Crowdfunding Portals

Brief: Kickstarter Experiences Break-In; Burglar Stole Apple Laptops & iPhone (Video)

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Last Friday (September 26th), New York City police announced they have been searching for the perpetrator that broke into Kickstarter’s headquarters and stole some electronics earlier in the week. CBS New York reported that around 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday (September 24th), the suspect entered the crowdfunding giant’s office building at 58 Kent St. in Greenpoint,… Read More

William Skelley: iFunding Charts Path for Growth in Real Estate Crowdfunding

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Followers of the investment crowdfunding space all know the real estate sector is very hot.  Big names and big deals are migrating to the new approach to fund all types of property.  iFunding is one of these companies that claims a top pedigree of founders and managers with a view towards global expansion.  The young… Read More

GamCrowd Announces New Chairman: Ian Hogg

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UK based GamCrowd has announced that Ian Hogg has become chairman of gaming industry crowdfunding platform.   Hogg recently left the board of global pools betting operator and supplier, Sportech Plc. Hogg, described as a serial entrepreneur, brings an expertise across online, TV, e-gaming, retail betting, poker, and racing to London-based GamCrowd, the equity crowdfunding and… Read More

Syndicate Room Explains Investing in the Simon West Film “Salty”

Salty Funding Round SyndicateRoom

Equity crowdfunding platform Syndicate Room has shared an interesting depiction as to how investors in a film may enjoy some healthy returns.  Of course this is all predicated on the fact the film is a decent production (although we all know a lot of bad films make a lot of money). Syndicate Room listed this interesting… Read More

Wealth Forge Opens Offices in NYC, San Francisco

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Richmond, Virginia based WealthForge has announced the opening of to new satellite offices in both New York City and San Francisco.  The company expects to open an additional office in Los Angeles later this year. WealthForge is a technology provider and broker / dealer that facilitates multiple investment crowdfunding platforms.  In a release the company… Read More

Realty Mogul & MHP Funds Successfully Crowdfund Another Mobile Home Park Fund

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Realty Mogul announced on Friday (September 26th) that it has successfully funded yet another mobile home park.  The crowdfunding platform’s accredited investors contributed more than $2.3 million to acquire an interest in Affordable Housing Community Fund 5, LLC, the eighth fund of this kind that has been offered by MHP Funds, LLC. CEO of Realty Mogul, Jilliene… Read More

Update: OurCrowd Has Funded 50 Companies with Over $70 Million

OurCrowd Featured Companies

This past July global equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd published an announcement they had raised $60 million for 46 companies.  In a report filed with TechCrunch yesterday, the pace of growth appears to be increasing as they state they have funded 50 companies with at least $70 million.  Not too bad for a platform that has been… Read More

iFunding Asia CEO Julian Kwan Talks Real Estate Crowdfunding (Video)

Julian Kwan

iFinding is kind of a unique entry in the real estate crowdfunding space as they have set up shop in the United States AND  in Singapore (they also have a very cool iPhone app so you can invest on the run too). Earlier this week Julian Kwan, CEO of iFunding Asia and one of the… Read More

Fundrise Adds Big Name Investors Including Ratner, Elghanayan & Guggenheim: Funding Now at $38 Million

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High Profile Industry Names  Join Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform’s First Round Series A. Fundrise, a leading real estate crowdfunding platform, announced several new investors have joined the company’s first-round Series A including; Guggenheim Partners, Rockrose President Justin Elghanayan and James Ratner, Chairman and CEO of Forest City Commercial Group, bringing its total raise to $38… Read More

CircleUp: 40 Companies and $40 Million Funded

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On the anniversary of legalizing general solicitation for private placements, I had the opportunity to speak with Rory Eakin, COO and co-founder of  equity crowdfunding platform CircleUp.  Founded in 2012, since their  launch they have raised over $40 million for 40 different companies.  The CircleUp platform not only provides funding but also has multiple strategic… Read More

CraftFund is Live with Investment Crowdfunding in Wisconsin

David Dupee

CraftFund is now offering investment opportunities in Wisconsin.  CraftFund has been a trailblazer in the crowdfunding space.  Management set up shop early positioning the platform to offer rewards based campaigns but anticipating the opportunity to offer investment crowdfunding once laws were rationalized.  Now with Wisconsin having finalized their intrastate crowdfunding exemption, CraftFund is opened for… Read More

Developers of iDonate.ie Launch New Crowdfunding Site: iCrowdFund.ie

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The developers of the charity fundraising site, iDonate.ie, have launched  a new crowdfunding site:  iCrowdFund.ie. Created by Western Webs, the new rewards based site will differentiate itself from competitor  Kickstarter by allowing both all or nothing or “keep it all” projects.  Keep it all is similar to flexible funding campaigns utilized by Indiegogo.  The statement… Read More

French Crowdfunding Platform KissKissBankBank Moves Into Peer to Peer Lending with Lendopolis

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KissKissBankBank a prominent French crowdfunding platform announced today they are moving into the peer to peer lending space with the launch of Lendopolis.  Lendopolis is described as a financement participatif (crowdfunding) platform that allows small to medium enterprises borrow funds.  For the investor who chooses to lend money via the platform, Lendopolis expects to generate… Read More

Comedy Central Series “South Park” Pokes Fun at Crowdfunding & The Washington Redskins

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In case you missed it last night, creators of the hit Comedy Central television show South Park decided to share their own views of the crowdfunding method during the latest episode, which was titled “Go Fund Yourself.” According to The Verge, the episode attacked crowdfunding giant Kickstarter, startup companies, the NFL, and of course the Washington Redskin’s owner,… Read More

Harmoney Lends $2 Million in First Weeks (Video)

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Kiwi peer to peer lending platform Harmoney has not wasted any time in getting the loans moving.  Having officially launched on September 10th, the P2P lender has shared they have quickly lent about $2 million.  On top of that – they are rejecting between 70-80% of loan applications so it is safe to assume there… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann Set to Be Keynote Speaker at Midem 2015

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On Thursday (September 25th), Reed MIDEM announced co-founder and chief development officer of Indiegogo, Danae Ringelmann, is set to be the keynote speaker at the annual music industry tradeshow, Midem 2015. According to Billboard, during the Midem Talks conference sessions, Ringelmann will discuss how crowdfunding offers a viable source of funding for innovative technologies and new… Read More

HBS: Prodigy Network – Democratizing Real Estate Investment

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Last month Harvard Business School published a case study on the real estate crowdfunding platform Prodigy Network and its founder Rodrigo Niño.  Authors Karim Lakhani, Katja Hutter and Greta Priar, reviewed the dramatic rise of Prodigy Network and the vision of Niño that “crowdfunding will disrupt the status quo of traditional equity investment in real… Read More

Sixth Annual North Texas Giving Day Raises Record-Breaking $26.3 Million

North Texas Giving Day

Kimbia, a provider of online crowdfunding, and event management solutions, announced today that its client, Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), raised a record-breaking $26.3 million in its 18-hour North Texas Giving Day. Hosted by CFT, the largest community foundation in Texas, the sixth annual North Texas Giving Day took place on September 18, 2014, and raised $1.1… Read More

MoveYourMountain.org Continues Crowdfunding Efforts For California Fire Victims

California Forest Fires 2014

MoveYourMountain.org is a crowdfunding organization that is currently responding to the devastation currently being caused by the California fires, especially the King Fire burning close to their main headquarters in Reno, NV. The fire has crossed into Placer County, CA and burned into the Tahoe National Forest north of the Eldorado National Forest. MoveYourMountain.org founder… Read More