crowdfunding

border wall

Steve Bannon Is Being Forced to Leave a Door Open on His Crowdfunded Border Wall

"They think they can build now and ask questions later, and that's not how it works."
Alex Lubben
6.11.19
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
The Wall

Congress won't pay for Trump's wall, so his supporters are crowdfunding it

They’re just $216 million away from 1 percent of the total money needed
Rex Santus
12.20.18
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
Ireland

Irish citizens are getting crowdfunded flights home to vote in the abortion referendum

“I can't sit back and watch it unfold from across the world.”
David Gilbert
5.25.18
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
VICE News Tonight on HBO

"Super Troopers 2" owes its success to the "Cambridge Analytica" of crowdfunding

We talked to the comedy troupe that crowdfunded $4.6 million to bring Super Troopers back to life.
Dexter Thomas
4.30.18
crowdfunding

People are crowdfunding a new couch for Elon Musk, who owns five mansions

Elon Musk owns five mansions but people still want to buy him a couch.
Rex Santus
4.17.18
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