We might be unsuccessful at getting congress to double NASA’s funding to a full cent on every taxed dollar, but look out when someone starts a crowdfunding campaign.
In huge news for the venture capital world, the SEC officially announced that it will not recommend enforcement action against online investment platform FundersClub.
Online investment platform WeFunder finds and features promising startups, and connects them with a community of 14,000 accredited investors.
Watsi is a crowdfunding platform that helps fund basic medical treatments for people in need.
Microryza is a crowdfunding platform for scientific research projects.
Between Kickstarter and private investors, Carmageddon has a budget of around $4 million.
Agricultural investment platform Fquare announces a new crowdfunding platform that connects investors with local farmers to grow food for food banks.
Crowdfunding platform Flattr will now allow people to donate money for content they find on the web using the favorite or like buttons that already exist on many social networks, the company announced today.
The latest Kickstarter darling comes from an unlikely source: teen television.
Editor’s Pick In terms of sheer numbers of projects, Kickstarter isn’t quite what it used to be.
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.
At the Launch festival, a new crowdfunding app serves as a buzz barometer for what the 5,000-plus attendees think of the startups as they launch out of stealth mode.
Brian Fargo is raising more Kickstarter money to revive a beloved role-playing franchise, even before he finishes his last crowdfunded title.
Kickstarter emerged the people’s winner at the 2013 Academy Awards, second only to Jennifer Lawrence, who earned millions of admirers (and several memes) when she tripped on her dress.
Lab Zero Games is asking for $150,000 to fund a new downloadable character.
Guest Post Crowdfunding, angel investing, friends-and-family rounds — if you’re new to startup investment, read this article before writing your first check.
Kickstarter has finally launched an iOS application that gives you access to many of the site’s core features, including tracking projects you’ve started or funded, commenting on projects, and the ability to find new things to fund.
Taylor says, “This business is really, really tough.”
How does a free online game sell itself without giving paying players an advantage? Development studio Grinding Gear Games decided to sell the audience.
Crowdfunding-for-causes platform Rally.org expands into Europe and opens a startup incubator in its Berlin office.
Guest Post A stock exchange for small businesses could alleviate the liquidity problems that face small companies in the United States today.
With last-minute pleas from American McGee, Spicy Horse’s Akaneiro: Demon Hunters hits its Kickstarter target.
Christie Street, the product-focused funding platform, has just funded its first project. Kickstarter should pay attention.
Crowdtilt releases a “Wordpress for crowdfunding” site that enables anyone to easily enable raise money on their site.
As promised during CES, Pebble has begun shipping its long-awaited smartwatch to Kickstarter backers today.
Guest Post Earlier this month, the Internet learned of a Kickstarter backer who brought a lawsuit against a Kickstarter project creator.
Guest Post As Dell’s first Entrepreneur in Residence, I constantly have an ear to the ground of the entrepreneur community. I predict that the following trends will shape the world of entrepreneurialism in 2013.
Guest Post By allowing the crowd to decide if an idea has merit, crowdfunding can help cure the biases that still afflict investors.
The world’s thinnest watch, made from razor-thin aluminum, the absolute minimum of electronics, and an E Ink display, has now reached 250 percent of its funding goal in just a few days.
Eccentric, unnecessary, and often downright insane, here are the inductees into GamesBeat’s Kickstarter gaming gadget hall of shame.
Oculus VR’s virtual-reality headset provides a real, immersive 3D experience.
Crowd funding platform CircleUp has raised $7.5 million for up-and-coming consumer products companies.
Kickstarter released it’s “best-of” list for 2012, and the numbers are shocking. 2,41 million people funded at least one project, pledging a total of $319 million — over $600 per minute over the course of the year. And 18,109 projects were successfully funded.
After skating into our hearts at the DEMO conference this spring, the electric skateboard Zboard has also conquered CES.
Guest Post Investment Bankers have traditionally been the gatekeepers of access to the capital markets. It is time for crowdfunding to play a greater role.
Kickstarter users have been very good to filmmakers, according to the latest funding numbers.
The do-it-yourself tech trend is coming to games.
Axis Game Factory tools will help developers build their own game worlds.
Big failures and surprise successes marked 2012 for the games industry.