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Zuvo Water’s Indiegogo Campaign Almost One Year Late, Backers Seeking Refunds

Design to Matter has placed their name on two dubious crowdfunding campaigns. We reported on both in the Summer of 2013 and pointed out that the scenario raised some ethical questions about crowdfunding. Their first campaign, a Kickstarter for the Instacube, is actually said to… Read More

MOOV Near $1 Million in Orders 14 Days Since Launch

Moov, a new fitness wearable device, launched pretail crowdfunding campaign two weeks ago besting the $40,000 initial goal in 90 minutes.  The company has now stated they have successfully raised close to $1 million over the course of its recent campaign, claiming the title of… Read More

Star Citizen Hits Milestone, Backer Total Creeping Up On The Population Of A US State

Wow. $40,000,000+ in crowdfunding cash from 400,000+ backers for Star Citizen. To put that in perspective, the 2010 census placed the population of Wyoming – the smallest state by population – at somewhere around 560,000 people. At what point should Star Citizen get a couple of Senators and… Read More

Tivitas Interactive Does The Right Thing In Canceling Their Kickstarter Campaign

Could you imagine having raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter only to cancel the campaign with less than 48 hours to go? That is precisely what Tivitas Interactive has done, and they deserve a lot of credit for it. The campaign was for the Sinister multi-platform… Read More

Brief: Canary Lands VC-Backed Series A Following Indiegogo Success

Smart home security device Canary has landed a $10 million Series A round led by Khosla Ventures. Khosla’s Ben Ling will join Canary’s board as part of the deal. It’s the third round of funding for Canary counting their $1.2 million seed round and a… Read More

Not Enough Demand For Ouya Hardware Despite Their Huge Crowdfunding Campaign

  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

PledgeMusic Rethinks Crowdfunding Approach For Musicians With New Redesign

PledgeMusic has released a major redesign of their crowdfunding platform for musicians, but there is more to the redesign than just a facelift. This represents a big strategic shift for the platform, and one that says quite a bit about crowdfunding strategy for musicians and… Read More

Moov Crowdfunding Now, Wearable Personal Trainer Promises Rich Featureset

The Moov is crowdfunding now in a self-hosted effort, and it has seen some pretty impressive early success. The wearable fitness tracker surpassed a $40,000 crowdfunding goal in just 90 minutes. The device promises to be more than just a tracker, though. This actually plays… Read More

Omate Releases Images Of New Generation Smartwatch, Kickstarter Backers Go Ballistic

Pro tip: If you want to leak out pictures of your company’s new and improved smartwatch, make sure you don’t have a bunch of crowdfunding deliveries hanging over your head. This is the problem Omate is forced to deal with now. The following Facebook post… Read More

Inside Crowdfunding Ep. 3: Bragi On The Dash & Their $2.3M (And Counting) Kickstarter Campaign

Short of a few Google+ hiccups, Alon Goren and myself had a great conversation with Toby Martin and Arne Loermann with Bragi LLC. Bragi is the company behind The Dash, which has raised over $2.3 million on Kickstarter. For a minute there it looked like… Read More

On Indiegogo: DopaMINE, A Case For Your Bitcoin Mining Rig

If you’re still trying to make sense of how cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin work, you aren’t alone. It may be worth learning; It isn’t every day that a new technology comes along with the power to disrupt a basic tenet of life on Earth. (I’m looking… Read More

On Indiegogo: Laforge Crowdfunding For The Icis, A Prescription Google Glass Competitor

Various campaigns for wearable smart glasses have been launched via crowdfunding efforts. The latest comes from Boston-based Laforge Optical, who is seeking to crowdfund a pair of smart glasses for the optically challenged set. It’s called the Icis, and it’s a pair of smart glasses… Read More

CUFF Makes Wearable Tech Fashionable

Pretail Crowdfunding Campaign Launched that Adds Fashion to Function. Cuff is a startup company that wants to lead the revolution in wearable technology by providing a stylish, fashionable alternative to today’s current portfolio of drab offerings. Cuff unveiled today a first-of-its-kind selection of fashion wearables… Read More

Could “The Dash” Headphones Threaten Pebble’s Kickstarter Record?

Last updated Tuesday, February 18 @ 10:42 AM EST When I came across The Dash on Kickstarter, I thought it was a mistake. $2 million raised with 41 days to go? That is impressive even by Kickstarter’s standards. Munich, Germany-based Bragi LLC has raised this… Read More

Beddit Backers Take To Indiegogo Over Litany Of Problems

International shipping issues. Functionality problems. Cross-compatibility problems. Taken at face value, comments on the Indiegogo campaign for the Beddit bed monitor don’t paint a very kind picture of the device. The following is an excerpt from a recent update posted by Beddit’s Lasse Leppäkorpi… We are… Read More

Celery Nabs $2M Round To Help Crowdfunders Transition To Pre-Commerce

When we first reported on payment startup Celery, the company had just come out of Y Combinator (by proxy via Airbrite) to launch a payment solution for crowdfunding project creators who had already closed a crowdfunding round. We did an in-depth interview with Chris Tsai… Read More

Final Hours: Pegasus Touch Nets $650K+ Vote Of Confidence From Kickstarter Backers (Interview)

The 3D printing marketplace is increasingly crowded, and especially as it relates to the world of crowdfunding. Formlabs, Buccaneer and others have successfully crowdfunded for 3D printers, but not all 3D printers are created equal. We first reported on the Pegasus Touch earlier this month as… Read More

On Kickstarter: Avegant Glyph Destroys Crowdfunding Goal In Under 48 Hours

Back in December, we noticed that there was a lot of hype around the Avegant Glyph and a forthcoming Kickstarter campaign that would accompany the launch of the device. It seems the hype was well-warranted, because in under 48 hours the Glyph has more than… Read More

The Single Most Important Piece Of Advice For A Small-Time Kickstarter Project

For every Pebble or Ouya there are hundreds of smaller Kickstarter projects that fight to be recognized and garner funding. One such campaign launched this week for Yes Man Watches, watches that aim to provide a reminder to relax. Yes Man isn’t used in the… Read More

On DemoHour: OneCard Is The Chinese “Coin,” Already Fully-Funded

Edit: two cards to rule them all. Coin aims to be the “one card to rule them all,” a credit-card-sized device that can store info from and act as any credit or debit card in the owner’s wallet. The associated crowdfunding campaign is still active… Read More

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