The pebbled Pebble project is in its final stages, with a $1 million seed round, and a $3 million funding round from private equity firms Andreessen Horowitz and Andreessen Capital, and from early-stage venture capital firm Andreessen Media Ventures.
The pebbly is a small wearable computing device designed to work as a wristwatch.
It’s not yet clear when the Pebble will become a consumer product, but the company says that it will launch at the end of this year.
Pebble is launching its first major marketing campaign, aimed at bringing the Pebble to consumers in India, and in China.
The company also announced a $500 million round of funding, including a $50 million Series B funding from Google Ventures, Andreessen and a further $50m from Andreessen.
The Pebble is not the first wearable-computing device to hit the market in India.
It follows the introduction of the Pebbles, which are smaller, less expensive versions of the Pebble that cost around $150.
But these devices are aimed at the general public, and unlike Pebble, the Pebble doesn’t have an Android Wear-like interface.
Pebble also plans to launch its first consumer product in India in 2019.