Tagged: technology

Brief: New Android Smartphone Pepsi P1 Debuts on Chinese Crowdfunding Platform JD.com

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Just one month after information about PepsiCo China’s smartphone, Pepsi P1, was reportedly leaked to the public, the popular beverage brand announced that it is not only working with a licensing partner to develop a line of mobile phones and accessories, but it has also… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Affordable Smart Lights, a Minimalist iPhone Case & Get FIT with Me Mover

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Having just purchased a Philipps Hue Hub and starter kit, and getting ready to purchase more bulbs, I was interested to read about QUBE, “Worlds Most Affordable Wi-Fi Smart Bulb”. Ok, I love the concept of Hue. But I do not love the price. While… Read More

Kickstarter Alum “Sprite” Compact Drone Named Proto Labs’ Cool Idea! Award Winner

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Earlier this week, the developers of the Sprite, a small, durable drone that offers an alternative to larger, generally more fragile quadcopter drones, was presented with the latest Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award, a service grant given to innovative companies. The Sprite Drone, developed by… Read More

Seedrs Alum POD Point Launches £1.5M Equity/Bond Dual Campaign on Crowdcube

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POD Point, a UK-based tech company that produces electric vehicle charging solutions, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign/bond through Crowdcube to raise £1.5 million. The initiative(s) comes nearly a year since the company’s debut on Seedrs. POD Point has designed and manufactured electric vehicle (EV) charge… Read More

Indiegogo Releases 7 Insights from 29,000 Tech Campaigns (Infographic)


On Thursday, Indiegogo unveiled its latest infographic, Technology Crowdfunding Stats: 7 Insights from 29,000 Campaigns The global crowdfunding platform stated: “Though crowdfunding can be used to raise money for nearly any type of idea or project, one of the most popular uses is to fund the… Read More

Bragi Receives Huge $22 Million Investment as Dash Prepares to Ship


Bragi, creators of the in-ear, smart Bluetooth earphones, has received a sizeable $22 million investment from a group of American, European and Asian investors.  Bragi did not identify the investors by name. The Kickstarter success story ran a crowdfunding campaign back in early 2014.  The… Read More

Modular Smartwatch Blocks Scores Over $1.1M During Kickstarter Campaign

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With three weeks left until its Kickstarter initiative closes, London-based Blocks Wearables has successfully secured over $1.1 million for its self-titled smartwatch thanks to nearly 3,800 backers. As previously reported, Blocks has created the “world’s first modular smartwatch” by making the segments of the watch band… Read More

Founder of Shark Tank Alum Scrub Daddy Hits Kickstarter For Wearable Device “ION BELT”

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Aaron Krause, the founder of Shark Tank alum Scrub Daddy, has teamed up with creator of the Nifty MiniDrive, Piers Ridyard, to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for a new device that will ensure that no one will ever have to worry about “saggy pants” ever… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: GI FlyBike – an Electric Bike that Folds, Hudway Heads Up Display & Monkey Keyless Entry

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The technology available to create electric bikes that are compact in design and provide sufficient power for a good ride has become ubiquitous.  Folding bikes have been around for a really long time.  Gi FlyBike is perhaps the first product to combine the two and… Read More

Jide Announces Shipping Details For Kickstarter Alum “Remix Mini”

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  Offering up an update to backers of its recent Kickstarter project, Remix Mini, Jide Tech announced shipping details for the already popular Android PC. The Beijing-based startup described Remix Mini as a simple to use computer that connects to any screen, keyboard and mouse, allowing users to use… Read More

Science Education Company Empiribox Returns to Crowdcube Seeking More Expansion Funds

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Empiribox, a UK-based educational company, has launched its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise 125,000 to continue expansion. The company noted that it not only provides the proper tools to teaching science, but also aims to equip 7-11-year-olds, particularly girls, with an understanding… Read More

AMPY Begins Shipping of Wearable Motion Charger “AMPY+” to Kickstarter Backers; Launches Mobile App & Closes $875,000 Seed Round


AMPY, the company that invented AMPY MOVE, a new wearable motion-charger that turns movement into power for smartphones, today announced that shipping is underway for its wearable charging device to Kickstarter campaign backers. Additionally, AMPY is debuting AMPY+, the company’s new mobile app that forecasts… Read More

Digital Parenting Router “Torch” Quickly Gains Nearly $20,000 Just Hours After Kickstarter Launch

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Seeking to make the Internet safer for children, Tennessee startup Torch has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $150,000 for its self-titled digital parenting router. Explaining the importance of Internet safety, the Torch team stated: “If you are raising children today, you know… Read More

Cloud Lending Solutions Launches New Platform Dedicated to Multi-Country Lending

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Cloud Lending Solutions, a global cloud infrastructure company, announced on Tuesday the launch of CL Multi-Country Extension, a lending technology platform to support global operations. With CL Multi-Country Extension, marketplace lenders can manage all operations from a single system, including bank integrations, funds movement and… Read More

Suspended: Skarp Laser Razor Campaign Shut Down by Kickstarter After Raising $4 Million

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The Skarp Laser Razor received the ban hammer from Kickstarter earlier today.  As shared in the comments from an earlier article, apparently the Skarp campaign was banned as Kickstarter deemed the project as in violation of its terms of operation.  As covered previously, Skarp did… Read More

Disrupted: Laser Razor Nears $4 Million in Crowdfunding

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The shaving / razor industry is pretty huge in the United States.  The shaving segment, according to Statista,  tops $3.6 billion annually including razors, cream etc.  Companies such as Bic, Schick and Gillette, have based a business off the demand for a product that is used… Read More

The UK Faces A Once-In-A-Century Chance To Be A Technology Leader, Writes Financial Times Correspondent


Aided by factors such as a record high number of registered businesses in the UK–5.2 million; a national interest in entrepreneurship; and SMEs accounting for just over 60 percent of private sector employment, according to the Department for Business, the UK has the chance to increase its… Read More

Following Indiegogo Success, CURB Energy Raises $1.25 Million in Seed Funding

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Curb “power your life smarter” raised $117,321 this past August on Indiegogo.  Curb has since shifted to InDemand and remains available on the Indiegogo platform. Curb has now parlayed this funding to close on a seed round provided by “angels, strategic partners and Capital Factory”… Read More

Bragi Dash Expects to Ship to All Backers by End of October

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The Bragi Dash crowdfunding campaign raised a solid $3.39 million on a $260,000 goal. The in-ear wireless, smart headphones generated the support of almost 16,000 individuals. The Bragi Dash stands as the 21st most funded campaign of all time on Kickstarter.  If you measure against… Read More

Underwater Drone: California Startup OpenROV Returns to Kickstarter to Raise Funds

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Earlier this week, San Francisco tech startup OpenROV launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $50,000 for its new underwater drone, Trident.  The project is pretty much killing it having quickly topped $450,000 with the support of 685 backers. The funding effort has 42… Read More