OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei quit the tech company after seven years in October, 2020. Soon, Pei announced that he was brewing with a new idea and so far, has already raised $7 million in a seed round from a clutch of high-profile investors.
Reports suggest that the investors included likes of Tony Fadell, principal at advisory firm Future Shape and inventor of the iPod, Kevin Lin, co-founder of Twitch, Steve Huffman CEO of Reddit, Youtuber Casey Neistat to name a few. Joining this list is Kunal Shah, founder of CRED.
The 31-year-old who co-founded OnePlus along with Pete Lau in 2013, tweeted "Thank you" along with an emotional blog while announcing his exit. The OnePlus Nord which was launched August 2020, was the last project that Carl Pei worked on during his time at OnePlus.
Just this week, Pei tweeted that he is planning to unveil his “new brand on the 27th”. All we know so far is that this new venture is that it is headquartered in London, and will focus on the music sector and will be building hardware products. Could it be a new line of headphones?
Pei has gone on record to clarify the new product will much more than that. What does that mean? Well, we will have to wait till 27th to know that.
(Edited by : Jomy)