OUYA, the wildly successful $99 indie gaming console, has just finished its month-long Kickstarter journey with a jaw-dropping $8,580,359 raised. Starting out with only a video, a couple of CAD mockups and the promise of Yves Behar’s design talents, the masses (some 61,000 backers) fell in love with the idea: “cracking open the last closed platform: the TV.”Read More →
As an innovative place for children to discover, experience and participate in the performing arts, Whidbey Children’s Theater decided to also try a new and creative means of fundraising by trying a “crowdfunding” campaign on the Internet.
The problem is, it’s not working as well as WCT staff hoped.
“It’s not moving as quickly as I think we thought it would,” said WCT Artistic Director Rose Woods.Read More →
This was Sally Miller Outlaw’s reply:
“The best assurance is that we, as the founders of the crowdfunding platform—are the ones actually running the campaign. In the two years we have been operating peerbackers—with full access to the capital that comes through our site—we have yet to run off with anyone’s funds Also – I’m married to a guy who has a high level position with The Department of Homeland Security so I’m sort of in the law enforcement family!”Read More →
With Upstart, a student creates a profile that includes achievements and goals. The student then chooses the funding amount, and Upstart calculates the percent of income the student will have to share during repayment. There is no repayment in years when income is less than $30,000. Backers can commit funds in increments of $1,000. Mentoring and support are also provideRead More →
“Dispatch will give users the ability to connect to multiple networks at the same time, for the combined throughput of all connections,” said Alex Gizis, founder and CEO of Connectify. “For the first time, any number of Wi-Fi, 3G/4G mobile broadband, and wired connections can be used simultaneously, with Dispatch leveraging up to 90% of their combined speed.”
While Connectify has the core technology for Dispatch working, the company has decided to use the popular crowdfunding site, Kickstarter, to prove that there is widespread demand for a fully-featured Connectify Dispatch consumer product.Read More →
Dizzyjam.com co-founder Dafydd Griffiths dded that raising £100,000 through crowdfunding could allow them to employ more people in Cardiff, and even think about setting up an office in the United States.
If the firm can make a success of it, Dizzyjam.com would be the first Welsh company to raise finance in this way.Read More →
“We were actually talking before there was a Fundable. We had been talking with another of their companies, the GoBig network, which is a membership organization of investors and entrepreneurs. We have a business plan and private placement on that site, and recently started searching for investors to raise the funds we needed to go into production, and start marketing and sales. We started talking with the folks at GoBig, and they ended up talking to people higher up in the organization, and then we ended up talking with their founders, including Wil,” says Gene Dolgoff .Read More →
Stoughton Steel debuts The Baking Steel, Neapolitan Pizza at Home, with Crowdfunding Giant, Kickstarter
In line with kickstarter.com guidelines, each project has a set number of days to raise funds or the company receives nothing. “We hit our initial goal of $3000, in less than 24 hours,” stated project creator, Andris Lagsdin. “We are so overwhelmed by all the remarkable support we’ve received on Kickstarter. I am so excited that our many backers will be receiving what I believe is the next best thing for the home-cook industry. We would love to take this effort to the next level, so we can bring the Baking Steel into even more homes.”Read More →
According to the company, the main purpose of the campaign is to raise 10,000 USD to record Evilot’soriginal soundtrack, which will be performed live by the Macedonian Radio Symphony Orchestra. If it reaches this initial goal, it will use additional funds to improve the game.
Beyond its original design, one of the most interesting things about Evilot is its country of origin, Lemaitre says:
“This is a special game for many reasons. Evilot is the first Chilean game to launch on Kickstarter, and it is very important for my country to enter the indie gaming market market.”Read More →
Michael Norman of WeFunder and Matt Benson of Cook Little debate and discuss the prospects for equity crowd investing for New Hamphire startups and investors. Discussion part of our crowdfunding conference at the Idea Greenhouse in Durham, NH on July 26th, 2012.Read More →