Called Campus, the online forum gives crowdfunders a place to get support and feedback about how to launch and run a campaign.
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.
Here are the five steps Michel Tunney used to take his idea from a Kickstarter campaign to retail stores.
The crowdfunding platform released a mountain of data to celebrate its latest milestone. We pulled out a handful of the most interesting bits.
The Dome Alert promises to detect flooding and freezing conditions along with carbon monoxide and fire threats.
Some of the sketchiness associated with crowdfunding should be addressed by the platforms themselves, says Mark Harris.
Crowdfunding is all about the numbers, but the humans behind the risky campaigns are often hard to calculate.
But one platform sees much higher rates of success than the others, according to a new report.
Repeat support can be critical, says crowdfunding expert Sally Outlaw, in terms of ginning up early momentum.
Consumers who backed the original Kickstarter campaign will get the headset for free, Facebook-owned company announced.
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Hypnos's inflatable sweatshirt is a napper's dream -- if you're cool with snoozing in public, that is.
As donations poured in, so did alternative offers, which forced the car gadget startup to completely rethink its launch strategy.
With a record 105,000 backers, the crowdfunding campaign presented logistical challenges, but appears to have made good on its commitments.
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.
is one of the most popular and recognized
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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