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Coolest Cooler: 2nd Most Funded Kickstarter Campaign Ever

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Sometime last night the Coolest Cooler strolled past the Ouya video game console to become the 2nd biggest crowdfunding campaign ever on Kickstarter.  Only the Pebble smartwatch stands in Coolest Cooler’s path to become the most funded campaign of all time on the Kickstarter platform.  Pebble has held the champion title for over two years… Read More

“Reading Rainbow” Breaks Kickstarter Record For Most Backers

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With less than 24 hours until its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter comes to a close, “Reading Rainbow” has broken the all-time record of backers on the crowdfunding giant’s platform.  On Tuesday, the campaign reached over $4.8 million and has a total of 98,298 backers, which beats out the 91,585 investors who funded the “Veronica Mars” movie in… Read More

“Reading Rainbow” Receives Funds From Kickstarter All-Stars

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LeVar Burton’s “Reading Rainbow” crowdfunding campaign is now in the top five most successful Kickstarter projects of all time. The project is receiving the latest round of support from unexpected sources – the top four highest earning campaigns ever.  Pebble, OUYA, Pono and “Veronica Mars“ announced that they would each offer rewards from their projects, created specifically for… Read More

Two Crowdfunded Products Come Together: Misfit Shine & Pebble Join on Activity Tracker

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Misfit Shine, the popular activity tracker, raised over $840,000 on Indiegogo in 2013 – placing the campaign in the top ten campaigns on Indiegogo that year.  Pebble Watch raised over $10 million way back in 2012 on Kickstarter (the Jurassic period in rewards based crowdfunding) and became the poster child hardware crowdfunding.  Both devices have captured… Read More

Smarter, Faster, Cheaper: Crowdfunding

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  I recently attended the Glazed conference on wearable technology in San Francisco – a relatively new event – but even though it is only a couple of years old over 1300 people signed up to attend. This plays to the excitement and dramatic growth of wearable tech. From the Pebble smartwatch to the vapor… Read More

Pono Music Player Climbing Kickstarter’s Rankings, Now 4th Behind Veronica Mars

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The Pono Music campaign continues to ascend Kickstarter’s all-time most funded list. The “end-to-end ecosystem for music lovers” has garnered nearly 15,000 backers at the time of writing and had raised just short of $5 million. Thanks everyone for all of your support. It has been and continues to be gratifying to me to see… Read More

Brief: Pebble Expects Big Growth In 2014, Leaks Sales Figures

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Pebble still holds the record for the biggest Kickstarter campaign of all time. So, did crowdfunding success translate into big numbers in the world of retail? The figures suggest that Pebble has certainly found their niche. The company has generated a napkin math estimate of $60 million in revenue and sold somewhere in the neighborhood… Read More

Pebble Watch Continues to Add Partners

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Pebble Smartwatch, a crowdfunding superstar, continues to grow and expand their product and offerings. Earlier this year during CES, Pebble announced their new version smartwatch the Pebble Steel.  The company recently launched their own, native app store – filling a void in the wearable tech market as corporate giant Samsung has stumbled with their products… Read More

Could “The Dash” Headphones Threaten Pebble’s Kickstarter Record?

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Last updated Tuesday, February 18 @ 10:42 AM EST When I came across The Dash on Kickstarter, I thought it was a mistake. $2 million raised with 41 days to go? That is impressive even by Kickstarter’s standards. Munich, Germany-based Bragi LLC has raised this impressive sum in just over one week for their forthcoming… Read More

Crowdfunded Fashion for Men

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Dressing in crowdfunded culture is even easier for men. There are many, many options; highlighted below include successful kickstarter campaigns, most of which morphed into dynamic product lines. [*Full pretail/retail disclosure: some items are still in production, and hence, untested. Others’ crowdfunding campaigns have successfully transitioned to e-boutiques.] Wool T-Shirts & Button-downs: Mac Bishop, Mike… Read More

After Brief Delay, Pebble App Store Goes Live

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Pebble, the device that started the smartwatch craze, has finally released their much anticipated app store with iOS support. While some Pebble owners were disappointed the Android version did not ship simultaneously with the iOS version, the Android version in beta for developers was announced a short while later.  Now any Pebble owner, from the… Read More

The Pebble Smartwatch Gets Its Own Appstore

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Pebble recently made some headlines (including here)for the release of a metal-encased version of their popular smartwatch. However, another recent development with the ubiquitous device stands to benefit new and current users alike: Pebble is going to launch their own Appstore. There are reportedly thousands of apps ready to go in the store. The limited hardware… Read More

Pebble Does Not Disappoint with New Version Smartwatch: Pebble Steel

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Announced today during a special briefing at CES, Eric Migicovsky Pebble CEO and founder, revealed their 2nd version of the famous smartwatch.  The Pebble Steel, their premium version watch,  may be ordered today for $249.00 (ships in three weeks from today).  Simultaneously Pebble announced their very own App store. The Steel, as one would assume,… Read More

Pebble Watch Promises “Big Things” at CES Reveal

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Crowdfunding super-star Pebble Watch, the smartwatch that started it all, has tipped their hat to more tech coolness which they are gearing up to share at CES, on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11AM PT (2PM EST).  Team Pebble has been kind enough to allow those of us not able to attend the Las Vegas… Read More

Smartwatch Crowdfunding Campaigns: The Top Six

Six Hot Smartwatches from Crowdfunding

For many reasons crowdfunding smartwatches has been a hot crowdfunding category for 2012 – 2013.  Wearable technology is going to be huge and everyone knows it.  While Samsung has released their Galaxy Watch to much fanfare, the Samsung smartwatch was widely panned by the technorati.  It is widely accepted that Apple has been beavering away… Read More

Kreyos Smartwatch Misses November Ship Date, Announces Showing At CES

Kreyos Smartwatch Activity Tracker

The Kreyos Meteor, the “Only smart watch with voice & gesture control”, originally had a rewards ship date of November 2013.  With November long gone and 2104 fast approaching some backers of the hot tech crowdfunding campaign have become frustrated by the delay. Back in August, Kreyos had a big crowdfunding hit on Indiegogo having… Read More

#Crowdfunding News Roundup: December 9, 2013

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Quartz | 2014 is the year of the internet of things—no, seriously, we mean it this time The “Internet of Things” movement is alive and growing and Quartz predicts that things will really take off in 2014. Of course, crowdfunding stands to be front and center as consumers seek out cool connected gadgets to fund and… Read More

Infographic: Crowdfunding Successes & Failures

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Top-business-degrees.net has generated an infographic showing some high-profile successes and failures from the world’s most robust crowdfunding marketplaces, Kickstarter and Indiegogo. It examines the top crowdfunding campaigns from Kickstarter and Indiegogo as well as some notable cases of fraud and the outcomes of those campaigns. Click the infographic below for a full-size view. Have a… Read More

Crowdfunding Darling Soylent Nets $1.5 Million In VC Funding

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One year ago, Rob Rhinehart was a computer scientist and YC-backed entrepreneur who happened to be sick of cooking his own food. Today he’s an entrepreneur with a disruptive startup aimed at creating the perfect meal replacement drink. After netting over $1 million in a crowdfunding effort, Rhinehart and the rest of the team at… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: October 20, 2013

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Counselor@Law: Sliding scale income rules under Title III crowdfunding The Counselor@Law blog takes an interesting look at the pros and cons involved with setting yearly maximums on non-accredited investors for the purposes of Title III crowdfunding. “Implementing and verifying that the annual cap (across all Title III deals) is not exceeded for each individual, that… Read More