Tagged: technology

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Orison Home Battery, Battalion 1944 FPS & Radiomize Smart Steering Wheel Cover

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I happen to live in an area where power outages are all too frequent. Be it the wind, snow or a mischevious squirrel, losing power to the lights and computer is a regular occurrence.  I have considered on many occasions taking the plunge and purchasing a… Read More

Brief: Oculus’ Palmer Luckey Among Speakers at Vision VR/AR Summit 2016

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Vision VR/AR Summit 2016, an inaugural industry event that is geared towards furthering the knowledge base of anyone developing VR or AR content, announced on Thursday its lineup of keynote speakers. Set to take place next Wednesday and Thursday  in Hollywood, CA, the Vision VR/AR… Read More

Kickstarter Project “Wabash Lights” Set to Launch Tonight in Downtown Chicago

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Just a little over seven months after they secured nearly $60,000 on Kickstarter for their Wabash Lights project, Jack C. Newell and Seth Unger announced the lights are set to launch this evening in downtown Chicago. The duo hit the crowdfunding giant this past summer to bring… Read More

Jolla Pulls the Plug on Indiegogo Tablet Project

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    Bad news, Sailfish Tablet backers, Jolla has pulled the plug on its Indiegogo project. The Finland-based startup made the announcement last week that the device just wasn’t meant to be. Back in Fall 2014, Jolla launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise $380,000 for… Read More

Axol Bioscience Surpasses £600,000 on SyndicateRoom; Sought Funds For Expansion & Research

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Axol Bioscience, a UK-based startup that specializes in human cell culture, has captured £600,000 through its equity crowdfunding round on SyndicateRoom in just over four weeks. The company is raising funds to dramatically accelerate revenue growth and international expansion, as well as to support further product… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: YoCam Waterproof Camera, The Undress V2 Sport & Carloudy Heads Up Display

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Some day in the foreseeable future heads-up displays will be standard in even the most basic of cars. Unfortunately, we are not quite there yet. While our smartphones have zoomed forward with all sorts of cool apps and features, most vehicles have been in the… Read More

Italian Startup Horus Technology Secures $900,000 Investment From 5Lion Holdings Following Crowdfunding Initiative

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Horus Technology, an Italian startup that combines technologies taken from robotics, health tech and augmented reality to enhance the lives of the blind and visually impaired, announced on Wednesday it has received a $900,000 investment from 5Lion Holdings. The company declared: “Today begins a new… Read More

CEO of Indiegogo Alum Canary Confirms: First Year Sales Were ‘Bigger than Fitbit, GoPro, & Dropcam’s First Year Combined’

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Adam Sager, the CEO of home security company and Indiegogo success, Canary, recently revealed to Business Insider that the business has had a great year in terms of sales. While at CES last week, Sager, shared details about the past twelve months: “We’ve had an incredible year…. Read More

Kickstarter Announces Seven Tech Predictions For 2016

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Fresh off its appearance at the 2016 Consumer Electronic Show (CES), Kickstarter unveiled seven tech predictions for the next twelve months. The crowdfunding giant declared: “We’ve spent the week at CES in Las Vegas, talking with lots of folks about technology and where it’s all headed…. Read More

Harmonix Addresses “Amplitude” Code Issues

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Earlier this week, Harmonix launched its Kickstarter success Amplitude in both North America and Europe. While most backers were excited about the release of the highly anticipated game, others grew frustrated over code issues. Just a few days after Amplitude’s debut, Harmonix updated backers about… Read More

Little Riot’s Joanna Montgomery on Kickstarter Tech Woes: No One Ever Talks About Their Bad Experiences

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Following the success of Little Riot’s Pillow Talk Kickstarter campaign, consumer technology start-up’s Joanna Montgomery sat down with the Telegraph, to discuss her experience with the crowdfunding giant’s platform. The Pillow Talk reportedly enables two people to experience each other’s presence. It sends the sound of the user’s real-time heartbeat… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: An Apple Watch Band with Battery Power, Onagofly Drone & Everykey is Back

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About a year ago, Everykey launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.  A little bit slow out of the gate, the project eventually topped its $100,000 goal with the support of  almost 1700 backers. The concept was pretty simple. In a digital world where everything requires a… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Zafirro Sapphire Razor, The Right Cup Tricks Your Brain & PINE A64 Super Computer

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The PINE A64 is a 64-bit single board super-computer that will set you back just $15. The team that put this together includes Daniel Kottke who was Apple employee number 12. That is some serious tech DNA. Robert Scoble from Rackspace shared his thoughts on… Read More

TuringSense Teams Up With Hall of Fame Coach Nick Bollettieri to Launch Indiegogo Campaign For Tennis Wearable “PIVOT”

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After successfully securing $3 million during its latest seed funding round, wearable startup, TuringSense, and its partner, Hall of Fame coach Nick Bollettieri, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for its device, PIVOT. Sharing details about PIVOT, TuringSense stated: “Tennis, throughout its centuries-old history, hasn’t fully… Read More

Indiegogo Success “Oomi” Creator Fanthem Named CES 2016 Innovation Award Honoree

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Fantem Technologies announces that it is a CES 2016 Innovation Award Honoree for Oomi, its smart home ecosystem. The Oomi, which debuted on Indiegogo earlier this year, is a complete smart home system that offers a wireless home security system, manages comfort and ambiance, and… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Skriware Simplified 3D Printing, Bolo Rolling Knife & Mokacam Super Small 4K Camera

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After two years of designing and building, the Skriware 3D printer is ready to go.  And so what? There are tons of 3D printers on the market today. Head on over to Amazon and search and hundreds of printers show up. 3D printing is nearly… Read More

Fundrise Makes Investment History By Opening World’s First eREIT

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Just one day after announcing plans to open its next investment opportunity, Fundrise debuted what’s dubbed as the world’s first eREIT. The crowdfunding platform shared: “Commercial real estate has historically been one of the best performing investment assets. Investors whose portfolios have up to 20% allocated to… Read More

Wiivv Closes $3.5M Seed Round & Preps For Kickstarter Debut

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Wiivv Wearables Inc.,  a bionics company that creates custom, 3D printed gear, announced this week the closing of $3.5M in seed round funding. Wiivv has developed a scalable, enterprise level Adaptive Manufacturing System that features the world’s fastest product customization engine designed to produce custom… Read More

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