Out of This World: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Scores Over $3M on Kickstarter

Joel Hodgson

With less than two weeks until its Kickstarter initiative comes to an end, cult classic Mystery Science Theater 3000 has successfully captured over $3 million from 27,000 backers. Creator Joel Hodgson teamed up with Shout! Factory to launch the campaign to bring back the hit series, which ended in… Read More

London’s The Clubhouse Launches Seedrs Initiative to Open Three New Locations


The Clubhouse, one of London’s business clubs, lounge and meeting spaces, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding initiative on Seedrs to raise £750,000 for location expansions.  With two locations in Mayfair, The Clubhouse is planning to open a network of Clubhouses across London and at the same… Read More

Bragi Dash Enters Mass Production. Angela Merkel Approves

Angela Merkel looks at Bragi Dash

The Bragi Dash is finally in mass production.  In a backer update, Dash creators stated that broad shipping will occur next weeks with batches going to specific regions around the world via UPS. Production is expected to quickly ramp to approximately 1500 Dashes per day.  One… Read More

Sports Platform OpenPlay Unveils Crowdcube Initiative; Scores Over 50% of Funding Goal in 24 Hours

Sam Parton

Openplay, a service that brings sports to users’ doorstep, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £150,000. Within the first 24 hours, the project successfully secured over 50% of its initial goal The company is described as a website with an average 80,000 monthly visitors… Read More

2015 Gift Guide: Five Crowdfunding Projects Ready For This Holiday Season

2015 Holidays

It’s that wonderful time of the year again! I don’t know about anyone else but I decided to get rid of my holiday decorating embargo about four days sooner that I expected and yes, I’m fully ready to tackle the nearly dozen of Christmas lists… Read More

Seedrs Crowdfunded Businesses Offer Up Tips For Funding Success

Jeff Lynn Seedrs Discover Great Startups

Last week, as part of UK’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, Seedrs sat down with three crowdfunded businesses to discuss their previous funding successes. The equity crowdfunding platform stated: “At Seedrs HQ we talk to entrepreneurs on a daily basis, providing tips on how to promote and… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Offers Up Gift Ideas For 2015 Holiday Season

Gift Giving

Gearing up for the 2015 holiday season, Indiegogo has unveiled some gift ideas to help backers find the perfect items for their friends and families. The global crowdfunding platform shared: “We’ve got your end-of-year shopping covered: See products on Indiegogo currently shipping now.” Items on Indiegogo’s… Read More

Brief: Eleven Kickstarter-Funded Films Received Nineteen Total 2016 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

Film Camera

On Wednesday, Kickstarter announced that eleven of its funded film projects received a total of nineteen Independent Spirit Awards nominations. The crowdfunding giant declared on its blog: “Film Independent recently announced the nominees for the 2016 Indie Spirit Awards and we’re excited to share that 11… Read More

Victorian Government Launches Five Campaigns on Pozible to Save Threatened Animal Species


  In a first for a Victorian government body, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has thrown its weight behind crowdfunding by offering $200,000 in match funding to community groups raising funds for the state’s threatened species on Australian crowdfunding platform Pozible…. Read More

PicoBrew Rolls Out Two New Models & Integration Package for Kickstarter Project “Pico”

Pico 1

With less than one week until its Pico Kickstarter comes to an end, creator of the already popular craft beer appliance, PicoBrew, announced new backer perks: Pico Ltd Edition, Pico Brewvana, and a novel end-to-end integration package with a smart kegerator-fermentor. The Pico is described as… Read More

Next Thing Co. Announces Cyber Monday Pricing For Kickstarter Alum “C.H.I.P.”

C.H.I.P. 5

Nearly six months after raising over $2 million on Kickstarter, Next Thing Co. promised that when pre-orders opened for C.H.I.P., the world’s first $9 computer, the price would remain unchanged. Now it seems like there’s some backtracking from these claims. CEO of Next Thing Co., Dave Rauchwerk… Read More

Fenox Venture Capital Invests in Indiegogo Success Jibo, Inc.

Cynthia Breazeal

This week, Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Fenox Venture Capital announced it has invested in Indiegogo-success, Jibo, Inc. Jibo, which was founded by MIT Media Labs professor Cynthia Breazeal, helps the family stay connected and improves family communication — anything from lending a hand in managing your busy life… Read More

Crowdrise Launches Second Annual Giving Tower Campaign & Virtual Reality App

Crowdrise Giving Tower

On Tuesday, CrowdRise launched its second annual Giving Tower campaign and also debuted its interactive virtual reality (VR) experience app to help donors and charities to visualize social impact on #GivingTuesday. The Giving Tower campaign and free app offer charities and their supporters VR technology at no cost to bring to life… Read More

Crowdcube Declares: “100,000 Investors Joined Our Equity Crowdfunding Platform This Year!” (Infographic)

Crowdcube Team

This week, Crowdcube announced that more than 100,000 investors have joined its well-known equity crowdfunding platform this year. The website shared: “Just a few months ago (September to be precise) we announced that £100m had been successfully invested into businesses through Crowdcube since we launched… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Cru Kafe Launches Seedrs Initiative to Expand Organic Coffee Brand

Cru Kafe 2

Cru Kafe, a UK-based organic coffee company, recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £300,000 so that it can continue the expansion of its growing brand. The company, which was founded by John Quilter, Bodil Blain, and Colin Pyle, stated that its mission… Read More

Brief: Brains Worldwide Foundation Joins #GivingTuesday Global Movement to Help Prevent Undetected Concussions in Children


The Brains Worldwide Foundation NPF announced this week that it is joining the global initiative, #GivingTuesday to help prevent undetected concussions for children. On #GivingTuesday, which will be held on December 1st, the foundation will launch a campaign through crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to help raise… Read More

Nonprofit Organization Easter Seals Forms Partnership With CrowdRise to Participate in 2015’s #GivingTuesday


Ready to kick off this year’s holiday season, nonprofit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs, Easter Seals, announced on Tuesday it is participating in #GivingTuesday. Easter Seals is partnering with CrowdRise for its second annual Giving Tuesday campaign on… Read More

Business Advisor of New Kickstarter Alum BLOCKS Discusses Smartwatch Startup’s Success

Phillip Jarman

Just a few days after the closing of BLOCKS’ Kickstarter campaign, the business advisor of the company, Phillip Jarman sat with his alum mater, Imperial College London, to discuss the startup’s creation and success. BLOCKS, which was co-founded by Serge Didenko and Alireza Tahmaseb, created the… Read More

Brief: New Android Smartphone Pepsi P1 Debuts on Chinese Crowdfunding Platform

P1 2

Just one month after information about PepsiCo China’s smartphone, Pepsi P1, was reportedly leaked to the public, the popular beverage brand announced that it is not only working with a licensing partner to develop a line of mobile phones and accessories, but it has also… Read More