In mid 2012, the original Brydge launched on Kickstarter. It broke records and instantly developed a cult following. Its philosophy was simple; the iPad was beautiful so the keyboard should be too. 12 months after nailing Kickstarter, the original team behind Brydge had lost focus and sales were slowing.
While all this was happening, on the other side of the world in Singapore, long time friends Nick and Toby were looking for a side project. On a trip to South Korea, Nick saw a Brydge and instantly wanted one. After trying to have one sent to Singapore with no luck, Toby, Nick and his wife Justine decided to buy 200 units. Seeing the opportunity, a website was created, an impromptu warehouse in the spare bathroom was established and Brydge was now available in South East Asia.
After only a few weeks, stock was sold out and the opportunity was ripe. iPad sales were soaring and the trio decided to make an offer to take over Brydge. This was the beginning of what Brydge is today - all before Apple released their first keyboard.