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Old 07-27-2016, 09:08 AM   #1
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Skully's dead

I hope no one here actually put money down.

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Old 07-27-2016, 09:41 AM   #2
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Was a bad idea IMO.
Anything that you have to focus on will be a distraction, and take your focus off the road.

Sad if some people lost their money on the crowdfunding deal.. That sux.
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I believe that the technology is there. Right now its price point just isn't obtainable. This will surely happen one day.
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People oooohhhh aaaaahhhhh. Then it can't pass legal and now it's . I applaud the attempt. Hopefully one day it'll have the kinks worked out
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Lawsuit time.

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Two brothers used their company's money as a "personal piggy bank," a new lawsuit by their former bookkeeper claims, before the startup shut down suddenly last week.

Among the expenses attributed to the cofounders were thousands spent on vacations to Hawaii, personal rent for their apartments, trips to competitions in Las Vegas, and a visit to a strip club, the lawsuit states.

The brothers, Marcus and Mitch Weller, founded Skully, a motorcycle-helmet company, three years ago. After raising close to $2.5 million in an Indiegogo campaign, the company was supposed to be on track to produce an augmented-reality motorcycle helmet that had a rear-view camera sort of like having eyes in the back of your head.

But the company disintegrated in the last month after the board forced the brothers out of the company in mid-July. On Friday, TechCrunch reported that the company they had built was shutting down altogether, despite having raised close to $15 million through a mix of crowdfunding and venture capital.

Marcus Weller could not be reached for comment.

The new lawsuit, reported earlier by BuzzFeed, may shed some light on where the money went.

According to the former bookkeeper, Isabelle Faithauer, the brothers treated the company's bank accounts as a "personal piggy bank" and "demanded that Plaintiff conceal the true nature of the expenses by entering them in Skully's books to make it appear that the expenses were incurred for legitimate business reasons, which in fact they were clearly not."

The lawsuit goes on to list 19 examples of the reportedly false expenses, including:

Rent for a personal apartment in the Marina district of San Francisco, then the subsequent moving and painting expenses when they moved to the Dogpatch
Restaurant meals and personal groceries charged to the company AMEX card
A payout of $80,000 to an unnamed cofounder, which was recorded as a trip to China
A $13,000 Mai Tai and Extreme Tech Challenge in Las Vegas
A Lamborghini rental during a personal vacation
A "world tour" trip that included $2,000 for limos in Florida, $2,000 for a strip club, and $2,345 worth of paintings from Hawaii.
A notice on the company's Indiegogo page now alerts those customers who preordered the $1,450 helmet that they'll have to go through bankruptcy court to try to reclaim any money.
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Surprise! A go fund me company was a scam.
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Are there ANY working or NEAR working prototypes?
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Are there ANY working or NEAR working prototypes?
Yeah, just youtube " Skully review " there are about 6 or so with hands on beta units.
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Seems Fusar started a program where those who invested in Skully wont be completely up creek, but instead can be given credit on Fusar products. Considering $1300-1500 is a wallop of money to lose i think this is kind and an obvious choice since crowd funding means you are guaranteed a product. For those of you who dont know Fusar is another up and coming tech company focused on enhancing motorsports. Check them out if you got some time. Im personally considering trying their bluetooth and handing my sena 20s to my brother (maybe).
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They messed up by not making it a simple $300 add-on to helmets imo.
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They messed up by not making it a simple $300 add-on to helmets imo.
It was groundbreaking just the CEO was . Now that he is been forced out he decided to collapse the company.
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Well, maybe they didn't even patent the rear-view idea, and someone else will pick that up and put it in a $400 to $600 range helmet.
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Nothing special about Fuser either. Well established companies like Sena and GoPro can easily create a similar product. They are just waiting for Fusar work out all the bugs.
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Nothing special about Fuser either. Well established companies like Sena and GoPro can easily create a similar product. They are just waiting for Fusar work out all the bugs.
They likely don't think there is a large enough market for it. Not many bugs involved with doing what they already do, just arranging it in a different position. They might want to see how it works in real life, legality issues and all. I can already see the number of lawsuits because some idiot was " distracted " by the screen in there helmet.
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