What does it take to design and market the warmest jacket on the market? What is the target audience for this type of product? When is the best time to launch? Joining the podcast to talk about the Kistler Aerogel Jacket is Henry Wang. Henry is a business partner for Kistler, and it was my pleasure to speak with him about their incredible product. In our conversation, Henry opens up about their pre-campaign efforts, why they decided to connect with Enventys Partners, the video they made for the product, and much more. Don’t miss a minute of this engaging episode featuring Henry Wang and the Kistler jacket.

Creating the warmest jacket.

Have you ever heard of aerogel? It’s a type of insulating material used to create ultra warm clothing. Aerogel was first created by Samuel Stephens Kistler in 1931. It’s an extremely durable and flexible material that is much more effective than other insulators such as down. It is the lightest solid in the world, and even NASA trusts aerogel technology to be used in their spacesuits, which are put through some of the universe’s harshest conditions. Kistler used Aerogel to create what they call “the warmest jacket.” Make sure to check out the link to their Kickstarter campaign located in the resources section at the end of this post.

Finding the right partnerships.

How do you find the right connections and partnerships to produce and market your invention? Is it a realistic to expect that you’ll find marketing partners along the way? Kistler decided to partner with Henry Wang as a business partner to lead their marketing efforts highlighting the Kistler jacket in the United States marketplace. Kistler also ended up connecting with Enventys Partners to roll out a robust and effective marketing strategy. To get the full story on Kistler and their successful partnerships, make sure to listen to this episode!

Is there a perfect time to launch a product?

When is the right time to launch a product? Should crowdfunding projects pay extra attention to the timing of their product launch? The team at Kistler decided to launch their product during a period that overlapped with the holiday season. Even though they launched during the holiday season they still experienced a good number of orders. Henry encourages inventors who launch during this season to stay optimistic because the numbers and traffic do tend to ebb and flow. To hear more of Henry’s take on launching during the holiday season, make sure to listen to this episode!

Valuing backer feedback.

When you launch a crowdfunded product, you’ve got to be prepared for backer feedback. Some inventors take a hyper-vigilant approach, and others don’t pay attention to backer feedback at all. Henry Wang and the team at Kistler were happy to get a significant amount of positive responses from backers of the Kistler Aerogel jacket. If you neglect backer feedback, you do so at your peril. Learn from Henry and Kistler’s story of listening to backer feedback and engaging with their backer community on this fascinating episode!

Key Takeaways

  • [1:05] Henry Wang joins the podcast to talk about the Kistler Aerogel Jacket.
  • [4:00] What pre-campaign efforts helped the team launch the product successfully?
  • [5:40] Why did the Kistler team connect with Enventys Partners?
  • [7:30] Henry talks about the video they made to market the Kistler jacket.
  • [9:20] What are some of the stretch goals that Henry and the team included?
  • [10:20] Responding to customer feedback. Why did they launch during the holidays?
  • [13:30] Henry enters the Launch Round; rapid-fire questions.
  • [20:20] Why you should check out the Kistler Aerogel Jacket.


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