Crowd Funding

Crowdfunding project of the week: Cosmo Connected smart break light for motorcyclists

It’s time for another ‘Crowdfunding project of the week”, where we highlight the hottest projects from sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. This one goes to my fellow motorcycle riders as they make their way back home safe this Sunday afternoon. Today’s featured campaign will keep you visible and …

Assistive Technology

Waving or drowning? What's the situation with Kickstarter / photo printing service Flag?

Do you recall Flag? The app that wanted to take your photos and print them for free, funded by advertising on the reverse of the photo? If you do …

Kickstarter

Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler: 'We're here to empower people to take over the mainstream'

As Hollywood descended on the south of France on a mild spring day in 2015 for the annual Cannes Film Festival, seasoned directors Brad Bird and Cameron Crowe were hoping to steal the show with the release of their latest blockbusters Tomorrowland and Aloha respectively.<p>The pair were soon …

Kickstarter

10 of the Best and Cheapest Fidget Spinners and Cubes

If you can't seem to keep yourself still and need something, anything, to occupy your hands, the sudden explosion of fidget toys is just what you …

Shopping

5 Lessons From the Biggest Kickstarter Campaigns

Of the top 5 well-funded campaigns, only 1 has launched a successful product.<p>Kickstarter turned eight-years-old today, so I thought it might be interesting to look at the Kickstarter campaigns that generated the most money to see what entrepreneurs can learn from the experience.<p>Leaving out projects …

Exploding Kittens

Kickstarter hits $3 billion in pledges—here are 5 of its huge wins and 2 fails

The seed for Kickstarter was planted in 2001, when co-founder Perry Chen was living in New Orleans and wanted to bring a pair of DJs to town for Jazz …

Kickstarter

What 10,000 Kickstarter projects reveal about Canada's entrepreneurs - Montreal

SmartHalo co-founder Xavier Peich shows of his device, which allows cyclists to navigate the roads through a GPS system. The Montreal-based company …

Canada

An Empowering Way to Respond to Hurtful People

<i>When pain cuts deep and resolution is nowhere near, ask yourself this question to bring healing and hope.</i><p>I can vividly remember certain times in my …

Mind

MST3K's Joel Hodgson & Jonah Ray on the pressures (and obscure references) of the Netflix revival

If you're like a lot of <i>MST3K</i> fans, you've been spending a lot of time lately in the not-too-distant future – oh, about next Sunday, A.D. – reveling …

TV

The Market's Resurrection of Mystery Science Theater 3000

Almost 20 years after being canceled, comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000(MST3K) has returned.<p>During its original run in the 90s, MST3K earned …

Economics

With Investment In Nomiku, Samsung Expands Presence In The “Connected Kitchen”

Today Nomiku, maker of sous vide immersion circulators, announced their latest generation connected cooking appliance and the launch of a …

Automation

TCP Capital Equity Offering: Is It Still A Buy?

TCPC announced an equity offering last week providing investors with a potential buying opportunity.<p>The offering was accretive to current …

Stocks

How Tortuous is Writing an MST3K Episode?

By now, you’ve probably blown through all 14 new episodes of <i>Mystery Science Theater 3000</i> on Netflix, experiencing the whole new experiments in …

TV

Plastc folds after raking in millions for smart credit cards it never shipped

SAN FRANCISCO — Another crowdfunded Bay Area startup has closed its doors without shipping customers the products they paid for, a failure that …

Venture Capital

Craft Beer "Punks" BrewDog Announce $1.24 Billion Valuation, Partial Acquisition by Equity Firm

BrewDog has done it again, and by “it” we mean make headlines with a business move involving a large sum of money.<p>BrewDog, the self-proclaimed …

Beer

Here’s How Kickstarter Plans To Make Sure It’s Not Just A Gadget Marketplace

The biggest name in crowdfunding is recruiting projects that emphasize science and creativity.<p>For years, it’s been easy to mistake Kickstarter for an electronics store.<p>advertisement<p>It started when devices such as the Oculus Rift VR headset, Ouya game console, and Pebble smartwatch raised millions …

Innovation

Self-Declared Bitcoin Creator Sees Company He Inspired Sold to Private Equity

In the ever-changing world of cryptocurrencies, Craig Wright has become something of a fixture. The 46-year old computer scientist, who claims to …

Bitcoin

Our Conversation with ClickIPO's Scott Coyle

ClickIPOis a mobile platform that lets everyday investors discover and invest in initial public offerings (IPOs) and secondary offerings using their existing brokerage account.<p>In this episode of <i>Industry Focus: Tech</i>, Motley Fool analyst Dylan Lewis interviews Scott Coyle, CEO of ClickIPO, about the …

Investing

​Kickstarter 101: When and how to run a crowdfunding campaign

CNET@Work: The crowdfunding platform offers access to capital and an engaged customer base, but it takes work to launch a successful campaign.<p><i>With technology increasingly intertwined with all aspects of business,</i> CNET@Work <i>can help you -- prosumers to small businesses with fewer than five employees</i> …

Kickstarter

Why Flybrix skipped crowdfunding to launch its LEGO drone kits

Flybrix first dreamed up a drone that kids could build with LEGO bricks in 2015. At the time, co-founders Amir Hirsch, Robb Walters and Holly Kasun debated the merits of launching with a crowdfunding campaign. They craved the exposure that brands like Pebble and Oculus or Scanadu attracted on …

Lego

inspirational-photography-projects-april-edition

The photography section of Kickstarter has seen over 10,000 projects since its launch eight years ago. In fact there are 90 live inspirational …

Kickstarter

If at First You Don't Succeed: Restarting an Unsuccessful Kickstarter Campaign

Kickstarter can be a great way to validate an idea before you build it into a business. If the original idea doesn't gain any traction on …

Kickstarter

Meet Yielders: the first Islamic digital leader to get FCA accreditation

Yielders crowdfunding helps muslims get on the property ladder.<p>London has long been a diverse melting pot of culture. Now, that diversity is starting …

FinTech

These investments are at double digit discounts – one reason to give unquoted firms another look

Is it time for investors to set aside their doubts over unlisted businesses and take a fresh look at the “private equity” investment trusts that hold them?<p>Recent developments, such as a huge £1bn special dividend from one of these trusts, Electra Private Equity, have underlined the value in private …

Stocks

Facebook Ads Case Study: The Million Dollar Indiegogo Campaign

At AdEspresso, we’re asked quite often about case studies, so we decided to collect a few top stories among our customers and share them with all of …

Digital Marketing

Spotify may issue stock but skip the IPO. How that could avoid the SNAP effect... or not.

Teens' favorite companies are growing up. On March 2, we saw an initial public offering from Snapchat-maker Snap, and recent reports suggest …

IPOs

Rocky Mountain Land Library hits ambitious Kickstarter goal, sets its sights higher

Jeff Lee and Ann Marie Martin’s dream of turning a dilapidated South Park cattle ranch into a literary “home on the range” reached its ambitious …

Denver

LSE launches private placement platform

Capital to come from institutional investors such as BlackRock, Fidelity and Carlyle

Private Equity

Make a Ninja Star Fidget Spinner

Makers continue to go crazy over fidget spinners, those little adult stress toys that you hold between two fingers and mindlessly spin while you’re on the phone, brainstorming, or planning to take over the world. The popularity of these adult shut-up toys has gotten to the point where people are …

Woodworking

Kickstarter ALWAYS Works: A Cautionary Tale

Hello Mayday Fans!<p>Well, we have had a crazy week. Bucket King 3D was initially rejected by Kickstarter as being too similar to the previous version …

Investing