Tagged: kickstarter

TLC Manager Confirms Kickstarter-Funded Album is Tentatively Scheduled For June 2017 Release

Bill Diggins, the manager of TLC, announced on Monday an update about the all-girl group’s Kickstarter-funded album, which is tentatively scheduled to be released at the end of June 2017. TLC hit the crowdfunding platform in 2015 to raise $150,000 for their fifth and final album. The group, which originally… Read More

Kickstarter Alum IAMRUNBOX Successfully Secures €100,000 Funding Target on FundedByMe

IAMRUNBOX, an active lifestyle brand that has created light backpack and carriers for active commuters, has successfully secured its initial €100,000 through its crowdfunding campaign on FundedByMe. The company raised SEK 260,079 during its Kickstarter initiative last fall.  The company, which launched its first product online in January 2015,… Read More

Bigly: Naked Donald Trump Troll Doll Scores Over $300,000 on Kickstarter

Wisconsin-based artist Chuck Williams has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to bring his already famous Donald Trump-inspired naked troll doll to the market. Originally seeking $38,000, the initiative has secured well over $300,000 from nearly 8,100 backers. While sharing details about the project, Williams,… Read More

What Went Wrong: Creator of Micro 3D Printer Provides Perspective on Tiko 3D Failure

“Tiko 3D: Another crowdfunding fail, as backers money goes down the drain.” Tiko 3D is the second most-funded 3D printer on Kickstarter ever —the first being M3D who launched the Micro consumer 3D printer back in 2014.  M3D raised $3.4 million on Kickstarter from over 11,800… Read More

And the Oscar Goes To…: Kickstarter Announces Funded Projects Nominated for the 2017 Award Show

With the 89th Academy Awards set to take place this Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter announced the projects that were nominated for this year’s big award event. The funding portal stated: “Since 2011, at least one Kickstarter-funded film has… Read More

The Rise & Fall of Tiko 3D Printer. Creator Puts Company “on Standby”

Kickstarter Campaign for 3D Printer Collapses After Raising Nearly $3 Million This is a cautionary tale of rewards-based crowdfunding. As we reported earlier this week, Tiko 3D printer has been in limbo for some time. Most backers (16,538) had not received their printers and many… Read More

“Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire” Hurdles Over $4 Million During the Final Hours on Fig

With less than twelve hours until its Fig campaign comes to an end, Obsidian Entertainment’s Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire has successfully surpassed $4 million thanks to nearly 31,200 backers. The initiative surfaced on the crowdfunding platform for video games last month and quickly secured its initial $1.1 million within… Read More

Kickstarter Announces: “Our First 100 Days in Mexico”

Less than four months after launching in Mexico, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter took a look back at the country’s campaign successes so far. Kickstarter reported that during the first 100 days, more than 500 independent artists, photographers, filmmakers, designers, developers, musicians, etc. have launched projects and… Read More

Kickstarter-Funded “Mystery Science Theater 3000” Reboot Receives Netflix Premiere Date

Joel Hodgson, the creator of the sci-fi cult TV series, Mystery Science Theater 3000, announced on Wednesday that the show’s reboot finally received its Netflix premiere date, which is April 14th. This news comes less than two years after the show secured $5,764,229 from 48,270 backers through its… Read More

Overfunding: Turtleneck Surpasses 255,000Kr Funding Target in a Matter of Days on Invesdor

Less than a week after launching its crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor, Scandinavian fashion-tech accessory brand Turtleneck has surpassed its initial 255,000kr funding target. As previously reported, Turtleneck stated it offers innovative, practical, and functional products, which includes chargers for phones, wire organizers, and anti-lose equipment for… Read More

Scandinavian Fashion-Tech Brand Turtleneck Seeks 255,000kr on Invesdor

Turtleneck, a Scandinavian fashion-tech accessory brand, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor. The company is seeking 255,000kr for its anti-cranky phone accessories.  The company stated it offers innovative, practical, and functional products, which includes chargers for phones, wire organizers, and anti-lose equipment for… Read More

Over Promise & Under Deliver. Will Tiko 3D Printer Become the Next Zano – Like Kickstarter Failure?

There was a brief period in crowdfunding history where 3D Printers were quite the rage. Thousands of backers pumped millions of dollars into all sorts of iterations of the now ubiquitous 3D printers. Of course today the sector is intensely competitive. Just hop on over… Read More

ZTE Pulls the Plug on Hawkeye Phone Kickstarter Intiative

Last week, tech brand ZTE announced it was canceling its Project CSX (also known as Hawkeye) Kickstarter campaign after the project failed to attract more attention. The company was seeking $500,000 through the crowdfunding platform and only ended up securing $35,000 in a month and… Read More

Famous Cartoon Artist Lisa Frank Teams Up With Glamour Dolls to Launch Kickstarter Campaign For Makeup Collaboration

Glamour Dolls Makeup, a New Jersey-based cruelty-free and vegan cosmetic company, has teamed up with famous cartoon artist Lisa Frank to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The duo is currently seeking funds for their new makeup collaboration. Glamour Dolls revealed it is looking to… Read More

Comic Book Company Dark Horse Announces Partnership With Kickstarter-Funded “Mystery Science Theater 3000”

Comic book company, Dark Horse, announced this week it formed a partnership with Kickstarter success and popular SciFi series, Mystery Science Theater 3000. As previously reported, Hodgson launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter in 2015 with a mission to raise as much funds as he could to reboot Mystery Science… Read More

Kickstarter Announces: Enjoy the Best of Kickstarter Live on Homepage & iPhone/iPad App

On Thursday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced its users may now enjoy its live video and real-time community engagement feature, Kickstarter Live, on both its homepage and iPhone/iPad apps. As previously reported, Kickstarter Live has been used for various projects, including broadcast cooking shows, live product demos, singing… Read More

“Shark Tank” Alum Fizzics Launches Indiegogo Equity Round For Universal Beer Dispenser Expansion

Just a few months after securing $1,086,819 from 7,117 backers through Kickstarter and less than two years after securing $261,808 from 2,078 backers on Indiegogo, Shark Tank alum, Fizzics, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo’s new platform.  As previously reported, Fizzics takes science and puts it… Read More

Bangarang!: “Hook” Star Dante Basco Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Rufio Prequel

Dante Basco, the actor who played Lost Boy Rufio in the 1992 Steven Spielberg film Hook, has launched a Kickstarter campaign seeking $30,000 for the Rufio prequel, Bangarang.  The film’s synopsis reads: “This is the story about Rufio, before the mohawk, before Neverland, before he was… Read More

“Apocalypse Now” Project Set to Move Funding Efforts to Its Own Site During Kickstarter Campaigning

With nearly one week until the Apocalypse Now Kickstarter was set to close, Francis Ford Coppola and his team announced plans to move funding efforts to their own website. Last month, Coppola and his team launched Kickstarter seeking $900,000 for the game, which will be developed by creators,… Read More