Tagged: kickstarter

It’s a Race to Buy a Crowdfunding Platform: New York Copywriter is Seeking to Purchase Kickstarter Through Indiegogo Campaign

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Just a few days after “dog-namer” Aaron Schlechter announced that he would change the objective of his Kickstarter campaign (which was to help others name their fur babies) to purchasing the crowdfunding giant, copywriter at Barton F. Graf 9000, LLC in New York City, Martin Baker, unveiled his… Read More

UK Architects Hit Kickstarter to Raise £125,000 For New Freshwater Pool in London’s River Thames

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Ready to bring the next big thing in London’s riverside attractions, UK startup Thames Pools has launched a Kickstarter campaign to secure £125,000 so that it may bring a freshwater pool to the city’s river thames. According to the Guardian, the new campaign marks a new stage for the… Read More

Comic Book Artist & Writer Gene Ha Launches Kickstarter For His First Creator-Owned Graphic Novel “Mae”

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Gene Ha, who is best known for his work with famous comic book publishers including Marvel, DC Comics, and ABC Comics, recently debuted a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for his first ever creator-owned graphic novel, Mae. According to Newsarama, Ha announced the project on Friday at… Read More

“Dog-Namer” is Seeking to Raise $1.2 Billion to Purchase Kickstarter

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Well, this seems legit. Campaign organizer, Aaron Schlechter, recently took to Kickstarter to raise funds so that he can name people’s dogs. Creative? Yes. Realistic? Not so much. Unfortunately, the crowdfunding giant informed the ambitious name-creator that his project didn’t fit in any of its… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Celebrates Comics Month By Revealing Five Creators’ Secrets to Creativity

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Joining in on the Comics Month celebration, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter sat down with five creators to share the key secret to their success. Kickstarter’s Michael C. Stewart wrote: “The world of comics is colorful and diverse, exploring universal themes in visually engaging ways. And in this… Read More

Eden Juices Launches Kickstarter Initiative to Celebrate Earth Day 2015

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In celebration of Earth Day, a new, environmentally friendly cold-pressed juice company called Eden Juices launched a line of fruit and vegetable juices through a Kickstarter campaign. Made from imperfectly shaped fruits and vegetables, Eden helps to remind consumers to appreciate natural resources and celebrate… Read More

Irish-American Music Group Solas Celebrates 20th Anniversary By Launching a Kickstarter Campaign For New Album

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In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the bandmates of Solas have debuted a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to bring back past and present members to create a new studio album. Solas is the quintessential Irish-American band that plays Irish traditional music as well as original compositions, sometimes demonstrating an… Read More

Brief: RutanRC Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Develop Radio-Controlled Aviation Models SpaceShipOne & White Knight

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RutanRC, a company formed to develop, manufacture and distribute innovative RC (radio controlled) model aircraft, announced today its launch of a Kickstarter campaign to fund the tooling, development and initial production of its first models; Burt Rutan’s SpaceShipOne (SS1) and White Knight (WK). Burt Rutanʼs… Read More

Montreal Startup Mosaic Manufacturing Hits Kickstarter With New 3D Printer Technology The Palette

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This morning, Montreal-based Mosaic Manufacturing launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $75,000  for its new product,The Palette. The Palette is a technology that transforms virtually every 3D printer on the market into a multi-color printer, and allows existing machines to create functional electronic parts. Mosaic designed the device… Read More

New Guy Clark Documentary Hits Kickstarter & Quickly Gains Over $50,000

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Last week, Grammy-winning music producer Tamara Saviano has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for a new documentary that focuses on the life of famous folk singer, musician, songwriter, recording artist, and performer, Guy Clark. Per its synopsis, Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Crankcase for Smartphones, Go Sockless with Soul Socks & Friday Smart Lock

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While it is usually the big name crowdfunding campaign that capture headlines we do like to acknowledge some of the smaller projects that are looking for market approval or funding. Many of these are small businesses, or perhaps will become a small businesses if they generate… Read More

William Shatner Set to Launch New Kickstarter to Save California From Droughts

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Hoping to rescue the state of California from its devastating drought, 84-year-old actor William Shatner has announced plans to launch a $30 billion crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for a pipeline that will bring water to the endangered state. During an interview with Yahoo! Shatner stated: “California’s in the midst of… Read More

Unibody 3D Printer Tiko Scores Over $2M on Kickstarter; Creators Share Details About G-Codes & Manufacturing

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With less than two weeks until its Kickstarter campaign comes to end, Tiko3D’s self-titled 3D printer has successfully raised more than $2 million thanks to nearly 11,600 backers. The creators of the Tiko Unibody 3D Printer designed the device to make it high quality and easy… Read More

Singing Sensation Amanda Palmer Talks Label Breakup & Crowdfunding Success

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Last month, singer and songwriter Amanda Palmer launched a crowdfunding campaign on Patreon to raise funds for her upcoming projects, which consists of making new art and traveling to Berlin, Germany to record an album in German. The new projects surfaced just two years after she captured… Read More

KickShark Launches Kickstarter For 11 Port USB-C HydraDock; Set to Fix Issues With New Retina MacBook

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On Thursday, Nashville-based Kickshark debuted a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its new 11 port USB-C docking station, HydraDock, for the new Apple Retina MacBook. Supporting networking, storage, interconnects, and most importantly displays, the HydraDock is the only available docking product for the new MacBook. While sharing details… Read More

Collapsible Smart Luggage Barracuda Doubles Campaign Goal in First 48 Hrs on Kickstarter

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Barracuda luggage, the new fully-collapsible carry-on with built-in tray, ergonomic swivel handle, advanced GSM-GPRS technology, easy open flap and USB charger, has doubled its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter in just two days since launch; raising over $40,000 in the process. Co-founder and operations at Barracuda, Kiran Bhogadi,… Read More

Kickstarter Shares 96 Reward Ideas That Will Bring More Funding Success to Campaigns

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Offering up new ways for campaigns to become more successful, global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter recently unveiled its 96 Reward Ideas to help achieve funding goals. Team members, Carol Benovic and Sid Orlando, took to the platform’s blog and wrote: “Offering great rewards is one of the best ways to encourage support… Read More

Kickstarter Campaign Organizer Wearality Names Former Google Ambassador Michael Jones As New CEO

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Michael Jones, former chief technology advocate of Google, has joined Silicon Valley’s Wearality Corporation as the startup’s new CEO. In this role, Jones will oversee the launch of today’s most innovative virtual reality (VR) wearable technology, including the recently launched Wearality Sky, to help users experience the true power of immersive 3D worlds…. Read More

Cinedigm Acquires North American Rights to SXSW Audience Award Winner & Kickstarter Film A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY

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Documentary Follows Extraordinary Woman’s Journey from Cyber Bullying Target to Inspiring Anti-Bullying Activist and Champion Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) has acquired North American theatrical, digital and home entertainment distribution rights to A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY. The highly acclaimed documentary premiered last month at… Read More

Kickstarter Suspends Luxury Watches by Lancaster Roberts Project After Various Faulty Rumors About the Timepiece Brand Surfaced

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Last month,  Scott Lancaster and Robert Ham, founders of the luxury timepiece company Lancaster Roberts, announced the launch of their first collection of luxury watches on Kickstarter. The three collections of Lancaster Roberts luxury watches (First Edition range, Catena Series,  and Limited Edition Hirsch) were featured, and described as diverse, yet still highlight… Read More