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.
The most popular crowdfunding platform just broke an industry record. Two, actually.
Guest Post What are the fundamental implications crowdfunding campaigns will have on intellectual property (IP) protection and on startup valuations?
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.
Beddit is an ultra-thin sensor that goes under your bedsheets and collects data about your sleep quality, heart rate, breathing rhythm, movement, sleep stages, snoring, and the quality of your sleeping environment.
Editor’s Pick “I’m pretty sure Paypal is an actual terrorist organization,” said one Redditor, who claimed to have lost $1,000 in a PayPal transaction.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Small development studio was in the middle of making a Homeworld-inspired strategy game — and now it’s taking a stab at acquiring the real thing.
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.
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.
Editor’s Pick A growing number of people will attest to the rush of donating their hard-earned cash to projects on crowdfunding sites, and tracking them as they build companies or crash and burn. It’s time we took a deep dive into the mentality of the “serial backer.”
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.
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.