Due to continued improvements being made to the device, the Kickstarter campaign was delayed to July 2020, with the initial funding goal set at €30,000. Since this goal was met in only three hours, several stretch goals were set and subsequently reached, with the campaign ending with €165,760 raised in total from 2,046 backers. Following this, the FunKey Team began making preparations to have the devices manufactured at a factory in China, a process that included the making of a mold to manufacture the device's exterior plastic shell and the adjustment and improvement of several of the device's components. After several unforeseen delays, device shipments initially began in late December following the completed assembly and packaging of the first batch of devices. Due to the quick discovery of defective MicroSD cards in several of the delivered devices, however, shipment of the majority of first-batch devices was delayed until February 2021.