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Title III, Regulation Crowdfunding Simplified. Read the Report

Title III JOBS Act Final

Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) has taken the rather voluminous 668 pages of final rules for Title III retail crowdfunding and distilled them down into a more manageable 43 pages.  The report, embedded below, was created to augment CCA’s book How to Crowdfund book (available on… Read More

Mashable Teams Up Visa Checkout to Launch a Marketplace that Features Successful Crowdfunded Products

Mashable Shop 1

On Monday, media company Mashable announced it has teamed up with Visa to introduce its brand new marketplace, Mashable Shop. To celebrate the launch this holiday season, Mashable and Visa are offering custom apparel and accessories with designs from the Mashable Collective, along with curated, tech-focused… Read More

Nearly 300 Generosity by Indiegogo Campaigns Offer Up $2M So Far For 2015 #GivingTuesday


Gearing up for this year’s #GivingTuesday (December 1st), Generosity by Indiegogo announced that 296 campaigns and 17.9k donors have raised close to $2 million for towards the annual nonprofit event.  The platform revealed: “In 2014, 365 campaigns on Indiegogo raised over $10M for #GivingTuesday. We hope to… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Offers Up Six Steps to Crowdfunding Success


  Ready to offer up key advice on using the crowdfunding method, crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder UK announced it is launching a 7-week feature known as How To Crowdfund. As part of the first installment, Crowdfunder UK shared six steps to crowdfunding success: “Crowdfunding is a way to… Read More

PUGZ Creators Fail to Receive Apple MFI Approval; Announces Delivery Delay


Earlier this summer, Swedish startup PUGZ took to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to raise funds for its new wireless earbuds. Described as “world’s first” wireless earphones that  allow users to charge them through smartphones, the key differentiator in PUGZ earphones UX is the company’s patented self-guiding… Read More

Krowdster Unveils New Crowdfunding Technology Features For Investors

Josef Holm

Krowdster, a data powered web app for crowdfunding campaign optimization and promotion, announced the addition of two new features to make it easier for crowdfunders to find targeted influencers and trending content in their industries. Josef Holm, the founder of Krowdster, stated: “Building a targeted,… Read More

PicoBrew’s Kickstarter Beer-Brewing Machine “Pico” Gains Over $1.3M on Kickstarter & More Brewery Partner Diversity

Bill Mitchell, CEO and founder of Seattle-based PicoBrew.

With PicoBrew’s successful Pico Kickstarter campaign in its final hours, the company continued to announce new brewery partners. To date more than 76 craft breweries and brewmasters have licensed recipes to be made available as PicoPaks for the Pico, and available in the online PicoBrew… Read More

Brookstone’s CEO Tom Via Discusses Indiegogo Partnership With CNBC (Video)

Indiegogo Brookstone

Last week, CEO of Brookstone, Tom Via, sat down with CNBC to discuss the new partnership between the retailer and crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo. Earlier this month, Indiegogo revealed that campaign organizers will be able to submit their ideas directly to Brookstone’s partner page through its… Read More

Brave New Coin & Smartbit Partner to Create BNC Bitcoin Liquid Index


New Zealand based Brave New Coin and Australia based Smartbit have formed a partnership to create a new cryptocurrency index. The duo have launched the BNC Bitcoin Liquid Index (BNC-BLX) in an attempt to create the “first provable index” for financial markets. According to information provided… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Employees Celebrate Thanksgiving (Video)

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Sharing the real reason for the Thanksgiving holiday, employees of global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo revealed what they are truly thankful for. The website announced: “Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Indiegogo! We asked the Indiegogo team what they are thankful for – what are you thankful… Read More

Crowdcube Dubbed Winner of City A.M. Explosive Growth Company of the Year Award & TechCities Editor’s Award


Ending the month of November on the highest note possible, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced it was the winner of both City A.M. Explosive Growth Company of the Year and TechCities Editor’s Award. The UK website confirmed: “Yesterday we took home our sixth award this month… Read More

Dianrong & Hanwha Signs MOU to Begin Global Expansion

Hanwha Dianrong MOU

Dianrong, a leading Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, and Hanwha S&C announced on earlier this week that that both have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which formalizes the intention of a strategic partnership to pursue a FinTech solution business and other businesses related to internet… Read More

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 an IT business… 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.”

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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