Tagged: technology

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

Anastasia Emmanuel

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

Twist Cool Bulbs

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

Saygus Pledges Anonymous

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

LH Labs Returns to Indiegogo For ltra High Resolution DAC & Headphone Amplifier; Secures $220,000 in 25 Days

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Last month, Indiegogo-success LH Labs returned to the global crowdfunding platform to raise $28,880 for its new, mitra high resolution DAC and headphone amplifier, Geek Out V2. Within only 25 days, the project surpassed its initial goal and has since gained over $224,000 thanks to… Read More

The Tech That Powers Alternative Finance

FinTech and Money

  Trends in the Use of Technology in Alternative Finance Calendar makers divide the general world’s timeline into “Common Era” and “before the Common Era”. For financial technology, the timeline should be divided into “Before PayPal” and the sea change which has happened since. When… Read More

Tile Gets $3 Million from Khosla Ventures. Tops 2 Million Finder Devices Sold

Tile on Keys

Crowdfunding success Tile has received a capital infusion from Khosla Ventures in the amount of $3 million. The “Series A extension” comes at a time when the young company reports it has shipped over 2 million devices as it closes in on its 2nd anniversary…. Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Be a DJ with Mixfader & Travel with GOBAG Vacuum Packed or Space Case Smart Suitcase

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With summer finally here, many people start to think about vacations and a travel.  So today we have two different travel related crowdfunding campaigns – each providing a different spin on how your carry your clothes & gear while  you are away from home.  We… Read More

Denied Twice on Kickstarter, Blu Smartphone Attempts to Raise $1 Million on Indiegogo

Blu Wearable Smartphone

Perhaps the 3rd time is a charm. Blu Smartphone, a wearable, flexible phone concept out of Perth, Australia, launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise $600,000 AUD this past February. The idea of combining a watch and smartphone is not unique.  The design remains quite… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: The Agua Camera Case, Polar Ice Tray & Ecoisme Monitors Home Energy Use

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Not every innovative startup will end up achieving Unicorn status – but that is ok.  Launching a business is really tough but crowdfunding is making it easier by allowing small firms to prove a product or concept quickly. By failing faster or succeeding quicker, founders can… Read More

Update: $9 Computer “C.H.I.P.” Nears $2M During the Final Week on Kickstarter; Addresses Backers’ Questions

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With only seven days until its crowdfunding campaign comes to an end, Next Thing Co.’s nine dollar computer CHIP has successfully raised over $1.8 million on Kickstarter thanks to nearly 35,000 backers. As previously reported, C.H.I.P is a tiny and easy to use computer that can… Read More

Kickstarter-Success Pebble Time Is Ready For Backer Shipping

Pebble Time Steel

Get excited, Pebble Time backers: Your high tech smartwatch is on the way! California startup Pebble announced on this week that the Kickstarter-success watches are now ready to be shipped. As previously reported, Pebble Time hit the crowdfunding giant’s platform earlier this year and surpassed its… Read More

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

Notion

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