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iBackPack 2.0 - 4G MiFI, HiTech Batteries - Smart Cables

A project in Austin, TX by Doug Monahan
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iBackPack 2.0 - 3G/4G Wi-Fi/Mi-Fi, Bluetooth Audio, Massive Batteries, 6 USB, Wireless/Car Charger, 50 Pockets, Bulletproof Options
Backers: 252
Average Pledge Per Backer: $304

Funded: $76,694 of $50,000
Dates: Mar 9th -> Apr 13th (35 days)
Project By: Doug Monahan
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Latest News

FTC Reminds Crowdfunders: Deliver on Your Promises or Refund

June 4th - via: lexology.com
Crowdfunding plays an important role in democratizing access to capital for small entrepreneurs, but as we’ve written before, entrepreneurs of every ilk need to remember that their representations to consumers need to be truthful, accurate and not misleading. (Read More)

FTC case against backpack seller unpacks how law applies in crowdfunding

May 7th - via: imperialvalleynews.com
Where do entrepreneurs go if they’re long on ideas, but short on capital? In their short history, crowdfunding platforms have often been the financial sparkplug that ignites the engine of innovation. But some campaigners promote zealously and deliver zilch. According to the FTC, a company raised over $800,000 in four crowdfunding campaigns for a high-tech backpack and other items, but used a large portion of the money on personal expenses. (Read More)

iBackPack Crowdfunding Campaign Under Investigation: Over $700,000 Raised Down The Drain

August 30th - via: techtimes.com
The iBackPack crowdfunding campaign is reportedly under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, after it raised more than $700,000 but has not yet kept its promise. The iBackPack is just one of many crowdfunding fails. However, it looks like the FTC has renewed interest in upholding justice for backers, or the people who give money to supposedly help transform innovative ideas into actual products. (Read More)

FTC investigates $700,000 crowdfunding campaign for fraud

August 29th - via: engadget.com
The FTC hasn't publicly investigated crowdfunding fraud outside of one case, but that doesn't mean it's inactive. The Verge has learned that the Commission is investigating Doug Monahan's crowdfunding campaigns for the iBackPack, a smart backpack that included a mobile hotspot, battery pack and connectors. Monahan raised over $700,000 between Indiegogo and Kickstarter in 2015 and 2016, but hasn't shipped the backpack in question. Supporters only ever received pre-release accessories, and the Kickstarter campaign's last news update was in March 2017. Some supporters have reported that their information had been sold to other crowdfunded companies, and that there had been unexplained battery issues holding things up. (Read More)

The FTC is investigating a crowdfunding campaign that disappeared with bigger than $700K

August 29th - via: newsline.com
The Federal Commerce Commission can also need a renewed interest in justice for crowdfunding backers. Emails seen by The Verge display masks that the agency is investigating as a minimum one crowdfunding campaign long previous gross — the iBackPack — which raised bigger than $700,000 across both Indiegogo and Kickstarter. The backpack’s creator, Doug Monahan, marketed the instrument as a Wi-Fi-enabled, battery-packed backpack that might perhaps well energy items on the move and present a local sizzling do of residing for wearers’ chums. It launched on Indiegogo in 2015 and Kickstarter in 2016. Years later, the backpack has but to ship, even supposing some backers did receive “beta” instrument equipment, like batteries and cables, a while ago. Monahan’s two outdated campaigns never reached their funding desires, however they had been at final former to market the iBackPack. These backers show The Verge that an FTC agent started reaching out to them this week so that you can analyze the campaign. (Read More)

Backers of Delayed Crowdfunded Success iBackPack in Limbo as Project's Creator Ceases Communication

January 6th - via: crowdfundinsider.com
Following two months of no updates from the iBackPack creator, Doug Monahan, backers of the Kickstarter and Indiegogo project have grown impatient over the backpack’s lack of delivery/creator communication and are now expecting the worst (Read More)

More Videos and Photos of Manufacturing the iBackPack

April 5th - via: kickstarter.com
No doubt, there are dozens of "bag" offers here on Kickstarter. We are going to do our best to share the entire process with you. Unique to the iBackPack is the fact we are listening to all of the pledgers and adapting the bag itself and the... (Read More)

Trip to Shenzhen, China Photos and Videos of Manufacturing Facilities

April 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
We will take you through the experience with us. We are building the most advanced backpack in the world. Each of the components were designed from scratch - specifically for our backers. Please forgive the videos for the are unedited. We are merely... (Read More)

Kevlar Questions - Tech Questions and more

March 27th - via: kickstarter.com
When creating the iBackPack, our primary goal was to build a high-technology solution. The only people who carry brief-cases are older than 50 years - virtually all younger business professionals are carrying backpacks - hence the creation of the... (Read More)

Updated Photos - 326

March 26th - via: kickstarter.com
We received some additional photos of the Kevlar as well as the Automobile/Truck jump-starting batteries. This Battery includes jumper cables so that you can not only keep your computer equipment charged at all times but you can also jump-start your... (Read More)

Updated Photos

March 25th - via: kickstarter.com
The iBackPack 2.0 is by far the very best backpack on the market today - at least when it comes to how to best carry electronics, keep them recharged and safe. We have designed every single pocket from scratch. See below: The iBackPack 2.0 shoulder... (Read More)

iBackPack 2.0 Update - Many More To Come - Sorry For Delays

March 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello iBackPackers - We apologize for not updating you more about the development of the project - we've been focused manufacturing facilities, initial orders and ultimately getting a hot new piece of wearable technology into your hands. iBackPack... (Read More)

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