Canaan Partners: There is a Fundamental Disruption in Financial Services Occurring Right Now

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Canaan Partners, one of the Sandhill Road posse in Silicon Valley, is a VC firm that has moved big into the alternative finance space. With over $4.2 billion under management they have the fire power, and the tool kit, to move quickly into promising, early stage… Read More

Salma Hayek Launches New Crowdfunding Initiative on Crowdrise For Children & Families Affected By the Syriacrisis

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UNICEF supporter and Chime for Change campaign Co-Founder Salma Hayek helped launch CHIME for the Children of Syria, a funding initiative on Crowdrise that supports the children and families affected by the Syriacrisis, following a recent visit to meet with Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Founded by Gucci, a longtime UNICEF partner, CHIME… Read More

Fairway America Lists New Habitribe Fund on SBREFunds

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Fairway America has announced the launch of Habitribe Fund I, a $50 million fund on SBREfunds, a crowdfunding marketplace that focuses exclusively on the pooled real estate asset based investment space.  SBREfunds claims to provide the largest collection of investment opportunities presented by small business… Read More

London’s FightMe Seeks £480,000 on Crowdcube to Product & Build New Challenge-Based Android App

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FightMe, a challenge-based app that is aimed to create social movements through meaningful video interaction, has launched its first crowdfunding campaign, which signals a tipping point for app development funding. Following its successful launch last year, the London based app is using UK’s equity crowdfunding platform, CrowdCube, to raise… Read More

Six OurCrowd Portfolio Companies Recognized in Red Herring Awards

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Every year Red Herring recognizes hot young companies in Europe, the Americas and Asia.  The top 100 awards has generated substantial industry respect becoming a marquee event for Red Herring. This year Israel, batched in with Europe, claimed 19 out of the top 100 –… Read More

Ulule Crosses the Atlantic. Launches Crowdfunding Platform in Canada

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French rewards based crowdfunding platform Ulule crossed the Atlantic this month.  The platform bypassed the US and headed due north setting up shop in Canada. A natural move, Ulule set up shop in Montreal with the support of the Banque Nationale.   C’est officiel !… Read More

UBER Who? Ingogo Looks to Set Australian Record for Equity Crowdfunding

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Ingogo, a mobile taxi booking and payment platform is looking to raise new capital and they are going big.  Ingogo is using VentureCrowd to raise up to $4 million to help establish its App as the preeminent transportation network in Australia.  The crowdfunding offer is part… Read More

Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin Debunks Eight Myths About Startups

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Sharing his thoughts about the growth in small businesses, Indiegogo’s CEO Slava Rubin discussed key myths about startups at Vator Splash in Oakland earlier this week. According to the Register, Rubin shared details about each myth, which can be found below: 1. Myth: It’s all… Read More

It’s a Race to Buy a Crowdfunding Platform: New York Copywriter is Seeking to Purchase Kickstarter Through Indiegogo Campaign

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Just a few days after “dog-namer” Aaron Schlechter announced that he would change the objective of his Kickstarter campaign (which was to help others name their fur babies) to purchasing the crowdfunding giant, copywriter at Barton F. Graf 9000, LLC in New York City, Martin Baker, unveiled his… Read More

UK Architects Hit Kickstarter to Raise £125,000 For New Freshwater Pool in London’s River Thames

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Ready to bring the next big thing in London’s riverside attractions, UK startup Thames Pools has launched a Kickstarter campaign to secure £125,000 so that it may bring a freshwater pool to the city’s river thames. According to the Guardian, the new campaign marks a new stage for the… Read More

Comic Book Artist & Writer Gene Ha Launches Kickstarter For His First Creator-Owned Graphic Novel “Mae”

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Gene Ha, who is best known for his work with famous comic book publishers including Marvel, DC Comics, and ABC Comics, recently debuted a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for his first ever creator-owned graphic novel, Mae. According to Newsarama, Ha announced the project on Friday at… Read More

Brief: British Indie Group The 1975 Launches Cadence & Cause Campaign to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Those in Need

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British indie rock band, The 1975, have had an intense past two years and have toured almost constantly across the globe to theaters, festivals and TV performances. Now that they’ve settled back into their home in Manchester, they’ve partnered with their label, Dirty Hit Records, to launch… Read More

Alternative Ads Firm Giftgaming Secures £100,000 During Second Funding Round on Seedrs

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Last fall, UK’s alternative ads firm, Giftgaming, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise funds for expansion of its alternative ads solution. During the campaign, the startup successfully captured £35,000. Giftgaming is a patent-pending in-game ad service and startup supported by Accelerate Cambridge, Cambridge Judge Business… Read More

SyndicateRoom Launches Investor Academy for Crowdfunding Education

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Leading UK investment crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom is addressing the challenge of education and awareness in the crowdfunding space by launching the “Investors Academy”.  SyndicateRoom has taken an interesting approach towards crowdfunding by matching established angel investors to each offer on their platform thus allowing the… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Partners With Cornwall Cricket to Launch Crowdfunding Initiative to Save the Sport

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On Friday, crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder UK announced a new partnership with Cornwall Cricket to help create a sustainable future for cricket in Cornwall after numbers dropped by 7% in 2014. The platform shared that The Cornwall Cricket Campaign is being launched to assist, educate and enable clubs… Read More

Swatch Teams Up with PledgeMusic to Bring Emerging Artists to the Next Level

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 In an exciting and never done before move, Swatch and PledgeMusic will work together to present the Emerging Artists Series. This will be Swatch’s first time working extensively in the music vertical in the US. The Emerging Artists Series is unlike anything either company has ever done before. The Series will… Read More