Palocam – Remote controlled pole-climbing device to record sports from above

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Palocam is the world’s first pole-climbing solution for sports analysis. It helps you capture all the action from 30 feet or higher without a drone or a camera operator.

The best way to capture all the action is from above. Videographers are expensive, tripods are heavy and too low, and drones need permits, have short battery life and are annoying. Palocam is the most affordable solution to record your games like the pros.

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Miguel Hernandez

Details on the founders(s):

Miguel Hernandez – 15 years as Mechanical Designer.
Domingo Hernandez – 45 years as Electrical Engineer.

Market description:

Soccer/American football/rugby/baseball/lacrosse/field hockey players, clubs, coaches, videographers, and parents who are looking for an affordable, portable, and easy-to-use solution to record their games from above to analyze their team play and improve their game.

Market and competitive research:

Main competitors offer more expensive/heavier solutions that use AI for play auto-tracking/tagging. Top players are Veo, Spiideo, Soloshot, and Pixio by Move ‘n See.

Current project status:

Palocam is already selling via website. We also have partnered with a Chinese surveillance camera manufacturer who has already delivered a working prototype that combines our pole-climbing device with one of their compact remotely operated surveillance cameras.

Customer research:

Yes. They love it. We’ve found most upper league soccer clubs already have video solutions and are not looking for another alternative. Most of our current customers are individual players, coaches, and videographers.

Pitches to investors, pitch competitions, accelerators:

Yes. I pitched to YCombinator in late 2018. This was very early in the product development when I only had a Lego prototype and no sales so they decided not to invest.

Key technologies and/or components used in product:

Off-the-shelf components + Arduino.

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Funding methods used so far:

Seeking outside funding?


Patent status:

Pantent pending.

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