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Brief: Kickstarter Donates to Four Organizations in the Name of a More Creative & Equitable World

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Following the celebration of its seventh birthday, Kickstarter announced that it has donated funds to four charities as part of its mission to create a more creative and equitable world. The crowdfunding portal shared: “When we reincorporated as a Public Benefit Corporation in September of 2015 we… Read More

De La Soul Delays Kickstarter Album; Set to Release Later This Summer

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Bad news, De La Soul backers, the group has delayed its Kickstarter album And the Anonymous Nobody. Although the group originally announced the record would be released on April 29th, they recently revealed that they were moving the debut date to later this summer. Last spring, the hip hop… Read More

Card Game “Town of Salem” Scores $100,000 in 24 Hours on Kickstarter

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BlankMediaGames, the studio behind Kickstarter success video game Town of Salem, has launched a new campaign on the crowdfunding portal to raise $10,000 for a new card game version. Within 24 hours, not only did the game surpassed its initial goal quickly, it also reached $100,000. Town of Salem… Read More

Happy 7th Birthday Kickstarter!: CEO Yancey Strickler Looks Back on the Crowdfunding Giant’s Successes & Growth

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Happy birthday, Kickstarter! Hard to believe that nearly a decades ago the crowdfunding giant was created to bring new and interesting projects to life. As part of the celebration, co-founder and CEO, Yancey Strickler, offered some details about the portal’s growth and success over the… Read More

Electronic Band Freezepop Hits Kickstarter to Raise Funds For Fifth Full-Length Album

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Freezepop, a Boston-based electronic genre band, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its upcoming fifth full-length album. The group, which was found in 1999, has had its songs featured on Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and recently, the reboot to the Harmonix classic Amplitude, along… Read More

“Dark Souls – The Board Game” Captures Over £1.5M First Week on Kickstarter

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Last week, UK-based Steamforged Games launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise £50,000 for Dark Souls – The Board Game. Not even five minutes into the initiative, the game surpassed its initial goal and in 24 hours hit £1 million. Now, just a week after the launch, the campaign… Read More

Kickstarter Unveils 2015’s Transparency Report

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This week, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter released its 2015 transparency report. This report shares details about the year’s copyright and trademark claims. The funding platform stated: “Kickstarter is a space for creative people to present and find support for new and imaginative ideas. Like many sites entrusted with… Read More

Kickstarter Teams Up With Kodak For New Film Project Initiative

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On Monday, Kickstarter announced it has teamed up with technology giant, Kodak for a new initiative to help creators who want to shoot their projects on motion picture film stock. The crowdfunding platform revealed that this partnership will provide creators with discounted film stock and support… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: TrapTap Saves You From Speeding Tickets, Artbrew Home Craft Brewery & Woodies, the Perfect Chino

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  I have been known to receive a speeding ticket or two in my many years of driving. I used to always have a radar detector in my car that was quickly stashed under a seat when driving in a region where they were illegal…. Read More

Coolest Cooler Garners Enough Interest from Backers Willing to Pay More to Receive Cooler Sooner

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Coolest Cooler founder and creator Ryan Grepper recently offered an alternative to backers who have yet to receive their Kickstarter reward.  While having delivered over 20,000 coolers to backers, more than 30,000 remain in limbo as the company ran short of cash creating a critical… Read More

Books on Clothing: Litographs Launches Kickstarter Initiative For New Scarves & T-shirts

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Last week, Litographs hit crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise funds for its scarves and t-shirt collections. The company offers up clothing and accessories that are created entirely from the text of books. While sharing details about its products, Lithographs revealed that it was started in… Read More

Kickstarter’s “Bill Nye Film” to Premiere Extended Trailer at Tribeca Film Festival

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David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg, the filmmakers behind the upcoming Bill Nye Film, announced on Friday that they will be taking over the Tribeca Film Festival movie theater to show an extended trailer of the documentary on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. The project surfaced on the… Read More

“Dark Souls – The Board Game” Surpasses £1M in 24 Hours on Kickstarter

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On Tuesday, UK-based Steamforged Games launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise £50,000 for Dark Souls – The Board Game. Not even five minutes into the initiative, the game surpassed its initial goal and in 24 hours hit  £1 million. Dark Souls – The Board Game is described as a strategically challenging,… Read More

Kickstarter Alum “Exploding Kittens” Is Now Available on Android

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The hilarious, Russian Roulette like Kickstarter, Exploding Kittens is now available on all iPhone and Android! Players of Exploding Kittens take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and loses the game. The deck is made up of cards that let you avoid exploding by peeking at cards… Read More

Kickstarter Alum BedJet Announces Advisory Board & Series A Funding Round on CircleUp

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On Tuesday, Kickstarter success BedJet announced that it has appointed its advisory board. This group was created to provide strategic guidance and help drive the company’s continued growth. BedJet claims its sleep-inducing climate control device is the first and only product that can both cool you off within 10… Read More

Kickstarter Success “Armello” Heading to Xbox One

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On Tuesday, creators of Kickstarter alum Armello, League of Geeks, announced that the game is set to hit Xbox One later this year.  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… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Preps For PAX East 2016 Gaming Convention in Boston

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This week, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced details about its “Game Dungeon” at the PAX East 2016 gaming convention in Boston April 22nd-24th. The show is considered one of the largest gaming events in North America. While discussing the event, the Kickstarter crew stated: “Publishers, developers, and… Read More

Leonard Nimoy’s Son Opens Up About the “Star Trek” Star’s Documentary During Tribeca Film Festival

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Just before the premiere of the Kickstarter-success Leonard Nimoy film, For the Love of Spock, at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival  the Star Trek actor’s son, Adam Nimoy, sat down with the Hollywood Reporter to discuss the film and legacy his father left. Last year, before Leonard’s passing, he and Adam approached… Read More

University of Akron Launches Kickstarter to Establish National Museum of Psychology

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On Wednesday, the University of Akron in Ohio announced that it was launching a Kickstarter campaign to establish the National Museum of Psychology. The initiative is looking to raise $250,000, which will cover the cost of developing and placing the museum into the Drs. Nicholas and… Read More