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Former Acer MD Bobby Watkins joins UK startup Xupo

Rob Horgan
Former Acer MD Bobby Watkins joins UK startup Xupo

British tech startup Xupo has bagged Acer’s former managing director Bobby Watkins in an attempt to boost its trackables range. The company has also partnered with leading disite Ingram Micro as it rolls out its trackable devices.

Watkins, who has led Acer to one of the top spots in consumer laptops sector in the UK, sits on the Xupo Board as a non executive director and is collaborating and putting forth his ideas and business ethics to make Xupo the best known asset locator globally. He has joined hands with Xupo for its business development and forecasts rapid growth in market share, licensing and global distribution. CEO Raj Sark has said: “Mr Watkins’s expertise and network are already opening new channels taking Xupo on an exponential growth trajectory.” Meanwhile co-founder and COO, Vincenz Klemt describes the move as “favourable in the light of the company’s strategic alignment”.

Focused on the innovative wireless technology solutions, Xupo has big plans on making everyday life easier with a series of products to track every valuable that you may possess such as keys, phones and even the travel ID/ wallet. In October, Connect-In announced a deal with leading electronics distributor, Ingram Micro over an undisclosed volume of Xupo devices.

Tesco direct, eBuyer and Box are some of the major IT resellers which are currently stocking Xupo for a wide UK market reach developing Xupo community.

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Xupo’s history includes securing a £100,000 offer from entrepenuer Peter Jones on Dragon’s Den. Agreeing a return of 30 per cent equity the deal was shaken on during the Den but fell through when it came to bashing out a contract when the cameras were off. 

Tags: Acer, Xupo, trackables

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