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Crowdfunding Platform Tilt Unveils Top Five New Features For Smartphone App

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  Ready for an upgrade, crowdfunding platform Tilt announced the top five new features for its smartphone app. Co-founder and CEO of Tilt, James Beshara, declared in a blog post: “Tilt Nation! We’ve taken your feedback over the last few months, and we’re excited to announce… Read More

Hasbro Teams Up With Indiegogo to Launch Crowdfunding Gaming Challenge

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Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that it has teamed up with crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to find the next hit face-to-face party game. As Hasbro continues to focus on connecting with the gaming community to discover and develop new games, the challenge will help identify one… Read More

Dear Real Estate Industry, Prepare for the Millennials

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The traditional world of real estate needs to prepare for the next wave of investors – Millennials. Currently ranging in age from 18 to 34, and numbering roughly 77 million, Millennials make up about one-fourth of the U.S. population – and are far less interested… Read More

Amanda Palmer: “Funds From My Patreon Campaign Will Not Go Towards My Baby”

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Hoping to clear the air of recent accusations concerning her Patreon campaign, former Dresden Dolls songstress, Amanda Palmer is ready set the record straight and put an end to the gossip. Back in 2012, singer and songwriter Palmer hit Kickstarter for not only her first… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Heads to Paris Again for Annual Gathering

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After three highly successful annual events, the ECN Crowdfunding Convention is back this October in Paris. Organized by the European Crowdfunding Network, the gathering has been designed as a reference point for the pan-European crowdfunding ecosystem. Last year’s event saw participation across Europe including representatives… Read More

USI Affinity Forms Partnership With Marketplace Lender SoFi to Help Lawyers With High Student Loan Debt

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Insurance Provider, USI Affinity, announced on Thursday that is has formed a partnership with marketplace lending, SoFi, to offer members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) the opportunity to consolidate and refinance their private and federal student loans into a single loan with a lower… Read More

Kickstarter Unveils Details About University of Pennsylvania’s “The Wharton Crowdfunding Study”

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Offering backers a closer look at its crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter has unveiled details about the new The Wharton Crowdfunding Study, which is conducted by University of Pennsylvania’s professor, Ethan Mollick. The Wharton Crowdfunding Study is considered the largest academic effort seeking to understand how crowdfunding works, how… Read More

Brief: FundedByMe Teams Up With Connect Sweden Region East to Create More Swedish Entrepreneurial Successes

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On Thursday, Connect Sweden Region East and FundedByMe announced that they have created a partnership that will help to further enhance the opportunities to companies in Swedish that are currently in the establishment phase. FundedByMe and Connect are considered well-known players in the Swedish ecosystem for growth…. Read More

Brief: Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin Offers Up Tips & Tricks for Crowdfunding Success

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Always willing to give crowdfunding advice, Indiegogo‘s Slava Rubin sat down with CNN Money to offer up his very own tips and tricks for those looking to use the funding method successfully. During the interview, Rubin noted how important pitch videos are to campaigns: “Campaigns that… Read More

EarlyShares Links with Accordia Realty Ventures for Bergen County, NJ’s Shoppes at Godwin

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EarlyShares, a real estate crowdfunding platform that gives accredited investors direct access to commercial real estate opportunities, has announced a new venture with Accordia Realty Ventures. Their second offering on EarlyShares, Accordia debuted the Shoppes at Godwin, an equity investment opportunity in the redevelopment of a… Read More

Qasar Younis Named Y Combinator’s First COO: TalkBin Founder and CEO Will Lead Incubator in Growth

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Y Combinator has named partner Qasar Younis, who has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and an MBA from Harvard, as its inaugural chief operating officer. As Y Combinator grows into more than just a traditional incubator, the company sought more structure and leadership around operations, creating the COO opportunity for… Read More

Wealth Migrate Opens Office in Shanghai, China

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Wealth Migrate, the tenth-largest global real estate crowdfunding platform as reported by Massolution, today announced the opening of their newest office in Shanghai, China. The decision to open a second office in Asia is based on the exponential growth of crowdfunding in that region, their… Read More

Brief: American Homeowner Preservation Announces First Institutional Investment

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American Homeowner Preservation (“AHP”) secured its first institutional investment. Scarab Funds, a socially responsible investment fund, recently invested in AHP’s Series 2014B, providing capital to purchase nonperforming mortgages from banks and then offer viable solutions to struggling homeowners. AHP has purchased close to 500 mortgages… Read More

CrowdStreet & Mainstreet Celebrate Crowdfunding Success; Delivers 14 Percent Return to Investors

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CrowdStreet, a crowdfunding platform enabling commercial real estate developers and operators to efficiently and effectively acquire, convert and manage investors for their projects, today announced the sale of Stonecroft Health Campus, a senior health care property crowdfunded through CrowdStreet’s marketplace and developed by Mainstreet, a developer of… Read More

Brief: Law Firm Ballard Spahr Forms “Marketplace Lending Task Force”

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National law firm Ballard Spahr has announced the creation of a “Marketplace Lending Task Force” to assist the growing number of direct lending platforms manage the challenges of getting big – fast.  Recently there has been additional regulatory interest by the federal government. The US… Read More

Recent Lawsuit May Show Big Liability Risk for Crowdfunding Platforms

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Crowdfunding, and using the internet to raise money for an increasing number of industry sectors, is still in its infancy. It is really the internet that is the disruptive innovation. It is this technology that is altering the funding process and crowdfunding has become the term… Read More

Kickstarter Announces Details About the 2015 Kickstarter Film Festival

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It’s that time of the year again! On Tuesday, Kickstarter announced details for its fifth annual film festival that is set to kick off on October 15th. The crowdfunding platform shared: “Not just Brooklyn. Not just L.A. For the first time ever, we’re bringing the… Read More

Titan Airways Selects Crowdfunding Success Zendure A5 External Battery to Charge iPads for Pilots

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Zendure, a Silicon Valley consumer electronics company, announced that its flagship product, the Zendure A5 external battery with 16,000mAh capacity, was selected by Titan Airways, a UK charter airline that specializes in VIP and corporate travel, to power the iPads in their EFBs (electronic flight bags)…. Read More

Video Game Developer Pixeljam Rolls Out New Crowdfunding Platform; Debuts Dino Run Campaign

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Seeking to change crowdfunding as we know it, game developer Pixeljam has launched a new platform dedicated to developers and other creative types. According to Cult of Mac, Pixeljam’s co-founder, Miles Tilmann, stated that the new “crowdfunding project’ is an experiment that’s an alternative to other… Read More