Bond Street CEO Comments on Department of Treasury “Request for Information” on Marketplace Lending

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Crowdfund Insider reported last month on the US Department of Treasury’s interest in the fast growing Marketplace / Peer-to-Peer lending space. Treasury published a “Request for Information” (embedded below) seeking public comment to study the various business models and review “how the regulatory framework should… Read More

FirstBuild’s Opal Nugget Ice Maker Captures $1.3M During First Week on Indiegogo

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It’s official: Consumers are crazy for nugget ice, the soft, chewable ice especially favored in the South and associated with restaurant chains and convenience stores. This theory is based on the recent activity of GE’s FirstBuild’s Opal nugget ice maker campaign on Indiegogo. The project,… Read More

Edinburgh FreeAgent Captures Over £1M During Seedrs Initiative

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Back in May, Edinburgh-based cloud accounting provider, FreeAgent, took to equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs with a mission to raise funds for its vision of “Democratising Accounting.” Since its launch in 2007, FreeAgent has grown into an established, highly-regarded technology innovator, with customers in 100 countries and… Read More

Harmonix Announces Another Delay of Kickstarter Success “Amplitude”

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A little over a year ago, Harmonix, the studio behind the forever addicting video game Guitar Hero, launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for Amplitude. The video game is known as a “rhythm-action music game” for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation that is based on… Read More

Shopping Platform GovX.com Accelerates Growth After Raising $11.5M During Series A & B Financing Rounds

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GovX.com, an online shopping platform for verified military and federal, state and local government personnel, announced the completion of a $11.5 million Series A and Series B financing rounds  to expand its service offerings. This brings the total invested capital in the company to just over… Read More

Establishing a Financial Services Firm in the UK: Britain Welcomes the Business

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The United Kingdom has been very vocal, and aggressive, in courting financial firms and FinTech startups. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne wants the UK to be the world leader in developing innovative FinTech firms.  Osborne enjoys a partnership with his objective in Prime Minister… Read More

“Exploding Kittens” Creator Elan Lee Admits: “Kickstarter is a Terrible Place to Raise Money.”

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With the previous announcement of Exploding Kittens being shipped to its backers, co-creator Elan Lee reveals a bit of an insight of the famous Kickstarter project. While sharing details about the funding process, Lee admitted to CNN: “The biggest lesson for me is that Kickstarter is a… Read More

Sydney’s Poor Toms Gin Makes An Appearance on New Series “The Cult of New” Following Pozible Project (Video)

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Last week, Sydney brand Poor Toms Gin made its appearance on the new series The Cult of New.  The new craft gin distillery has opened in Sydney earlier this year and its first batch was snapped up on Australia’s crowdfunding platform, Pozible.  The young business raised $25,000 in one day. It… Read More

Driveway Software Captured $10M in Series A Funding to Conquer Mobile Telematics

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Data and Mobile Telematics company, Driveway Software, Inc., has closed a $10 million funding round led by Ervington Investments, representing prominent Russian businessman Roman Abramovich.  The funds will be used to further strengthen Driveway’s position as the best in class telematics solution, create new markets for telematics solutions and grow… Read More

Real Estate Firm Allegiancy Prepares for Growth. Plans $30 Million Reg A+ Offer

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Richmond based Allegiancy, a real estate asset management firm, says it is preparing for outsized growth in the coming months.  The firm expects to double the number of employees over the next two years. To accommodate the growth plans, Allegiancy has just moved into new… Read More


AgFunder Reports $2Bn in AgTech Investment for the First Half of 2015

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AgFunder, an investment platform for accredited investors investing in agriculture and agriculture technology, announced the release of its 2015 Midyear AgTech Investing Report, tracking a record $2.06B in AgTech investment for the first half of 2015. This figure is only $300M shy of the $2.36B… Read More

Attorney General: “Washington State Will Not Tolerate Crowdfunding Theft”

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Back in May of 2014, Crowdfund Insider reported on the first state Attorney General to file suit against a rewards based crowdfunding campaign that had failed to deliver on its crowdfunding promise. This was no big, multi-million dollar crowdfunding project either. It was for a… Read More

Patch of Land Adds Commercial Real Estate to Crowdfunding Platform

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Patch of Land, a real estate crowdfunding platform, has added commercial properties to its offerings for investors.  Until now the young company has focused on residential, mainly fix-and-flip type deals. The push into commercial has been expected following the announcement of a successful funding round earlier… Read More

YotaDevices Cancels North America Launch For YotaPhone 2 & Offers Refund to Indiegogo Backers

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Earlier this summer,  YotaDevices launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for its dual-screen smartphone, YotaPhone 2. The YotaPhone 2 is described as the “world’s first” dual-screen always-on smartphone has arrived. Fully customizable always-on screen. It offers AMOLED display with hands-free messaging, e-reading for up… Read More

Kickstarter Alum “Mighty No. 9″ Rumored to Be Delayed Once Again?

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And… the wait continues for backers of highly anticipated Kickstarter Alum Mighty No. 9. Multiple sources have revealed that the game’s release date has been pushed back on again from Fall 2015 to … sometime in 2016? The creators, Comcept USA and video game developer Keiji Inafune, took… Read More

Neil Roberts Harmoney Founder & CEO Leaves Board of Directors without Explanation

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Neil Roberts, founder of New Zealand based peer to peer lender Harmoney, has unexpectedly stepped down as his role as a member of the platform’s Board of Directors.  Reportedly Roberts will remain as CEO. Roberts launched Harmoney as the first P2P platform in the country… Read More