Posts from crowdfunding

Funding Friday: Thirdwing

We went to the theater last night. I think there is nothing like live performances. But theater is expensive and requires work to plan an evening in advance.

So many of us just end up staying at home and streaming something on our TVs.

Thirdwing is the merger of the two and I backed it this morning and am sharing it with all of you.

Funding Friday: Positive Exposure

My friend Holly showed me this Kickstarter for a project she’s been working on for a while now.

POSITIVE EXPOSURE, founded in 1998, utilizes the arts, film and narratives to present the humanity and dignity of individuals living with genetic, physical, behavioral and intellectual differences.

And they are opening an art gallery in Harlem NYC to showcase works that celebrate these individuals.

I backed the project earlier this week and I am sharing it in case you want to back it too.

Funding Friday: Break Kickstarter

Last month our portfolio company Kickstarter invited project creators to “break conventions, but not our rules” and create campaigns that were different from the traditional Kickstarter campaign.

There are 99 “break Kickstarter” campaigns live on the platform now and I featured one of them last week. But there are many more super interesting and creative campaigns.

I backed a bunch of them this week and thought I’d showcase them to all of you today. You can find them and back them here.

Funding Friday: Bellwether

I saw this project this morning and backed it immediately.

Bellwether is Sam Greenspan‘s next project (after doing 99% Invisible for five years).

Bellwether is about the future and what might happen. It is half journalism and half sci-fi storytelling. And it is delivered via 30min podcast episodes.

Finally, Sam has stated that he cares more about building a community around this project than the money he’s raising and so he will not consider this project a successful Kickstarter campaign unless he reaches 1000 backers or more. He’s at 652 as of this morning.

Funding Friday: Bowling The American Dream

“Like many suburban kids growing up in the 70s, I was no stranger to the local bowling alley.”

So starts the video below for this Kickstarter project to make a photo book about the classic American bowling alley.

That line got me as I grew up a suburban kid in the 70s and spent many an afternoon and evening at the local bowling alley.

I backed this project and maybe you will too. It has three days to go and only needs $1200 to get across the finish line.