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Caveat Kickstarter: Beware what you back

On the surface Kickstarter seems unbelievable -- a way for anyone with a dream and a game plan to get the funding they need to make that dream reality. In some cases, from LunaTik to Olloclip, that's exactly what it's turned out to be. For others, many others, it's ended in failure to launch and loss of money to the backers involved. Sascha Segan of PCMag A success rate of 33 percent is good for a venture capitalist, because actual investors expect to hit it big often enough to offset other losses.
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Blood-sucking Gaming Peripheral Seems Unlikely Pitch

Technology : Geeks are Sexy (last month)

Two Kickstarter users are looking for funding for a peripheral that turns spilling blood in a video game into a reality. It’s dubious, to say the least, that it’s a serious proposition. Blood Sport is described as a hacked version o... Read Post

The iPod Nano Watch Nears $1 Million In Crowdsourced Funding From Kickstarter

Technology : TechCrunch (4 years ago)

About a month ago, we wrote about how the TikTok and LunaTik multi-touch watch kits were about to become the all-time leader in funding through Kickstarter, the crowdsourced fundraising startup. The project needed over $345,000 to g... Read Post

TAKTIK: A rugged case for the iPhone that doesn’t look like crap, from the makers of the LUNATIK

Technology : The Next Web Blog (3 years ago)

I’m really liking the look of this new TAKTIK project on Kickstarter. It’s a ruggedized iPhone case from the makers of the TIKTOK and LUNATIK iPod nano watches and it’s... Read Post


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