crowdfunding

coffee

The 'Fyre Festival of French Press' Crowdfunded $3 Million But Never Delivered

After three fully funded campaigns, Rite Press says it's running out of money and just needs a little more.
Bettina Makalintal
2.14.19
What Happened To?

What Happened to 'Scale,' The Game That Let You Shrink and Grow Everything?

In 2013, 'Scale' raised more than $100,000 on Kickstarter. Five years later, it's still not released. Why? Here's what we learned.
Patrick Klepek
12.11.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Homeless Vet Says He Got Scammed Out of $200K Raised for Him on GoFundMe

After he used his last $20 to help a woman who ran out of gas on the side of the highway.
Drew Schwartz
8.24.18
game development

Where The Hell Did 'Mighty No. 9' For Vita and 3DS Go?

It's been two years since the disappointing spiritual successor to Mega Man came and went, but the developers still haven't fully delivered on their promises.
Patrick Klepek
8.24.18
transparency

The Internet Is Crowdfunding the Release of 4,358 Secret CIA Mind Control Documents

Twelve years after receiving a cache of CIA documents related to the MKUltra program, John Greenewald of the Black Vault realized that thousands of pages had been omitted. Now, he's asking the internet for help.
Michael Gaynor
8.13.18
Patreon

Patreon Is Suspending Adult Content Creators Because of Its Payment Partners

The subscription crowdfunding platform Patreon confirmed that they are increasing efforts to review content, due to payment processor pressure.
Samantha Cole
6.28.18
healthcare

Husband of Teacher Killed in Texas Shooting Is Crowdfunding Medical Bills

A substitute teacher's death in the Texas shooting helped her husband's GoFundMe go viral.
Nicole Clark
5.21.18
kickstarter

How Internet Trolls Took Down a Meme-Themed Restaurant

Catriona Crehan and her teenage brother closed the Kickstarter campaign after just 72 hours.
Mayukh Sen
3.20.18
who asked for this

This Doomed Robotic Bra on Indiegogo Is the Weirdest Sex Toy I've Ever Seen

The BigoDicky, a crowdfunded sex toy that never was.
Samantha Cole
3.1.18
crowdfunding

“We Messed Up” — Patreon Backing Off Its Awful Payment Policy Changes

But it remains an open question whether the backers who left will ever return.
Patrick Klepek
12.13.17
Patreon

Creators Are Concerned About Patreon’s Service Fee Change

Several backers and creators we spoke to are wondering what will happen next.
Samantha Cole
12.7.17
crowdfunding

People Want to Erect a Statue Honoring the Forgotten First Cat in Space

"It's time for Félicette to get the memorial she rightly deserves."
Julian Morgans
11.9.17
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