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Crowdfunding Mailbox: Spark Electric Bike, UAMP Amplifier for Your Smartphone & Noocity Growbed Urban Garden

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There has been a lot of coverage regarding electric bikes the past couple weeks with the launch, and associated controversy, of the Sondors (né Storm) ebike. Sondors has successfully fended off their critics and remains one of the most funded Indiegogo campaigns ever. But now we have another ebike crowdfunding campaign and this one is tackling the sector… Read More

Parks & Recreation’s Jim O’Heir Takes To Kickstarter With New Violent Comedy Middle Man

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His days on Parks & Recreations may be over, but now actor Jim O’Heir is ready to bring his next project to life. The 53-year-old actor took to Kickstarter earlier this month seeking funds for the upcoming violent comedy, Middle Man. Per its synopsis, Middle Man is a story about Lenny Freeman (played by O’Heir), a straight-laced old-school… Read More

Foo Fighters Will Not Be Performing in Cornwall Despite Devoted Fans Raising Over £300,000 on Crowdfunder UK

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Last fall, Foo Fighters fans from Cornwall hit crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder UK to raise £1.5 million so that the band would hold a concert in the town. The project surfaced after the band’s dedicated followers in Richmond, Virgina took to Tilt and captured $70,000 to have the musicians perform. The campaign’s description reads, “We want to bring… Read More

Update: Flow Hive Hits Over $3.5 Million in Four Days on Indiegogo

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Continuing to be a huge success on crowdfunding giant, Indiegogo, unique beehive invention, Flow, has successfully raised $3,548,885 thanks to over 6,000 backers. As previously reported, Flow was created by father-son duo Cedar and Stuart Anderson and is considered a “revolutionary” beehive invention that allows its users to harvest honey without having to open the hive. It also… Read More

Pro Scottish Independence Website Wings Over Scotland Returns to Indiegogo With New Initiative

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Seeking help from devoted readers, editor of Wings Over Scotland, Stuart Campbell launched a campaign on global platform Indiegogo to keep the pro-Scottish Independent news website alive. Sharing details about the campaign, Campbell stated: “Well, it’s that time of year again, readers. After last year’s heartbreaking defeat in the independence referendum we weren’t sure if Wings… Read More

Brief: Connecticut Better Business Bureau Warns the Public About Crowdfunding Scams

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As crowdfunding continues to gain more popularity, the Connecticut Better Business Bureau (BBB) has warned backers to be careful when it comes to funding projects. In an effort to avoid scams, the bureau stated on its website backers should do diligent research before helping fund a new charity or invest in a new business venture through crowdfunding…. Read More

Cards Against Humanity Max Temkin Takes To Kickstarter With New Monthly Zine

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Hoping for yet another Kickstarter success, Cards Against Humanity creator Max Temkin has launched his fifth campaign on the crowdfunding giant’s platform for his new project, Maxistentialism Zine. For those who don’t know what a zine is, Rookie defines it as self-published, small circulation, often nonprofit books, papers, or websites. They are usually dealing with topics that are… Read More

Smart Helmet Startup Skully Captures $11 Million During Series A Funding

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Just a month after announcing their startup has received $1.5 million in seed capital, creators of Indiegogo alum Skully have revealed the California company has raised $11 million during Series A funding. According to TechCrunch, Walden Riverwood Ventures and Intel Capital led the round, along with participation from Formation 8, Techstars, and Western Technology Investments. Part of the funds will go towards the manufacturing of… Read More

LINQ Home Launches Energy-saving Smart Vent Crowdfunding Campaign on Kickstarter

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LINQ Home, a maker of energy-saving home automation products, launched a campaign on crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to help improve heating and cooling through its smart vents. LINQ is providing households with unprecedented control over HVAC systems. By sensing the temperature in each room and adjusting dampers on every vent, LINQ’s system enables room-by-room temperature control…. Read More

WWE Hits Indiegogo to Benefit Special Olympics International & Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

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Earlier this week, WWE announced the launch of Superstars for Hope, a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, to benefit Special Olympics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in honor of Connor’s Cure. The announcement was made exclusively on Twitter by WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan and WWE Superstar John Cena. To… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin Discusses The Best & Craziest Crowdfunding Campaigns With Fortune (Video)

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Taking time away from his duties at crowdfunding giant, Indiegogo, CEO and co-founder of the platform, Slava Rubin sat down with Fortune magazine last week to weigh in on some of the best and strangely unique crowdfunding campaigns he has seen. During his interview, Rubin shared,”Well, [the quirkiest I’ve seen was] there’s a gun on Indiegogo which… Read More

PicoBrew’s Unveils New Social Networking Features For Kickstarter-Success Kegsmart

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PicoBrew Inc., the company dedicated to technology for home craft beer creation and enjoyment, today unveiled the new social networking features of their advanced kegerator.  KegSmarts, the world’s smartest craft beer kegerator, is the second product from the Seattle-based company. PicoBrew launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for KegSmarts earlier this month. The product focuses on addressing… Read More

Creator of Sega’s Toejam & Earl Hits Kickstarter to Resurrect the Video Game

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Ready to bring a ’90s favorite back to game consoles everywhere, creator Greg Johnson and California-based Humanature Studios has launched a campaign on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to raise $400,000 for Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove. The game’s summary reads, “Toejam and his homeboy Big Earl go out for another joyride in their RapMaster Rocketship, and this time… Read More

Victory Park Capital to List VPC Specialty Lending Investments on LSE

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Peer to peer lending investor Victory Park Capital has filed a prospectus to list shares on the main exchange of the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Victory Park has been aggressively investing in P2P assets having recently committed a solid $420 million to Funding Circle in both the UK and United States. VPC Specialty Lending Investments PLC… Read More

Neurotechnology Start-up truBrain Launches CircleUp Campaign; Makes An Appearance on CNBC’s Power Launch

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truBrain, creator of the world’s first nootropic drink, was featured in this week’s Power Pitch segment of CNBC’s Power Lunch to discuss the company’s traction and growth strategy, as well as their recent equity offering through the crowdfunding platform CircleUp. The segment highlights truBrain’s success in developing novel products that are validated by neurotechnology, while also discussing its decision… Read More

Bid On Energy Seeks Investment Capital Through Crowdfunding Initiative on EquityNet

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Bid On Energy LLC, an energy brokering and consulting firm, is seeking investment capital from accredited investors through its EquityNet campaign. The company introduced its new reverse auction and aggregation platform for businesses in 2014. The system substantially lowers the rising cost of commercial electricity and natural gas for users, via its aggregation and reverse auction… Read More

Record Number of Investors Back JustPark on Crowdcube as Campaign Goes Into Overfunding

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JustPark has broken a funding record on Crowdcube. The App company has captured over 2400 investors attracting 3x more backers than any other offer in Crowdcube’s history. JustPark, a company that already lists BMW and Index Ventures as early investors, had sought a funding round in the amount of £1 million but easily passed that… Read More

Spark IO Returns to Kickstarter With Cellular-Connected Electron Development Board

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Spark IO (Spark) recently returned to Kickstarter to raise funds for its first cellular-connected development board, the Electron. Spark is best known for the Spark Core and Photon, its Wi-Fi development kits for creating products for the connected home. The Electron extends the Spark platform beyond the reach of Wi-Fi networks and into connected devices from smart… Read More

Apple Watch? Bring it on Says Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky (Video)

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Pebble CEO and founder Eric Migicovsky is making the PR rounds alongside the spectacular launch of the Pebble Time crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Everyone is comparing it to the forthcoming Apple Watch as a David vs. Goliath battle looms inside the octagon.  Migicovsky is pretty confident is Pebble’s position stating they are the most popular… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Prong Launches New Crowdfunding Initiative on Indiegogo; Announces Availability of iPhone 5/6 PWR Cases

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On Wednesday (February 25th), Prong announced that the PWR Case is now available for the iPhone 6 via pre-order through its new crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to help iPhone 6 owners keep their phones charged all day — no cord required. The company also has begun shipping the Prong PWR Case for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S…. Read More