Jamstack CEO Chris Prendergast was a teacher, engineer and amazing electric guitar player who identified a frustration every musician has dealt with: equipment takes too long to set up. It’s not ergonomic. It tethers you in one place.
These frustrations led to an idea so self-evidently awesome, Chris was surprised it didn’t already exist: a portable device that would attach to his electric guitar, connect to his smartphone, produce effects, and output high-quality audio.
At Cortex, Chris found a team with the design expertise to create a working prototype that would secure funding and bring Jamstack into production. He found a partner who had the manufacturing experience to shepherd his magnetic idea into the hands of consumers.
As Chris says, music tells you how to feel. From the outset, we realized that the Jamstack evokes a special feeling in everyone who sees it. Musicians want to play with it. Listeners light up when they see it in the wild.
Jamstack gives people superpowers, and that made us believers.
We wanted to invest in it, so we did.