Minimally Viable Prototype (MVP)

Market Validation Leads to Seed Investment By Strategic Investor

FinishLine Expertise

  • Product Requirements
  • Conceptual Design
  • Prototyping (MVP)
  • Mechanical Design
  • Manufacturing Documents
  • CAD
  • Software/Firmware
  • Programing UI/UX
  • Electrical Design
  • Schematic
  • PCB Layout & Assembly
  • Testing/Troubleshoot

Project Description

Created new piezo driver technology for market validation.

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The Challenge

Our customer had a great application for new piezo fan technology; however, without a prototype and the subsequent market validation, it was impossible to raise money—a real chicken or egg situation.

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The Process
  1. Work with customer to refine product’s requirements to only those required for the MVP and the market validation experiment—and thus cutting a lot of development cost
  2. Using a combination of off-the-shelf components and FinishLinePDS reference design, create a plan that will meet the budget and the requirements for the production of MVP
  3. Design and build the MVP
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The Solution

Power driver MVP for a piezo fan that would work over a very broad range of frequency and input voltage.

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The Results
  1. FinishLinePDS was able to show the customer that an “impossible chicken or egg” problem could be solved by breaking the project into an MVP phase and pre-production prototype phase.
  2. Our customer successfully used the MVP for market validation and for raising a $5M seed round from a strategic investor.


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