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Kinoma, Part of Marvell, Launches Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign


A team of people within publicly traded company Marvell, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.  The Kinoma Create campaign, a “javascript internet of things project”, immediately surpassed their $10,00o goal and stands just shy of $20,000 today.  The group organizing the project on Indiegogo are self-described as passionate product people at the semiconductor giant… Read More

Neil Young’s PonoMusic to Launch on Kickstarter This Week

Yellow Pono in hand

Perpetual rock musician Neil Young recently announced his new music device and service Pono.  He is presenting tonight at SXSW to share his vision for the future of high fidelity streaming music.  Young has been vocal about current streaming music services and their inferior audio quality. Young has decided that instead of just moaning about… Read More

Vimeo Expands Crowdfunding Program

VIMEO Audience Development

As part of Vimeo’s celebration of their one year anniversary announcing Vimeo On Demand, the company is announcing a $10 million investment fund for creators selling their work directly online. The funds will be used to provide creators of all levels and genres direct financial support and access to online marketing services—including website development and translation services—in… Read More

PR Lead For Instacube Kickstarter To Detail Campaign’s Challenges At SXSW


Design To Matter’s crowdfunding campaign for the Instacube stands as a cautionary tale for would-be crowdfunding backers. After a successful $620,000+ raise on Kickstarter, the campaign has been mired with turnover, internal strife, delivery issues and refund requests. I also proposed that D2M’s involvement in another crowdfunding campaign shortly thereafter raised some ethical questions for crowdfunding…. Read More

Indiegogo Preps for SXSW in Austin

Indiegogo SXSW 2014

Global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo is gearing up to head to Austin, Texas next week as part of the global SXSW 2014 blitz.  They will be hosting multiple “Happiness Hours” and are asking friends and fans to swing by for a visit at the Indiegogo Tech Cafe where they will have free WiFI, food and of… Read More

Indiegogo Seeks Votes for Selection at SXSW

Let's Go to SXSW with Indiegogo

SXSW has an interesting approach to putting together the panels for their annual gathering.  They have a Panel Picker application on their site where visitors may vote to nominate the auditioning presenters they would like to see.  So in effect – crowdsourced feedback.  Mega crowdfunding site Indiegogo is like the rest of us and have… Read More

Mosaic Asks for Support for SXSW Panel Proposal

Bllly Parish Mosaic

Energy crowdfunding platform Mosaic ask for help with their panel idea for SXSW.  From a post on their crowdfunding platform: Familiar with South by Southwest (SXSW) Eco? It’s an event that challenges professionals to create actionable and profitable solutions that address issues in areas such as energy, water, and conservation. The event includes panels, exhibitions,… Read More

Crowdfunding: Poised to Take the Step from Contributor to Investor


For some time now, Boise Weekly has been following the story of The JOBS Act, a bill Congress passed to overhaul Securities and Exchange Commission regulations put in place after the Great Depression to help curb corruption in the investment industry. A key component of the bill eases restrictions on small investments to companies, the… Read More

An Interview With Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin On The Wild Rise Of Crowdfunding

Indiegogo Slava Rubin

When you think of crowdsourcing, you usually imagine something like the Pebble smart watch or the Misfit Shine – gadgets that are hard to build in mainstream ways but take off by sparking a groundswell of support. But what about a crowdfunded Tesla museum? Or how about a grocery store that uses no packaging? Those… Read More

Advice on crowdfunding from Indiegogo founder Rubin

Slava Rubin CEO at Indiegogo

I attended an interesting presentation at SXSW Interactive by Slava Rubin, CEO and cofounder of Indiegogo, a popular crowd-funding campaign. He basically hammered the point that crowd funding is not some kind of lottery. Instead, through careful planning and deliberate effort, Indiegogo can serve as a platform for anyone, anywhere, to raise money for any… Read More

Crowdfunding Star Ouya’s keynote conversation polarizes SXSW


The annual SXSWconference here prides itself on being a place for “disruption,” but the only real disruption during a fairly pedestrian conversation between the founder of crowdfunded Ouya and the editor-in-chief of The Verge today were angry tweets followed by empty seats. Ouya founder Julie Uhrman got on stage with The Verge Editor-in-Chief Joshua Topolsky… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Razoo and SXSW Announce Partnership


Razoo, a  crowdfunding platform for causes, and SXSW Interactive Festival announced today a partnership to raise money online for two charitable causes March 8-12, 2013.  The partnership reflects a commitment to furthering the community-oriented culture of SXSW by offering more opportunities to support forward-thinking causes. The two charities highlighted at SXSW 2013 are Architecture for Humanity… Read More

Health and Human Services Has Internal Crowdfunding


Bryan Sivak, CTO and entrepreneur in residence at the Department of Health and Human Services has shared some insight into the operations of this significant bureau.  They use crowdfunding internally to solicit support from the more entrepreneurial minded civil servants.  Dubbed “HHSFairTrade” this information was released during a presentation at SXSW by Sivak and reported… Read More

Crowdfunding Site Realty Mogul Takes First Place at Hatch Pitch

Hatch Pitch 2013

Online equity crowdfunding site for real estate Realty Mogul,  has been awarded First Place  at the  HATCH start up pitch competition.  HATCH is the official pitch competition at South By South West (SXSW) which took place earlier today in Austin.  Only 12 companies from around the world were selected to participate in this highly competitive competition.  The… Read More

Seed&Spark Brings Film Community Together with Social Viewing / Following

Emily Best CEO of Seed&Spark at SXSW

Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding and digital distribution platform made just for independent film, rolled out new social viewing and following features during SXSW 2013. More than 2,000 Seed&Spark users can now follow their friends on Seed&Spark and invite them to watch a movie from the Cinema section of the site. “I don’t know about you, but… Read More

33 Films Crowdfunded by Kickstarter at SXSW


Kickstarter + Films = SXSW 2013 A film crowdfunded by Kickstarter just won an Oscar.  Over $100 Million has been raised, for over 9000 film projects, on the Kickstarter platform over the past three years alone. So what is next?  SXSW of course.  Kickstarted films have generated 35 official SXSW film selections this year –… Read More

SXSW Features Indiegogo Crowdfunding Pavilion

Start Up Debut SXSW

Indiegogo, one of the world’s largest crowdfunding platforms, will host a pavilion showcasing six companies whose product development was funded on the Indiegogo platform at the second annual Startup Debut at SXSW on Sunday night, March 10, from 6-9 pm at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 320 E. 2nd St., Austin, TX. Startup Debut will… Read More

Has Crowdfunding Stolen Direct-to-Fan’s Thunder?

StartUp Village SXSW

Crowdfunding is one of the more dominant topics of this year’s South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, which takes place March 8 through 17. The SXSW website lists 21 panels just with the word Kickstarter, including one panel with Amanda Palmer and the team behind her $1.2 million Kickstarter campaign (March 13 at 12:30pm)…. Read More