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skullytechnologies.com

Founded Year

2013

Stage

Asset Sale | AssetsPurchased

Total Raised

$13.44M

About SKULLY Technologies

Skully has developed an augmented reality hardware and software platform for motorcycle helmets that enhances situational awareness for riders. The Skully AR-1 shows a wide angle rearview camera and GPS navigation with voice control on a transparent display. This reinvention of the motorcycle helmet improves safety and awareness through carefully optimized user-centered design.

SKULLY Technologies Headquarter Location

Atlanta, Georgia,

United States

916-835-5445

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Expert Collections containing SKULLY Technologies

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SKULLY Technologies is included in 3 Expert Collections, including AR/VR.

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AR/VR

1,370 items

W

Wearable Computing

387 items

Wearable computing is broadly defined as companies developing devices worn or placed on the body that are equipped with technology, which can range from wearable medical devices to AR/VR headsets to GPS pet collars.

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Smart Home & Consumer Electronics

1,086 items

This Collection includes companies developing smart home devices, wearables, home electronics, and other consumer electronics.

SKULLY Technologies Patents

SKULLY Technologies has filed 5 patents.

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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

12/17/2015

6/18/2019

Helmets, Motorcycle helmet manufacturers, Hats, Headgear, Glass compositions

Grant

Application Date

12/17/2015

Grant Date

6/18/2019

Title

Related Topics

Helmets, Motorcycle helmet manufacturers, Hats, Headgear, Glass compositions

Status

Grant

Latest SKULLY Technologies News

Lawsuit against AR helmet maker Skully over strippers and sports cars has been dropped

Mar 7, 2018

Image Credit: Skully Helmets A lawsuit that painted augmented reality helmet maker Skully as rife with fraud and yet another example of Silicon Valley’s ethical lapses has been dropped. A press release was issued by the cofounders that included a statement from the plaintiff, Isabelle Faithauer — a former  executive assistant  to former Skully CEO Marcus Weller and his cofounder/brother Mitch Weller. Faithauer said new information had to come to her attention that convinced her to drop the lawsuit: I worked at Skully, Inc. from May 2014 to December 2015. In developing the company, Marcus Weller and Mitchell Weller came up with a great concept for the business and it was a good place to work. After I was let go by the company, I was upset and hired an attorney who filed a lawsuit against Skully, Inc., Marcus Weller, and Mitchell Weller based on my understanding of the facts and circumstances at that time. However, through discovery, I learned that there were many facts, documents, and information that could lead a reasonable jury to conclude that my claims were totally without merit. My attorney concurred in this assessment, which is one of the reasons I dismissed my claims against the Wellers and agreed to settle for a mutual release of claims. I wish Marcus Weller and Mitchell Weller good luck in their future. VentureBeat reached out to Faithauer via her LinkedIn profile and to her attorney via email and will update this story if they provide further information or comments. Faithauers’ lawsuit caused a sensation when it was first revealed in August 2016. But in August 2016, Skully announced it had run out of money and was shutting down: “Over the past several weeks, our management team has worked feverishly to raise additional capital, but unforeseen challenges and circumstances beyond our control made this effort impossible. What this means now is that SKULLY will no longer be able to ship AR-1 Units or process refunds directly.” That made for a lot of furious crowdfunding backers. But the company descended from crowdfunding disappointment to poster child for Silicon Valley’s ethical failings when Faithauer filed a lawsuit against the cofounders accusing them of fraud. She claimed they required her to fudge the company’s bookkeeping to hide that fact that they were spending large sums of money on exotic car rentals, personal travel, and strip clubs. The press release doesn’t offer any additional details about what new information emerged during discovery. Skully cofounder Marcus said in a statement that they company had always denied the allegations: In 2016, there were a number of claims made against us by a former employee. At the time she filed the lawsuit, we adamantly denied those claims, and advised those who contacted us that they were incorrect. We are glad this has finally been dismissed. It has been painful process to say the least, but with the latest news we believe there is reason to be hopeful for the future. Surprisingly, amid all the drama, the Skully helmet lives on. The brothers said they worked to help sell the assets. An initial deal with Chinese company LeEco was “blocked,” according to the press release. The assets were later sold to Torrot , a Spanish urban mobility company that moved the Skully operations to Atlanta. The helmet has been renamed Fenix, and the press release says the new owners are “working to ship units to the remaining customers.”

  • When was SKULLY Technologies founded?

    SKULLY Technologies was founded in 2013.

  • Where is SKULLY Technologies's headquarters?

    SKULLY Technologies's headquarters is located at Atlanta.

  • What is SKULLY Technologies's latest funding round?

    SKULLY Technologies's latest funding round is Asset Sale.

  • How much did SKULLY Technologies raise?

    SKULLY Technologies raised a total of $13.44M.

  • Who are SKULLY Technologies's competitors?

    Competitors of SKULLY Technologies include FUSAR Technologies and 1 more.

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