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Las Vegas Publisher Hits Kickstarter For New Cooperative Boardgame; Scores Over 115,000 in Three Days

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Earlier this week, Las Vegas-based Funforge, LLC. launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $80,000 for its new cooperative survival boardgames called ZNA. According to its campaign, ZNA takes place in Boston. The year is 2015 and the city has been struck by a storm of dark smoke, which is later referred to as “the Fog.”… Read More

Creator of Kickstarter’s I Am What’s Underneath Discusses Body Images & Inspiration With Bust

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Taking time away from her successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, co-creators of StyleLikeU and the web series I Am What’s Underneath, Lily Mandelbaum sat down with BUST to share details about the project and today’s body image issues. As previously reported by CrowdfundInsider, I Am What’s Underneath is a feature-length documentary that strips people down to… Read More

Lunar Mission One Set to Voyage to the Moon After Successfully Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

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Kickstarter staff pick and space fan favorite Lunar Mission One successfully hit its crowdfunding goal raising over $1 million with the support of over 7200 backers.  Called the “most inspirational mission to the moon since the Apollo landings” the crowdfunded project hopes to send a unmanned craft to the South Pole of the Moon exploring… Read More

CRAVE Hits Huge Crowdfunding Milestone For Its Adult Necklace on Tilt

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With 3721 backers for a total of $275,420 collected on crowdfunding platform Tilt, the functional and elegant Vesper vibrator necklace becomes the most successful (having shipped to all its backers) sex toy project on a crowdfunded pre-order platform. As CoolHunting raved, “Wearable tech has never been more pleasurable—or sexy—than the products developed by CRAVE. Their high-quality… Read More

Arrow’s Stephen Amell Partners with Represent to Help Raise Funds For “F&ck Cancer”

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Stephen Amell, star of The CW hit series Arrow, recently partnered with Represent, a rapidly growing platform for creating and selling custom merchandise, to generate $947,380 in sales in support of the F&ck Cancer charity. The campaign initially lasted three weeks and sold 21,351 shirts, but was re-launched for 48 hours due to overwhelming demand from… Read More

Brief: CEO of Logbar Addresses Critics of Kickstarter-Success Ring Wearable Tech (Video)

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Clearing the air of any confusion and accusations, CEO of San Carlos-based Logbar, Takuro Yoshida, addressed the issues that backers of Kickstarter-success Ring Wearable Tech through a new YouTube video. Previously, Yoshida revealed his thought about the comments that Gizmodo had made about the ring. The website, which doubted Ring from the start, used it as an example of why… Read More

Gay Indie Film Retake Gets Greenlight After Receiving Funding Boost on Kickstarter

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Retake, the new gay indie film starring Luke Pasqualino (UK’s Skins, The Borgias) as a male prostitute has been given the greenlight.  Nick Corporon, director of the LGBT festival favorite short film Barbie Boy is directing from his own screenplay, with a story by Corporon, Gareth Dutton, Collin Brazie, and Justin Bailey. The greenlight comes on the heels of the… Read More

UK’s Pizza Rossa Opens Up Shop on Crowdcube; Seeks £150,000 in Equity

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Last year, the very popular (and delicious) Pizza Rossa launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube and took home £440,000 in just 17 days. Since then the company has opened a shop at London Wall, along with a pop-up at Leadenhall Market. Now, the startup is making a return to the popular platform, this time… Read More

Zano Zooms! Now Over $1.3 Million Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

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I have come to the conclusion we will all soon own our own personal drones.  No longer the realm of futuristic films, smart drones (or somewhat smart drones) are now a reality.  Attending WakeStock this past summer I was impressed to see the aerial acrobatics all captured up close with a remotely controlled camera in… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform CrowdedRocket Can’t Handle Traffic After Launch

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Earlier this week, crowdfunding platform CrowdedRocket launched as a new place for reward-based campaigns. Ubergizmo reports that the website only focuses on startups and helps the fulfillment of non product related gifts. This is to avoid any fraud that plagues other platforms like Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Its mission is actively prepare startups for successful campaigns, which… Read More

Creator of Pozible-Success Sofi Spritz Talks Crowdfunding & Social Media With Bluewire Media

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Last spring, Sydney entrepreneur Tommy Maclean hit Australia-based crowdfunding platform Pozible with a new startup called Sofi Spritz. This company produced an all natural, All Australian take on the classic Italian spritz. During its run on the website, the project surpassed its initial goal of $10,000 and raised $11, 410 thanks to 133 backers. Now, Maclean… Read More

Dupont Underground Launches Fundable Campaign For Abandoned Trolley Station

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The nonprofit Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground (ACDU) announced today that it has signed a 66-month lease with the District of Columbia’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) for an abandoned 75,000-s.f. former trolley station below the streets of Dupont Circle, in the District’s Northwest quadrant. The ACDU also launch… Read More

Already on iOS, Tile “Worlds Largest Lost & Found” Finally Comes to Android

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Tile, a small finder device that uses a crowdsourced network of users to help find lost items, has announced the availability of an App for Android devices.  Tile, one of the most successful self crowdfunding campaigns of all time, quickly launched on iOS but has now released their widely anticipated software for Android.  Simultaneously Tile… Read More

Brief: Gosnell Movie Selects John Sullivan As Its Executive Producer

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Earlier this week, producer of the Indiegogo film Gosnell Movie, Phelim McAleer announced that co-writer and co-director of the documentaries 2016: Obama’s America and America: Imagine the World Without Her, John Sullivan, has signed on as executive producer. The film is the story of Philadelphia’s abortion doctor, Dr.  Kermit Gosnell and his devastating crimes. He was… Read More

Kickstarter Campaign Creator Accused of Scamming Backers; Runs Off With Over $54,000

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Earlier this year, 20-year-old San Diego resident, Taylor Beck, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise a mere $2,000 for his new tutorial called Le arn iPhone App Development. Not only did the project surpassed its initial goal super quickly, it reached well over $54,000 thanks to nearly 660 backers. This online video course… Read More

Kickstarter Unleashes Its Holiday Gift Guide 2014

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With only nine more shopping days until Christmas, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter has announced its 2014 holiday gift guide. Kickstarter’s Julie Wood took to the platform’s blog and wrote, “When you put a gift under the tree, it’s fun to know where it came from. Who made it? How’d they do it? The gifts below have some of… Read More

LICKALIX Popsicles Near Goal on Crowdcube: Delectable Locally-Sourced Lollies Please the Crowd!

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The natural popsicle Camden-based startup LICKALIX has raised over 97% toward its Crowdcube crowdfunding £225,000 goal with the confidence of over 165 investors for 15% equity offered.  Secured funding will allow LICKALIX to scale up its existing successful efforts, to purchase higher volume production equipment, and to achieve a bigger production and distribution capability, according to the startup…. Read More

Seedrs Posts Last Minute Gift Guide: Not Too Late for a Crowdfunded Holiday

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Among the many crowdfunding platforms, holiday gift ideas abound.  Take for example Seedrs’ Holiday Survival Guide just posted on its blog.  Not only are gift ideas shared, but also discount codes: the more, the merrier.  For the oenophile stop by Humble Grape’s website  and enter discount code “HB1o”; Humble Grape is offering a 10% discount on all Humble… Read More

New Cup Container Goat Mug Becomes Big Success on Kickstarter; Scores Over $194,000

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Seeking to introduce a new type of cup container to the market, Slovenia-based entrepreneur by the name Ane Miklavec has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $25,000 for the Goat mug. Within a few days, the project surpassed its initial goal and has reached $194,000 thanks to over 5,000 backers. The cup, which resembles a… Read More

London’s We Are Tea Hits Crowdcube to Raise Funds For Expansion

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Seeking to expand its already successful business, London-based startup We Are Tea launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £250,000. According to its campaign website, We Are Tea is a fast-growing company with a mission to make the world  of speciality tea more open and accessibly. It operates in the premium tea market and… Read More