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Get Your Burning Crowdfunding Questions Answered on Kickstarter's Version of Reddit
Kickstarter

Get Your Burning Crowdfunding Questions Answered on Kickstarter's Version of Reddit

Called Campus, the online forum gives crowdfunders a place to get support and feedback about how to launch and run a campaign.
Catherine Clifford
$2 Billion Has Been Raised on GoFundMe
Crowdfunding

$2 Billion Has Been Raised on GoFundMe

It took the personal crowdfunding site five years go get to the first billion-dollar mark and only nine months to hit that second billion.
Catherine Clifford
How an Engineer's Desire to Keep His Keys Organized Led to a Business
Business Unusual

How an Engineer's Desire to Keep His Keys Organized Led to a Business

Here are the five steps Michel Tunney used to take his idea from a Kickstarter campaign to retail stores.
The First 100,000 Successful Kickstarter Campaigns, in 10 Numbers
Kickstarter

The First 100,000 Successful Kickstarter Campaigns, in 10 Numbers

The crowdfunding platform released a mountain of data to celebrate its latest milestone. We pulled out a handful of the most interesting bits.
Catherine Clifford
This 'Home Disaster Alert System' Is Catching Fire on Kickstarter
Smart Home

This 'Home Disaster Alert System' Is Catching Fire on Kickstarter

The Dome Alert promises to detect flooding and freezing conditions along with carbon monoxide and fire threats.
Laura Entis
Crowdfunding Platforms Need to Be Better Watchdogs, Says Journalist Who Investigated Kickstarter's Biggest European Failure
Crowdfunding

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?
Crowdfunding

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
Crowdfunding

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
Crowdfunding

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
Oculus VR

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
Sleep

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
Crowdfunding

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.
Crowdfunding

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
Crowdfunding

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
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.