Author: Grant Stimmel

Använda – A Great F*cking Bag That Holds Your Sh*t

Oh good heavens, such fruity language! Someone alert the FAA! Wait, they monitor air safety. Someone alert the FCC! Actually, don’t. The Använda Bag is way too cool to be politically correct. Använda Bag’s One-Of-A-Kind Kickstarter Branding   A lesson for marketers: People are sick of boring branding. If you want to sell, you’ve got to stand out. And what better way to do that than to riddle your campaign page with swear words? In a world saturated with bland marketing, Använda gets it. Their campaign page is laugh out loud funny. But their witty satire isn’t just humorous, it’s earning them a boat load...

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DudeRobe on Shark Tank – Kickstarter Success Proves This is NOT Your Grandma’s Bathrobe

There was a time when the only people who wore bathrobes were super models, creepy old men, and Will Ferrell in Wedding Crashers. But apparently those days are over. Bathrobes are back, in large part thanks to DudeRobe’s towel-lined, lounging apparel made for any righteous bro from the suburbs of Boston to the beaches of Mailbu. How much did DudeRobe raise on Kickstarter? DudeRobe raised nearly $70,000 on Kickstarter back in the summer of 2017 with the promise of making bathrobes cool again. And by most accounts, they have. This isn’t a $12 robe you can get from Walmart. It’s...

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The Rayo Smart Bike Light May Just Save Your Life

Before you throw on that skin-tight leotard and hop on your trusty set of wheels, you need to check out the ultra-bright Rayo Bicycle Tail-Light. It just may just save your life one day. What’s different about the Rayo Tail-Light? This ultra-bright, smart tail-light is a game changer. Outfitted with three strategically placed LED lights, Rayo archives the brightness trifecta – projecting highly visible light wide, close, and long. Together they’re almost as bright as the sun. Its connected system even recognizes when you’re slowing down and automatically triggers a brake light.  Rayo Tail-Light Features Rayo is fully waterproof, and...

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Crowdfunding in 2018, What’s next? (5 Bold Predictions)

When it comes to modern crowdfunding, it’s safe to say we’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto. From a niche outlet for creatives to a multi-billion dollar industry, crowdfunding has gone through significant changes over the past decade. Here are five bold predictions about the future of crowdfunding that could prove to be surprisingly accurate – or completely wrong. 1. The “Big 2” becomes the “Big 3” Image: NBA.com No, not that Big 3. But at some point in the next five years, a powerful challenger will emerge to compete against Kickstarter and Indiegogo for crowdfunding dominance. Crowdfunding is a...

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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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