Nothing unveils the Swedish group teenage engineering as a "Founding Partner"
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OnePlus' ex-leader Carl Pei has moved on from that company to found another: Nothing. It has raised a great deal in capital from private investors, not to mention Alphabet's GV arm, thus far: in fact, the London-based firm now claims to have accumulated US$22 million to date, and values its "registered interest" from its recent crowd-funded campaign at $30 million.
Pei has managed all this despite the fact that his new OEM had, well, nothing in the works to date. Then again, it has also recently acquired what remains of what used to be Essential. Now, it has also announced that it has an actual "product roadmap", thanks to its new partner, teenage engineering.
This group, which (like Pei) hails from Sweden, has attained acclaim "around the globe for their unique craftsmanship and industrial design prowess" since its 2010 launch (according to Nothing, at least). This praise is apparently derived from its "products for people who love sound, music, and design".
This might be fortuitous, given its new partner's intention to get into the personal audio space. Furthermore, the co-founder and CEO of teenage engineering (which really is its trademark), Jesper Kouthoofd, has also been unveiled as Nothing's new Creative Lead (not to mention "the visionary behind [its] design world".
Meanwhile, the firm's vice-Head of Design, Tom Howard, is now also Head of Design at Nothing. These new appointments may help Pei's fast-developing company hit its goal of launching the first examples of its hardware "in the coming months".
Nothing Press Release