Tagged: kickstarter

“Mighty No. 9” Creators Offer Up Product Keys Update As Game Launches in Europe

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Following Mighty No. 9’s European launch, the creators of the highly anticipated Kickstarter game, comcept USA, offered up an update for those who are struggling with product keys. Just hours after the game was released in North America and Asia, backers flooded the game’s Kickstarter page revealing that… Read More

Pittsburgh Tech Startup Digital Dream Labs Files Lawsuit Against Crowdcube & Kickstarter Alum Primo Toys For Patent Infringement

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Just a few months after Crowdcube #FundedClub member Primo Toys raised nearly $1.6 million through its Kickstarter initiative for educational toy Cubetto, Pittsburgh tech startup, Digital Dream, announced it was officially filing a lawsuit against the UK toy maker for reportedly marketing and selling an… Read More

Crime Survivor Seeks to Stop Assault Violence By Unveiling New Panic Button Ring; Launches Kickstarter For Funds

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Seeking to help prevent more assault crimes from happening, California-based Nimb has launched a Kickstarter to raise funds for its self-titled panic button ring. According to its description, Nimb is a ring with a concealed button that notifies family, friends, emergency services and the Nimb community… Read More

Creators of Crowdfunding Success “Star Trek: Axanar” Unveils Trailers Midst Lawsuit (Video)

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Just six months after Paramount and CBS announced they have filed a lawsuit against Star Trek:Axanar for copyright infringement, creators of the crowdfunding success have unleashed the film’s first two trailers. The film has raised over $1 million through Indiegogo and Kickstarter campaigns. Although it is considered a feature film,… Read More

Shades With Technology: Zungle Panther Sunglasses Captures Over $475,000 First Week on Kickstarter

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Last week, Los Angeles startup, Zungle, launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 for its innovative sunglasses, Zungle Panther. What makes these shades stand out? Each is equipped with built-in bone conduction speakers that reportedly enables to transmit sound waves to the skull via vibrations. Zungle Panther… Read More

“Mighty No. 9” Kickstarter Backers Struggle With Code Issues & Game Expectations

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Today’s the big day! Keiji Inafune and comcept USA’s Kickstarter project, Mighty No. 9, was finally delivered to North American and Asian backers after numerous delays. The game surfaced on the crowdfunding platform in summer 2013 and secured over $3.8 million from 62,000 backers. Unfortunately, there’s already been some major… Read More

Flaming Fowl Studios Shuts Down “Fable Fortune” Kickstarter After Receiving Outside Funding

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Indie games developer, Flaming Fowl Studios, announced on Tuesday that it has decided to pull the plug on the Fable Fortune Kickstarter campaign. The initiative was launched last month to raise £250,000 for the Fable theme collectible card game. Fable Fortune is described as a free-to-play collectible card game (CCG) that… Read More

Kickstarter Announces Guardian Live Partnership; Set to Host Five Talks Throughout the UK

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On Tuesday, Kickstarter announced it has formed a new partnership with Guardian Live. The funding portal revealed since the UK launch in 2012, it has been overwhelmed with the creative projects from all over the community. It has even passed 100 million in funding for UK… Read More

Kickstarter Success Notion Secures $3.2M During Seed Round Led By XL Innovate

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Notion, a home monitoring system that is benefitting from the boom in the Internet of Things (IoT) development, announced earlier this month that it has secured $3.2 million during a seed round that was led by XL Innovate. Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm… Read More

Really. Kickstarter Paid a Dividend to Investors?

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Kickstarter, despite its vow to never go public, quietly paid dividends to its shareholders this past March. This is according to a recent report by Bloomberg. In a world of tech measured solely by growth, and too frequently ongoing losses, Kickstarter did something a bit different… Read More

Three Ways Crowdfunding Empowers Women & Minority Entrepreneurs

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As I wrote last week, Yemani Mason is the founder and CEO of a new real estate crowdfunding platform called VestMunity. He is an innovator offering a hub for regular folks to access investment opportunities previously out of reach, in this case, the rehabilitation and… Read More

Cool Mini or Not’s “Massive Darkness” Captures $1.4M In Less Than Two Weeks on Kickstarter

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Less than two weeks after launching its 24th Kickstarter for the new game, Massive Darkness, Cool Mini of Not has captured over $1.4 million from nearly 17,800 backers in under two weeks. Massive Darkness is described as a dungeon crawl board game without a game master… Read More

Pebble Introduces Special Edition Pebble Time 2 Round Smartwatches

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Just a day after Pebble’s third Kickstarter campaign surpassed $11 million, the tech startup unveiled two special edition Pebble Time round smartwatches. Last month, Pebble took to the crowdfunding giant to raise funds for not one but three new wearable tech devices, which offers new ways… Read More

Pebble’s Kickstarter Success Continues: Third Campaign Surpasses $11M in Three Weeks

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Just three weeks after launching its third Kickstarter, tech startup Pebble has successfully secured over $11 million for its three new wearables, Pebble 2, Time 2, and Pebble Core, from nearly 58,000 backers. The devices offers new ways for users to enjoy the company’s famous technology: Pebble 2… Read More

Crowdcube Alum Vivobarefoot Secures Over $130,000 For SAN-dals Project on Kickstarter

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UK-based shoe brand and Crowdcube alum, Vivobarefoot, has successfully captured its initial $100,000 Kickstarter funding goal for the production of original bushman SAN-dals in Namibia As previously reported, the company launched the new crowdfunding campaign last month bring its shoe, SAN-dal, to the U.S. To date, Vivobarefoot has… Read More

Creator of The Awkward Yeti Hits Kickstarter For Card Game “OrganATTACK” & Scores Over $280,000 First Week

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Nick Seluk, the cartoonist behind the multiple series, The Awkward Yeti, launched a Kickstarter earlier this month for his new card game, OrganATTACK. Originally seeking only $12,000, the project quick smashed its initial goal and is currently nearly $285,000 thanks to over 6,700 backers. OrganATTACK… Read More

Creators of Kickstarter Alum “Mighty No. 9” Announces New Character: The Vermilion Destroyer (Video)

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comcept USA, the studio behind the highly anticipated Kickstarter project, Mighty No. 9, announced this week the creation of the video game’s new character, the Vermilion Destroyer. The game surfaced on the crowdfunding platform in summer 2013 and secured over $3.8 million from 62,000 backers. It takes place… Read More

Cool Mini Or Not’s New Board Game “Massive Darkness” Scores $1.1M in Three Days on Kickstarter

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Cool Mini or Not, the studio behind the hit board games Zombiecide, Relic Knights, Dogs of War, and Rum & Bones, hit Kickstarter earlier this week to raise $200,000 for its new gaming project, Massive Darkness. Within just a few days, the company’s 24th campaign on the crowdfunding platform not… Read More

Rooster Teeth’s “Million Dollars, But…The Game” Finishes Kickstarter Round & Captures $1.3M

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Success! Rooster Teeth’s new board game, Million Dollars, But… The Game, has successfully secured $1,353,024 from 30,546 backers during its Kickstarter campaign. Last month, Rooster Teeth hit the crowdfunding giant to raise only $10,000 for the game’s creation and within mere hours of the campaign’s launch, the project raised… Read More

Pebble Releases New Health Wellness Platform, Activity Tracking Algorithms, & Happiness App As Third Kickstarter Captures Over $10.6M

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This week, tech startup Pebble released its new health wellness platform. This launch comes after the company successfully secured over $10.6 million during its third Kickstarter initiative. Last month, Pebble took to the crowdfunding giant to raise funds for not one but three new wearable… Read More