In the Court of the Frozen Queen: Refrosted


A project in San Francisco, CA by Matter

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The world is full of big stories. We don't want them to go missing.
Backers: 2566
Average Pledge Per Backer: $55

Funded: $140,201 of $50,000
Dates: Feb 22nd -> Mar 24th (31 days)
Project By: Matter
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Latest News

Kickstarter hopes to improve the odds for crowdfunded journalism projects

August 6th - via:
Crowdfunding is often cited as an alternative funding source for news, but journalists who launch a campaign on Kickstarter have the odds stacked against them. (Read More)

Kickstarter links with the Guardian to highlight journalism projects

June 11th - via:
Crowdfunding website Kickstarter is putting a new focus on journalism and linking with the Guardian to highlight projects with journalistic potential. (Read More)

Startups, Kickstarter, and the Price of Bullshit (That You Paid For!)

April 26th - via:
The long-form science journalism site Matter was "acquired" by Medium last week. And you paid for it! (Read More)

Kickstarter funders aren’t angel investors

April 18th - via:
A correspondent writes, via email: Since much of the seed capital of Matter was Kickstarter funded, isn’t it worth asking why the backers aren’t coming along, so to speak? I know the absolute answer, but the usual issues of founder sweat equity versus angel capital apply, it seems to me. It’s likely that the angel funding via Kickstarter is pretty substantial on a term sheet basis relative to other early stage investing. This is an easy one, but it’s also important. Kickstarter is not a store, but it’s definitely not a place to raise seed-round equity. (Read More)

Evan Williams’ Medium Buys Kickstarter Project ‘Matter’

April 17th - via:
Medium, the current company of Blogger and Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, has acquired Kickstarter-backed journalism startup Matter. (Read More)

This year on Kickstarter: GigaOM’s top 10 favorite campaigns

December 21st - via:
With more than a dozen projects raising more than $1 million (some in less than a day), 2012 was a banner year for Kickstarter. Here are GigaOM's favorite campaigns from the worlds of connected devices, open-source technology and publishing. (Read More)

We launched!

November 22nd - via:
"Gut-punchingly good""Entering the arena with impressive style""It really raises the bar for everyone" These are just a few of the things that people have said about Do No Harm, the first story from MATTER, since we launched last week at... (Read More)

Our first story

October 2nd - via:
Hi All, We’ve been working flat out on MATTER since our Kickstarter campaign closed — poring over designs, reading pitches, building our website, thinking about libel protection and negotiating deals. But we know that there hasn’t been much to... (Read More)

Getting involved

August 31st - via:
Hi All, Part of the power of investigative journalism lies in its ability to answer questions. We all know the feeling of wondering whether something is credible. The something could be a government policy proposal, a warning of an environmental... (Read More)

Progress at MATTER

July 20th - via:
Hi All, It’s been a hectic few weeks here at MATTER. We received a draft of one of our first stories and our web design team has been churning out prototypes. We’ve also been nailing down tedious but critical details of the system we’ll use to... (Read More)

Our blog is live

April 30th - via:
We've been rather quiet lately. Please forgive the silence: building MATTER is consuming all the time we have.  We want to keep you up to date with the project as we head towards launch, so this week we launched a blog... (Read More)

The final stretch

March 20th - via:
Every step of this project has surprised us. First we reached our initial target in less than two days. Then we hit $75,000, and upgraded everybody's rewards. Then it wasn't long before we passed $100,000. The response from everyone out there... (Read More)


March 2nd - via:
We just broke $100,000. After nine days. Nine days! The response from everyone out there has just been beyond our wildest dreams. We've doubled our target, and there are still an unbelievable 21 days to run on the project. We don't know to thank you... (Read More)

We broke through — and it’s still going strong

February 26th - via:
Wow! Just two days after reaching our target, we’ve now broken $75,000. The response has left us speechless: we’re completely amazed by how committed you all are and by how much faith you’ve shown in MATTER’s potential. As our way of saying... (Read More)

We made it!

February 23rd - via:
Thank you. Truly. We’ve reached our target far faster than we ever imagined possible. We’ve been totally blown away by the enthusiasm and interest in what we’re trying to do. It’s great to know so many people are as committed to independent,... (Read More)

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