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Funding Friday: The 7th RiffTrax Live Campaign

These guys have been using Kickstarter, and a bunch of other online platforms, to support their live shows riffing on “campy B-movies.” I love the underground, indie creative community and these guys are a great example of that. I backed this project this morning. USV TEAM POSTS: Nick Grossman — Feb 17, 2020Cryptographic IdentityAlbert Wenger — Feb 11, 2020Birthday Wish: Contributions to Climate Crisis Collective
Tags: Crowdfunding, Trends, Nick Grossman


20 Million Americans Have Crowdfunded to Pay for Medical Bills, Most Fail

Around 20 million Americans have tried to raise money through crowdfunding websites to pay off their or someone else’s medical bills, a new survey out Wednesday estimates. Meanwhile, one in five Americans has donated to these campaigns at least once, a third of the time to complete strangers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crowdfunding, Healthcare, Medicare For All


Currently Crowdfunding: A Travel Cup That Can Fit Inside Your Pocket, an Educational Robot Friendly Enough to be a Pixar Character, and More

Brought to you by MAKO Design + Invent, North America's leading design firm for taking your product idea from a sketch on a napkin to store shelves. Download Mako's Invention Guide for free here. Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where's the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundup ...
Tags: Design, Crowdfunding, New York City, Pixar, MAKO Design Invent North America


Ever Loved’s funeral marketplace undercuts undertakers

Fifty percent of families are scared they can’t cover the cost of a funeral. They end up overpaying because no one wants to comparison shop amidst a tragedy. That’s why ex-Googler Alison Johnston’s startup Ever Loved built a free funeral crowdfunding tool. Now it’s addressing one of the most expensive parts of saying goodbye: burial. Today Ever Loved launches its online marketplace for caskets, urns, headstones and memorial jewelry. By sidestepping the overhead of a physical funeral home, ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Social, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Crowdfunding, Washington, La, Funerals, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Silicon Valley, Payments, Costco


Funding Friday: Squids In Disguise

Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan is running a Make 100 project called Squids In Disguise where he will make 100 surprise sticker packs. 80 packs will contain 5 limited edition art stickers at random from at least 10 packs will be a special edition of 5 Super Squids (Superhero exclusive)10 packs will be a special edition of 5 Kickstarter-themed squids The reference for the artwork will be all nostalgia from my childhood, specifically cartoon and video game characters that I loved growing up, reim...
Tags: Crowdfunding, Trends, Aziz, Aziz Hasan, Gillian Munson, Andrew YangDani Grant, Complete Nick Grossman Feb


Currently Crowdfunding: A Modular Bag System from Layer, a Double-Duty Organizer/Wireless Charger, and More 

Brought to you by MAKO Design + Invent, North America's leading design firm for taking your product idea from a sketch on a napkin to store shelves. Download Mako's Invention Guide for free here. Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where's the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundup o...
Tags: Crowdfunding


MIA launches crowdfunding drive to avoid platforms that 'sell data to Cambridge Analytica'

The musician has promised music and videos to her Patreon supporters, and the possibility of recipes and dating adviceMIA has launched a crowdfunding page to support her future work – which may encompass therapy sessions, dating advice and recipes in addition to the music for which she is best known.MIA, AKA Maya Arulpragasam, said that she had joined the site Patreon because her work was too broad to fit on other sites. “I’ve tried all the other platforms and it’s like: this one is too mean and...
Tags: Music, Technology, Crowdfunding, Culture, Mia, Maya Arulpragasam, Cambridge Analytica, Cambridge Analytica Hopefully


Funding Friday: Walsun Fingerprint Bike Lock

I don’t usually take a reward when backing a Kickstarter project, but I really need one of these fingerprint bike locks so I did today when I backed it. USV TEAM POSTS: Bethany Crystal — Jan 30, 2020What We Can Learn from Works in ProgressAlbert Wenger — Jan 29, 2020Support Andrew YangDani Grant — Jan 29, 2020Consumer Crypto Product IdeasNick Grossman — Jan 29, 2020WaterMatt Cynamon — Jan 24, 2020Expanding Our Network
Tags: Crowdfunding, Trends, Andrew YangDani Grant, IdeasNick Grossman


Currently Crowdfunding: A Less-Icky Toilet Brush, a Vintage-Inspired Instant Camera, and More

Brought to you by MAKO Design + Invent, North America's leading design firm for taking your product idea from a sketch on a napkin to store shelves. Download Mako's Invention Guide for free here.Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where's the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundup of...
Tags: Design, Crowdfunding, Bilby, MAKO Design Invent North America, Katbox


How to Start A Business With No Money + Plus Crowdfunding Tips

This article has been contributed by Lidia Staron. Every successful business started with just a spark, an idea. It might have come in the middle of the night sending jolts and sweat throughout the body, or a quiet moment of inspiration while on the train home. However it might present itself to you, for whatever reason, it has deemed you worthy. Congratulations! You feel it in your guts that it’s going to be the next big thing. The problem is, you don’t have money to invest. Don’t worry, we’re ...
Tags: Business, Design, Small Business, Crowdfunding, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Start Up, Guest Articles, Facebook Marketplace, Lidia Staron, Lidia Staron Every


Crowd Funding Crew Claims It's Made the World's First IPS 240Hz 1440p Monitor

Instead of simply releasing devices and hoping that people like them, Eve relies on its community to help design its products—sourcing feedback and ideas from the company’s forums. A few years ago, Eve used this method to create the V, a Surface Pro clone with interesting specs, and now Eve is back in 2020 to announce …Read more...
Tags: Science, Crowdfunding, Displays, Monitors, Consumer Tech, Eve, Eve Tech, Eves Next Product Is A Monitor, Eve Spectrum


Funding Friday: Haeckel

What a wonderful project. I backed it today. USV TEAM POSTS: Bethany Crystal — Jan 22, 2020How to Interview an Executive Coach (or a Doula)Albert Wenger — Jan 20, 2020More on Facial Recognition RegulationNick Grossman — Jan 17, 2020Digital Bearer AssetsDani Grant — Jan 16, 2020Wren
Tags: Crowdfunding, Trends, Haeckel, Albert Wenger


Currently Crowdfunding: The Latest Nebia Showerhead, Gravity-Defying Wooden Block Toys, and More

Brought to you by MAKO Design + Invent, North America's leading design firm for taking your product idea from a sketch on a napkin to store shelves. Download Mako's Invention Guide for free here.Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where's the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundup of...
Tags: Design, Crowdfunding, Samsung, Moen, Nebia, MAKO Design Invent North America, Glamos


Funding Friday: The Thinker Lamp

I love this project and backed it instantly when a friend showed it to me last week. USV TEAM POSTS: Zapier Bot — Jan 16, 2020Explaining the rules of a game? Start with the goalsNick Grossman — Jan 16, 2020LeapAlbert Wenger — Jan 16, 2020USV and the Climate CrisisDani Grant — Jan 16, 2020WrenJohn Buttrick — Jan 13, 2020CoverWallet, now an Aon company
Tags: Crowdfunding, Trends, USV, Aon


Currently Crowdfunding: TiGr's Latest Bike Lock Innovation, a Surprisingly Beautiful Litter Box, and More

Brought to you by MAKO Design + Invent, North America's leading design firm for taking your product idea from a sketch on a napkin to store shelves. Download Mako's Invention Guide for free here. Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where's the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundup o...
Tags: Design, Crowdfunding, Buddhist, MAKO Design Invent North America


Legal questions complicate how Rural Fire Service can spend donated millions

Experts warn donors should be aware that money given to the RFS can’t be used to help bushfire victims or recovery effortsThe New South Wales Rural Fire Service trustee may be unable to distribute donated funds, including more than $50m raised by the comedian Celeste Barber, to other states or to bushfire victims, legal experts have warned.At least $70m has been raised for the RFS, other state fire services, the Red Cross and wildlife charities, as part of a global fundraising effort during Aust...
Tags: Crowdfunding, Australia, Australia news, Natural disasters and extreme weather, New South Wales, Red Cross, Bushfires, Celeste Barber, Rural Fire Service


This tiny cell phone is the size of a USB stick, and it has a 7-day battery

The U.K. company's latest creation measures in at 2.4 inches tall, 1.18 inches wide, and  0.65 inches deep, and weighs just 31 grams. But do we really need a second mobile phone?
Tags: Mobile, News, Crowdfunding, Trends, Emerging Tech, Small Phones


Funding Friday: Make 100

Kickstarter kicks off the new year with a campaign called Make 100. The idea is to stimulate a lot of smaller projects where the creator makes 100 of something. It’s a hodgepodge of creativity in the best sense of the word. Here are the current crop of Make 100 projects live on Kickstarter. I just went and backed a bunch of them. It’s so much fun. My favorite is this project where the creator, JJ Chuan, is going to make 100 city maps out of old cassette tapes. I just love that. ...
Tags: Crowdfunding, Trends, USV, Kickstarter, John Buttrick, JJ Chuan


Currently Crowdfunding: Make a Custom Remote for Your Smart Home Devices, a Tool for Better Blade Sharpening, and More

Brought to you by MAKO Design + Invent, North America's leading design firm for taking your product idea from a sketch on a napkin to store shelves. Download Mako's Invention Guide for free here. Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where's the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundup o...
Tags: Design, Crowdfunding, China, MAKO Design Invent North America, Guilin Mountains


Turkey: Girişimciler için Crowdfunding: Paya Dayalı Kitle Fonlaması - Gurpinar Law Firm

Kitle fonlaması ("crowdfunding") bir proje ya da girişimin ("start-up"), internet üzerinden bağışÃ§ılara ya da yatırımcılara ulaşarak, finansman sağlamasını ifade etmektedir.
Tags: News, Crowdfunding, Turkey, Giri


Currently Crowdfunding: A Simple but Powerful Pen, a Backpack With a Social Mission, and More

Brought to you by MAKO Design + Invent, North America's leading design firm for taking your product idea from a sketch on a napkin to store shelves. Download Mako's Invention Guide for free here. Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where's the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundup o...
Tags: Design, Crowdfunding, Uganda, Gulu, MAKO Design Invent North America


Funding Friday: Monster Preschool

I love the cross cultural/language/regional aspect of the Internet. We can find, experience, and support things all across the globe. Ultimately, it should bring us closer to each other. This project, a children’s book about sharing, is exactly that and I backed it with a thousand yen just now.
Tags: Crowdfunding, Trends


Funding Friday: Flash Forest

This project seeks to use drones to plant 1bn trees. Reforestation is an important part of climate mitigation and reforestation projects are behind many carbon offset programs. So technology like this could make all of that a lot more efficient.
Tags: Crowdfunding, Trends, Climate Crisis


Currently Crowdfunding: Secure Your Bike With a Fingerprint Lock, Zone Out With a Sustainable Kinetic Sculpture, and More

Brought to you by MAKO Design + Invent, North America's leading design firm for taking your product idea from a sketch on a napkin to store shelves. Download Mako's Invention Guide for free here. Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where's the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundup ...
Tags: Design, Crowdfunding, MAKO Design Invent North America


10 Incredible technologies that didn’t exist a decade ago

Technology sure has come a long way in the past decade. But what would you expect from the 10-year stretch that included the years Blade Runner and Back to the Future Part II were set during?
Tags: Wearables, Crowdfunding, Trends, Smartwatches, Robots, Vr, Tablets, Virtual Reality, Ar, Augmented Reality, Self-driving Cars, Biometrics, Emerging Tech, Wireless Earbuds, AI Assistants, Smart Assistants


Snopes rolls its own crowdfunding infrastructure to prepare for 2020’s disinformation warfare

2020 will likely be one of the most bitter and hard-fought elections in decades, not just on pulpits and stages, but on the true battleground of modern politics: the internet. And veteran fact-checker Snopes is girding itself for the fight with a crowdfunding effort it hopes will free it from a dependence on internet platforms for which the truth is a secondary consideration. The last we heard from the company, it was emerging from a — disastrous is too strong a word, but perhaps we could say in...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Media, Crowdfunding, US, Tech, Ap, Green, Kickstarter, Vietnam, Google News, Apple News, Fact Checking, David Mikkelson, Google Facebook Apple, Mikkelson


Funding Friday: The Ifs

You all know that I have a huge soft spot for anything that helps kids learn to program computers and other things and this project does exactly that. I backed it today and am sharing it with all of you.
Tags: Crowdfunding, Trends


Currently Crowdfunding: 3D-Print Your Own 35mm Panoramic Camera, a Designy Coffee Grinder, and More

Brought to you by MAKO Design + Invent, North America's leading design firm for taking your product idea from a sketch on a napkin to store shelves. Download Mako's Invention Guide for free here. Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where's the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundup o...
Tags: Design, Crowdfunding, MAKO Design Invent North America


4 Types of Crowdfunding: Which One Is Right for Your Business?

So you could use a little cash injection for your small business, but you’re not sure you can get a traditional small business loan. Short of winning the lottery (or draining your personal savings), what options do you have for funding?  Crowdfunding may be for you. If you’re not familiar with the concept, crowdfunding essentially allows you to fund your business through a variety of people who want to be a part of what you’re doing. Depending on the type of crowdfunding you choose, you may ...
Tags: Europe, Crowdfunding, Sales, United States, Kickstarter, South America, Kiva, Gofundme, Financing & Credit, Key Lessons for Entrepreneurs Starting A Business, Wefunder, Kiva While Kiva


Hear the roar with these hilarious panther-shaped true wireless earbuds

Bored by the current crop of true wireless earbuds? Love cats? You're going to love the Tiger and Rose panther-shaped earbuds that are now up for pre-order.
Tags: News, Cats, Crowdfunding, Trends, Home Theater, Tigers, Rose, True Wireless Earbuds