NliteN launched an Indiegogo campaign today for its cheap, 2D LED light bulb that uses 80% less energy than 60 watt incandescent lightbulbs.
One developer has created a web scraper that, he says, shows just how much better Kickstarter is doing than its competition.
Today the Y Combinator startup publicly debuted its open source crowdfunding tool called Crowdhoster that lets any person or organization integrate crowdfunding onto their site, without using any code.
“It’s great new, it’s wonderful,” Giartosio told me this morning from Venice, Italy. “Now I can open PayPal payments again on the campaign.”
Editor’s Pick It’s wonderful to raise money via crowdfunding platforms such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Not so great, however, if PayPal refuses to release the money that supporter have pledged to back your project.
Ubuntu Edge, the innovative Linux-based smartphone-plus-PC, just passed $10 million on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Too bad the team set their goal at $32 million — and there’s just six days to go.
Canary is a device loaded with sensors. It connects to your smartphone and uses machine learning to distinguish between real and false alarms, and help you respond to threats.
Billed as the “the biggest innovation in home medicine since the invention of the thermometer,” the Scanadu Scout is a sensor that allows you to collect and track your vital stats.
Meet the Kreyos Meteor: A smartwatch with voice and gesture control. Meteor is a hands-free, two-way communication device that you can wear on your wrist, on your belt, on your bike, or even on a lanyard around your neck.
Editor’s Pick Crowdfunding is making the startup scene more accessible for entrepreneurs and investors alike, but it is not the right approach for every company and comes with its own set of challenges.
Protestors against Turkey’s government ran a full-page ad in the New York Times today using money from a crowdfunding campaign. They have raised over $100K in one of Indiegogo’s fastest campaigns ever.
Turkish protestors have raised $86,000 on Indiegogo to place a full-page in the New York Times raising awareness about the current political situation in Turkey. It is one of Indiegogo’s fastest political campaigns ever.
CrowdIt is launching today to reign in the next generation of crowdfunding. The company brings networking, mentorship, and support services to the crowdfunding model to increase projects’ likelihood of success after the campaign is closed.
“BC has had legalized crowdfunding for a decade,” super-angel Mike Volker said last night at the Vancouver Enterprise Forum event on crowdfunding. “It’s the only place in North America, and there are no restrictions, no limits.”
Guest Post If you think that participating in crowdfunding simply means investing in smaller companies that launch games and devices on Kickstarter, think again. With crowdfunding volumes reaching $2.7 billion in 2012, it has emerged as a viable, scalable alternative to public and private finance across the globe.
Cult fighter Skullgirls heads to Japanese arcade parlors.
ME Clock launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise money for its system that uses positive psychology and behavioral training to help people achieve their personal goals.
Skycam’s makers plan to sell the hardware at a flat fee of $99 per unit; because it runs on Skype, there are no additional software costs. You’ll be able to monitor the feed from a smartphone, tablet, or a PC.
Skullgirls raised more than $830,000, but PayPal worries that some fans may demand refunds.
With an extensive summer internship program, New York City-based ff Venture Capital hopes to help its portfolio companies and budding entrepreneurs alike.
Why not be a little creative? For $1,000, we’ll hack the DOJ. For $5,000, the FBI. And, for a platinum-level contribution of $10,000, we’ll hack the CIA and finally reveal the truth about Area 51.
Hassle-free home security sounds good, right? Perhaps $160,000 good, if you’re Scout Alarm … with none of that money going to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo.
Skullgirls set a record on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform.
Everyone knows that mobile, social, cloud, and data are big freight trains of change that are blowing up old business models and old business practices. But let’s face it: that train is in the station. What’s next?
It may sound like an impossible dream, but two designers in London have built functioning prototypes of GravityLight, a cheap way for people in developing countries t0 light homes, recharge batteries, or power a radio.
No watches or heavy iPhone docks — this new Kickstarter alternative is only for games and gaming devices .
In recent days, Indiegogo has become a home base for Sandy recovery, with community members turning to peers to fund not-for-profit relief efforts.
Crowdtilt throws the largest crowd funded party ever, when its not saving schools or raising money for wedding gifts.
The Securities and Exchange Commission, which governs investing and trading stocks, is proposing an update that will enable crowdfunders to more easily sell shares in their companies.
Web comic The Oatmeal has raised an extraordinary $1.1 million on Indiegogo to build a museum dedicated to influential inventor Nikola Tesla.
Indiegogo founder and chief executive Adam Chapnick shared six secrets of success for raising money at GROW 2012. And they work, he says, whether you’re crowdsourcing or dealing with venture capitalists.
It’s pack-in day at Campus Party Europe, and Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann arrives with a smile, slightly late, sunglasses on head and water bottle in hand.
Guest Post Crowdfunding has come a long way in a short period of time. What started out as a social experiment several years ago has been validated as a viable means for thousands of people to tap into their inner-entrepreneur. Recent data suggests that crowdfunding – defined here as a contribution toward a project in exchange for non-economic benefits — has enabled more than $1.5 billion to change hands and tens of thousands of projects to get funded, ranging from “passion projects” to real companies.
When marketing executives Michael Migliozzi II and Brian Flatow decided they wanted to buy Pabst Blue Ribbon, a private beer company, they created BuyaBeerCompany.com to ask the public for financial help. The idea was quickly shot down by the SEC, prompting the recent discussion on where “crowdfunding” fits into the scheme of private businesses.