Company | RainGlobes | Bainbridge Island + Seattle, WA
Inspired by the snow globe, RainGlobes are the globes that rain! We are a unique, award-winning, multi-patented product invented in Seattle, Washington (of course!). Originally, we were focused on rainy cities... now, we also have generic designs that can be sold anywhere (everything from a rainbow to a rubber ducky holding an umbrella). We began when co-founder Josh walked through SeaTac Airport while flying to New York City, and thought: “Why do they sell snow globes in Seattle when it rains more than it snows? It rains more than it snows most places!” He put this concept to his buddy Fred, who thought Josh asked an excellent question. Josh continued: “Imagine creating a RainGlobe instead of a snow globe… wouldn’t everyone want one of those?” Thus began Fred’s multi-year process to invent rain in a globe. Toothpicks were involved. So was Tupperware. So was duct tape, because duct tape is involved in ALL inventions. Finally, Fred figured out a way to make it rain, and prototype number one was born. Problem was: it was ugly. Fortunately, Fred was high school friends with Scott, and Scott knew people who knew people. A talented and creative investor and start-up business guru, Scott was the first investor in RainGlobes. Now, RainGlobes are officially Patent Number 8,056,274 and the boys are officially inventors, which their families think is pretty fancy. Thanks for supporting our small business in Seattle, WA! We appreciate it.