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Lighter Capital Secures $100M in Funding From Community Investment Management; Closes $9M Series B Financing Round


Lighter Capital, the online investor providing growth capital to technology companies, announced this week that it received $100 million in funding from Community Investment Management (CIM). The $100 million will enable the company to fund approximately 500 investments in SaaS, tech services and digital media companies,… Read More

Jack + Bill Provides Pro-Bono Assistance to Pozible Crowdfunding Campaigns

Jack + Bill team photo

Porter Novelli, an Australian based marketing firm, has once again assisted several crowdfunding campaigns raise funding on Pozible. This is the second year the company has partnered with Pozible to aid several projects. Using their “pop-up” public relations creation, jack + bill, the group has… Read More

Will Venture Capital Get Napsterized? Tim Draper Talks Equity Crowdfunding (Video)

Tim Draper

Prominent venture capitalist Tim Draper, founder of DFJ and Draper Associates, joined Crowdfunder CEO Chance Barnett earlier this month to chat about equity crowdfunding and what it means to the world of early stage / VC funding. Draper believes there is a chance that VCs… Read More

2015 Gift Guide: Five Crowdfunding Projects Ready For This Holiday Season

2015 Holidays

It’s that wonderful time of the year again! I don’t know about anyone else but I decided to get rid of my holiday decorating embargo about four days sooner that I expected and yes, I’m fully ready to tackle the nearly dozen of Christmas lists… Read More

Seedrs Crowdfunded Businesses Offer Up Tips For Funding Success

Jeff Lynn Seedrs Discover Great Startups

Last week, as part of UK’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, Seedrs sat down with three crowdfunded businesses to discuss their previous funding successes. The equity crowdfunding platform stated: “At Seedrs HQ we talk to entrepreneurs on a daily basis, providing tips on how to promote and… Read More

Serial Crowdfunder Will Perrin Reveals Why He Invests in Startups on Crowdcube


Taking time from celebrating its recent 100,000 member milestone, Crowdcube sat down with serial crowdfunder, Will Perrin, to discuss why he looks to the equity crowdfunding platform for investments. This interview is part of the website’s “Proud of our Crowd” series. Perrin is a IT business interface… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Offers Up Gift Ideas For 2015 Holiday Season

Gift Giving

Gearing up for the 2015 holiday season, Indiegogo has unveiled some gift ideas to help backers find the perfect items for their friends and families. The global crowdfunding platform shared: “We’ve got your end-of-year shopping covered: See products on Indiegogo currently shipping now.” Items on Indiegogo’s… Read More

Next Thing Co. Announces Cyber Monday Pricing For Kickstarter Alum “C.H.I.P.”

C.H.I.P. 5

Nearly six months after raising over $2 million on Kickstarter, Next Thing Co. promised that when pre-orders opened for C.H.I.P., the world’s first $9 computer, the price would remain unchanged. Now it seems like there’s some backtracking from these claims. CEO of Next Thing Co., Dave Rauchwerk… Read More

Thundafund & Wealth Migrate Establish African Crowdfunding Association With a Mission to Provide Equal Access to Capital for All

Scott Picken 2

On Wednesday, crowdfunding café and marketplace for creatives Thundafund teamed up with online real estate investment marketplace Wealth Migrate, announce the launch of the African Crowdfunding Association (ACfA). The ACfA will be the industry association for Crowdfunding professionals and companies in Africa. The goal of the ACfA is… Read More

Fenox Venture Capital Invests in Indiegogo Success Jibo, Inc.

Cynthia Breazeal

This week, Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Fenox Venture Capital announced it has invested in Indiegogo-success, Jibo, Inc. Jibo, which was founded by MIT Media Labs professor Cynthia Breazeal, helps the family stay connected and improves family communication — anything from lending a hand in managing your busy life… Read More

Give To Cure Offers Tips For Smart Giving As Part of #GivingTuesday Festivities


As nonprofit organizations prepare for this year’s #GivingTuesday, Give to Cure offers up tips for those looking to give to various charities on December 1st. Suzanne Kwok, executive director of Give To Cure, stated: “With so many charities to consider, many individuals are looking for smart… Read More

Backer-Founder: First Crowdfunding Consultancy in Taiwan Celebrates Anniversary. Claims $10.1 Million Total Raised

Backer Founder Interns

Backer-Founder, a consulting firm in Taiwan that stakes claim to being the first of its kind in the country, celebrated its one  year anniversary of helping crowdfunding campaigns achieve their goals.  According to the company, the crowdfunding consultancy has managed over 50 projects in the… Read More

Regulation D: Private vs. Public Capital Raising (Deck)

Vladimir Ivanov and Sara Hanks

At the SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation, Senior Financial Economist Vladimir Ivanov, gave an updated presentation regarding the state of Regulation D.  Ivanov delivered a very similar presentation at the end of 2014 with replicated slides.  He did update a couple of items… Read More

Crowdrise Launches Second Annual Giving Tower Campaign & Virtual Reality App

Crowdrise Giving Tower

On Tuesday, CrowdRise launched its second annual Giving Tower campaign and also debuted its interactive virtual reality (VR) experience app to help donors and charities to visualize social impact on #GivingTuesday. The Giving Tower campaign and free app offer charities and their supporters VR technology at no cost to bring to life… Read More

New Crowdfunding Platform Crowdpac Launches Specifically For U.S. Political Office Candidates


Last week, Crowdpac launched its crowdfunding platform that is specifically for U.S. politics. Co-founder and CEO of Crowdpac Steve Hilton, revealed to the Washington Post that the idea is to take the risk out of that first step of running for office by testing the waters with… Read More

Crowdcube Declares: “100,000 Investors Joined Our Equity Crowdfunding Platform This Year!” (Infographic)

Crowdcube Team

This week, Crowdcube announced that more than 100,000 investors have joined its well-known equity crowdfunding platform this year. The website shared: “Just a few months ago (September to be precise) we announced that £100m had been successfully invested into businesses through Crowdcube since we launched… Read More

Peak Ventures Offers Up Seed investment in Peer-to-Peer Real Estate Marketplace Homie

Johnny Hanna

Peak Ventures announced on Tuesday an investment in Salt Lake City-based peer-to-peer real estate marketplace, Homie. Homie offers a platform that allows buyers, builders, and sellers of homes to meet, negotiate, and transact without a middleman or high commission fees. When buyers and sellers use Homie, they save tens… Read More

Brief: Brains Worldwide Foundation Joins #GivingTuesday Global Movement to Help Prevent Undetected Concussions in Children


The Brains Worldwide Foundation NPF announced this week that it is joining the global initiative, #GivingTuesday to help prevent undetected concussions for children. On #GivingTuesday, which will be held on December 1st, the foundation will launch a campaign through crowdfunding platform Crowdrise to help raise… Read More

AlliedCrowds Unveils New “Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurship” Report


AlliedCrowds, has published a new Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurship report as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.  The data analysis company stated: “Crowdfunding is no longer just a niche form of financing for creative projects. In 2015, transactions across donations, lending, reward, and equity crowdfunding is expected to cross $34… Read More

Dealstruck Teams Up With Lendio to Release Joint eBook: “Small Business Lending in the Digital Age”

Dealstruck Lendio

On Tuesday, small business lending platforms Dealstruck and Lendio, announced the release of their joint eBook, “Small Business Lending in the Digital Age,” which focuses on strengths, weaknesses, and projections regarding the online small business lending industry. Ethan Senturia, CEO of Dealstruck, stated: “Small businesses are the backbone of… Read More