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Reelcause Begins Trading as RCIT on the OTC Markets

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Reelcause, Inc. (OTC:RCIT), a Florida based global crowdfunding and fundraising video platform, is pleased to announce that it has reorganized itself as a public company following Board of Directors approval. Reelcause closed a transaction on October 27, 2014, in which Reelcause (formerly named, China Green Energy Industries Inc.) acquired Reelcause Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida by means of an exchange… Read More

P2PFA Survey Indicates Consumers Want Separate ISA for Peer to Peer Assets

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A new survey from the Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) indicates that consumers “overwhelmingly” believe that peer-to-peer lending should be separated from traditional Cash or Stocks & Shares ISAs.  According to the P2PFA, the group polled over 4500 p2p investors regarding their preferences. This information comes at a time when the UK will soon decide how… Read More

One Spark Crowdfunding Festival Experiences Dramatic Increase in Tech Creator Projects

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The One Spark crowdfunding festival has announced that 555 “official” projects have signed up to showcase their products and services during the annual festival that will take place in Jacksonville, Florida in April. According to the organizers the technology category saw the biggest increase going from 88 projects in 2014 to 127 tech projects this… Read More

Indiegogo Success & InDemand Participant Silent Beacon Set to Unleash Smartphone Application

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Silent Beacon, Inc., an innovator in personal protection, announced today that its personal safety app is now live, with the Silent Beacon device coming out next month. The startup surfaced last year on Indiegogo and has since raised well over $70,000 in pre-orders. Designed to provide immediate aid to those in need, the Silent Beacon… Read More

SeedInvest to SEC: Please Enact Final, Simple, Crowdfunding Rules

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SeedInvest, a widely respected investment crowdfunding platform that operates under Title II accredited crowdfunding (for now), has just submitted a comment letter to the Securities Exchange Commission pleading with he agency to “keep Title III crowdfunding simple”. The JOBS Act was signed into law almost 3 years ago yet final rules for retail crowdfunding under… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin Shares Insight on Jolla at Mobile World Congress (Video)

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During his time at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, CEO of crowdfunding giant Indiegogo, Slava Rubin, weighed in on the success of tablet Jolla, which raised over $1 million on the famous platform just a few months ago. While chatting with ShinyShiny’s Holly Brockwell about Jolla, Rubin stated,“I think [the creator of Jolla] have done a… Read More

Kimbia’s New Crowdfunding Demographic Report Reveals How Campaigns Draw Ideal Backers

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Kimbia, the single-day crowdfunding event platform for nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions, has released their Crowdfunding Donor Demographics Report. The report includes donor demographics from all 2014 Kimbia-powered giving day and crowdfunding events including the industry’s largest events such as Give Local America which raised $53.7 million in its inaugural event, sixth annual North Texas… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Will Top $2.5 Billion in 2015 as Sector Takes Off

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One of the fastest segments of crowdfunding is the real estate sector. A perfect marriage of asset class with the convenience of online investing, real estate crowdfunding will completely alter the real estate finance industry.  Previously only an elite group of institutions and family offices had access to some of the most lucrative, on a… Read More

MsGenuity Launches New Crowdfunding Platform Dedicated to the Mom and Family Consumer

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On Tuesday (March 3rd), Florida-based MsGenuity launched a reward-based crowdfunding portal developed solely for the mom and family consumer. The site enables both funding and consumer input into the development of innovative product designs, creative projects and worthy community events. By serving an untapped market, the mom community that controls 85% of the $1.5 trillion… Read More

Amsterdam + Crowdfunding = Crowdfunding Day 2015, Largest EU Crowdfunding Event

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Save the date: Crowdfunding Day 2015, the largest crowdfunding event in Europe, will take place in Amsterdam on May 12 of this year. Douw&Koren, a crowdfunding consulting company, is taking crowdfunding offline by hosting this event with Erick Derksen from the Event Department, according to a recent post by the Amsterdam Economic Board. According to the Crowdfunding… Read More

3rd Annual Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference to Discuss “Rise of Alternative Finance”

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The 3rd Annual Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference is scheduled to take place later this week in Mountain View, California. The inaugural event launched on the eve of the signing of the JOBS Act three years ago. The marquee gathering for CrowdfundBeat Media boasts several big names as presenters in the crowdfunding space for this years event…. Read More

Dominos Now Allows Customers to Order Through Pebble & Android Smartwatches

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Domino’s Pizza is giving customers yet another new way to place their order, all from the convenience of their own wrist. Domino’s customers can now place and track their order via Pebble and Android Wear smartwatches. This marks the first time that Domino’s ordering is available on smartwatch technology. To utilize this new ordering feature, Pebble… Read More

Seed&Spark Teams Up With Emerging Pictures to Distribute a More Diverse Selection of Films in Local Movie Theaters

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Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding and distribution platform made just for independent film, is set to partner with Emerging Pictures, an all-digital film and alternate content network of theaters in the U.S., to extend theatrical distribution to filmmakers who crowdfund on the Seed&Spark platform. Starting in March, both feature and short films that have successfully secured funding on Seed&Spark… Read More

Jeremy Rifkin Opens EIB Conference with Presentation on Digital Europe

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Jeremy Rifkin delivered the opening keynote address today at the European Investment Bank (EIB) conference on “Momentum for Europe—Innovation and Competitiveness. Rifkin presented a “new plan” for the next stage of the European evolution that incorporated the build-out and scale-up of an Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure for a Digital Europe. Rifkin has defined this… Read More

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Vision to Become Reality in Stretch of California’s Central Valley

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologie (HTT) CEO Dirk Ahlborn is setting a path to be the first one to create a working Hyperloop transportation system thus fulfilling the vision of innovator Elon Musk.  Ahlborn has reportedly reached an agreement to create a 5 mile stretch of Hyperloop track in California’s Central Valley.  The project is part of  Quay Valley described… Read More

Is Miami the Next Startup Hub? OurCrowd Pushes South.

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Miami has been in the news as becoming the next hedge fund hot-spot – and it is not only about the weather and glitzy background. Granted when it is minus 18 below in Midtown Manhattan the sun-kissed beaches of Miami start to look pretty enticing for anyone based in the north east. In the past… Read More

NASAA Continues to Lobby SEC on Blue Sky Review & Title IV of the JOBS Act

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The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) continues to lobby the SEC aggressively in their attempt to obstruct removal of Blue Sky Review under Title IV of the JOBS Act.  NASAA is a special interest group that represents state securities regulators and advocates on behalf of issues they believe are important to state regulators. Earlier… Read More

Foo Fighters Will Not Be Performing in Cornwall Despite Devoted Fans Raising Over £300,000 on Crowdfunder UK

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Last fall, Foo Fighters fans from Cornwall hit crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder UK to raise £1.5 million so that the band would hold a concert in the town. The project surfaced after the band’s dedicated followers in Richmond, Virgina took to Tilt and captured $70,000 to have the musicians perform. The campaign’s description reads, “We want to bring… Read More

Brief: Connecticut Better Business Bureau Warns the Public About Crowdfunding Scams

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As crowdfunding continues to gain more popularity, the Connecticut Better Business Bureau (BBB) has warned backers to be careful when it comes to funding projects. In an effort to avoid scams, the bureau stated on its website backers should do diligent research before helping fund a new charity or invest in a new business venture through crowdfunding…. Read More