Having grown up with the 1990s' iconic water guns, Sebastian was shocked not to find any decent models anywhere when preparing for a rubber boat party in 2015. Disappointed about the state of the industry, he started working on his vision of a great water gun on nights and weekends. Later, he founded Spyra with Markus, Rike and Marius and eventually launched the most successful German Kickstarter campaign in 2018.
Being extremely strong at prototyping and inventing a valve and nozzle design that was innovative and later patented, the team needed support to develop a serial product and manufacture it at scale. To speed up development, BatchOne helped Spyra take its product specification and requirements documents to the next level to understand the complexity of the product development process and avoid common pitfalls. Likewise, BatchOne helped establish controlled development processes and supported general electronic and software development.
Furthermore, BatchOne provided general industrial design, electrical engineering, and software development advice by challenging various prototype generations to eliminate design flaws of the SpyraOne.
Last but not least, BatchOne provided advice on identifying the right supplier and manufacturing partners in Asia, eventually helping Spyra find the right partners by opening initial doors.
What we worked on
- Definition of Use Cases and Product Features
- System Architecture
- Review of the Embedded Electronics
- Structure Product Development Processes
- How to find the right supplier and manufacturing partner in Asia
Who was working on the project
Product & Project Manager
Sebastian has always had a keen interest in technology. With almost a decade’s worth of experience as a project and product manager, he has driven a broad spectrum of development projects, ranging from embedded systems for hardware products to web-based online systems.
After launching his career with a consultancy and service provider, Sebastian co-founded vSens, a satellite-based irrigation advisor for agriculture.
Later, he joined BLOKS, a Munich based hardware and software company, working as a product and program manager. Here Sebastian helped drive the development of multiple products and establish product development and innovation processes.
BLOKS | vSens, Founder
Embedded Systems & Product Management
With over a decade of experience with complex software and electrical systems, Dennis was able to bring various projects in automotive as well as the outdoor consumer market to life. With his strong technical background and experience in product management, he is able to build the bridge between two distinct worlds.
In recent years Dennis worked in the e-mobility sector and has played a major role in defining product specifications and building up development processes in international teams.
Brose | Elektrobit | Qualcomm | Bloks
Sebastian Walter, CEO & Founder
"BatchOne was extremely helpful right from the start. Having a partner with a strong mindset on solving problems and a proven track record is invaluable for any early-stage hardware Start-Up. The people over at BatchOne will bring structure to what can often be a very messy and chaotic process and significantly reduce the risk for costly mistakes."