Months after its release, iOS 7 is not yet jailbroken. At least, that’s the popular belief.
In the last full year, more than 1.1 million people donated the equivalent of $30 million in 80 different currencies to the Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia. This year, the Wikipedians are hoping for even more — about $50 million.
Between the GE brand and its substantial capital pool, GE Ventures could probably snag any investment it wants through traditional channels — but the OurCrowd partnership demonstrates GE’s confidence in crowdfunding as a valuable method for company discovery.
Guest Post The JOBS Act attempts to do the impossible: Balance investor protection with the desire to enable companies to raise money from strangers all over the country with minimal red tape.
And I am saying this as one of the earliest proponents of a crowdfunding exemption.
Things are changing over at Kickstarter.
I’m not sure why the Cyclops Cap exists, but I’m glad it does, if only because the pitch video (filled with dancing, explosions, and questionable English) puts a giddy smile on my face.
Editor's Pick Soon, common folk like you and me will be able to invest in the startup (or small business) next door.
Navigating and biking at the same time can be challenging and unsafe, which is the problem Hammerhead is trying to solve. Its device mounts on your handlebars and gives you turn-by-turn directions using LED lights.
The most popular crowdfunding platform just broke an industry record. Two, actually.
Editor's Pick URBAN TxT, a Los Angeles program teach young minority kids to build iPhone apps, open-source technologies, and Facebook apps, is raising $100,000 via nonprofit crowdfunding site Razoo to help black and Latino kids avoid gangs, learn to code, and stay in school.
WePay isn’t interested in individual campaigns anymore. The company’s primary focus now is providing services to other crowdfunding sites through its API.
Guest Post What are the fundamental implications crowdfunding campaigns will have on intellectual property (IP) protection and on startup valuations?
The organization launched its “directed giving” site this morning that connects people living on the brink of homelessness with donors who help them purchase specific goods and services.
Social Venture Network, a non-profit comprised of socially conscious business leaders, wants to inject a bit of diversity into today’s pool of (mostly white, mostly male) entrepreneurs.
Guest Post Can the principles of crowdfunding work within the walls of an established corporation such as IBM?
The startup has launched a white-label crowdfunding solution that real estate entrepreneurs use to raise money for their projects.
Today a massive change in investment financing goes live, killing an 80-year ban on telling people that you are raising money.
Crowdfunding campaigns have never been PayPal’s strong suit, but today the company said it wants to change that.
“We have built the most powerful crowdfunding platform out there,” said CEO James Beshara. “This is the first full-featured crowdfunding mobile app.”
NliteN launched an Indiegogo campaign today for its cheap, 2D LED light bulb that uses 80% less energy than 60 watt incandescent lightbulbs.
For Dragon Innovation, helping hardware makers become legit hardware companies is a bit like teaching them how to walk: It requires a whole lot of hand-holding.
In some ways simple conversations have been the last refuge of our analog past. No longer.
Piglt is an incentive-based crowdfunding platform for higher education expenses and student loan debt. Students offer their current abilities, skills, and products created in exchange for financial contributions.
Inafune raised nearly $1 million, within one day after posting a pitch for his new game Mighty No. 9.
One developer has created a web scraper that, he says, shows just how much better Kickstarter is doing than its competition.
“I’m a dad, I’ve got 2 kids,” project co-founder Jacob Colvin told me this morning. “I had a really close friend who lost their child while we were actually visiting them. We want to be able to provide parents with peace of mind.”
The troubled survival-horror follow-up to Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem hits less than half of its $750,000 target.
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.
Talk about a spectacular failure.
Guest Post Jon Soberg is a managing director at Blumberg Capital.
Guest Post Upstart lets you promise portions of your future income in exchange for crowdfunded capital that you can use to get out of debt or start businesses now. We chatted with founder Dave Girouard to figure out how this works.
Razoo has helped raise over $165 million for nonprofits. Now it is making its crowdfunding-for-causes platform available to individuals who need a leg up.
Spike Lee raised $1.3 million for his movie about blood addicted humans, but some have accused him of hurting younger filmmakers since he is already wealthy and established.
“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.
Last Fourth of July, barbecues generated more CO2 in a single day than many African nations produce in a year. One SolSource solar grill can offset the carbon footprint of 4 Americans.
Editor’s Pick Vibease makes a squishy, Bluetooth-enabled pink vibrator that you control through a mobile app, featuring a marketplace of erotica to bring “fantasies to life.”
MoolaHoop helps women entrepreneurs overcome obstacles to raising venture capital by providing an alternative channels for financing.
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.