Tag: crowdfunding

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Indiegogo raises $15m to fuel its crowdfunding ambitions

Kickstarter may seize most of the crowdfunding headlines in 2012, but there are rivals out there. Indiegogo has just announced a $15m funding round (yes, from VCs rather than its users) which represents a big step up from...
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Amanda Palmer hits $1m

With a few days to spare, Amanda Palmer has sailed past $1m in crowd funding for her new album project.
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Amanda Palmer closes in on $1m in Kickstarter funding

With just three days to go before her May-long Kickstarter round closes, Amanda Palmer has raised $950,000 on the funding site.
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Kickstarter promises better project discovery features

Kickstarter crowdfunding has been exploding in prominence this year, but finding projects can still be a challenge.
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So, how will Amanda Palmer spend her Kickstarter loot?

At $837k with a week to go, Amanda Palmer is explaining to fans how she plans to spend the money raised from her Kickstarter project: $250k to pay off debts accrued so far on the project, including recording; $135k making...
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Fundable is a Kickstarter for US startups

Crowdfunding isn't just for artists, games and gadgets - the recent JOBS Act in the US makes it a viable funding option for startups.
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Ben Folds talks crowdfunding: ‘It’s new and it’s an opportunity’

We wrote last week about the reformed Ben Folds Five using Pledge Music to crowdfund their new album. Now the band's Ben Folds has been talking about the decision.
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Pebble smart-watch past the $10m mark on Kickstarter

The Pebble smart-watch has become (we think) the first Kickstarter project to raise more than $10m on the crowdfunding site.
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Amanda Palmer now past $418k in Kickstarter campaign

Could Amanda Palmer be the first music artist to top $1m in a Kickstarter fundraising campaign? She's well on the way, shooting past $418k just two days after launching her project on the crowdfunding site.
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Kickstarter sues in crowdfunding patent battle

Kickstarter has taken to the courts to fight a musician who claims to have a patent on crowdfunding. Brian Camelio has played with bands including Journey and Phish, but is now the CEO of ArtistShare, which has been helping...