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Crowd-Funded | Archives April 2014 - May 2014

May 29, 2014

Malakye's Crowd-Funded blog tracks the newest, most relevant and compelling crowd funding campaigns of companies which are involved in the industries served by Malakye.
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Micro Stove  
May 29, 2014

What: Micro Stove by Tim
Why: Micro Stove is the must have item for anyone that spends a lot of time outdoors...Because a hungry person has to eat! 
When: May 27, 2014 - Jun 28, 2014
Where: Micro Stove on Kickstarter   
Funding Goal: $900 (AUD) 

The Micro Stove is a simple way to solve the problem of having to take a large heavy barbecue with you every time you go outdoors to have fun.

"The Micro Stove is made up from 99% recycled materials and fully hand crafted. The one percent that is not recycled is the specially designed heat resistant paint."

Want to support Tim, the founder of Timco Teknology and creator of Micro Stove? Help make it happen for the Micro Stove >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

May 27, 2014

What: Syrmo
Why: Turn your deck into a smart skateboard with Syrmo sensor and app. Connect your phone to record and share.
When: May 25, 2014 - Jun 26, 2014
Where: Syrmo on Kickstarter   
Funding Goal: $40,000  

Syrmo is the first smart motion tracker for your skateboard that lets you capture your best tricks and share it with style! Get instant slo-mo trick shots, detailed stats, and 3D replays of your best session that you can rotate, pinch and zoom from every angle. Syrmo makes it easy and takes your skateboarding to the next level!

Syrmo | The evolution of skateboarding from Syrmo on Vimeo.

"We’re a passionate group of skaters with a mission: to blend skateboarding and cutting-edge technology to take our sport to the next level."

Want to support Nicolas Tzovanis? Help make it happen for Syrmo >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

redtail slackline set  
May 22, 2014

What: redtail slackline set 
Why: Slacklines awaken your natural desire for movement. They transform parks and gardens into balancing courses for all age groups. The redtail slackline is a high quality slackline kit for fast, intuitive setup with high elasticity.
When: May 14, 2014 - Jun 15, 2014
Where:  redtail slackline set on Kickstarter  
Funding Goal: $40,000  

"We love the great outdoors. Walking between trees, climbing on rocks and looking for adventure. Our passion is creating amazing products that motivate people to get out and live their life as an adventure."

The redtail slackline is an outdoor tool for all age groups which transforms parks and gardens into balancing courses. Enjoy!

Want to support Jan Pieperhoff & Sebastian Kühnel? Help make it happen for redtail slackline >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

Studio Skate  
May 20, 2014

What: Studio Skate handpainted skate decks.
Why: To help Arizona-based artist Paige Poppe build her custom skateboard deck business.
When: May 7, 2014 - Jun 8, 2014
Where:  Studio Skate on Kickstarter  
Funding Goal: $1,200  

Studio Skate was started by Paige Poppe and will offer original and custom designs on handmade skate decks.

"If you can dream it, I can paint it! We will discuss your ideas and I will make them come to life!"

Want to support Paige Poppe? Help make it happen for Studio Skate >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

Man vs Moto 2  
May 15, 2014

What: Man vs Moto 2: a webisode series documenting the trials and tribulations of a motocross crew chasing their dream.
Why: To document the journey of a rider and mechanic as they travel to and compete in the 2014 AMA Motocross Nationals.
When: Apr 27, 2014 - May 28, 2014
Where:  Man vs Moto 2 on Kickstarter  
Funding Goal: $60,000  

Go behind the scenes with the Man vs Moto crew to witness the dedication and desire of a privateer motocross racer.

"Every dollar earned will be directly put towards the Man vs Moto Racing Fund where we will solely spend the money on making the trip happen. Such costs will consist of entry fees, credentials, flights, lodging, fuel, parts, bike transportation, and equipment just to name a few."

Want to support Derek Anderson, Austin Howell and the rest of the Man vs Moto crew? Help make it happen for Man vs Moto 2 >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

endurance Junkie  
May 13, 2014

What: endurance Junkie: when style and performance merge in endurance apparel.
Why: Peter Brees started endurance Junkie from a profound passion for Ironman triathlon and with the simple idea of developing the best and most comfortable triathlon suit possible.
When: Apr 26, 2014 - May 26, 2014
endurance Junkie on Indiegogo 
Funding Goal: €10,000  

endurance Junkie: Makers of the most stylish endurance apparel, designed for maximum breathability, body temperature control & freedom of movement.

"Soft next to the skin, breathable and anti-static, it keeps you warm when the climate is cold yet releases body heat and moisture when it’s hot. So it helps athletes perform at their peak, whether it is in Hawaii or in Norway."

Want to support endurance Junkie? Help make it happen for Peter Brees >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

May 8, 2014

What: AccuBands: a Symmetrical Resistance Band Fitness System.
Why: So you can workout anytime, anywhere! AccuBands are the only resistance bands that allow a Measured, Symmetrical, Safe, resistance band workout.
When: Apr 24, 2014 - May 25, 2014
AccuBands on Kickstarter 
Funding Goal: $38,000  

A premium resistance band system designed from scratch, focusing on the qualities you love, and eliminating the problems you hate.

"A resistance band like no other!"

Want to support AccuBands? Help make it happen for Eddy Collier >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

The Rinsy 
May 6, 2014

What: The Rinsy: Surf. Rinse. Repeat.
Why: The Rinsy makes it easier and more convenient to enjoy a quick surf before work, a quick swim after a long day at the office, or a day at the beach before a long drive home.
When: Apr 24, 2014 - May 25, 2014
The Rinsy on Kickstarter 
Funding Goal: $8,192  

Rinsy: the original rinse stand handmade in Baja.

The Rinsy is a hardwood rinse stand that makes it easier to enjoy a quick surf before work or a whole day at the beach.

Surf. Stand. Rinse. Flops. Repeat! from Barret on Vimeo.

Want to support the Rinsy? Help make it happen for Barrett Bumford >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

Ultimate Bike Share Bag 
May 1, 2014

What: Ultimate Bike Share Bag by Po Campo.
Why: The Bike Share Bag (BSB) is designed to securely fit into the front basket of Bixi-style bike share bikes, letting the rider carry a lot more things without worrying about it getting smashed or falling out.
hen: Apr 28, 2014 - May 29, 2014
Where: Ultimate Bike Share Bag on Kickstarter
Funding Goal: $7,500  

A bag designed to securely fit onto bike share bikes and then be taken with you throughout your day.

The Po Campo Bike Share Bag is designed to fit bike share bikes in these U.S. cities (alphabetical order): Boston's Hubway, Chattanooga's Bicycle Transit System, Chicago's Divvy, Columbus, OH's CoGo, Minneapolis' Nice Ride, New York City's Citi Bike, San Francisco's Bay Area Bike Share, Washington D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare; and these international cities (alphabetical order): London's Barclays Cycle Hire, Melbourne's Bike Share, Montreal's Bixi, Ottawa's Capital Bixi, Toronto's Bike Share.

Want to support the Ultimate Bike Share Bag? Help make it happen for Maria Boustead and Po Campo >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

Ocean Energy Turbine 
April 29, 2014

What: Ocean Energy Turbine: limitless clean renewable energy.
When: Apr 21, 2014 - May 22, 2014
Where: Ocean Energy on Kickstarter
Funding Goal: $75,000  

The Ocean Energy Turbine is the first commercially viable clean renewable energy source that has the potential to compete with and eventually replace fossil fuels and nuclear energy dependence.

"When most people think of clean renewable energy, they think about solar panels first and wind turbines second. This is because wind and solar are the most easily accessible forms of renewable energy. Wind and solar energy have a number of applications where they excel but they are not a realistic solution to replacing Fossil Fuel and Nuclear Energy."

Want to support Help make it happen for Todd Janca and the Ocean Energy Turbine crew >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

Noochie Golf 
April 24, 2014

What: Noochie Golf: a miniature golf game for the home/office that offers four interchangeable pieces that combine for over 20 combinations!
When: Apr 20, 2014 - May 21, 2014
Noochie Golf 2 on Kickstarter 
Funding Goal: $27,000  

Noochie Golf's 15 combinations give users a creative outletfor enjoying the game.

"I searched for a "build it yourself" golf course and couldn't find one...I decided to file a provisional patent for the concept. My husband created drawings and we decided to name it after our youngest son, The Nooch."

Want to support Noochie Golf? Help make it happen for JoAnne LoBracco and family >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

April 22, 2014

What: Bureo: recylced fishnet skateboards made for cleaner oceans.
When: Apr 14, 2014 - May 15, 2014
Bureo on Kickstarter 
Funding Goal: $25,000  

Bureo Skateboards is based in Los Angeles, Calif. and was launched by three friends through a deep connection with the ocean environment.

"The name ‘Bureo’ comes from the language of the Mapuche, the native Chileans, and means ´the waves’. Selected in honor of the Chilean people, the name represents our mission. Just as a wave originates from a disturbance of wind along the ocean surface, Bureo is starting with a small change in an ocean of plastic. Through time and energy, the waves of Bureo will develop the force required to cause real change."

Want to support Bureo Skateboards? Help make it happen for Ben, David and Kevin >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

Glide Skateboards 
April 17, 2014

What: Glide Skateboards: hand shaped skateboard decks.
When: Apr 9, 2014 - May 10, 2014
Glide Skateboards on Kickstarter 
Funding Goal: $11,000  

Glide Skateboards are hand shaped decks inspired by a passion for surfing and sustainably produced from local reclaimed wood.

"I have been surfing since I was 17 and recently moved away from the ocean. Because I no longer have the beach in my backyard, I bring the feeling of surfing to the pavement."I have been surfing since I was 17 and recently moved away from the ocean. Because I no longer have the beach in my backyard, I bring the feeling of surfing to the pavement."

Want to support Glide Skateboards? Help make it happen for Brian Lopez and Glide >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

ZEM Shoes 
April 15, 2014

What: ZEM Shoes: Engineered for Wow!
When: Apr 15, 2014 - May 20, 2014
ZEM Shoes on Kickstarter 
Funding Goal: $53,000  

ZEM stands for the ZONE of ENDLESS MOTION. Born in the vibrant city of Miami, it's a place where all dreams are possible.

"Exceptional Performance and Comfort with the WOW Factor of Total Flexibility."

Want to support ZEM Shoes? Help make it happen for Christina Bracken and ZEMgear. >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

Nettle's Tale Swimwear Inc. 
April 10, 2014

What: Nettle's Tale Swimwear Inc: Honest Swimwear for Real Women.
When: Apr 01, 2014 - May 14, 2014
Nettle's Tale Swimwear Inc on Indiegogo 
Funding Goal: $10,000  

Swimwear made locally & honestly in Vancouver. Designed after and for real Pacific Northwest women of all ages, shapes, personalities, and sizes.

"There's nothing worse than swimsuit shopping, but nothing better than owning a suit you LOVE!"

Want to support Nettle's Tale? Help make it happen for this swimwear company made locally & honestly in Vancouver. >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

Bike Accessories that Click and Lock. 
April 8, 2014

What: Bike Accessories by Fietsklik: Carry more with your bike, even a case of beer. Detachable and lockable; shopping, commuting and kid carrying bicycle products.
Why: If your bike can do more, you can ride more.
When: Apr 31, 2014 - May 1, 2014
Bike Accessories that Click and Lock by Fietsklik on Kickstarter 
Funding Goal: $40,000  

The wheel was invented so that people didn't have to carry things on their backs.

These bike accessories work with nearly all bikes!

Want to support Fietsklik? Help make it happen for these Bike Accessories that Click and Lock. >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

My Alibi Clothing
April 3, 2014

What: My Alibi Clothing: Ultimate Active Camisole Tops.
Why: My Alibi Clothing is launching a trio of cami tops that are ready to bring the fresh support you need for an active lifestyle. Your new favorite first layer.
When: Mar 24, 2014 - May 3, 2014
My Alibi Clothing on Kickstarter 
Funding Goal: $30,000  

My Alibi Clothing is known around the world for quality with the award winning My Alibi Bloomers and founder Abbie Durkee is excited to launch into functional tops.

"Have you ever wondered why some clothes that you sweat in just stink after a year or so? Not these Cami's!"

Want to support Abbie Durkee and My Alibi Clothing? Help make it happen for these Ultimate Active Camisole Tops >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

The BIG Turtle Shell®
April 1, 2014

What: The BIG Turtle Shell®: Rugged, Wireless BoomBox & Power Bank.
Why: The Big Turtle Shell® Bluetooth speaker will give you the best wireless audio experience in any setting; from the beach to the pool party, the campfire to the backyard BBQ, The Big Turtle Shell® can handle it all with style and ease (otherwise known as Steez, according to Urban Dictionary).
When: Mar 31, 2014 - May 1, 2014
The BIG Turtle Shell on Kickstarter 
Funding Goal: $40,000  

Made for a life on the go - the Big Turtle Shell® is easy to handle, mount, pack, and take with you...Your boombox just got re-invented.

"The Big Turtle Shell is a full audio experience - untethered and wire-free."

Want to support Outdoor Tech? Help make it happen for the BIG Turtle Shell >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

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