Tagged: kickstarter

New “Everyday Messenger” For Cameras & Essential Carry Secures $1.2M in One Week on Kickstarter

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Last week, San Francisco brand, Peak Designs, took to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for its new product, the Everyday Messenger. During the first few days on the platform, the accessory successfully captured its initial goal quickly and is now sitting at $1.2 million… Read More

MakerBot is the 3D Printing Company that Helped to Create the Coolest Cooler (Video)

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MakerBot, a 3D printing company, was a vital part of the production process in creating the Coolest Cooler.  Founded by Ryan Grepper, Coolest Cooler was the most funded Kickstarter campaign of all time until it was topped by Pebble Watch earlier this year. Coolest raised… Read More

Fact: Pagella Politica Is Now Overfunding Its Animated Fact-Checking Campaign On Kickstarter

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You might not have the time to thoroughly read a fact-check of a politician’s statements, but a 90-second animated video with what appears to be an adorable and clumsy chicken might be harder to resist. That’s what the young professionals behind Pagella Politica, an Italian independent fact-checking project… Read More

Stripe Lands New Funding & Signs Deal with Visa: Payment Platform Valued at $5B

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Payments startup Stripe landed a new round of funding from investors including American Express, Visa and Sequoia Capital, valuing the San Francisco-based company at $5 billion. According to the announcement, Stripe signed an agreement with Visa to work on digital transactions such as website ‘buy… Read More

Crowdfunding: From Impossible, to Improbable to Inevitable in less than 10 years

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  It was not that long ago that the term “crowdfunding” entered into the common lexicon. Today we regularly watch, or read about, multi-million crowdfunding campaigns delivering the next big thing to supportive consumers who are willing to wait a bit longer to receive a perk,… Read More

Kickstarter Alum BioLite Receives $5M During Series B Round to Fuel Growth in Off Grid Markets

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BioLite, a Brooklyn based social enterprise best known for turning cooking fires into electricity, announced today that it has raised $5 million in growth capital to accelerate the expansion of its off grid energy products. The funding consisted of a Series B equity round led by Acumen… Read More

Gramovox’s Floating Record Secures Over $1.5 Million During the Final Hours on Kickstarter

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With less than 24 hours until its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter comes to an end, Gramovox’s vertical turnable Floating Record has successfully secured over $1.5 million thanks to 4,000 backers. The Floating Record is described as a high-performance turntable that plays records vertically through built-in, dynamic, full-range… Read More

Kickstarter Alum “Armello” Announces PS4 & PC Release Dates; Introduces Two New Characters

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Last year, studio League of Geeks launched a Kickstarter campaign for its project, Armello. The description of the game reads,”The King, once Armello’s wise and benevolent ruler, has fallen ill to a dark and mysterious force known only as the Rot. Slowly eating his body and soul, the Rot… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Solar Paper Charger, Impact Wrap Tells You How Hard You Hit & Üllo Removes Sulfites from Wine

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For this week’s #Crowdfunding Mailbox we have Solar Paper, “the worlds thinnest and lightest solar charger”; Impact Wrap a device that measure how hard you punch and Üllo, a wine filter that removes the sulfites from your wine. Using the sun to generate electricity is… Read More

Chicago Startup Baubax Secures Over $2.2M on Kickstarter for the Ultimate All-in-One Travel Jacket

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Look out Northface and Columbia, you might have a new competitor thanks to crowdfunding! Chicago startup Baubax has successfully captured $2.2 million on Kickstarter for its new all-in-one “travel jacket.” As previously reported, the jackets have 15 features that makes it perfect for those traveling. Such features… Read More

The Smithsonian Institution Surpasses $500,000 Goal For Neil Armstrong Project in Five Days on Kickstarter

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Earlier this week, famous learning and research institution, The Smithsonian, announced that it has joined forces with crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise funds for various projects. Kickstarter declared on its blog: “Kickstarter is a place that honors creativity, past and present. We celebrate creators who… Read More

Inafune & Comcept USA Adds $1 Million PS4 Stretch Goal For “Red Ash” Kickstarter Following Backer Poll

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With nearly one more week until Red Ash’s Kickstarter campaign comes to an end, it seems as though Keiji Inafune’s latest creation isn’t getting as much attention as the well-known video game developer had hoped. The game’s story (so far) reads: “Danger looms over hundreds of thousands… Read More

Kickstarter’s Co-Founder Charles Adler Opens Center for Lost Arts in Chicago

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Earlier this month, co-founder of Kickstarter Charles Adler opened his latest project, Center for Lost Arts, in Chicago. According to the Chicago Tribute, Adler unveiled the center, which is inside a former West Town meat wholesaler that was about to be torn down for less than $50,000. He… Read More

Kickstarter Offers Tips on How to Make a Great Campaign Pitch Video For Writers & Publishers (Video)

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Seeking to help writers and publishers campaign organizers with their projects, Kickstarter offers up some tips on how to successfully create a great campaign pitch video. The crowdfunding platform declared: “A video is one of the first things your backers will see — but that… Read More

D.C. Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton Introduces Bill For Smithsonian Governance Structure Following Kickstarter Launch

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Just a few days after announcing its partnership with Kickstarter, The Smithsonian Institution received some supporters from a non-crowdfunding backer, D.C. congressional delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton. Norton introduced her bill to strengthen both the Smithsonian’s governance and fundraising capacity, marking the first significant change to the… Read More

FUNDED: Sensory Percussion, Software + Hardware Sensor That Understands Where And How You Hit The Drum

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  Developed by music tech company Sunhouse, Sensory Percussion combines a hardware sensor that clamps to the side of drum with software to yield a new instrument that lets you control electronic sounds with your own drumsticks and drums. The device is now overfunding on Kickstarter after reaching its $80,000 goal, and… Read More

Identity Verification Platform Trulioo Appoints Former Experian General Manager as President

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Trulioo, a provider of online identity verification for the international market whose clients include Kickstarter, Stripe, Square and PayPal, announced that identity and fraud industry expert Jon Jones has been appointed as President. Jones is an accomplished leader in the fraud, compliance and identity space having… Read More

All-In-One Apparel: TRAVEL JACKET Gains Over $1M in Less Than Two Weeks on Kickstarter

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Baubax, an apparel brand from Chicago, recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise only $20,000 for the TRAVEL JACKET. Within a week and a half, the project not only surpassed its initial goal, it has captured well over $1 million thanks to nearly… Read More

Parallella’s Creator Reveals Why He Will Not Be Returning to Kickstarter For Other Projects

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Back in September 2012, Massachusetts-based Adapteva launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for its invention, Parallella. The device is described as a “supercomputer for everyone” and its platform was built on the following principles: Open Access: Absolutely no NDAs or special access needed! All architecture and… Read More