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Kickstarter

Crowdfunding

These 4 Companies Help Crowdfunding Campaigns Succeed

One secret to successful crowdfunding is hire people who know how to run one.
Kickstarter

5 Must-Know Lessons About the Small Business World

Common sense strategies will grow your tribe, if you're consistent.
Kickstarter

Coolest Cooler Asks Backers for More Money

After pricing the product too low, backers are being asked to pay another $97 for expedited shipping.
Kickstarter

Hungry for 'Donald Flakes' and 'Better Eat Your Bernies'?

A new Kickstarter asks Americans to vote with their spoons.
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding Won't Work Unless You Prove Your Product Can Ease a Pain Point

If you work to connect with users on an emotional level and solve one (or more) of their problems, crowdfunding is the way to go.
Crowdfunding

Analysis of 170,000 Kickstarter Campaigns Reveals 3 Fundamentals of a Crowdfunding Success

Professors from the University of Buffalo School of Management researched the anatomy of a crowdfunding campaign that reaches its fundraising goal.
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Makes First Acquisition, Saves Independent Music Community Drip From Closing

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but it was a lifesaver for Drip, which just a few weeks back announced it had to shut its doors.
Kickstarter

When Kickstarter Hit Its Tipping Point

Co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler can pinpoint, to the day, exactly when things blew up for the company.
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Wants to Be More Than a Crowdfunding Platform

'Our mission statement does not contain the word crowdfunding,' says Yancey Strickler, a co-founder and CEO of the company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.