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Kickstart for What?! Kickstarter Projects Five Years Later

The publicist for Henry Ford, William J. Cameron once said, "Money never starts an idea; it is the idea that starts the money." The quote fits quite nicely within the context of crowdfunding. What happens though after the money comes in and the product has been fulfilled? Does crowdfunding lead to …

How Pebble Went from Smashing Kickstarter Success to Layoffs

Pebble raised $20 million on Kickstarter last year and just laid off 25 percent of its staff. What happened?<p>Long before the Apple Watch, there was Pebble--the original smartwatch, first introduced to the world via Kickstarter. As the first iPhone and Android-compatible smartwatch, people couldn't …

Wearable Tech

How we screwed up our Kickstarter campaign

And how we’re working to fix it midstream<p><b>tl;dr</b> <i>Community is our currency. We should’ve been more explicit about that.</i><p>It’s no secret. PIE has long been …

Kickstarter lists 100 facts from 100,000 funded campaigns

After almost seven years online, Kickstarter can now boast that it has 100,000 successfully funded campaigns under its belt. A photography project called <i>Falklands/Malvinas: One War</i>, all Wars by a Nat Geo photographer helped it get to that number when it reached its goal on February 8th. To …

How Indiegogo Is Expanding Beyond Crowdfunding To Empower Entrepreneurs

Indiegogo is introducing new partnerships to help entrepreneurs beyond crowdfunding.<p>Indiegogo pioneered crowdfunding in 2008 when the company's cofounders, Danae Ringelmann, Slava Rubin and Eric Schell grew tired of the options available for securing access to capital. They believed the Internet to …

Startups

Wait, Did Facebook Just Build A Kickstarter Competitor?

Facebook’s on a quest to absorb the Internet, and now it looks like it could invade crowdfunding. Today the company released a new Fundraiser product that allows nonprofits to set up a campaign page, show off a video explaining their goal, collect cash, and let people share News Feed posts with …

Crowd Funding

Has crowdfunding become a global engine of job creation by seed funding innovation?

New data released next week, which Real Business has been granted early access to, will show that a global surge in innovation is being powered by …

Employment

The Crowdfunding Platform That Raises Joy As Well As Funds

When facing something major like a natural disaster or a medical emergency, most people could use a dose of unexpected joy. Desiree Vargas Wrigley is leveraging the power of communities to offer support to those in need.<p>Her company GiveForward is a crowdfunding platform that lets people raise money …

The Future of Crowdfunding

The crowdfunding world is changing fast.<p>The concept of crowdfunding has been around for centuries, but the first successful online crowdfunding campaign was in 1997. A British rock band funded a reunion tour with the help of fans through online donations. In under 20 years, crowdfunding has …

How Do Board Games Go Viral?

Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 (Photo: yoppy/flickr)<p>Codenames is a simple game. There are 25 small cards, each with a word on it, and two teams are trying …

Board Games

5 Common in-game advertising mistakes

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