Millennium Trust Sees Big Opportunity in New Finance as Company Growth is Boosted by Alternative Assets

Millennium Trust Adapting to New Finance

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Millennium Trust is a large IRA custodian you probably have never heard of unless you are in a similar business or a client of the firm. Headquartered in Chicago, Millennium Trust operates nationally but has set it sights on getting far bigger. The privately held… Read More

Crowdo Launches Peer to Peer Lending for SMEs in Indonesia, Equity Crowdfunding in Malaysia

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Singapore based Crowdonomic has Rebranded as Crowdo as it Expands Across Asia. Launched in 2012, Crowdo has announced they will launch two platforms before year end.  As part of their regional expansion plan, Crowdo intends to launch a peer to peer lending platform in Indonesia… Read More

Formerly with JP Morgan, Paul Staples Joins investUP as Senior Business Advisor

Paul Staples

investUP has hired Paul Staples as Senior Business Advisor. Paul joins investUP after seven years as head of global custody commercial product EMEA at J.P. Morgan, alongside his mentor and advisory role for FinTech startups. Paul began his career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs, working in… Read More

Rocked by Controversy, Sondors eBikes Start to Deliver to Backers

Sondors eBike Assembled

The Storm Sondor’s eBike campaign, one of the largest crowdfunding campaigns in Indiegogo’s history, has started delivering bikes to campaign backers. The project announced bikes were being shipped to backers at the end of May only to stumble as US customs delayed entry late last week…. Read More

Money&Co. Said to Set First Year Record on Pure P2P Lending

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Young peer to peer lending platform, Money&Co., founded by City Super Woman Nicola Horlick, believes it has set a record of sorts.  The direct lender was launched in the spring of 2014 and to date has facilitated about £6 million in loans. According to Money&Co.;… Read More

Video Game Creator Yu Suzuki: “I Am Grateful That There’s Another Chance For a New Shenmue”

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With only a week and a half left until his Shenmue III Kickstarter comes to a close, Yu Suzuki announced that while the game may not make the $10 million stretch goal, he’s happy to start working on the project. Shenmue III is described as the true sequel to… Read More

Smart Piano & Light Keyboard “The ONE” Quickly Gains Over $135,000 First Week on Indiegogo

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Giving musicians a new type of instrument to play, creators of the Apple MFi-certified smart piano, The ONE has teamed up with marketing agency, Agency 2.0, to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The ONE is self-dubbed as “the fastest and most affordable way to learn pop songs… Read More

Update: Micro Drone 3.0 Soars Past $1M On Indiegogo

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With less than two weeks until its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo comes to an end, UK-technology company Extreme Fliers has successfully raised over $1 million for its latest invention, the Micro Drone 3.0.  The first iteration of their product came out in 2007. This version is being launched… Read More

CoolMiniofNot’s “Zombicide: Black Plague” Scores Over $3.6M During the Final Hours on Kickstarter

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With less than 12 hours until its Kickstarter campaign comes to an end, CoolMiniOrNot’s latest creation, Zombicide: Black Plague, has successfully raised over $3.6 million thanks to 19,000 backers. Zombicide: Black Plague is described as a standalone cooperative boardgame for 1 to 6 players that brings the relentless zombie-killing… Read More

MYBank, a Privately Owned Internet Bank in China, is Set to Challenge Traditional Banks

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MYBank, a new online only bank, is poised to challenge China’s state owned banks with its 100% digital, branchless banking operation that will serve customers 24 hours a day. This is one of China’s first privately owned internet banks as China pushes forward in the… Read More

Monthly Subscription Dog Treat Service Bow Wow Box Seeks $75,000 on PledgeMe

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Bow Wow Box, a monthly subscription dog treat service provided by New Zealand’s Delivered 2 You Limited, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe to raise funds so that it can continue expansion along with offer more items for canines and new cat line. The Bow Wow Box delivers a… Read More


Radio Physics Solution & Their Weapons Detection Technology Looks to Close Funding Round on SyndicateRoom

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UK based Radio Physics Solution (RPS) has created a new weapons screening technology that can detect if an individual is carrying a gun, knife, bomb or IED from a safe distance. Their product is the only mobile system available today. Named MiRTLE, the technology utilizes ultra… Read More

“Mighty No. 9″ Creator Comcept USA Returns to Kickstarter With New “Mega Man-Inspired” Game “Red Ash”

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Ready to unveil its latest project, Comcept USA, the mastermind behind Kickstarter-success Might No. 9, returned to the crowdfunding platform to raise $700,000 for its 3D action adventure game, Red Ash. What makes Red Ash unique is the fact that it is considered an unprecedented collaboration between anime… Read More

Tossed Healthy Eating Celebrates 10th Birthday with £750,000 Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

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Tossed, a unique dining establishment that delivers healthy and tasty cuisine, is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. As part of their hard earned success, Tossed is allowing its fans to share in its success with an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company is… Read More

Pavegen Appoints Former Apple Executive Jeff Martin to Advisory Board As Crowdcube Campaign Comes to Close

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Quickly following the closing of its successful equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, London start-up Pavegen announced that it has appointed former Apple Executive Jeff Martin to its advisory board. Pavegen’s technology converts footsteps into electricity, making it possible to power services in high-footfall locations, as well as provide… Read More

Techshare Launch by Euronext Will Give Unlisted Euro Tech Companies a Boost

Eric Forest

EuroNext subsidiary EnterNext will launch TechShare, a new project designed to aid fast growing tech companies in Europe. TechShare is a pan-European course created by EnterNext to familiarize SMEs with capital markets and prep them to take their companies to market. EnterNext is a stepping… Read More

Back this “Gravity Board” on Indiegogo & Wait Until September OR Buy a Similar Board on Alibaba Now

Gravity Board Indiegogo and Alibaba

Crowdfund Insider recently published an article about a worrying issue in the crowdfunding space: Crowdfunding campaigns that are not really innovative and new but simply re-packaged products already for sale elsewhere – typically on Alibaba.  Since all things tech are mostly manufactured in Asia – many… Read More

Update: FOVE’s Kickstarter to Bring Eye Tracking to Virtual Reality Scores Nearly $500,000; Unveils New Design

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During the final hours of its Kickstarter campaign, California startup FOVE successfully secured over $480,000 for its new self-titled virtual reality device. Last month, the company took to the crowdfunding platform to raise $250,000 and it eventually became super popular. The description of FOVE reads,… Read More