Tagged: kickstarter

Brief: Arizona State University Dubbed Winner of the Blue Mountain State Movie College Contest


Following the release of Blue Mountain State: the Rise of Thadland, creator Eric Falconer announced Arizona State University as winner of the film’s college contest. During its run on Kickstarter, BMS enlisted universities across the country to support their project (and more than a few from outside the… Read More

Brief: Oculus’ Palmer Luckey Among Speakers at Vision VR/AR Summit 2016

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Vision VR/AR Summit 2016, an inaugural industry event that is geared towards furthering the knowledge base of anyone developing VR or AR content, announced on Thursday its lineup of keynote speakers. Set to take place next Wednesday and Thursday  in Hollywood, CA, the Vision VR/AR… Read More

Kickstarter Project “Wabash Lights” Set to Launch Tonight in Downtown Chicago

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Just a little over seven months after they secured nearly $60,000 on Kickstarter for their Wabash Lights project, Jack C. Newell and Seth Unger announced the lights are set to launch this evening in downtown Chicago. The duo hit the crowdfunding giant this past summer to bring… Read More

Kickstarter Offers Up Sundance Film Festival 2016 Recap

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Following the closing of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Kickstarter offered up some details about its experience at this year’s big event. The crowdfunding giant shared: “We’re dusting off the snow from our parkas and boots this week as the Kickstarter Film team settles back… Read More

FitPay Raises $3.1 Million Seed Round to Fund Contactless Payments Platform

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FitPay has announced the closing of $3.1  million in seed funding led by Giesecke & Devrient (G&D). FitPay was founded by payment industry veterans Michael Orlando, Scott Stevelinck and Chris Orlando. Th co-founders have worked at companies like Visa and CyberSource.  G&D is a supplier of mobile… Read More

“Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland” Named #1 on iTunes Charts in the U.S. & Several Other Countries

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Following the release of the highly anticipated Kickstarter, Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland, the film and TV show’s creator, Eric Falconer, announced it was dubbed #1 on iTunes charts in the U.S. and several other countries. Falconer stated in an update this morning: “It didn’t… Read More

Kickstarter Success Petcube Secures $2.6M During Funding Round & Announces New Hires

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On Wednesday, Kickstarter alum Petcube, Inc.,  announced it has raised $2.6 million during a recent funding round led by Almaz Capital. It was joined by AVentures Capital and Y Combinator. Petcube is part of the Y Combinator Winter 2016 class. The company will use the funds… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Introduces “Projects We Love” Badges


On Tuesday, Kickstarter introduced “Projects We Love” Badges feature to its widely popular crowdfunding platform. The Kickstarter crew declared: “To date, there have been more than 280,000 creative projects on Kickstarter — phew! Whether you’re a backer looking to find great ideas, or a creator looking… Read More

Mantic Games Quickly Captures Over $180,000 on Kickstarter For New “Walking Dead” Board Game

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On Monday, UK-based studio, Mantic Games, took to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise $50,000 for its new game, The Walking Dead: All Out War. Within hours of the launch, the project smashed through the initial goal and is now nearly $200,000. The game, which is based on… Read More

“Ant Simulator” Developers Allegedly Blow Kickstarter Funds on Booze & Strippers

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Honesty is the best policy… even when the truth is actually pretty ugly. According to lead programmer of Kickstarter alum Ant Simulator, Eric Tereshinski, the video game and some of his other projects were unfortunately not meant to be – especially since some of his teammates weren’t… Read More

Alan Ritchson Shares Details About Kickstarter Success “Blue Mountain State: Rise of Thadland”


With Blue Mountain State: Rise of Thadland set to be unleashed to the world tomorrow (February 2nd), Alan Ritchson sat down to discuss the highly anticipated film. Eric Falconer, the creator of the popular television series, launched a crowdfunding campaign in early 2014 to help… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Floating “Air” Bonsai, SprayPrinter & LIV Swiss Automatic Watch

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After a brief interlude thanks to the snowstorm otherwise known as Jonas, Mailbox is back with some cool rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns. First up we have a floating plant. We have seen other floating campaigns before but I believe this is the first floating plant to… Read More

Kickstarter Co-Founder Charles Adler: Build Up Sense of Public Mission in Crowdfunding

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By the end of 2015, Kickstarter had launched 274,900 projects, of which 98,500 had successfully reached their fundraising goal. The total contributions added up to $2.147 billion US dollars. 10,101,800 people have been contributors on the Kickstarter platform, of which 3,135,900 were repeat backers. Kickstarter projects… Read More

Joel Hodgson Talks the Return of Cult-Classic “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ Following Kickstarter Success

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Taking time away from his work on the set of Mystery Science Theater 3000, creator of the cult-classic Joel Hodgson sat down to discuss the show’s return and its crowdfunding success. During a recent interview with Blastr, Hodgson discussed the possibility that the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter… Read More

Krowdster: Here’s How to Find Super Backers on Kickstarter & Indiegogo

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Crowdfunding marketing and analytics platform, Krowdster, recently shared how campaign organizers can find super backers through platform giants Kickstarter and Indiegogo. As previously reported, Krowdster launched its very own searchable database of backers and super backers on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Now the company is ready to share details… Read More

Exclusive: solidLUUV Co-Founder Tobias Gerhardt Discusses Crowdfunding on Indiegogo, Kickstarter and now Companisto

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The Berlin-based startup LUUV is returning to the crowd after completing two successful crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo and Kickstarter which garnered over €360.000 in pre-orders to date, from more than 60 countries. solidLUUV was awarded with the “ISPO Product of the Year” Award 2015/2016. In addition, the jury of CES (Consumer Electronics Show)… Read More

John Smedley’s Pixelmage Pulls the Plug on “Hero’s Song” Kickstarter


Last week, former Sony president, John Smedley, and his new studio, Pixelmage, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $800,000 for the new video game, Hero’s Song. Hero’s Song is described an as open world rogue-like fantasy game done in 2D pixel style. Pixelmage… Read More

Data Reveals: Rewards Crowdfunding is the New Seed-Funding

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Data provided by TheCrowdfundingCentre asserts that crowdfunding is the vehicle driving an “unprecedented” global wave of innovation.  In a report entitled, “2016: State of the Crowdfunding Nation”, the authors state that rewards based crowdfunding is providing much needed seed funding for smaller firms thus generating… Read More

Brief: A&R Producer Ron Fair Reveals Details About TLC’s Kickstarter-Funded Album


With fans still continuing to wait for TLC Kickstarter-funded album to be released, A&R producer, Ron Fair, weighed in on what to expect in regards to the 90’s all-girl band’s new tracks. Last year, all-girl group TLC took to crowdfunding giant with a mission to… Read More

Gramovox Announces Floating Record Production & Shipping Update

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Earlier this month, Chicago-based startup Gramovox offered up production and shipping details about its Kickstarter success project, Floating Record. Floating Record is described as a high-performance turntable that plays records vertically through built-in, dynamic, full-range stereo speakers (or through an RCA line out). Each Floating Record sits… Read More