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CrowdBoxTV Shares this weeks Lineup Including Mi.Mu Glove for Music

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CrowdBoxTV looks at what’s hot in crowdfunding across the globe.   Stella English, presenter of CrowdBoxTV, shared an update on this week’s crowdfunding campaigns: “This week’s pitches on CrowdBoxTV show a real array of talent, imagination and innovation. From smart gadgets like the CutterPillar paper trimmer to initiatives like Reload Greece, the hub of Greek entrepreneurship… Read More

Canadian Microbiologist Looks to Crowdfunding to Aid New Cancer Therapy

Elizabeth Bent

Canadian microbiologist Elizabeth Bent has an idea that just might transform cancer therapy and she is looking for help by crowdfunding on RocketHub. About five months ago, Bent came across an intriguing study showing that certain types of bacteria in the human gut can reduce the risk of diseases like lymphoma. She contacted the study’s… Read More

American Homeowner Preservation Schedules Webinar on Impact Investing for Homeowners

American Homeowner Preservation

American Homeowner Preservation will host a webinar to explore the company’s 2014A impact investing opportunity utilizing real estate crowdfunding. Jorge Newbery, founder and CEO of American Homeowner Preservation, will host a webinar Thursday April 24 at 3 PM EST detailing AHP’s latest investment opportunity, 2014A. AHP purchases pools of nonperforming mortgages at significant discounts to… Read More

GroundBreaker Transitions to Full SaaS Company for Real Estate Crowdfunding

GroundBreaker Crowdfunding is the Future of Real Estate

Real estate crowdfunding platform provider Groundbreaker has announced they are transitioning their white label service to a full SaaS (software as a service) product.  Stating their decision to shift their approach was due to client demand, beginning May 1st, they will be offering their proprietary white label software to real estate deal sponsors, syndicators, placement agents,… Read More

Crowdfunding Campaign on Pozible China Smashes Goal Immediately

Geyenno One Wristband

One of Pozible’s first crowdfunding campaigns from China smashed its target within a minute of launching.  Within 25 minutes the project creators behind the Gyenno One wristband were half way to selling out of their current stock. The base reward for a single watch was set at ¥399 (about $64), an affordable price point for interested… Read More

Proposal on Crowdfunding Delivered to Danish Parliament

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A proposal to allow crowdfunding in Denmark has been delivered to the Danish Parliament hoping to recognized the new form of capital formation.  The resolution was sponsored by multiple politicians including; Jakob Engel -Schmidt , Kim Andersen, Hans Kristian Skibby , Joachim B. Olsen and Mike Legarth The intent is to increase funding for entrepreneurs and… Read More

National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers Responds to Bank Lending Report

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The Bank of England just released their periodic Trends in Lending report. In brief; “The annual rate of growth in the stock of lending to UK businesses remained negative in the three months to February. The stock of lending both to small and medium-sized enterprises and to large businesses contracted over this period. Mortgage approvals by all… Read More

OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved Speaks at SDSU (Video)

Jon Medved speaking at San Diego State University

OurCrowd founder and CEO Jon Medved spoke at San Diego State University earlier this year.  This falls under the recently discovered category as it was just posted on YouTube the past week. Medved actually was born in San Diego.  His father was a professor of physics at SDSU so this was a bit of a… Read More

Brief: AgFunder CEO Rob Leclerc Named “Up & Comer”

Rob Leclerc Co-Founder of ExplorationFunder

Agfunder investment crowdfunding platform CEO Rob Leclerc has been labeled an “Up and Comer” in a recent Forbes article.  Noted as an innovator who is finding ways to improve life on the farm, Leclerc’s work with his Agricultural industry crowdfunding platform was noted  for their accomplishments to date – and the future potential. To quote… Read More

Wusk: Crowdfunding Content on YouTube

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Wusk is a new crowdfunding / micro-donations site that allows fans to contribute to any content on YouTube.  The startup just launched this past March at SXSW with their service and they  believe fans should support great digital content and the creators should be able to engage with their backers. Wusk was co-founded by Joseph… Read More

Kiva Empowers Positive Global Impact on Earth Day

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Crowdfunding on Kiva provides an innovative way to protect our shared environment and engage in the expansion of renewable and sustainable energy sources worldwide.  Visitors to kiva.org/green may browse profiles and stories of borrowers and choose one they want to support with a loan of $25 or more. When the borrower successfully repays, you can… Read More

P2P Lender Prosper Announces New CFO, Macy Lee Joins Fast Growing Company

Macy Lee

P2P lender, Prosper Marketplace, has  announced it has named former eBay Australia CFO Macy Lee as Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Lee will work closely with CEO Aaron Vermut, Executive Chairman Stephan Vermut, and President Ron Suber to manage the company’s rapid growth and expansion as more people turn to peer-to-peer lending to borrow money… Read More

Tabb: Questions Remain on Cost of Capital for Retail Crowdfunding

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The Tabb Group has published research on crowdfunding.  Titled  “US Crowdfunding: The Making of a Market,” and co-written by CEO Larry Tabb and contributing analyst Deepali Nigam, TABB Group says the jury is still out on the final rules’ impact for retail crowdfunding. Some of the questions posed in the report include: Will they have… Read More

University of Maryland Launches Own Crowdfunding Site: Launch UMD

Launch UMD

The University of Maryland has launched their very own crowdfunding platform:  Launch UMD.  The site is designed for both students and faculty to raise funding on “impactful projects”.  Organizers hope the platform will help facilitate change via innovation  Launch UMD fired up their platform with 5 live projects including:  UMD Chamber Singers trip to the 10th World… Read More

CrowdRise Receives $23 Million Led by Fred Wilson & Union Square Ventures

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According to reports CrowdRise has received a significant investment of $23 million led by Fred Wilson and Union Square Ventures, including Spark Capital, Index Ventures, RatPac, CAA Ventures, UTA Ventures and Bezos Expeditions.  Wilson was one of the first big backers in Kickstarter. CrowdRise is a donations based crowdfunding platform that includes well known actor… Read More

Time for Medicine Now Overfunding on Syndicate Room

Time for Medicine

We originally reported on Time for Medicine this past March as the crowdfunding campaign on Syndicate Room quickly captured interest from investors. The University Hospital of Wales spin out that uses web and cloud technology to bring specialist diagnoses and treatments directly to the homes of patients and elsewhere has now reached their equity goal… Read More

Developer Mainstreet Partners with CrowdStreet

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Indiana based Mainstreet, a developer of short-stay rehabilitation facilities, has announced the launch of a direct investment initiative to fund its new Bloomington project. Mainstreet and MS Bloomington are offering investors an opportunity to participate directly in the MS Bloomington development project and earn a targeted 10 percent annualized cash yield plus potential upside. In… Read More

Disney’s “Change the Game” Contest Partners with Indiegogo

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Disney and crowdfunding platform Indiegogo are working together as part of a contest for “game changing ideas to help your community”. Disney’s Million Dollar Arm and Indiegogo are collaborating to recognize individuals who are making a difference in their local communities through the “Change The Game Contest”. This opportunity brings the spirit of Million Dollar… Read More

Brief: London Crowdfunding Club Started by Angels Den

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London based Angels Den has fired up a “London Crowdfunding Club” with the first event scheduled for tomorrow (April 22, 2014).  Angels Den presently offers  a diverse portfolio of “club” type events. The event is for anyone interested in investing £500 and up into one of the companies pitching at the event.  The companies are… Read More

Armillary Partners with Crowdcube to Offer Equity Crowdfunding in New Zealand

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Wellington based Armillary Private Capital has partnered with UK based equity crowdfunding platform to offer this new service to investors in New Zealand.  Armillary has been involved in private capital markets since 1992.  With the recent legalization of investment crowdfunding the company quickly moved forward to leverage the opportunity.  Armillary describes the recent change of… Read More