Interview: MVMT Watches Co-Founder Jake Kassan

How one minimal wristwatch brand set itself apart from the rest

A few months after MVMT watches raised $220,000 on Indiegogo—back in 2013—co-founder Jake Kassan reached out to us via LinkedIn. He wanted to get his products in our hands. The brand was growing. Their site traffic and sales were increasing. And their social media presence was nothing short of exponential. Today, they’ve got one million followers on Instagram. Moreover, their collections have expanded and improved. …

Kickstarter’s Invaluable Presence at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

From nine films in the official roster to a lodge that welcomes queer filmmakers and more

When considering the various ways Kickstarter has changed people’s lives, one doesn’t necessarily think of the Sundance Film Festival first. And yet, not only are there nine Kickstarter-funded films in the 2019 Sundance roster (selected from a record-breaking 14,259 submissions), altogether there have been 123 films propelled from the crowdfunding platform to the prestigious festival (itself one of the most notable launchpads in cinema) since 2011. Moreover, the film division of …

Three Tech-Forward Backpacks

Currently crowdfunding, these bags are utilitarian and future-forward

Utilitarian and tech-forward backpacks for the daily commuter—or the adventurous, conscious traveler—are a dime a dozen. In order to stand out, brands must design thoughtfully, listen carefully, and work quickly. The ever-changing balance of life, work and travel makes meeting the needs of a contemporary consumer more difficult, but when a brand does it, instant demand is unsurprising. On Kickstarter, there are plenty of backpacks …