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About MuteMe™

We are striving to make our remote experience more natural.

Mission, Vision and Values

With the recent pandemic accelerating the remote model, the adoption of video conferencing tools has presented new challenges, especially for those who were given a shorter runway of time to adopt. We wanted a simple, easy way to enable the flow of meetings and classes to replicate being in-person without the constant delays and pauses that reduce participation and increase frustration. Our mission is to improve virtual experiences for everyone by delivering innovative products, software and services.
Meet Our Team

Our Story

MuteMe™ was founded by a team of engineers, computer scientists, marketing managers, tinkers, and entrepreneurs in the fall of 2020 who saw first had the issues people were having with their on screen mute buttons.

Most of the core team had children all under the age of 4 and these parents experienced constant interruptions while they tried to keep up with their professional lives through virtual meetings. On screen solutions didn’t allow them to mute/unmute quickly enough.

They decided to do something about it. They put their heads together to ideate, prototype, and came up with "MuteMe" a innovative button that not only mutes/unmutes your microphone quickly, syncs with popular conferencing software, but also allows others around them know when the are on mute or not.

To date, all the development, marketing, software, design, websites, graphics, update servers, customer support, and even distribution for the most part has been handled by the internal team running a very lean operation to ensure we create a excellent product and company that stands the test of time.

MuteMe has been fueled by crowdfunding backers, engineers, parents, managers, and students. With overwhelming support globally, MuteMe is the first illuminated mute button to hit the market to help you increase your confidence by quickly muting/unmuting your microphone in virtual calls.

Your Impact on MuteMe’s Growth

MuteMe™ Evolution
To date, there have been over 1000 conversation exchanges giving us feedback and asking for feature requests. Because of your feedback, we have had 17 design changes, 11 PCB revisions, and 8 major SW upgrades in a matter of months (and many times just over the last few weeks)
Looking back, here are key improvements you were responsible for driving:
Smaller Size
Additional Color Options
Capacitive Touch
USB-C Connector
Bulk Orders
Custom Engraving
More Platform Support
More OS Support

Key Milestones

Aug, 20
Idea and conceptualization, first team meeting.

Sep, 20
Hardware prototype, we could mute/unmute with a button.

Oct, 20
Software prototype, multiplatform and OS level mute.

Nov, 20
MuteMe tech patent-pending

Dec, 20
Kickstarter launched with v1.0 MuteMe

Dec, 20 (end)
v2.0 MuteMe introduced, crowdfunding sales take-off

Jan, 21
Kickstarter ends, Indiegogo and ecommerce site start.

Feb, 21
Final manufacturing partners, initial tooling, sample devices ordered.

Mar, 21
Final packaging, DFM, tooling, and USB-C v3.0 MuteMe introduced

Apr, 21
Mass production begins, software completely revamped. Servers setup.

May, 21
US distribution and quality control established.

May, 21 (end)
Shipping begins to over 8,000 customers.

Jun, 21
MuteMe's available in 1000+ Staples stores nationwide

Jun, 21 (end)
All pre-orders are fulfilled we are out of stock.

Jul, 21
Tape for SharkTank, order more inventory, finish MuteMe Mini Prototype.

Aug, 21
Refine MuteMe Mini prototype. First time we have stock.

Sept, 21
Start Marketing and Advertising

Oct, 21
SharkTank Airs, Out of stock, Launch MuteMe Mini on Kickstarter

Building MuteMe from the Ground Up

We took MuteMe from a idea to company with two awesome products, the best software, our own update servers, multiple patents, built a customer support team, built out distribution, and got national media attention and exposure; amidst massive shipping issues, supply chain disruptions, chip shortages, and people shortages. In ten months we went from a idea to a product and then from a product to a company. This wouldn't be possible without you! Thank you so much for your support, feedback, and patience while to aim to build and improve our new normal.

Our Team