Tagged: technology

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

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Somabar Automated Cocktails, Pip GPS Tracker for Pets & Muck Horror Film

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For this week’s edition of Crowdfunding Mailbox we have Somabar – an automated bartending service, Pip – a GPS tracking collar for your pet and a film in the horror genre – Muck. As soon as I saw Somabar the first thing I thought was “its about time”.  Yes late at night as I sit… Read More

Hands Up United Launches GoFundMe Campaign For New Ferguson Youth Tech Program

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New Ferguson-based organization, Hands Up United, hit GoFundMe last week to raise funds for a new program called Ferguson First Youth Tech Program, which is aiming to help the city’s youth with technological projects. According to the campaign’s description, Hands Up United is a youth led movement that started in Ferguson after the shooting of Mike Brown… Read More

COIN is Now Shipping Beta Cards to Early Backers

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  COIN, a digital currency card that wowed the masses with a hugely popular pretail crowdfunding campaign that was partnered with a super cool pitch video, is now shipping beta cards to early backers.  In a tweet from the COIN twitter account the company verified cards are in the mail:   @reynoldsgroup The beta cards… Read More

After Successful Campaign on Indiegogo, Gymwatch is Available for Purchase

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Gymwatch, based in Darmstadt, Germany, has announced public availability of their fitness tracking device – a product that was successfully crowdfunded on Indiegogo earlier this year. The device raised over $160,000 on an $85,000 goal.  The campaign launched in March of 2014 with an estimated shipping date of July 2014.  This date was pushed back… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: EveryKey Manages Passwords, Roccamore Shoes & Roost Smart Battery

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Last week things got pretty heavy on the regulatory side of investment crowdfunding so it is kind of nice to get back to talking about some cool and creative projects. Most of the crowdfunding campaigns we cover at Crowdfund Insider are about small companies or startups that are looking to raise some early capital or validate… Read More

DreamQii’s PlexiDrone Scores Over $620,000 During the Final Hours on Indiegogo

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With less than 36 hours until its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo comes to an end, Toronto-based startup, DreamQii and its new drone, PlexiDrone, continues to remain in the spotlight, raising $621,030 from 1,912 backers. The PlexiDrone is a small, sophisticated, easy-to-use and is operated by a smartphone or tablet. It allows users to capture breathtaking aerial photography with… Read More

Bragi Dash Receives CES Best Innovation Award 2015

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Bragi has received a rather nice award from the Consumer Electronics Association. The German team was in New York City this week for a CES event and they were acknowledged with the “Best Innovation Award 2015″ for their wireless, smart, in ear headphones the Dash. The Bragi Dash stands as the 12th most funded crowdfunding… Read More

Former Kickstarter Project anonabox Makes Its Way to Indiegogo; Promises New Tor Hardware Router Features

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Just when everyone was getting over anonabox’s crowdfunding campaign controversy on Kickstarter, the plug-in tor hardware router has unveiled new campaign on the global platform’s competitor, Indiegogo. As previously reported, Kickstarter shut down anonabox’s campaign after backers began to called foul on the project through Internet community, Reddit, when its creator, August Germar, claimed that his team had built a “custom” board and… Read More

Indiegogo Invites Tintag to Its Forever Funding Program

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Tintag, the first wireless rechargeable item tracking device, was invited by crowdfunding giant, Indiegogo, to continue its funding campaign on the platform by being a part of the “Forever Funding” program. The startup ran a successful two-month crowdfunding campaign, which surpassed its initial goal of $50,000 in less than a month. When it finally came a close… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Mantry Craft Cocktails, Archt Wireless Audio & Fugu Luggage

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I have been known to consume a cocktail or two in my day. I must admit that a touch of bourbon is frequent sentry when I am working late at night.  So when I saw the crowdfunding page for Mantry “Craft Cocktails” I was more than intrigued. Artisan food is all the rage. Mantry has… Read More

Axent Wear’s Cat Ears Nears $2.5M on Indiegogo; Announces Extension on Campaign & Pricing

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During the final hours of its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, Axent Wear’s very popular Cat Ears has continuing to remain in the spotlight and has scored $2,469,071 thanks to 15,291 backers. Now, the projects’ creators have announced exciting news about the famous campaign and headphones’ retail pricing. As previously reported, the California startup, which was created by Berkley alums… Read More

Scotland Police Investigate Delayed Kickstarter Project

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One of the most challenging aspects of rewards based crowdfunding are the all too frequent delays in product deliver.  There is a blurry line where backers, frustrated by extended delays and potentially lost funds, assume fraud versus a struggling young company attempting to hit unrealistic goals. vrAse, an Edinburgh, Scotland based startup, ventured into the… Read More

UK’s Lumejet Launches Equity Campaign on CrowdBnk to Raise £2M For Expansion

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Coventry-based printing technology company, LumeJet, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdbnk to raise £2 million to continue expansion of its growing brand. According to its campaign, LumeJet has developed and brought to market a new  concept in light-based, inkless digital printing, which, experts such as Professor Frank Romano and the London School of Photography, has… Read More

Pozible Partners with Shanghai-Nanxiang Government, IDG Capital on Crowdfunding Match Program

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Australia based Crowdfunding Platform Pozible Partners with China Government Office  to Connect Entrepreneurs with Capital, Manufacturing Support, Chinese Entity Setup and More. Pozible, an international crowdfunding platform based in Australia, has partnered with IDG Capital Partners and the Shanghai-Nanxiang government to award matching funds and other support to the entrepreneurs behind the seven strongest Internet of… Read More

Update: Mass Fidelity’s The Core Hits $1M During Final Days On Indiegogo

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With less than two days until its Indiegogo campaign comes to an end, Mass Fidelity’s The Core has scored  over $1 million dollars, thanks to its 3,155 backers. The Toronto-based startup announced it was extending its campaign earlier this month and continuing to be a huge success on the global crowdfunding platform. As previously reported on… Read More