Tag Archive: crowdfunding

New Pebble Watch shatters Kickstarter’s records

Hollywood stars Levar Burton and Kristen Bell have got nothing on Pebble when it comes to crowdfunding. The smartwatch maker on Tuesday unveiled the Pebble Time, its second generation product, and fans of… Continue reading

Porn is seducing crowdfunders

Crowdfunding has worked its way into just about every corner of everyday life these days. Donors can pledge money to new tech, upcoming major motion pictures and even potato salad, so it really… Continue reading

10 big crowdfunding campaigns making a difference

Crowdfunding, for the most part, is an exercise in pure capitalism. Entrepreneurs and resourceful individuals have an idea or product and digitally panhandle for funds, often raising thousands (or millions) of dollars in… Continue reading

Crowdfunding a cure for Ebola

As health-care officials scramble to contain the worsening Ebola outbreak around the world, an unusual fundraising effort from a leading institute has struck a chord with the general public. Dr. Erica Saphire and… Continue reading

The man who made $50 million ditching Kickstarter

Ten million dollars for a watch? Not bad. $13.3 million for a cooler? Impressive. Still, the crowdfunding records set by Pebble and the Coolest Cooler pale when compared to the amount video-game developer… Continue reading

The global crowdfunding money machine

It’s no secret that crowdfunding is a fast-growing movement, but did you know its success leads back to the 2008 financial crisis? A report by the World Bank, issued late last year, credits… Continue reading

Crowdfunding: The new business incubator?

Many Kickstarter projects reach or exceed their funding goal, ship their product and build the business from there. But for some, the end of that campaign is just the beginning of the true… Continue reading

Crowdfunding their way to the Olympics

Cool Runnings was in need of some cool cash. The Jamaican bobsled team, which charmed the world in the 1988 Winter Olympics with its unlikely appearance in the games, will return this year… Continue reading