More Croatian innovation headed for the global market.
In addition to Leaf smart jewellery made by start-up Bellabeat and Kishe smart umbrella, Amazon, the largest online store in the world, has express interest to start selling Croatian men’s bag for gadgets called Baggizmo. Izvorka and Ladislav Jurić, the founders of Baggizmo, have just concluded the delivery of bags to all 443 investors who took part in a Kickstarter campaign and gave their support to the first Croatian crowdfunded campaign with more than 300,000 kuna. Ladislav says that they are currently working on the next phase of the project, with a goal of expanding production capacities. In the next phase, they want to sell more than 3,000 Baggizmo bags, reports Poslovni.hr on January 8, 2016.
“We are taking part in an InDemand campaign on Indiegogo, seeking an investment of at least 150,000 dollars, and we are working on expanding our network of distributors and partners. We would also like to enter the Asian market and we have received inquiries from Amazon as well”, says Ladislav. He added that the response from the business world is great, since they have completely fulfilled what they had promised during the crowdfunding campaign. On Indiegogo, they have additional 59 investors and the total amount of collected funds in both campaigns currently stands at 51,300 dollars, or almost 360,000 kuna.
Baggizmo announced that they are considering the development of a new school bag and that they will develop and produce new series of the existing bag. It is the first Croatian men’s bag for gadgets which has raised the needed investment funds through Kickstarter, like many similar design projects from Slovenia. The project was launched by internationally recognized designer Izvorka Jurić and her husband, a co-founder of WhoHack start-up, Ladislav Jurić.
Design of the minimalist men’s bag, which can be adapted to different styles of clothing, worn under the suit and even while driving a car or riding a bicycle, has been created by Manufakturist design studio. “During the campaign, the biggest challenge was to reach the potential investors, since we had almost no budget for promoting our proposal, unlike large crowdfunding campaigns. We did not have as much as five percent of their promotional budget, so we are very pleased with the results”, says Ladislav.