Fundnel Goes Big. Investment Crowdfunding Platform Provides Access to Capital for ASEAN SMEs

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  Fundnel (pronounced like Funnel) is one of several investment crowdfunding platforms that have launched in Singapore over the past year. But even though there are a growing number of sites entering the internet finance space, Fundnel claims the title of Asia’s first collaborative fundraising platform… Read More

Big Week at House Financial Services Committee as Janet Yellen is set to Appear

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The House Financial Services Committee has an interesting schedule next week. On Wednesday, February 10th, Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve, will wander up to Capitol Hill for a thorough grilling by Committee members. The Fed raised rates by 25 basis points last December… Read More

Don Cheadle Opens Up About His Role As Miles Davis in Indiegogo Success “Miles Ahead”

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With Indiegogo success Miles Ahead set to hit theaters this spring, actor Don Cheadle sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss his role as Miles Davis. While discussing his history with Miles Davis’ music, Cheadle stated: “He was someone that my parents listened to. The music… Read More

Brief: One Spark Puts Newly Developed “Creator Academies” On Hold

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Despite announcing its new creator academies for this year’s One Spark Festival less than two months ago, it appears the company has decided to nix the plans for the accelerating programs for now. According to The Florida Times Tribute, One Spark revealed it created creator academies… Read More

Seedrs Success Fy Joins 500 Startups’ London Distro Dojo Program

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Earlier this week, global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator, 500 Startups, announced that six companies have joined its London Distro Dojo program. Among the six was Seedrs success and creative shopping app, Fy. According to Venture Beat, 500 Startups announced in December that it would begin… Read More

Fundera Releases Two-Year Anniversary Report; Surpasses $115M in Funding to Small Business Loans

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On Friday, marketplace for small business loans, Fundera, released its two-year anniversary report. This document revealed the company’s growth to date. Since launch, Fundera has facilitated approximately 2,200 loans totaling over $115 million in funding to small businesses. At this time last year, the website has… Read More

Crowdcube Reveals the Importance of Investors Relations

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Offering up some advice for potential and existing crowdfunding campaign organizers, Crowdcube and Eureka Communications consultant, Ariane Comstive, revealed the importance of investors relations in a new blog post. The UK-based equity crowdfunding portal and Comstive shared: “You spent a lot of time and effort… Read More

Brief: Arizona State University Dubbed Winner of the Blue Mountain State Movie College Contest

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Following the release of Blue Mountain State: the Rise of Thadland, creator Eric Falconer announced Arizona State University as winner of the film’s college contest. During its run on Kickstarter, BMS enlisted universities across the country to support their project (and more than a few from outside the… Read More

Brief: Oculus’ Palmer Luckey Among Speakers at Vision VR/AR Summit 2016

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Vision VR/AR Summit 2016, an inaugural industry event that is geared towards furthering the knowledge base of anyone developing VR or AR content, announced on Thursday its lineup of keynote speakers. Set to take place next Wednesday and Thursday  in Hollywood, CA, the Vision VR/AR… Read More


Crowdcube #FundedClub Member Farmdrop Completes £3M Funding Round Led By Atomico

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Continuing to find success wherever it goes, Crowdcube #FundedClub member and award-winning online marketplace in the UK, Farmdrop, announced this week that it has completed its £3M funding round led by Atomico, which was reportedly founded by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström. As previously reported, Farmdrop hit Crowdcube in… Read More

Seedrs-Funding Candy Kittens Set For Sweet Success in 2016

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On Friday, Candy Kittens, the UK confectionery brand founded by Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing, shared its plans for growth in 2016. The company stated it aims to achieve turnover of £800,000 with projected sales of £2.5 million by 2017. It recently launched a crowdfunding campaign… Read More

Brief: Chinese Platform KaiStart Adds to Series A Round

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Chinese crowdfunding platform KaiStart announced this week they had closed on a Series “A+” funding  round led by Matrix Partners and Vision Capital. At the end of 2015, KaiStart had revealed it had raised $5.2 million from a broad group of investors including; Incapital, Meridian… Read More

Elio Motors Closes at $17 Million. Touts 50,000 Reservations

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Elio Motors closed its crowdfunding offer on StartEngine this past Monday.  The company had revealed last month that it was nearing $16 million in funding. The equity crowdfunding campaign, under Regulation A+, had sought to raise $25 million.  While short of that goal, Elio has… Read More

Brief: Money360 Announces Strategic Relationship With Millennium Alternative Investment Network

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Money360, a commercial real estate online marketplace lending platform, today announced a strategic relationship with Millennium Alternative Investment Network (MAIN), an efficient end-to-end solution that offers investors access to an increasing range of alternative investments. Starting this year, accredited investors will be able to access… Read More

OnDeck Adds Former E*Trade Exec to Board of Directors; Schedule to Announce Earnings

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Earlier this week, platform for small business loans OnDeck announced it has added former chief financial officer of E*Trade, Bruce Nolop, to its Board of Directors. Nolop currently holds board positions with Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., a global professional services firm; TEGNA Inc., a broadcast and… Read More

COIN Tossed Into Class Action Lawsuit by SF Lawfirm

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COIN, the one card to rule them all, has been slapped with a class action lawsuit filed by Kronenberger Rosenfeld, a San Francisco-based law firm that specializes in internet, tech and media law.  The suit was filed against COIN alleging they “knowingly marketed a defective product”…. Read More

Kickstarter Project “Wabash Lights” Set to Launch Tonight in Downtown Chicago

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Just a little over seven months after they secured nearly $60,000 on Kickstarter for their Wabash Lights project, Jack C. Newell and Seth Unger announced the lights are set to launch this evening in downtown Chicago. The duo hit the crowdfunding giant this past summer to bring… Read More