Tagged: crowdtilt

Crowdfunding Campaigns Launched to Defend Ross Ulbricht, Accused of Being “Mastermind” Behind Silk Road

Silk Road Seized by FBI

The “illicit online marketplace” known as the Silk Road captured headlines around the world.  Part of the dark web, Silk Road was known as the clandestine location for illegal drugs, hacking programs and much more. The site was shut down by the FBI back in 2013 and arrested Ross William Ulbricht as the mastermind of… Read More

Environmentalists Launch Crowdfunding Campaign to Take on Exxon

Exxon Hates America

Urging Americans to declare their freedom from big oil companies this Independence Day, three environmental organizations have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdtilt called “Exxon Hates America” in an attempt to take down the large corporation. According to International Business Times, Other98, Oil Change International, and Environmental Action are attempting to take down Exxon over its fossil… Read More

Crowdtilt and Illuminate the Arts Launch a Civic Crowdfunding Initiative to Keep the San Francisco Bay Lights Shining

The Bay Lights

San Francisco-based crowdfunding platform Crowdtilt and Illuminate the Arts, announced on Thursday they are launching a civic crowdfunding initiative as part of an effort to keep The Bay Lights by artist Leo Villareal shining until 2026. The campaign can be found at The Bay Lights website and aims to raise $1.2 million of the total funds needed to… Read More

Crowdtilt Enters Canada Offering Up Their Approach to Crowdfunding

Crowdtilt

Crowdtilt, a crowdfunding platform that helps users fund experiences, purchases, and causes with help from their friends, family, and extended network, announced today that the San Francisco company is now available to the people of Canada. In just a few weeks, the local Crowdtilt team has seen Canadians tilt (successfully reach their fundraising goal) campaigns… Read More

Florida Humane Society Launches Campaign For Man Who Saved A Kitten From Truck

Kitten rescued from truck

No good deed goes unnoticed these days! Last month, Errand Frazier of Vero Beach, Florida, literally cut a chunk out of his Chevy pickup truck to save a kitten. Now, a group of supporters have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdtilt on help with the repair expenses. According to CNN, Mr. Frazier kept hearing purring sounds coming… Read More

Foo Fighters’ Fans Raise $70,000 On Crowdtilt To Bring The Band Back To Richmond, Virginia

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Ready to rock their devoted fans in Richmond, Virgina, Foo Fighters announced they are making their way to the city all thanks to a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdtilt. Freelance creative director and copywriter Andrew Goldin launched the campaign in March with a goal of $70,000. According to Rolling Stone, the funds were going towards bringing Foo Fighters… Read More

Snoop Dogg is Crowdfunding on Crowdtilt. Better Hurry.

Snoop Dogg and James Beshara

Yes it was inevitable.  Snoop Dog (AKA Snoop Lion – according to his website), a well known crowdfunding proponent, as well as being a rapper and YouTube star, is crowdfunding on Crowdtilt.  It’s possible that he was in the Rose Garden during the signing of the JOBS Act. The eloquent Snoop has launched a T-shirt… Read More

CrowdTilt Helps Bring Hot Tub Cinema to New York City

Hot Tub Cinema

Movie theaters, couches, beds, cars… these are some of the places most people enjoy watching films. But what if you could watch your favorite movie in a hot tub on top of a roof in New York City? Well, Crowdtilt is ready to bring a whole new meaning to the phrase “Movie Night.” The crowdfunding… Read More

Medical Crowdfunding Campaign for Porn Star Has Silver Lining

Eden Alexander

As was widely reported this past weekend on these pages, and just about everyplace else, porn star Eden Alexander launched a crowdfunding campaign on GiveForward for a dire medical situation only to encounter the ban hammer as she allegedly transgressed the platforms terms of service.  In following Eden’s twitter account she quickly became very concerned… Read More

Crowdtilt Offers Up New Crowdfunding Tool with Sell Something

Sell Something Crowdtilt

Crowdtilt, the crowdfunding platform that prides itself in its ability to pool money for “literally anything” has just announced a new feature for their growing application.   Sell Something, is a new tool that allows brands and individuals to pre-sell products, tickets, or whatever to their networks through customized campaigns on Crowdtilt. The team at Crowdtilt wanted to… Read More

Update: Crowdfunding Site Shuts Down Porn Stars Medical Crowdfunding Campaign

Eden Alexander

Adult entertainer Eden Alexander was crowdfunding on Giveforward to raise funds for a “Medical Care Fund” as she apparently had a near fatal reaction to a common prescription medicine.  The reaction, as described on her campaign page, triggered a rare skin infection called Steven Johnson’s Syndrome. Over time this allegedly developed into a full blown… Read More

Jamaican Bobsled Team Wins Webby, CrowdTilt Shares the Joy

Team Captain Winston Watts

Crowdtilt is proud to share that the Jamaican Bobsled Team has been recognized with a Webby Award for their ingenuity in using a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdtilt to fund their trip to the Sochi Olympics. Although the two-man bobsled team of Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics, they lacked the… Read More

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

lammily

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

Australian Crocodile

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

The Girls of The Dating Ring

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

flappy-bird

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

sam altman

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

Crowdtilt

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