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Moment - Amazing Lenses For Mobile Photography

A project in Seattle, WA by Marc Barros

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The highest quality lenses that empower mobile picture takers everywhere to capture incredible images with their phones.
Backers: 4722
Average Pledge Per Backer: $96

Funded: $451,868 of $50,000
Dates: Jan 14th -> Feb 13th (30 days)
Project By: Marc Barros
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Latest News

The 405 meets Moment: "Without crowdfunding, we never could have gotten Moment started."

June 6th - via:
For those of you that are new to the world of Moment, the Seattle-based company create the best Smartphone lenses on the planet. Nobody comes close. Marc Barros opens up about Moment's origin story, as well as future plans. (Read More)

Big-name movie created with technology from two small Seattle startups

April 25th - via:
In hindsight, the last week of March would have been the perfect time for Marc Barros to buy a lottery ticket. But even without it, the week was a pretty fortunate one for the Seattle startup founder. His company, Moment, launched a Kickstarter campaign that reached its goal of $50,000 in 41 minutes. The startup then went on to mark its best week in sales, five times its previous record. (Read More)

Moment launches a smartphone filmmaking line with its first anamorphic lens

March 27th - via:
Moment launched a new Kickstarter campaign for an anamorphic lens, filter adapters, a gimbal counterweight, and an iPhone X battery case to elevate smartphone filmmaking. (Read More)

How We Raised $450K On Kickstarter

April 9th - via:
At Moment we are big believers in the hardware movement. It is a movement that is being facilitated by a convergence of recent platforms (social media, crowd funding, smart phones, etc) and a willingness from consumers to support brands they have never heard of. Startups can now move from an idea to a shippable product in a matter of months. Hardware, once reserved for entrepreneurs that could raise significant capital, is now becoming accessible to everyone. (Read More)

Thank You

February 13th - via:
To all of our Kickstarter backers, thank you. The impact of your support extends far beyond the financial donation you so graciously made to this project. It’s result enables us to continue the journey we started five months ago: To empower mobile... (Read More)

Less Than 48 Hours To Go

February 11th - via:
Incredible news, we passed $400K. Moment is now 40th most popular "Design" project and 200th most popular project of all time on Kickstarter! To put this historic event into perspective Moment is in the top .15% of all 131,251 successfully funded... (Read More)

Only 7 Days Left!

February 5th - via:
In the first two weeks it felt like we were drowning. By the third week we started to feel normal. And now going into the final week of the campaign we are already starting to miss Kickstarter! We only have 7 days left to pass the $400K mark. Your... (Read More)

Over Half Way There

January 29th - via:
The last two weeks have gone by fast. It feels like we have been on Kickstarter for months, not 16 days! Through the chaos we continue to make progress on the product. We are super focused on delivering these amazing lenses on time, so please excuse... (Read More)

274 And Counting

January 24th - via:
The Kickstarter community and your support continues to inspire us. We love how engaged everyone is in reading these updates, sending tons of great ideas, and following us on social. If you love numbers here are the latest stats:  11 days in  2,868... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Secrets: 7 Tips For Kickstarter Success

January 24th - via:
Veteran Kickstarter and Indiegogo entrepreneurs share their secrets for crowdfunding success. (Read More)

What A First Week - With Photos

January 22nd - via:
Thanks to you, Moment reached the #4 most popular Kickstarter project in the world out of 128,000 total projects. That puts your effort in the top .009% of Kickstarter?! Crazy. Let There Be Photos Additional photos has been the top request and we're... (Read More)

Ahhhh, It's The Weekend!

January 17th - via:
What a week. Oh wait, what a first four days! We pulled a few all nighters getting ready for Kickstarter and we haven't slept much since. Over the first 96 hours we have answered 122 messages, 90 comments, 255 emails, and wrote 4 updates. That... (Read More)

Still Going Strong

January 16th - via:
We are still waiting for someone to pinch us. Day 3 and another milestone reached. We crossed $150K! We can't say it enough. Thank you!!! Today's update is short and sweet. 15 More Spots  Due to demand we increased the number of "Early Developer... (Read More)

KABOOM! Crowdfunding Campaign for Mobile Phone Camera Lenses Rockets Past Goal

January 16th - via:
Moment, “Amazing Lenses for Mobile Photography” was a crowdfunding campaign we covered yesterday on their first day on Kickstarter. The campaign set a targeted raise of $50,000. As of today the campaign has raised over $136,000 easily beating goal raising $100K in just 28 hours. (Read More)

$100K in 28 Hours and Counting

January 15th - via:
We are still shaking our heads. Breaking $100K in 28 hours leaves us without words. The number of incoming emails, comments, and messages has been non stop. The volume has been so high that we missed lunch and benefitted from the 3pm happy hour that... (Read More)


January 14th - via:
It has been 8.5 hours and we are already over $45K! We are incredibly grateful. The response today has been well beyond anything we could have ever imaged. Your support is much bigger than just the level you chose. It represents the beginning of a... (Read More)

Moment Lens launches on Kickstarter, looks awesome for mobile photography

January 14th - via:
Mobile photography is something that many people are beginning to take advantage of. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc are all beginning to become centered around media, including photography (obvious for Instagram). Other companies, such as ōlloclip, currently offer attachment iPhone lenses that you can place over the camera of your iPhone in order to be able to use, say, macro or wide-angle viewing angles on your mobile device. Well, that is kind of what Moments Lens is, but not quite. (Read More)

Tiny Lenses That'll Turn Your Phone Into a Pro-Level Shooter

January 14th - via:
Moment, a new company made up of employees from former action-camera maker Contour, is launching a Kickstarter to bring high-quality telephoto and wide-angle lenses to the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy lines. (Read More)

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