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Kickstopped: 75 percent of projects delayed on crowdfunding site

Kickstopped: 75 percent of projects delayed on crowdfunding site

What happens after a kickstart? Nearly 3,000 people pledged $199-$279 to get a discount on the Memoto, a small device that clips to the shirt and records videos and photos throughout the day. For $5,000, the team even promised to fly people to Stockholm for a three-day design session. The gadget launched on Kickstarter, which helps people fund project and offers enthusiasts first dibs when the gizmos they fuel finally ship. There’s only one problem: the Memoto was supposed to come out last spring. It has yet to be released. “The major technical issue has been related to the GPS antenna,” said CEO Martin Källström, explaining what…

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Not surprisingly Kickstarter raises more money for artists than the NEA

Not surprisingly Kickstarter raises more money for artists than the NEA

During a session at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen Institute president Walter Isaacson asked Perry Chen, founder of Kickstarter, whether it was true that Kickstarter now funds more arts-related projects than the National Endowment for the Arts. The crowdfunding site has, Chen told Isaacson, funded over $600 million in arts projects. “And,” said Isaacson, “that might be now more than the federal government spent on the arts in a given year?” adding a bit later that “in some ways… you’ve invented something that does what the NEA used to do and can’t quite do now.” Indeed, people have been saying since last year that Kickstarter funds more…

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ForbesThe Celebrity Who Loves Crowdfunding: La La Anthony Hosts New Series Featuring Female EntrepreneursForbesIt's been proven that funders clicking through projects on crowdfunding sites seem to prefer early-stage, female-led ventures, and one celebrity is looking to highlight [...]

ThinkAdvisorNASAA Warns of Marijuana-Related Crowdfunding ScamsThinkAdvisorThe North American Securities Administrators Association warned investors Monday to be wary of marijuana-related crowdfunding ventures and other risky or potentially fraudulent schemes that could swindle them o [...]

Positive.NewsCrowdfunding flower power in WalesPositive.NewsResidents in north Wales decided to act to help a local patch of land flourish. They hope their successful crowdfunding campaign will help them continue restoring this “beautiful meadow”. Locals launched the Gweld y ddôl – Se [...]

Q13 FOXCrowdfunding a castle in FranceQ13 FOXEver dreamed of owning a fairy-tale castle in the French countryside? Now you can — and it'll set you back a mere $58. A crowdfunding project to restore the medieval French chateau of Ebaupinay, in the Deux-Sevres region of western Fra [...]

The Drinks BusinessBrewdog raises over £26 million from donors in 5th crowdfunding roundThe Drinks BusinessThe company secured £26.2 million from around 50,000 investors in its fifth crowdfunding campaign, bringing its total number of investors close to 94,000. The campaign — which th [...]

TechCrunchOn-demand pharmacy startup NowRx raises $7 million Series A round through crowdfundingTechCrunchNowRx, an on-demand pharmacy solution of sorts, just closed a $7 million Series A round via the SeedInvest crowdfunding platform. The company had previously raised a $3 million se [...]

American Thinker (blog)Hey, lefties! Remember all that crowdfunding cash you paid to Stormy Daniels?American Thinker (blog)The satisfying conclusion to the rest of us just goes to show that crowdfunding can be more than bribery; it can actually backfire. That seems to be what's h [...]

India TodayKerala CM launches online crowdfunding platform to rebuild stateIndia TodayKerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday (October 16) launched an online platform, seeking the support of people from across the world in rebuilding the state from ruins of the August mega f [...]

AdAge.comLego, Coke and other big brands are turning to crowdfunding for R&DAdAge.comEnter Indiegogo, a crowdfunding service that is luring more business from large corporations, which are using the platform to test ideas. New interest from the likes of Coca-Cola and Tyson provide [...]

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