Tagged: apple

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

Slava Rubin

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 Wednesday (October 22nd), CEO of Indiegogo Slava Rubin sat down… Read More

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

atlas wearables

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, the Texas-based startup has already secured $1.1 Million of its… Read More

Brief: Tile Reports Bluetooth Connectivity Issue with iOS Update

Tile on Keys

Apple has had a few stumbles of late and it appears that a recent update to iOS 8 and the associated Bluetooth issues have hit Tile causing connectivity problems between the App and the Tile finder device.  As a proud owner of multiple Tiles I can attest to the recently introduced problem with my various… Read More

Did Apple Pay Kill COIN?

COIN RIP

Apple Pay was announced by CEO Tim Cook with much fanfare during his break out “one more thing” presentation delivering new iPhones and the much anticipated Apple Watch.  Apple Pay is no where near as sexy as new hardware but it exemplifies the expanding reach of Apple and the growing utility of their global ecosystem…. Read More

Flawless USB Charging Cords Discovers Huge Success on Kickstarter

BelayCords 3

USB cords… need I say more? Never mind spending money on overpriced restaurants and night’s out, the majority of my cash goes to constantly purchasing a new USB cord whenever my nearly six month old cord finally bites the dust. But now Chapel Hill-based Made in College is ready to put an end to that problem…. Read More

Want to make your App Idea a Reality? New Crowdfunding Platform AppVested is Here to Help

AppVested with iPhone

Now you can.. Yes one of the worlds first equity crowdfunding portal for the mobile app sector has emerged. Earlier this spring WSJ.com shouted that the Apps market was rocketing towards $25 billion in sales.  A pretty incredible amount when you consider the app market did not even exist 7 years ago (as the first… Read More

Crowdfunding Now: 5 Awesome iPhone Projects

Lumawake iPhone Dock

From chargers to stands, iPhone users everywhere are constantly looking for the next “big thing” for their smartphone. Here at Crowdfund Insider, we’re always checking out the latest technology, especially for our on-the-go devices. Below are 5 very cool crowdfunding campaigns which can be used with your iPhone.  And yes, some of these can be… Read More

Sproutling Smart Baby Monitor,Created by Apple / Google Alums, Launches Preview Campaign

Upset

Sproutling is launching a preview campaign for its Sproutling Baby Monitor, that claims to be the “world’s smartest baby monitor”.  Sproutling is aimed at helping parents navigate this “new adventure” and better understand their baby’s well-being.  There are 130 million babies born each year around the world–with four million newborns in the US alone. Sproutling has… Read More

Atlas Wearable Engineer Hired by Apple

Alex Hsieh

So rewards based crowdfunding has quickly become fertile ground for proving market viability of the next cool product while raising some cash.  There are more than a few companies that validated their product via Kickstarter or Indiegogo and then quickly were acquired or caught the attention of a needy VC.  Well now it appears that… Read More

Two Crowdfunded Products Come Together: Misfit Shine & Pebble Join on Activity Tracker

Misfit Pebble iPhone

Misfit Shine, the popular activity tracker, raised over $840,000 on Indiegogo in 2013 – placing the campaign in the top ten campaigns on Indiegogo that year.  Pebble Watch raised over $10 million way back in 2012 on Kickstarter (the Jurassic period in rewards based crowdfunding) and became the poster child hardware crowdfunding.  Both devices have captured… Read More

iStick USB Flash Drive For Apple Reaches $1.1 Million Dollar Stretch Goal on Kickstarter

iStick

Fresh off the closing of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, HYPER by Sanho Corporation‘s iStick reached well over its original goal of $100,000 and raised $1,100,629 from 7,495 backers. iStick is a USB drive with integrated Apple Lighning connector that was made for iPhone and iPad.  According to its campaign website, iStick allows the user to easily, quickly… Read More

Ex Googlers Launch Super Cool iPad Gaming Device “Osmo”

Girls playing OSMO

Osmo Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Educational & Entertaining  Kids Game. Most parents with young children understand this challenge.  Young kids need to be comfortable using technology but you don’t want them transformed into “digital zombies” playing pointless games (do you hear me angrybirds?) or drooling over videos.  Yes I know too well this dilemma. Especially… Read More

Apple Products Crowdfunded on Kickstarter Have Big Presence at Macworld

Apple

BiteMyApple.co is a unique e-commerce site.  Basically they take all of the super cool products for   Apple (Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPad) and bundle them all together on a single e-commerce platform and offer them up to the faithful following.  In a release posted on their site (mystery date), the company stated they had more… Read More

Moov Crowdfunding Now, Wearable Personal Trainer Promises Rich Featureset

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The Moov is crowdfunding now in a self-hosted effort, and it has seen some pretty impressive early success. The wearable fitness tracker surpassed a $40,000 crowdfunding goal in just 90 minutes. The device promises to be more than just a tracker, though. This actually plays coach. If you watch the video above, you’ll see the… Read More

CUFF Makes Wearable Tech Fashionable

Cuff Links

Pretail Crowdfunding Campaign Launched that Adds Fashion to Function. Cuff is a startup company that wants to lead the revolution in wearable technology by providing a stylish, fashionable alternative to today’s current portfolio of drab offerings. Cuff unveiled today a first-of-its-kind selection of fashion wearables that incorporates smart-technology that people will actually want to wear…. Read More

On Indiegogo: thingCHARGER Universal Device Charger Over 20 Times Funding Goal

thingcharger

The thingCHARGER is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo and it is on an absolute roll. The device has crossed the half-million dollar threshold with a week left in the campaign. So why is the device doing so well? As with so many hardware items in the crowdfunding world, it solves a serious pain for many smartphone… Read More

On Kickstarter: myLIFTER Smart Winch For Garages Makes Use Of Ceiling Space

mylifter

A new Kickstarter campaign aims to make use of unused space in the garage in an effort to help people get organized. The myLIFTER promises to turn your garage ceiling into storage, and it’s almost fully funded with plenty of time left to go. The smartphone-controlled, bluetooth-enabled winch mounts to the ceiling of the user’s… Read More

CrowdWatcher Hits Apple App Store, Helps View Campaigns Across Platforms

crowdwatcher

An app called CrowdWatcher recently launched on Apple’s App Store. CrowdWatcher wants to put all of the notable platforms in one environment and allow users of the app to keep up-to-date with the most recent happenings with each app. The Amsterdam-based team behind the app has included popular platforms active in the European market including… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: The Sim+, Nuke Venom Sunglasses, Declan Squared & Ironthread Wallet

Sim+ with iPhone 5

Happy Holidays to everyone from Crowdfund Insider.  We will be the first to suggest that you consider giving the gift of crowdfunding this season.  Yes for most items being crowdfunded you may have to wait to actually receive the gift but there is something very cool about backing a unique idea and then being the… Read More

Oculus VR Nets $75M In Series B Round Led By Andreessen Horowitz

oculus vr

Oculus VR has turned Kickstarter success into what is fast-becoming one of the most interesting startups in the US today. Following a $16 million series A round, the company has announced that they have now closed an additional round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. The round also includes venture capital firms Spark Capital, Matrix Partners and Formation 8,… Read More