Wireless Action Sports Headphones

PROBLEM & SOLUTION

  • Music & action sports getting closer together
  • Helmet usage growing rapidly
  • Headphones becoming bigger, cooler, and more fashion-oriented
  • Current solutions lacking & incomplete
  • Music is a big part of action sports and the lifestyle they go with.  UNIT 1 brings those two worlds together with a unique experience.

Our first product is a winter sports helmet with detachable wireless headphones. They work together and separately. It features a sports-specific interface, a patented docking system, Hi-Fi audio and a built-in mic for taking calls.

VISION

To establish a unique brand that delivers innovation through experience based products.

MARKET & COMPETITION

WINTER SPORTS

  • Total Value: $20B
  • Equipment Segment: $3B
  • Helmets Sub-segment: $760M
  • Skiers/Year: 50M, +75% wear a helmet

Potential markets: summer sports, water sports, motorsports & urban commute

BUSINESS MODEL

  • Transaction Fees: Retail & online product sales.
  • Licensing (potential): Docking mechanism could be licensed to audio brands, creating brand-specific versions.
  • Co-Branding (potential): Strategic alliances with either audio or helmet brands to create co-branding situations are also possible.

STATUS & ROADMAP

  • Sep 2017
    Joined leAD Sports Accelerator
  • Aug 2018
    Samples produced
  • Sep 2018
    Seed funding round 2
  • Dec 2018
    Product launch

FINANCIAL NEEDS

SEED ROUND 1

$600K priced round closed -  with $100k over-subscription.

SEED ROUND 2

Once a market-ready product is achieved, a 2nd seed round (~$500k) will be raised to fund manufacturing and Y1 operations.

TEAM

JUAN GARCIA MANSILLA

CEO
JAVIER BERTANI

CDO
FRANCISCO ABELLEIRA

COO
JOAQUIN VINCENT
Head of Engineering
MARCOS GERVASONI
Mechanical Engineer
MARCOS CIANCIO
Electrical Engineer
THOMAS STUBICS
Acoustic Engineer (Consultant)

SHAREHOLDERS /ADVISORY BOARD

leAD SPORTS ACCELERATOR

Berlin-based accelerator focused on funding and supporting innovative early-stage sports startups.

AGUSTIN GARCIA MANSILLA

Angel Investor

STONEHEAVEN HILL

Private Investors - Argentina

FUBANEL SA

Private Investor - Uruguay

JOHN BUCKLEY

Private Investor - USA

AGUSTIN GARCIA MANSILLA 

Advisor

THOMAS RUDY - WHITEROCK

Advisor

ALEJO VERLINI - BLUESMART 

Advisor

CONTACT

juan@unit1gear.com