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Largest Kickstarter Campaign Ever “Coolest Cooler” Starts Shipment Countdown

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The largest Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign of all time “Coolest Cooler” has created a “Countdown” page for its over 62,000 backers.  Coolest topped $13.2 million last year affirming its place in the crowdfunding hall of fame. Think about it. Pretty amazing for a cooler. We last reported that Coolest had pushed back its shipping date for… Read More

New Entrepreneurial Course Introduces University of Illinois At Chicago Students to Crowdfunding

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Seeking to share the ins and outs of crowdfunding with the younger generation, Chicago designer Craighton Berman, introduced a new year-long professional development course to University of Illinois at Chicago students. According to the Chicago Reader, Berman, who successfully launched a series of products on Kickstarter, created the class as a way to impart relevant, real-world skills… Read More

Mipow’s Bluetooth Headphones M3 Makes an Appearance on Kickstarter; Captures Nearly $35,000 in Three Days

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Earlier this week, California-based gadget company, Mipow, hit Kickstarter for its new Bluetooth headphones, M3. Originally seeking only $10,000, the project quickly surpassed the initial goal and has raised nearly $34,000 thanks to over 550 backers. M3 is a Bluetooth wireless headphones that have a built-in retractable cable. It is described as “the beautiful mixture… Read More

Folk Band New Birds of Chicago Return to Kickstarter For Second Album Real Midnight

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Ready to bring new music to their devoted fans, the New Birds of Chicago bandmates have returned to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise $40,000 for their upcoming album Live from Space, which is set to be produced by Grammy winner, Joe Henry. Explaining the bands history and progress, the singing duo (JT Nero and Allison Russell) wrote,”We started this… Read More

Details Emerge on Patent Lawsuit Against Multiple Crowdfunding Platforms

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It was revealed earlier this week that a patent infringement lawsuit was filed against Indiegogo, CircleUp, GoFundMe, Kickstarter, Gust, RocketHub & Innovational Funding  by Alphacap Ventures LLC for a trial by jury in the Eastern District Court of Texas. Alphacap Ventures is based in California but the suit was filed in Texas as the “Defendant because… Read More

How to Run a “Kick Butt” Kickstarter Campaign (Infographic)

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Running a crowdfunding campaign, be it for rewards or other, takes a ton of work. The team at Crowdfund Insider continues to see promising products that fail in their crowdfunding venture mainly due to lack of preparation and the fact that too many creators believe: if we build it they will come. Unfortunately having a… Read More

L7: Pretend We’re Dead Documentary Quickly Gains Funding Momentum on Kickstarter; Captures Nearly $30,000 First Day

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Ready to give a behind-the-scenes look at the hit late ‘80s early ‘90s band, L7, Los Angeles’ Blue Hats Creative launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise nearly $100,000 for a new documentary called L7: Pretend We’re Dead.  The American band was formed by bandmates, Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner, in 1985, and due… Read More

Matthew Inman’s Exploding Kittens Card Game Becomes Most Backed Project in Kickstarter’s History (Video)

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One week down, nearly three more weeks to go! The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman has been super busy continuing to promote his already Kickstarter success card game, Exploding Kittens.Now the project is nearing $4.3 million on the crowdfunding giant’s platform and has been dubbed the “The Most Backed Campaign in Kickstarter History.” As previously reported, Inman teamed… Read More

ShoeBuy Acquires Minority Stake in Kickstarter’s Boston Boot Company

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ShoeBuy, a leading global online retailer of shoes and clothing for shoppers seeking the best variety and brands, today announced it has acquired a minority stake in Boston Boot Company. The acquisition marks ShoeBuy’s expansion into the footwear manufacturing business, and provides an opportunity for the company to directly deliver superior products to its customers…. Read More

Smartphone Instant Camera Case Prynt Makes Crowdfunding a Snap on Kickstarter; Reaches $125,000 in Three Hours

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Prynt, a San Francisco-based gadget startup, recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $50,000 for its self-titled instant camera case for iPhone and Android smartphones. Prynt is considered the “first ever” instant camera case that is specifically used for smartphones. Simply plug in your phone, take a picture and get a photo within… Read More

California’s Crystal Wash Launches $100,000 Kickstarter For New Laundry Cleaning Product

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Crystal Wash is clinically demonstrated to be as effective as detergent and lasts up to 1000 washes.  Their goal now is to make it “connected” with Version 2.0, which will make it even easier to use than it is already and give you a set of tools & features that will help you do your… Read More

Indiegogo & Vimeo Partner Up in Push to Boost Film Crowdfunding

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Film has been a high profile category for the rewards based crowdfunding industry. Both Kickstarter and Indiegogo have experienced several solid successes in the video space. Veronica Mars rocked it on Kickstarter in 2013.  This was an event that put the entire film industry on alert as crowdfunding was viewed as a new option to… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: The Perfect Pencil, Esington Glass Ultimate Productivity Timer & Sprayable Sleep

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  We have two products that are crowdfunding now that focus on functional design and a final product that takes an existing product and simply makes it better. I must admit I love design.  The simpler the better. So if you are a design junkie like I am – you should like these two crowdfunding… Read More

Update: All-Girl Band TLC Continues to Find Success on Kickstarter; Captures Over $200,000

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Looks like fans of the hit 90’s girl band TLC will finally get the album they have been waiting for all thanks to Kickstarter! Earlier this week, the girls launched a campaign on the crowdfunding giant seeking to raise only $150,000 so they may return to the studio for their fifth and final album. Within… Read More

Is SOAP Another Scampaign? Questions Persist as to Projects Viability

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  Last year, We shared some details about the Kickstarter- crowdfunding success SOAP Rablet, the all-in-on home automation router. The device was described as 2 GB/S WiFi 802.11AC, BLE, Zigbee, Zwave, Insteon, RFID/NFC, Home Media Server, Your Own Cloud and Domain.  Kind of a swiss army knife of wireless routers. The campaign closed over-funded raising $142,112 on an… Read More

Fan-based Webseries Star Trek Continues Debuts Second “Kirkstarter” For New Episodes

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Earlier this week, fan-based, non-profit production Star Trek Continues launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for more episodes of its popular webseries. Sharing details about the production, the Star Trek Continues team wrote, “Our first episode, Pilgrim of Eternity, premiered in May 2013 at Phoenix Comicon to a packed house of almost 4,000…. Read More

Monolith Board Games’ Conan Continues to Be Successful on Kickstarter; Captures $1M in Nearly Two Weeks

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With nearly two and half weeks until its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter comes to an end, Monolith Board Games’ new game (inspired by Robert E. Howard’s tales) Conan has raised over $1 million thanks to nearly 7,000 backers. As previously reported by Crowdfund Insider, Conan is described as a miniature-based board games that pits on player, the overlord,… Read More

Update: Exploding Kittens Reaches $2.7M on Kickstarter; Becomes #1 Most Funded Card Game

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Hilariously Record-breaking! That’s the best way to describe The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman’s latest project. Earlier this week, Crowdfund Insider shared details about Inman partnership with Xbox’s Elan Lee and Shane Small to create a new card game called Exploding Kittens. The funny game surfaced on Kickstarter and quickly surpassed its initial $10,000. The game’s description reads,“Exploding Kittens is a highly strategic… Read More

Bragi Dash Has Successful Trip to CES, Pushes Back Shipping One More Time

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Bragi Dash, one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns from 2014, has once again pushed back their shipping date for their wireless smart headphones.  The young German company announced the delay in an post to crowdfunding backers.  The update came after sharing a highly successful trip to International CES where they demoed a working prototype of… Read More

Pop Star Katy Perry Donates $5,000 Towards TLC’s Kickstarter Project

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Just a few days after the launch of TLC’s Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, sources close to the singing sensation, Katy Perry, have revealed she has donated $5,000 towards the all-girl band’s latest project. Crowdfund Insider reported on Monday that the TLC ladies, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, took the crowdfunding giant to receive $150,000 for their fifth and… Read More