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Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer Talks The Ups & Downs of Her Crowdfunding Campaign

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In 2012, Dresden Dolls bandmate, Amanda Palmer, took to Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for a new record; her new book, The Art of Asking; and a tour. Not only did she surpass the initial goal, by the end of her crowdfunding campaign’s run on the platform, she scored $1,192,793 from 24,883 backers. Now the 38-year-old is sharing details about… Read More

Danae Ringelmann Talks Indiegogo: We’ve Made Failure More Efficient

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Sharing some details about global crowdfunding giant, Indiegogo, Danae Ringelmann discussed what the platform has done in the past, where its going and the failures she has seen. According to CNET, during an interview at the Web Summit Tech Conference last week, Ringelmann discussed how she and the other co-founders began their Indiegogo journey. “I… Read More

Rapper Waka Flocka Flame Teams Up With Kickstarter-Success WakaWaka Portable Solar Power Technology To Enhance Global Health & Safety

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Extreme energy poverty serves as a critical issue facing the global community. In fact, over 90% of residents in Liberia and Sierra Leone, which serve as hotbeds for the Ebola virus, suffer from a lack of access to electricity. In an effort to defeat extreme energy poverty and aid the fight against the deathly disease, WakaWaka, an award… Read More

Crowdfunding Expert Jessica Chesney of Command Partners to Speak at Geek Girl TechCon in Charlotte

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Digital Marketing Manager at Charlotte, North Carolina’s Command Partners, Jessica Chesney, announced this week that she will be speaking at the Geek Girl. The conference, which is held on November 15th, is the largest hands-on technology conference for women in the area and includes activities for all skill levels. It will feature workshops that cover a wide range of… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Mantry Craft Cocktails, Archt Wireless Audio & Fugu Luggage

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I have been known to consume a cocktail or two in my day. I must admit that a touch of bourbon is frequent sentry when I am working late at night.  So when I saw the crowdfunding page for Mantry “Craft Cocktails” I was more than intrigued. Artisan food is all the rage. Mantry has… Read More

University of Texas in Dallas Pilots ATEC Crowdfunding Month

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The Arts & Technology Program (ATEC) at the University of Texas in Dallas (UTD) will pilot launch ATEC Crowdfunding Month, a new undertaking to bring awareness to on-campus crowdfunding campaigns being run by and/or assisted by its faculty and students.  The campaigns planned for this year’s ATEC Crowdfunding Month are on Kickstarter and Indiegogo With the… Read More

The Black Glove Creators Addresses Backers After Kickstarter Campaign Fails


Last month, former developers of BioShock and BioShock Infinite, Day For Night Games, debuted a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $550,000 for its new video game, The Black Glove. Although it had a great start, the project failed to meet its initial goal and ended its run at $216,517. As previously reported, The Black Glove takes place at the Equinox,… Read More

Creators of Kickstarter-Success The Micro Announce Its Almost Ready For Shipment

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Earlier this year, Maryland-based M3D launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $50,000 for its new and considered “the first truly consumer 3D printer, the Micro. The project immediately became a huge hit and at the end of its run raised well over $3.4 million dollars. Now, the creators have announced the printer is… Read More

Seattle Musicians Launch Kickstarter Campaign For New Electronic Music Collaboration; Raises $25,000 in Two Days

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Seeking to share their music with the rest of the world, Seattle musicians, Ryan Clark and Randy Torres, have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $50,000 for their NYVES and its upcoming album. Sharing a brief history about the collaboration between he and Torres, Clark stated, “In early 2013, Randy Torres and I started… Read More

Top Female Filmmaker on Kickstarter Talks Crowdfunding Success

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Around this time last year, filmmaker Natasha Allergri launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $600,000 for her dubbed “surreal” animated web series, Bee and PuppyCat.  Not only did the project reach the initial goal, it reached $872,133 from 18,209 backers. Now, Allergri is ready to sit down and share her exciting experience on the… Read More

Coolest Cooler Partners with Dragon Innovation on Production

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Coolest Cooler, the largest crowdfunding campaign ever on the Kickstarter platform, is working with Dragon Innovation to aid in the production process of manufacturing, shipping and delivering over 60,000 tricked out coolers by early 2015.  In a note to backers, project creator Ryan Grepper delivered his first mass communication in almost a month.  Gripper acknowledged… Read More

Film Producer Takes To Kickstarter To Raise Funds For Inspirational World of Warcraft Documentary

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On Wednesday (November 5th), former production assistant of The Dark Knight Rises, Lauren Fash, debuted her crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $45,000 for a new film called WoW MoM – A Documentary About Cancer & Gaming. The description of the new documentary reads, “In 2010, Terry Bolt was told she had six months to live after being diagnosed with Neuroendocrine… Read More

Rock Band Murder By Death Hits Kickstarter For New Album; Scores Over $117,000 in Two Days

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Turning to their fans for support once again, rock band Murder By Death has launched another Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their new album, Big Dark Love. Just two days after its debut on the crowdfunding giant’s platform, the project has already surpassed half of its initial $150,000 and is currently at nearly $117,500 thanks to… Read More

Scotland Police Investigate Delayed Kickstarter Project

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One of the most challenging aspects of rewards based crowdfunding are the all too frequent delays in product deliver.  There is a blurry line where backers, frustrated by extended delays and potentially lost funds, assume fraud versus a struggling young company attempting to hit unrealistic goals. vrAse, an Edinburgh, Scotland based startup, ventured into the… Read More

The iBox Nano 3D Printer Scores $330,000 in 19 days on Kickstarter; Becomes 5th highest Crowdfunded 3D Printer

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Florida-based iBox Printers announced on Thursday (November 6th) that it has raised $325k during the first 19 days of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Not only has the printer surpassed its $300,000 goal, it has been dubbed the 5th highest funded 3D printer on platform giant’s platform. The iBox Nano is a 3D Resin Printer… Read More

Geeks OUT! Hits Kickstarter For New York City’s First LBGTQ Comic-Con

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Ready to bring the first ever New York City LGBTQ Comic-Con to life, an organization called Geeks OUT! has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its new fest, Flame Fest. According to Mary Sue, Geek OUT! stated in a press release, “Since 2010, Geeks OUT has been hosting fun, exciting events for the LGBTQ… Read More

Chai Biotechnologies Launches Kickstarter Campaign For An Open-Source Real-Time PCR Thermocycler

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On Tuesday (November 4th), Chai Biotechnologies launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for its Open qPCR, the dubbed   world’s “first open source Real-Time PCR Thermocycler.” The instrument, which is capable of genetic genotyping, pathogen presence/absence detection, and relative DNA quantification. Real-Time PCR is used in diagnostic applications ranging from food safety to viral diagnostics, as well as numerous… Read More

California-Based Startup Hits Kickstarter With Bluetooth Tracking Device That Takes Range To A New Level

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Del Marth LLC has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for a new bluetooth tracking device called StoneTether, that operates with a real-world range of 500 feet. Providing the first micro-device that provides this massive distance with a tracker that is just about the size of a quarter. As you would expect, the StoneTether… Read More

Fuel3D Secures $6.4 Million in Expansion Funding


Fuel3D, a developer of 3D scanning solutions, today announced that it has closed a funding round totaling$6.4 million (£4 million). This funding builds on the company’s initial $2.6 million (£1.6 million) funding secured earlier this year and paves the way for the commercial launch of the company’s consumer scanner product in 2015. The funding round was led by… Read More

Co-Director of the Kickstarter-Success Joan Didion Documentary Discusses Crowdfunding & Popularity

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Last month, Griffin Dunne and his co-director, Susanne Rostock, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $80,000 for a documentary dedicated to Joan Didian called, We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live. The project immediately hit the spotlight and quickly surpassed its initial goal. Now, Dunne is ready to share his thoughts about… Read More