Category: Success Stories

$1M in 2 Hours? The Creators of Pilot Share Crowdfunding Secrets

This is a guest post by Andrew Ochoa, CEO of Waverly Labs. It has been formatted for Indiegogo’s blog. To read a more detailed version, check out Waverly Labs’ full crowdfunding story. From the beginning, we all believed we were working on something incredible: the world’s first translating earpiece. On May 25, 2016, we here … read more

Great minds think a-bike: 6 tips from MATE’s $4.6M crowdfunding success

Guest post written by Julie Kronstrøm Carton and Christian Adel Michael. Siblings and founding partners of MATE, a cool eBike designed for a young urban lifestyle. It took a lot of work to make MATE one of Indiegogo’s biggest success stories last year. Our campaign raised over $3.4 million, plus an additional $1.2 million with … read more

How Indiegogo & Arrow Helped Bring to Life a Game-Changing Smart Watch

When the creators of the MATRIX PowerWatch launched their Indiegogo campaign, they knew it would be a good way to gauge demand for their innovative new product. The PowerWatch takes the smart watch concept and adds a very enticing wrinkle: The Matrix runs on thermoelectrics, meaning that—unlike other similar products that have to be plugged … read more

How the Crowd Helped Two Women Launch & Fund a D.C. Distillery

It all started when Pia Carusone was about 2 years old and Rachel Gardner was just a baby. Their families were close, so they grew up celebrating holidays together and traveling together. As adults, Pia pursued a career in politics in Washington D.C. and Rachel found herself in Seattle working on sustainable and natural resource … read more

The Key to Success for Smart Cube? Unlocking Valuable Partnerships

All entrepreneurs need inspiration to innovate, and for Ira Hayes, co-founder and COO of Smart Armor Tech, that inspiration came from the need to save a life. After a friend suffered serious complications from forgetting to take his heart medication, Hayes, wanted to make sure it would never happen again. He went to work, creating … read more