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OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has an audio company, products coming next year

  • Former OnePlus govt Carl Pei has a brand new firm targeted on audio.
  • The enterprise has already gained $7 million from seed buyers.

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei was the general public face of the smartphone model from the get-go, however he departed the agency earlier this 12 months to start out a brand new firm. Now, just a few extra particulars surrounding the enterprise have emerged.

Pei advised Wired that the brand new firm is audio-related and that a number of {hardware} merchandise are coming subsequent 12 months. The former OnePlus govt claimed that the brand new enterprise would concentrate on extra than simply headphones, whereas not really confirming whether or not headphones had been within the works. Pei added that the brand new firm could be headquartered in London.

The OnePlus co-founder revealed that his new firm has accrued $7 million from seed buyers. Prominent buyers embrace former Apple vice-president Tony Fadell, reddit co-founder Steve Huffman, YouTuber Casey Neistat, and Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin.

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Pei additionally posted a number of job listings for the brand new firm on his Twitter account, with job openings in India and the UK. While the listings don’t shed a ton of sunshine on what’s coming subsequent, a list for a software program UI designer reveals that an Android app additionally types a part of these plans. Check out a screenshot under.

carl pei job listing android appCredit: Carl Pei

The govt additionally touched on his causes for leaving OnePlus within the first place.

“OnePlus is a extremely giant firm, in comparison with the place we had been once we had been simply began. And as soon as the corporate is bigger, you’re form of set in your technique,” Pei defined. “So, by turning a clean web page, I could be a lot extra artistic with what I select to spend my time on.”

We’ll simply have to attend for extra particulars to determine whether or not Pei’s new enterprise will make an identical impression as OnePlus. But the patron audio house is fairly crowded already, so any new entrant might want to stand out.

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