Tagged: kickstarter

Kickstarter Alum Cru Kafe Launches Seedrs Initiative to Expand Organic Coffee Brand

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Cru Kafe, a UK-based organic coffee company, recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £300,000 so that it can continue the expansion of its growing brand. The company, which was founded by John Quilter, Bodil Blain, and Colin Pyle, stated that its mission… Read More

Business Advisor of New Kickstarter Alum BLOCKS Discusses Smartwatch Startup’s Success

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Just a few days after the closing of BLOCKS’ Kickstarter campaign, the business advisor of the company, Phillip Jarman sat with his alum mater, Imperial College London, to discuss the startup’s creation and success. BLOCKS, which was co-founded by Serge Didenko and Alireza Tahmaseb, created the… Read More

Hip Hop Group De La Soul Announces Kickstarter Album Release Date

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Earlier this year, 90’s hip hop group, De La Soul, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for its new and highly anticipated album. Now nearly seven months after achieving over $600,000 through the funding initiative, the band has announced the record’s released date…. Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Affordable Smart Lights, a Minimalist iPhone Case & Get FIT with Me Mover

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Having just purchased a Philipps Hue Hub and starter kit, and getting ready to purchase more bulbs, I was interested to read about QUBE, “Worlds Most Affordable Wi-Fi Smart Bulb”. Ok, I love the concept of Hue. But I do not love the price. While… Read More

Kickstarter Alum “Sprite” Compact Drone Named Proto Labs’ Cool Idea! Award Winner

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Earlier this week, the developers of the Sprite, a small, durable drone that offers an alternative to larger, generally more fragile quadcopter drones, was presented with the latest Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award, a service grant given to innovative companies. The Sprite Drone, developed by… Read More

Update: “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ Hits Over $2.3M on Kickstarter; Creator Reveals the Inspiration Behind the Cult Classic Show

Joel Hodgson

Just a little over a week and a half since his initiative launched on Kickstarter, Joel Hodgson’s “Bring Back Mystery Science Theater 3000″ project has secured over $2.3 million thanks to nearly 22,000 backers. Hodgson, the original creator of the famous cult-classic show, took to the crowdfunding platform and… Read More

Wearable Startup TuringSense Raises $3M in Seed Funding; Announces Upcoming Kickstarter Initiative For Product “PIVOT”


TuringSense, a Silicon Valley pioneer of wearable sports technology, announced this week that it secured $3 million during its latest seed funding round. Participating in the round were Angel Plus, ChinaRock Capital, Ideosource, SV Tech Ventures, Zen Water Capital, along with several serial entrepreneurs and angel investors…. Read More

PicoBrew’s Pico Scores Over $1M on Kickstarter; Unveils New Sous-Vide Cooking Feature & FreeStyle PicoPak

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On Tuesday, PicoBrew Inc.’s newest Kickstarter success, Pico successfully secured over $1 million thanks to 1550 backers. The company has now raised almost $2 million in crowdfunding pre-orders for its craft beer products. The Pico is described as a craft beer appliance for the home… Read More

Largest UK Kickstarter Campaign Ever Zano Goes Bust. Begins Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation

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  Back in December 2014, British company Torquing Group took to Kickstarter with a mission to raise funds for its new nano “smart” drone, Zano. The project was met with backer enthusiasm and excitement as it secured a grand total of £2,335,119 ($3,550,665.20 USD). The Zano… Read More

Autonomous Drone “Hexo+” Hits U.S. & Global Markets


On Tuesday, Squadrone System announced it has shipped its widely known autonomous drone, Hexo+, to the US market and abroad. Initially launched through a Kickstarter campaign, where it closed out at $1.3 million from over 2,300 backers in July 2014, HEXO+ was designed with the user… Read More

Kickstarter DIY Smart Home Monitor “Blink” Reveals $5.8M Investment; Named 2016 CES Innovation Awards Honoree & Enters Production Phase


On Monday, Kickstarter alum, Blink, announced it has raised an additional $5.8 million from private investors. The DIY smart home monitor surfaced on the crowdfunding platform in 2014 and secured over $1 million from nearly 7,000 backers. Peter Besen, CEO of Immedia, the company behind the… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Hummingbird Folding Bike, Alpha 2 Robot & TStand for Your iPad

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The field of robotics has been an interesting crowdfunding category.  Buddy, a pitched as a family companion, raised over $600,000 in September.  Now a new entrant has just emerged and it has easily topped its $100,000 goal on Indiegogo having raised $300,000 in just 48 hours…. Read More

Joel Hodgson: “It’s Time to See How ‘Mystery Science Theater’ Can Function in This World.”

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Earlier this week, creator of the cult classic Mystery Science Theater 3000, Joel Hodgson, teamed up with Shout! Factory to launch a Kickstarter campaign with a mission to raise $2 million so that he could bring the show back to its rightful glory. Now, Hodgson is… Read More

Parrot Partner PowerUp Toys Surpasses $100,000 Goal in 4 Hours on Kickstarter For Live-Streaming Paper Airplane Drone

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Just 4 hours after launching its new crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, PowerUp Toys announces the successful funding its project and raising over $140,000 to start production of its paper airplane drone with a live-streaming camera, the PowerUp FPV. Partnered with Parrot to manufacture the device, the… Read More

Following Kickstarter Success, 3D 2.0 Readies for Equity Crowdfunding Round By Appointing New CEO

Brian Gale

3D 2.0 Ltd, the company behind Kickstarter success Retouch3D, the unique hand-held, heated tool designed specifically for finishing 3D prints, announced on Thursday the appointment of Brian Gale as executive director and chief executive officer. Gale will head-up commercial development as well as oversee roll-out of… Read More

On Kickstarter, Mystery Science Theater 3000 Crowdfunding Campaign Fast Approaching $2M Goal

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Crowdfunding on Kickstarter, cult classic Mystery Science Theater 3000 is rapidly nearing its fundraising goal of $2M, with the show’s original host and creator Joel Hodgson at the campaign’s helm. Together with Shout! Factory, Hodgson is seeking to bring back the series, “which ended in 1999, ran for 11… Read More

Sony & Cryptozoic Entertainment’s “Ghostbusters: The Board Game” Now Available

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On Wednesday, Cryptozoic Entertainment announced its Kickstarter success, Ghostbusters: The Board Game, a cooperative tabletop game that lets fans relive classic moments from the beloved film series, is now available at retail stores and online. The new game is the first officially licensed Ghostbusters tabletop game in nearly… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Alum Lima Announced the Official Commercial Release of its Dropbox-Killer Product

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Crowdfunding success Lima announced on Wednesday the commercial release of its Dropbox-killer product. Lima is a device that enables users to create their personal Cloud in seconds. The product was beta-tested for 10 months and is finally ready for the masses. Version 1.0 will be available… Read More

Pebble Shares Details About Pebble Time Steel Band Shipments & Universal Voice Apps

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Last week, tech company Pebble shared details about the steel band shipments of its widely popular Kickstarter project, Pebble Time. The Pebble crew announced in a recent update: “We estimated that metal band shipments would be done by the end of October. We’re sorry for not… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Ulo Surveillance Owl Camera, Xpand Lacing System & Quarter Fast Charging Power Bank

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There have been plenty of security systems and home video monitoring cameras that have  raised funding on crowdfunding platforms. The really good ones have killed it proving a demand for the products.  This next project has combined great functionality with a unique spin on design…. Read More