Tagged: hardware

Iotera Gears Up Iota for a $250K Crowdfunding Campaign: GPS Tracker Never Loses Sight of What’s Important

Iotera Child Finder

  Iotera, an Internet of Things company based in Redwood City, has just launched its $250K rewards-based crowdfunding kickstarter campaign for Iota, its smallest, longest lasting GPS tracker in the world.  Measuring just 43mm X 22mm X 11mm,  the waterproof Iota and its companion Home Base include the same advanced long range radio technology allowing them… Read More

Crowdfunding on CircleUp, Nomad Connects with Fluxmob: Grows Smartphone Accessory Brand to over $2 Million in Sales

Nomad Reinvention

Now Raising Equity, Nomad First Raised Funding on Kickstarter. Nomad, the designer and manufacturer of minimalist smartphone accessories, has listed its equity crowdfunding campaign on CircleUp.  Known for its NomadKey, the company has also introduced new products including the solid carabiner-sized NomadClip USB cable and NomadCard on the newly launched company website. Committed to product… Read More

HWTrek Launches Navigation Tool for Hardware Creators​

HWTrek

HWTrek, a global community for digital electronics, today announced the beta launch of the HWTrek Project Development Hub (the Hub), the world’s first cloud-based intelligent navigation tool for creators and inventors working to bring hardware projects to market. The Hub generates a management flow tailored specifically to each unique project and facilitates collaboration between inventors… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Airdog Auto Follow Drone, Zolo Magnetic Case & Slyde Phish Handboard

Airdog Drone Worlds First

Happy 4th of July to all of our readers in the United States.  Hopefully everyone is enjoying a fabulous summer weekend – something I intend to do myself in a bit.  The past week we have received a flood of really cool campaigns.  It has been tough to narrow it done to just a few… Read More

GOkey Raises Over $1 Million Crowdfunding on Indiegogo

GOkey in colors

The multipurpose device GOkey closed their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo this past week after having raised $1,033,492 from 11,846 backers.  The flexible funding campaign launched with a goal of raising $40,000 – a paltry figure in contrast to their final number.  The $40k was raised in just two days. GOkey promises to offer a diverse… Read More

Geek Wave Nears $800,000 on Indiegogo

Geek Wave 1

Changing the way music lovers listen to their favorite artists, Geek Labs launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $38,000 for its product Geek Wave. The new device is described as a high performance music player that the user can take on-the-go and is made for discerning ears. The Geek Labs team wrote, “Music… Read More

Ringly Smart Jewelry Exceeds Pretail Goal, Adds New Eight New App Partnerships

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As a result of its highly successful launch, Ringly has not only exceeded its pre-sales goal of $60,000, but has also initiated the most successful pre-sales campaign for women’s connected jewelry, reaching over $100,000 in sales in under 24 hours. The company has already sold out of the emerald stone style “Into the Woods,” but… Read More

Dacuda’s PocketScan Now Over $320K on Kickstarter

PocketScan 3

Switzerland-based Dacuda has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its invention, the PocketScan. Although the original funding goal was only $50,000, the campaign has raised $321,471 from 2,898 backers since its launch on June 16th. According to the campaign website, the PocketScan is considered the “world’s smallest wireless scanner.” It is barely larger than… 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

Kickstarter Suspends iFind Campaign Following Fraud Accusations

iFind

Just a week after WeTag’s iFind raised over $500,000 during its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, the platform has made the decision to suspend the project following the rise of doubts from its backers. As previously reported by Crowdfund Insider, the iFind is considered the “next generation item locating tag.” The device communicates with iOS or Android devices… 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

Lomo’Instant Camera Has Raised Over $1M on Kickstarter

lomoinstant camera

With just a day and a half until its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter comes to an end,  Lomography‘s Lomo’Instant Camera, which originally set out with an initial goal of only $100,000, has raised over $1,000,000 from close to 8,000 backers. The camera is considered the world’s “most creative instant system.” As previously reported, the New York-based… Read More

Fundable, Dragon Innovation, Partner Up

Dragon Certified

Fundable, an investment crowdfunding platform, has announced a partnership with Dragon Innovation, a hardware  authority. For hardware companies utilizing the Fundable platform, Dragon Innovation will now review and certify the products via the “Dragon Certified program”. This process will demonstrate to potential backers / investors that due diligence has been completed and provides confidence that… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: CA7CH Lightbox Live Streaming Camera, ISSA & ChargeAll

CA7CH Lightbox Customizable

We have a threesome of tech products this week from our crowdfunding mailbox.  We really had many solid campaigns emailed us to the past couple weeks.  Over time the campaigns  are getting better structured, pitch videos are consistently more professional and products are more refined.  Sure we still see the occasional campaign that is looking… Read More

GOkey Over $725,000 Extends Crowdfunding Campaign

GOkey

GOkey, the multi-purpose electronic keychain accessory, has extended its Indiegogo campaign in order to reach their newly instituted stretch goals. Potential backers now have until July 3rd to back the new multi-function keychain accessory that acts as a portable battery charger for mobile devices, flash drive, and homing beacon for mobile phones and keychains. To date,… Read More

Kickstarter’s 3D Printing CrowdFunded Projects Shows A Diversity of Locations (Infographic)

3d Printing Projects on Kickstarter

It is an accepted norm that one has to be in Silicon Valley to make it big in an internet startup or New York City to get to the top of the finance industry or Los Angeles for the movie business. One of the reasons for the clustering of industries is because of concentration of… Read More

HWTrek Aids Two Hardware Startups Attract Funding from TMI Holding

Swivl

HWTrek, a global funding platform and community for digital electronics, has helped two US hardware startups attract new funding from its parent company, TMI Holding (TMI) and will provide ongoing support to aid in their future growth. TMI selected the two campaigns by leveraging HWTrek’s expert community of over 200 individuals and companies, matched with hardware project creators… Read More

Item Finder Review (Video)

item finder review Tile Duet

There have been many, perhaps dozens, of item finders / device locating products hit the market in the past 2 years.  Part of this craze was driven by the dramatic success of Tile that ran a phenomenally successful self-crowdfunding campaign that proved profound demand for their service.  Since then (and prior to that actually) there… 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

Update: TrackR Bravo Zooms Past $200,000 on Indiegogo

Trackr Bravo Search is over

Item tracking device TrackR Bravo has powered onward with their crowdfunding campaign smashing through their goal and besting expectations of the team behind the project.  Crowdfund Insider covered TrackR last Saturday when they stood at $130,000 and since then they have added another $70,000 to the till averaging about $25,000 per day in contributions.  More… Read More