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10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

Every single one of our Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies captured the minds and wallets of a large group of people. You can't get strangers to part with their money to support your idea unless it's something they have never seen before. But, even among the list of the Top 100, we found a few standouts that were either really futuristic or even a little strange.

From a pen that lets you draw 3D creations, to a company harnessing the power of bioluminescence to make plants glow to something as simple as a Swiss Army-style key ring, here are 10 of the most innovative and bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies.

 

Wobble Works, 3Doodler 3D-printing pen

Funded Amount: $2.34 million

Funding Platform: Kickstarter

Founder and/or CEO: Peter Dilworth, Maxwell Bogue

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Lifx, Wi-Fi enabled LED light bulbs

Funded Amount: $1.31 million

Funding Platform: Kickstarter

Founder and/or CEO: Phil Bosua

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SmartThings, connects everyday objects to the internet

Funded Amount: $1.21 million

Funding Platform: Kickstarter

Founder and/or CEO: Alex Hawkinson

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Radiate Athletics, color-changing workout clothes

Funded Amount: $580K

Funding Platform: Kickstarter

Founder and/or CEO: Kenneth Crockett, Jared Casey

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Glowing Plants, project to create glowing pants

Funded Amount: $484K

Funding Platform: Kickstarter

Founder and/or CEO: Antony Evans, Omri Amirav-Drory, Kyle Taylor

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Oru Kayak, full-size origami boat

Funded Amount: $444K

Funding Platform: Kickstarter

Founder and/or CEO: Ardy Sobhani, Anton Willis

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KeySmart, Minimalist key ring

Funded Amount: $330K

Funding Platform: Kickstarter

Founder and/or CEO: Michael Patrick

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StickNFind Technologies, Bluetooth-powered location stickers

Funded Amount: $932K

Funding Platform: Indiegogo

Founder and/or CEO: Jimmy Buchheim

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Lumio, Modern lamp that unfolds like a book

Funded Amount: $578K

Funding Platform: Kickstarter

Founder and/or CEO: Max Gunawan

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Skell, Bug-A-Salt, insect-eradication device

Funded Amount: $578K

Funding Platform: Indiegogo

Founder and/or CEO: Lorenzo Maggiore

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This article was originally published in the November 2013 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: 10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies.

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