Tagged: pretail

Ringly Smart Jewelry Exceeds Pretail Goal, Adds New Eight New App Partnerships

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As a result of its highly successful launch, Ringly has not only exceeded its pre-sales goal of $60,000, but has also initiated the most successful pre-sales campaign for women’s connected jewelry, reaching over $100,000 in sales in under 24 hours. The company has already sold out of the emerald stone style “Into the Woods,” but… Read More

Osmo Hits Pretail Crowdfunding Goal on First Day

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Innovative Children’s Gaming Device Osmo Created by Ex Googler – Disney Team Get’s Support from the Crowd. Osmo is ready to claim the title of “most successful pre-sale campaigns for child-focused connected device”, as demand quickly surpassed its first goal of raising $50,000 in just six and a half hours. Today, Osmo is also announcing… Read More

The Dart Laptop Charger Met A $200,000 Goal In 12 Hours On Kickstarter

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The Dart is a laptop charger that aims to save some serious space and weight for those of us that have to haul around enormous charging equipment, and the product is already fully-funded on Kickstarter. The Dart is the world’s smallest, lightest laptop adapter. At a powerful 65W it is a perfect complement to today’s… Read More

Nix Sensor Turns To Indiegogo For More Crowdfunding Cash After Kickstarter Success

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The Nix Sensor is described as a sort of Photoshop dropper tool for the real world. See a color you like in the world around you? Place the Nix sensor on top of it and it now becomes easily replicable in a digital environment. It was a product tailor-made for crowdfunding… a new spin on… Read More

Ten Backers Just Dropped $6,000 A Pop For The “World’s First Atomic Watch” On Kickstarter

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Bathys is a company based in Hawaii that specializes in making watches, but their latest creation is a completely different spin on the watch. It’s been hinted for a long time (See this TechCrunch piece for example) and it’s finally here. Well, it’s sort of here in that it came and went already. Ten backers willing to… Read More

The Oculus-Facebook Buyout: The Best Ad For Equity Crowdfunding Ever

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I have written about the misconception by some members of the general public that equity crowdfunding and rewards-based crowdfunding are the same thing.  Many people are misinformed and do not understand that Title III of the JOBS Act has nothing to do with rewards-based crowdfunding. If you don’t believe me, read some of the comments… Read More

Indiegogo Alum Scanadu Halts & Delays Shipping For The Scout Tricorder

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The Scanadu Scout made Indiegogo history after raising over $1.6 million for their medical “tricorder” device. Furthermore, the company was set to buck the prevailing crowdfunding trend by actually delivering a product on time. Unfortunately, that won’t happen. Shipping of the Scout has been delayed, but not before a handful of units made it out… Read More

Exclusive: Play-i Shares Production Details & Shipping Dates For Crowdfunding Backers

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The crowdfunding campaign for Play-i’s interactive robots Bo and Yana was a success by any measure, having raised over $1.4 million. Of course, the easy part is raising money. As far too many crowdfunders have learned the hard way, the hard part is actually delivering a product. Play-i is taking that process very seriously and… Read More

Indiegogo’s Reputation May Hinge On Outcome Of GoBe Campaign

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Put simply, the significance of automatically calculating calories consumed and burned cannot be overstated. Currently, calorie databases such as MyFitnessPal require manual input, and prove laborious when calculating home-cooked meals or more exotic cuisines. While the utility of food-logging with weight loss has been supported by medical literature, it requires sustained discipline. The ability to record calorie… Read More

Omega3Beef Crowdfunding To Transform The Beef Industry With A Healthier Product

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If you live in the United States and you’re passionate about food, chances are you’ve had some exposure to mounting concerns about the links between poor health and red meat consumption. For me personally, the documentary Forks Over Knives was my first exposure to the types of research that are increasingly making people think twice before… Read More

Watch Imogen Heap Demo The Crazy Mi.Mu Musical Glove Now Crowdfunding On Kickstarter

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Grammy-winning recording artist Imogen Heap has toured the world and released several hits, known for her melding of airy vocals and digital soundscapes. Now she’s taking that latter bit to a pretty incredible conclusion via a new music making device and, appropriately, a currently-running Kickstarter campaign. The device is called the Mi.Mu Glove (Pronounced me-mu,… Read More

Crowdtilt Helps To Push Lammily Toward $500K In Crowdfunding Cash

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If there was any doubt as to whether consumers were looking for an alternative to the image currently available dolls portray for young women, shelve said doubt. More than 13,000 people want to see a new doll – Lammily – happen, and thanks to their support the campaign has raised almost 5 times a stated… Read More

Tile “Worlds Largest Lost & Found” Prepares to Ship

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One of the largest self-crowdfunding campaigns ever – Tile – has announced they are preparing to ship their finder devices to early backers. The pretail crowdfunding campaign launched back in 2013 and blew past their initial $20,000 goal within minutes of launching.  The campaign closed at over $2.6 million.  The device continued to offer precommerce even after the “close”… Read More

Zuvo Water’s Indiegogo Campaign Almost One Year Late, Backers Seeking Refunds

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Design to Matter has placed their name on two dubious crowdfunding campaigns. We reported on both in the Summer of 2013 and pointed out that the scenario raised some ethical questions about crowdfunding. Their first campaign, a Kickstarter for the Instacube, is actually said to be very close to delivering if recent project updates are… Read More

MOOV Near $1 Million in Orders 14 Days Since Launch

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Moov, a new fitness wearable device, launched pretail crowdfunding campaign two weeks ago besting the $40,000 initial goal in 90 minutes.  The company has now stated they have successfully raised close to $1 million over the course of its recent campaign, claiming the title of most successful crowdfunded wearable fitness device ever. Founded by an… Read More

Star Citizen Hits Milestone, Backer Total Creeping Up On The Population Of A US State

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Wow. $40,000,000+ in crowdfunding cash from 400,000+ backers for Star Citizen. To put that in perspective, the 2010 census placed the population of Wyoming – the smallest state by population – at somewhere around 560,000 people. At what point should Star Citizen get a couple of Senators and a handful of Representatives? OK, I jest… but to put… Read More

Tivitas Interactive Does The Right Thing In Canceling Their Kickstarter Campaign

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Could you imagine having raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter only to cancel the campaign with less than 48 hours to go? That is precisely what Tivitas Interactive has done, and they deserve a lot of credit for it. The campaign was for the Sinister multi-platform game pad, pictured below… They shared the reasoning for the… Read More

Brief: Canary Lands VC-Backed Series A Following Indiegogo Success

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Smart home security device Canary has landed a $10 million Series A round led by Khosla Ventures. Khosla’s Ben Ling will join Canary’s board as part of the deal. It’s the third round of funding for Canary counting their $1.2 million seed round and a $2 million crowdfunding round on Indiegogo. The announcement was shared… Read More

Not Enough Demand For Ouya Hardware Despite Their Huge Crowdfunding Campaign

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  Ouya has announced plans to drop their hardware-focused approach to become a software-only platform for Android games. Prognosticators once bullish on the subject of indie gaming consoles are suddenly cooling off. Although I don’t agree with the sudden change of heart, there are lessons to be gleaned from this development. In an interview with The… Read More

PledgeMusic Rethinks Crowdfunding Approach For Musicians With New Redesign

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PledgeMusic has released a major redesign of their crowdfunding platform for musicians, but there is more to the redesign than just a facelift. This represents a big strategic shift for the platform, and one that says quite a bit about crowdfunding strategy for musicians and PledgeMusic’s place in the narrative. For a look into how… Read More