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Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane Crosses $1 Million On Kickstarter

The PowerUp 3.0 has officially crossed $1 million on Kickstarter, proving that any idea can raise massive amounts of money if the crowd sees it as worthy. Over 18,000 people have pitched into the project to date. This funding comes on a goal of only… Read More

Pegasus Touch Is The Latest 3D Printer To Be Fully-Funded On Kickstarter

The Pegasus Touch will eventually join the ranks of the Buccaneer, the Form 1 and other notable 3D printers to be fully-funded on Kickstarter. Full Spectrum Laser launched the campaign on December 31, 2013 and it took less than 24 hours for the campaign to… Read More

Entrepreneurs Are Building Brands On Multiple Crowdfunding Rounds

The fact that David Toledo and Power Practical are about to close a successful Kickstarter campaign for the PowerPot X isn’t necessarily remarkable in and of itself. The campaign has doubled a $30,000 and still has almost a week left. What is remarkable is that… Read More

From CES: Three Crowdfunding Campaigns To Watch For In 2014

Popular Mechanics has provided a short list of three upcoming products that will be looking to launch crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter in the coming weeks and months… Solar Cool Tech – A solar-powered cooler that will keep food and drinks (and Coronas!) cold at the… Read More

Lumo Lift Launched: Activity Monitor & Appearance Booster Seeks $200K

Lumo BodyTech is a Silicon Valley-based company that specializes in giving people actionable feedback on body position in order to help them improve their lives. They’ve already crowdfunded one product successfully, and today sees the launch of a second  – the Lumo Lift – that… Read More

On Indiegogo: thingCHARGER Universal Device Charger Over 20 Times Funding Goal

The thingCHARGER is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo and it is on an absolute roll. The device has crossed the half-million dollar threshold with a week left in the campaign. So why is the device doing so well? As with so many hardware items in the… Read More

On Indiegogo: Panono Camera Nets Rave Reviews, Over $1 Million In Funding

Indiegogo has been on a roll lately. The Geek Pulse just closed at over $1.1 million, and it seems a campaign in its last week on the platform is set to eclipse that total. The campaign aims to fund the Panono, and it’s an innovative… Read More

R2FACT Crowdfunding site Wants to Allow Entrepreneurs Test Market Demand

R2FACT store has announced they are open for business.  R2FACT is a local product development company that moves makers’ product ideas through the design, engineering, prototyping and manufacturing stages. Now with their launch of the R2FACT Store crowdfunding site products can be tested for market demand while… Read More

WATCH: Kickstarter Alum Obsidian Releases Project Eternity Trailer, Gives Game Final Name

Project Eternity was successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter to the tune of almost $4 million. Now the game’s developer, Obsidian Entertainment, has released a gameplay trailer ahead of the game’s scheduled release sometime this year. The campaign page promised April of 2014, and by the looks… Read More

Vovation.com Launches New Crowdfunding Platform For Inventors

Austin-based Vovation.com has launched a new crowdfunding platform with a focus on consumer products. The platform was created by Conley Giles and is billed as “crowdfunding for inventors,” which puts this platform squarely in competition with upstart platforms like HWTrek and Dragon Innovation. Giles explains… Read More

On Kickstarter: Mr. Postman Brings Mailboxes Into Internet Of Things

Simple Elements LLC is a smart technology device company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Manuel, Pablo and Christy Masri serve as CEO, CTO and CFO respectively. The family hails from Argentina and they have developed a solar-powered smart mailbox that aims to weave mailboxes into the… Read More

FINAL HOURS: Light Harmonic Over $1 Million For “Geek Pulse” Desktop DAC On Indiegogo

We brought you the story of Light Harmonic’s newest crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo back in November. The campaign aimed to raise $38,000 to bring the Geek Pulse to market. It was the second crowdfunding campaign for Light Harmonic. The company raised over $300,000 on Kickstarter… Read More

On Kickstarter: Transparent Tablet “Grippity” Lets Users Type With All Ten Fingers

A group of makers from Israel have invented a device that they say solves the ten finger touch UI problem. The Grippity is a tablet with a transparent screen allowing the user to type through the back of the device, and it is currently crowdfunding… Read More

On Indiegogo: Atheer 3D Glasses Promise Features To Surpass Google Glass

With 40 days left in their Indiegogo campaign, wearable device technology startup Atheer has raised over $70,000 of a stated $100,000 goal for their innovative spin on 3D glasses. The consumer-level variant is called the Atheer One, and the feature set promised by the team… Read More

Brief: Kano Kickstarter Ends, Raises Over $1.5 Million

Kano’s Kickstarter campaign has ended. The small, DIY Raspberry Pi-powered computer raised $1,522,160 from 13,387 backers. The raise was good enough to push the campaign to third on Kickstarter’s all-time list for design products. Kano leaped the Elevation Dock for that spot. It wasn’t quite… Read More

FINAL HOURS: Kano Eyes Top 3 Spot On Kickstarter’s All-Time Design List

We recently reported on the Kano project on Kickstarter. Just a couple of weeks ago the campaign was celebrating a huge milestone after crossing $1 million in funding. Quartz recently tipped the world to the fact that even the famed Steve Wozniak has chipped into the… Read More

On Kickstarter: myLIFTER Smart Winch For Garages Makes Use Of Ceiling Space

A new Kickstarter campaign aims to make use of unused space in the garage in an effort to help people get organized. The myLIFTER promises to turn your garage ceiling into storage, and it’s almost fully funded with plenty of time left to go. The… Read More

Brief: Goldee Beats $100K Goal For Smart Light Controller

Goldee is in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign using a crowdfunding platform developed in-house, and they just blew past their $100,000 goal. At the time of writing the campaign has raised just short of $130,000 from 339 backers. We first reported on the Goldee… Read More

Farallon Brings Crowdfunding To Established Brands

A new crowdfunding site has launched and it is geared specifically toward brands. It’s called Farallon, and it aims to amplify some of the tangential benefits of crowdfunding – namely market testing and crowdsourced feedback. Farallon founder Alex Blunk believes that niche-focused crowdfunding sites will… Read More

On Indiegogo: “RaceDots” Hits $30,000 Goal In Less Than A Week, Threatens For Top Spot In Sports Category

Jason Berry makes films to pay the bills, but in his free time he enjoys running and cycling. His experience in that space may spur him to the creation of a company aimed at solving a major (and common) ill in sports. Safety pins are… Read More

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