Tagged: kickstarter

Brief: Kickstarter Experiences Break-In; Burglar Stole Apple Laptops & iPhone (Video)

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Last Friday (September 26th), New York City police announced they have been searching for the perpetrator that broke into Kickstarter’s headquarters and stole some electronics earlier in the week. CBS New York reported that around 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday (September 24th), the suspect entered the crowdfunding giant’s office building at 58 Kent St. in Greenpoint,… Read More

Creator of Potato Salad Kickstarter Holds PotatoStock 2014: Check Out Pictures!

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Over the past weekend, Ohio resident and creator the famous Potato Salad Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, Zach “Danger” Brown, hosted PotatoStock 2014 in the state’s capital to give back to the Central Ohio homeless community. The free event featured performances by five bands, food trucks, and over 3,000 pounds of potato salad. As previously reported, Brown launched… Read More

Brief: Popular Film Project “Blue Mountain State: The Movie” Secures Additional Investors

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Blue Mountain State:  The Movie, is based off the incredibly popular television series that ran on Spike TV for three years.  The project was reanimated by creator Eric Falconer by hitting the pages of Kickstarter where he crowdfunded $1.9 million.  Blue Mountain State is the 3rd most funded film ever on Kickstarter – just after… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Rock it like a Redhead, HOLT – find the truth & TriClops: HID Adaptive Lighting Technology

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Tip to those of you who are emailing in campaigns for us to feautre.  Many submitters are now sending us preview links prior to the campaign lunch. We love this and it is great!  But we get a ton of submissions and sometimes it is a bit tough to keep up.  Please be certain to… Read More

“Top Chef” Star Carla Hall Uses Kickstarter to Bring Her Southern Kitchen to New York City; Reaches $19,000 in Three Days

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On Tuesday (September 23rd), American chef and television personality, Carla Hall, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $250,000 to create her Southern Kitchen restaurant in New York City. Within the first three days on the platform, the project raised $19,139 from 306 backers. Hall stated on the campaign’s website, “At Carla Hall’s Southern… Read More

UK Fans Launch Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign to Bring Foo Fighters to Birmingham; Hits Over £149,000 First Week

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Just a few weeks after Foo Fighters, took to the stage at their crowdfunded concert in Richmond, Virginia, a group of UK fans are taking matters into their own hands to bring the hit rock band across the pond. A crowdfunding campaign was launched on Kickstarter last Friday (September 19th) to raise £150,000 for a… Read More

Michigan Aerospace Engineer Turns to Kickstarter For New Ice Cream Scooper; Scores 376% of Its Initial Goal

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Ice cream lovers, rejoice! A Michigan resident by the name of Michael Chou has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the the Midnight Scoop. The new ice cream appliance is dubbed the “easiest way to scoop hard ice cream.” Originally seeking only $17,500, the project has raised nearly $67,000 all thanks to over 1,250 backers…. Read More

Comedy Central Series “South Park” Pokes Fun at Crowdfunding & The Washington Redskins

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In case you missed it last night, creators of the hit Comedy Central television show South Park decided to share their own views of the crowdfunding method during the latest episode, which was titled “Go Fund Yourself.” According to The Verge, the episode attacked crowdfunding giant Kickstarter, startup companies, the NFL, and of course the Washington Redskin’s owner,… Read More

NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual Kickstarter Nears $700,000; Organizers Share Reaction to Backers Excitement

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Just a little over two weeks ago, New York residents and Pentagram designers, Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth, launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the full-size reissue of the 1970 NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual. Setting out to raise only $108,000, the project has already reached over $694,000 thanks to nearly 6,000 backers. As previously reported… Read More

Two Northeastern University Students Launched Kickstarter Campaign For All-Natural CoffeeBar; Raises $13,000 in Two Days

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Seeking to change the way everyone enjoys a delicious cup of Joe, two D’Amore-McKim Northeastern University students  and the founders of Boston-based New Grounds Food, Johnny Fayad and Ali Kothari, launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for their new and ever so practical, CoffeeBar. The young entrepreneurs describe the CoffeeBar as being an “all-natural energy bar” that is… Read More

CineStill Launches Kickstarter to Raise $360,000 For Medium Format Film; Quickly Leaps to $44,000

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Earlier this week, Hollywood-based company CineStill’s hit Kickstarter to raise funds for a new medium format film, 800Tungsten with a crowdfunding campaign. Within days, the campaign reached well over $43,000 thanks to nearly 450 backers. According to its campaign, the 800Tungsten is “a high speed color film created for still photography in low light.” The film is already… Read More

The Collapse of Kreyos and How Not to Run a Crowdfunding Campaign

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This one is almost too painful to write.  As many people know the Kreyos Smartwatch was one of the most successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns of all time.  It is also probably one of the most spectacular crowdfunding failures ever.  Trust me – this one is pretty hard to top. We last visited the Kreyos campaign… Read More

San Francisco Company Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Lucid Dream Control Device; Raises Over $18,000 First Day

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On Monday (September 22nd), San Francisco-based Oneirics Electronics launched a $100,000 crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its dreaming device. Campaign creators claim their device helps the user live out their dreams with just one button. According to the campaign page, Oneirics gives the user all the tools to help them achieve “lucid dreams”. It dubs… Read More

Bungajungle’s Nope Kickstarter Campaign Hits Ten Times Goal in Two Days

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With all the talk these days about cancelled & delayed projects, it is very reassuring to find a Kickstarter success story. The crowdfunding platform recently updated their Terms of Service, taking a big step toward increasing accountability. Despite the rise in unfinished business, there are still a lot of great projects gaining momentum. Bungajungle is… Read More

Kickstarter-Success Projects Made Special Appearances at World Maker Faire 2014

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It’s been a busy weekend for Kickstarter! On Saturday and Sunday (September 20th and 21st), the crowdfunding leader was invited to participate in this year’s World Maker Faire, which was held at New York Hall of Science. Presented by Disney, the World Maker Faire is a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of… Read More

Creator of Swordfighting Game “CLANG” Abandons Its Plans Two Years After Kickstarter Success

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In July of 2012, award-winning author Neal Stephenson teamed up with Seattle’s Subutai Corporation and launched a campaign on Kickstarter to raise $500,000 to “revolutionize” sword fighting video games by bringing his game CLANG to life. Within its 30-day run, the project easily passed its goal, raising $526,125 from 9,023 backers. A year later, Stephenson announced that he… Read More

Radiate Athletics Raised Over $500,000 on Kickstarter in 2013. Over One Year Later Backer Rewards Remain Unfilled

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This is a story that happens way too frequently.  Cool concept captures wave of crowdfunding success, crushing funding goal only to experience repeated delivery delays as backers wait and grumble. Lacking options to get a refund on their contribution they gather on the campaign comment page to commiserate about squandered money and backer regret.  In… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: VIDIT Camera, Exercise While Your Work with Glyder & NOMAD Backpack

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We have three crowdfunding campaigns for this weeks #CrowdfundingMailbox.  One for Aussie crowdfunding platform Pozible and two from Kickstarter. Starting with the Pozible campaign, VIDIT is a do-everything, pocket sized camera.  Everyone knows about GoPro.  The current standard for filming everything, everywhere, GoPro recently launched a successful IPO. While you have probably not heard about… Read More

Crowdfunding At Its Best: Top 12 Successfully Funded Kickstarter & Indiegogo Films

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Crowdfunding films is big business these days and it is still early in the evolution of this new approach to funding movies.  On Kickstarter, Film & Video is their second highest revenue generator having successfully raised almost $200 million.  Indiegogo has recently experienced some break out success campaigns that have pushed some of their films… Read More

Host of NPR Radio Shows Uses Kickstarter to Keep it Alive For Sixth Season; Reaches $54,000 First Week

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Host and executive producer of public radio exchange and NPR radio show, Snap Judgement, is making sure the series’ sixth season will stay on the air, even if that means turning to its fan for help. Glynn Washington launched a crowdfunding campaing on Kickstarter last week to raise $150,000. In the first week the project went… Read More