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 →
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 →
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 →
“The spirit of radically revolutionizing the way human aspiration and creativity is funded was embedded in our company’s DNA from day one,” said Dave Harvilicz, co-founder and CEO. “Whether those aspirations are creative, economic, or humanitarian, we champion bringing the power of capital to all people, and applaud progressive advances, like the JOBS Act, which promote the democratizing power of crowdsourcing.”
“It’s one of the first features we’re rolling out that will dramatically expand the tools people have to reach their fundraising goals. Some people have called it ‘Crowdfunding meets eBay,’” said Andy Martinez, CTO of When You Wish.Read More →
Companies looking to strike it rich give away anything they can think of to raise a buck. One California foodie app startup called DishClips is taking things to a new extreme with their “Food Porn” IndieGoGo campaign. Mixing double entendre with attractive food perks, they’re giving away anything from edible undies and x-rated fortune cookies, to a monster sized supply of lobster and filet mignon to get the support of food fanatics everywhere. Their biggest perk at a whopping $7000 even offers to have you be the host of your own No-Reservations-style foodie show a la Anthony Bourdain.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 →
The scene is still very young though, with the largest successful campaign being in the five-figure US dollar range. Will the movement become mainstream or fizzle out? They don’t know at this point, but it’s certainly intriguing to watch it develop.
In this article, they give a rundown of up-and-coming crowdfunding platforms in the Asia-Pacific region.
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 →