Tagged: kickstarter

Uh Oh!: “Star Citizen” Developers Slapped with Lawsuit By Crytek For Breach of Contract

Big trouble for a crowdfunding success. Star Citizen, a highly anticipated video game that has surpassed more than $170 million in funding, is facing some legal issues. Cloud Imperium Games (CIG) and Roberts Space Industries (RSI), the creators of the game, have been slapped with a lawsuit by… Read More

Not Everyone Is Doing It: Kickstarter Is A 100% Firm No For ICOs

Following Indiegogo’s announcement that it, along with partner Microventures, listed their first ICO coming for a “Fan-Controlled Football League” (FCFL), that global crowdfunding platform’s competitor Kickstarter has officially announced it will not be doing any ICOs. As previously reported, the rapid rise of tokenized securities… Read More

Kickstarter Teams Up With Food-X to Issue a Joint Request For Innovations

On Wednesday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced it is teaming up with global food innovation accelerator Food-X to issue a join Request for Innovations. The funding portal revealed that it and the accelerator are calling upon independent creators who are attempting to improve food systems, working… Read More

Former Gawker Employees Launch Kickstarter to Purchase Website

Just a little over a year after Nick Denton’s Gawker ceased all operations, a group of former employees of the popular website has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $500,000 in order to purchase Gawker through auction. Gawker shut down after Hulk Hogan sued the website… Read More

First Kickstarter Official Employee Cassie Marketos Returns to the Crowdfunding Giant’s Team; Appointed Vice President of Community Strategy

On Tuesday, Kickstarter announced its first official employee, Cassie Marketos, has returned to its crowdfunding team and is now its Vice President of Community Strategy. According to the funding portal, in the newly created role, Marketos will focus on the development of Drip, a tool for artists and creators… Read More

Two Years Ago, Strathberry of Scotland was Raising Money on Kickstarter. Today, it is an Instant Hit as Prince Harry’s Fiancee is Filmed with Handbag

Two years ago, Strathberry of Scotland was a Scottish startup looking to create an iconic UK brand in the luxury handbag space. The company leveraged the Kickstarter pre-sale platform to boost exposure for the small company raising £122,000 on a £25,000 goal. The Edinburgh based… Read More

Kickstarter Success & Techstars Alum Fathom Launches Reg CF Campaign on Netcapital

Fathom Drones, a Michigan-based drone startup, has launched a Reg CF campaign on Nextcapital, seeking funds as it prepares to expand. Founded in 2014, Fathom’s team has technical backgrounds range from mechanical, to electrical, to software engineering. They also have entrepreneurial experience through the Yale Entrepreneurial… Read More

Kickstarter Relaunches Community For Artist & Creators Drip

Less than two years after Kickstarter announced it has acquired Drip, the crowdfunding giant announced it has relaunched the artist community platform. As previously reported, Drip was described as a curated platform that gives creators and communities a place to interact through a sustained subscription. The… Read More

Kickstarter Appoints First-Ever Chief Product & Chief Culture Officers

On Tuesday, Kickstarter announced it has appointed Sarah Hromack as its first-ever Chief Culture Officer, and Jamie Wilkinson as its first-ever Chief Product Officer. The reward-based crowdfunding giant revealed that Hromack joined its team six weeks ago while Wilkinson joined two weeks ago. The platform also… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Kano Secures $28 Million During Series B Funding Round & Launches New Computer Kits to Over 4,500 North American Retailers

On Wednesday, DIY computer company and Kickstarter success Kano announced it secured $28 million during its Series B funding round, which was led by the Thames Trust and Breyer Capital, with participation from Index Ventures, the Stanford Engineering Venture Fund, LocalGlobe, Marc Benioff, John Makinson,… Read More

Kickstarter Celebrates Five Years of Crowdfunding in the UK

Cheers, UK creators! On Tuesday, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced it was celebrating its five year anniversary in the British countryside. “Five years ago today a Kickstarter team was supposed to be over in the UK celebrating our first international expansion. Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy trapped them in… Read More

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