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The State Of Hardware Crowdfunding In Q1

If the past few quarters were not proof enough that the hardware community is increasingly using crowdfunding for early validation and consumers are willing to take risks on new products, the first qu

Reimagining Everyday Objects

Can we agree that the term “internet of things” should go away when we’re talking about consumer products? Like the "world wide web" before it, the internet of things phrase is a relic from the

Raising More Than $750K In Hardware Crowdfunding

For months, investors have talked about how crowdfunding is changing the hardware investing landscape. The theory goes that the advent of Kickstarter and Indiegogo allow companies to test product-m

The Investments In A Wearables Future

People may debate when the wearable first came into being or what industries will be most impacted by the technology, but there is no debating that startup activity in the wearable space has accelerat

Hardware Crowdfunding: Where The Venture Dollars Flow

Crowdfunding dollars are only one source of capital for hardware startups. The other source, the one that gets even more attention, is venture capital. In the years since Kickstarter came into the wor

The Crowdfunded Hardware Ecosystem

In the past six years crowdfunding has become a popular, if not the most popular, form of financing for hardware startups, potato salad distractions notwithstanding. Over the years we’ve seen a vari