Tagged: iot

Notion Home Monitoring System Closes $2 Million Funding Round Following Kickstarter Success

Notion, a home monitoring system that is benefitting from the boom in the Internet of Things (IoT) development, has closed a $2 million funding round.  Notion successfully raised over $280,000 on Kickstarter in the summer of 2014 and then transitioned into a pretail campaign.  The… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Abode Home Security, Trinity Headphones & BevPod Slim Cooler

Rewards based crowdfunding campaigns can be a stepping stone to an equity funding round.  Product validation of consumer interest is a great pitching tool when asking VCs, Angels or crowd investors to help fund your vision.  This is especially true in consumer tech as the line… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Crankcase for Smartphones, Go Sockless with Soul Socks & Friday Smart Lock

While it is usually the big name crowdfunding campaign that capture headlines we do like to acknowledge some of the smaller projects that are looking for market approval or funding. Many of these are small businesses, or perhaps will become a small businesses if they generate… Read More

IoT Sandal Launches Equity Campaign on SyndicateRoom: Investors May Tap ISA

Currently listed on the ISDX, a London investment exchange, Sandal is comprised of PowerConnections, an established cash generative division, and Energenie, which is at the centre of the rapidly expanding Internet of Things market. Founded in 1996, Sandal designs, develops and manufactures consumer electronics products, seeing £3m of turnover… Read More

SparkLabs & MousQ Angels-Backed NTHING Launches Kickstarter For Internet-Connected Planter

nthing, a promising South Korean IoT startup backed by SparkLabs and MousQ Angels, announced today the launch of its Kickstarter campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to fund the production of its new product, Planty. Planty is an internet-connected planter that simplifies the urban gardening experience through a… Read More

Did the Apple Watch Help Power Pebble Smartwatch Growth? (Video)

Did the forthcoming launch of the Apple Watch boost Pebble and its most recent, record breaking, crowdfunding campaign for the Pebble Time? Well that is a good questions. The wearable tech industry is so new that having a high profile company like Apple jump into… Read More

Pebble Time: $20,338,986 in Crowdfunding, A Kickstarter Record

The crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for Pebble’s new smartwatch has officially closed.  Pebble Time now stands as the most funded campaign ever on Kickstarter.  Pebble raised a total of $20,338,986 from 78,471 backers.  Pebble easily topped the previous record holder, Coolest Cooler, a   product… Read More

Pebble Time Nears $20 Million in Crowdfunding During Final Days of Campaign on Kickstarter

The most successful Kickstarter campaign ever, Pebble Time, is nearing its close scheduled for March 27th. The pre-emptive strike against the forthcoming Apple Watch has not only proven the intense interest in wearable Pebble smartwatch tech, but in many respects has validated predictions of strong demand… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: LyfeLens Dash Cam, Coolbox Smart Toolbox & Viper for IoT

LyfeLens is a 360º dash cam for your car.  Now some people may be a bit concerned about documenting their driving habits but for others having a dash cam that works when you are driving your car, and when you are not, could be a pretty… Read More

Sony Uses Indiegogo As Test Ground for New Products

Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE), a global conglomerate with its headquarters based in Tokyo, is a company valued at over $30 billion with hundreds of subsidiaries and thousands of product lines. Best known for its electronic products, Sony has not been known for innovation since it cooked up… Read More

Pebble Announces Pebble Time Steel, New “Smartstraps”, As it Nears Kickstarter Crowdfunding Record

Pebble Set to Challenge Forthcoming Apple Watch with New Design, 10 Day Battery Life & “Smartstraps” Pebble, the leader in the smartwatch space, launched a second round of crowdfunding on Kickstarter at the end of last month.  The project rocketed immediately, easily topping its half… Read More

Pebble SmartWatch: Crowdfunding Again Tops $3 Million Immediately

The Pebble Smartwatch has hit the pages of Kickstarter once again.  This time seeking a funding round of $500,000. But don’t blink. The crowdfunding campaign raised that amount and then some almost immediately.  At this very moment, Pebble has raised well over $3.4 million, from… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Luna Smartbed, Tempi Measures Your Environment & SCORE Film Music Documentary

The three crowdfunding campaigns of this week’s Crowdfunding Mailbox are: Luna, a mattress cover that turns your bed into a “smartbed”; Tempi measures your humidity and temperature anywhere; and SCORE a film documentary on film scores (of course). At this time of year some days… Read More

Crowdfunding Alum Pebble Watch Tops 1 Million Smartwatches Sold

Pebble Watch, a poster child for the potential of crowdfunding to take a cool concept and turn into a consumer reality, has surpassed 1 million watches sold having topped 400k last year. This report comes on the eve of Apple’s most important product launch in… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Hive Smart Home, Campanion for GoPro & Safeti GPS Tracker

Found in this weeks Crowdfunding Mailbox are Campanion, the perfect partner for your GoPro camera, Hive simple smart home automation and Safeti, a GPS locator device (with no contract fees!). The Internet of Things is fast approaching ubiquity. We are only at the beginning of… Read More

Bragi Dash Has Successful Trip to CES, Pushes Back Shipping One More Time

Bragi Dash, one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns from 2014, has once again pushed back their shipping date for their wireless smart headphones.  The young German company announced the delay in an post to crowdfunding backers.  The update came after sharing a highly successful trip… Read More

Ringly Ran Successful Pretail Campaign, Now Raises $5.1 Million

Wearable tech startup Ringly has collected a $5.1 million Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz.  The company ran a successful pretail funding campaign last summer easily topping their $60,000 goal.  The campaign was described at the time as the “most successful pre-sales campaign… Read More

Ivee Gains Traction on Crowdfunder: AI, IoT, Speech Recognition Home Automation Quickly Exceeds 33% Goal

Technology that listens!  Life with ivee agrees with enthusiastic Crowdfunder investors and kickstarter backers: the AI, IoT, Speech Recognition Home Automation Control Platform campaign has raised over $165K since opening on 1 December. After viewing the campaign video and hearing ivee pleasantly rattle off the temp, traffic,… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: EveryKey Manages Passwords, Roccamore Shoes & Roost Smart Battery

Last week things got pretty heavy on the regulatory side of investment crowdfunding so it is kind of nice to get back to talking about some cool and creative projects. Most of the crowdfunding campaigns we cover at Crowdfund Insider are about small companies or startups… Read More

Pozible Partners with Shanghai-Nanxiang Government, IDG Capital on Crowdfunding Match Program

Australia based Crowdfunding Platform Pozible Partners with China Government Office  to Connect Entrepreneurs with Capital, Manufacturing Support, Chinese Entity Setup and More. Pozible, an international crowdfunding platform based in Australia, has partnered with IDG Capital Partners and the Shanghai-Nanxiang government to award matching funds and other… Read More

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