5 Cool New Technologies Launched via Crowdfunding

Tech entrepreneurs are increasingly bypassing banks and venture capital for financial backing, and reaching out to the general public via sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

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Tech entrepreneurs are increasingly bypassing banks and venture capital for financial backing, and reaching out to the general public via sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

These five high-profile campaigns raised millions, and most of the new gear will soon be in stores or online.

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Contributing Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance