Interview: Funding Circle Co-Founder Sam Hodges Talks Regulations, Factors Driving P2P Lending In The US

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  Skim the peer-to-peer lending headlines over the last few months, and Funding Circle is a regular part of the news cycle. This year alone, the 5-year-old company received a capital boost to the tune of $150 million (the equity funding round was led by DST Global with participation from Baillie Gifford,… Read More

Watch Out, Barbie: The Angelica Doll Hits Kickstarter to Become the Next Big Thing For Toys

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Seeking to become Barbie’s next big competitor, creator of The Angelica Doll has launched a Kickstarter campaign to make sure this new unique doll makes its way to store shelves everywhere. The natural hair doll surfaced on the crowdfunding platform earlier this month with a mission to capture only $25,000…. Read More

Sparkling Flavored Water Clearly Canadian Returns to Fans Through New Indiegogo Initiative

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Back in the 1980’s, consumers in North America as well as Scandinavia, parts of Europe and Japan rejoiced as sparkling flavored water, Clearly Canadian, hit the market and became a super popular beverage. The drink’s production ran for 22 years before it came to a screeching… Read More

VC Fund Fuel.Ventures Offers Shares on Seedrs as Part of £30 Million Raise

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Investment crowdfunding platform Seedrs has offered the opportunity for smaller investors to join a prominent VC fund – something usually exclusive only to the very wealthy or very connected. Mark Pearsons has launched his own £30 million fund and a £500,0000 portion is being made available… Read More

Swedish Fashion Brand Raises € 100,000 in First 7 Hours on FundedByMe

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According to FundedByMe, Carin Wester, a Swedish fashion label, has jumped out of the gate in its capital raising round on the crowdfunding platform.  The details are only available to registered users of FundedByMe but representatives state that Carin Wester raised € 100,000 in the first… Read More

Indiegogo’s Kate Drane Reveals Campaign Success Secrets & Her Thoughts on Equity Crowdfunding

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Earlier this week, Indiegogo’s hardware category lead Kate Drane sat down with France’s startup blog Rude Baguette during Connected Conference to discuss crowdfunding success and the rise of equity crowdfunding. During her interview, Drane shared some advice on how project creators should form a community before campaign launch:… Read More

Kickstarter Alum KUNG FURY Debuts on YouTube (Video)

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Back in 2013, 1980’s inspired KUNG FURY surfaced on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter with a mission to raise $200,000. During its run, the campaign raised $630,019 from 17,713 backers. Now, those wanting to watch the film over and over again can for free through YouTube! As previously reported, KUNG FURY is part… Read More

Priority Bicycles Returns to Kickstarter With New Bike Concept For Children

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New York-based Priority Bicycles announced this week the launch of its second Kickstarter campaign to fund its newest bicycle concept, the Priority Start. The latest development offers a simple and safe learn-to-ride solution for children and a virtually maintenance-free bicycle that will last for generations to come. After launching its… Read More

“Bob’s Burger” Writer Wendy Molyneux Jokingly Launches GoFundMe Campaign to See “Entourage” Movie For Cancer Charity

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Despite her loathing for the HBO series Entourage, Wendy Molyneux, the writer of Bob’s Burger has launched a GoFundMe campaign with a mission to see the show’s upcoming film. Molyneux set up the campaign with a goal to raise $10,000, which would force her to “see the worst movie of the year and… Read More

Controversial Sondors eBike Crowdfunding Campaign Commences Shipping to Backers

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The second most funded crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo is reportedly shipping to backers meeting their aggressive schedule of delivering perks to early backers.  The Sondors eBike crowdfunding campaign became funded on April 2nd of this year and quickly shifted to Indiegogo’s InDemand program.  Today the… Read More

Update: $9 Computer “C.H.I.P.” Nears $2M During the Final Week on Kickstarter; Addresses Backers’ Questions

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With only seven days until its crowdfunding campaign comes to an end, Next Thing Co.’s nine dollar computer CHIP has successfully raised over $1.8 million on Kickstarter thanks to nearly 35,000 backers. As previously reported, C.H.I.P is a tiny and easy to use computer that can… Read More

Kickstarter-Success Pebble Time Is Ready For Backer Shipping

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Get excited, Pebble Time backers: Your high tech smartwatch is on the way! California startup Pebble announced on this week that the Kickstarter-success watches are now ready to be shipped. As previously reported, Pebble Time hit the crowdfunding giant’s platform earlier this year and surpassed its… Read More

SEC Schedules Next Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Small & Emerging Companies

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The Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies (ACSEC) has scheduled its next gathering to be held at the SEC offices on June 3rd.  The announced agenda lists topics including; public company disclosure effectiveness, intrastate crowdfunding, venture exchanges, and treatment of “finders.” SEC Chair Mary Jo… Read More

Plugable Technologies Returns to Kickstarter For New MacBook No-Compromise USB-C Docking Station

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On Thursday, USB hardware innovator Plugable Technologies launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its new MacBook USB-C docking station. The dock allows MacBook 2015 users to connect up to three additional monitors and four extra USB devices to the computer’s single USB-C port, while… Read More

UPDATED: Scampaign Alert: Beware of Crowdfunders Re-Labeling Already Made Products

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Recently we have had discussions with several people about a problematic issue with rewards based crowdfunding.  Some campaign creators may be finding products on Alibaba, repackaging them and launching crowdfunding campaigns posing as new creations.  Is this illegal?  Probably not. Is it wrong. Yes – definitely…. Read More

Payment Solutions Provider Paygevity Secures $250,000 in First Week on Crowdfunder

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Paygevity, Inc., a payment processing and vendor services company, announcex the launch of a Convertible Note crowdfunding campaign on Crowdfunder. Paygevity will use the funds to scale their proprietary PromptPay platform, market their technology and build out their sales team. Its campaign has only been live… Read More

P2P Lender Harmoney Tops $50 Million in Loans

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Harmoney, a peer to peer lending platform operating in New Zealand, has surpassed $50 million in loans via over $1.4 million in transactions according to a recent report.  Harmoney is quoted as claiming this makes their direct lending platform “the fastest growing peer-to-peer lending marketplace… Read More

Kiwi Taxi App Ingogo Sets Records On The (Crowdfunding) Racetrack: Update

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Valuation Placed at $100 Million. You might not expect a taxi to win on the racetrack, but Australian taxi app Ingogo is setting records for making the (funding) rounds. The company, launched in 2011, just announced that it closed A$12 million in a new funding round through… Read More

Patch of Land Makes History By Closing Largest Residential 506c Crowdfunded Loan to Date

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Patch of Land, a crowdfunding solution for real estate financing that brings together borrowers and lenders through an online platform, announces today that the largest ever, entirely crowdfunded residential home loan was fully funded on its website. The Covered Wagon Investment Group, boasting over 60… Read More

Corporate CrowdFund Establishes Strategic Alliances for the Crowdfunding Community

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Corporate CrowdFund (CCF) has entered into a set of strategic alliances to bring quality transfer agent and marketing services to the CCF community. Two of the most modern and respected transfer agents in the industry, ClearTrust and TransferOnline, have tailored their services to fit the needs of the Corporate… Read More