Crowd Funding

Thousands of Kickstarter backers still waiting on Coolest Cooler may have to wait another 3 years

The 20,000 Kickstarter backers who have been waiting two years for their high-tech Coolest Cooler to arrive learned they may have to wait another …

Startups

Kickstarter Goes for Gold With New Takes on Old Projects

via Kickstarter<p>Kickstarter is bringing back some golden oldies this summer.<p>The crowdfunding service on Tuesday launched Kickstarter Gold: a 40-day …

Geek

NOMATIC Backpack and Travel Pack Raises Over $1.7 Million (video)

At the beginning of May, the NOMATIC Backpack had successfully raised over $400,000 thanks to over 2,000 backers, helping the development team …

10 Kickstarter products that raised the most money

A ‘rebel girls’ book just became Kickstarter’s fastest-funded published project.<p>This is a crowdsourcing success story for the books.<p>A children’s book …

Money

The coolest fidget spinners making the rounds

Fidget Spinner

Sony Tests US Waters With ‘Koov’ Crowdfunding Campaign

via Sony Electronics<p>Sony’s all-in-one coding, robotics, and design kit is heading to the US.<p>After releasing the Koov STEM learning toy in Japan …

Geek

Crowdfunding - Congress Didn't Kill All of It

Reading Deborah Jacobs <i>The Trouble With Crowdfunding</i> on Forbes I cried and shouted. I cried because Congress killed the equity crowdfunding golden …

Startups

Ashes of Creation Begins its Summer Crowdfunding Campaign

So, do you think that over $3M is enough to get a sandbox MMO off the ground? Apparently not! An Ashes of Creation Summer crowdfunding campaign that …

MMOGs

Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler: tech companies need to be better citizens

The Kickstarter co-founder and CEO on whether the crowdfunding platform should be classed as a gambling company, its efforts to improve trust in the …

Startups

The best fidget toys to help you focus and relieve anxiety

Fidget toys have blown up in popularity recently, and while this phenomenon has left many people scratching their heads as to why adults are suddenly …

Fidget Spinner

Shut up and make the hits—Kickstarter's best projects are back with a twist

Kickstarter is bringing back some of its greatest hits.<p>From music scientifically tailored to cats' ears to a radio in a Mason jar to wooden robots that teach kids to code, the crowdfunding company has selected 65 of its most notable creators to reprise their campaigns with new versions, …

Startups

"Make Yourself Available" - An Audio Entrepreneur's Tips For Successful Crowdfunding

It takes a brave individual to launch Bluetooth speakers and headphones into a crowded audio market. Take a stroll around your local consumer electronics stores and you’ll find dozens of brands competing for the ears and wallets of consumers across a broad range of price points. Drive to an out of …

Marketing

Comment on Bluebird – the crowdfunded slider with a 90° twist by sfcameraman

For that price, no way. Shipping that thing, it will get bent in a cargo hold, if it is in a soft bag. So, add in the cost of oversize luggage and …

Filmmaking

Last chance to save on Knocki, the premiere ‘smart surface’ device

<b>Smart tables</b> and <b>smart walls</b> seem like things of the future, but they’re actually just weeks around the corner. The product is called Knocki, and it turns essentially <b>any surface into a smart surface</b>.<p>The Knocki is slim little discus that attaches neatly to any wall, door, table, cabnet… you name it. …

Startups

BuildOne is a $99 3D printer that aims to beat the odds on Kickstarter

From the comfort of his remote, sprawling farm in southwest Washington state, inventor Erik Kettenburg has orchestrated a series of successful …

3D Printing

We Raised $52,345 on Kickstarter. Here’s How We Did It.

As soon as we formulated the idea for Destination: Dev in November of 2016 and started presenting it to people, we knew we were onto something. The …

Kickstarter

M3D Raised Millions On Kickstarter. Now Its Founder Is Launching His Own Crowdfunding Site

M3D cofounder Michael Armani built his 3D printer business on Kickstarter, raising nearly $5 million in three crowdfunding campaigns. Last year, FORBES named M3D one of the 10 most successful companies to come out of Kickstarter.<p>Now, Armani, 33, is taking what he learned launching his own business …

Startups

FitConnect Smartphone Fitness Armband (video)

A new fitness armband has been created to enable you to keep your smartphone safe and secure while you engage in running or aerobics activities. The …

Fitness

5 Reasons You Want to Crowdfund (Even If It's Hard)

If you're thinking of launching a product, crowdfunding may be a great place to start. There are many benefits beyond just funding. It also takes a lot of time, so know what you're getting into before you start the campaign.<p>As an early stage investor, I'm often asked by entrepreneurs how I feel …

Startups

Fidget Cubes: What They Are and Where to Buy Them

If you've heard of fidget spinners, you know that the neat little gadgets, which spin around to help you relieve stress, are all the rage. But …

Consumer Tech

How This Electric Bike Startup Launched One of the Most Successful Kickstarter Campaigns Ever

This Boston-based startup is largely shunning venture capital and crowdfunding its growth.<p>After launching one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter ever last year, GeoOrbital, a Boston-based startup that manufacturers wheels that can make any bike electric in 60 seconds or …

Startups

19 People Who Are Ruining Fidget Spinners for Everyone

If a single object could define the year 2017 thus far, it would probably be the fidget spinner. The mesmerizing toy has invaded society—taking over …

Lifestyle

Soundfloat Kickstarter Campaign Sinks

You gotta give the guys at Spika International credit for trying to raise fifty grand on Kickstarter for an “inflatable lounge” with built-in …

Kickstarter

Kickstarter has launched a new vinyl crowdfunding initiative

June 13, 2017 In News<p><b>MAKE Vinyl hopes to provide musicians with tools and resources to press records.</b><p>Kickstarter has teamed up with start-up record …

Vinyl Records

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What idiot called them fidget spinners and not fidget widgets?<p>If you can't seem to keep yourself still and need something, anything, to occupy your …

Fidget Spinner

Project Rap Rabbit by PaRappa the Rapper’s Creator Gets First Prototype Gameplay Video

The creators of PaRappa the Rapper and Gitaroo Man show the first gameplay prototype of their Kickstarter Poject Rap Rabbit. ...Read MoreThe post …

Gaming

Shenmue 3 delayed until 2018

Personal video message from Yu Suzuki breaks the news to Kickstarter backers<p><i>Shenmue 3</i> the most-funded Kickstarter video game project of all time, has been delayed into the second half of 2018.<p>In a short video message delivered by Yu Suzuki, the designer said that new technologies have made the game …

Gaming

18 Advanced Kickstarter SEO Tips & Tricks You Need to Know by @5le

Do you know what makes a successful Kickstarter campaign? Follow these tips and tricks for advanced Kickstarter SEO.The post 18 Advanced Kickstarter …

Digital Marketing

The 11 Best Kickstarter-Funded Products, According to Kickstarter Employees

Since crowdfunding juggernaut Kickstarter debuted in 2009, it’s been a launchpad for over 100,000 different products — from home objects to …

Shopping