Tagged: chicago

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

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

Jay Chandrasekhar Talks “Super Troopers 2” Filming Progress & Chicago Beerfest 2016 Tournament

Ready to offer up an update to Indiegogo backers of the high anticipated Super Troopers 2, actor and director Jay Chandrasekhar, announced the movie’s filming progress. Chandrasekhar shared: “Happy Winter.  It’s Jay here, and I know what you’re thinking: Where’s the f**king movie?   “Don’t worry…. Read More

Gramovox Announces Floating Record Production & Shipping Update

Earlier this month, Chicago-based startup Gramovox offered up production and shipping details about its Kickstarter success project, Floating Record. Floating Record is described as a high-performance turntable that plays records vertically through built-in, dynamic, full-range stereo speakers (or through an RCA line out). Each Floating Record sits… Read More

Chicago Listed Among Top Crowdfunding Cities Worldwide

Its pizza may be world famous, but Chicago recently added a new attribute to its menu: one of the most active crowdfunding cities in the world, notes ChicagoInno. With 132 live projects as of Jan. 16, 2016, Chicago ranks behind only London, Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco,… Read More

Chicago’s CFX Markets Opens to the Public For Crowdfunding Investment

CFX Markets, a secondary market for crowdfunding assets, announced on Wednesday its online market is now open to the public. According to the company, the secondary market effectively acts as a stock exchange for crowdfunding investments, allowing investors to buy and sell shares from other participants… Read More

Indiegogo’s Kate Drane Named B2C Tech Winner of Chicago Inno’s 50 on Fire Awards

On Thursday, Streetwise Media’s digital city news property, Chicago Inno, announced the winners of this year’s 50 on Fire Awards. While sharing details about the Fire Awards, Streetwise Media President, Leslie Garbarino, stated:  “Chicago’s innovation economy continues to grow every year in large part due to… Read More

Chicago Care Coodination App Lotsa Helping Hands Teams Up With YouCaring to Provide Fundraising Resources & Organize Help for Families in Need

Lotsa Helping Hands, a provider of online volunteer and caregiving coordination for families in need, has teamed up with crowdfunding platform, YouCaring, to introduce “compassionate crowdfunding,” which empowers people to help others overcome hardships and enjoy happier, healthier lives. The Chicago-based care coordination app company… Read More

My Kind of Town, Chicago Is: PeerRealty Now Accepting Investments toward Ameritus Real Estate Fund

If, like Frank Sinatra, Chicago is your kind of town, PeerRealty has an investment opportunity for you.  PeerRealty investors may now invest in a fund that has already acquired over a half-dozen office properties in Chicago’s River North, West Loop and North Shore submarkets. Real estate crowdfunding platform PeerRealty… Read More

Origin Capital Opens New Commercial Real Estate Investment Platform

Origin Capital, a real estate investment management firm that manages more than $400 million in assets, has unveiled its online commercial real estate investment platform. With this announcement, Origin Capital is making its investment activities more accessible and efficient to investors by moving the entire process… Read More

Former President of the United States Bill Clinton Witnesses Gramovox’s Floating Record in Action

Building some more hype for its Kickstarter success, Floating Record, Chicago-based startup Gramovox announced that former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, had the opportunity to see the device in action. Floating Record is described as a high-performance turntable that plays records vertically through… Read More

Gramovox’s Kickstarter Success Floating Record Is Now “In Production”

With less than three months until its estimated shipping date (December 2015), Chicago-based Gramovox announced that its Kickstarter success, Floating Record, is now in production. The company revealed in its latest update: “Production is underway at Gramovox, and we’re excited to share the progress we’re… Read More

Marketplace Lending Platform Avant Continues Global Expansion with Canada Launch; Reaches 300,000 Customers

Avant, a fast-growing marketplace lending platform, announced on Thursday that it is expanding to Canada, the company’s newest international market. Headquartered in Chicago, Avant has empowered more than 300,000 consumers in the United States and United Kingdom. The recent launch of AvantCredit in Canada will bring… Read More

Chicago’s Startup Snooz Launches Kickstarter to Help Turn Any Bedroom Into a Sleep Haven

Earlier this week, Chicago-based startup SNOOZ took to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter with a mission to raise $100,000 for its self-titled “ultra-portable” sound conditioner. SNOOZ is described as an 2.5″ tall acoustic white noise machine that helps user fall asleep and stay asleep. According to the company, using a… Read More

Cinedigm Releases the Kickstarter Success & Award-Winning Film “A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY” Nationwide

Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) will release Kickstarter alum and award-winning film A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VELASQUEZ STORY on Friday, September 25th in the following cities: New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Washington D.C., Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Scottsdale/Phoenix, San Antonio, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Chicago, as well as on Digital… Read More

Peak Design’s “Everyday Messenger” Nears $1.7M on Kickstarter; Startup Offers Backers a Chance to Try the Bag

There is no stopping this bag! Late last month, creators of the Everyday Messenger, Peak Design, took to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise only $100,000. The accessory quickly hit the spotlight and secured its initial goal. Now, just a little over two weeks later, the… Read More

Baubax’s “Travel Jacket” Captures Over $4M Halfway Through Kickstarter Initiative; Becomes the Most Funded Clothing Project on the Platform

There’s no stopping these jackets! Last month, Chicago brand Baubax hit Kickstarter with a mission to raise only $100,000 for its Travel Jacket. Within only a few days, the project surpassed its initial goal and quickly reached over a million dollars. Now, half way through… Read More

Gramovox’s Floating Record Secures Over $1.5 Million During the Final Hours on Kickstarter

With less than 24 hours until its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter comes to an end, Gramovox’s vertical turnable Floating Record has successfully secured over $1.5 million thanks to 4,000 backers. The Floating Record is described as a high-performance turntable that plays records vertically through built-in, dynamic, full-range… Read More

Kickstarter’s Co-Founder Charles Adler Opens Center for Lost Arts in Chicago

Earlier this month, co-founder of Kickstarter Charles Adler opened his latest project, Center for Lost Arts, in Chicago. According to the Chicago Tribute, Adler unveiled the center, which is inside a former West Town meat wholesaler that was about to be torn down for less than $50,000. He… Read More

All-In-One Apparel: TRAVEL JACKET Gains Over $1M in Less Than Two Weeks on Kickstarter

Baubax, an apparel brand from Chicago, recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise only $20,000 for the TRAVEL JACKET. Within a week and a half, the project not only surpassed its initial goal, it has captured well over $1 million thanks to nearly… Read More

Gramovox Surpasses $1M For The Floating Record During Kickstarter Initiative; Breaks Chicago Crowdfunding Record

With nearly two weeks until its Kickstarter comes to an end, Floating Record, a Vertical Turntable that was created by Chicago-based Gramovox, has secured $1,040,000. This new number successfully breaks the city’s reward-based crowdfunding record, which was previous held by Central Standard Timing’s 2013 failed project “world’s thinnest watch.” Back… Read More

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