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Kickstarter Announces First iPhone App

Kickstarter Announces First iPhone App

Fans of crowdfunding website Kickstarter will now be able to donate money or ask for donations via an official iPhone app. It's the first time that Kickstarter has made a move towards a mobile presence and they said that with the app they focused on finding new projects, keeping up to date with [Full Story…]

#Kickstarter-Inspired NY Startup Specializes in Unique #Electronics

#Kickstarter-Inspired NY Startup Specializes in Unique #Electronics

Inspired by Kickstarter, the Brooklyn-based founders of Grand St. are selling unique "electronics with heart." According to The Verge, founders Amanda Peyton, Joe Lallouz and Aaron Henshaw test products and select their favorites to feature for sale on their site with a photo and story about [Full Story…]

#Crowdfunding Helps Business Recover, #GA Expands Nationally

#Crowdfunding Helps Business Recover, #GA Expands Nationally

Hurricane Sandy devastated the New Red Hook store owned by Eric Finkelstein and Matt Ross, Court Street Grocers. They told WNYC they are raising money through the crowdfunding site Smallknot instead of FEMA or the Small Business Association. According to WNYC 's New Tech City, they lost everything [Full Story…]

NY’s Kickstarter Not for Sale

NY's Kickstarter Not for Sale

CEO Perry Chen said that Kickstarter is not for sale. Nor will the company have an IPO. Speaking at the GigaOM Roadmap conference in San Francisco, Chen also said they aren't interested in joining the equity crowdfunding space. Since April 2009, Kickstarted has guided almost $50 million into 76,000 [Full Story…]

Diaspora Founders Turn Project Over to Users

Diaspora Founders Turn Project Over to Users

Diaspora, founded by four NYU students two summers ago, is being turned over to their community of users. The site raised $200,000 on Kickstarter and intended on helping people set up their own servers called seeds, which allowed them to share and distribute information, rather than entrust it to a [Full Story…]

NY Kickstarts Low-Income Community Projects

NY Kickstarts Low-Income Community Projects

The NY City Council has announced that it will curate Kickstarter campaigns aimed at improving the quality of life in NYs poorer neighborhoods.  The goal is to get philanthropic-minded citizens from around the world to help with projects including restaurants, urban farms, and art installations. The [Full Story…]

NY’s Kickstarter Passes $250 Million

NY's Kickstarter Passes $250 Million

NY's Kickstarter is the largest of dozens of sites devoted to crowdfunding, in which donors contribute small sums of money to get a project off the ground. The startup works by letting inventors, artists and entrepreneurs post their projects on a Kickstarter page, and set a fixed duration for their [Full Story…]

Narratively Launches NY Kickstarter Campaign

Narratively Launches NY Kickstarter Campaign

Narratively is an aspiring digital journalism platform and founder Noah Rosenberg plans to concentrate on NY-based human interest stories. Rosenberg freelanced for news organizations such as The New York Times, but found a lack of outlets for longer features based on people. Narratively plans to [Full Story…]

NY Launches Kickstarter Page to Boost Small Businesses

NY Launches Kickstarter Page to Boost Small Businesses

NY launched its own Kicks­­­tarter page, Kickstarter.com/nyc.  The page highlights small businesses and entrepreneurs in low-income neighborhoods underserved by banks and traditional financing. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn first proposed the idea in her State of the City speech earlier in [Full Story…]

Kickstarter Buys Brooklyn Landmark for HQ

Kickstarter Buys Brooklyn Landmark for HQ

NY based Kickstarter is buying the Greenpoint building in Brooklyn in order to make an impact in the borough. This purchase was made with the $10 million raised in their latest round of fundraising. According to the NY Post, CEO Perry Chen said earlier this year that they wanted to remain at 58 Kent [Full Story…]

#NYEBN – Five Crowdfunding Stars Love Kickstarter

#NYEBN - Five Crowdfunding Stars Love Kickstarter

By Lauren Keyson NY Entrepreneur Business Network invited five winning startup founders to Columbia University on Thursday to advise a room full of entrepreneurs and students on how to be successful at raising money on Kickstarter, as well as other microfinance platforms.  Every week, tens of [Full Story…]

NY’s Kickstarter Funds Godin’s Book in Under Three Hours

NY's Kickstarter Funds Godin's Book in Under Three Hours

Top-selling author Seth Godin (Linchpin, Tribes) raised enough money recently to fund his next book within three hours of launching his campaign on NY-based crowdfunding site Kickstarter campaign for it. At 5:05am the campaign for his new book The Icarus Deception began and by 11am he announced the [Full Story…]

Kickstarter and @radical.media Honored at Made in NY Awards

Kickstarter and @radical.media Honored at Made in NY Awards

This year's seventh Made in NY Awards, which took place at Gracie Mansion earlier this week, honored both @radical.media, a media production company, and Kickstarter, the crowdsourced funding website, as they were awarded for "making it" in NY.  According to MediaDecoder, the award ceremony was [Full Story…]

#TCDisrupt: Betaworks CEO Talks NY/San Francisco Finance

#TCDisrupt: Betaworks CEO Talks NY/San Francisco Finance

At TechCrunch Disrupt NY, John Borthwick, CEO of NY-based Betaworks, took the stage yesterday to discuss investments for his company and NY/San Francisco tech finance.  Borthwick feels that the NY finance market is "pretty busy" right now, but nowhere near the level of San Francisco out west.  He [Full Story…]

Pogue Examines Kickstarter’s Unique Draw

Pogue Examines Kickstarter's Unique Draw

In The New York Times, David Pogue recently examined why people invest in companies/projects Kickstarter, the NY-based crowd sourcing funding site. Pogue had trouble understanding why people would put money into a product that they are not technically investing in. The most they get back is a little [Full Story…]