Tagged: technology

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Crankcase for Smartphones, Go Sockless with Soul Socks & Friday Smart Lock

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While it is usually the big name crowdfunding campaign that capture headlines we do like to acknowledge some of the smaller projects that are looking for market approval or funding. Many of these are small businesses, or perhaps will become a small businesses if they generate… Read More

Silicon Valley’s Wearality Corporation Unveils Advanced Virtual Reality Headset on Kickstarter

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On Monday, Silicon Valley startup, Wearality Corporation, announced the launch of its Kickstarter campaign for its first product, the Wearality Sky Virtual Reality (VR) headset. The Wearality Sky is compatible with all 5” and 6” smartphones and offers the best user experience with the highest level of portability and… Read More

Virtual Reality System Impression Pi Nears $160,000 on Kickstarter; Announces Stretch Goal & Referral Program

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Team Impression Pi, a San Juan tech startup, took to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter last month to raise $75,000 for its virtual and augmented reality headset, Impression Pi. Within the past few weeks, the project has surpassed its initial goal and is currently nearing $160,000. Now… Read More

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… 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… 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,… 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,… 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…. 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…. 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,… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… Read More