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Misfit Wearables Spent $20,000 Making Their Crowdfunding Pitch Video

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Misfit Wearables CEO Sonny Vu recently spoke at Seattle Pacific University, and as a part of his visit he sat down and was interviewed about his experience in running Misfit Wearables. He shares revelations including the fact that Misfit had VC backing before they launched the Misfit Shine, which would go on to successfully raise… Read More

Largest Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2013: Indiegogo & Kickstarter

Top Crowdfunding Campaigns 2013 Indiegogo Kickstarter

Bigger does not always mean better but we all find high profile, big money crowdfunding campaigns interesting and of note.  They may act as a barometer for new products, or services, and can distill future industry trends. The top rewards campaign for 2013, the Veronica Mars film, was a wake up call for the entire… Read More

Misfit Wearables Raises $15.2 Million, Plans More Products For 2014

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Misfit Wearables has raised $15.2 million in a round led by Horizons Ventures. According to an article in TechCrunch, all previous investors in Misfit Wearables also participated in the round. It’s a big vote of confidence for this emergent wearable tech company from Silicon Valley. This is in preparation for new products Misfit Wearables is… Read More

Misfit Shine Makes Good On Promise Of Android App To Crowdfunding Backers

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Misfit Wearables launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in November of last year for the Misfit Shine, a wearable activity tracker that aimed to compete with other stalwarts in the space like offerings from Nike and Fitbit. The campaign raised over $800,000, which makes it one of the most successful Indiegogo campaigns of all time…. Read More

Misfit Shine To Hit Best Buy Stores Tomorrow

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Starting on October 27, 2013, the Misfit Shine will be available through Best Buy stores and at BestBuy.com. The crowdfunded activity tracker was previously available through Misfit Wearables’s web site and at Apple stores. The Shine will join an ever-growing list of crowdfunded hardware projects available on retail shelves around the world, including the Ouya… Read More

Crowdfunded Activity Tracker Misfit Shine Hits Stores Around the World

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Crowdfunding on Indiegogo where the “Activity Tracker” hit its goal on first day of crowdfunding, Misfit Shine has announced official launch of device in the United States, Canada, Japan and Hong Kong. The activity tracker will also be in Apple Stores in Europe and Australia later this month.  Originally scheduled for deliver in March of… Read More

The Misfit Shine Pulls Android Support, Are The Refund Requests To Follow?

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Sonny Vu and the team at Misfit Wearables are not starting the holiday weekend on a strong note. Misfit Wearables spokesperson Sophia Ouyang posted the following message early Saturday morning… Big update guys: we have some good news and bad news. The good news is we’ve cracked the waterproof issue; we can get consistent waterproofing… Read More

IndieGogo Founder Slava Rubin Says Crowdfunding Takes Down The “Gatekeepers”

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Slava Rubin knows a thing or two about crowdfunding. Founded in 2008, his company, IndieGogo is a major funding powerhouse, bringing together such disparate projects like the Misfit Shine and The Oatmeal’s anti-troll lawyer fundraiser. Slava told us that IndieGogo essentially tears down the gatekeepers. Whereas many great projects would languish in the minds of their creators, services like IndieGogo… Read More

CYBER MONDAY: 10 Cool Products Being Crowdfunded Now

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In the spirit of Cyber Monday, here are 10 crowdfunding campaigns that you can contribute to now to support innovative new products. Puzzlebox Orbit: Brain-Controlled Helicopter A toy helicopter you can control with your mind?  A toy helicopter you can control with your mind!  The Puzzlebox Orbit can be controlled from your smartphone, or you can… Read More

Misfit Launches Activity Tracker Shine on Indiegogo

Misfit Shine

  As reported in MobiHealthNews, the Shine activity tracker was launched on Indiegogo as opposed to Kickstarter which does not allow medical products. Misfit had planned on launching the product through the better known crowdfunding site Kickstarter, but like many others working in digital health, the startup found Kickstarter to be unreceptive. “Kickstarter prohibits all… Read More