Alicia Syrett is a board member of New York Angels. She questioned how Mega Tiny could prevent heavyweights, like Apple, from designing its own sticky phone case.
Mega Tiny's vice president of product, Jeff Wilcox, explained that the start-up has a patent pending for the nano-suction material it uses. And co-founder Winans added that, as a smaller business, flexibility is on Mega Tiny's side. "In less than five months we can come up with an idea and go to market quickly and get feedback from customers and take small risks and take small bets that can pay off big time," he told CNBC.
David Wu, a general partner at venture firm Maveron, noted that larger brands tend to market themselves utilizing distinctive designs. He wondered if at this stage Mega Tiny's simple design was intentional. Winans said the current focus is on function. "The actual sticking the case on the wall and doing a hands-free selfie actually draws more people to the product."