Tagged: crowdtilt

Crowdtilt Helps To Push Lammily Toward $500K In Crowdfunding Cash

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If there was any doubt as to whether consumers were looking for an alternative to the image currently available dolls portray for young women, shelve said doubt. More than 13,000 people want to see a new doll – Lammily – happen, and thanks to their support the campaign has raised almost 5 times a stated… Read More

With Roots In Occupy Movement, Loomio On Its Way To Being Crowdfunded

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A decision-making platform with roots in the Occupy Movement is being crowdfunded on Crowdtilt right now, and it just closed out a great first week of funding. The campaign raised over $34,000 and has a good head start toward a $100,000 goal. So what is Loomio? Loomio promises to be a platform that acts to… Read More

Pozible Claims Title of Best Crowdfunding Success Rate

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Pozible Calls Out Other Crowdfunding Platforms to Share Numbers. According to publicly available information put together by Pozible, the Australian platform has the highest crowdfunding success rate in the USA at 45%.  Globally, Pozible’s campaign success rate is 56%.  With pledges of over $1million a month Pozible may be the third highest-grossing crowdfunding platform on… Read More

Crowdfunding on CrowdTilt: Fly NYC Women to San Francisco to Find True Love

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CrowdTilt has an interesting crowdfunding campaign on their platform,  ”Cross Country Love” is raising money to fly New York based women to San Francisco to bridge the gender disparity between the two coastal communities.   According to the campaign their are  100,000 single women in NYC and 40,000 single men in SF – so why… Read More

A Crowdtilt Campaign Will Send A TechCrunch Reporter To Find Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen

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A bit of history: Flappy Bird was an annoyingly difficult and incredibly addictive game for iOS and Android. I played it once on a friend’s phone, and after ten frustrating minutes I handed the phone back and swore not to download it lest I spend my days and nights trying to beat it, and yet… Read More

Paul Graham Steps Back From Y Combinator, Sam Altman Takes Over

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Paul Graham will take a step back from famed Silicon Valley tech accelerator Y Combinator to focus on his writing, although he will still consult startups. Over nine years at Y Combinator, Graham has built the organization into one of the most desirable entrepreneurial experiences for early-stage founders. Sam Altman will take over as President,… Read More

Crowdtilt’s Top 10 Crowdhoster Campaigns Show CrowdtiltOpen’s Promise

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Crowdtilt made a big announcement this week when they dragged their white label crowdfunding solution out of beta and rebranded it as CrowdtiltOpen. Before moving on, Crowdtilt took a look back at the top ten campaigns to run on Crowdhoster while it was in beta, and some of the successes on the platform demonstrate what… Read More

Crowdtilt Rebrands Crowdhoster As CrowdtiltOpen, Adds Host Of Features

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Crowdtilt has announced the rebranding of Crowdhoster as CrowdtiltOpen today, and it packs what the platform is calling the “most robust feature set of any crowdfunding tool in the world.” A statement from Crowdtilt CEO James Bashara makes it clear both why the platform was released and what solutions it hopes to disrupt. ”CrowdtiltOpen was built… Read More

Jamaican Bobsled Team at Sochi (Video)

Jamaican Bobsled Team at Sochi

#CoolRunnings2: The Jamaican Bobsled team that crowdfunded their way to the Olympics in Sochi did their qualifying rounds today and unfortunately did not make the final cut ending up in 30th place.  Only the top 20 advanced to the final and unfortunately it was not to be. The Jamaican team raised over $129,000 on CrowdTilt which… Read More

Kickstarter Wins “Best Overall Startup” Crunchie For 2013, Oculus & CrowdTilt Also Honored

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TechCrunch has an awards series every year called the Crunchies, and Kickstarter just won the biggest Crunchie of them all. Kickstarter is TechCrunch’s “Best Overall Startup” for 2013. Kickstarter wasn’t the only winner from the wonderful world of crowdfunding in 2013. Oculus VR took home the award for “Best Hardware Startup” for their efforts in… Read More

Crowdfunding Tools from Crowdtilt Now on NationBuilder

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NationBuilder Users Can Quickly Add Political Crowdfunding Campaigns. NationBuilder, a “Community Organizing System”  that helps leaders grow and organize communities has partnered with Crowdtilt to integrate their crowdfunding functionality on the NationBuilder platform.  With this integration, any NationBuilder nation can supplement fundraising efforts by adding, launching, and managing a crowdfunding campaign within minutes. “We are… Read More

Balanced Uses Crowdfunding To Float & Fund New Product Feature

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We’ve reported on Balanced pretty extensively here at Crowdfund Insider. If there is one thing to know about this innovative online payments company, it’s that they take a really unorthodox approach to building their product, leaning heavily on the tenets of the open source software movement to get things done for their customers. When Balanced… Read More

Crowdfunding Campaign for Jamaican Bobsled Team Closes Just Shy of $130,000

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In an attempt to aid the Jamaican Bobsled Olympic team get to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, sports fan Lincoln Wheeler innocently set up a CrowdTilt crowdfunding campaign to assist in raising the necessary $80,000.  The campaign was set to “Tilt” at $10,000 (the amount where the campaigns is considered successfully funded and contributions are… Read More

Updated: Jamaican Bobsled Team is Going to Sochi. #CoolRunnings2 is a Go!

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Well that did not take long. The crowdfunding campaign on Crowdtilt now stands over $105,000 on the goal of raising $80,000.  Dogecoin, a peer-to-peer digital currency, and their 1600 members put together a $30,000 donation which boosted the amount over the $100,000 level. “It is so exciting to see the Internet coming together to help… Read More

Update: Jamaican Bobsled Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdtilt Now “Official”

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The crowdfunding campaign to fund the Jamaican bobsled team so they can make it to the Winter Olympics in Sochi has now become the official olympic campaign.  The project on CrowdTilt has a new administrator – Devon Harris who represents the bobsled team. In a campaign update the shift was explained: This campaign is now… Read More

Spontaneous Crowdfunding Raises Funds for Jamaican Olympic Bobsled Team

Official Photo of the Jamaican Bobsled Team

Sometimes reality is better than fiction.  In an interesting twist of events the Jamaican Bobsled team has just qualified for the Sochi Winter Olympics. Yes – that was a movie.  Cool Runnings hit cinemas in 1993 in a film about the first Jamaican Bobsled team trying to make it to the Winter Olympics.  It starred… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: SmartWallit, GameBuddy, Zen Touchpen & Date Dash 5K

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We have three really hot technology crowdfunding campaigns this week.  All three are crowdfunding on Kickstarter.  I have also added one outlier to the list, an interesting campaign crowdfunding on Crowdtilt which claims the throne of “the fastest way to pool funds with family and friends”. First up – please remember that most crowdfunding campaigns… Read More

Brief: Andreessen Horowitz Invests $20 Million In Teespring

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Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has invested $20 million in Teespring, an innovative crowdfunding platform for t-shirts. RELATED | Teespring Crowdfunds T-Shirt Preorders Teespring is a Y Combinator alum and has seen some pretty insane growth early in its lifecycle, so it is no huge surprise that one of the largest VC firms in the country has… Read More

Self-Crowdfunding Superstar Soylent Delays Shipping

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Food replacement drink Soylent which was originally rejected by Kickstarter and went on to become Crowdhoster’s very first crowdfunding offering raising over $1.7 million from more than 10,000 supporters, has delayed shipping by several weeks due to the need to alter some ingredients.  First shipments are now scheduled for the third week of February with… Read More