Tagged: design

The Key to Monzo’s Digital Banking Success

Traditional banking is facing tough times ahead. It’s easy to see why. The UK has lost 40% of its banks and building societies since 1989, considering usage of online banking has more doubled since 2007. After all, who wants to queue for an hour to see… Read More

Measuring Up! Polygons Flat 4-in-1 Spoon Goes Viral on Kickstarter

In less than two weeks, Polygons, the origami-inspired flat 4-in-1 spoon, is performing beyond measure on its Kickstarter campaign, having already surpassed $500K stretch goal.  At this writing the flat spoon has raised over $542,000 from over 19,432 backers… the stats increase with each click… quite a… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Heads Across the Pond for the 2016 London Design Festival

On Wednesday, crowdfunding portal Kickstarter announced it was heading across the Atlantic for this year’s London Design Festival, which will be held on September 17th-25th. The citywide celebration features a range of designers who have brought their projects to Kickstarter. The funding platform declared: “Whether… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Redesigns Its Campaign Creating Experience

This week, crowdfunding portal Indiegogo announced it is updating its campaign creating experience. The redesign offers creators a chance to reveal who they are, what they are creating and why they are raising money in a cleaner, more organized way. The funding platform shared: “Every day, we talk to… Read More

Jewelry Retailer Rare Pink Launches Second Seedrs Campaign; Quickly Secures Nearly £157,000

Rare Pink, an online retailer of custom designed diamond jewelry and engagement rings that are traded from London and Hong Kong, has launched a second equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company, which secured over £120,000 during its first campaign, is seeking funds to continue its jewelry… Read More

UK Marketplace Clippings.com Seeks £500,000 on Crowdcube to Redesign the Design Industry

Clippings.com, a UK-based marketplace for furniture, lighting and homeware, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £500,000 to change the way consumers see the design industry. The company, which was officially launched in 2013 by Despark’s Adel Zakout, has reportedly grown 21% month-on-month… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Strathberry Luxury Bags, Light Adapting LCD Sunglasses & The Basics Notebook

So what do you do when you have a successful luxury brand that makes high end accessories and you want capital to grow?  You could find an investor and give up some ownership, issue debt or do a rewards based crowdfunding campaign. Strathberry of Scotland… Read More

Update: FOVE’s Kickstarter to Bring Eye Tracking to Virtual Reality Scores Nearly $500,000; Unveils New Design

During the final hours of its Kickstarter campaign, California startup FOVE successfully secured over $480,000 for its new self-titled virtual reality device. Last month, the company took to the crowdfunding platform to raise $250,000 and it eventually became super popular. The description of FOVE reads,… Read More

Dragons’ Den Kelly Hoppen Shuts Down Crowdcube Initiative After Failing to Raise £1.1M For Her Home Decor Website

Last month, Dragons’ Den judge, Kelly Hoppen, and her board, took to equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to raise £1.1 million for her self-titled online affordable luxury homewares business, Kelly Hoppen London. From launch in January 2014 to February 2015, the Kelly Hoppen London attracted circa 1 million… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Gekkopod for iPhone, Wireless Productivity Sign & Archer Brighton Cool Lunch Bags

Rewards based crowdfunding is perfect for small companies looking to launch a new product or validate a concept. We are seeing a growing number of SMEs become bigger companies fueled in part by platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.  Recently Indiegogo stated that over $300 million in… Read More

Homeware Company Kelly Hoppen London Seeks £1.1M on Crowdcube to Build Brand Awareness & Drive Sales Growth

The Board of Kelly Hoppen London launched a £1.1 million equity crowdfunding campaign through Crowdcube. Investors are being offered the opportunity to invest in the online affordable luxury homewares retail business that focuses on products conceived by Kelly Hoppen MBE, an award-winning English interior designer, author and businesswoman. Kelly… Read More

India’s WorldArtCommunity Receives $200,000 From Angel Investors to Grow Online Art & Craft Marketplace

With the interest in Indian e-commerce and online marketplaces continues to grow, peer-to-peer commerce spaces are creating opportunities for both investors and start-ups alike. In line with the emerging trends, Gurgaon-based online marketplace for arts, crafts and design WorldArtCommunity has raised a round of angel investment… Read More

Sniffr: New Singapore Crowdfunding Platform For Designers Is Soft Launched

Whether you have an eye–or a nose–for good design, Sniffr, a new crowdfunding platform for Singapore designers, has just soft-launched, according to Channel NewsAsia. Founded by Otto Solutions, the platform offers aspiring designers a launch pad to share and showcase their designs, as well as solicit funding… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Blossom Smart Watering, Ruche Shelving, Lambert “Small Wonder” Audio & Das Kuhling Mobile Keg System

Four crowdfunding campaigns for this week’s Mailbox.  We have Blossom, a smart watering controller, Das Kuhling mobile keg system, Lambert Company Audio system and Ruche shelving unit. First let’s talk about Ruche.  This is a crowdfunding project by Ruthy Shafrir, an industrial engineer based in… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: LovePop 3D Holiday Cards, Zumby Fights Dog Breath & ClickStick Smart Deodorant Applicator

Three really innovative and creative crowdfunding campaigns for this weeks crowdfunding mailbox.  Two from Kickstarter and one favorite from Indiegogo.  Please keep them coming.  Just email us at [email protected] First up we have one for the fast nearing holiday season.  LovePop is a 3D card… Read More

Famous Fashion Designer Elizabeth Emanuel Seeks £750,000 Through Crowdcube For New Brand

The mastermind behind the famous 1981 Princess Diana wedding dress has made her way to Crowdcube! Elizabeth Emanuel, who has also made gorgeous dresses for other celebrities, including Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Collins, hit the equity crowdfunding platform on Sunday (October 12th) to raise £750,000 for her new… Read More

NYCTA Graphics Manual Closes Over $800,000, Most Funded Graphic Design Project on Kickstarter

The NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual closed yesterday on Kickstarter having raised an amazing $802,812 as design junkies flocked to support a somewhat unlikely crowdfunding home-run.  Over 6700 backers joined Pentagram designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth  to fund a reissued book dedicated to Massimo Vignelli, Bob Noorda, and… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: tabtag, TurtleCell & Unseen Africa

After a busy week hearing all about the future of wearable tech at Glazed, I am all geeked up about the  huge power of crowdfunding and how the hardware space is being transformed by the crowd.  Definitely a forthcoming article on this revolutionary shift that… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: CleverPet “Dog Game Console”, Gi Bike & Slimbs Jeans

Sorting through the mail from the past week I stumbled across several crowdfunding campaigns that were cancelled.  Why?  Well – some of them really sucked.  Let’s be honest please, not all crowdfunding campaigns are great.  But there are many more that simply have not taken… Read More

New Site That Uses Crowdfunding to Build Unique Architectural Projects

Make Architecture Happen, a crowdfunding platform exclusively for architects and designers, has launched. The site is presently featuring 15 innovative projects ranging from a walkable boardwalk made from over 200 pieces of laser-cut recycled lumber to a community center that will provide jobs in a… Read More

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