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Pebble Returns to Kickstarter With Three New Products & Scores $6M in 24 Hours

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On Tuesday, tech company Pebble once again returned to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter for 3 new products Pebble 2, Time 2 and Pebble Core. Within 24 hours, the new campaign not only smashed its initial $1 million goal, it has already surpassed $6.7 million from nearly 36,000 backers. Last year, Pebble… Read More

Rooster Teeth’s “Million Dollars, But… The Game” Surpasses $1M on Kickstarter

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Just a little over two weeks after launching its Kickstarter campaign, Rooster Teeth’s Million Dollars, But… board game has successfully secured $1 million from nearly 22,000 backers. The initiative originally sough to raise $10,000 and secured the initial goal within minutes of its debut. Million Dollars, But…… Read More

Kickstarter & Indiegogo Success Knix Wear Evolution Bra Now Available Commercially

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Knix Wear, an active intimates company, announced on Tuesday that the crowdfunding success, 8-in-1 Evolution Bra, is now commercially available for purchase through its website. Designed to combat some of the most common complaints women have about bras, the 8-1 Evolution Bra “evolves” with the active woman throughout… Read More

Kickstarter Alum “Yooka Laylee” Update: Villains Details & Demo Launch For “The Toybox”

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With just a few months until Kickstarter success Yooka Laylee is set to be delivered to backes, the creators of the highly successful game, Playtonic Games, announced some new details, which included info on the villains and the demo launch of standalone gameplay experience, The Toybox.  Yooka-Laylee is an all-new… Read More

Kickstarter Shares San Francisco’s 2016 Bay Area Maker Faire Schedule

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With the annual Maker Faire set to held in San Francisco’s Bay area this weekend, Kickstarter announced on Tuesday its schedule for the widely popular event. The crowdfunding portal revealed that more than one hundred of its funded projects will be on display at the at the Maker Faire,… Read More

Oregon Independent Filmmakers Launch Kickstarter For Movie Adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s Novel “Lullaby”

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This week, Oregon independent filmmaker, Josh Leake, and his team at Mindpollen Studios launched a Kickstarter initiative to raise $250,000 for the film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s 2002 novel, Lullaby. Palahniuk is an American novelist and freelance journalist, and is known for his other novels including Fight Club.  Lullaby… Read More

TAXA Biotechnologies Seeks $400,000 Through Title III Offering on WeFunder

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On Monday, biotech startup, TAXA Biotechnologies, Inc., made history by being one of the first to use Title III rules of the JOBS Act. The company launched its initial on WeFunder with a mission to raise $400,000. Founded in 2013, TAXA Biotechnologies consists of biologists and experts who… Read More

Dark Souls Board Game Finishes Kickstarter Run; Captures Over £3.7M in Funding

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Steamforged Games Ltd’s Dark Souls – The Board Game has officially closed on Kickstarter. The tabletop version of the hit video game successfully secured £3,771,474 from 31,178 backers. Dark Souls – The Board Game is described as a strategically challenging, deeply immersive combat exploration game for 1-4 players set in the… Read More

Update: Rooster Teeth Captures Over $750,000 For New Board Game in 5 Days on Kickstarter

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Less than a week after launching a Kickstarter for its board game Million Dollars, But…, Rooster Teeth has already raised over $750,000 thanks to nearly 17,000 backers. Million Dollars, But… is described as a game that puts the player’s morals and imagination to test by posing the… Read More

Creators of Video Game “Plague Inc.” Hit Kickstarter to Raise Funds For Tabletop Version

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Ndemic Creations, the creators of the hit iOS, Android and Windows Phone strategy video game, Plague Inc., launched a Kickstarter this week to raise $35,000 for the board game version. Within a few days, the project has surpassed its initial goal and currently nearly $100,000 thanks… Read More

Rooster Teeth’s New Game “Million Dollars, But…” Smashes $10,000 Goal Just Minutes After Kickstarter Launch

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Rooster Teeth, the company behind Indiegogo-success, Lazer Team, launched a Kickstarter initiative for its new card game, Million Dollars, But… yesterday. Not even five minutes after its debut, the campaign successfully surpassed its initial $10,000 goal and has captured nearly $575,000 from over 12,000 backers. Million Dollars, But…… Read More

Creator of Kickstarter Success Peachy Printer Admits Fraud; Reveals Employee Stole Funds to Build Home

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This week, creator of Kickstarter alum Peachy Printer announced an employee has been accused of using the funds from the initiative to build his house in Canada. The printer, which was developed by Canadian startup Rinnovated Design,  translates 3D designs into audio waveform and uses a computer’s auxiliary headphone… Read More

California Federal Judge Rejects Motion to Dismiss Crowdfunded “Star Trek” Feature Film Lawsuit

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Late last year, Paramount and CBS announced they have filed a lawsuit against independent Star Trek film, Axanar. The film has raised over $1 million through Indiegogo and Kickstarter campaigns. The production was considered a feature film, but was to be broken down into four episodes following the four acts of the script. Paramount and… Read More

Kickstarter Updates Privacy Policy For Campaign Backers

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Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter recently announced it has updated its privacy policy for campaign backers. The website stated that these new updates will go into effect on June 9th. Kickstarter shared it will only collect: Information (such as name, email and postal addresses, telephone number, and country… Read More

Kickstarter Shares: “One Million People Have Supported Documentary Film on Our Crowdfunding Platform”

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Big news for Kickstarter filmmakers! The crowdfunding giant announced on Tuesday one million people have collectively backed more than 12,000 documentary film projects and more than 5,000 of those projects have been successfully funded. The Kickstarter team declared: “Thousands of documentary filmmakers have turned to… Read More

Crowdcube #FundedClub Member Vivobarefoot Launches Kickstarter to Bring Barefoot SAN-dals to the U.S.

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Just a couple months after successfully securing £1,362,780 through its Crowdcube initiative, UK-based shoe brand Vivobarefoot has launched a Kickstarter campaign with a mission to raise $100,000 so that it can bring its shoe, SAN-dal, to the U.S. To date, Vivobarefoot has reportedly sold over 1 million pairs of shoes…. Read More

Brief: HBO Releases Promo for Quincy Jones’ Kickstarter-Funded Comedy Special “Burning the Light” (Video)

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This weekend, American premium cable and satellite television network, HBO, released a promotional video of Quincy Jones’ Kickstarter-funded comedy special, Burning the Light. Back in February, the crowdfunding campaign was launched Quincy’s friend and fellow comedian Nicole Blaine alongside her husband Mickey Blaine after they found out that… Read More

Coolest Cooler Gears Up to Ship to Backers Willing to Pay a Bit More

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Coolest Cooler announced on Thursday they had restarted the production line for Kickstarter supporters who signed up during their crowdfunding campaign. Coolest is the 2nd largest Kickstarter project ever after Pebble Watch, having raised more than $13 million almost two years ago. While some of… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Alum PicoBrew Secures $10M During Investment Round Led By Spring Creek Investment Management

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This week, Seattle-based PicoBrew announced that it has secured $10 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), during an investment round that was led by Spring Creek Investment Management. Last year, the company successfully raised a grand total of $2,290,944 for three… Read More