Tagged: home

Update: Cocoon Nears £2.3 Million During the Final Week on Crowdcube

With its Crowdcube initiative set to close this upcoming weekend, UK-based home security company Cocoon is nearing £2.3 million thanks to 925 investors. The company previously captured $252,538 from 860 backers in 2014 through reward-based crowdfunding portal, Indiegogo, for its one device home security system. Prior to the… Read More

Smart Home Hub “Sense” captures over $100,000 in 24 Hours on Kickstarter

Earlier this week, California startup Silk Labs launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for its new smart home hub, Sense. According to the company, Sense may detect the user’s presence, recognize their voice and gestures, learn their preferences and choreograph their connected device… Read More

Indiegogo Alum Korner Debuts Fundable Initiative to Expand Security Services

Last summer, Washington startup Korner hit Indiegogo to raise funds for its security system. During its funding run, the project raised over $420,000 from 3,100 backers. Now, just a year later, Korner is seeking more funds through equity crowdfunding platform, Fundable. Korner’s system is designed for apartments… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: IndieVice Turns Your iPhone into a Camera for a Pro, Curb Provides Realtime Insight into Home Energy Use & My Paint Saint

For this weeks Crowdfunding Mailbox we have a really cool project for videographers, a new way to monitor home energy and a practical DIY solution for touching up paint – at home. First up we have IndieVice, hardware that turns your smartphone or GoPro into… Read More

Oomi Smart Home Nears $1.7M During the Final Days on Indiegogo

With less than a week until its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo comes to an end, Fantem’s Oomi Smart Home has successfully raised over $1.6 millions thanks to 2,600 backers. As previously reported, Oomi offers users the ability to simply control and monitor their home’s lighting, ambiance,… 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

Kickstarter Funded SunJack Solar Charger Hits Home Depot’s Store Shelves

The Home Depot, a home improvement retailer, is now offering SunJack portable power products for sale on the store’s website. The Kickstarter-funded device is manufactured by GigaWatt Inc, a California solar company that distributes and installs solar components. The SunJack is described as a charger that can charge 8… Read More

P2P Lender Yeloha Receives $3.5 Million for US Launch

  Solar roofing can be difficult if you can’t install solar panels on your roof. But a new start-up, Yeloha Inc., allows consumers to be “solar sharers,” with or without a roof. The company recently launched its service with limited availability in Massachusetts this week,… Read More

SnapPower Kickstarter Campaign Captures More Than $350,000 in 24 Hours for New SnapPower Charger

SnapPower announced that just 24 hours after debuting the SnapPower Charger campaign on the crowdfunding giant Kickstarter, the project has raised more than $350,000 from more than 8,500 backers, 10 times the company’s goal of $35,000. The SnapPower Charger is a USB charger built into the… Read More

Lending Club Announces New Partnership with Home Improvement Marketplace HomeAdvisor

Lending Club (NYSE: LC), a marketplace connecting borrowers and investors, today announced the launch of a partnership with HomeAdvisor, an online home improvement marketplace where homeowners can connect with pre-screened local home repair and improvement professionals. Under this multi-year agreement, Lending Club will be the exclusive partner providing access to loans… Read More

Zen Thermostat Over $30,000 in First Few Days on Indiegogo

Setting out to make the next best thing in home appliances, the developers at Zen have launched a new Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign on Sunday (August 31st) for its self-titled thermostat. The device is considered the first smart thermostat that “doesn’t think it’s smarter than you.”… 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

Crowdfunding On Indiegogo: The First Decent Electric Coffee Maker?

Drip coffee makers usually make coffee that is either too bitter or too acidic, but they’re easy to clean. French presses and the Aeropress make great coffee, but they’re a pain to clean. Single-serving brewers… can you even call that coffee? Imagine my excitement to… Read More

On Kickstarter: A Question Block Lamp Straight Out Of A Video Game

For the vintage video game loves of the world, 8-Bit Lit has a Kickstarter project that is aimed directly at you. The company is currently accepting crowdfunding contributions for their Question Block Lamp, and it looks like it’s straight out of your favorite Mario Bros…. Read More

Interview: The iSmartAlarm Hopes to Revolutionize Home Security

Last week I sat down with Zac Sutton, the marketing manager for iSmartAlarm. We’ve covered their product recently in our “cool tech products crowdfunding now” post… For those of you tired of spending the monthly toll for a security system which is only used occasionally… Read More