HeadFunder Challenges Big Crowdfunding Platforms. Includes Interesting Feature in HeadTalker

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  Headfunder is a young crowdfunding platform that is challenging the much larger and significantly more funded platforms like Indiegogo and Kickstarter.  Founded by two young entrepreneurs, Nolan Thompson and Chris LaBonty, the pair entered into a competitive space and have generated some initial success.  While still quite early in the game, Nolan and Chris… Read More

Axent Wear’s Cat Ears Nears $1.7M on Indiegogo; Shares Additional Specifications

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With less than eight days until its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign comes to an end, 10,442 backers of Berkeley-based startup, Axent Wear, has raised $1,671,847 for its unique cat ears headphones. Now the creators, Wenqing Yan and Victoria Hu are ready to share more details about the new project, including full list of specifications. As previously reported, the cat ears headphones… Read More

Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin Gives Everyone A Peek At His Everyday Schedule

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Taking time away from his usual busy schedule, CEO of Indiegogo, Slava Rubin, sat down with Kinja’s Lifehacker to share details about keeping up his duties at the global crowdfunding platform along with his everyday schedule. During his interview, Rubin revealed his “life hacks” and how he avoids the stress of his job. “I try to… Read More

Kickstarter Takes a Look Back At Its First Year in The Land Down Under By Sharing Top Video Game Campaigns

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In celebration of its first year in Australia and New Zealand, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter shared its favorite video game campaigns from the land down under. On Thursday (October 30th), Kickstarter’s Luke Crane took to the platform’s blog and wrote, “It’s been nearly a year since we opened our doors to creators in Australia and New… Read More

Money360 Closes First US Peer-to-Peer Real Estate Tranche Loan, Claims Industry First

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Money360, Inc, the peer-to-peer (P2P) real estate lending platform, announced that the platform has accomplished another “industry first” by closing the first tranche loan to be originated by a U.S. P2P platform. Proplend staked its claim in the UK market in May, reported Crowdfund Insider’s Samantha Hurst.  Money360′s $8.75 million commercial real estate loan was funded by a… Read More

Board Game Inventors Launch Crowdrise Crowdfunding Campaign For “Operation” Creator’s Oral Surgery Expenses

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Seeking to help the mastermind behind the famous Milton Bradley’s Operation, John Spinello, fellow game makers Tim Walsh and Peggy Brown have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdrise to raise $25,000 for his upcoming oral surgery. Since its launch earlier this month, the project has surpassed its initial goal and is currently at $29,759. Sharing a backstory… Read More

GoCoin Hits 62% of Crowdfunder Goal, Secures over $1.2M: Digital Bitcoin Payments Platform

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Adding to $1.5M in previously secured funding, GoCoin has publicly secured more than $1.2M in crowdfunding in its Crowdfunder campaign. The campaign goal is set at $2M, with a minimum investment of $20,000.  Capitalizing on its belief that the future of currency is digital and Bitcoin’s “revolutionary” way that money changes hands, GoCoin aims to… Read More

Wayv Technology Hits £150K Crowdcube Goal in 19 Hours for Handheld Microwave

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In less than a day, Wayv Technologies raised £150,000 and hit its goal on its Crowdcube equity crowdfunding campaign.  29 investors quickly grubstaked the company for the 10% equity offered.  According to the campaign, Wayv Technologies developed a small, lightweight and highly portable handheld microwave. Powered by a rechargeable battery fuel-cell, the unit also has… Read More

World Class Driving Zooms to $6.1 M on SeedInvest with Days Remaining on the Clock

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World Class Driving has been on my mind again this week: I met someone who was taking his clients out to Las Vegas solely for the unique experience of driving World Class Driving’s Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches. World Class Driving listed its equity crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest in late August.  As the premier motorsport attraction located in… Read More

Crowdcube Hurdles 100,000 Investors (Infographic)

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Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has rocketed past the 100,000 investor mark.  Crowdcube recognized Vincent Carrie of London as becoming the 100,000th person to register on the site to participate in the listed companies.  Carrie will receive a gift basket that includes plenty of good stuff from Crowdcube funded companies. To help celebrate this milestone, Crowdcube… Read More

Bactest is Shortlisted for SME of the Year While Raising Capital on SyndicateRoom

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Bactest is equity crowdfunding on SyndicateRoom and they have easily hit their initial goal.  The company originally set out to raise £450,000 but quickly rocketed past that amount.  The funding round stands today overfunded £850,000- nearing double of their intended amount with two days remaining in their campaign.  Bactest has benefited by the support of… Read More

American Homeowner Preservation Announces Loan Modification for Milwaukee Family at Risk of Foreclosure

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American Homeowner Preservation (AHP) announced today the company was able to help a Milwaukee, WI family catch up on nearly three years of delinquent mortgage payments to avoid foreclosure with a loan modification this week. AHP purchases distressed mortgages using real estate crowdfunding with a mission to keep struggling families in their homes. In purchasing distressed… Read More

Update: “Top Chef” Star Carla Hall Surpasses $250,000 During Final Hours on Kickstarter

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Looks like New York City fans of Top Chef sensation, Carla Hall, are going to be able to enjoy her delicious southern cuisines! The American chef and television personality hit crowdfunding giant, Kickstarter, earlier this month to raised $250,000 so that she may open her Southern Kitchen restaurant to life. Not only did her project scored its initial… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Platform Alphaworks Dubs Erin Glenn As New CEO

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On Thursday (October 30th), Betaworks’ equity crowdfunding platform, Alphaworks, announced that Erin Glenn is set to take the role as its brand new CEO, while co-founder and former CEO, Nick Chirls, pursues another project. According to TechCrunch, Glenn comes from four years in a CFO position at KIXEYE, where she has helped the company raise… Read More

Singapore Exchange Considers Equity Crowdfunding Platform for Early Stage Companies

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The Singapore Exchange (SGX), described as the gateway to Asia, is exploring the feasibility of incorporating an equity crowdfunding platform to aid early stage companies in raising capital.  According to multiple reports, SGX has created an internal team evaluating options to boost SME’s. Former SGX executive Mohamed Nasser Ismail is apparently leading this new initiative… Read More

As Layoffs Dwindle, American Homeowner Preservation Aids Military Family Recovering From Recession

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The national unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent in September, down from 7.2 percent in September 2013, according to a USA Today article released on October 30th. Doug Carroll of USA Today wrote that, “The downward trend means fewer workers getting laid off, adding to other signs of an improving labor market and a stronger U.S…. Read More

Code.Org’s Hadi Partovi Talks Crowdfunding & Education With Indiegogo

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Earlier this month, non-profit organization Code.org launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $5,000,000 for its new program called, An Hour of Code for Every Student. This will give 100 million students throughout the world an opportunity to have one hour per day of computer science. While the organization’s campaign is still underway, Code.org’s… Read More

New Crowdfunding Platform for Cannabis Launched: CannaFundr

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“PROVIDE SEED CAPITAL FOR AMERICA’S FASTEST GROWING INDUSTRY” The very first Cannabis investment crowdfunding platform has been launched by Crowdfund Connect.  CannaFundr is accepting applications from both accredited investors and Marijuana based companies for canabis related crowdfunding.  WeCanna, by the ArcView group, earlier announced a rewards based platform that would shift into equity but it… Read More

GrowlerWerks Reaches Nearly $450,000 on Kickstarter As Beer Lovers Celebrate uKeg at Oktoberfest

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As its crowdfunding campaign nears $450,000 on Kickstarter, which has been attracting more than 230 backers a day, GrowlerWerks‘ uKeg enjoyed a bit of Bavaria this month, showing off at Leavenworth’s famous Oktoberfest. Now the game-changing growler that keeps oxygen away from beer, maintaining perfect carbonation from the first to last pour, is ready to visit… Read More