Executive Summary

Company Overview

Resonado provides superior audio hardware solutions to businesses. (B2B)
Despite its bulky structural disadvantage and heavy weight, conventional cone-shaped speaker technology has dominated the market with its cost advantage and universal applicability. This outdated speaker technology is stalling the product innovation trend of “thinner and lighter.” As a result, either a speaker had to be externalized from the product (eg. a sound bar to provide audio for an ultra-thin TV) or a product audio quality had to be sacrificed (eg. phones and laptop speakers).
Resonado solves this problem by introducing a new speaker technology that:
(1) is 70% smaller and lighter
(2) is 30% cost effective
(3) is 40% more energy efficient
(4) has acoustically superior sound quality
(5) has unprecedented design and structural flexibility than a traditional speaker technology.
FCS technology is an ideal substitute to the traditional cone-shaped speaker technology because it is applicable to any speaker regardless of its size or frequency range.

Technology

Brian Cho and his father, Leeg Hyun Cho (CTO of Resonado), developed the FCS Technology together in South Korea. LH Cho then established a supply chain by founding a private company named HMLink Ltd. in South Korea, which is now one of Resonado’s contract manufacturers. The FCS technology was since used in a concept car by a global car manufacturer in Korea (2016), and is currently being used in two consumer speaker products.

Defensibility

FCS technology is protected by issued patents globally. The team is currently working on 3 additional patents to be issued within the next couple of years.

Defensibility

FCS technology is protected by issued patents globally. The team is currently working on 3 additional patents to be issued within the next couple of years.

Competition

Aside from the traditional type, there exist some other speaker technologies by Magnepan and Audeze, such as Flat Vibration Panel Speaker or the Planar Magnetic Speaker. However, none have been able to address the cost advantage and universal applicability that the cone-shaped speaker technology has. The FCS technology is the only technology that addresses these issues while providing additional key advantages like size and weight.

Business Model & Go-to-Market Strategy

Resonado provides superior audio hardware solutions to its corporate clients. Resonado either designs the requested speaker units or cooperates with clients to develop the speaker units tailored to clients’ needs. Resonado is currently working with 14 prospective corporate clients in multiple industries both domestic and international.

Milestones

May 2017: Founded as a Delaware C-Corp Corporation
Oct 2017: High Potential Startup Grant by Elevate Ventures
Dec 2017: University of Notre Dame Idea Center Startup Grant
May 2018: Top 6 Finalist of 160 teams in 2018 McCloskey Business Competition
June 2018: Awarded People’s Award from PitchForce by PeopleConnect
July 2018: Joined the ABC Accelerator in Silicon Valley
                  Invited to TechCrunch’s 2018 Startup Alley as one of its 5 Top Picks

Other Awards include:
IrishAngels Award, INX Award, Best Startup Showcase Award, ABC Accelerator Award.

 

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 University of Notre Dame Idea Center

University of Notre Dame Idea Center

 ABC Accelerator - Silicon Valley

ABC Accelerator - Silicon Valley