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Where are they Now? The Top Ten Kickstarter Campaigns of All Time

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Rewards crowdfunding took years to take off and then it rocketed. Hot campaigns like the Sara Marshal Film or Exploding Kittens caught the attention of popular media along with their thousands of backers. Some campaigns have delivered, some remain outstanding and others had the wheels… Read More

FOR SALE: OUYA Is Officially On the Market

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Last September, Crowdfund Insider revealed that OUYA was rumored to be making its way to the sale block. The Android gaming startup rocketed to fame and potential fortune back in 2012 during a 29-day Kickstarter campaign, which it raised $8,596,474 from over 29,000 backers.  Unfortunately, the device consistently… Read More

Where Are They Now? The Top Ten Tech Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaigns

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The crowdfunding ecosystem continues to evolve allowing companies to prove concepts or services with crowd validation. Tech, while not the biggest money category, is one of the highest profile segments.  Hardware and crowdfunding is a perfect match.  Crowdfund Insider thought it would be interesting to review… Read More

Ouya Gets New Life with $10 Million Investment from Alibaba

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The Wall Street Journal has announced that miniature Android gaming console, Ouya, was given a much needed funding boost from Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. Sources revealed that Alibaba invested $10 million in Ouya last month and the two companies have discussed a plan to incorporate the… Read More

Creators of Former OUYA Console Exclusive, That Dragon, Cancer, Launch $85,000 Kickstarter to Bring the Game to Mac, Steam & PC

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Last Wednesday (November 12th),  video game developers, Josh Larson and Ryan Green, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $85,000 to bring their game, That Dragon, Cancer, to PC, Mac and Steam. The new adventure was originally a OUYA console exclusive and is dedicated to… Read More

Is Ouya For Sale? Does Anyone Care?

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Last week Re/Code posted that Android gaming platform Ouya was on the sales block. It sounded like it was almost a matter of time before an acquiring company swept in and scooped up a twitching carcass of a gaming platform.  To quote Re/Code; “Ouya, the… Read More

Coolest Cooler: 2nd Most Funded Kickstarter Campaign Ever

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Sometime last night the Coolest Cooler strolled past the Ouya video game console to become the 2nd biggest crowdfunding campaign ever on Kickstarter.  Only the Pebble smartwatch stands in Coolest Cooler’s path to become the most funded campaign of all time on the Kickstarter platform…. Read More

“Reading Rainbow” Breaks Kickstarter Record For Most Backers

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With less than 24 hours until its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter comes to a close, “Reading Rainbow” has broken the all-time record of backers on the crowdfunding giant’s platform.  On Tuesday, the campaign reached over $4.8 million and has a total of 98,298 backers, which beats… Read More

“Reading Rainbow” Receives Funds From Kickstarter All-Stars

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LeVar Burton’s “Reading Rainbow” crowdfunding campaign is now in the top five most successful Kickstarter projects of all time. The project is receiving the latest round of support from unexpected sources – the top four highest earning campaigns ever.  Pebble, OUYA, Pono and “Veronica Mars” announced that they… Read More

Mark One’s Vessyl Launches Pre-tail for Intelligent Cup

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San Francisco-based Mark One officially launched the pre-tail of its intelligent cup Vessyl on Thursday to raise $50,000 to validate consumer demand and begin production. Co-founded by Justin Lee and Yves Behar, along with the Fuseproject team, Mark One is the consumer brand company behind Vessyl,… Read More

Pono Music Player Climbing Kickstarter’s Rankings, Now 4th Behind Veronica Mars

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The Pono Music campaign continues to ascend Kickstarter’s all-time most funded list. The “end-to-end ecosystem for music lovers” has garnered nearly 15,000 backers at the time of writing and had raised just short of $5 million. Thanks everyone for all of your support. It has… Read More

OUYA Moving Away from Free to Play Requirement

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Crowdfunding superstar OUYA continues to find it’s way as it alters strategy once again.  In a recent blog post, OUYA’s Bob Mills stated; In the coming weeks, we’re going to let devs choose if they want to charge up front for their games. Now they’ll… Read More

Not Enough Demand For Ouya Hardware Despite Their Huge Crowdfunding Campaign

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  Ouya has announced plans to drop their hardware-focused approach to become a software-only platform for Android games. Prognosticators once bullish on the subject of indie gaming consoles are suddenly cooling off. Although I don’t agree with the sudden change of heart, there are lessons… Read More

Gridiron Thunder Game for OUYA: Recap

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Gridiron Thunder, an “Awesome Indie Football Game for OUYA” was successfully crowdfunded on September 8, 2013 after enduring a contentious and controversial campaign on Kickstarter.  Raising $171,009 on a goal of $75,000 the organizer MogoTXT threatened legal action against one of the backers in the… Read More

Infographic: Crowdfunding Successes & Failures

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Top-business-degrees.net has generated an infographic showing some high-profile successes and failures from the world’s most robust crowdfunding marketplaces, Kickstarter and Indiegogo. It examines the top crowdfunding campaigns from Kickstarter and Indiegogo as well as some notable cases of fraud and the outcomes of those campaigns…. Read More

Crowdfunding Darling Soylent Nets $1.5 Million In VC Funding

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One year ago, Rob Rhinehart was a computer scientist and YC-backed entrepreneur who happened to be sick of cooking his own food. Today he’s an entrepreneur with a disruptive startup aimed at creating the perfect meal replacement drink. After netting over $1 million in a… Read More

WATCH: Baratunde Thurston’s ‘Funded’ Explores Crowdfunding Projects

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In May we tipped the start of Baratunde Thurston’s new crowdfunding-centric web series. Called Funded, the series is made up of five minute shorts that explore crowdfunding success stories. As of today there are five segments available. The five projects outlined are… Ouya: Ouya CEO Julie… Read More

Valve’s SteamOS A Future Boon To Crowdfunded Games & Indie Devs?

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While the crowdfunding world was busy celebrating the lifting of the ban on general solicitation, Valve Corporation made a big announcement in the gaming world. The announcement has the potential to provide a boon to an increasingly robust crowdfunded indie game scene. First, a bit… Read More

Gridiron Thunder Withdraws from OUYA’s Free The Games Fund (Updated)

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Gridiron Thunder “Awesome Indie Football Game for OUYA” started with big expectations and much fanfare but slowly devolved into controversy and question.  The game was participating in OUYA’s Free the Games Fund and set to receive additional funding. The crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter set a… Read More

Ouya Revamps #FreeTheGames Fund To Combat Criticism

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The Ouya FreeTheGames fund has been a debacle of sorts. First Gridiron Thunder came under fire for a set of large donations early in the campaign. Then Elementary, My Dear Holmes was suspended by Kickstarter for another collection of seemingly dubious contributors. Finally, a campaign for Dungeons the… Read More

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