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Kickstarter

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.
Team Work

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.
Crowdfunding

The Inventors of This Travel Jacket Set Out to Raise $20,000 With Crowdfunding and Ended Up Raising More Than $10 Million. Here's What Happened Next.

This is what it looks like to get 80,000 jackets sourced and manufactured in six months. Hint: It's one long, intense hustle.
Wacky Business Ideas

This Shaving Strop Makes Razors Last Longer

A part-time singer's company provides a stylish way to save money
Team Work

12 Cool Products Seeking Funding on Kickstarter

Some of the most innovative productivity tools are being launched through crowdfunding campaigns. Here are some I'm excited for.
Kickstarter

How Much Does a Person Typically Donate to a Kickstarter Campaign? Here's Your Answer.

The crowdfunding giant, which has seen more than $2 billion in donations to projects on its platform, released a slew of data about user activity.
Benefit Corporation

A Benefit Corporation Can Have a Positive Impact on the World -- and Still Make a Profit

Consider these five factors if you're interested in reincorporating to help social and environmental causes while maintaining your bottom line.
Business Moving Forward

This Luxe Kitchen Knife Just Raised $1 Million on Kickstarter

With only hours to go, the Misen blade is cutting its way to crowdfunding success.
Indiegogo

Indiegogo Makes a Push to Court Nonprofits

Nonprofits can now raise money on the crowdfunding platform without paying the typical 5 percent service fee.
Weekly News Roundup

Uber's Latest Expansion: Weekly News

Plus: Why Kickstarter cut a bladeless razor company's campaign after it raised millions.
Kickstarter

Ladies: This 'Smart' Menstrual Product Texts You From Down There

Loon Labs's Looncup, crushing it on Kickstarter now, takes the fear of accidents out of your monthly cycle.
Fashion Tech

This High-Tech Startup Is Using Science to Hack the Dress Shirt

Ministry of Supply is reengineering fabric to create higher performance clothing for the workplace.