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Following Indiegogo Success, CURB Energy Raises $1.25 Million in Seed Funding

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Curb “power your life smarter” raised $117,321 this past August on Indiegogo.  Curb has since shifted to InDemand and remains available on the Indiegogo platform. Curb has now parlayed this funding to close on a seed round provided by “angels, strategic partners and Capital Factory”… Read More

Red Wagon Creamery is 1st SME to Complete “Community Public Offering” in Oregon

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Red Wagon Creamery has raised capital using Oregon’s intrastate investment crowdfunding exemption. The listing on HatchOregon  raised its max goal of $120,000 in equity in the first “Comunity Public Offering”.  Available only to residents of Oregon, local businesses may raise up to $250,000 in total… Read More

Bond Street Partners Up with WeWork to Offer Loans to Member Companies

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Marketplace lender Bond Street has crafted a new partnership with shared workspace provider WeWork to provide “fairly priced lending capital” to members ot the WeWork Community. David Haber, co-founder and CEO of Bond Street, said the two companies shared a passion to empoer entrepreneurs dreams…. Read More

Brief: Acquire Real Estate Completes Funding of DoubleTree Hotel

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  Acquire Real Estate, a commercial real estate crowdfunding platform, has closed on a DoubleTree Hotel at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.  According to information provided by Acquire, they facilitated $262,500 in funding from 15 individuals with investments ranging from $5000 to $75,000. Estimated annual returns are… Read More

ZenCap is Fastest Growing Online Lender in Europe

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ZenCap, a one-year-old Berlin-based direct lending platform is presently the fastest growing site in continental Europe.  According to data published by AltFi, ZenCap has generated Year over Year growth of an astounding 445.3%.  The next closest growth rate is of Auxmoney at less than half that… Read More

Bragi Dash Expects to Ship to All Backers by End of October

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The Bragi Dash crowdfunding campaign raised a solid $3.39 million on a $260,000 goal. The in-ear wireless, smart headphones generated the support of almost 16,000 individuals. The Bragi Dash stands as the 21st most funded campaign of all time on Kickstarter.  If you measure against… Read More

Fundable Operator Acquires Zirtual Virtual Assistant Startup

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Fundable founder Will Schroter has announced a new company to its growing portfolio of businesses and services. Fundable is a software as a service crowdfunding provider that offers both investment and rewards services. According to Schroter, they have just acquired Zirtual, a virtual assistant platform… Read More

EVEN Financial Partners with New York Institute of Finance to Offer Access to Student Loans

New York Institute of Finance

Even financial has formed a new partnership with the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) to offer their students the option to finance their tuition via online lenders.  Even is a supply side provider of online lending that aggregates many different marketplace lending platforms. NYIF offers… Read More

RealCrowd is Crowdfunding Yotel Hotel in San Francisco

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Synapse Development Group, along with  Kuwait  Real Estate Company is raising capital for the Yotel Hotel in San Francisco, and they are raising funds using RealCrowd. Real estate crowdfunding has probably been the hottest sector in the investment crowdfunding sector.  Tieing stable returns to a… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Orbbec Persee 3D Camera Computer, Turn Your iPhone into a VR Camera with SHOT & Misen Super Knife

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Orbbec has created a 3D camera that is the “world’s first camera computer”.  So what exactly does that mean? Today imagery and video are pretty much flat as we exist in a 2D digital world, but 3D is just around the corner.  Think of Orbbec Persee… Read More

Investing for All: SeedInvest Chats About Reg A+

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This falls under the category of recently discovered. SeedInvest co-founder and CEO Ryan Feit visited Dierdre Bolton this past June to talk about equity crowdfunding and the Regulation A+ securities exemption. Until this year, most investors were excluded from investing in the vast majority of… Read More

Research: New Finance Including P2P Lending & Crowdfunding to Top £10 Billion by 2020

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Financial services technology company Fiserv has published research on the UK alternative finance market that indicates new finance will top £10 billion by 2020. According to the report, UK SMEs will benefit dramatically from the growth of peer to peer lending and crowdfunding over the… Read More

New Crowdfunding Platform Propnology Wants to Change the Future of Property Investing

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Propnology, having recently received  authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has launched a new property investing crowdfunding platform in the UK. According to information provided byPropnology, the new site will “change the future of property investment by removing the barriers to entry, traditionally associated with… Read More