Crowd Funding

Crowdfunding conundrum: Why the magic device you backed may never show up

In recent months, I’ve gotten emails from backers of three different Indiegogo and Kickstarter campaigns. I wrote articles about all three products …

New Semi-Modular Synthesizer For iPad, S-Modular

<b>Paul Betowski</b> has introduced <b>S-Modular</b>, a new semi-modular software synth for iPad.<p><b>Betowski says that</b> S-Modular is designed to be ‘reminiscent of …

Synthesizers

FOCX Compact Everyday Smart Wallet

Make light of the things you carry with the FOCX Compact Everyday Wallet. Designed to be at your side all day every day, this wallet offers modern …

Crowdfunding Spotlight - Dice of Pirates

Crowdfunding Spotlight – Dice of Pirates<p>/ October 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM / Tabletop Features, Tabletop Games<p>The latest entry into the category of games …

Board Games

OmniHub Modular MacBook Thunderbolt 3 Hub Hits Kickstarter

MacBook owners looking for a way to restore missing ports on their laptop may be interested in a new MacBook Thunderbolt 3 Hub, created by the …

Laptops

What happens when crowdfunding dreams die?

By the time David Woodward shipped the finished products to more than 600 financial backers around the world, some had already forgotten about the self-watering planters they had supported four years ago through Kickstarter's online crowdfunding platform.<p>"But they were happy to hear that they were …

Wharton School

The 11 coolest crowdfunding hits in the Nordics 2017 - Business Insider Nordic

Heya<p>In crowdfunding, there really are no limits.<p>With the public deciding what flies and what doesn't, platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo give tech enthusiasts a chance to go from idea to global hit in just a matter of months.<p>From audio-powered cushions to digital beer fermentation, we dug …

Sweden

Comment on New $199 Electronic Wind MIDI Instrument, The Vindor ES1 by Lady App-titude

Here’s a tip. Start with sound examples that don’t sound like total sh*t.The price is about the only thing that they seem to be doing right here. …

Midi

To predict crowdfunding, scan consumers' brains - Futurity

Understanding what consumers want is a tricky business, especially when they don't always know. Now, researchers may have a solution: brain scans.

Culture

G-RO's New Companion Bags: Backpacks, Office and Check-In Bags: The most successful crowdfunded luggage campaign ever returns to Kickstarter with four new products

With four new companion bags, G-RO hopes to tackle additional traveler needs—this time addressing the backpack and day-to-day office trips. For the first time since their (bag-related) record breaking Kickstarter campaign in 2015, the brand returns with a new G-RO campaign to fund it all. Through …

Carbon Fiber

Crowdfunding campaign for Northern California fire victims shut down due to cannabis ties - The Cannifornian

An online payment company has shut down a fundraising campaign set up to support cannabis cultivators who’ve been impacted by the deadly wildfires in …

Cannabis

Monolith Smart Mirror Hits Kickstarter (video)

Northern Elements has unveiled a new smart mirror which the development team says revolutionary and takes the form of the Monolith, which is this …

Kickstarter

Action Jacket, a new fanny pack, travel backpacks, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

Here are our picks for this week’s notable crowdfunding projects that we think are worthy of your pledge considerations.The Action Jacket<b>blurb by</b> …

Vortx will bring your games and movies to life with bursts of hot and cold

This week’s Kickstarter promises to make your PC games significantly more immersive<p>Alphr Kickstarter of the week: Vortx<p>A powerhouse gaming PC can …

Mount Everest

Summiteer launch crowdfunding effort to boost British gear manufacturing | The Great Outdoors

13th October 2017<p><b>Summiteer launch crowdfunding campaign to get their new Cumbrian factory off the ground</b><p>The brand have set up a small factory just …

Backpacking

Indiegogo's Founder Shares 4 Tips to Get Your Crowdfunding Campaign Funded

Launching an Indiegogo campaign? Here are some tips for success from Indiegogo co-founder Slava Rubin.<p>Launching a successful crowdfunding campaign is easier said than done. But don't let that discourage you: There are certain things you can do to set yourself up to get funded.<p>And who better to …

Entrepreneurship

The Recipes For Crowdfunding Success On Kickstarter -- And What To Avoid

What are the keys to some of Kickstarter’s most successful campaigns like Coolest Cooler or Oculus Rift? Conversely, how should we analyze the crowdfunding flops like the Cuppress, a coffee capsule sealing machine which is both economical and user-friendly?<p>Too little is known about the recipes for …

Entrepreneurship

Mooz: 3-in-1 3D printing, laser engraving, CNC carving machine smashes $50K Kickstarter goal

South Korean 3D printing startup Mooz has launched a Kickstarter for its transformable 3D printer, the Mooz. The machine has interchangeable heads …

3D Printing

Sega Dreamcast: Collected Works Kickstarter nears final hours, adds Yu Suzuki signed edition tier

The Sega Dreamcast: Collected Works Kickstarter ends today, with the current pledged amount sitting at £122,127 of a £68,000 goal. As the campaign …

SEGA

(Update) Swery's The Good Life failed on Fig, so he's gonna try Kickstarter

'The only way to truly fail is to give up'<p>[<b>Update:</b> Fig has sent us a reply to explain things from its perspective. A Fig representative says that the …

Happiness

Crowdfunding Your Home

CMG Financial's new HomeFundMe program helps buyers come up with money for a down payment on a home. President Chris George explains why his company …

Yeovil Ladies launch crowd funding in bid to stay in WSL

<b>Yeovil Town Ladies have launched a crowd funding page in a bid to raise the money needed to maintain their top-tier status next season.</b><p>The women's top tier is to become a full-time professional league from next season and Yeovil need to secure £350,000 or risk losing their place.<p>The deadline to …

It’s not ok for billion-dollar companies to crowdfund

Crowdfunding has traditionally been a platform where the little guys go to get a leg up. Creators get the chance to share their ideas, and we’re able to do something positive if we like what we see. We chip in, take a little leap of faith, and maybe see something realised that wouldn’t have …

Startups

Freecube Modular Smart System Can Charge, Light, Play, Show And More (video)

Freecube is a new modular smart system which has been created specifically for Apples latest smartphones in the form of the iPhone 8 and iPhone …

Gear & Gadgets

Author told his book 'The Madonna of Bolton' is 'too gay' to publish, turns to crowdfunding

Being told your novel about growing up gay in the 1980s is "too gay" isn't particularly constructive criticism.<p>Matt Cain is editor-in-chief at …

LGBTQ

Firefly Swiss Army Fire Starter Stick Hits Its Goal (video)

Tortoise Gear is celebrating reaching their pledge goal of $28,000 this week to help take their awesome Swiss army knife fire starting accessory into …

Swiss Army Knives

New 'frank' smartphone design wasn't a copycat, Ottawa creator maintains

Company paid for existing design online to avoid expensive original look<p>The creator of the new 'frank' smartphone says he wishes he would have been …

Canada

What Authors Need to Know About Crowdfunding Their Book: A Case Study by the Numbers

Today’s guest post is by James Haight, who is currently awaiting the launch of his debut novel, <i>Jack & Coke</i>, and spends his time helping other authors …

Publishing

‘Terrain Of Magical Expertise’ Kickstarter Funded In 48 Hours; Stretch Goals Revealed

The “Terrain of Magical Expertise” RPG is now a sure thing after its Kickstarter project reached its initial goal of $75,000 in just a span of 48 …

RPGs

Why Crowdfunding Leaves Other Growth Tactics in the Dust

The World Bank has predicted that global investment in crowdfunding will hit $93 billion by 2025. What will you do to get in on this trend?<p>When you’re a startup, you’re almost always worried about the overall growth of your business. While raising enough capital is a huge concern, other factors …

Marketing