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The Advice We Wish We Heard Before Crowdfunding On Kickstarter

In November of 2013 my company, Motion Source Video Production, ran a Kickstarter campaign for a shoulder rig for video cameras. The campaign was very successful, with final totals leaving us at 376% funded beyond our original funding goal. In preparation for the campaign my… Read More

Star Citizen Hits $35M, Announces New Stretch Goals

Star Citizen has surpassed $35 million in funding. Chris Roberts announced the milestone in a recent backer update posted to robertsspaceindustries.com… Wow! When I started this journey I would have never guessed that we would have come so far in such a short time. $35M… Read More

Mighty No. 9 Hits Another Big Stretch Goal As Funding Flattens Out

Funding velocity for Mighty No. 9 has flattened out considerably after hitting Kickstarter like a ton of bricks on August 31st. The game raised over a million dollars within a few days and just hit two million a week ago. Now the game has hit… Read More

Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch Over $300K On Kickstarter, Bucks Suggestion On Avoiding Stretch Goals

In a span of less than a week, The Omate TrueSmart smartwatch has more than tripled a $100,000 crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter, further cementing Kickstarter as the place to crowdfund innovative tech products. The campaign seeks to fund a new watch that sports a few… Read More

Kickstarter Cofounder Derides Stretch Goals

Kickstarter cofounder Yancey Strickler recently took to the Kickstarter blog to express his concern over the ever-increasing use of stretch goals in rewards-based crowdfunding. Stretch goals are funding goals set outside the scope of the primary funding goal. For example, a video game might have… Read More

UPDATED: A Hat In Time Kickstarter Meets All Stretch Goals

UPDATE: The Kickstarter campaign for A Hat In Time has surpassed all 9 of their listed stretch goals after raising over 7 times their original goal. The stretch goals mean that project creator Gears for Breakfast has committed to bringing the following to backers receiving… Read More

Armikrog Kickstarter Gets Noticed By Nintendo

Last month we featured the Kickstarter project for Armikrog in our roundup of 5 Kickstarter Projects Making Waves. From that article… Do you remember Earthworm Jim? It was a shooting game released on Sega Genesis in the 90′s and was a pretty huge success. Now the… Read More

Crowd Collaboration Leads To New Stretch Goal For DropShades

DropShades are currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The shutter-style sunglasses were designed to react to the music playing around them. The campaign page explains… DropShades are the world’s best audio responsive party glasses that “dance” to the beat of the music. Using a tiny microphone connected… Read More

Soylent: $500K Raised, Stretch Goal Includes Gift For Backers

Rob Rhinehart’s Crowdhoster campaign for Soylent launched with a goal of $100,000. Less than three weeks later the campaign is poised to cross a half a million dollars in contributions, and that feat includes a nice perk for backers of the campaign: a stainless steel… Read More

Shovel Knight reaches Kickstarter goal, announces stretch additions

Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight kickstarter has reached its $75,000 objective, announcing stretch goals for the game inspired by 8-bit platformers. The game’s kickstarter still has 13 days to go. “We are so appreciative and thankful, we could cry,” Yacht Club wrote in an update on its Kickstarter… Read More

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