Crowdfunding Mailbox: Strathberry Luxury Bags, Light Adapting LCD Sunglasses & The Basics Notebook

Crowdfunding Mailbox 7.4.15

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So what do you do when you have a successful luxury brand that makes high end accessories and you want capital to grow?  You could find an investor and give up some ownership, issue debt or do a rewards based crowdfunding campaign. Strathberry of Scotland… Read More

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

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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

Sole Society Secures $8M During Series B Funding Round Led By Nordstorm & Insight Venture Partners; Appoints New Executive Team

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Sole Society, a lifestyle brand of women’s shoes, bags and accessories, today announces $8M in Series B funding from Nordstrom and Insight Venture Partners and a newly appointed executive team to support operations and expand distribution. Previous COO and newly appointed CEO Andy Solomon will lead this strategic growth… Read More

Crowdcube Co-Founder Luke Lang Talks Crowdfunding & Its Benefits

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Offering up his insights about crowdfunding, Crowdcube co-founder Luke Lang sat down with International Business Times to share details about the funding method and why so many are turning to it for their businesses/projects. While discussing the difficulties entrepreneurs have to finding angel investors to give to their… Read More

FSCS Deposit Limit to be Lowered. RateSetter Believes their Provision Fund is Better

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The new FSCS deposit limit will kick in on January 1st, 2016.  The limit for individuals is being lowered from £85,000 to £75,000 to be in line with the European Union Deposit Guarantee Scheme which is designed to “harmonize” the limit across Europe to €100,000.  The… Read More

Update: Girl Scouts of Western Washington Secure Over $300,000 on Indiegogo to Support Transgender Girls

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Less than a week after it launched its #ForEVERYGirl Indiegogo campaign, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington have successfully raised $310,000 thanks to over 6,500 backers. The Girl Scouts of Western Washington launched the initiative after a donor decided to take away the $100,000 they gave due to… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Publishes Code of Conduct & Charter of Crowdfunder’s Rights

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The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), recently met in Lisbon, Portugal, where they announced their new Board of Directors.  In conjunction with this meeting, the new board has published an updated Code of Conduct for platforms, alongside a Charter of Crowdfunding Rights users. The two documents… Read More

Overfunding on SyndicateRoom, Fertility Focus Says Exit Could Deliver 10X Return to Investors, According to Company

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The UK company Fertility Focus  and its product Ovusense is said to deliver a 99% accuracy in predicting ovulation.  The company states that 30% of women have ovulatary issues – most of which are difficult to discern.  They also state that over 50% of women are… Read More


Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation Launches Patriot Pledge Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdrise

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Impacting the lives of military families across the nation, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots) seeks to bridge the gap in the cost of college education for children who lost a parent in the line of duty. Beginning today, Fallen Patriots is kicking off its… Read More

New Zealand’s Equity Crowdfunding Platform PledgeMe Seeks $250,000 During Second Funding Round

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On Friday, New Zealand’s equity crowdfunding platform PledgeMe announced the launch of its second round of funding. It is currently seeking to raise a minimum of $250,000 so that it can continue its expansion. CEO Anna Guenther stated the crowdfunding platform has seen massive growth since its… Read More

Sister of Alleged Charleston Shooter Creates GoFundMe Campaign For Postponed Wedding & Honeymoon; Cancels After Four Days

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Amber Roof, sister of the alleged Charleston Church shooter, Dylann Roof, recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $5,000 for her wedding to Michael Tyo along with honeymoon. Last month, Dylann walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and killed nine people, including the senior pastor, state senator Clementa… Read More

New York City-Exclusive Crowdfunding Platform CityFunders Seeks Investors For Long Island City Rental Project

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This week, New York-exclusive real estate crowdfunding platform, CityFunders, announced it is seeking investors for a new residential project located in Long Island City. The crowdfunding platform was founded by Jerry Swartz, Ayush Kapahi, along with brothers Albert and David Behin and launched last month. The platform is… Read More

FCA Annual Report: “Breaking down those barriers that have prevented firms coming into sectors, like banking, is an essential part of our role”

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has been tasked with a mission to change and adapt to present day financial market realities.  Charged with the very important role of investor protection, and market efficiency, the FCA also maintains a mission to encourage competition.  It is this… Read More

olloclip Returns to Kickstarter With a Mission to Secure $100,000 For iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Photography System

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Just four years after finding success on Kickstarter for its original iPhone quick change camera lens system, ōlloclip, California start-up olloclip has returned to the crowdfunding platform with a brand new photography system for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Since its last funding round, ōlloclip is now… Read More

Indiegogo Backers Raise Over $1.4M to Help Greece During Financial Crisis (Infographic)

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Hoping to gather more backers to the cause, Indiegogo revealed how much a campaign supporting Greece has raised since the country missed its €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion) payment due to the International Monetary Fund. The famous crowdfunding platform shared: “The debt crisis in Greece has been all over the news… Read More