Tagged: technology

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 that is now at a respectable 2nd place sandwiched in… Read More

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

Olio with Steel Band

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 smartwatch that puts design and materials at a premium –… 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, Nick Bilogorskiy. With the new capital, Petcube looks to expand… 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, desktops, smart TVs, and now smartwatches. That’s a lot to… Read More

JustPark Breaks Crowdfunding Records on Crowdcube, Hits £3.7 Million

JustPark 3.7 million

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. Approximately 1/3 of investors were users of the product. The… Read More

Lima: Great Expectations and Extensive Delays

Lima Hardware Timeline

Lima, a crowdfunding project that promised to create your own virtual cloud based storage system – using your own hardware, successfully raised over $1.2 million crowdfunding on Kickstarter back in 2013. The funding goal was set at $69,000 – an amount that was topped in just 12 hours.  In the end over 12,000 backers signed up –… Read More

Funny: Pebble’s Reaction to Apple Watch Media Event

Pebble Time Steel

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. At first, the Pebble team offered off compliments for Apple’s… 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, we now have a new device to help us learn… Read More

Sony Uses Indiegogo As Test Ground for New Products

Sony wants to Change

Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE), a global conglomerate with its headquarters based in Tokyo, is a company valued at over $30 billion with hundreds of subsidiaries and thousands of product lines. Best known for its electronic products, Sony has not been known for innovation since it cooked up the Walkman that took over the universe of portable only… Read More

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

Pebble Time Steel

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

Pebble Time 3

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

Bragi Dash CES 2015

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

Julio Pekarovic

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

Keymouse CES 2015

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

Thomas and Sascha Kraftwerk

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