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The FinovateEurope conference closed its doors on February 10th in London after two days packed with company pitches, demos, and networking. It was the biggest FinovateEurope since Finovate launched its first London event in 2010. Some 72 FinTech companies submitted their product and service innovations… Read More

P2P Lender Harmoney Nears Launch of Australia Expansion

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Harmoney, the first peer to peer lender in New Zealand, is readying for it’s jump over to Australia.  While an exact date has yet to be set, Scoop reports that an invite-only beta launch will happen in the next few weeks so Harmoney can work… Read More

Kickstarter Founder Charles Adler: The Truth is Most Entrepreneurs Don’t Succeed

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Kickstarter co-founder Charles Adler recently shared his thoughts on finding the portal and life since leaving the crowdfunding industry. Kickstarter is one of the largest and well known reward-based crowdfunding platforms in the world. It was founded by Adler, CEO Yancey Strickler and Perry Chen… Read More

Update: Overfunding Yoga & Fitness Studios ETHOS Nears £800,000 During the Final Days on Crowdcube

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With less than five days until its Crowdcube campaign comes to an end, yoga and fitness studios, Ethos have successfully secured nearly £800,000 thanks to over 300 investors. Ethos, which was founded by Cambridge graduates Dr. Theo Koutroukides and Jennifer Hersch, is described as a chain of… Read More

Joel Hodgson on “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ Progress: “Good Cheese Takes Time” (Video)

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Offering up an update for Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter backers, Joel Hodgson has revealed some details about the cult classic’s return. Earlier this week, Hodgson explain the show has found a new office: “When our Kickstarter ended in December and we knew we were going… Read More

Founder of Beara Beara Discusses Growth & Expansion Following Crowdcube Success

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Jake Bullough, founder of Crowdcube #FundedClub member, Beara Beara, recently discussed how his company has grown since its success on the equity crowdfunding platform. The company, which offers consumers leather bags, successfully secured £203,540 from 131 investors last year. While describing the company, Bullough stated: “Beara Beara is… Read More

Monica Raymund & The Hidden Tears Project Seeks Funds on Indiegogo for Human Trafficking Awareness Film “Daddy Issues”

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Earlier this month, media company Hidden Tears Project launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for the film, Daddy Issues. The Hidden Tears Project is notably dedicated to raising awareness and funds to help end human trafficking in America. Chicago Fire actress, Monica Raymund, has teamed… Read More

For This Valentine’s Day: Indiegogo Encourages Backers to Give Funds to Generosity Initiatives


With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, Indiegogo offered up some ideas on how backers may celebrate the love holiday. The global crowdfunding platform stated that it encourages everyone to show some love to those who are in need the most. It offered five… Read More

Glowforge Delays Shipment of 3D Laser Printers After Successfully Securing $28M

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Just four months after securing $28 million through its self-running crowdfunding campaign, Glowforge has delayed shipments of its highly anticipated 3D laser printer. CEO of Glowforge, Dan Shapiro, has reportedly confirmed that while the shipments have been postponed, the company is still on target to… Read More

De La Soul Talks Kickstarter Album & Not Going to a Label: “We Love the Freedom”

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Earlier this month, 90’s hip-hop group, De La Soul, sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss the progress of their Kickstarter album, Nobody. As previously reported, De La Soul launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for its new and highly anticipated album. While on the… Read More

Funding Train: Wefunder Travels Across America to Fund Small Business


  Investment crowdfunding platform Wefunder is hitting the road this spring to bring their message of raising capital online. Wefunder will be hopping aboard Amtrak to cross the country in search of  innovative small businesses and some of the lucky companies will receive funding assistance… Read More

BrewDog Unveils “Tick Follows Tock” Parody As Part of New Beer Launch (Video)

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On Thursday, perpetually crowdfunding company BrewDog unveiled a hilarious video for its new beer, Jet Black Heart. This video, which is called Tick Follows Tock, was reportedly created as a way to poke fun at Guinness’ horse surfer advertisings. The BrewDog team shared in a recent blog… Read More

“Bill Nye Film” Creators Offer Up A Production Update to Kickstarter Backers

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Earlier this week, David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg, the filmmakers behind the upcoming Bill Nye Film documentary, announced a production update to their Kickstarter backers. The project surfaced on the crowdfunding portal last summer and slowly reached its initial $650,000 goal. By the end of… Read More

Kickstarter Announces Berlinale Talents Network Filmmaker Partnership

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On Thursday, Kickstarter announced it has formed a partnership with Berlinale Talents, which is an initiative of the Berlin International Festival (also known as Berlinale). This new collaboration is reportedly part of the crowdfunding platform’s ongoing initiative to provide education and mentorship opportunities for emerging… Read More

OTC Markets CEO: “We are Finally Starting to Enter a New Age of Online Capital Raising”

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In a recent PIPEs report from The Deal, the observation was made the Regulation A+, an updated exemption under Title IV of the JOBS Act, is picking up steam.  So for over 70 companies have filed a Form 1-A with the SEC  and according to the… Read More

Brief: Beauhurst Dubs Crowdcube “Most Active Investor” of 2015

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UK research firm Beauhurst announced this week it has named equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube most active investor of 2015. According to the latest independent report The Deal 2015/2016, Crowdcube reportedly saw its crowd make over 63,500 investments to the tune of 83 million, funding 166… Read More

CoAssets Appoints Two Independent Directors to Board

Chew Siang Chee and Jeffrey Chi

CoAssets (NSX code: CAX), a Singapore based crowdfunding platform, has announced the appointment of two new directors that will be joining the young company in the coming weeks. CoAssets became a publicly traded company last year establishing itself as the first real estate platform to… Read More

Indonesian Bank Sinarmas Partners with P2P Lender Modalku

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Bank Sinarmas, a Jakarta based financial institution, has formed a partnership with recently launched peer to peer lender Modalku to more easily provide access to capital to SMEs joining a global trend of traditional finance partnering with innovative Fintech firms. The partnership with Sinarmas Bank… Read More