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Deal Focus: Talking Strategy, Marketing & Platforms With Sean Folkson Of NightFood

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Sean Folkson has created a product called NightFood, a bar meant for those that have a hard time making it through the evening without snacking. There is plenty of research to suggest that eating late at night can contribute to an unhealthy lifestyle. NightFood aims to help those that struggle with late night cravings by… Read More

Deal Focus: Gigabot 3-D Printing Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

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  Crowdfunding and 3-D Printers have been quite the rage of late.  Other companies have successfully crowdfunded their 3-D printer projects.  A recent search on Indiegogo revealed 4 pages associated with the term 3-D printing – but then more than a few were looking for a way to fund a purchase of 3-D printer.  In… Read More

Deal Focus: Whiskey Rox Keep Your Booze Cold Without Watering It Down

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Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake. W.C. Fields The folks at Crowdfund Insider have been known to enjoy a whiskey from time to time. I’m a bourbon fan myself. Sipping a whiskey on the rocks is problematic because the melting ice dilutes the whiskey…. Read More

Deal Focus: Pepe & Lucas the Animated Series

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Crowdfunding on Kickstarter now is a project from BrainZoo Studios based in Los Angeles – Pepe & Lucas: An Animated Series.  And who is BrainZoo?  Beyond the very cool name they are an Emmy Award winning studio that has been in business for 17 years.  In a quote from Mo Davoudian, CEO of BrainZoo, he… Read More

Deal Focus: LobbyPlag on Krautreporter

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Crowdfunding LobbyPlag from OpenDataCity on Vimeo. So what is Krautreporter?  As  reported previously, The goal of the platform is to establish a Crowdfunding site for journalism in German speaking countries.  Now what is Lobbyplag? An open source European Union transparency tool on Lobbying.  They are crowdfunding on Krautreporter now.  Attempting to € 7,500 to fund this… Read More

Deal Focus: Costa Rican Surf School Crowdfunds to be Carbon Neutral

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The Safari Surf School located in Nosara, Costa Rica has launched a crowdfunding campaign for their ongoing pursuit of becoming carbon neutral.  Crowdfunding on Indiegogo their goal is to raise only $5000.00 to accomplish their objectives.  As of this writing they were well on their at over $3000.00 raised with 12 days left to go. The… Read More

Crowdfunding Tech: Three Cool Tech Products Crowdfunding Now

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I am a tech junkie constantly lurking the pages of the umpteen different tech sites hunting down the “next big thing”.  Crowdfunding has turbo charged the creativity and innovation in the tech world.  Now the market analysis is completed prior to product launch.  The customers are your most important PR firm and sales lined up… Read More

Deal Focus: Crowdfunding Axis Game Factory

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Matt McDonald, Chief Creative Officer of Heavy Water (also dba as Vision Scape Interactive), has been in the gaming industry for a long time.  He achieved international recognition in the 90’s with such titles as Assasin 2010 (for which he won a Cody’s award) and he also has worked with Spielberg’s DreamWorks studios.  Matt has seen… Read More

Crowdfunding Deal Focus: Kamm & Sons Ginseng Spirit

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Here is an interesting crowdfund pitch I recently stumbled across.  Discoverd on the successful equity crowdfunding platform CrowdCube based in the UK, this offering comes from Kammerling’s Investment Holdings LTD. The offering details are as follows: Investment Target of £ 325,000 Equity Offered 20% As of today:  £ 298,660 raised from 43 investors at 92% of… Read More

Deal Focus: Crowdfunding the Oldest Swiss Watch Factory

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Crazy and Very Exciting. That is how this Swiss firm describes their own effort in Crowdfunding.  I am going to agree.  This Deal Focus is  very different becaus DuBois, a reknowned Swiss Watchmaker established in 1785, has not used Kickstarter, CrowdCube or some other international portal. They did it all on their own.  They probably… Read More

Deal Focus – 1:Face Watch = Charity Watch

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  This Deal is currently running on Indiegogo – but only has 7 days left to go.  The 1:Face Watch falls under the category of an unqualified success.  Their initial goal of  $25,000.00 was surpassed.  Easily.  1:Face Watch has raised over $212,000.00 with a few more days to go. So here is the program.  Each… Read More

Deal Follow Up: Thoughtful Bread (Updated)

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This is in follow up to our previous Deal Focus on the UK based company Thoughtful Bread.  You may read our Deal Focus article here. We would like to extend our sincere congratulations to founder Duncan Glendinning and his team for successfully reaching their goal!  They raised £55,000.00 (a bit over $72,000 US) in selling 20% of… Read More

Deal Focus: Hurricane Sandy Relief

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This deal focus is not really focusing on a single deal today. With the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy dominating the news, this catastrophe was too great to ignore. Unless you are in isolation you have seen the overwhelming photos of the damage the Hurricane has caused. Soon after the most violent winds passed the twitter… Read More

Deal Focus: 28-Year Army Veteran Hopes to Open a FitGolf Franchise

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  Gerhard Schulz is set to retire from the Army in the spring of 2013 after 28 years in the service.  He is leveraging crowdfunding web site Sprigster in hopes of raising $50,000 to open a new FitGolf franchise in Houston, Texas. From the Sprigster offering page:   After serving for almost 28 years in… Read More

Deal Focus: Thoughtful Bread Company

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A slightly different approach for a Crowdfunding deal today.  The offering is for the Thoughtful Bread Company, a small business based in the UK offered up on the UK site CrowdCube.  No one is going to save the world with  Artisanal bread (Almost no one…ok).  This is not for some hot new gadget device which… Read More

Deal Focus: Plasma Thrusters Are Important for Space Travel!

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A team of three scientists; Dr. Doug Witherspoon, Dr. Andrew Case and Dr. Sam Brockington plus Space Entrepreneur Chris Faranetta have posted a Kickstarter to finance the next step in Plasma jet thrusters to further the advancement of “High Performance, Low Cost, Interplanetary Space Transportation.  What is a Plasma Accelerator?  Besides just sounding really cool… Read More

Deal Focus: Malala Yousufzai

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Update:  10.24.12 as of Today they have raised over $38,000.00 towards their $100,000.00 goal.  Unless you have disavowed news  you have certainly heard about this tragic story of the young Pakistani girl who was viciously attacked and shot by Taliban thugs.  Malala Yousufzai, a heroic 14-year-old activist and blogger from SWAT Valley, Pakistan was shot… Read More