Tagged: family

Indiegogo Alum TrackR Teams Up With Geozilla For Family Radar Feature & Announces New Form Factors

Earlier this week, Indiegogo success TrackR announced it formed a partnership with family safety assistant app, GeoZilla for a family radar feature. The companies revealed consumers simply connect its products to GeoZilla and add family items such as car keys, pets, remotes, and backpacks on its family… Read More

Bristol Palin’s Ex-Fiancé Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Raise $10,000 For Legal Bills

Ready to move on from the family drama between him and his ex-fiancé, Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston has launched a GoFundMe to raise $10,000 so that he may pay his legal bills, which were accumulated during the custody battles over their son, Tripp Easton Mitchell… Read More

Indiegogo Success Jibo Family Robot Announces Delays

Bad news, Jibo backers. On Friday, the creators of the Indiegogo funded project announced that the family robot will not be delivering on time. The family robot is supposed to help bring technology to life with personal and emotive engagement. Unlike the home gadgets and… Read More

Buddy The Family Robot Raises Over $500,000 After Extending Indiegogo Campaign; Creator Announces New Upgrades

Back in July, Blue Frog Robotics, the creators of the family companion robot BUDDY, took to crowdfunding platform Indiegogo with a mission to raise $100,000. The project quickly gained popularity and surpassed its goal in a matter of a few days. When its initial closing… Read More

Update: Family Companion Robot “Buddy” Nears $400,000 During the Final Days on Indiegogo; Announces Tour Dates and Air Freshener Stretch Goal

With less than 48 hours until its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo comes to an end, Blue Frog Robotics‘ family companion robot, Buddy, has successfully secured close to $388,000 thanks to over 625 backers. Buddy is a social robot that connects, protects, and interacts with each member… Read More

French Startup Blue Frog Robotics Hits Indiegogo Campaign to Raise $100,000 for New Family Companion Robot “Buddy”

Blue Frog Robotics, a French tech startup based out of Paris, launched a crowdfunding campaign on  Indiegogo this week with a mission to raise $100,000 for its new family companion robot, Buddy. Much like the recently Indiegogo-success family robot, Jibo, Buddy is a social robot that connects, protects,… Read More

Caregiver Mortgage Helps Relatives Crowdfund Home Equity Lines of Credit

A new type of mortgage launched by National Family Mortgage, a Massachusetts-based marketplace for peer-to-peer loans, is offering a homeowner’s own family, rather than a bank, the chance to receive tax-free cash borrowed against a home equity line of credit (HELOC), according to a recent story in the Washington Post…. Read More

Supporters Hit GoFundMe to Raise Nearly $500,000 For Greek Orthodox Priest’s Family Following A Deadly Crash

Greek Orthodox theologian succumbs to injuries in Connecticut car crash. Fr. Matthew Baker died on Route 2 in Norwich after he lost control of his van in the snow. He is survived by six children and his stay-at-home wife who is now in the winter… Read More

Family Robot Jibo Extends Its Indiegogo Crowfunding Campaign; Nears $1.8M

Originally set to close last weekend, the team for Dr. Cynthia Breazeal’s family robot, Jibo, has extended its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, and has reached $1,747,432 from 4,084 backers. The project originally set out to raise only $100,000, but quickly hit the spotlight after reaching $400,000 during the first… Read More

Jibo Hits $1.4M During the Final Days on Indiegogo

Just 9 days before the closing of its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, Dr. Cynthia Breazeal’s Jibo has reached $1,485,938 from over 3,000 backers. The device is considered the world’s first ever family robot and has continued to gain attention from news outlets all over the world…. Read More

Fidelity Investments Launches New 529 Online Gifting Service to Help Families’ College Saving Accounts

As the cost of college continues to rise, families are looking to a variety of strategies to help them save. Twenty-right percent of parents saving for college report that they plan to ask friends and family to consider contributing to their child’s college savings fund… Read More

Reynolds High School Alum Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Shooter’s Funeral And Family

On June 10th, 15-year-old Jared Pagett walked into Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon with an AR-15 rifle. He killed freshmen Emilio Hoffman, injured a physical education teacher and engaged a responding officer in a gunfight before retreating inside a bathroom, where he turned the gun… Read More

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