The company originally sought finance on Indiegogo, but the two-month campaign ended on 30 October 2015 and only raised a third of the $35,000 target.The Portsmouth-based startup has been given a new lease of life, however, as Simon Parke, who co-founded the business with brother Chris, took to Twitter to reveal the business has received its first equity investment. The siblings combined their skills, with Simon bringing knowledge from the enterprise software industry where he specialised in innovation, product development and strategic partnerships, while Chris is a naval architect that has used his technical design experience to take projects from concept to final build. The £1,400 x2 Sport is described “the world’s first high performance wearable underwater jet pack” and would look at home in a James Bond film – ideal for the high-flying entrepreneur. That said, the x2 is being promoted to customers with the tagline “unleash your inner superhero”. Of course, the alter-egos of Batman and Iron Man are billionaire business leaders Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark, so the gadget is seemingly ideal for company bosses.
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