Crowdfunding: The Rocket Saga Continues
File this article as another example of “Downs” in Crowdfunding. After receiving a promising update on my purchase of the Rocket Bike in October, imagine my surprise when receiving November’s soul-crushing newsletter.
Crowdfunding: A Few More Delays
Thinking more significantly, I wanted to contribute once again to a couple of more oversized ticket items. I had some minor success and now seemed like the right time to branch out again. Given my recent interest in E-Bikes, an opportunity came upon me which check several boxes of “wants” by myself.
Crowdfunding: I Found A Little Good
My next contribution seemed to be well justified and founded. My wife had bought me a gift for my office, which I loved. The item was an aquarium named Ecoqube C. I loved having a small, ultra-low maintenance aquarium for my office. It proved to be a friendly habitat for a Betta fish and home for a small basil plant. When the Ecoqube C+ was announced on Indiegogo, I was instantly sold. It promised everything of the previous model, but with a larger tank and more plants could be grown. The fish produces waste, the built-in filter turns the waste into fertilizer, and the plants flourish while keeping the tank clean. A handy LED lighting system is positioned above the aquarium. The LED lighting is fully equipped with a timing system and color-changing ability. I was an early backer and immediately invested in the dual aquarium offer saving 50 dollars bringing the total to around $200.
Crowdfunding: Take the Good With the Bad!
Crowd Working TogetherPhoto by Camylla Battani on Unsplash. Crowdfunding was always appealing to me, as it was exciting to see what technological ideas someone could bring to the market based on monies invested by Joe Public. Someone could build a better mousetrap, market the item themselves on sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter, and people like myself could buy-in. Generally speaking, you could buy in with a “contribution to the project at a discounted amount to receive one of the first units off the production line. There was always the option of just donating to the cause with a few dollars, and you could feel good about being an original backer.
Stock Market Volatility Continues: Alternative Investments To Get Through The FUD
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5 Leading Machine Learning Platforms To Check Out: Qwak, Amazon SageMaker, Databricks, Iguazio, DataRobot
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How Rep Is Utilizing Conversational AI To Help E-Commerce Brands Increase ROI
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How LoanBase Is Transforming The Real Estate Lending Industry
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RightHear Is On a Mission to Make Public Spaces More Inclusive and Accessible for Everyone
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Omri Hurwitz On The Art of Modern Tech PR
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Evmux SaaS Solution is Taking Livestreaming To Another Level
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What Happened to the Clubhouse App?
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