Category: Success Stories

12 Inspiring Quotes From Female Founders

As we wrote about last year, more women are getting turned down for investment opportunities even though women-led venture-backed companies earn 12% more revenue than male-led companies. Only 2.7% of venture-backed companies from 2011 to 2013 had female CEOs. Despite these hurdles, we have countless women on our site being bold to make change happen … read more

Eight’s Backers Helped Turn This Idea Into A Connected Smart Mattress

Founder Matteo Franceschetti left the life of a lawyer to change the world through successful business ventures. This meant a change in scheduling, a faster paced lifestyle, and unfortunately, a loss of sleep. During seven years of being an entrepreneur, Matteo learned that he had lost approximately 900 hours of sleep due primarily to restless … read more

From Idea to Retail: 6 Indiegogo-Funded Products Sold At Brookstone

You came to Indiegogo to find the latest and most innovative products before they go mainstream. But even if the ideas you back aren’t on shelves yet, we know you still want them ASAP, and that’s exactly why we partnered with retailers like Brookstone. We wanted to help entrepreneurs get their products to market faster, … read more

How two entrepreneurs are fighting mosquito-born illness, one bat at a time

When the travel bug hit, Christopher Rannefors and Harrison Broadhurst, co-founders of BatBnB, found their plans thwarted by a different kind of itch — mosquito bites. Both planning to start families in the near future, Rannefors and Broadhurst found their itineraries limited by the growing Zika scare. “… Along with most of our friends who … read more

Women Who Build Cool Stuff Give Crowdfunding Tips

What do the folks behind the Kinsa Smart Thermometer, the ACTON BLINK eBoards, the PowerUp MacBook charger and the Arden Cove Theft-Proof Crossbody Bag have in common? They’re all savvy, capable entrepreneurs that have run successful crowdfunding campaigns. They also happen to be women! Kate Drane, our Senior Director of Outreach, sat down with these … read more