Tagged: kickstarter

Watch: The Trailer For Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-Funded Film Is Here & It Looks Amazing

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I’m no authority on films by any means, but I’d like to think I can spot a winner. If this trailer for Zach Braff’s upcoming film Wish I Was Here is any indication, I have some pretty high expectations for the effort. It looks awesome. Braff famously raised over $3 million on Kickstarter for the film,… Read More

Pono Beats Veronica Mars to Become 3rd Most Funded Campaign on Kickstarter

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Neil Young’s Pono Music Kickstarter campaign has bested one of the most popular crowdfunding campaigns of all time. Pono knocked-out Veronica Mars with 5 days left in their funding project.  Pono has now raised an astounding $5,756,176 from just under 17,000 backers.  The Pono Music Player had original hoped to raise “only” $800,000.  The Veronica… Read More

Crowdfunding For Video Games Leveling Off: What Gives?

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Joystiq’s monthy Crowdfund Bookie report is out for March, and – much like the first two months of the year – the results are less than great. The report tallies up crowdfunding statistics from Kickstarter & Indiegogo and in the video game space specifically. The quick hits… $991,113 was raised in total 22 projects were… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Campaign Guarantees Refunds If Facebook Buys The Company For $2 Billion

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The $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR by Facebook looms large over the crowdfunding space as evidenced by this tongue-in-cheek offer to backers of the Terribands Kickstarter campaign. If Facebook buys the company for $2 billion, they’ll issue refunds to crowdfunding backers. Now there’s some peace of mind. Check out the campaign here. Have a… Read More

Ai Weiwei Secretly Shot A Sci-Fi Film And It’s Funding On Kickstarter

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Chinese artist and cultural activist Ai Weiwei is at the center of a currently-running Kickstarter campaign seeking funding for an upcoming sci-fi film. Shot in secret, The Sand Storm has already met a goal of $33,000 and seems set to eclipse that by orders of magnitude as funding continues for the better part of the… Read More

Project Creators In The Netherlands Can Begin Building Their Kickstarter Campaigns Today

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Back in February it became known that Kickstarter would begin operating in the Netherlands as part of the platform’s continued effort to globalize in a measured and strategic way. Today Kickstarter has announced that project creators in the Netherlands can officially begin creating their projects today. The official go-live date for Dutch projects is April… Read More

The Micro 3D Printer Hurdles $1 Million in Crowdfunding on Day One

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Crowdfunding on Kickstarter the Micro “First Truly Consumer 3D Printer” blasted their $50,000 goal in minutes and at last count was cruising over $1 million during their first day of funding.  The Bethesda, Maryland company M3D has created the first 3D printer that comes in at an arguably affordable price.  Over 3600 backers have signed… Read More

Lima “Brain of Your Devices” Marches Forward to Crowdfunding Fulfillment

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Lima, an integrated piece of hardware and software that was briefly called “Plug”, raised over $1.2 million on Kickstarter last fall.  Almost 13,000 backers came together to support a product that really is what iCloud aspires to be – but isn’t. Lima creates an environment where all of your files are seamlessly synchronized across all… Read More

Kickstarter CEO Counters on Censorship Claim on Gosnell Film

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Yancey Strickler, Kickstarter CEO and Co-founder, has jumped into the scrum regarding the allegations of censorship pertaining to a movie now crowdfunding on Indiegogo.  In a tweet from his personal account, Strickler shares the acceptance letter to the Gosnell Movie creators:     @GosnellMovie@BreitbartNews This story is false. Here’s a screenshot of the acceptance email… Read More

A Kickstarter-Funded Restaurant Won A Michelin Star Four Months After Opening

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Getting a Michelin Star can be one of the great pinnacles of success for any chef. A Manhattan restaurant called The Musket Room won the award just four months after opening, and Kickstarter played an important role in the opening of the establishment. No, it wasn’t the only funding source; the restaurant was self-funded with… Read More

Growing Pains as Global Crowdfunding Comes of Age

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It’s growing up fast. As crowdfunding hits what I suppose you might call it’s second official birthday on 5th April – Global Crowdfunding Day (#GlobalCFDay) – it may have a dose of the “terrible twos.” It’s certainly disruptive enough. It’s not toddling but racing away. Now it’s “into everything,” despite cynicism in some quarters and some… Read More

Kickstarter Set to Return to PAX East

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In 2004, the Penny Arcade people thought it would be pretty cool to do a  show exclusively for gaming. Their event was a “small” 4500 gathering in Bellevue, Washington, that not only focused on gaming but also culture, music and a ton of other awesomeness. Since that date the event has doubled every year until… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Shark Kage Ramp, Musaic, Cosy & Spudder

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Sometimes you watch a pitch video and you see the creation in action and you think, “this really makes sense”.  And then you wonder why someone else has not come up with this idea and realize that necessity truly is the driver of innovation.  Watching the pitch video about the Shark Kage ramp and you… Read More

Lémonesse Quickly Raises Funds on Kickstarter: A Chic Non-Alc Option Comes to the Table

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Drink responsibly. Drink organically. Do both when drinking Lémonesse, an organic bottled lemon water campaign on kickstarter. With the help of 62 backers, Chicago founder and owner Adam Leja quickly exceeded his $7,500 goal by nearly $1,000 with 13 days remaining on his campaign. Funds will go toward Lémonesse’s national distribution, an upgraded bottling line,… Read More

Documentary On Indiegogo As Some Accuse Kickstarter Of Undue Censorship

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Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted in May of 2013 of a host of horrific charges related to late-term abortions and other medical misgivings. Some have called him “the most successful serial killer in the history of the world” while estimating that he may be responsible for over a thousand late-term abortions. It’s enough to make… Read More

Pressy Raised $695K on Kickstarter but Competitor Xiaomi Was Watching

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Last October Pressy  ”the Almighty Android Button” – crushed their crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter raising just under $700,000 on a $40,000 goal.  The Pressy team had designed an elegant android button to facilitate manual actions on Android phones.  With a simple approach and an integrated app it was a quick hit with the Android crew…. Read More

Two Similar Crowdfunding Campaigns, Two Very Different Outcomes (Or, Why Messaging Matters)

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It isn’t every day that two very similar campaigns are raising money at the same time on two of the largest crowdfunding platforms in the world, but that is the case right now. Kickstarter and Indiegogo are both playing host to campaigns seeking funding for spy cameras, and at least one of those campaigns has… Read More

StandDesk Fills Void and it is Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

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So not too long ago I was searching for a standing desk and I encountered the exact same issue that Steven Yu discusses in his pitch video.  Standing at your desk is known to be good for your health and productivity, but most good ones are ridiculously expensive.  My solution at the time was to… Read More

Kickstarter Publishes First In Series Of New Quarterly Reports

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Kickstarter already has a pretty robust statistics page, but as you may know they also release a yearly statistics report that usually garners quite a bit of attention. In an effort to build upon this response, the Brooklyn-based startup has published their first quarterly report. Of course, a quarterly report wouldn’t be complete without a… Read More

Officially-Licensed Walking Dead Board Game Cancels Kickstarter After Securing Distribution Deal

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Those that are fans of The Walking Dead TV show on AMC may not necessarily be aware of the popular graphic novel series the show is based on. That series was the inspiration for a recent board game project launched on Kickstarter, but the campaign was short lived. That’s because the game has secured an exclusive… Read More