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Kickstarter to launch Down Under

Kickstarter to launch Down Under | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Given the prominence of Kickstarter, it may come as a surprise it’s not open to Australian and New Zealand projects. But that’s going to change. ‘Soon.’
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Kickstarter Allowing Canada-Based Projects Beginning This Summer | TechCrunch

Kickstarter Allowing Canada-Based Projects Beginning This Summer | TechCrunch | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Kickstarter just announced via its Twitter account that it will be opening up its crowdfunding platform for Canada-based projects as of “later this summer.” Thus far, that’s as specific as the company is getting, but anyone interested in finding out more can sign up at Kickstarter’s Canada launch page with their email and project category of interest to get an alert when things go live.
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:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, July 1, 2013 8:10 AM
but KS wants also that ... You are a permanent US resident with a Social Security Number (or EIN). You have a US address, US bank account, and US state-issued ID (driver’s license). You have a major US credit or debit card.
Ken Taggart's comment, July 1, 2013 8:30 AM
I am a UK citizen, UK bank acc & address. But you can try this http://bit.ly/129pUyR
:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, July 1, 2013 8:38 AM
thanks Ken
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Kickstarter pulls plug on scam minutes before $120000 heist - CNN

Kickstarter pulls plug on scam minutes before $120000 heist - CNN | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Kickstarter fraudsters hawking Kobe beef jerky were just minutes away from completing the biggest-ever outright scam on the crowdfunding site last week.
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Kickstarter Map Shows How People Around The US Decide What To Crowdfund - Huffington Post

Kickstarter Map Shows How People Around The US Decide What To Crowdfund - Huffington Post | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

Sure, the tech sectors in California and New York are bustling. But would you expect Minnesota have the third most Kickstarter-funded tech startups?


According to a trio of researchers from the University of Toronto, that's the case. Ajay Agrawal, Christian Catalini, and Avi Goldfarb explored crowdfunding's increasing popularity in a paper published this month. The most fascinating item from their work is a map of Americans' preferences on the sorts of Kickstarter projects they fund, state by state.

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Marilyn Korhonen's curator insight, June 19, 2013 9:38 AM

Having spent most of my life in Texas and Oklahoma, I can't help but note that Texas is frivilously engaging in mindless activity and Oklahoma is keeping its money thank you. 

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Kickstarter Tops 100,000 Launched Projects

Kickstarter Tops 100,000 Launched Projects | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Kickstarter announced Tuesday that it has passed a major milestone: More than 100,00 projects have been launched on the crowdfunding service.
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:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, May 30, 2013 4:35 AM
how many of them reached the funding goal?
Berend de Jonge's comment, May 30, 2013 1:03 PM
At the time there was a succes rate of 43.96%
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Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler Interview at Engadget Expand 2013

Crowdfunding has completely changed the startup game, and nowhere is the site impact more felt more strongly than in the world of hardware manufacturers. Where launching a new piece of hardware once felt insurmountable, the charge lead by Kickstarter is helping to bring on a new era of platforms and innovative devices that have industry-changing potential. Here, we interview Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler.
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Meet My Designer's curator insight, March 20, 2013 5:00 AM

La philosophie de Meet My Designer se retrouve aussi dans cet itw ==> Crowdfunding has completely changed the startup game!!

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Kickstarter Hits Half a Billion in Total Dollars Pledged

Kickstarter Hits Half a Billion in Total Dollars Pledged | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Funders have pledged more than a half billion dollars to over 88,000 projects on Kickstarter since the crowdfunding platform launched in 2009, according to the site's own internal data.
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A. Brian Dengler's comment, March 3, 2013 9:16 AM
Kickstarter obviously has created an effective model. It would be interesting to see whether equity crowdfunding will have a similar impact.
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Kickstarter: Introducing #Tags

Kickstarter: Introducing #Tags | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Today we're happy to introduce a new way to discover projects on Kickstarter: #tags.Over time, we've noticed certain themes and trends running through the projects on Kickstarter — some for a week, some for years.
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Pebble Smart Watch Finally Ships

Pebble Smart Watch Finally Ships | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Almost a half-year after it was initially expected, the most successful Kickstarter project so far, the Pebble Smart Watch, is finally shipping out to its many of thousands of backers.
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Best of Kickstarter 2012

Best of Kickstarter 2012 | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

From groundbreaking projects to inspiring stories, 2012 was a year of many memorable moments on Kickstarter.


To celebrate the year that was, our team put together this look back at some of our favorite projects and moments. We hope you enjoy!

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$100 Million Pledged to Independent Film

$100 Million Pledged to Independent Film | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Today we’re thrilled to announce that more than $100 million has been pledged to film projects on Kickstarter. This is a big milestone for independent filmmakers and this new way of filmmaking. How big?
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Kickstarter and Games - December 2012

Some analysis on the data for games on Kickstarter.
Berend de Jonge's insight:

Also see: 

Kickstarter – Beginning of December numbers
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3 million people have now backed a Kickstarter project

3 million people have now backed a Kickstarter project | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

Today, the crowd funding and product juicing site Kickstarter announced that, as of yesterday, 3 million people had backed a project on the site. The announcement comes after its launch in the UK on October 31st.

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Think Before You Stretch

Think Before You Stretch | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Over time we’ve seen a growing number of creators adding “stretch goals” — unofficial targets beyond a project's funding goal, with promises of new rewards or other incentives if they are reached. Stretch goals are seen as a way to keep pledges coming in after a project’s funding goal has been reached. But are stretch goals a good idea?
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We were wrong - Kickstarter Blog

We were wrong - Kickstarter Blog | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
On Wednesday morning Kickstarter was sent a blog post quoting disturbing material found on Reddit. The offensive material was part of a draft for a “seduction guide” that someone was using Kickstarter to publish. The posts offended a lot of people — us included — and many asked us to cancel the creator’s project. We didn’t.
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This man lost his house because his Kickstarter was too successful - Quartz

This man lost his house because his Kickstarter was too successful - Quartz | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Ed Carter only asked for $21,000 on crowdfunding site Kickstarter to produce a deluxe version of “Glory to Rome,” one of several board games made by his company, Cambridge Games Factory. But there were far more board game enthusiasts willing to put money into his project than Carter expected. At the end of a 21-day funding period in the summer of 2011, more than 1,600 people had pledged $73,102. That should have made fulfilling the orders easy. Instead, that was when Carter’s nightmare started.
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Kickstarter will now let your friends tell you your idea sucks with Project Preview

Kickstarter will now let your friends tell you your idea sucks with Project Preview | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Kickstarter has just launched a new feature to let you get feedback from your friends before you submit your Kickstarter project to the Kickstarter gods. Once the project launches, all those feedback notes magically disappear.
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Over $100 Million Pledged to Games » The Kickstarter Blog ...

Over $100 Million Pledged to Games » The Kickstarter Blog ... | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
As we gear up for PAX East, the big gaming convention in Boston this weekend, we thought we would share an exciting stat: more than $100 million has been pledged to Games projects on Kickstarter, giving 1,476 new games the green light!
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:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, March 24, 2013 9:36 AM
really awesome
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Better Tools for Project Creators

Better Tools for Project Creators | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
There’s another side of Kickstarter that most people never get to see. These are the tools that help creators stay on top of their projects and communicate with backers.
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Introducing the Kickstarter App for iPhone and iPod Touch — Kickstarter

Introducing the Kickstarter App for iPhone and iPod Touch — Kickstarter | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

''We're excited to announce that the first official Kickstarter app launched in the iTunes Store this morning! It's available for iPhone and iPod Touch, it's free, and you can download it here.


The app is a whole new way to experience Kickstarter. We took things we've learned from the past three years of building the site, and applied them to a total redesign for the iPhone. We redesigned the project page, browse pages, and others. And we focused on making three things really useful and fun: finding new projects, keeping up to date with projects you've backed, and offering great tools for creators.''

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Kickstarter kills new GameStick backer tier that gives devs 100 percent share of sales (update)

Kickstarter kills new GameStick backer tier that gives devs 100 percent share of sales (update) | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
The Android-based microconsole offers a special deal to indie devs through its Kickstarter, but it's against the guidelines.
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Kickstarter is on pace to collect $1 billion in pledges this year

Kickstarter is on pace to collect $1 billion in pledges this year | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Back in April I predicted that Kickstarter would raise over $300 million in pledges in 2012, triple what it did in 2011. Well the numbers are in, and the crowdfunding platform turned in an impressive $319 million in pledges last year. If this growth continues, Kickstarter could reach $1 billion in pledges by the end of 2013.
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$42.6m raised for docs through Kickstarter | Documentary World

$42.6m raised for docs through Kickstarter | Documentary World | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
American crowdfunding site Kickstarter has passed the US$100 million mark for funds pledged to film projects, with $42.6 million of that amount raised for documentary projects.
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Top 10 engineering Kickstarter projects - EE Times (blog)

Top 10 engineering Kickstarter projects - EE Times (blog) | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
One only has to look at some of the top funded tech projects on Kickstarter in 2012 to realize what a boon the platform is to the industry, and why engineers may want to keep a close eye on it.

Thus, without further ado, I present to you the top tech Kickstarter projects of 2012, starting with….
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Kickstarter Says No Changes Coming to Funding Policy

Kickstarter Says No Changes Coming to Funding Policy | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
The failure of the Alpha Colony Kickstarter, which missed its $50,000 funding goal by $28 and therefore ended up with nothing, was a sad tale, although in the big picture it was apparently more good news than bad. Even so, it led to some discussion about the nature of Kickstarter goals, and whether its policies should be a little more flexible for projects that come so tantalizingly close to their targets.
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