Tagged: technology

Notion Home Monitoring System Closes $2 Million Funding Round Following Kickstarter Success

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Notion, a home monitoring system that is benefitting from the boom in the Internet of Things (IoT) development, has closed a $2 million funding round.  Notion successfully raised over $280,000 on Kickstarter in the summer of 2014 and then transitioned into a pretail campaign.  The… Read More

California Startup Fove Secures Over $325,000 on Kickstarter to Bring Eye Tracking to Virtual Reality

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Setting out to be the next big thing for virtual reality industry, California startup FOVE hit Kickstarter with a mission to raise $250,000 with its new self-titled device. Within only two days, FOVE’s initiative surpassed the initial goal and has since secured over $325,000 from nearly… Read More

UPDATED – Tech Fight: inCharge Bolt vs. ChargeDoubler Both Claim “First” in Crowdfunding Battle

Boxing Gloves Fight Box

We all want to be able to charge our smartphones faster so when I saw the crowdfunding campaign for ChargeDoubler I thought this was a pretty cool campaign. The “original accelerator” claims up to 2X charging speeds for your iPhone or Android phone by allowing a… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Gekkopod for iPhone, Wireless Productivity Sign & Archer Brighton Cool Lunch Bags

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Rewards based crowdfunding is perfect for small companies looking to launch a new product or validate a concept. We are seeing a growing number of SMEs become bigger companies fueled in part by platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.  Recently Indiegogo stated that over $300 million in… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: BuddyGuard Home Security, Brease Personal Cloud Storage & Mellow Electric Skateboard

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A few weeks back Kickstarter announced German crowdfunding campaigns.  The campaigns just started going live this past week and so we are happy to be featuring two projects from German creators. I travel quite a bit so I am constantly swapping between desktop, laptop and… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: GoSun Grill Cooks with the Sun, PENXO Minimal Pencil & Bricwave Express Charging

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With warm weather finally here (for much of the US) it is time to start polishing up the grill to enjoy outdoor cooking. Gas or charcoal is the option most of us use today, but GoSun is now providing a 3rd option – powered by… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Cove Recharging Center, ZuperDac for you iPhone & VSSL Flask Light

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Griffin is a pretty established company.  You have probably purchased one of their products at some point in the past, probably an iPhone case (I have had a few of them) or something else related to tech.  They really do not need to run a… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Crankcase for Smartphones, Go Sockless with Soul Socks & Friday Smart Lock

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While it is usually the big name crowdfunding campaign that capture headlines we do like to acknowledge some of the smaller projects that are looking for market approval or funding. Many of these are small businesses, or perhaps will become a small businesses if they generate… Read More

Silicon Valley’s Wearality Corporation Unveils Advanced Virtual Reality Headset on Kickstarter

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On Monday, Silicon Valley startup, Wearality Corporation, announced the launch of its Kickstarter campaign for its first product, the Wearality Sky Virtual Reality (VR) headset. The Wearality Sky is compatible with all 5” and 6” smartphones and offers the best user experience with the highest level of portability and… Read More

Virtual Reality System Impression Pi Nears $160,000 on Kickstarter; Announces Stretch Goal & Referral Program

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Team Impression Pi, a San Juan tech startup, took to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter last month to raise $75,000 for its virtual and augmented reality headset, Impression Pi. Within the past few weeks, the project has surpassed its initial goal and is currently nearing $160,000. Now… Read More

Pebble Time: $20,338,986 in Crowdfunding, A Kickstarter Record

Pebble Time Crowned

The crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for Pebble’s new smartwatch has officially closed.  Pebble Time now stands as the most funded campaign ever on Kickstarter.  Pebble raised a total of $20,338,986 from 78,471 backers.  Pebble easily topped the previous record holder, Coolest Cooler, a   product… Read More

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

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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

Kickstarter Alum Petcube Raises $1.1M Seed Funding to Expand Worldwide Sales Distribution for Interactive Pet Camera

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Petcube, the company that keeps people connected with their pets, announced today that it has closed $1.1M seed funding co-led by AVentures Capital and Almaz Capital with participation from SOSVentures, Mint.com co-founder and CTO David Michaels and a security expert, former Chief Malware Researcher at Facebook,… Read More

Technology Set Neptune Suite Secures Over $800,000 Just Hours Following Indiegogo Campaign Launch

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Neptune, a Canadian consumer electronics innovator, unveiled Neptune Suite on Indiegogo, featuring a system of devices that allows the user to be the center of your computing life. CEO of Neptune, Simon Tian stated: “We all have a wide variety of devices today: smartphones, tablets, laptops,… Read More

JustPark Breaks Crowdfunding Records on Crowdcube, Hits £3.7 Million

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Parking innovator JustPark has closed its highly successful equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube having raised £3.7 million from 2916 investors purchasing 15.61% equity in the firm in 34 days.  According to Crowdcube, investors came from around the world including Hong Kong, Costa Rica and Monaco…. Read More

Funny: Pebble’s Reaction to Apple Watch Media Event

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Pebble gave Twitter followers a good laugh during Apple’s media event on this past Monday as Apple revealed additional details on their forthcoming smartwatch. The Kickstarter-success (and continues to be) took a humorous approach regarding Apple’s typically big media circus as they schmoozed the media and Apple fans…. Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: OphoKeys Music Keyboard, Piper Minecraft Toolbox & FlexCharger

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Learn. Play. Repeat. If you could upload to your cerebral cortex the ability to play any instrument you wanted –  everyone would do it. Unfortunately that is not the case. While some of us are “gifted”, others have “ability”, and most people just struggle along,… Read More