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Kickstarter

Finance

Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

We're all in this together: Take a look at our exclusive list of 100 companies that are crowdfunding success stories.
Finance

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

There are plenty of intriguing companies on our Top 100 list, but from glowing plants to a life-sized origami boat, here's a look about some of the most bizarre.
Finance

New Crowdfunding Platform Gives Hardware Innovators Realistic Production Sources

HWTrek offers hardware innovators the opportunity to prove their business model to experts, consumers and manufacturers.
Starting a Business

This Startup Wants Your Water Filter to Be Beautiful

Tapping into the water-filter market, startup Soma explains how it is looking to turn the business on its head.
Technology

MakerBot Unveils a Desktop 3-D Scanner for $1,400

The Brooklyn-based additive manufacturing company says that it is accepting pre-orders for its MakerBot Digitizer, which will begin shipping in October.
Starting a Business

How a First-Time Entrepreneur's Kickstarter Project Landed on Toys 'R' Us Shelves in Less Than a Year

Industry insiders laughed at the engineering toy for girls, but its inventor was determined to change the landscape of the 'pink aisle.' Entrepreneur Debbie Sterling shares how she transformed her idea into a million-dollar company.
Starting a Business

Kickstarter's Crowdfunding Competitors That Also Help Deliver the Goods

Once a successful crowdfunding campaign ends, the pressure is on for entrepreneurs to make good on their promises. These platforms can help.
Finance

Crowdfunding's Growth Spurt Going Strong

Crowdfunding platforms are multiplying around the world and the sums that they're raising are growing exponentially.
Finance

Kickstarter's Rising Competition: Crowdfunding Alternatives to Donation-Based Sites

The JOBS Act may soon go into effect, but young entrepreneurs don't need to wait to look for investors in the crowd.
Starting a Business

5 Lessons I Learned From My Failed Kickstarter Campaign

YogoSport founder Ryon Lane offers advice to young entrepreneurs about how to make your Kickstarter project a success.
Entrepreneurs

How One Young Entrepreneur's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

Not happy about the dearth of women in engineering? Debbie Sterling thinks overly-girlie toys are to blame.
Finance

10 Questions to Ask When Creating Your First Kickstarter Project

All you need to know to improve your odds of raising money on the popular crowdfunding site.
Marketing

In Mobile Push, Facebook Buys Parse to Court App Developers

Facebook's $85 million acquisition, Tumblr's new mobile ads, Zach Braff's Kickstarter project and more social-media news.
Entrepreneurs

How One Young Trep's Quest to Encourage Women Engineers Led Her to GoldieBlox

Not happy about the dearth of women in engineering? Debbie Sterling thinks overly-girlie toys are to blame.
Growth Strategies

Behind a Brand Extension: How a Sweatshirt Raised Over $1 Million on Kickstarter

Flint and Tinder's founder shares tips on how he successfully branched out with a new product -- and you can, too.