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What Delaware startups are raising money for on Kickstarter

Local makers behind 3D pens, 3D printers, video games and more are all turning to the crowdfunding leader for help getting their products to market.

The Polyes 3D pen.

(Photo via Kickstarter)

Kickstarter is often the go-to platform for startups looking to raise money or, as our sister site Technical.ly Philly unpacked over the summer, looking to raise awareness.
Here’s a look at some recent tech-focused projects based out of Delaware.

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Polyes
The pitch: “Polyes is the first 3D printing pen with blue light and real inks. Rapid Light-curing Technology turns your imagination into reality.”
Company: Future Make
Location: Wilmington
Backers: 661
Pledge: $104,887 pledged of $50,000 goal
Ending: Feb. 4

Draken
The pitch: “Draken [3D printer] is characterized by its 3.9” x 7.1” x 8.7” build area, min 37 micron XY resolution, low noise and up to 1.8+ in/hr print speed.”
Company: 3DFacture
Location: Newark
Backers: 22
Pledge: $53,481 pledged of $100,000 goal
Ending: Feb. 5

Skull Fist
The pitch: “In this fun filled bizarre game, you are SkullFist a bounty hunter hired to wipe-out pest on many planets.. for PC, Mac, Linux, Droid.”
Company: Gus Fink
Location: Newark
Backers: 8
Pledge: $290 pledged of $199 goal
Ending: Feb. 16

Branto
The pitch: “Be at home when you are away with 360° vision, natural hearing, free communication and control of your home devices.”
Company: Branto
Location: Dover
Backers: 87
Pledge: $55,043 pledged of $500,000 goal
Ending: March 8

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Nimbus
The pitch: “NIMBUS is a small, bright & portable lamp that can be used almost everywhere you can imagine. Powered from USB, Micro USB, AC adapter.”
Company: Nimbus Lab
Location: Wilmington
Backers: 122
Pledge: $5,191 pledged of $5,000 goal
Ending: This project was successfully funded on Nov. 17

VirtualUI
The pitch: “Web-enable, Integrate and Instantly Extend the Lifespan of Windows Desktop Apps.”
Company: Cybele Software, Inc.
Location: Wilmington
Backers: 41
Pledge: $16,502 pledged of $10,000 goal
Ending: This project was successfully funded on Nov. 6

Companies: Kickstarter
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