Tagged: indiegogo

Indiegogo Co-Founder Danae Ringelmann Recognized as Powerhouse Woman

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Posted up on Refinery29, an independent fashion and style site, Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo is recognized as one of the 5 “Powerhouse Women Paying it Forward”. Ringelmann is recognized as being on the first to understand the power of crowdsourcing by leveraging technology.  Rightly so – as Indiegogo predates the time… Read More

Crowdfunding For Video Games Leveling Off: What Gives?

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Joystiq’s monthy Crowdfund Bookie report is out for March, and – much like the first two months of the year – the results are less than great. The report tallies up crowdfunding statistics from Kickstarter & Indiegogo and in the video game space specifically. The quick hits… $991,113 was raised in total 22 projects were… Read More

The Media Is Missing The Point On Crowdfunding, Indiegogo And The HealBe “Scampaign”

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At this point, I’ll skip the process of reiterating HealBe’s disaster of an Indiegogo campaign in any detail. In short, HealBe launched a campaign for a device called the GoBe that promised to count calories burned during a workout by measuring glucose levels in the bloodstream. It may not even be possible. That’s just one of… Read More

Update: YouTube Phenom PewDiePie Trumps $250K Indiegogo Crowdfunding Goal For Save The Children

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PewDiePie is one of a rare breed of YouTube phenomenon. In fact, he’s king of the mountain… he can lay claim to the most subscriptions for a YouTube channel in history. As he has done in the past, he launched a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo seeking $250,000 from the crowd for Save The Children, a… Read More

In Pictures: Indiegogo’s New Website Redesign & Rebranding

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It’s something we’ve been waiting for for a long time, and it seemed inevitable on the heels of Indiegogo’s $40 million Series B. Indiegogo will launch a redesigned web site and a new logo to all visitors very soon. Logged-in users of the site will have the option to turn the new look on when… Read More

Kickstarter CEO Counters on Censorship Claim on Gosnell Film

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Yancey Strickler, Kickstarter CEO and Co-founder, has jumped into the scrum regarding the allegations of censorship pertaining to a movie now crowdfunding on Indiegogo.  In a tweet from his personal account, Strickler shares the acceptance letter to the Gosnell Movie creators:     @GosnellMovie@BreitbartNews This story is false. Here’s a screenshot of the acceptance email… Read More

Two Big Questions For Indiegogo And PayPal On The Heels Of HealBe’s Crowdfunding Debacle

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We’ve been keeping up with PandoDaily writer James Robinson’s (pictured) digging into HealBe’s Indiegogo campaign. It turns out that Robinson’s search is now leading him toward other Indiegogo campaigns seemingly with similar issues. A recent article dives into claims made during a campaign for the TellSpec, a device whose inventors promised that it would be able to count… Read More

Indiegogo Alum Scanadu Halts & Delays Shipping For The Scout Tricorder

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The Scanadu Scout made Indiegogo history after raising over $1.6 million for their medical “tricorder” device. Furthermore, the company was set to buck the prevailing crowdfunding trend by actually delivering a product on time. Unfortunately, that won’t happen. Shipping of the Scout has been delayed, but not before a handful of units made it out… Read More

Square Enix’s PC Game Crowdfunding On-Ramp “Collective” Goes Live

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Square Enix has officially launched their on-ramp for innovative PC video games, Collective. Game developers can now pitch their projects to the crowd on the platform. We have a breakdown of Collective from January. The platform enables roman voting on potential titles. Those that garner enough support from the crowd are then crowdfunded on Indiegogo… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Shark Kage Ramp, Musaic, Cosy & Spudder

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Sometimes you watch a pitch video and you see the creation in action and you think, “this really makes sense”.  And then you wonder why someone else has not come up with this idea and realize that necessity truly is the driver of innovation.  Watching the pitch video about the Shark Kage ramp and you… Read More

Documentary On Indiegogo As Some Accuse Kickstarter Of Undue Censorship

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Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted in May of 2013 of a host of horrific charges related to late-term abortions and other medical misgivings. Some have called him “the most successful serial killer in the history of the world” while estimating that he may be responsible for over a thousand late-term abortions. It’s enough to make… Read More

Two Similar Crowdfunding Campaigns, Two Very Different Outcomes (Or, Why Messaging Matters)

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It isn’t every day that two very similar campaigns are raising money at the same time on two of the largest crowdfunding platforms in the world, but that is the case right now. Kickstarter and Indiegogo are both playing host to campaigns seeking funding for spy cameras, and at least one of those campaigns has… Read More

Indiegogo’s Reputation May Hinge On Outcome Of GoBe Campaign

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Put simply, the significance of automatically calculating calories consumed and burned cannot be overstated. Currently, calorie databases such as MyFitnessPal require manual input, and prove laborious when calculating home-cooked meals or more exotic cuisines. While the utility of food-logging with weight loss has been supported by medical literature, it requires sustained discipline. The ability to record calorie… Read More

Watch: Bloomberg’s “Market Makers” Talk Equity Crowdfunding, Oculus Acquisition

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It seems everyone has an opinion on Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR and what it means for crowdfunding. That was the topic of conversation on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.” Yesterday the program hosted New York University Stern School of Business Professor Anindya Ghose and a discussion on the fallout from the acquisition. Related: NYU Stern… Read More

Top YouTube Star PewDiePie Raising $250K For Save The Children On Indiegogo

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Felix Kjellberg is better known by the name of PewDiePie, and he is one of a handful of wildly successful gamers that have used YouTube as a means of building a following. Actually, that may be putting it a bit lightly. He has the most subscribers of any individual on Earth, and he just celebrated an… Read More

Crowdfunding: State of the Industry & Other Hardware Hacks

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As more hardware comes to market through crowdfunding, we are seeing innovative companies look beyond funding and use campaigns to sharpen product focus, run tests on their marketing and pricing, negotiate better deals with their manufactures, and much more. Join hosts, Roy Bahat, Head of Bloomberg Beta & Chairman of Ouya and Slava Rubin, CEO… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Updates their Playbook

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Running an effective crowdfunding campaign is a ton of work.  Not only must you have 30% committed up front but a successful campaign takes weeks, if not months, of planning.  Once a campaign launches you have to be on every day promoting, communicating and dealing with the inevitable unknowns that always crop up.  Of course… Read More

energyDNA Gets Endorsement Deal with Two Pro Athletes

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Recently Crowdfund Insider covered energyDNA in our weekly Mailbox feature.  energyDNA is performance enhancing apparel from a LA based 1st Round Athletics.  In a release from 1st Round the company states they have signed endorsement deals with Kansas City Chiefs linebacker player Jordon Campbell and Olympic Athlete Shawn Crawford. The crowdfunding round on Indiegogo has… Read More

Questions Swirl Around GoBe Campaign As Crowdfunding Approaches $750K

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We reported on the GoBe last week as the campaign was crossing $300,000 on Indiegogo. The campaign seeks to fund a new activity tracker that promises some really slick functionality, including the ability to read calories burned during exercise based on glucose levels in our cells. That claim in particular would have set this device apart… Read More