Tagged: pretail

Global Telco Company Orange Uses Crowdfunding for Prototype Phone

NeoRetro Phone

Orange is a global telecommunications company that has over 155,000 employees and generated over €39 billion in revenue last year. They don’t really need outside funding to launch a prototype landline phone – but they are using Ulule, France’s first crowdfunding platform to launch NeoRetro –… Read More

Nike & Sonos Designers Hook Up on Crowdfunding Campaign for “Cur” Pain Relief Wearable

play_without pain Cur

Nike, Jibo and Sonos design veterans have partnered up to create a “Cur” a smart pain relief wearable that wants to provide a solution to chronic pain, something that impacts more than half of the adults in the US. If you are someone that lives with chronic… Read More

Lookout Apple Watch: Olio Smartwatch Challenges Apple with High End Wearable Tech

Olio with Steel Band

Apple Watch has a new competitor and I am not talking about the Google/Intel thing.  This watch has been created by a former Apple employee and you can immediately see the design DNA in this incredibly crafted watch. Olio, positioned as a “boutique” watch company, has launched a… Read More

Kindara Launches Pretail Crowdfunding Campaign For Fertility Measurement Device “Wink”

Kindara Pregnancy Test

Boulder, Colorado-based company, Kindara, recently debuted a pretail crowdfunding campaign for organizers claim as the first-ever basal body temperature (BBT) thermometer; “Wink”. The project has already generated over $60,000 in presales for its “home grown” crowdfunding campaign.  Kindara made the decision to skip over big,… Read More

Plastc Card Banks on Ongoing Need for Physical Card for Payments

Plastc Card with E Ink

Plastc Card wants to replace your wallet with a single digital credit card and they are upping the competition to first mover COIN.  Plastc recently launched a pretail campaign to fund their high tech plastic and they are betting that Apple Pay won’t swamp the… Read More

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


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… Read More

Osmo Hits Pretail Crowdfunding Goal on First Day

OSMO Word Game

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… Read More

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


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… Read More

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


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… Read More

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


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…. Read More

Indiegogo Alum Scanadu Halts & Delays Shipping For The Scout Tricorder

scanadu scout

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,… Read More

Indiegogo’s Reputation May Hinge On Outcome Of GoBe Campaign

GoBe App

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… Read More

Omega3Beef Crowdfunding To Transform The Beef Industry With A Healthier Product


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… Read More

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


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… Read More

Tile “Worlds Largest Lost & Found” Prepares to Ship

Tile in Box Ready to Ship

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…. Read More