All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Kickstarter’

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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Yelp Documentary ‘Billion Dollar Bully’ Reaches Funding Goal

Last week, a Kickstarter campaign kicked off to raise money for a documentary called Billion Dollar Bully, which delves into accusations about Yelp’s business practices that have haunted the company for years. Businesses often claim that Yelp salespeople call them to try to get them to advertise, and when they decline Yelp responds by burying positive reviews and letting negative …

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Exploding Kittens Breaks Records For Crowdfunding

Exploding Kittens closed down their crowdfunding site on Kickstarter Thursday. The old-school card game began their month long crowdfunding drive with a goal of $10,000 to produce 500 card decks. However, the premise of Exploding Kittens was so incredibly popular that they reached their $10,000 goal in the very first hour. When Exploding Kittens closed down their site on Thursday, …

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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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“Exploding Kittens” Creator Getting Ulcers

“Exploding Kittens” is now the most-backed kickstarter campaign in the history of Kickstarter. The card game, which revolves around, well, exploding kittens, and its creator were seeking only $10,000 to make the game. “Exploding Kittens” has now officially raised over $4 million in funds for the project. That is over 48,000% funded! The creator of “Exploding Kittens” must be beside …

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Tumblr Gets A Buy Button, Partners With Etsy, Artsy, Kickstarter, DoSomething

Tumblr is the latest social media platform to add a buy button enabling users to purchase items from posts. As you may know, such a feature is currently being tested by both Facebook and Twitter. Tumblr has partnered with Etsy, Artsy, Kickstarter, or DoSomething for the feature, which isn’t limited to the word “buy,” but also includes “pledge,” and reportedly …

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‘The Big Bang Theory’ in Lego Form

The Big Bang Theory will soon be produced in a whole new way. Lego announced it’s going to create a set based on the hit CBS show. Following in the very successful footsteps of sets based on Ghostbusters, The Simpsons, and Back to the Future, this latest pop-culture institution will be forever cast in plastic and eventually sold on a …

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NoPhone: Kickstarter Campaign for Fake Phone Raises $18,000 of $5,000 Goal

It’s being pitched as the “New and Unimproved NoPhone,” and called “a technology-free alternative to constant hand-to-phone contact that allows you to stay connected with the real world.” What it does may shock you. Actually, it is tempting to say that the NoPhone does … nothing. The developers say plainly that the features are: Battery free No upgrades necessary Shatterproof …

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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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Marty McFly Hoverboard Could Become Reality Through Kickstarter

For those who grew up in the 80s, a childhood dream could be close at hand. Californian architect Greg Henderson has developed a hoverboard that floats in mid-air similar to Marty McFly’s famous gadget in the film Back to the Future II. The idea came to Henderson as he was researching building structures that can withstand earthquakes. One of 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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Zach Braff Describes Odd Kickstarter Requests

Zach Braff was so grateful when the film he wrote and directed with his brother, Wish I Was Here, got fully funded on Kickstarter that he agreed to some pretty odd requests from contributors. “This one guy was a dentist and wanted me to read a greeting for people in his waiting room. So I did it! Welcome to Dr. …

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