Tagged: sxsw

Brief: Indiegogo Success “Tower” Named SXSW’s Best Documentary


Last week, Indiegogo alum Tower was named “Best Documentary” at the 2016 South By Southwest (SXSW) festival, which was held in Austin, Texas. The global crowdfunding platform described Tower, which was directed by Keith Maitland, as the following: “50 years ago, America’s first mass school shooting at the University of… Read More

Brief: Netflix Acquires Streaming Rights Indiegogo Project “Asperger’s Are Us” Before SXSW Debut


Just before its debut at the 2016 SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas on Saturday, Indiegogo project Asperger’s Are Us announced it was acquired by streaming giant, Netflix. Asperger’s Are Us is described as a documentary about the first comedy troupe consisting of openly autistic people. The… Read More

Marketplace Investment Platform Income& Makes Final Round at SXSW Accelerator Competition

SXSW Accelerator Pitch

Over the weekend, Income&, a marketplace investment platform based in San Francisco, launched its new financial investment product called PRIMOs. The unveiling took place at the SXSW Accelerator Pitch competition that was held this weekend in Austin, Texas. 2016 is reportedly marked the first year where the Accelerator… Read More

Kickstarter: Here’s Our Guide for the 2016 SXSW Film Festival


On Friday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced details about its presence at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival, which is being held in Austin, Texas. The Kickstarter crew revealed: “South by Southwest takes over Austin, Texas March 11–20, and we’ll be there with bells on. Here’s a… Read More

Brief: SXSW Selects 13 Indiegogo Films For 2016 Festival


With the 2016 SXSW Film Festival set to kick off in Austin, Texas today, global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced that 13 lucky films have selected for the famous annual event. Indiegogo noted that the projects being presented at SXSW include first-person shooter action film, HARDCORE HENRY… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding to Launch a Series of Live-Streamed Equity Crowdufnding Events at SXSW

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NextGen Crowdfunding will launch the first in a series of live “Ignition” events at SXSW later this month. NextGen is a relatively new entry into the crowdfunding industry having organized several successful crowdfunding-focused events The platform helps new and experienced investors explore the opportunities and risks… Read More

Income& Named Finalist for SXSW Accelerator Pitch Competition

SXSW Accelerator Pitch

Income&, a marketplace investment platform based in San Francisco, announced on Thursday it has been named a finalist for the SXSW Accelerator Pitch competition, which will take place March 12th and 13th. The company revealed that in its eighth year, the accelerator competition at SXSW will… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter’s FreeWavz Dubbed SXSW 2015 Interactive Innovation Award for Wearable Tech Winner

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FreeWavz received the SXSW Interactive Innovation Award for the Wearable Tech category at the 18th annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards ceremony, presented by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and supporting sponsors Cloud typography and IBM. Founder of Freewavz, Dr. Eric Hensen, stated: “It is a great honor to be selected as a… Read More

Austin’s 121Giving Launches Product Charity Marketplace & Crowdfunding Platform at SXSW 2015

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For donors and consumer givers who want to know that the money they donate to charity is making a tangible impact and serving real needs, Austin-based startup 121Giving today launched a new product marketplace and crowdfunding platform that enables donors to know where their giving… Read More

Brief: The Hollywood Reporter Announces 1 in 3 Films at SXSW Were Funded By Kickstarter


With SXSW fest 2015 in full swing, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that 1 in 3 films at the big event were funded by crowdfunding giant, Kickstarter. According to the media outlet, 28 films that are playing at SXSW were funded by successful Kickstarter campaigns. Each film… Read More

Mayday PAC Resurfaces at SXSW as Lawrence Lessig Reveals “Next Steps”

Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig’s movement to crowdfund political change via his Mayday PAC has been quiet since the last political cycle revealed minimal success in his organization’s attempt to support candidates that back his vision of fundamental political change.  The first attempt is being described as “experimental”. Now Lessig… Read More


The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative… Read More

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… 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… 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… 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… Read More