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Crowdcube Co-Founder Luke Lang Talks Crowdfunding & Its Benefits

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Offering up his insights about crowdfunding, Crowdcube co-founder Luke Lang sat down with International Business Times to share details about the funding method and why so many are turning to it for their businesses/projects. While discussing the difficulties entrepreneurs have to finding angel investors to give to their… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Publishes Code of Conduct & Charter of Crowdfunder’s Rights

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The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), recently met in Lisbon, Portugal, where they announced their new Board of Directors.  In conjunction with this meeting, the new board has published an updated Code of Conduct for platforms, alongside a Charter of Crowdfunding Rights users. The two documents… Read More

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation Launches Patriot Pledge Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdrise

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Impacting the lives of military families across the nation, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots) seeks to bridge the gap in the cost of college education for children who lost a parent in the line of duty. Beginning today, Fallen Patriots is kicking off its… Read More

New Zealand’s Equity Crowdfunding Platform PledgeMe Seeks $250,000 During Second Funding Round

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On Friday, New Zealand’s equity crowdfunding platform PledgeMe announced the launch of its second round of funding. It is currently seeking to raise a minimum of $250,000 so that it can continue its expansion. CEO Anna Guenther stated the crowdfunding platform has seen massive growth since its… Read More

Sister of Alleged Charleston Shooter Creates GoFundMe Campaign For Postponed Wedding & Honeymoon; Cancels After Four Days

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Amber Roof, sister of the alleged Charleston Church shooter, Dylann Roof, recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $5,000 for her wedding to Michael Tyo along with honeymoon. Last month, Dylann walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and killed nine people, including the senior pastor, state senator Clementa… Read More

New York City-Exclusive Crowdfunding Platform CityFunders Seeks Investors For Long Island City Rental Project

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This week, New York-exclusive real estate crowdfunding platform, CityFunders, announced it is seeking investors for a new residential project located in Long Island City. The crowdfunding platform was founded by Jerry Swartz, Ayush Kapahi, along with brothers Albert and David Behin and launched last month. The platform is… Read More

Indiegogo Backers Raise Over $1.4M to Help Greece During Financial Crisis (Infographic)

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Hoping to gather more backers to the cause, Indiegogo revealed how much a campaign supporting Greece has raised since the country missed its €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion) payment due to the International Monetary Fund. The famous crowdfunding platform shared: “The debt crisis in Greece has been all over the news… Read More

Brief: Peer-to-Peer Entrepreneurs’ Organization Appoints Gilberto Crombe As New Global Chairman

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On Wednesday, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a peer-to-peer community of entrepreneurs, welcomed Gilberto Crombe as its new chairman of the global board of directors for FY2015/2016. Crombe’s tenure as chairman will focus on bringing together EO’s global network while driving the organization’s strategic initiatives—and the leading entrepreneurs it… Read More

UK’s Coinfloor Launches Bitcoin Marketplace

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UK-based Coinfloor is announcing the launch of its broker based bitcoin marketplace. Coinfloor Market offers UK retail investors and consumers the ability to buy bitcoins and gain exposure to digital currency innovation in a secure environment. The announcement follows an event in London, where Coinfloor met… Read More

FinTech Firm Mambu is Selected to Help Power Lending for Ferratum Group

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Cloud banking tech provider Mambu has forged an agreement with the Ferratum Group to power “Ferratum Business”.  This new subsidiary is a designed to provide SME financing and loan service. Mambu’s cloud based, SaaS, will help manage loan application, origination, credit scoring and loan disbursement… Read More

Peer to Peer Finance Association to Partner with Lendit on UK Event

Christine Farnish

The Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) in the UK has shared they will be partnering with Lendit on their annual conference to be held in London this coming October. Lendit has captured solid acclaim for its US conferences targeting the marketplace lending / peer… Read More

Proto Labs Adds Indiegogo’s Andrew Erlick to 2015 Cool Idea! Award Judge Roster

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Rapid manufacturer Proto Labs has announced the addition of Andrew Erlick, Director of Hardware, Design and Technology at Indiegogo, to its Cool Idea! Award panel of judges. The award program, in its fifth year, was established to help product designers and engineers bring useful concepts… Read More

Crowdcube #FundedClub Receives Recognition From the UK Business Angels Association

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Following its “Pitch to Rich,” equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced that its #FundedClub has been recognized by the UK Business Angels Association. The website shared: “The UKBAA Angel Investment Awards is a celebration of the acievements of some of the UK’s most exciting angel-backed businesses and angel investors. This… Read More

Brief: vitaminwater Announces Crowdfund-Inspired “Project Hustle” Finalists

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Project Hustle, the crowdfunding-inspired program by vitaminwater, held a nationwide search for aspiring entrepreneurs, artists-in-training, dreamers and future film directors to find the next idea that breaks the status quo, glass-ceiling, or simply, the Internet. Each finalist has the opportunity to see whether their dreams… Read More

Cloud Systems Management Blue Medora Secures $4.6M During Series A Funding Round

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Blue Medora, an innovator in the cloud systems management space, today announced a $4.6 million Series A round of venture capital funding. The round was led by Ann Arbor-based Michigan eLab, with participation from current investors Start Garden, Grand Angels and other equity holders. The investment brings Blue Medora’s total funding to $6… Read More

Kickstarter Success Edyn Launches General Availability of Garden Sensor and Digs Exclusive Retail Partnership With Home Depot

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Edyn, the smart garden system that allows you to interact with and nurture your garden like never before, today announced general availability in North America for its flagship product, the Edyn Garden Sensor. Edyn educates users about their garden by collecting real-time data through the… Read More

Beer Industry Innovator SYNEK Launches Nationwide Tour Following $2.5M Series Seed Round

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Following it’s $2.5 million Series Seed Preferred round funded by Arsenal Capital Management, SYNEK (‘sin-eck’), the developer of the FDA-approved SYNEK Draft System – a portable countertop beer dispenser that can be filled from any tap – today launched its four-month-long Great North American Expedition tour that will visit 35… Read More

Brief: RCS Capital Forms Agreement With Lenders to Covenant Modifications

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RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE:  RCAP) (“RCS Capital”) announced on Tuesday that it has agreed with its first and second lien lenders under its existing credit facilities to certain leverage ratio covenant amendments in addition to other modifications. Michael Weil, Chief Executive Officer of RCS Capital, commented: “We… Read More

DonorsChoose.Org Announces National Back-to-School Partnership with Burlington Stores

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According to a survey by the National School Supply and Equipment Association, public school teachers spend $1.6 billion out of pocket each year for supplies and gear for their classrooms. To help alleviate these expenses and ensure that children in every community have the tools and experiences… Read More

Brief: Sony Announces New Crowdfunding Platform For Employees’ Business Ideas

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Giving employees a chance to share their ideas, tech giant Sony announced its very own crowdfunding platform, First Flight, that’s dedicated to plans inside its company. According to Wall Street Journal, although Sony has resolved its financial issues and expects to make a huge comeback… Read More