Tagged: technology

AgFunder Reports $2Bn in AgTech Investment for the First Half of 2015

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AgFunder, an investment platform for accredited investors investing in agriculture and agriculture technology, announced the release of its 2015 Midyear AgTech Investing Report, tracking a record $2.06B in AgTech investment for the first half of 2015. This figure is only $300M shy of the $2.36B… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Imperial Sphericator Turns Food Into Pearls, Freaks3D is a Portable 3D Printer & Livid’s Mobile Music Maker

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For this week’s Crowdfunding Mailbox we have Imperial Sphericator, a device that transforms your food into “caviar”; Freaks3D, the worlds “first” portable 3D printer; and Minim, a pocket sized wireless instrument for music creation. 3D printing is pretty common today. It was not that long… Read More

Apple Watch Competitor Olio Raises $10 Million Series A, Launches New Collection of Premium Connected Watches

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Olio Devices has closed a $10 million Series A funding round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA).  The new funding comes after raising a solid $4 million in an earlier round that helped to create the company founded by an Apple veteran. Olio launched a series… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Solar Paper Charger, Impact Wrap Tells You How Hard You Hit & Üllo Removes Sulfites from Wine

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For this week’s #Crowdfunding Mailbox we have Solar Paper, “the worlds thinnest and lightest solar charger”; Impact Wrap a device that measure how hard you punch and Üllo, a wine filter that removes the sulfites from your wine. Using the sun to generate electricity is… Read More

Parallella’s Creator Reveals Why He Will Not Be Returning to Kickstarter For Other Projects

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Back in September 2012, Massachusetts-based Adapteva launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for its invention, Parallella. The device is described as a “supercomputer for everyone” and its platform was built on the following principles: Open Access: Absolutely no NDAs or special access needed! All architecture and… Read More

SPIN Remote Raises Equity on Symbid After Successful Rewards

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The step ladder from rewards to equity crowdfunding is becoming more commonplace these days. While occurring in the other direction as well at times (equity then rewards), many startups are using rewards based crowdfunding to test the market, and hone their product, with valuable market… Read More

Jide Tech Returns to Kickstarter With New Android PC Remix Mini; Secures Over $360,000 in Two Days

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Earlier this year, Beijing-based Jide Technology hit Kickstarter with a mission to raise funds for its laptop, Remix. The device was described as an Android 4.4.2 based, 11.6” ultra-tablet that provides “the best” mobile productivity and communication experience for all of its users. During its funding round, Remix… Read More

ChargeItSpot Closes $2 Million Raise Crowdfunding on SeedInvest

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Mobile phone charging station creator ChargeItSpot has successfully raised $2 million in a funding round on SeedInvest.  Investors participated alongside professional investors Robin Hood Ventures and Soundboard Angel Fund. ChargeItSpot tackles an issue that most every smartphone user encounters. Dead or low batteries while away… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: IndieVice Turns Your iPhone into a Camera for a Pro, Curb Provides Realtime Insight into Home Energy Use & My Paint Saint

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For this weeks Crowdfunding Mailbox we have a really cool project for videographers, a new way to monitor home energy and a practical DIY solution for touching up paint – at home. First up we have IndieVice, hardware that turns your smartphone or GoPro into… Read More

Bluetooth Headset “Dot” Exceeds Campaign Goal First Hour on Kickstarter

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  California tech startup So Special Labs, recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for what he believes is the world’s smallest Bluetooth headset. Within the first hour, the project exceeded its initial goal of $30,000 and is now sitting at nearly… Read More

Smart Piano & Light Keyboard “The ONE” Quickly Gains Over $135,000 First Week on Indiegogo

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Giving musicians a new type of instrument to play, creators of the Apple MFi-certified smart piano, The ONE has teamed up with marketing agency, Agency 2.0, to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The ONE is self-dubbed as “the fastest and most affordable way to learn pop songs… Read More

Update: Micro Drone 3.0 Soars Past $1M On Indiegogo

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With less than two weeks until its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo comes to an end, UK-technology company Extreme Fliers has successfully raised over $1 million for its latest invention, the Micro Drone 3.0.  The first iteration of their product came out in 2007. This version is being launched… Read More

Radio Physics Solution & Their Weapons Detection Technology Looks to Close Funding Round on SyndicateRoom

Caught Me with Radio Physics Solution Myrtle

UK based Radio Physics Solution (RPS) has created a new weapons screening technology that can detect if an individual is carrying a gun, knife, bomb or IED from a safe distance. Their product is the only mobile system available today. Named MiRTLE, the technology utilizes ultra… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Strathberry Luxury Bags, Light Adapting LCD Sunglasses & The Basics Notebook

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So what do you do when you have a successful luxury brand that makes high end accessories and you want capital to grow?  You could find an investor and give up some ownership, issue debt or do a rewards based crowdfunding campaign. Strathberry of Scotland… Read More

Indiegogo’s Anastasia Emmanuel Shares Details About Her Career in Technology (Video)

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Ready to open up about her career in a male-dominate industry, Indiegogo’s director of UK technology and design, Anastasia Emmanuel sat down with Marketing Magazine to weigh in on topics, including her presence in technology world and women’s workplace rights. During her interview, Emmanuel shared details… Read More

Warby Parker & Birchbox Alums Offer Smart Lightbulb & Speaker in Twist

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Everything is soon to be “smart”. The internet of things (IoT) will touch and change just about everything. Interconnected devices will soon be the norm, not the exception. But today a team of former Warby Parker and Birchbox operatives have launched a new smart lightbulb… Read More

Keyboardio’s Model 01 Secures Over $300,000 in Less Than a Week on Kickstarter

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Last week, California technology company, Keyboardio, took to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter with a mission to raise $120,000 for its new unique keyboard, the Model 01. The Model 01 consists of a hardwood body, mechanical switches and custom-sculpted keycaps. It’s described as “a keyboard for uncompromising… Read More

Saygus Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Delayed V-SQUARED; Suspicious Funding Appears

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Despite its recent unkept promises and a band of skeptical Android users, Utah-based Saygus has recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $1 million for its anticipated  mobile smartphone, V-SQUARED. For those who don’t know, the V-SQUARED (also referred as the V2) has been a “big deal” for almost a year due… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Holis Holigraphic Display, Technical Weatherproof Outerwear & An Activity Tracker for Under $30 – Trasense

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One of the risks of writing about crowdfunding campaigns is that I regularly read (and sometimes write) about products that I want.  The reality is I cannot (or should not) back every project that I covet. But I have do admit that I am starting… Read More