Jeanne Pi of AppsBlogger got into a little bit of hot water over an article that claimed that 40% of all Kickstarter projects fail. Turns out that her whole analysis of the data was wrong so in an effort to put things right she’s teamed up with Professor Ethan Mollick of the University of Pennsylvania [...]August 2nd, 2012 by Anthony West
Kickstarter is a funding platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, inventors, explorers.
Traditionally most new businesses fail within the first year of operation—around 4 in 10. Another 3 in 10 will get beyond the first year and then not make it past the 3rd year of operations. The lesson in short is that only a few make it to become successful businesses. In this context therefore one [...]June 27th, 2012 by Anthony West
Imagine unleashing 70,000 of your most treasured projects onto the public without them being fully tested and ready for public consumption; this scenario can’t be good for any company. Yet this is precisely what happened to popular crowd funding website Kickstarter.com recently. Apparently a bug caused the unintentional exposure of over 70,000 unlaunched projects at [...]June 2nd, 2012 by Anthony West
The internet has led to many interesting ways in which people interact and business is conducted. And one company that has benefited from one these innovations is Kickstarter.com. The website works on a simple process: people come together and pledge funding towards various projects that the collective body decide is worthwhile. In the tech space [...]October 16th, 2011 by Anthony West