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Apple Watch Competitor Olio Raises $10 Million Series A, Launches New Collection of Premium Connected Watches

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Olio Devices has closed a $10 million Series A funding round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA).  The new funding comes after raising a solid $4 million in an earlier round that helped to create the company founded by an Apple veteran. Olio launched a series… Read More

Smart Piano & Light Keyboard “The ONE” Quickly Gains Over $135,000 First Week on Indiegogo

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Giving musicians a new type of instrument to play, creators of the Apple MFi-certified smart piano, The ONE has teamed up with marketing agency, Agency 2.0, to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The ONE is self-dubbed as “the fastest and most affordable way to learn pop songs… Read More

Pavegen Appoints Former Apple Executive Jeff Martin to Advisory Board As Crowdcube Campaign Comes to Close

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Quickly following the closing of its successful equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, London start-up Pavegen announced that it has appointed former Apple Executive Jeff Martin to its advisory board. Pavegen’s technology converts footsteps into electricity, making it possible to power services in high-footfall locations, as well as provide… Read More

Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin Shares His Thoughts On Taylor Swift Convincing Apple to Pay Independent Artists (Video)

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Weighing in on Taylor Swift’s recent move to convince Apple to start paying independent artists, CEO of Indiegogo, Slava Rubin, sat down with Squawk Alley to reveal his thoughts on the situation. Recently the country-gone-pop starlet revealed her thoughts about Apple and how she didn’t… Read More

As Pebble Wraps Up Kickstarter Rewards, Pebble Time is Now Available for Anyone to Order

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Kickstarter poster-child, Pebble Smartwatch, states that Pebble Time, its next iteration of the smartwatch, is now available for pre-order for anyone. The wearable company stated that Kickstarter rewards were nearly completed and they were shifting to retail sales.  Pebble Time is available via Best Buy… Read More

Pebble’s Updated iPhone App Goes Live After Kickstarter Alum Admonishes Apple on Delay

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Earlier this week, Kickstarter alum and smartwatch maker, Pebble, called out Apple for not releasing its already approved updated app to iTunes. During a recent update, the young company shared details about the situation and the progress it has made: “The Pebble Time iPhone app, as we’ve all noticed,… Read More

CulCharge’s 3-in-1 Keychain Scores $60,000 in 31 Hours During Second Indiegogo Initiative

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Hoping for another successful crowdfunding experience, Slovak startup, CulCharge launched a campaign on Indiegogo last week to raise $60,000 for its self-titled 3-in-1 keychain. Within only 31 hours, the project quickly gained its initial goal.  CulCharge is a small charger on a keychain that allows users… Read More

Kickstarter-Success Pebble Time Is Ready For Backer Shipping

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Get excited, Pebble Time backers: Your high tech smartwatch is on the way! California startup Pebble announced on this week that the Kickstarter-success watches are now ready to be shipped. As previously reported, Pebble Time hit the crowdfunding giant’s platform earlier this year and surpassed its… Read More

KickShark Launches Kickstarter For 11 Port USB-C HydraDock; Set to Fix Issues With New Retina MacBook

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On Thursday, Nashville-based Kickshark debuted a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its new 11 port USB-C docking station, HydraDock, for the new Apple Retina MacBook. Supporting networking, storage, interconnects, and most importantly displays, the HydraDock is the only available docking product for the new MacBook. While sharing details… 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… Read More

Pebble Time Nears $20 Million in Crowdfunding During Final Days of Campaign on Kickstarter

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The most successful Kickstarter campaign ever, Pebble Time, is nearing its close scheduled for March 27th. The pre-emptive strike against the forthcoming Apple Watch has not only proven the intense interest in wearable Pebble smartwatch tech, but in many respects has validated predictions of strong demand… Read More

Alibaba Partners with British Lenders as it Expands Financial Platform Reach

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Alibaba, the Chinese internet conglomerate, has formed another strategic alliance to provide loans to businesses. Earlier this month Alibaba inked an agreement with Lending Club to facilitate loans to US businesses seeking to purchase goods from China manufacturers. Now Alibaba has created a similar arrangement with… Read More

Funny: Pebble’s Reaction to Apple Watch Media Event

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Pebble gave Twitter followers a good laugh during Apple’s media event on this past Monday as Apple revealed additional details on their forthcoming smartwatch. The Kickstarter-success (and continues to be) took a humorous approach regarding Apple’s typically big media circus as they schmoozed the media and Apple fans…. Read More

Made by Many & Map Team Up to Launch Kickstarter For New iPhone-Connected Hackaball

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On Tuesday (March 3rd), innovation acceleratorMade by Many and industrial design company Map have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for Hackable, a smart and responsive iPhone-connected ball for 6-10 year olds. The goal of the crowdfunding effort is to raise $100,000 to put Hackaball into production… Read More

Small Projector Beam Smashes $200,000 Goal Within Three Days on Kickstarter

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On Tuesday (February 17th), Los Angeles-based Beam Labs launched a Kickstarter campaign with a goal to raise $200,000 for its new self-titled projector. According to its description, the Beam is a small project that assists you in daily activities and is controlled with any smartphone and tablet…. Read More

Crowdfunding Alum Pebble Watch Tops 1 Million Smartwatches Sold

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Pebble Watch, a poster child for the potential of crowdfunding to take a cool concept and turn into a consumer reality, has surpassed 1 million watches sold having topped 400k last year. This report comes on the eve of Apple’s most important product launch in… Read More

Thinking Remote NEEO Hits Kickstarter; Reaches $50,000 in Three Hours

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On Tuesday (January 13th), Cupertino, California-based NEEO launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its self-titled thinking remote controller. Seeking to raise $50,000 the project surpassed the initial goal and has so far raised over $181,000 thanks to nearly 750 backers. NEEO is a smart system… Read More

Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin: Apple Pay Already a Success (Video)

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Earlier this week, Indiegogo announced the immediate integration and  availability of Apple Pay –  incorporating the one touch iPhone payment system in their crowdfunding platform. The popular website joins a growing number of banks, credit card providers and retailers jumping aboard Apple’s spin on a digital wallet. On… Read More

Atlas Wearables Campaign Closes on SeedInvest, Fundable & Crowdfunder: Secures $1.1 M + $629K Preorders

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Atlas Wearables, a wearable device that tracks the user’s body on the x-, y- and z- axes as well as detects and logs exercises performed by users, has closed its campaigns on SeedInvest, Fundable  and Crowdfunder.  After successfully raising over $629K on its pretail Indiegogo campaign,… Read More