Kickstarter

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crowdfunding

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.
Kickstarter

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.
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