Tagged: technology

Pebble Announces Pebble Time Steel, New “Smartstraps”, As it Nears Kickstarter Crowdfunding Record

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Pebble Set to Challenge Forthcoming Apple Watch with New Design, 10 Day Battery Life & “Smartstraps” Pebble, the leader in the smartwatch space, launched a second round of crowdfunding on Kickstarter at the end of last month.  The project rocketed immediately, easily topping its half a million dollar “goal” and now stands at over $12… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Spark Electric Bike, UAMP Amplifier for Your Smartphone & Noocity Growbed Urban Garden

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There has been a lot of coverage regarding electric bikes the past couple weeks with the launch, and associated controversy, of the Sondors (né Storm) ebike. Sondors has successfully fended off their critics and remains one of the most funded Indiegogo campaigns ever. But now we have another ebike crowdfunding campaign and this one is tackling the sector… Read More

Record Number of Investors Back JustPark on Crowdcube as Campaign Goes Into Overfunding

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JustPark has broken a funding record on Crowdcube. The App company has captured over 2400 investors attracting 3x more backers than any other offer in Crowdcube’s history. JustPark, a company that already lists BMW and Index Ventures as early investors, had sought a funding round in the amount of £1 million but easily passed that… Read More

Pebble SmartWatch: Crowdfunding Again Tops $3 Million Immediately

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The Pebble Smartwatch has hit the pages of Kickstarter once again.  This time seeking a funding round of $500,000. But don’t blink. The crowdfunding campaign raised that amount and then some almost immediately.  At this very moment, Pebble has raised well over $3.4 million, from more than 17,000 backers, for a product (and a company) that… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Luna Smartbed, Tempi Measures Your Environment & SCORE Film Music Documentary

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The three crowdfunding campaigns of this week’s Crowdfunding Mailbox are: Luna, a mattress cover that turns your bed into a “smartbed”; Tempi measures your humidity and temperature anywhere; and SCORE a film documentary on film scores (of course). At this time of year some days it is tough to get out of bed. With temperatures… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Hive Smart Home, Campanion for GoPro & Safeti GPS Tracker

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Found in this weeks Crowdfunding Mailbox are Campanion, the perfect partner for your GoPro camera, Hive simple smart home automation and Safeti, a GPS locator device (with no contract fees!). The Internet of Things is fast approaching ubiquity. We are only at the beginning of this new era when everything will be interconnected and predictive… Read More

Bragi Dash Has Successful Trip to CES, Pushes Back Shipping One More Time

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Bragi Dash, one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns from 2014, has once again pushed back their shipping date for their wireless smart headphones.  The young German company announced the delay in an post to crowdfunding backers.  The update came after sharing a highly successful trip to International CES where they demoed a working prototype of… Read More

Former Google & Quantcast Executive Joins Indiegogo-Success Canary as Chief Operating Officer

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On Tuesday (January 20th), New York-based tech startup, Canary, announced former Google and Quantcast executive, Julio Pekarovic, as the new Chief Operating Officer at Canary. Julio brings over twenty years experience in leading finance organizations and business operations in hyper-growth technology companies. At Canary, he’ll be responsible for directing and overseeing all internal operations including… Read More

ZZ, Inc. Unveils New Product KeyMouse on Kickstarter Following Appearance at CES 2015

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ZZ, Inc., a developer of industry-leading technology solutions, has launched crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its new device KeyMouse, which combines a keyboard and mouse in a more efficient and ergonomic design. The company made an appearance at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 to excited the crowds with the product. The innovative new hybrid… Read More

Kraftwerk, a Fuel Cell-Powered Charger That Fits in Your Pocket, Tops $.5M Goal in Less Than a Week

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Given the speed at which Kraftwerk charges USB-enabled devices—within three seconds—perhaps it’s no surprise that Kraftwerk, the world’s smallest power generator, had more than 4,500 backers worldwide, collecting some $600,000, within days of launching its Kickstarter campaign. It was also chosen as a Kickstarter Staff Pick. The pocketsize charger uses fuel cell technology to directly… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: iDerma AntiAging System, Havok Watch & Spin Remote

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For this weeks Crowdfunding Mailbox we have iDerma Anti-Aging System, Havok minimal watches and Spin; a super stylish remote control device. I am always, always, skeptical about products that promise miraculous health improvements using technology that seems improbable or simply do not understand.  My skepticism becomes even more profound when I read about devices that… Read More

Zano Reaches £2 Million During the Final Hours on Kickstarter; Announces Changes to Original Specification

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With less than two days until its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter comes to an end, nearly 11,000 backers have raised £2,000,000 for  the autonomous, intelligent and swarming nano drone, Zano. As previously reported by Crowdfund Insider, Zano is a product envisioned by the British company Torquing Group. They have developed a range of intelligent nano Unmanned Aerial… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Zettaly Avy Smart Speaker, iPhone Case for Audiophiles & KaVii Adhesive Gel Pad

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We are still recovering from a festive last week of the year. but the team at Crowdfund Insider is looking forward to an awesome 2015.  The year always starts with a bang as CES consistently delivers many crowdfunded tech products both already funded and those preparing to do raise backing from the crowd.  For this week’s… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: il Cudega Lombardy Cuisine, Flow a Magical Controller & Analyze How You Run with Stridalyzer

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Happy Holidays from Crowdfund Insider. We wish all of our readers the very best during the Holiday Season and a spectacular New Year. For this edition of Crowdfunding Mailbox we have three very different campaigns. First an Italian restaurant opening in London, next a cool tool that can control all of your connected devices and finally… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Sonim XP7 Super Smartphone, Premium Sweats by New Basics & Egloo Candle Powered Heater

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Happy Holidays to everyone from Crowdfund Insider. We are in the final days of 2014 and I can sense things are starting to slow down as people gather to celebrate family and friends, reflect upon the months past and plan the future of the coming year. We Crowdfund Insider we continue to recognize that crowdfunding… Read More

Zano Zooms! Now Over $1.3 Million Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

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I have come to the conclusion we will all soon own our own personal drones.  No longer the realm of futuristic films, smart drones (or somewhat smart drones) are now a reality.  Attending WakeStock this past summer I was impressed to see the aerial acrobatics all captured up close with a remotely controlled camera in… Read More

Sensory Perspective Extends Round on Crowdcube, Sees EU Directive Aiding Investment

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Sensory Perspective, a young company that develops and manufactures devices that detect and protect individuals from electromagnetic radiation (EMR) – a concern for some in a world populated by growing number of devices, such as mobile phones, that generate EMR.  Sensory Perspective states that exposure to EMR has become a health risk. The equity crowdfunding… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Sunn Brings the Sun Indoors, Tzao Monitors Your Environment & Nanoplug is the Smallest Hearing Aid Ever

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This weeks Crowdfunding Mailbox is coming to you from Paris after attending the very successful European crowdfunding convention.  My only regret is I am unable to spend a few more days to spend some more time speaking with some the innovative entrepreneurs who are driving the disruption of finance across Europe.  La prochaine fois peut-etre…. Read More

Smart Earplug Hush Continues to Rock Kickstarter; Scores Over $475,000

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Hush, currently seeking funds though crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, has been dubbed the world’s first set of connected earplugs that wirelessly connects to a smartphone, to help people live and sleep when it’s noisy. Hush combines noise-masking earplugs with an app to isolate users from distractions that may be keeping them from sleeping, while still letting… Read More

Detroit Startup Hemingwrite Launches Kickstarter Campaign For A Distraction Free Digital Typewriter; Raises Nearly $113,000 First Day

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This morning (December 10th), Detroit-based startup Hemingwrite debuted its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $250,000 for its self-titled distraction free digital typewriter. According to its description, the distraction-free writing tool combines the simplicity of a typewriter with cloud documents, e-paper display, and full-sized mechanical keyboard. Features of the Hemingwrite include: Instant On: The typewriter is… Read More