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Watch Out, Barbie: The Angelica Doll Hits Kickstarter to Become the Next Big Thing For Toys

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Seeking to become Barbie’s next big competitor, creator of The Angelica Doll has launched a Kickstarter campaign to make sure this new unique doll makes its way to store shelves everywhere. The natural hair doll surfaced on the crowdfunding platform earlier this month with a mission to capture only $25,000…. Read More

Kickstarter Alum KUNG FURY Debuts on YouTube (Video)

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Back in 2013, 1980’s inspired KUNG FURY surfaced on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter with a mission to raise $200,000. During its run, the campaign raised $630,019 from 17,713 backers. Now, those wanting to watch the film over and over again can for free through YouTube! As previously reported, KUNG FURY is part… Read More

Priority Bicycles Returns to Kickstarter With New Bike Concept For Children

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New York-based Priority Bicycles announced this week the launch of its second Kickstarter campaign to fund its newest bicycle concept, the Priority Start. The latest development offers a simple and safe learn-to-ride solution for children and a virtually maintenance-free bicycle that will last for generations to come. After launching its… Read More

Update: $9 Computer “C.H.I.P.” Nears $2M During the Final Week on Kickstarter; Addresses Backers’ Questions

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With only seven days until its crowdfunding campaign comes to an end, Next Thing Co.’s nine dollar computer CHIP has successfully raised over $1.8 million on Kickstarter thanks to nearly 35,000 backers. As previously reported, C.H.I.P is a tiny and easy to use computer that can… Read More

Kickstarter-Success Pebble Time Is Ready For Backer Shipping

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Get excited, Pebble Time backers: Your high tech smartwatch is on the way! California startup Pebble announced on this week that the Kickstarter-success watches are now ready to be shipped. As previously reported, Pebble Time hit the crowdfunding giant’s platform earlier this year and surpassed its… Read More

Kickstarter Film Projects Flock to the Brooklyn Film Fest

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This week, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced some exciting news about certain films projects that have appeared on its platform. During a recent update, Kickstarter revealed: “One hundred and eight films across categories, from narratives to documentary shorts, from animation to experimental creations — it’s time… Read More

Notion Home Monitoring System Closes $2 Million Funding Round Following Kickstarter Success

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Notion, a home monitoring system that is benefitting from the boom in the Internet of Things (IoT) development, has closed a $2 million funding round.  Notion successfully raised over $280,000 on Kickstarter in the summer of 2014 and then transitioned into a pretail campaign.  The… Read More

French Crowdfunding Campaigns Are Live on Kickstarter

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On Wednesday, famous crowdfunding platform Kickstarter debuted the first crowdfunding campaigns from French inventors. Kickstarter announced: “Our European expansion continues! A few weeks ago we announced that Kickstarter was coming to France, and now the day has come for French projects to launch. We’re so excited to… Read More

Former Developers of BioShock & DeadSpace Launch Kickstarter Initiative For New First Person Horror Video Game

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Ready to unleash their newest project, Boston’s The Deep End Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for horror-themed video game, Perception.  The team, which is made up of developers of BioShock and DeadSpace, revealed that Perception offers a bold and fresh take on first person narrative games. The description reads: “Perception is a first-person narrative horror… Read More

Kickstarter Success Good & Proper Tea Gains Over 140,000 on Crowdcube to Build New Shops

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Turning to the crowd for the second time, Good & Proper Tea recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £140,000 for expansion. The UK startup first appeared on rewards-based platform Kickstarter back in October 2012 and took home £14,682. This amount has helped the company create… Read More

California Startup Fove Secures Over $325,000 on Kickstarter to Bring Eye Tracking to Virtual Reality

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Setting out to be the next big thing for virtual reality industry, California startup FOVE hit Kickstarter with a mission to raise $250,000 with its new self-titled device. Within only two days, FOVE’s initiative surpassed the initial goal and has since secured over $325,000 from nearly… Read More

Creating Electricity One Step At A Time: Pavegen Now Crowdfunding on CrowdCube

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Pavegen is turning footsteps into electricity–yet another reason to get in those 10,000 steps per day. The King’s Cross, London-based company’s technology converts footsteps into electricity, making it possible to power services in high-footfall locations, as well as provide real-time data for analytics. And Pavegen is now… Read More

UPDATED – Tech Fight: inCharge Bolt vs. ChargeDoubler Both Claim “First” in Crowdfunding Battle

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We all want to be able to charge our smartphones faster so when I saw the crowdfunding campaign for ChargeDoubler I thought this was a pretty cool campaign. The “original accelerator” claims up to 2X charging speeds for your iPhone or Android phone by allowing a… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Gekkopod for iPhone, Wireless Productivity Sign & Archer Brighton Cool Lunch Bags

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Rewards based crowdfunding is perfect for small companies looking to launch a new product or validate a concept. We are seeing a growing number of SMEs become bigger companies fueled in part by platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.  Recently Indiegogo stated that over $300 million in… Read More

Hip Hop Group De La Soul Reveals Why They Decided to Turn to Kickstarter For Upcoming Album

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Earlier this spring, hip hop group De La Soul took to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter with a mission to raise only $110,000 for their new album. Within only hours of its launch, the initiative successfully secured its initial goal and by the end of its round… Read More

¡Bienvenidos! Kickstarter Opens For Spanish Inventors

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Earlier this week, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced that it was ready to open its doors to Spanish inventors that are looking to crowdfund for their projects. The platform revealed in its blog: “We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now open to Spanish makers,… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: BuddyGuard Home Security, Brease Personal Cloud Storage & Mellow Electric Skateboard

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A few weeks back Kickstarter announced German crowdfunding campaigns.  The campaigns just started going live this past week and so we are happy to be featuring two projects from German creators. I travel quite a bit so I am constantly swapping between desktop, laptop and… Read More

Fraudulent €7000 Pledge Ruins Kickstarter Success For Netherlands Video Game Dimension Drive

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Last month, Netherlands-based studio 2Awesome Studio took to famous crowdfunding platform Kickstarter with a mission to raise €30,000 for its new video game Dimension Drive.  The game was described as comic book-styled space adventure set in a multidimensional universe. It features a teleportation mechanic that allows you to fight on two… Read More

Archie Comics Uses Kickstarter to Raise $350,000 For World of Archie #1 Series

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Archie Comics, the acclaimed and bestselling comic book publisher, recently launched a Kickstarter to raise $350,000 so that it can expand the world of Archie #1 with three new series. The series three new titles, launching over the next 18 months, include: JUGHEAD: Featuring the adventures of Archie’s… Read More