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July 31, 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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July 31, 2014

What: ChargeAll - The World's Smallest Portable Power Outlet.  
Why: Power up anything, anywhere, anytime! The first portable battery pack with an AC wall plug outlet.
When: Jun 16, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014
Where: ChargeAll on Indiegogo
Funding Goal: $30,000

"Wherever you go, so should your portable power outlet."

Have you ever wished you could take the wall outlet on the go? With the ChargeAll you can Charge Anything, Anywhere.

Want to support the ChargeAll team? Help make it happen for the world's smallest portable power outlet. >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

UnTapped: Pure Maple Syrup  
July 29, 2014

What: UnTapped: a sport-packaged maple syrup brought to you by Vermont's Slopeside Syrup and professional cyclist Ted King.
Why: Because, for too long athletic nutrition has been sweetened with cheap synthetic sugars. The simplicity of endurance sports deserves a simple ingredient — 100% pure, unadulterated, organic Vermont maple syrup, the all-natural, low glycemic-index sports fuel.
When: Jul 11, 2014 - Aug 9, 2014
Where: UnTapped on Indiegogo
Funding Goal: $35,000

"Do you want your performance to come from the hills of Vermont or from heavily processed corn mash? Yeah, that’s what we thought too...Pure maple syrup makes life better, naturally."

Want to support Ted King and the team? Help make it happen for the UnTapped >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

VYPER by Hyperice
July 24, 2014

What: The VYPER by Hyperice
Why: To recover faster from training and competition, and to prevent injury by keeping the body in proper balance.
When: June 30, 2014 - August 29, 2014
Where: The VYPER on Kickstarter
Funding Goal: $100,000

The VYPER is a cutting-edge fitness and recovery device that uses pressure and vibration to improve the body's overall performance.

"As an athlete I am always looking for the best tools and technology to help keep my body healthy. The VYPER prepares my body for training and helps my muscles recover after games. It is an essential part of my routine and enables my body to perform at the highest level through the grind of a long season. - Blake Griffin, NBA All-Star

ESPN The Magazine- 2011 (Photo by Chip Litherland)

Want to support Hyperice? Help make it happen for the VYPER >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

Coolest Cooler
July 22, 2014

What: Coolest Cooler: The 21st Century Cooler That's Acually Cooler.  
Because regular coolers are boring, break easily and are a hassle to haul around just to carry the ice. The COOLEST cooler is 60 quarts of AWESOME packed with so much fun you'll look for excuses to get outside more often. 
When: Jun 30, 2014 - Aug 29, 2014
Where: Coolest Cooler on Kickstarter
Funding Goal: $50,000

The COOLEST is a portable party disguised as a cooler, bringing blended drinks, music and fun to any outdoor occasion.

"I’m always looking to maximize my fun when I get together with my family and friends. That’s why I am so passionate about the COOLEST. I invent lots of things, but other than my Jello-shot catapult very few have brought so much fun to my life. ;)"

Want to support Ryan Gepper and the 21st Century Cooler? Help make it happen for the Coolest Cooler >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!
July 17, 2014

What: A Cultural & Brand Concept by Female Athletes for Female Athletes. 
To impact change for girls and women in action/board sports and beyond.
When: Jul 3, 2014 - Aug 17, 2014
Where: on Indiegogo
Funding Goal: $35,000

"I have created a brand to wear as a badge of honor and to bring females together in a unified voice to effect change in the industry for access to the sports, R and D, retail focus and respect. Pretty and powerful. Beauty and Beast. Shred on Sisters. Shred ON!"

"The Power of She. Signature brand, A badge of honor. Advocacy for women and girls in action and adventure sports. Retail for female athletes by female athletes."

Want to support Gina and Tony Duffy? Help make it happen for >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

July 15, 2014

What: The Soto: a wall mounted board rack for your boards.
Why: To fulfill a very specific need: providing a place to put all of your boards, from skateboards to snowboards to wakeboards and more! 
When: Jun 30, 2014 - Jul 31, 2014
Where: Soto on Kickstater  
Funding Goal:

Soto - the wall mounted board rack for all of your boards.

"We decided on a wall mounted rack as it provides much more strength than a floor mounted rack. Also, you can put the rack as high as you want on the wall and free up your valuable floor space."

Want to support Scott Austin and Obrary? Help make it happen for Soto >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

akela Surf
July 10, 2014

What: Akela Surf: a Surf & Skate brand founded in Montréal, Canada.
Why: Akela Surf features a swimwear collection for women who want to gain respect and style in the line up as well as handmade surf & skate products like boards, cruisers, fins and more!
When: Jun 29, 2014 - Jul 30, 2014
Where: Akela Surf on Kickstarter 
Funding Goal: $12,500 CAD

Akela Surf: fashion and functional surf & skate products on the 7 seas.

"We love working in collaboration with other artists, designers, surfers, photographers, surf shop and surf schools that understand the concept."


Want to support Servio Anez & Annie Gagné with their Canadian Surf & Skate brand? Help make it happen for Akela Surf >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

Neverest Outfitters
July 8, 2014

What: Neverest Outfitters: outdoor goods & apparel made in Minnesota.
Why: Neverrest Outfitters is much more than a producer of quality outdoor gear...NRO is a vibrant group of people who are sharing our vision of what is possible through the creation of outdoor items.
When: Jun 23, 2014 - Jul 24, 2014
Where: Neverest Outfitters on Kickstarter 
Funding Goal: $10,000

Neverest Outfitters creates premium outdoor goods & apparel made with organic hemp, upcycled leather and biomimicry technology. Crafted holistically in Minnesota.

Through a commitment to intelligent sourcing of materials and a close connection to Minnesota communities, NRO is a more local and more sustainable company.


Want to support Thomas Brossart in creating outdoor goods and apparel in Minnesota? Help make it happen for Neverest Outfitters >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

"The Ride"
July 3, 2014

What: "The Ride" - a hard-cover photo essay book by Dick Graham, Surfing Magazine Founder.
Why: To tell the story of history of the art of riding waves around the world (1960’s and 1970’s) through photos. 
When: Jun 21, 2014 - Jul 22, 2014
"The Ride" on Kickstarter 
Funding Goal: $9,000  

"My new Book “The Ride” conveys the early years of establishing the magazine and illustrates the evolution and advancements related to wave riding around the world, including the male and female personalities of the era, the equipment and a look at the early years of amateur and professional competition."

"The luxury of riding reef or shore break surf in clear warm water on a glassy summer morning is what it’s all about 'The Ride.'"

Want to support Dick Graham? Help make it happen for "The Ride" >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

Slide and Clutch
July 1, 2014

What: Slide and Clutch - a versatile camera sling and hand strap, respectively.
Why: For camera gear that can adapt and conform to the way you shoot, and not the other way around. 
When: Jun 16, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014
Slide and Clutch on Kickstarter 
Funding Goal: $50,000  

The slide and clutch are a camera sling strap and hand strap that are quick-connecting, quick-adjusting, comfortable, versatile and classically beautiful.

"All of our products are designed in San Francisco and manufactured and assembled in Wuxi, China. We care immensely about the quality of our products and we've spent the past 4 years honing the materials, processes and partners used to create them. Every Peak Design product comes with a lifetime guarantee, meaning that our reputation as a company is inexorably tied to how well-designed and well-made our gear is."

Want to support Peter Dering and the Peak Designs team? Help make it happen for Slide and Clutch >>> CONTRIBUTE NOW!

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