All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘crowdfunding’

Kickstarter Launches ‘Projects We Love’ Badge

Kickstarter Launches ‘Projects We Love’ Badge

There are a ton of projects launched on Kickstarter all the time, and now, the crowdfunding platform has a new way to highlight stand-out projects. On Tuesday, Kickstarter announced the “Projects We Love” badge, which it considers a simple way to feature projects that “go the extra mile”. For example, take this campaign for the release of the already-completed film …

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Kickstarter Finally Comes to Android

Kickstarter Finally Comes to Android

It’s hard to believe, but Kickstarter hasn’t had an Android app until now. They launched an iOS app about three years ago, but despite having a much larger share of the smartphone market, Android has once again been an afterthought. Couldn’t they have just raised money for this through Kickstarter years ago? Either way, it’s here now. Unfortunately it doesn’t …

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Fat Guy Across America Hits $12K, Loses 70 LBS.

Fat Guy Across America, Eric Hites, has now raised $12,652 on GoFundMe.com/FatGuy2015. He’s also got his wife back who is now riding with him and he’s lost over 70 pounds and apparently is inspiring people around the world. Eric has received 432 individual donations so far. Todd Branston while donating $20 stated, “You’re a rockstar. I believe in you. When …

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Etsy Aims To Help Sellers Grow Their Businesses With Crowdfunding

Etsy announced that it is piloting a new crowdfunding platform called Fund on Etsy, which is aimed at helping sellers grow their businesses and create new products. Think of it as a Kickstarter for Etsy products. The company says Fund on Etsy is a new way to expand the “Etsy Economy,” which it is also trying to expand by way …

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Pornhub Wants $3.4M to Make the First Porn in Space

How does sex work in zero gravity? Pornhub wants to find out, and it’s asking for the internet’s help. Monetary help, that is. The massive online porn empire has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for what is calls SEXPLORATION, the first sex tape in space. Pornhub has set a lofty goal of $3.4 million, and has two months …

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Rachael Farrokh: 40 Pound Anorexic Woman Makes Plea For Help On Crowdfunding Site

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, indiegogo and GoFundMe have seen their share of people asking support for their latest movies, inventions or what not. But Rachael Farrokh’s crowdfunding page is asking for something more, it’s asking for help in saving her life. The 37-year-old SoCal resident has been battling anorexia for the past decade and has left the 5’7” Rachael barely …

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Should Entrepreneurs Seek Crowdfunding?

A lot of entrepreneurs in todays landscape must decide whether or not to go the crowdfunding route. If you ask multi-billionaire Richard Branson, you’re probably best off at least considering it. Branson has been an investor in popular crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, and in the UK, his Virgin StartUp has partnered with Crowdfunder to help entrepreneurs raise money for their projects. …

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Super Troopers 2 Hits Crowdfunding Goal in a Day

We meow live in a world where we, the people, are spending our hard-earned money to help get movies off the ground. We did it for Veronica Mars, Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here, Rooster Teeth’s Lazer Team, Blue Mountain State: The Movie, Spike Lee’s newest joint, and many, many more. Now, it’s the boys of Super Troopers‘ turn. The …

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Exploding Kittens Most Successful Games Kickstarter Ever

Exploding Kittens is an analog card game for 2-5 players. It is also incredibly highly aniticipated. Exploding Kittens closed down its crowd funding window last night, earning a historic total of $8.78 million from a record-breaking total of 219,382 backers. Luke Crane, community manager for games at Kickstarter, admitted, “Until Exploding Kittens came along, we hadn’t seen the Internet at …

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Anna Cardwell Launches GoFundMe Campaign, Deletes It

Anna Cardwell, of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo infamy, recently launched a vague $20,000 GoFundMe campaign, which she has since taken down. Cardwell’s GoFundMe page presently seems to be missing key information after her cancelling of it, but the page can still be accessed. Cardwell, 20, explained her desire for $20,000: Anna for here comes honey boo boo and Im …

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Kickstarter Adds Shipping Options

Kickstarter announced the addition of a new feature that includes more built-in options for managing shipping of rewards for contributors. As the company acknowledges, this has been kind of a pain in the past. “There are times when sorting out shipping details for a Kickstarter project can get complicated,” Kickstarter says in a blog post “Figuring out the budgets and …

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Reddit Launches ‘Redditmade’ Crowdfunding Beta

Reddit announced a new crowdfunding project called redditmade, which is now in open beta. The company says it hopes the endeavor will lead to stronger subreddit communities, and allow redditors to better collaborate and support one another. Reddit says, “redditmade is a new place to turn the best designs and products by the community into reality. redditmade gives you the …

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Kickstarter Opens Up in Scandinavia, Ireland

Kickstarter has just opened up projects in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Ireland – so if you’re a creator in one of those countries you can launch your kickstarter right now. “People in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Ireland are some of the most creative in the world, and we can’t wait to see what projects they have in store for us. …

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Star Trek Town in Canada Crowdfunds Building Functional, Full-Size Enterprise

In the Canadian Badlands, in the province of Alberta, there is a little town called Vulcan. The folks in Vulcan take the responsibility inherent in their name seriously. Every year, they host a mid-summer Star Trek celebration and festival called Spock Days. They are the Official Star Trek Capital of Canada, and the spiritual center of the Star Trek universe. …

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Indiegogo’s iOS App Goes Global, Android App on the Way

Crowdfunding company Indiegogo has just joined the ranks of those with a native iOS app, launching the new version Thursday morning. The app was first launched about a month ago in Canada only – but with today’s worldwide launch, we can finally say that Indiegogo has a real app. The app lets you browse and save campaigns, claim campaign perks, …

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Elon Musk Gives $1M to Nikola Tesla Museum

In 2012, popular internet comic Matthew Inman, better known as The Oatmeal, published his most-viral comic to date – an ode to Nikola Tesla, who he called “the greatest geek who ever lived.” In it, he argued that the only thing Edison ever pioneered was douchebaggery, and that Tesla was the real hero who should be championed. Shortly after, Inman …

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Kickstarter Tosses Rules, Human Review for Some New Projects

Here’s the thing about some people–they’re shits. Here’s the thing about the internet–some of those people use it. Here’s the the about Kickstarter (or any other crowdfunding site for that matter)–it’s the internet asking you for money. Kickstarter, although it’s done its best (arguably better than any other crowdfunding site) to prevent it, is a place where liars, cheats, crooks, …

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Video Explains Why John McAfee Is ‘The Real Most Interesting Man In The World’

John McAfee has a new video out. It’s a parody of the Dos Equis “The Most Interesting Man in the World” campaign in which McAfee is “The REAL Most Interesting Man in the World”. It’s an ad for crowdfunding company Qikfunder. The voice in the video says, “He is such a master of disguise that while being hunted as an …

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Heavy Duty 3D Printer Takes To Kickstarter

Crowdfunding is arguably the best thing to happen to 3D printing in years. Instead of just having a number of big manufacturers making all the 3D printers, we now have an explosion of open source and inexpensive printers hitting the market thanks to Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Speaking of which, another 3D printer looking for your consideration has just hit Kickstarter …

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Genius Asks Kickstarter for $8 Burrito, Gets Hundreds of Dollars

Good use of popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter–or best use of popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter? Screw getting a movie made or funding a cool new 3D printer. Kickstarter was made for supporting man’s quest to experience a Chipotle burrito in as many ways as possible, and rank those experiences on a so-called “deliciousness graph.” Enter Noboru Bitoy (who claims no affiliation …

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Run Crowdfunding Campaigns On Your Web Site With Indiegogo Outpost

When one thinks of crowdfunding, they usually think of Kickstarter first. After all, a lot of successful projects get funded through the Web site. That may be a problem though. Would a campaign get more backers if the company or person involved could run two campaigns at once simultaneously? That’s a question Indiegogo wants to answer. Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced …

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This Anarchist Wants To Use Bitcoin to Crowdfund Assassins

Forbes author Andy Greenberg wrote today about an encrypted email he received from a person who called themselves Kuwabatake Sanjuro. Sanjuro claimed to have designed a Deepweb site called the Assassination Market, which apparently has the capability to “crowdfund” political assassinations in a similar manner as Kickstarter. For the technically unfamiliar, “the Deepweb” or “DarkNet” (depending on who you’re talking …

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Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian Talks Open Internet with Stephen Colbert

Last night, Stephen Colbert’s guest on The Colbert Report was reddit co-founder and open internet advocate Alexis Ohanian. Ohanian is promoting his new book, Without Their Permission, where he explores “the future of the internet for fun, profit, and the good of humankind.” What Colbert refers to as “cultural socialism” is actually the democratization of the internet, and more importantly, …

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Strangers Help Bisexual GA Teen After His Parents Kicked Him Out

After a Georgia man learned of parents disowning a teen in his area because they found out he is bisexual, the man started a campaign on GoFundMe.org to raise money for the teen. Since the campaign’s October 22 start date, total strangers have donated more than $18,000 to help the teen secure a place to live, purchase a car and …

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Kickstarter Australia and New Zealand Goes Live for Project Building

Last month, Kickstarter announced that they would soon open up to projects based in Australia and New Zealand – but didn’t give an exact timeframe for the launch. Wonder no more, today the company says that people in those regions can start building their projects today. Note that this is simply the kickoff – the project building time. Kickstarter says …

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This Site Offers Real-Time Predictions on the Success of Kickstarter Projects

Wondering whether it’s worth your time to pledge your hard-earned cash toward a particular Kickstarter campaign? Maybe this will help. The site’s called Sidekick, and it “shows real-time predictions of the success of Kickstarter campaigns.” You can sort projects by category, as well as their monetary goals and how much time is remaining in the campaigns. Beside each project, you’ll …

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Kickstarter Sees Over $3M in Pledges in First Month in Canada

It’s been exactly a month since Kickstarter allowed Canadian creators to launch their projects, and today the crowdfunding site is sharing some stats from a pretty busy first month. According to Kickstarter, creators launched 301 projects in the past 30 days, 19 of which have been successfully funded. Over $3.2 million (CAD) has been pledged by over 47,000 unique backers. …

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Kickstarter Gets a Like Button for Project Updates

You could always show your support for a specific Kickstarter project by sharing it on Facebook or Twitter, or of course backing it with some of your hard-earned cash. Now, you can show you’re on board with the latest news from project creators by clicking Kickstarter’s new like button. According to Kickstarter, the new like button will appear in three …

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Kickstarter Expanding to Australia and New Zealand ‘Soon’

Kickstarter has announced that it will open up to Australia- and New Zealand-based projects soon. While there is no official launch date, the company promises that project creators in those countries will have access to its platform “in the very near future.” Kickstarter currently operates in the US and the UK. Entrepreneurs in Canada are able to start building their …

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Kite Patch Looks to Make You Invisible to Mosquitos with Wildly Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

When it comes to defending yourself against one of life’s greatest nuisances, mosquitos, you’re pretty much limited to a few unappealing options. You can just stay inside – that usually helps. But what’s the fun in that? You can light citronella candles and torches – but does anyone really think that works? Of course, you can spray yourself with deet …

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