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Crowdfunding Mailbox: Rocketbook Cloud Integrated Notebook, Cloudsolar Solar Panels & Off Campus Podcast

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Paper is on its way. Newspapers, magazines, books are all migrating to digital forms of publishing – and this is a good thing. Only the very old and those set in their ways will attest otherwise. One realm of the paper world that persists is for taking notes, jotting quick diagrams or just scribbling pictures…. Read More

Super Troopers’ Jay Chandraekhar Talks Upcoming Sequel & Indiegogo Campaign

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With Super Troopers 2 continuing to be a huge success on global crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo, director and star of the original comedy, Jay Chandrasekhar is ready to share details about the upcoming film and why Broken Lizard decided to turn to fans for funding help. In a recent essay, published by the Daily Beast, Chandrasekhar wrote about how Super Troopers nearly… Read More

Brief: Baltimore’s Non-Profit Organization Section1 Launches Series A Funding Round.

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Earlier this week, Baltimore non-profit organization, Section1, opened its new Series A funding round in hopes of revitalize a 3.5-acre abandon site in the city’s art scene under Jones Falls Expressway ready for public view. The organization is dedicated to transforming, vacant, underutilized, or derelict sites into vibrant creative spaces designated for the use of urban…. Read More

KitRex Creator Lisa Glover Discusses the Paper Dinosaur Process With Kickstarter

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With her second crowdfunding campaign, KitRex Pterodactyl, now seeking funds on Kickstarter, Lisa Glover is ready to share the process of creating the fun 3D paper dinosaurs. During a recent interview with Kickstarter, Glover revealed why she decided to return to the crowdfunding giant with her latest project: “One of my professors would say that for… Read More

Pebble Time: $20,338,986 in Crowdfunding, A Kickstarter Record

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The crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for Pebble’s new smartwatch has officially closed.  Pebble Time now stands as the most funded campaign ever on Kickstarter.  Pebble raised a total of $20,338,986 from 78,471 backers.  Pebble easily topped the previous record holder, Coolest Cooler, a   product that is now at a respectable 2nd place sandwiched in… Read More

Popular UK Frozen Yogurt Startup Lick Looks to Raise £200,000 on Crowdcube

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Seeking to expand its quickly growing (and already popular) business, central Brighton-based frozen yogurt startup, Lick, has hit crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to raise £200,000 and is offering  6.25% in equity. Lick  is all-natural, fat-free and made from 100% yogurt using the special method that its co-founders, Ky Wright and Owain Williams, invented and spent many years developing. The yogurt is… Read More

Brief: Super Troopers 2 Nears $3M on Indiegogo; Unleashes #LetFarvaOut Clips (Video)

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Just a few days after the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, Broken Lizard’s Super Troopers 2 has no only raised well over its $2 million goal, it is closing in on $3 million faster than anyone can chug a whole bottle of maple syrup. The production company announced the highly anticiapted sequel just 14 years after… Read More

Prost Productions’ Kaylie Milliken Discusses Yelp Reaction to Billion Dollar Bully Kickstarter: They Are Extremely Concerned

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With the new documentary Billion Dollar Bully continues to remain success on crowdfunding giant, Kickstarter (by raising its initial $60,000 goal), Prost Production producer, Kaylie Milliken sat down to share details about the new project and her slightly awkward interview with CNBC’s First Money. As previously reported, Billion Dollar Bully is “a documentary on marketing giant Yelp’s $3.6 billion racket… Read More

New Android Tablet Remix Scores Over $100,000 in 24 hours on Kickstarter

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On Thursday, China-based Jide Tech, hit crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for its new Android tablet, Remix. The Remix is considered an Android 4.4.2 based, 11.6” ultra-tablet that provides “the best” mobile productivity and communication experience for all of its users. The company stated: “[The tablet] exists because in early 2013, we had a… Read More

Camera Rig for Phoneographers Beastgrip Pro Surpasses $50,000 Kickstarter Goal in 24 Hours

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Beastgrip, a versatile smartphone rig and lens adapter system, is getting an upgrade, and its makers are again asking for help from the Kickstarter community to make it all possible. Within just 24 hours of its launch, the crowdfunding campaign reached 100% of its funding goal of $50,000. Since its introduction two years ago, smartphone photographers and videographers… Read More

Another Con Series? Supernatural Stars Hit Indiegogo to Receive Funds For New Comedy About The Comic Con World

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It seems more and more fan-favorites are ready to share what it’s like to be involved in the Comic Con world. On Thursday, Supernatural stars Richard Speight, Jr. and Rob Benedict launched a campaign  to raise $100,000 for their new single camera show, Kings of Con.   Following the years of “con adventures,” the acting duo has created a single camera comedy that is… Read More

Worth Capital Cancels Future Gadget Competition

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Worth Capital has cancelled Future Gadget funding competition stating the businesses were not ready for crowdfunded investment. The initiative was designed to discover the “world’s next great gadget” by engaging entrepreneurs, in need of capital and to then help bring their product to market.  Worth has done similar competitions previously which were successfully completed. The funding was… Read More

London’s Camden Town Brewery Gains Over £2M on Crowdcube

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With less than two weeks until its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, London’s Camden Town Brewery has successfully raised over £2 million from close to 1,900 investors. The brewery was established in 2006 when founder Jasper Cuppaidge took over The Horseshoe Pub in Hampstead. He grew frustrated by the standard of London lager… Read More

Kickstarter Introduces New Feature: Spotlight, Storytelling for Successful Campaigns

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This week, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter introduced a new feature for successfully funded campaigns: Spotlight. In one place, the new page allows successfully funded creators to tell the complete story of how their products came to life. For example, take the Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone campaign, for which 927 backers pledged $241,173. Clicking on the campaign’s spotlight page leads to… Read More

Is Yelp the Next “Blackfish”? Review Website Fires Back Against Billion Dollar Bully Kickstarter By Revealing Screenshots of Its Backend System

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Just a week ago, Yelp became under fire when a small production studio known as Prost Production launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for a new documentary Billion Dollar Bully, which would share details about the review website’s dark past. Now, it looks like Yelp will do whatever it takes to maintain its innocence, by providing… Read More

Aerie Teams Up With Kickstarter Alum Yellowberry For Limited-Edition Tween Bra Collection

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Intimate apparel line Aerie announced today that it has joined force with tween intimate brand Yellowberry to launch a limited-edition collaborative bra collection for girls 11-15 called Aerie for Yellowberry. Yellowberry is a start-up created by 19-year-old entrepreneur Megan Grassell for preteen girls. Grassell took to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter with a mission to empower young girls with colorful, fun and unique… Read More

NonProfit ColorCancer Launches Ensure Drive Campaign on 121Giving To Raise Funds For Austin Cancer Patients

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ColorCancer, a nonprofit agency is hoping to change that with the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Austin-based 121Giving to raise more than $12,000 to buy 300 cases of Ensure for cancer patients as they undergo chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments. According to its website, ColorCancer provides free at-home care supplies to cancer patients in need. The organization… Read More

Lookout Apple Watch: Olio Smartwatch Challenges Apple with High End Wearable Tech

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Apple Watch has a new competitor and I am not talking about the Google/Intel thing.  This watch has been created by a former Apple employee and you can immediately see the design DNA in this incredibly crafted watch. Olio, positioned as a “boutique” watch company, has launched a smartwatch that puts design and materials at a premium –… Read More

Sondors eBike Announces Limited Time Pricing Through Indiegogo Ends April 2nd

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Sondors eBike, the most affordable electric bicycle ever, will close its limited time Indiegogo campaign price of $649 on April 2, 2015 at 11:59 PM PT. This introductory price is 49 percent off the retail price of $1,299. People interested in purchasing the bike at half price should go to . With its 29-inch all-terrain wheels, powerful 350… Read More

Update: Super Troopers 2 Scores $2 Million Second Day on Indiegogo

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Just one day after announcing the launch of its Indiegogo campaign, production company Broken Lizard has managed to raise $2 million from nearly 19,000 backers for the sequel to the hilarious film, Super Troopers.  As previously reported, Broken Lizard took to the crowdfunding platform to raise funds for the highly anticipated sequel: “Several moons ago, we made… Read More