Everything started at Bauhaus University in Weimar where Leo and Christian met in 2005. Both were studying product design and shared a passion for unusual and fancy projects. Matthias was busy at that time writing his PhD thesis on innovation economics and already knew Leo and Christian through common friends.
In 2009 Leo started working on the very first prototype of what should become Tinkerbots. Two years later all three came together with the aim to build the best robotic toy the world has ever seen: Tinkerbots.
For over two years we refined the product, looked for the right investors and most importantly introduced the product to you, our customers. In April 2014 we started a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com which in only 45 days raised about 300.000 USD corresponding to 800 preordered building kits. The feedback was tremendous A big thank you to all of our supporters who have been with us, with all their patience and trust! Thank you!
Still during the Indiegogo campaign we were able to recruit our first employees and thus advance the developmental process. There were many obstacles standing in our way but we have made it and are proud to present our Tinkerbots robotic building kits to you.