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Crowdfunding Platforms Need to Be Better Watchdogs, Says Journalist Who Investigated Kickstarter's Biggest European Failure
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Crowdfunding Platforms Need to Be Better Watchdogs, Says Journalist Who Investigated Kickstarter's Biggest European Failure

Some of the sketchiness associated with crowdfunding should be addressed by the platforms themselves, says Mark Harris.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This 'Smart Wallet' Found Success on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. So Why Didn't It Deliver?
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This 'Smart Wallet' Found Success on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. So Why Didn't It Deliver?

Crowdfunding is all about the numbers, but the humans behind the risky campaigns are often hard to calculate.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Less Than a Third of Crowdfunding Campaigns Reach Their Goals
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Less Than a Third of Crowdfunding Campaigns Reach Their Goals

But one platform sees much higher rates of success than the others, according to a new report.
Catherine Clifford
Here's Why Your Failed Crowdfunding Campaign Could Be a Golden Opportunity
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Here's Why Your Failed Crowdfunding Campaign Could Be a Golden Opportunity

Repeat support can be critical, says crowdfunding expert Sally Outlaw, in terms of ginning up early momentum.
Geoff Weiss
If You're Patient, You Can Now Pre-Order the Oculus Rift for $599
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If You're Patient, You Can Now Pre-Order the Oculus Rift for $599

Consumers who backed the original Kickstarter campaign will get the headset for free, Facebook-owned company announced.
Laura Entis
This Hipster Hoodie That Hides a Pillow Is a Sleeper Hit on Kickstarter
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This Hipster Hoodie That Hides a Pillow Is a Sleeper Hit on Kickstarter

Hypnos's inflatable sweatshirt is a napper's dream -- if you're cool with snoozing in public, that is.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Why Motormood Cancelled Its Kickstarter Campaign Days Before Reaching Its $130,000 Goal
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Why Motormood Cancelled Its Kickstarter Campaign Days Before Reaching Its $130,000 Goal

As donations poured in, so did alternative offers, which forced the car gadget startup to completely rethink its launch strategy.
Geoff Weiss
Last Year, Reading Rainbow Raised $5.4 Million on Kickstarter. Then, the Real Work Began.
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Last Year, Reading Rainbow Raised $5.4 Million on Kickstarter. Then, the Real Work Began.

With a record 105,000 backers, the crowdfunding campaign presented logistical challenges, but appears to have made good on its commitments.
Catherine Clifford
Kickstarter Hires Journalist to Investigate Campaign That Failed to Deliver to Backers
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Kickstarter Hires Journalist to Investigate Campaign That Failed to Deliver to Backers

The Zano crowdfunding campaign raised $3.6 million to make mini drones that take pictures and video. Some drones were delivered, but overwhelmingly, backers did not get the rewards they expected.
Catherine Clifford
Former Senior Advisor to President Obama Joins GoFundMe
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Former Senior Advisor to President Obama Joins GoFundMe

Longtime White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer will serve as the popular crowdfunding platform's VP of communications and policy.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Nearly 1 in 10 Kickstarter Projects Fails to Deliver Rewards
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Nearly 1 in 10 Kickstarter Projects Fails to Deliver Rewards

The crowdfunding platform commissioned a University of Pennsylvania professor to do an analysis of the fulfillment rates of funded campaigns on the platform.
Catherine Clifford
The Inventors of This Travel Jacket Set Out to Raise $20,000 With Crowdfunding and Ended Up Raising More Than $10 Million. Here's What Happened Next.
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The Inventors of This Travel Jacket Set Out to Raise $20,000 With Crowdfunding and Ended Up Raising More Than $10 Million. Here's What Happened Next.

This is what it looks like to get 80,000 jackets sourced and manufactured in six months. Hint: It's one long, intense hustle.
Catherine Clifford
This Shaving Strop Makes Razors Last Longer
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This Shaving Strop Makes Razors Last Longer

A part-time singer's company provides a stylish way to save money
12 Cool Products Seeking Funding on Kickstarter
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12 Cool Products Seeking Funding on Kickstarter

Some of the most innovative productivity tools are being launched through crowdfunding campaigns. Here are some I'm excited for.
Peter Gasca
Kickstarter is one of the most popular and recognized crowdfunding platforms geared toward funding creative and artistic projects. Kickstarter follows a pledge-and-reward crowdfunding model, so that backers who pledge money are offered rewards at each monetary level of pledging. The funds must be raised within a set period of time.
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