Mosoro, a Bluetooth accessory startup that utilizes internal sensors to do everything from judge your golf swing to streaming media directly to a device, has raised $1.5 million in Series A funding.
The round was led by leading Internet entrepreneurs and co-founders of ServiceMagic.com, Mike Beaudoin and Rodney Rice as well as Boulder venture capital firms High Country Venture and Tango.
Along with the funding, Beaudoin, Rice, and Chris Marks will join the Board of Directors, along with Mosoro CEO/Founder Mike Stemple and CTO/Founder Chris Stemple.
The company produces “appcessories” that are Bluetooth devices containing dedicated companion apps for both iOS and Android. The company has two apps on the market so far, including 3D Sport and Weather. 3D Sport can be attached to your golf club for a more statistical judgment of your swing, while Weather provides updated local weather conditions.
“Mosoro is on the leading edge of a coming tsunami in Bluetooth-enabled appcessories,” said Rodney Rice
The company has two more apps in development, including Talk and Bonsai, a WiFi access point the size of a bar of soap with an embedded media server to stream video, audio and other applications directly to a WiFi enabled device.
“Mosoro is enabling a users smartphone to interact with the physical world in a highly creative manner,” says Chris Marks of High Country Venture. “Their combinations of appcessories, smartphones, and the Internet open up numerous new exciting markets.”
The company will use the new funding to accelerate product development and evolve into multiple verticals.
“With this new capital we will be able to grow our team and move faster in launching our appcessory products into the market,” Stemple said.