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Foxconn Buys Stake In Camera Maker GoPro, Invests $200 Million

Foxconn Buys Stake In Camera Maker GoPro, Invests $200 Million

 

GoPro cameras are small and extremely portable cameras capable of recording in high-definition. They can be strapped or attached to just about anything - helmets, bikes' handlebars, sides of cars, etc. - and as such, they are especially popular amongst athletes and sports personalities. Most recently, Felix Baumgartner had several GoPro cameras strapped to his suit as he made record-breaking supersonic free-fall in October.

Their popularity has led Foxconn to invest $200 million in a 8.88% in Woodman Labs, the company that makes GoPro cameras. This means Woodman Labs has a valuation of about $2.25 billion.

Of the deal, Woodman Labs founder, Nicholas Woodman has this to say to Forbes:

“GoPro and Foxconn share a vision of the future where content capture, creation and sharing will become an increasingly important form of communication,” Woodman said.

Since its inception in 2004, GoPro has grown at a tremendous pace and now has a 32% share of the pocket camcorder market.

Source: Forbes

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