Crowd Funding

Indiegogo starts listing initial coin offerings

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced today on its website that it will begin listing a select number of initial coin offerings, in yet another step by the company to move beyond perk-based crowdfunding.<p>While ICOs will be listed on Indiegogo, interested backers will have to go to a portal …

Business

Former Gawker employees are crowdfunding to save Gawker.com from an uncertain fate

Gawker alumni (not including Nick Denton) have come together in an effort to save the now-defunct website. As part of the site’s bankruptcy terms, the website will soon be up for auction. Peter Thiel, who helped bankroll Hulk Hogan’s campaign to kill Gawker, has said that he wanted the ability to …

Journalism

Ataribox preorders and crowdfunding campaign open on December 14

Atari will start taking preorders for its Ataribox game console starting December 14. The New York company will also start its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.<p>In an email blast, Atari said, “We at Atari are thrilled to introduce you to our first new gaming hardware in over 20 years. Welcome to …

Business

Pro skier Julian Carr crowdfunding Super Bowl ad to raise global warming awareness

Pro skier and entrepreneur Julian Carr has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter in hopes of raising the $5.5m needed to buy 30 seconds of …

Advertising (UK)

Butcher Shop Startup Discovers Crowdfunding Magic Via Intuit

What startup entrepreneur hasn’t dreamed of borrowing Cinderella’s fairy godmother or Aladdin’s genie to make their every wish come true? While they …

Small Business

How Patreon's Changes Will Hit Artists And Patrons

Artist funding platform Patreon is making some changes to the way it deals with patron pledges and it's already costing both creators and their …

Bitcoin Wallet Helps Keep Your Bitcoin Mining Rewards Safe From Hackers

With the price of bitcoin surging to historic highs this week, it’s never been more important to make sure that you keep your bitcoin mining horde …

Cryptocurrency

Mad Gaze is a pair of AR smart glasses seeking funding on Kickstarter

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Remember those scenes in the <i>Iron Man</i> movies …

Augmented Reality

Halberd proximity based PC lock, Deskspace planet models, PAL modular light, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

Tweet<p>Share<p>Pin<p>This week we are featuring seven crowdfunding campaigns from Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Click through to read more details about these …

Magnetism

More than 7,500 people just bought a castle in France together — and you can join in for $59

• <b>French locals teamed up with a historic preservation company to save a castle from ruin and destruction.</b>• <b><br>A crowdfunding campaign reached its goal, and will be used to restore the castle and open it to the public.</b>• <b><br>More than 7,500 people came together to make it happen.</b><p>More than 7,500 people just …

French Revolution

Are ICOs the Future of Early Stage Startup Funding?

We’re Witnessing a New Kind of Crowdfunding on the Blockchain<p>Something odd is going on in Silicon Valley and Venture Capital, seed-funding for …

Venture Capital

Crowdfunding is maturing in Turkey

Crowdfunding has deep roots in the Turkish culture. Many Turkish entrepreneurs turn to their families and friends who are generous investors. If a …

Turkey

Adaptalux Studio EFX Lighting Arms Offer 3 New Lighting Effects

Photographers looking for new ways to add extra creativity to their images and photographs may be interested in the newly updated Studio EFX Lighting …

Incorporated

The Dark Side Of Crowdfunding (Nobody Talks About)

By Adam Wears Published: December 06th, 2017 If the worst should ever happen to your health, there's a good chance that you'll turn to a crowdfunding …

Humor

Get a master class in crowdfunding [Deals]

The power of crowdfunding is undeniable. Maybe you’re recording an album, launching a new product, or just trying to fund a potato salad. Crowdfunding has revealed there are countless people eager to throw their money at your projects.<p>Crowdfunding is like anything else that happens online. The more …

Bears Ears Education Center

Bears Ears is rugged and wild, but its land and treasures are delicate.<p>We don’t know if Bears Ears will retain its status as a National Monument. We …

National Parks

Paragon X Everyday Backpack

Phillip Isayev has created a new everyday backpack which has a very sleek design and has been designed to provide extra security as well as keep your …

Cool Stuff

Missmo E-Ink Digital Sticky Note System Hits Kickstarter

Omylis has created a new digital sticky note system called Missmo, that allows users to communicate with friends and family in a way that is more …

Communicate

Smart Motorcycle Helmet PLY Hits Kickstarter From $399

Motorcyclists searching for a new smart motorcycle helmet may be interested in a new piece of kit called PLY, designed and created by EcoCell based …

Worries About Fraud Top List Of Crowdfunding Concerns

In an informal survey of 192 people, only 20% agreed with the statement, “The ‘crowd’ does an effective job of preventing fraud and abuse on crowdfunding sites.” More, 23.9%, disagreed with the statement while a majority, 56.1% were neutral.<p>The responses were among those received to an unscientific …

Entrepreneurship

Sorting the needy from the greedy

A cancer-stricken single mother had her government financial aid cut off after she raised about $900,000 from crowdfunding websites Give.Asia and …

Crowdfunding Call: St Andrews Headstone For The Andersons

From GEOFF SHACKELFORD.COM<p>Kudos to author <b>Roger McStravick</b> for continuing his fine work on behalf of all things <b>St. Andrews</b> by crowdfunding an effort to erect a headstone for three-time <b>Open Champion Jamie Anderson</b> and father <b>Auld Daw Anderson</b>, former <b>Old Course</b> greenkeeper and later, ginger beer seller.<p>…

Golf

Smart Bracelet And Bluetooth Earbud In One

Duet has created a new two in one smart bracelet which provides both an ingenious way to carry your Bluetooth earbuds as well as providing everything …

Gear & Gadgets

I've Raised Close to $2 Million in Crowdfunding Campaigns -- Here Are My Secrets

Follow these seven practical tips to make your campaign a success.<p>I have run three crowdfunding campaigns, all with over 1,000 backers per project, totaling close to $2 million in pledges. One of them raised over $1.2 million for a brand and prototype that I built in six weeks on a $600 …

Entrepreneurship

What Happens When You Can't Deliver Your Kickstarter Project to Backers?

After realizing he'd lose money by fulfilling all his Kickstarter orders, an entrepreneur had to change course.<p><i>Introducing our new podcast,</i> Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer<i>, which features business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side happy,</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Crowdfunding Movies: The Best Crowdfunding Websites for Your Film

You’ve assessed your short film idea and determined that crowdfunding is the best fundraising tool for you. Great! Now you just pick one of the …

Owe

Mid-day impact: Crowd funding site Ketto transfers money it raised for acid attack victim

mid-day impact >> Crowd funding site transfers funds raised for acid attack survivors after this paper’s front-page report on them<p><i>mid-day impact …

Acid Attack

Toronto looks to fill out road safety budget with crowdfunding

The City of Toronto is considering supplementing the budget for a new road safety plan with “e-donations” from citizens concerned with the number of …

Toronto

The World’s First Alternative To Ski Wax Hits The Market With New Kickstarter Campaign Launching On November 30 | Ski Press

British based company, Look No Wax, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help promote its unique eco-friendly alternative to ski wax, ‘Juice …

Skiing

Grind smashes crowdfunding target to raise £1.5m

The company hit its initial goal just two and a half hours after launching the campaign on Crowdcube on Friday.<p>At the time of writing Grind has …

Startups