Tagged: kickstarter

At Behest of White House, Kickstarter Raises Funds for UN Refugee Agency. Now Over $440,000

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Kickstarter is working with the White House once again. This time the project is a bit different though. Two weeks ago, the White House reached out to Kickstarter and asked if their platform could be utilized to aid in the refugee crisis that is besetting… Read More

Bragi Dash Expects to Ship to All Backers by End of October

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The Bragi Dash crowdfunding campaign raised a solid $3.39 million on a $260,000 goal. The in-ear wireless, smart headphones generated the support of almost 16,000 individuals. The Bragi Dash stands as the 21st most funded campaign of all time on Kickstarter.  If you measure against… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Orbbec Persee 3D Camera Computer, Turn Your iPhone into a VR Camera with SHOT & Misen Super Knife

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Orbbec has created a 3D camera that is the “world’s first camera computer”.  So what exactly does that mean? Today imagery and video are pretty much flat as we exist in a 2D digital world, but 3D is just around the corner.  Think of Orbbec Persee… Read More

Kickstarter Forms New Partnership With The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh


Seeking to help the next generation of entrepreneurs, Kickstarter announced it has formed a partnership with the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. The crowdfunding platform declared in a recent blog post: “People are getting more and more into making things. From the White House to the… Read More

BauBax Travel Jacket Surpasses $10M in Total Crowdfunding Contributions as it Moves from Kickstarter to Indiegogo InDemand


BauBax, the creators of the already popular 15-feature travel jacket, has surpassed $10-million in total crowdfunding contributions. Following its record breaking Kickstarter campaign, BauBax has transitioned to Indiegogo InDemand where backers continue to take advantage of reduced pricing by pre-ordering. Yoganshi Shah, founder and Chief… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Protein Beer, Butterfleye Monitoring Camera & a Laser Powered Razor

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High protein beer? Now that is a unique invention. Beer has never really been bad for you (in moderation). But usually high in carbs, beer can help you pack on a paunch if you are not careful. Brewtein is a new concoction from startup brewery… Read More

Former President of the United States Bill Clinton Witnesses Gramovox’s Floating Record in Action

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Building some more hype for its Kickstarter success, Floating Record, Chicago-based startup Gramovox announced that former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, had the opportunity to see the device in action. Floating Record is described as a high-performance turntable that plays records vertically through… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Throws Out Unlimited Vacation Days For Employees

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Adding more changes since becoming a public benefit corporation (PBC), Kickstarter decided to nix one of its employee perks. According to Buzzfeed News,  the popular crowdfunding platform recently changed its vacation policy, which unfortunately means no more unlimited time off. A spokesperson of the company told the media outlet… Read More

Anonabox Returns & Launches Three New Privacy Products


Hoping to make a comeback from its past crowdfunding and functioning failures, privacy device developer Anonabox unveiled three new privacy products and announced its partnership with VPN Pro service provider, HideMyAss! Last fall, Crowdfund Insider shared details about the infamous Tor hardware router, Anonabox. The device… Read More

Creators of Kickstarter Alum “Unsong Story” Announces Game Changes; Leaves Backers Frustrated

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Back in January 2014, video game production company Playdek launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for its diverse tactical RPG, Unsong Story: Tale of the Guardians. Unsong Story was described as the spiritual successor in a storied line of epic tactical RPGs designed by Yasumi Matsuno (aka Final… Read More

Sprint Declares: “We Are Working with Nextbit to certify its Robin Smartphone On Our Network”

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Just one week after Nextbit announced that Verizon will be offering its current Kickstarter project, Robin, one of the phone carrier’s competitors Sprint announced that it is working to make sure that the highly anticipated smartphone will work on its network. Robin intelligently adapts to the… Read More

Successful Kickstarter Campaign Organizers Share Crowdfunding Tips & Tricks

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Offering up their own tips and tricks to dominating crowdfunding campaigns, some of Kickstarter’s initiative organizers, including Pavan Bapu, Gramovox; Carla Hall, Carla’s Southern Kitchen; Jesse Thorn, Put This On; Jenn de la Vega, Hit PLAY on The Shortsleeves Cassette; and Andrew Ahn, Spa Night, sat down to discuss their experience with… Read More

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Surpasses $1.5M on Kickstarter; Announces New Canadian Team, AMA, TwitchCon, & Single Player Mode

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With less than a week until its Kickstarter campaign comes to an end, highly anticipated game Divinity: Original Sin 2 has successfully secured over $1.5 million. Divinity: Original Sin first hit the crowdfunding platform in spring 2013 and is described as an Isometric cRPG that can be played in single-player mode or cooperative… Read More

Brief: Waylens Secures $2.2 Million in Funding for First Camera Product Launch; Announces Upcoming Kickstarter Initiative

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Waylens, an intelligent camera system company based in Boston, has announced $2.2 million in external funding secured. The startup has allocated its funding to launch a high-performance, score-keeping camera system for enhancing the driving experience. Investors in the round include IDG Capital Partners and E14… Read More

Raising the Bra: Indiegogo Alum Knix Wear Launches Kickstarter For Women’s 8-in-1 Undergarment

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Last week, New York City clothing startup, Knix Wear, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for its 8-1 Evolution Bra. Knix Wear’s Evolution Bra is described as the “most” comfortable, versatile, and technologically advanced undergarment. It has patented wire free construction, is odorless, quick dries and… Read More

Kickstarter Inc. Reincorporates as a Public Benefit Corporation; Yancey Strickler Declares: “We Don’t Ever Want to Sell or Go Public”


Kickstarter Inc. Becomes Kickstarter PBC Over the weekend, crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter, announced that it has officially become a public benefit corporation (PBC). A public benefit corporation is described as a corporation that performs a specific function for the benefit of the public. The crowdfunding platform explained: “Kickstarter Inc is… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Cujo Stops the Hackers, Angee Home Security & Bruvelo Elevates Your Coffee

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Ne’er do wells are constantly trying to hack your home computer.  If you do not believe me, load up some software and see how frequently your home network is scanned.  The fact is that just about anyone can be a casual hacker these days.  Just… Read More

Gramovox’s Kickstarter Success Floating Record Is Now “In Production”

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With less than three months until its estimated shipping date (December 2015), Chicago-based Gramovox announced that its Kickstarter success, Floating Record, is now in production. The company revealed in its latest update: “Production is underway at Gramovox, and we’re excited to share the progress we’re… Read More

Nextbit Smartphone “Robin” Set to Hit Verizon; Successfully Captures $1M on Kickstarter

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Earlier this month, Nextbit, a mobile developer that was created by former Google, Apple, Amazon, and HTC employees, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its new Android smartphone, Robin. Within just three days after its launch, the funding initiative secured a total of $800,000. The company… Read More