Technology

The Wisdom of Yoda takes over the 3D Printing market

The Wisdom of Yoda takes over the 3D Printing market

By: Robert Mullins, CFB Sr. Staff Writer Startups in the 3D printing space advertise their device capabilities with samples of products like smartphone cases, gears, or replicas of the Eiffel Tower, but if you want to be taken seriously as a printer maker, you’ve got to give people Yoda. “For some reason, the Yoda head is kind of the symbol of what your 3D printer can do,” said Braydon Moreno, CEO of the crowdfunded startup RoBo 3D. “Everyone across the board is saying ‘Let me see your Yoda.’” A review…

Read more »

Ottawa startup enlists crowdfunding to bring product to market

Ottawa startup enlists crowdfunding to bring product to market

An Ottawa startup is hoping a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign will speed commercial production of its Piper home security monitors. Piper plugs into a wall socket in a home, office or apartment, then connects to a Wi-Fi network and beams live high-definition video of that space to an application the Piper user runs on a cellphone. Users can see what’s going on at home, speak through a live, two-way microphone and speaker built into the unit, activate a high-pitched alarm, and even tie into an existing home automation system. That…

Read more »

Ubuntu sets crowdfund pledge record for Edge smartphone

Ubuntu sets crowdfund pledge record for Edge smartphone

A crowdfunding campaign for the Ubuntu Edge smartphone has set a record for raising more money in pledges than any other such venture. The London-based developer, Canonical, has generated $10,288,472 (about £6.6m) in pledges, passing the record set by Pebble smartwatches last year. But with six days of its campaign left the company is far from reaching its funding goal of $32m. Canonical would have to return all the money if it does not reach the target. The developer had said that if its campaign on the Indiegogo crowdfunding website was successful,…

Read more »

The Kickstarter Culture Wars

The Kickstarter Culture Wars

Plans to grow genetically modified plants ignited a firestorm at Kickstarter. They shouldn’t have Whether lit by Fairies in a children’s book or special-effects magic in Avatar, the sight of plants glowing in the dark has a special charm. We respond to lighted plants with wonder and joy. So it’s not surprising that a plan to produce glow-in-the-dark plants proved wildly popular on Kickstarter, the crowdfunding website. In 44 days, the project raised more than $484,000–more than seven times the goal of $65,000–from 8,433 donors. Using genes from bioluminescent bacteria…

Read more »

Canadian company becomes an integral part in Crowdfunding

Canadian company becomes an integral part in Crowdfunding

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – August 13, 2013) – BoardSuite (www.boardsuite.co) announced today it has become part of Crowdfunding Infrastructure Platform (CFIP) for the USA Crowdfunding. The Crowdfunding Infrastructure Platform (CFIP) is a cost-effective best-of-class, cloud-based tools and processes to seamlessly handle the full spectrum of Title II transactional elements. The platform also provides post-transactional Issuer governance and compliance requirements. CFIP is a seamless back office that helps broker dealers and crowdfunding portals with PRE-DURING-POST transaction. “As I have repeatedly observed about the sale of securities through funding portals is that…

Read more »

CFB UK Edition

Holland Edition