Tagged: technology

Powervault Returns to Crowdcube: Scores Nearly £650,000 in Less than a Week

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Earlier this week, UK-based Powervault launched a Crowdcube campaign to raise £750,000 for its already award-winning home energy storage product. This initiative comes nearly two years after the company secured £150,000 on the equity crowdfunding portal. Powervault’s product reportedly reduces electricity bills and helps customers during black-outs. According to the… Read More

Next Step: XY Find It Tracking Tag Raises Capital via Equity Crowdfunding

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XY Findables (formerly known just as XY Find It) ran a successful rewards-based crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter back in 2014. On a goal of $45,000 over 4000 supporters purchased the Bluetooth tracker tag. Now the company wants to scale and they are heading online once… Read More

Brief: Regions Bank Forms Agreement Avant to Offer New Loan Application Process

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Last week, Regions Bank announced it has formed a partnership with marketplace lender Avant to offer its customers with a new loan application process. According to the bank, the agreement will combine its already established banking and online presence with Avant’s tech platform to provide a fast, convenient digital… Read More

Elevation Dock’s Creator Looks Back on Kickstarter Experience: “I Have, Like, PTSD From That Whole Experience”

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Back in December 2011, Casey Hopkins launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for his new creation, the Elevation Dock for iPhones. The Elevation Dock is described as a simple to use, quick undocking device that works with or without a case. Each… Read More

Brief: Crowdcube #FundedClub Member ioLight to Present Hi-Resolution Microscope at Cambridge’s e-Luminate Festival

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Crowdcube alum and #FundedClub member ioLight will be presenting its hi-resolution microscope on Saturday at the e-Luminate Festival. ioLight took to Crowdcube in September for the microscope and surpassed its initial £150,000 and achieved£242,180 from goal thanks to nearly 250 investors. The device is considered to… Read More

Kickstarter Success HUDWAY Hits Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2016 in the Automotive Sector

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Last week, Fast Company announced its 2016 Top Innovative Companies in the Automotive Sector. Among those listed was Kickstarter alum, HUDWAY.  In November 2015, the company raised $622,725 on Kickstarter to launch manufacturing of its self-titled glass with the help of over 9000 backers. Sharing details about… Read More

Brief: Pebble Founder Eric Migicovsky Named One of San Francisco Business Times’ 40 Under 40 2016 Class Members (Video)

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Earlier this week, San Francisco Business Times announced its 40 under 40 class of 2016 list. This list honors those who are considered rising business stars in the Bay Area. This marks the fifth year that the publication has recognized the amazing young talent drawn to the… Read More

Crowdcube #FundedClub Member PrimoToys Launches Kickstarter For Coding Toy; Overfunds in Less Than 24 Hours

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On Tuesday, new Crowdcube #FundedClub member PrimoToys turned to reward-based crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for its new coding toy, Cubetto. Cubetto is a toy for both boys and girls and is powered by what is described as a “tangible” programming language. Children help… Read More

San Diego’s OSSIC Scores Over $1 Million For 3D Audio Headphones Less Than 2 Weeks on Kickstarter

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Last month, San Diego-based OSSIC Corporation launched a Kickstarter initiative to raise $100,000 for its self-titled 3D audio headphones. Within 2.5 hours, the project exceeded its initial goal and 12 days after its debut secured over $1 million. The OSSIC X supposedly calibrates to the individual… Read More

Seedmatch’s World Champ Protonet Debuts Upgrades For Carla Private Cloud Servers

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On Tuesday, Protonet, a provider of project management and collaboration solutions, announced it has upgraded its popular Carla Private Cloud Servers. Protonet was founded 2012 by Ali Jelveh andChristopher Blum and in .2014, the company was awarded the Crowdfunding World Champion by Seedmatch, with an investment of three… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Success Canary Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer

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Home security startup and Indiegogo success Canary recently announced that it has appointed Bob Stohrer as its new chief marketing officer. Stohrer reportedly joins Canary with more than 20 years of executive leadership experience for high-profile consumer brands across categories that included wireless and consumer… Read More

Canary’s CEO to CNBC: “The User’s Experience is First & Foremost What Our Company is About” (Video)

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Earlier this week, Canary CEO Adam Sager sat down with CNBC to discuss the company’s home products, the importance of customer satisfaction and how it competes with other companies in the “Internet of Things” (IoT).  Last month, Sager revealed that Canary’s first-year sales were bigger than… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: CARV Wearable Ski Coach, Nurugo Smartphone Microscope & Flo Non-Contact Thermometer

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Carv is a wearable device that is designed to become your digital ski coach that was inspired by Olympic technology. Full disclosure: I am a dedicated snowboarder but at one point, back in the day, I was a skier. As time went on I realized… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Orison Home Battery, Battalion 1944 FPS & Radiomize Smart Steering Wheel Cover

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I happen to live in an area where power outages are all too frequent. Be it the wind, snow or a mischevious squirrel, losing power to the lights and computer is a regular occurrence.  I have considered on many occasions taking the plunge and purchasing a… Read More

Brief: Oculus’ Palmer Luckey Among Speakers at Vision VR/AR Summit 2016

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Vision VR/AR Summit 2016, an inaugural industry event that is geared towards furthering the knowledge base of anyone developing VR or AR content, announced on Thursday its lineup of keynote speakers. Set to take place next Wednesday and Thursday  in Hollywood, CA, the Vision VR/AR… Read More

Kickstarter Project “Wabash Lights” Set to Launch Tonight in Downtown Chicago

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Just a little over seven months after they secured nearly $60,000 on Kickstarter for their Wabash Lights project, Jack C. Newell and Seth Unger announced the lights are set to launch this evening in downtown Chicago. The duo hit the crowdfunding giant this past summer to bring… Read More

Jolla Pulls the Plug on Indiegogo Tablet Project

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    Bad news, Sailfish Tablet backers, Jolla has pulled the plug on its Indiegogo project. The Finland-based startup made the announcement last week that the device just wasn’t meant to be. Back in Fall 2014, Jolla launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise $380,000 for… Read More

Axol Bioscience Surpasses £600,000 on SyndicateRoom; Sought Funds For Expansion & Research

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Axol Bioscience, a UK-based startup that specializes in human cell culture, has captured £600,000 through its equity crowdfunding round on SyndicateRoom in just over four weeks. The company is raising funds to dramatically accelerate revenue growth and international expansion, as well as to support further product… Read More