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Crowdfunding site, Dragon Investment, Helps Hardware Startups

Crowdfunding site, Dragon Investment, Helps Hardware Startups

Dulcie Madden has spent two years developing a monitor attached to a onesie that tracks an infant’s breathing and temperature and beams the data to a parent’s smartphone. Her five-person Boston startup, Rest Devices, raised $600,000 from angel investors to build a prototype. To secure the funds she needs to manufacture her monitor, Madden bypassed better-known crowdfunding websites and turned to Dragon Innovation, a new site run by a consulting company of the same name. On Kickstarter and Indiegogo, entrepreneurs solicit donations and promise a product in return. Yet for many, raising money turns out to be the easy part. Ethan Mollick, an assistant professor…

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Hardware entrepreneurs & fees from crowdfunding platforms

Hardware entrepreneurs & fees from crowdfunding platforms

//Note: In an earlier conversation, Scott Miller, Dragon Innovation’s chief executive officer, had told me that their new site charged a prep fee of 2,000 dollars. When I connected with him later, he told me that it had been miscommunication and that the prep fee charge is 5,000 dollars// Last week, I wrote about Dragon Innovation’s new crowdfunding site. The site, which charges a prep fee of $5,000 for an assortment of services prior to a crowdfunding campaign, has drawn a mixed reaction from entrepreneurs and competitors. While the latter derided the Boston-based firm’s move as a “marketing” gimmick, entrepreneurs were curious about returns on…

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Dragon Innovation Adds Crowdfunding for Hardware, Raises $2.3M

Dragon Innovation Adds Crowdfunding for Hardware, Raises $2.3M

Dragon Innovation has helped some of the most notable names in the early stage hardware world get their products made. Now, the Boston-based manufacturing consultancy wants to help promising entrepreneurs get funded. Dragon Innovation is testing its own crowdfunding website dedicated to hardware startups, giving its clients a more customized tool for lining up pre-orders of the robots, consumer electronics, and other gadgets they hope to build. But the crowdfunding site—which Dragon Innovation plans to make more widely available in a month or so—won’t be open to just anyone. It’ll be reserved for Dragon Innovation clients who pay for early stage services like design help and cost estimates.…

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NPRAfter Outcry, Crowdfunding Site Patreon Backs Off Plan To Raise ...NPRThe popular crowdfunding service Patreon has backed off plans to change its payment structure, after widespread, vocal and passionate opposition from creators and their fans. Last week, the site announced it woul [...]

TechCrunchHow hate speech crowdfunding outfit Hatreon crept back online ...TechCrunchIf you want to make a living creating white supremacist content, you're probably not going to do it via sites like Kickstarter and Patreon, which prohibit hate speech. Fortunately there's Ha [...]

CoinDeskKickstarter ICO? Don't Count On It Says Crowdfunding Leader ...CoinDeskThe company most widely associated with crowdfunding, Brooklyn-based Kickstarter, has no plans to get into the initial coin offering (ICO) business. Coming in response to the news yesterday that compet [...]

CryptoCoinsNewsCrowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Looks to Make ICOs Mainstream ...CryptoCoinsNewsOne of the world's most popular crowdfunding platforms is getting in on the ICO game. Josiah Wilmoth on 14/12/2017. ------------------Advertisement------------------. Advertisement · Reddi [...]

ForbesCrowdfunding Do's And Dont's From iFundWomen's Karen CahnForbesDuring our conversation, she was transparent in sharing that her first software company, VProud, failed because she “did everything backwards” and spent too much time trying to perfect the product. “Pe [...]

Crowdfunding via Customers: Is This The New Startup Capital?Customer ThinkWith more and more companies in a variety of sectors developing new crowdfunding campaigns, it makes sense to ask whether crowdfunding is likely to replace startup capital in the near future. Crowdfunding is qui [...]

VentureBeatAtaribox hits the pause button on its crowdfunding campaignVentureBeatAtari was supposed to start taking preorders along with launching its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo today for its new Ataribox console. However, it seems to have hit an unspecified snag and in an ema [...]

Coindesk (press release) (blog)Crowdfunding Giant Indiegogo Opens to ICOs - CoinDeskCoindesk (press release) (blog)The startup revealed today that, through an existing partnership with MicroVentures, it will begin offering services to projects seek to use the blockchain funding model. [...]

TechCrunchFormer Gawker employees are crowdfunding an effort to buy Gawker.comTechCrunchWhile Univision acquired most of Gawker Media's sites last year (and renamed them as the Gizmodo Media Group), the deal didn't include Gawker itself. In fact, BuzzFeed reported last month [...]

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