Tagged: kickstarter

Tiko Unibody 3D Printer Captures Over $80,000 First Hours on Kickstarter

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On Monday, New York based startup, Tiko, took to global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter with a mission to raise $100,000 for its brand new 3D printer. Within only an hour or so, the project captured over 80% of its initial goal from 600 backers. The creators of the Tiko Unibody 3D Printer designed the device to… Read More

Brief: Filmmakers Offer Up Tips on Setting a Kickstarter Funding Goal (Video)

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With more and more filmmakers looking to the crowd to fund their up and coming projects, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter gathered a few moviemakers to share their funding success tips. Kickstarter’s Niina Pollari wrote: “It can seem incredibly difficult to determine a realistic and attainable goal for your Kickstarter project — it’s one of the first things… Read More

Did the Apple Watch Help Power Pebble Smartwatch Growth? (Video)

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Did the forthcoming launch of the Apple Watch boost Pebble and its most recent, record breaking, crowdfunding campaign for the Pebble Time? Well that is a good questions. The wearable tech industry is so new that having a high profile company like Apple jump into the space is great for consumer awareness. According to a… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Rocketbook Cloud Integrated Notebook, Cloudsolar Solar Panels & Off Campus Podcast

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Paper is on its way. Newspapers, magazines, books are all migrating to digital forms of publishing – and this is a good thing. Only the very old and those set in their ways will attest otherwise. One realm of the paper world that persists is for taking notes, jotting quick diagrams or just scribbling pictures…. Read More

KitRex Creator Lisa Glover Discusses the Paper Dinosaur Process With Kickstarter

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With her second crowdfunding campaign, KitRex Pterodactyl, now seeking funds on Kickstarter, Lisa Glover is ready to share the process of creating the fun 3D paper dinosaurs. During a recent interview with Kickstarter, Glover revealed why she decided to return to the crowdfunding giant with her latest project: “One of my professors would say that for… Read More

Pebble Time: $20,338,986 in Crowdfunding, A Kickstarter Record

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The crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for Pebble’s new smartwatch has officially closed.  Pebble Time now stands as the most funded campaign ever on Kickstarter.  Pebble raised a total of $20,338,986 from 78,471 backers.  Pebble easily topped the previous record holder, Coolest Cooler, a   product that is now at a respectable 2nd place sandwiched in… Read More

Prost Productions’ Kaylie Milliken Discusses Yelp Reaction to Billion Dollar Bully Kickstarter: They Are Extremely Concerned

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With the new documentary Billion Dollar Bully continues to remain success on crowdfunding giant, Kickstarter (by raising its initial $60,000 goal), Prost Production producer, Kaylie Milliken sat down to share details about the new project and her slightly awkward interview with CNBC’s First Money. As previously reported, Billion Dollar Bully is “a documentary on marketing giant Yelp’s $3.6 billion racket… Read More

New Android Tablet Remix Scores Over $100,000 in 24 hours on Kickstarter

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On Thursday, China-based Jide Tech, hit crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for its new Android tablet, Remix. The Remix is considered an Android 4.4.2 based, 11.6” ultra-tablet that provides “the best” mobile productivity and communication experience for all of its users. The company stated: “[The tablet] exists because in early 2013, we had a… Read More

Camera Rig for Phoneographers Beastgrip Pro Surpasses $50,000 Kickstarter Goal in 24 Hours

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Beastgrip, a versatile smartphone rig and lens adapter system, is getting an upgrade, and its makers are again asking for help from the Kickstarter community to make it all possible. Within just 24 hours of its launch, the crowdfunding campaign reached 100% of its funding goal of $50,000. Since its introduction two years ago, smartphone photographers and videographers… Read More

Kickstarter Introduces New Feature: Spotlight, Storytelling for Successful Campaigns

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This week, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter introduced a new feature for successfully funded campaigns: Spotlight. In one place, the new page allows successfully funded creators to tell the complete story of how their products came to life. For example, take the Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone campaign, for which 927 backers pledged $241,173. Clicking on the campaign’s spotlight page leads to… Read More

Is Yelp the Next “Blackfish”? Review Website Fires Back Against Billion Dollar Bully Kickstarter By Revealing Screenshots of Its Backend System

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Just a week ago, Yelp became under fire when a small production studio known as Prost Production launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for a new documentary Billion Dollar Bully, which would share details about the review website’s dark past. Now, it looks like Yelp will do whatever it takes to maintain its innocence, by providing… Read More

Aerie Teams Up With Kickstarter Alum Yellowberry For Limited-Edition Tween Bra Collection

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Intimate apparel line Aerie announced today that it has joined force with tween intimate brand Yellowberry to launch a limited-edition collaborative bra collection for girls 11-15 called Aerie for Yellowberry. Yellowberry is a start-up created by 19-year-old entrepreneur Megan Grassell for preteen girls. Grassell took to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter with a mission to empower young girls with colorful, fun and unique… Read More

Kickstarter-Success Smartpen N2 Debuts in the U.S.

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On Wednesday, Korea-based startup  NeoLAB Convergence announced that its Neo smartpen N2 (N2) marks an exciting milestone in the emerging smart pen category by making its way to the U.S. N2’s promise is simple: just write as you would with any other pen, and the N2 will automatically turn on, recognize what you are writing, on… Read More

Smash-Inspired Musical Bombshell Hits $300,000 in Two Weeks on Kickstarter; Becomes Most Funded Theater Project

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Just two weeks ago, Smash fans received the exciting news that their beloved (but unfortunately canceled) series would find a way to get back into the spotlight. Now it seems as though, the show will be hitting the Broadway stage, thanks to crowdfunding. As previously reported, The Actors Fund launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise only… Read More

California’s Liquidity Seeks Funds Through Kickstarter For Cleaner Water Filter Bottle

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Liquidity, a Silicon Valley startup, today announced that its recently debuted revolutionary Naked Filter water bottle through a new campaign on crowdfunding giant, Kickstarter. The goal of Naked Filter’s funding project is to test consumer interest and support key remaining steps needed to launch the product. By helping the campaign, individuals will assist Liquidity in achieving its vision of distributing water… Read More

Prost Production Producer & Yelp Talk New Kickstarter Documentary “Billion Dollar Bully” with CNBC (Video)

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Last week, Prost Production’s producer, Kaylie Milliken, took to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise $60,000 for the upcoming documentary Billion Dollar Bully. The film is on marketing giant Yelp’s $3.6 billion racket against small business owners and it investigates the website’s past, along with business owners accusing it of extortion, manipulation and fabrication. The film will feature business owners from across… Read More

Miami University Students Launch Kickstarter For Space Technology Jacket; Captures Nearly $240,000

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Earlier this month, three college students from Miami University (of Ohio) launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for their  one-of-a-kind winter jacket using insulation from NASA and used in space suits, Lukla Endeavor jacket. The winter apparel is considered the thinnest, warmest and most breathable jacket of its kind -comfortable from 40 degrees to frigid… Read More

Canine Owners Hit Kickstarter to Raise Funds For Smartphone Controlled LED Disco Dog Vest

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Party, a Brooklyn-based startup that is made up of designers and engineers who experiment with storytelling and technology to create weird and wonderful experiences, recently launched a campaign on crowdfunding giant Kickstarter for a new fun (and adorable) project, Disco Dog vest. According to its description, Disco Dog is considered the world’s first smartphone controlled LED vest…. Read More

Pebble Time Nears $20 Million in Crowdfunding During Final Days of Campaign on Kickstarter

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The most successful Kickstarter campaign ever, Pebble Time, is nearing its close scheduled for March 27th. The pre-emptive strike against the forthcoming Apple Watch has not only proven the intense interest in wearable Pebble smartwatch tech, but in many respects has validated predictions of strong demand for the Apple Watch next month. This David vs. Goliath… Read More

Lizzie Velasquez Talks Overcoming Internet Bullies & Inspiring Others

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Fresh off her highly anticipated Kickstarter film, A Brave Heart, 26-year-old activist Lizzie Velasquez sat down with People magazine to share details about her past struggles and the effects of the YouTube video The Ugliest Woman Alive. As previously reported, first-time director Sara Bordo launched a campaign on crowdfunding giant Kickstarter  for A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez last… Read More