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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The True Terror Of Caffeine Is That We Run Out Of The Stuff

Caffeine is the most widely consumed drug on the planet. It’s in everything from coffee and tea to chocolate and energy bars. What happens then when caffeine runs out? Do we just stop ingesting the stuff, or do we go…

Shaq Fu Is Back, Seeks Funding on Indiegogo

In 1994, Shaq would lend his name to a fighting game that went down in history as one of the worst video games ever made. Now Shaq Fu is back, and we’re promised that they won’t “FU it up” this…

Katherine Heigl Raising Funds for ‘Jenny’s Wedding’

Katherine Heigl was noticeably absent from the Hollywood scene for a time, as reported in the video clip above, because no one wants to work with her. It seems the actress, along with her manager–mom Nancy Heigl–is known for making…

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…

An Affordable Metal 3D Printer Looks For Funding On Indiegogo

The cost of plastic-based 3D printers have gone down tremendously over the years thanks in part to innovations in construction and the expiration of key patents. That will continue to be the case as desktop 3D printers continue to become…

3Dsimo Is The Future Proof 3D Printer Pen

Earlier this year, a 3D printer pen called the 3Doodler took to Kickstarter asking for a modest $30,000. As it turns out, people really liked the idea of being able to create 3D printed objects with only a pen and…

3D Babies Takes The Creepy Crown From Those 3D Printed Fetuses

Remember those 3D printed fetuses that were all the rage in Japan last year? It was a little creepy, sure, but at least it was a little endearing. A similar project from the U.S. is now seeking funding, but it’s…

Here’s Another Cheap Resin-Based 3D Printer For Your Consideration

Resin-based 3D printers are expensive. They got cheaper last year with the Form 1 – a stereolithographic 3D printer that only costs $2,299. Now they’re getting even cheaper with printers going as low as $100. The latest isn’t that cheap,…

The Cheapest 3D Printer Ever Takes To Kickstarter

Are you in the market for a 3D printer, but find that the current asking price of a few hundred dollars is still too much? What about a 3D printer for less than $100? It may sound impossible, but one…

The FABtotum Is More Than Just A 3D Printer

Last week, I said that Zeus from AIO Robotics may be the new god of 3D printers. That’s because it could print, scan and fax 3D printed designs all in the confines of one machine. It’s going to hit Kickstarter…

Ubuntu Edge Doesn’t Reach $32 Million In Funding, Canonical Remains Optimistic

The Ubuntu Edge was a highly ambitious smartphone with an equally ambitious Indiegogo campaign. Canonical hoped to raise $32 million in a month to fund the creation of what it saw as the future of smartphones, but it only managed…

Family Guy Chicken Fight Gets Live Action Reenactment

This is something that should be filed under “when crowd-funding goes right,” because what we have is fantastic allocation of donated funds. The idea for a live action reenactment of Peter Griffin’s famous fight with the Chicken was posted over…

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…

Ubuntu Wants $32 Million To Make A Smartphone

Ubuntu announced earlier this year that it was bringing its unique flavor of Linux to smartphones and tablets. At the time, it said that it was working with carriers to bring hardware to the market. Now it’s taking its plea…

This iPhone/Cup Holder Is the Ultimate First World Problem Solver

A new solution to a first world problem wants your money. How often do you find yourself unable to properly text, Facebook, or play Temple Run because you’re forced to use one of your free hands holding a cup of…