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Fitbit Paid $23 Million for Pebble Watch

During Fitbit’s Q4 earnings call yesterday, management revealed it had paid $23 million to acquire Pebble Watch last year. At one point in time, Pebble was valued at $740 million. In a brief statement, Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), highlighted the purchase: Acquired assets from Pebble for $23 million… Read More

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

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

Pebble Receives Backlash as Backers Continue to Wait for Pebble 2, Time 2, & Pebble Core Refunds

Following the weeks after Pebble officially announced it was acquired by tech wearable giant Fitbit, the famous (now might be turning infamous) Kickstarter alum has continued to receive backlash from Pebble 2 backers for lack of refunds. Eric Migicovsky, the founder of Pebble, debuted the… Read More

Pebble Officially Addresses Fitbit Acquisition: Set to Refund Pebble Time 2 & Core Kickstarter Backers

After continuing to remain silent about Fitbit’s possible acquisition, famous Kickstarter alum Pebble announced to backers on Wednesday that the acquisition is officially happening. As previously reported, Eric Migicovsky, the founder of Pebble, debuted the wearable tech on Kickstarter’s crowdfunding platform in 2012.  Its first… Read More

The End of Pebble Watch

The Pebble Watch saga has become an epic tale of crowdfunding success and entrepreneurial struggle. Eric Migicovsky, the founder of Pebble, launched his wearable tech on Kickstarter in 2012.  The very first rewards campaign generated over $12 million “brought to life by 68,929 backers” proving… Read More

Pebble’s Latest Campaign Dubbed Third Most Funded Kickstarter; Captures Over $12.7M For Three New Wearable Devices

Tech startup Pebble has done it again! The company secured over $12,779,843 from 66,673 backers through its third Kickstarter campaign, which launched to raise $1 million for its new products, Pebble 2, Time 2, and Pebble Core. Each device offers new ways for users to enjoy the company’s famous technology. Each… Read More

Pebble Introduces Special Edition Pebble Time 2 Round Smartwatches

Just a day after Pebble’s third Kickstarter campaign surpassed $11 million, the tech startup unveiled two special edition Pebble Time round smartwatches. Last month, Pebble took to the crowdfunding giant to raise funds for not one but three new wearable tech devices, which offers new ways… Read More

Pebble’s Kickstarter Success Continues: Third Campaign Surpasses $11M in Three Weeks

Just three weeks after launching its third Kickstarter, tech startup Pebble has successfully secured over $11 million for its three new wearables, Pebble 2, Time 2, and Pebble Core, from nearly 58,000 backers. The devices offers new ways for users to enjoy the company’s famous technology: Pebble 2… Read More

Pebble Releases New Health Wellness Platform, Activity Tracking Algorithms, & Happiness App As Third Kickstarter Captures Over $10.6M

This week, tech startup Pebble released its new health wellness platform. This launch comes after the company successfully secured over $10.6 million during its third Kickstarter initiative. Last month, Pebble took to the crowdfunding giant to raise funds for not one but three new wearable… Read More

Update: Pebble’s Third Kickstarter Nears $10M in Less Than Two Weeks

Less than two weeks after Pebble launched its third Kickstarter, the tech startup has secured nearly $10 million from over 50,000 backers. Last year, Pebble hit Kickstarter for its watch, Pebble Time, and surpassed its initial goal within just mere hours. By the end of its funding… Read More

Pebble Returns to Kickstarter With Three New Products & Scores $6M in 24 Hours

On Tuesday, tech company Pebble once again returned to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter for 3 new products Pebble 2, Time 2 and Pebble Core. Within 24 hours, the new campaign not only smashed its initial $1 million goal, it has already surpassed $6.7 million from nearly 36,000 backers. Last year, Pebble… Read More

Despite Kickstarter Fame Pebble Lays Off 25% Of Its Staff

Last year, Pebble hit Kickstarter for its new watch and surpassed its initial goal within just mere hours. By the end of its funding round, the startup gained $20,338,986 from 78,471 backers, which made its initiative the most funded project on the crowdfunding giant’s platform. The company previously found… Read More

Brief: Pebble Founder Eric Migicovsky Named One of San Francisco Business Times’ 40 Under 40 2016 Class Members (Video)

Earlier this week, San Francisco Business Times announced its 40 under 40 class of 2016 list. This list honors those who are considered rising business stars in the Bay Area. This marks the fifth year that the publication has recognized the amazing young talent drawn to the… Read More

FitPay Raises $3.1 Million Seed Round to Fund Contactless Payments Platform

FitPay has announced the closing of $3.1  million in seed funding led by Giesecke & Devrient (G&D). FitPay was founded by payment industry veterans Michael Orlando, Scott Stevelinck and Chris Orlando. Th co-founders have worked at companies like Visa and CyberSource.  G&D is a supplier of mobile… Read More

Kickstarter Success Pebble Year in Review (Infographic)

Last week, Kickstarter alum Pebble took to its blog to take a look back at 2015 (i.e. one of its historic years). Pebble hit Kickstarter for the second time last year for its new watch and surpassed its initial goal within just mere hours. By the… Read More

Kickstarter Looks Back at the Most Innovative Crowdfunding Campaigns Following Oculus Rift Announcement

Celebrating Oculus’ recent announcement about backers finally receiving their Rift headsets, Kickstarter revealed on Wednesday the most innovative crowdfunding campaigns that hit its popular platform over the years. The crowdfunding giant shared in a recent blog post: “If you check out the projects on Kickstarter… Read More

Pebble Shares Details About Pebble Time Steel Band Shipments & Universal Voice Apps

Last week, tech company Pebble shared details about the steel band shipments of its widely popular Kickstarter project, Pebble Time. The Pebble crew announced in a recent update: “We estimated that metal band shipments would be done by the end of October. We’re sorry for not… Read More

Apple Watch Problem? No Worries Says Pebble Watch Founder Eric Migicovsky (Video)

Is the Pebble Watch feeling the Apple smartwatch pain?  Not so, explains Pebble Watch founder Eric Migicovsky. In a brief interview with CNBC, Migicovsky explains that Apple has brought a “ton of attention” to the wearable tech sector. He states Pebble has experienced “no material… Read More

As Pebble Wraps Up Kickstarter Rewards, Pebble Time is Now Available for Anyone to Order

Kickstarter poster-child, Pebble Smartwatch, states that Pebble Time, its next iteration of the smartwatch, is now available for pre-order for anyone. The wearable company stated that Kickstarter rewards were nearly completed and they were shifting to retail sales.  Pebble Time is available via Best Buy… Read More

Pebble’s Updated iPhone App Goes Live After Kickstarter Alum Admonishes Apple on Delay

Earlier this week, Kickstarter alum and smartwatch maker, Pebble, called out Apple for not releasing its already approved updated app to iTunes. During a recent update, the young company shared details about the situation and the progress it has made: “The Pebble Time iPhone app, as we’ve all noticed,… Read More