Month: December 2017

Crowdfunding Initial Coin Offerings: A Flash or The Future?

The Rise of Cryptocurrency It’s a Friday evening in July 2010, and you’ve just had a romantic dinner with your wife. On your way back to the car, you pass a man who asks for some spare change. Feeling generous, you toss him a flash drive loaded with 10 Bitcoins. “Hold onto that,” you say, “could be worth a lot one day.” Excited, the man heads to the library to check out the value of the life-changing gift you’ve just given him. His jaw drops as he sees what his Bitcoins are worth. A whopping $0.80. “Dirty cheapskate,” the...

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The 5 Most Popular Types of Crowdfunding Projects

Ever wonder which types of projects thrive on crowdfunding platforms? Although there is no formula for a successful product, there are clear trends in the crowdfunding sphere. Here are the 5 most common types of crowdfunding projects.   5. Travel Accessories Travel accessories thrive on crowdfunding sites, especially if the product simplifies or organizes the often hectic travel experience. 4. Household Items It may seem like an industry that doesn’t need much innovation, but you’ll find tons of household items being crowdfunded. Towels, bed sheets, light switches, even kitchen gadgets – you can find them all on your favorite...

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The 10 Most Funded Kickstarter Projects of 2017

Since Kickstarter’s launch in 2009, crowdfunding’s biggest name has helped creators raise a whopping $3.5 billion dollars. That’s a lot of fidget spinners. Without further ado, here are the 10 most funded Kickstarter tech and design projects of 2017. 10. eVscope Funds raised: $2,209,270 Number of backers: 2,144 Why it’s cool: 100 times more powerful than a regular telescope. If aliens do exist, you’ll be the first to know. Here’s where you can buy the eVscope now.   9. BioLite FirePit Funds raised: $2,534,107 Number of backers: 10,238 Why it’s cool: All the heat with none of the smoke....

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Malo’o Car Rack – Dry Your Gear Anywhere, Anytime

Have you have ever been in the situation where you had wet clothes or gear and no where to put it? If you have, then Malo’o is for you! What is the Malo’o drying rack? The Malo’o Ultimate Drying Rack is now live on Kickstarter, and let me tell you – it is ridiculously rad! Malo’o, pronounced mal•oh•oh, conveniently means, “Dry” in Hawaiian. The idea for Malo’o was born through the need to have somewhere to hang a wetsuit after going surfing. Whether you are surfing on the coast, skiing in the mountains, or camping on the plains, a big...

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Osaka – The French Press Just Got Better

Jackie Chan once said, “Coffee is a language in itself.” If the Karate Kid’s mentor says it, it must be true, right? Coffee is one of the few things consumed all around the world that truly brings people together regardless of who we are or what’s going on around us. Honestly, everything gets better with coffee am I right? Well, Osaka Coffee just made coffee better with the launch of the Osaka French Press on Kickstarter. I don’t know about you, but French pressing is my favorite way to brew coffee. “Why is this your favorite Lindsey?” I am...

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