Tagged: kickstarter

Kickstarter Milestone: More Than $10 Million Has Been Pledged Towards Journalism Projects

On Tuesday, Kickstarter announced more than $10 million has been pledged towards journalism projects on its funding portal. The crowdfunding platform revealed in a blog post: “Since Kickstarter launched eight years ago, writers, photographers, and podcasters have used it to forge their own paths in… Read More

Two Years Later: G-RO Set to Return to Kickstarter For Companion Bag Line

Just two years after securing more than $3.3 million on Kickstarter for its carry-on luggage set, LA-based startup G-RO announced it is returning to the reward-based crowdfunding giant’s platform for its new companion bag line. While sharing details about the crowdfunding return, the G-RO team… Read More

Research Indicates that Rewards Crowdfunding Campaigns Should NOT Claim to be Both Novel & Useful

Research has recently been published that includes an interesting perspective on the rewards or pre-sale crowdfunding space. The report cautions campaign creators on what they should, or should not claim, in launching a project. According to the research, Kickstarter campaign creators must take note: pre-sale… Read More

Avnet, Dragon Innovation, & Kickstarter Debuts Hardware Studio

Global technology distributor Avnet (NYSE: AVT) announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with Dragon Innovation and Kickstarter to launch Hardware Studio. This new program includes Toolkit, a community site where creators may participate in tutorials and live webinars with industry experts before launching their… Read More

Kickstarter Announces Fall 2017 Creators-in-Residence

On Monday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced the Fall 2017 Creators-in-Residence, a program that helps artists and creators to find the support and resources needed to turn their ideas into reality. “Earlier this year, we announced a trial run of a new Creators-in-Residence program. As part… Read More

Seedrs Success: Bonaverde Closes Campaign With More Than £1.3 Million in Funding

Earlier this week, German coffee start-up Bonaverde completed its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs. The company launched the campaign earlier this summer, seeking £750,000 and within the first month it surpassed its funding target and finished the round with more than £1.3 million. As previously reported, Bonaverde raised $681,461 from 2,254 backers on Kickstarter… Read More

Kon’nichiwa!: Kickstarter Is Now Open to Japanese Creators

Reward-based crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced on Tuesday it has officially opened to creators in Japan. The funding portal stated that artists, authors, filmmakers, musicians, designers, and creators of all types may now launch projects and find support from its backer community. “Japanese culture embodies a… Read More

Update: Cyanide & Happiness’ “Adventure Game” Scores $300,000 Funding Goal Just Days After Kickstarter Debut

Less than a week after launching its Kickstarter campaign for new video game Adventure Game, hilarious comic strip website, Cyanide & Happiness, scored its initial $300,000 funding target thanks to more than 8,500 backers. As previously reported, the Cyanide & Happiness team stated: “This is a first for… Read More

Cyanide & Happiness Returns To Kickstarter For Video Game Project “Adventure Game”

Less than a year and a half after securing $3,246,588 for its hit game Joking Hazard, hilarious comic content website, Cyanide & Happiness has returned to reward-based crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to raise $300,000 for its new video game project, Adventure Game.  While sharing details about the new game, the Cyanide… Read More

Asian Expansion: Kickstarter to Launch in Japan This September

Kickstarter announced this week that it will be launching in Japan next month Plans for the crowdfunding giant to make its Japanese debut were revealed earlier this year. According to The Verge, Japanese creators will be able to use the funding portal to attract backers… Read More

Kickstarter Teams Up With The Brooklyn Comedy Festival For Annual Film Fest

Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter recently announced that for the second year it is teaming up with The Brooklyn Comedy Festival to present the annual Brooklyn Comedy Film Festival. According to Kickstarter, this year’s festival has been expanded from short films only to a week-long program that… Read More

Remember Ravean? The Company is Now Equity Crowdfunding on SeedInvest

Ravean was a pretty popular pre-sale campaign on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. The company created fashionable clothing, most notably their heated down jackets. One of the Ravean campaigns raised $1.3 million back in 2015 and the company has continued to use rewards based platforms as a… Read More

Cyanide & Happiness Creators to Make Kickstarter Return For New Video Game (Video)

Less than a year and a half after securing $3,246,588 on Kickstarter for their hit card game, Joking Hazard, Cyanide & Happiness creators announced plans for their upcoming video game.  The news about the video game was announced through Cyanide & Happiness’ media outlets. It was revealed: The hilarious team at Cyanide… Read More

Kickstarter Gold Update: More Than Sixty Campaign Creators Returned to the Crowdfunding Platform Through the Special Initiative

Less than two months after announcing Kickstarter Gold, Kickstarter revealed that more than 60 of the most inventive creators in its history returned to the reward-based crowdfunding platform through the initiative. As previously reported, Kickstarter announced from June 20th through July 31st, artists, designers, musicians, and… Read More

Following $170 Million Venture Funding Success: Mattress Brand Casper Launches Kickstarter For New Humidity Fighting Duvet

San Francisco-based mattress company Casper has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $25,000 for its new humidity fighting duvet. The launch of the funding round comes just a couple of months after Casper raised $170 million in venture funding. According to the company, the… Read More

Overfunding: Beeline Secures £100,000 Through Latest Seedrs Round

UK-based smart navigation for bikes brand Beeline has successfully secured its initial £100,000 from nearly 250 investors through its latest equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs.   Beeline’s describes its products as beautifully designed, affordable pieces of connected navigation hardware for urban cyclists that notably makes it easier,… Read More

No Replacement Yet for Strickler, Equity Crowdfunding Still Not on the Roadmap For Kickstarter

Following Yancey Stickler’s announced that he was stepping down as Kickstarter CEO position, the crowdfunding platform has revealed to Crowdfund Insider that the search for its new CEO is currently in the works. As previously reported, Strickler revealed details about his upcoming departure: “Today I’m announcing… Read More

Smart Navigation for Bikes Brand Beeline Returns to Seedrs to Raise £100,000

UK-based smart navigation for bikes brand Beeline has launched its second Seedrs campaign to raise 100,000. This funding round was launched just one year after the company secured more than 500,000 through the equity crowdfunding platform. Prior to the first Seedrs campaign, the company captured £150,185… Read More

Kickstarter Announces Android App Messaging

On Friday, Kickstarter announced a new update for its Android app, messaging. The crowdfunding giant’s crew revealed that they designed the layout that is similar to the way Android users are used to seeing conversations from their phones. The Kickstarter team explained: “To read and respond… Read More

Yancey Strickler to Step Down As CEO of Kickstarter

Yancey Strickler, co-founder of crowdfunding giant Kickstarter, announced this week he is stepping down as the funding portal’s CEO. Stickler revealed in a blog post: “Today I’m announcing that we are beginning the search for Kickstarter’s next CEO. I’ve spent the last 12 years working… Read More