Posts tagged “crowdfunding”

Introducing The KickBack Machine

A few months ago, I wrote a bit about Kickstarter, and how they hide (or at the very least, make it very difficult to find) failed projects. I believe that when it comes to crowdfunding, there’s much to learn from past projects — both successes and failures. And I’m not the only one who feels […]

Kickstarter: it’s a social thing

Felix Salmon, pointing to Jeanne Pi’s recent Kickstarter analysis: [Y]our chances of raising $10,000 on Kickstarter are just 9% if you have 10 Facebook friends, rising to 20% if you have 100 friends, and 40% if you have 1,000 friends. Clearly, your existing network matters. As Seth Godin says “Kickstarter is the last step, not the first one.” (via […]

Kickstarter hides failure

(TL;DR: Kickstarter does not want you to see failed projects. Failed Kickstarter campaign pages include robot meta tags to keep search engines from indexing them. Plus, Kickstarter’s front page and “Discover” interface never show failed projects. Ever.) Update @ 17:30 CET: In response to some great feedback over at Hacker News, I’ve made a few edits below […]