Crowdfunding Mailbox: CARV Wearable Ski Coach, Nurugo Smartphone Microscope & Flo Non-Contact Thermometer

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Carv is a wearable device that is designed to become your digital ski coach that was inspired by Olympic technology. Full disclosure: I am a dedicated snowboarder but at one point, back in the day, I was a skier. As time went on I realized… Read More

Effort to Purchase New Zealand Beach Hits $2 Million Target

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It all started when a couple of brothers-in-law were chatting about the “most beautiful piece of earth being sold in the heart of [their] beloved Abel Tasman National Park”.   The property, listed on  RealEstate.co.nz, is described as a 7 hectare utopia.  It is a… Read More

China Authorities Launch Site for Investors to Register Dodgy Finance Platforms

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The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) has launched a website where investors may submit platforms where they have been swindled out of their money. The new site is said to be designed to aid authorities as they investigate dodgy platforms.  The announcement, published in China News,… Read More

Autonomous on Online Lending: Banks Left the Door Wide Open & Digital Lenders Walked Right In

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Independent research firm Autonomous has published a report on “Digital Lending” that estimates that online lending has an addressable market in the US and Europe of $2 trillion dollars.  This outsized opportunity (that others have estimated at being far larger) is married with many opportunities… 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

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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

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  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