles just ahead of the battery wearing out on their old ones. Now, select Tile customers… Read More

  • Lost Item Tracker Tile Locates $3 Million More In Series A Funding From Khosla Ventures

    Lost Item Tracker Tile Locates $3 Million More In Series A Funding From Khosla Ventures

    Tile, the square-shaped lost item tracker that attaches to everything from bikes to bags to key chains and more and then helps you locate those items if lost or stolen through a mobile app, has now raised an additional $3 million. The new funding comes from Khosla Ventures, and is an extension to the $13 million Series A Tile raised last fall to fund its international expansion and Android… Read More

  • Tile Launches Sharing, Allowing Others To Help You Find Your Lost Items

    Tile Launches Sharing, Allowing Others To Help You Find Your Lost Items

    Tile, the lost item tracker that you can attach to purses, keys, luggage, bikes or anything else that tends to go missing at times, is today rolling out a new feature designed to make it easier for people to get help finding their items. In an update to the company’s iOS and Android applications, users will now be able to share their Tiles with others, including friends, family… Read More

  • Lost-Item Tracker Tile Arrives On Android

    Lost-Item Tracker Tile Arrives On Android

    When Tile, the square-shaped lost-item tracker that attaches to bags, bikes, key chains and more, announced this fall that it had raised $13 million in funding (a combination of a seed round and Series A investment), the company said it had earmarked some of that money to be put towards hiring more Android engineers. Now that investment has paid off, as Tile today debuts support for… Read More

  • Lost-Item Tracker Tile Raises $13 Million To Fund International Expansion, Android Release

    Lost-Item Tracker Tile Raises $13 Million To Fund International Expansion, Android Release

    Tile, the lost-item tracker that raised millions in crowdfunding wants to give objects a voice by connecting them to the web. To capitalize on the growing demand for Tile’s small, square-shaped devices that attach to bags, bikes, keychains and more, the company has raised $13 million in funding, in a $9.5 million Series A round led by GGV Capital, a firm known for its global ties, and… Read More

  • Tile, The Lost-Item Tracker With Millions In Crowdfunding, Was Worth The Wait

    Tile, The Lost-Item Tracker With Millions In Crowdfunding, Was Worth The Wait

    The first thing you’ll notice about Tile, the crowdfunded lost-item finder that attaches to bags, keys, bikes and more, is that it’s big. I mean, I know the company provided the device’s specs beforehand, but it’s still a surprise to see this large white square — bigger than a Wheat Thin and slightly smaller than a matchbook — sitting there in the black… Read More

  • Long-Delayed Connected Device Tile Finally Starts Shipping

    Long-Delayed Connected Device Tile Finally Starts Shipping

    The Bluetooth-powered lost item finder called Tile, which last summer raised $2.6 million via crowdfunding, has finally begun shipping, the company now claims. Early backers may be a bit skeptical, given the delays the company experienced since raising a significant round of funding many months ago, then not being able to deliver in a timely manner. But over the Memorial Day holiday here in… Read More

  • Duet Takes On Tile With A Small, Square Lost Item Finder That Also Lets You Replace The Battery

    Duet Takes On Tile With A Small, Square Lost Item Finder That Also Lets You Replace The Battery

    Early backers of the Bluetooth-powered lost item finder called Tile, backed by $2.7 million in crowdfunding, have been patiently waiting for the device to begin shipping (which it finally is, they say). But in the meantime, a number of similar tags have stepped in to fill the void, including TrackR, StickNFind, Lapa, and others. And now here comes one more: the Duet, a small, colorful… Read More

  • How Bluetooth LE And Crowdfunding Are Accelerating The Connected Hardware Boom

    How Bluetooth LE And Crowdfunding Are Accelerating The Connected Hardware Boom

    It’s one trend that’s been hard to miss, being mostly clipped and/or strapped in plain sight. To spell it out, hardware startups – and the devices they’re making — are having a moment, thanks in major part to crowdfunding websites providing the funding bridge between a promising prototype and the cost of manufacturing a shipping product. Read More

  • Protag Elite Is A Rechargeable Bluetooth Card That Keeps Tabs On Your Valuables

    Protag Elite Is A Rechargeable Bluetooth Card That Keeps Tabs On Your Valuables

    After Tile raised $2.6M in its crowdfunding campaign for a Bluetooth 4.0-powered tagging tech for tracking valuable items, it was only a matter of time before others jumped aboard the bandwagon. Now to be fair to Innova Technology, they were in this game already, with their first-gen Protag tracking card device. But they’ve now beefed up the offering with a BT 4.0 device called Protag Elite. Read More

  • Tile Grabs $2.6M Via Selfstarter For Its Lost Property-Finding Bluetooth Tags Plus App

    Tile Grabs $2.6M Via Selfstarter For Its Lost Property-Finding Bluetooth Tags Plus App

    Tile, a connected objects startup that’s trying to fix the problem of finding lost property with a Bluetooth tags plus app combo, has raised a massive $2.6M via its Selfstarter crowdfunding campaign. The funding considerably beefs up the $200,000 Tile gained from being incubated out of Silicon Valley mobile accelerator Tandem Capital. It’s also a massive 130x bump on its… Read More

  • Tile Wants You To Stop Losing Important Stuff With Its Bluetooth Tags Plus App Combo

    Tile Wants You To Stop Losing Important Stuff With Its Bluetooth Tags Plus App Combo

    Startups aiming to tap into the ubiquity of smartphones and extend their reach with additional hardware add-ons (plus an app) are winking rapidly into existence. The latest entrant to this nascent space, Tile, has just kicked off a crowdfunding campaign to raise $20,000 on Selfstarter to fund initial production of its connected gizmo that helps people find important stuff they’ve lost. Read More

  • Tetris Tiles Hit The States, Showers Forever Changed

    The anxiety ridden addiction that is Tetris, is now available… in your shower. A tile supplier based in the UK is currently producing ceramic, indoor/outdoor tiles that allows you to create your own Tetris mosaic or order a pre-designed mosaic. You can choose seven different colors, one for each of the Tetriminoes shapes. The colors are taken from Pantone colors and all orders come with… Read More