Tagged: technology

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

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