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Wirecard Signs Cooperation Agreement With Watch Manufacturer Swatch

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Thursday it has signed a cooperate agreement with watch brand, Swatch. Wirecard reported that in the future, consumers will be able to install fully digital, contactless payment solutions as an app in Switzerland and later… Read More

Kickstarter Round 3: Founders Danielius & Matas Jakutis Discuss How Filippo Loreti’s Watch Campaign Ticks Past €4.8M+

Fillippo Loreti has returned to Kickstarter for its third campaign. Founded in 2014, when brothers Danielius and Matas Jakutis were researching the luxury watch market with the goal of revolutionizing the luxury industry by offering high-quality luxury products at affordable prices. The believe that a luxury watch… Read More

MyKronoz’s ZeTime Watch Captures $5.3 Million Through Kickstarter & Moves to Indiegogo For Additional Funding

Swiss brand MyKronoz successfully secured $5,333,792 from 26,828 backers through Kickstarter for its new smartwatch, ZeTime, Following the closing of the campaign, MyKronoz announced it decided to take advantage of Indiegogo’s InDemand feature. ZeTime is described as a hybrid smartwatch that combines mechanical hands with a full round color… Read More

Last Hours for Italian Timepieces: Filippo Loreti Surpasses €4.4M on Kickstarter

Filippo Loretti co-founders and brothers Danielius and Matas Jakutis launched their Kickstarter campaign on 17 November, quickly securing over €200K from the crowd in 24 hours.  With a few hours remaining on their campaign the brothers have now raised over €4,462,100 from more than 17,277 backers.  Quite… 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

Kickstarter Alum UnaliWear Completes $3.4M Seed Financing Round

UnaliWear and Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. announced on Monday the initial closing of UnaliWear’s $3.4 million Series Seed financing, led by a $1 million investment from Maxim Ventures.  This news comes just one year after UnaliWear secured over $110,000 on Kickstarter. The companies are working together on… Read More

FitPay Launches Kickstarter Campaign Following $3.1M Seed Funding Round

Following the closing of its recent $3.1 million in seed funding led by Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), FitPay has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $120,000 for its Pebble contactless payment smartstraps. FitPay was founded by payment industry veterans Michael Orlando, Scott Stevelinck and Chris Orlando…. Read More

2015 Gift Guide: Five Crowdfunding Projects Ready For This Holiday Season

It’s that wonderful time of the year again! I don’t know about anyone else but I decided to get rid of my holiday decorating embargo about four days sooner that I expected and yes, I’m fully ready to tackle the nearly dozen of Christmas lists… 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

Kickstarter Suspends Luxury Watches by Lancaster Roberts Project After Various “Faulty Rumors” About the Timepiece Brand Surfaced

Last month,  Scott Lancaster and Robert Ham, founders of the luxury timepiece company Lancaster Roberts, announced the launch of their first collection of luxury watches on Kickstarter. The three collections of Lancaster Roberts luxury watches (First Edition range, Catena Series,  and Limited Edition Hirsch) were featured, and described as diverse, yet still highlight… Read More

Tick Tock: Scott Lancaster & Robert Ham Hits Kickstarter For Limited Time Design Watches

Scott Lancaster and Robert Ham, founders of the luxury timepiece company Lancaster Roberts, are excited to announce the launch of their first collection of luxury watches on global crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter. Three collections (First Edition range, Catena Series and Limited Edition Hirsch) of Lancaster Roberts luxury… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: iDerma AntiAging System, Havok Watch & Spin Remote

For this weeks Crowdfunding Mailbox we have iDerma Anti-Aging System, Havok minimal watches and Spin; a super stylish remote control device. I am always, always, skeptical about products that promise miraculous health improvements using technology that seems improbable or simply do not understand.  My skepticism… Read More

Crowdfunded Startup Eone Hits Impressive Milestone: $1 Million in Sales Just One Year After Kickstarter Success

Kickstarter success, Eone Timepieces, recently hit a huge milestone! The D.C.-based startup received $1 million in sales of its innovative watch, The Bradley. The company garnered support to begin manufacturing timepiece in July 2013 through its campaign through the crowdfunding giant and exceeded its $40,000 goal,… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Vincero Watches, Press Fit Standing Desk & swivelCard

Things always slow down in August as everyone rushes to finally enjoy summer before it quickly ends.  I get the sense that crowdfunders also take a breather too but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some incredibly cool crowdfunding campaigns happening now. The three crowdfunding campaigns… Read More

NOOKRONO Chronograph Watches Hit Nearly $50,000 on Indiegogo

Ready to unleash its unique timepieces to the market, NOOKA has launched a Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for its NOOKRONO Chronograph Watches. Within one week, the project raised well over its $10,000 goal and reached nearly $45,000 from close to 189 backers. Sharing details about the… Read More

Leonard & Church’s Luxury Watches Raises Over $30,000 in 4 Days on Kickstarter

Looking for a new way to buy a luxury watch without the high end costs? Leonard & Church are ready to bring fancy timepieces to consumers for half the price of any retail stores. The company decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to… Read More

First Ever Projection Watch Ritot Scores Over $300,000 on Indiegogo

Ready to change the way everyone tells time, Ritot has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign on July 7th for its innovative watch. The device is marketed as the first ever projection watch to hit the market. Inspired by future technologies, the Ritot team wanted to… Read More

Ten Backers Just Dropped $6,000 A Pop For The “World’s First Atomic Watch” On Kickstarter

Bathys is a company based in Hawaii that specializes in making watches, but their latest creation is a completely different spin on the watch. It’s been hinted for a long time (See this TechCrunch piece for example) and it’s finally here. Well, it’s sort of here in… Read More

Watch by William Shatner Closes on Indiegogo Raising Over $680,000

Asteroid Dusted Watch Blasts Crowdfunding Goal. Crowdfunding on Indiegogo, “Passages” watch by Star Trek star William Shatner and partner Egard Watches closed on Indiegogo this past week having raised $681,721 on a goal of $75,000.  This represents a 900% beat of the original fundraising objective…. 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

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