HOT Watch, or “Hands on Talk,” a smartwatch, not only locked its Kickstarter goal of $150,000, but has passed the $200,000 mark. Why all the hype? HOT Watch reached its initial within its first 30 hours of going live (campaign ending on September 7) and we think it’s got a lot of potential. The watch enables its wearers to take phone calls by simply raising the watch to their ear, with blue tooth enabled.
The cast and crew of Lost on Purpose had a $40,000 Kickstarter goal deadline of May 19, to self-distribute the film. They’ve already surpassed it. The movie brings to light the declining number of dairy famers in Central Valley, California, and features James Lafferty, Jane Kaczmarek and C Thomas Howell. While the movie takes on a serious issue, cast and crew aren’t afraid to embarrass themselves for the good of the movie.
On April 29, Kickstarter, the peer-to-peer crowdfunding site, celebrated their third birthday. Here’s wishing them many more successful years.
In a post reminiscing about the big launch, co-founder Yancy Strickler shares,
“In February 2009 we shared a closed alpha version of the site with friends. On Tuesday, April 28, 2009, the site went live. Perry launched the first project — Grace Jones Does Not Give a F$#% T-Shirt (Limited Edition) — and I was the first backer. Perry and I launched another project that day with our friend Claudia called New York Makes a Book.
The first successfully funded project was on May 3, 2009. It was called Drawing for Dollars and it raised $35 from three backers, Perry included. It was a start! Three projects were successfully funded that first week. As of this writing, there have been 21,922 successfully funded projects since.”