Crowdfunding Portals

Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer Talks The Ups & Downs of Her Crowdfunding Campaign

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In 2012, Dresden Dolls bandmate, Amanda Palmer, took to Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for a new record; her new book, The Art of Asking; and a tour. Not only did she surpass the initial goal, by the end of her crowdfunding campaign’s run on the platform, she scored $1,192,793 from 24,883 backers. Now the 38-year-old is sharing details about… Read More

Eureeca Crowdfunding Platform Hit with SEC Cease & Desist for Solicitation Violations

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First Investment Crowdfunding Platform to Stumble on General Solicitation Requirements. Eureeca, a Dubai based investment crowdfunding platform, ran afoul of the Securities and Exchange Commission as a Cease and Desist order was filed today against the young company.  Regulators instituted proceedings based off of findings that Eureka had failed to implement procedures sufficient to prevent… Read More

Danae Ringelmann Talks Indiegogo: We’ve Made Failure More Efficient

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Sharing some details about global crowdfunding giant, Indiegogo, Danae Ringelmann discussed what the platform has done in the past, where its going and the failures she has seen. According to CNET, during an interview at the Web Summit Tech Conference last week, Ringelmann discussed how she and the other co-founders began their Indiegogo journey. “I… Read More

Xiomi Backed Jimubox to Triple Peer to Peer Lending to $1.6 Billion in 2015

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In a recent report China peer to peer (P2P) lending platform Jimubox disclosed it expects to triple its lending business to $1.6 billion in 2015.  The company lent a total of 100 million Yuan ($16.3 million) in 2013 after launching in August. Former Wall Street banker and CEO of  Jimubox, Dong Jun explained late last… Read More

Indiegogo Invites Tintag to Its Forever Funding Program

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Tintag, the first wireless rechargeable item tracking device, was invited by crowdfunding giant, Indiegogo, to continue its funding campaign on the platform by being a part of the “Forever Funding” program. The startup ran a successful two-month crowdfunding campaign, which surpassed its initial goal of $50,000 in less than a month. When it finally came a close… Read More

Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann Discusses How to Make Tech More Inclusive (Video)

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During her time at September’s Techonomy Detroit Conference at Wayne State University, Indigogo’s co-founder, Danae Ringelmann, discussed the serious diversity divide in the tech industry, which appears to be dominated by white males. According to Techonomy, after Google released the demographic data of its employees in May, a slew of other Internet giants followed suit, reaffirming a… Read More

Bondora Peer to Peer Platform Compares European Sites

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Bondora, a fast growing peer to peer lending platform based in Estonia recently shared some comparison data on how their platform matches up agains some of their peers.  Granted this is their perspective but it is interesting none the less. Bondora, previously known as isePankur, has recognized the limits within their domestic market and pushed… Read More

FundedByMe: How We Raised Over €600,000 in 5 Days (Infographic)

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FundedByMe, an investment crowdfunding platform based in Sweden but with operations in Finland, Denmark, Singapore, Spain, Germany, Italy & Norway, recently launched a self-crowdfunding campaign to raise capital for their expansion.  In March of 2014 the campaign hit the pages of the funding platform with an initial goal of raising €320,000 in 45 days.  Instead it… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Issues New Report: Grants, Loans and Crowdfunding – The Future Funding Mix (Infographic)

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While enterprise start-ups, creative projects and charities have raised millions of pounds using crowdfunding over the last five years or so *(£9 million in the first three months of 2014 alone), councils have so far been very slow to harness its power for the public sector. But a new report by crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder.co.uk, shows that a few… Read More

Assetz Capital: “Peer to Peer Market Set for Growth Challenges Ahead”

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In response to the much anticipated Nesta report that was published today, CEO and founder of Assetz Capital Stuart Law has commented on the challenges ahead for crowdfunding and the peer to peer lending sector. Stuart Law commented on the report; “It’s easy to get carried away by big figures but what’s important about this… Read More

Danae Ringelmann: Indiegogo is Becoming A Permanent Part of The Finance Ecosystem (Video)

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With global crowdfunding giant, Indiegogo continuing to be a key platform for start-ups, co-founder Danae Ringelmann shares details about the famous platform, along with the funding method. Silicon Republic reports, during an interview at the Web Summit in Dublin this week, Ringelmann stated,”When we launched Indiegogo with a beta and a video in January 2008,… Read More

Companisto: Investors May Receive Highest Return Ever on German Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

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Berlin based Companisto, a fast growing equity crowdfunding platform, has shared a recent story of crowdfunding success.  In June of 2012, 446 investors participated in a self crowdfunding campaign of the Companisto platform. Companisto raised €100,000 as investors took a chance on the fledgling platform, and the determined entrepreneurs, in what was certainly a risky… Read More

AutoChina Announces Launch of New Peer to Peer Lending Platform: K-Lend

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AutoChina International, a commercial financing company for China’s transportation industry, has announced the launch of a new peer to peer (P2P) lending platform called K-Lend.  The news was revealed as part of a report regarding 3rd quarter results where AutoChina experienced a quarter over quarter growth of 7.6% in new leases.  AutoChina is a publicly… Read More

P2BInvestor Sees Solid Growth for Receivables Based Crowdfunding Platform

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P2Binvestor Ends Q3 with Over $10 Million in New Credit Lines Originated and $24 Million in Purchased Invoices in Less Than Six Months. Denver based P2BInvestor (P2Bi) continues to experience rapid growth with their receivable secured crowdfunding platform. In a company statement P2BInvestor said its portal now provides over $10.5 million in lines of credit… Read More

Indiegogo Announces Campaign Benefits For #GivingTuesday 2014

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With consumers prepping for the upcoming holidays, along with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, organizations from all around the world, including PayPal,  JustGiving, eBay, and Discover, have teamed up to celebrate this year’s #GivingTuesday. Now, global crowdfunding giant, Indiegogo, has also announced its support for the special day of giving. As previously reported, #GivingTuesday is… Read More

Fundable and Staples Crowdsource the Next Great Innovation: Cite 25 Crowd2Shelf Finalists

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Fundable and Staples announced the 25 finalists of their collaborative Crowd2Shelf Contest, which gives startups across the country the opportunity to crowdfund their way to retail shelves.  The companies stated, “The contest drew thousands of incredible startups, but after a month-long voting period, and much deliberation from an expert judging panel, the list has officially… Read More

Assetz Capital Tops £50 Million. Lending Volumes Increasing by 15% Each Month

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Assetz Capital Claims Exponential Growth.  Expects Volume to Near £100 Million for 2014. Following lending volumes in excess of £40 million in 2014, peer-to-peer (P2P) lender Assetz Capital has now lent more than £50 million to UK SMEs and property developers.  Assetz Capital has recently redesigned its platform in order to make P2P lending more… Read More

Callahan & Associates Announces Strategic Partnership with GrowthFountain Opening Crowdfunding Opportunities for Millions of Credit Union Members

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Callahan & Associates, an innovative thought leader to credit union industry decision-makers, and GrowthFountain, a crowdfunding marketplace, have announced a strategic partnership to provide credit union members with both the ability to invest locally and raise capital as entrepreneurs. The JOBS Act, signed into law in 2012, enables everyone to invest in America’s small businesses… Read More

Crowdcube to Boost 100,000 Strong & Growing Investor Community with ‘Taking over Bank’ Ad Campaign: Hopes to Add 50,000 Investors in 12 months

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The UK’s leading equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, launched its first high-impact advertising campaign to boost its growing investor community, which reached the 100,000 mark last week.  The advertising campaign, created by ad agency, Chapter, will see Crowdcube take over Bank Tube Station from 3 November, along with 100 branded taxis throughout the capital. Crowdcube’s forecasts suggest that… Read More