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kickstarter.com

Investments

1219

Portfolio Exits

89

Partners & Customers

10

Service Providers

2

About Kickstarter

Kickstarter is a global, crowdfunding platform for creative projects. It helps creative projects find funding for diversified projects. It helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators make their ideas a reality. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Brooklyn, New York.

Headquarters Location

58 Kent Street

Brooklyn, New York, 11216,

United States

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Latest Kickstarter News

PeakDo Introduces The World’s First Streaming Handheld 
Gaming Device with Zero Lag

Jan 24, 2023

PeakDo Introduces The World’s First Streaming Handheld Gaming Device with Zero Lag Share Live on Kickstarter, PeakDo brings a 60GHz mm-wave to streaming handheld game devices for the first time in the world. Vancouver, Canada - January 24, 2023 /MarketersMEDIA/ — PeakDo, a company specializing in the incorporation of the mmWave technology onto everyday electronics, brings out the revolutionary 7-inch streaming handheld gaming device capable of playing games from a multitude of platforms. The device is live on Kickstarter with only 6 days left for a global crowdfunding opportunity. In a gaming world filled with countless options on how and what to play, the PeakDo mmWave handheld gaming console is an all-in-one device that aims to change the gaming landscape. It is, in many ways, a dream console— capable of streaming games from the top home consoles and PC, all with zero lag. Using the mmWave technology, the PeakDo game handheld generates zero latency and produces extremely vivid graphics. The device can be connected to multiple gaming platforms, including PS, Xbox, PC gaming, Steam, and Origin. "We created this project from the suggestion of our mmWave fans, who recognized that the innate characteristics of mmWave transmission of 'zero' latency and compression are especially desirable in gaming applications. The fans were too curious, so they brainstormed and even DIY-ed amongst themselves, incorporating our transmission system into a game handheld device," says Bruce Li, VP of PeakDo. “Seeing the fan’s enthusiasm, our company decided to research and develop the project from our end. Inside a limited timeframe, we balanced many factors like mass (only 380g), heat-dissipation, size, screen quality, portability, and ergonomic design. Eventually, we were able to bring out the product that originated out of the creativity of our fans.” The 7-inch, 380g gaming device offers a full HD graphic display with perfectly synchronized audio and visual output as they suffer zero compression. PeakDo does not have a built-in CPU & SDRM but works via streaming from a host to avoid common issues like screen freeze. Streaming also does not distinguish the host; therefore, the console can play games from various platforms, making it a one-for-all handheld gaming device. Lastly, the streaming nature also gives the console the advantage of remaining relevant despite the constant upgrades in software from the other gaming platforms on the market. "As digital products become increasingly common, the multi-usage of one becomes especially important. The PeakDo streaming console provides customizability in this type of device in its outer components the ability to stream any game, or used as a second screen, streaming from any device with an HDMI output," adds Li. The company has upgraded the device's IPS screen during its launching period: increased the colour gamut NTCs by 25% (72% to 97%), the brightness from 400Nits to 450Nits, cut the screen responding time from 10ms to 4ms and elongated the battery life by 20%. It shows a willingness to improve and adopt suggestions from the public promptly. The company VP affirms that the touch-screen function of the device will soon be added to enhance the experience of new and old players in this newly constructed mmWave gaming console. PeakDo mm-Wave streaming gaming handheld device is currently live and available for support on Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/handheld-game-device/peakdo-mm-wave-streaming-handheld-game-device/   About PeakDo PeakDo, specializes in independent research, design, production, and sales of products around mobile phones and computers. Pursuing the ultimate user experience is the goal of our brand. We strive to create more high-quality consumer smart electronics products. For more information on PeakDo please visit peakdo.com ###

Kickstarter Investments

1,219 Investments

Kickstarter has made 1,219 investments. Their latest investment was in Unstable Diffusion as part of their Angel on January 1, 2023.

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Kickstarter Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

1/6/2023

Angel

Unstable Diffusion

$0.06M

Yes

1

11/8/2022

Crowdfunding - IV

Black Sands Entertainment

$0.13M

No

1

10/20/2022

Crowdfunding

Casiris Vision

$0.32M

Yes

1

9/29/2022

Angel

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$99M

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10

9/28/2022

Crowdfunding

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$99M

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10

Date

1/6/2023

11/8/2022

10/20/2022

9/29/2022

9/28/2022

Round

Angel

Crowdfunding - IV

Crowdfunding

Angel

Crowdfunding

Company

Unstable Diffusion

Black Sands Entertainment

Casiris Vision

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Amount

$0.06M

$0.13M

$0.32M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

Kickstarter Portfolio Exits

89 Portfolio Exits

Kickstarter has 89 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was SquareOff on October 03, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

10/3/2022

Corporate Majority

$99M

10

7/26/2022

Acquired

$99M

2

7/8/2022

Corporate Majority

$99M

14

6/14/2022

Acquired

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$99M

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10

5/4/2022

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

10/3/2022

7/26/2022

7/8/2022

6/14/2022

5/4/2022

Exit

Corporate Majority

Acquired

Corporate Majority

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

10

2

14

10

10

Kickstarter Acquisitions

2 Acquisitions

Kickstarter acquired 2 companies. Their latest acquisition was Huzza on February 01, 2017.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

2/1/2017

Seed / Angel

$99M

$0.55M

Acquired

2

3/17/2016

Series B

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$99M

$99M

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10

Date

2/1/2017

3/17/2016

Investment Stage

Seed / Angel

Series B

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$0.55M

$99M

Note

Acquired

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Sources

2

10

Kickstarter Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Kickstarter has 10 strategic partners and customers. Kickstarter recently partnered with Jordilight on January 1, 2023.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

1/31/2023

Partner

Jordan

6/19/2019

Partner

United Kingdom

1

9/11/2018

Partner

United States

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In an attempt to standardize a measure for a 3D printer 's abilities , Kickstarter and Autodesk have collaborated to create an open-source 3D printing quality test .

1

12/14/2017

Partner

United States

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10

8/15/2016

Partner

United States

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10

Date

1/31/2023

6/19/2019

9/11/2018

12/14/2017

8/15/2016

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

Jordan

United Kingdom

United States

United States

United States

News Snippet

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In an attempt to standardize a measure for a 3D printer 's abilities , Kickstarter and Autodesk have collaborated to create an open-source 3D printing quality test .

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Kickstarter Service Providers

2 Service Providers

Kickstarter has 2 service provider relationships

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Associated Rounds

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Counsel

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Kickstarter Team

7 Team Members

Kickstarter has 7 team members, including , .

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Charles Adler

Founder

Current

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