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Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin Debunks Eight Myths About Startups

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Sharing his thoughts about the growth in small businesses, Indiegogo’s CEO Slava Rubin discussed key myths about startups at Vator Splash in Oakland earlier this week. According to the Register, Rubin shared details about each myth, which can be found below: 1. Myth: It’s all… Read More

It’s a Race to Buy a Crowdfunding Platform: New York Copywriter is Seeking to Purchase Kickstarter Through Indiegogo Campaign

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Just a few days after “dog-namer” Aaron Schlechter announced that he would change the objective of his Kickstarter campaign (which was to help others name their fur babies) to purchasing the crowdfunding giant, copywriter at Barton F. Graf 9000, LLC in New York City, Martin Baker, unveiled his… Read More

Brief: British Indie Group The 1975 Launches Cadence & Cause Campaign to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Those in Need

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British indie rock band, The 1975, have had an intense past two years and have toured almost constantly across the globe to theaters, festivals and TV performances. Now that they’ve settled back into their home in Manchester, they’ve partnered with their label, Dirty Hit Records, to launch… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Partners With Cornwall Cricket to Launch Crowdfunding Initiative to Save the Sport

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On Friday, crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder UK announced a new partnership with Cornwall Cricket to help create a sustainable future for cricket in Cornwall after numbers dropped by 7% in 2014. The platform shared that The Cornwall Cricket Campaign is being launched to assist, educate and enable clubs… Read More

Swatch Teams Up with PledgeMusic to Bring Emerging Artists to the Next Level

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 In an exciting and never done before move, Swatch and PledgeMusic will work together to present the Emerging Artists Series. This will be Swatch’s first time working extensively in the music vertical in the US. The Emerging Artists Series is unlike anything either company has ever done before. The Series will… Read More

“Dog-Namer” is Seeking to Raise $1.2 Billion to Purchase Kickstarter

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Well, this seems legit. Campaign organizer, Aaron Schlechter, recently took to Kickstarter to raise funds so that he can name people’s dogs. Creative? Yes. Realistic? Not so much. Unfortunately, the crowdfunding giant informed the ambitious name-creator that his project didn’t fit in any of its… Read More

Indiegogo’s Marketing & Community Manager for Israel Oren Simanian Gives New Update About The Country’s Crowdfunding Scene

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Offering up his insights on Israel’s crowdfunding progress, Indiegogo’s Marketing and Community Manager for Israel, Oren Simanian unveiled new details about the funding method and its future in the small country. During a recent update, Simanian wrote: “With quickly expanding innovations in technological fields including medical devices,… Read More

Crowdcube: Key Statistics and Facts About Its Growth (Infographic)

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With the recent prediction that it’ll have a “record breaking” year, Crowdcube unveiled a new infographic to reflect the key statistics and facts about its investment crowdfunding platform’s growth. Last week, Crowdcube announced that it is expecting to have an exciting 2015 following the success of Q1 funding.  The first quarter saw… Read More

Beauty Brief: Map My Beauty Secures 80% of Goal on Fundable Seed Round

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Looking for fairest of them all? Map My Beauty, a new app which seeks to share personalized beauty tips at the swipe of a smartphone screen to help users find their outer beauty. Raising funds in a closed Fundable campaign, the app harnesses the trifecta of beauty, selfies, and cutting-edge technology… Read More

Oomi Revisits Indiegogo; Fantem Sees Smart Home System Secure 750%+ Funding in 3 Days

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In conjunction with the launch of its Indiegogo campaign, Fantem announced feature additions to its Oomi smart home system which successfully pre-tailed on Indiegogo in January, including a redesigned controller and a unique multisensor. The new controller, Oomi Touch, is encased in edge-to-edge glass and… Read More

Cybersecurity Expert Michael Perklin Joins Cryptocurrency Software Company Ciphrex’s Board of Advisors

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Cybersecurity expert Michael Perklin has joined Ciphrex’s Board of Advisors, reinforcing the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology software company’s commitment to building products that support the industry’s highest levels of security. Perklin is founder and president of the CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4), which is considered the first organization dedicated to… Read More

Funds2Orgs Names Donna Paulus as Vice President of Fundraising Development

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Funds2Orgs, a for-profit social enterprise, recently announced that Donna Paulus has been named Vice President of Fundraising Development. Since opening in April 2013, the Orlando-based company has helped charities, schools, civic groups and others raise more than a million dollars to help fund their causes. This includes work… Read More

MassVenture Opens First Investment Crowdfunding Project in Texas to Retail Investors

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The first investment crowdfunding project in Texas is now open to investors. San Antonio-based technology start-up MassVenture, Texas’ first approved investment crowdfunding portal, launched the state’s first ever Texas investment crowdfunding project. Located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, this project will allow any Texan to… Read More

Merriman Capital Acquires Certain Assets from SoHo Asset Management

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Merriman Capital, Inc., a subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: MERR), announced that Digital Capital Network (DCN) acquired certain assets from SoHo Asset Management. DCN provides investors with corporate access and a transaction portal that meets targeted investment criteria across various industry verticals and structures. SoHo… Read More

Brief: German Peer-to-Peer Platform smava Successfully Raises $16M in Funding Round

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Germany-based peer-to-peer platform, smava, recently announced that it has captured $16 million during a funding round that was led by Phenomen Ventures. According to Tech Crunch, Phenomena Ventures worked along side existing investors Earlybird and Neuhaus Partners for the funding round and the investment takes the total raised… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Celebrates Comics Month By Revealing Five Creators’ Secrets to Creativity

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Joining in on the Comics Month celebration, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter sat down with five creators to share the key secret to their success. Kickstarter’s Michael C. Stewart wrote: “The world of comics is colorful and diverse, exploring universal themes in visually engaging ways. And in this… Read More

ThinkCrowdFund Teams Up With MoolaHoop to Help Women Entrepreneurs Raise Funds

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Dallas-based ThinkCrowdFund, a crowdfunding validation and education technology company, is looking to close the funding gap women entrepreneurs face when it comes to access to capital. The company has partnered with MoolaHoop, a rewards-based crowdfunding platform, to help more women entrepreneurs raise capital using the… Read More

Peer-to-Peer Lender AssetAvenue Selected to Participate in National Association of Realtors’ 2015 Class of REach Program

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AssetAvenue, a peer-to-peer lending platform for commercial real estate loans, is proud to announce that it has been selected to participate in the 2015 class of REach, the growth technology accelerator program sponsored by Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors (NAR)…. Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Wealth Migrate Completes $12.7M Deal for Medical Offices in Atlanta

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Global real estate crowdfunding platform, Wealth Migrate, today announced the closing of a $12.7 million deal for the acquisition of four medical office buildings in Atlanta. This deal is the second of Wealth Migrate’s medical property deals in Atlanta and highlights a growing trend of… Read More

FAB Financial Hits $2M+ on Crowdfunder Targeting Creatives: Founded by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart & Former CEO of Credit Suisse Michael Philipp

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With 40 days remaining on its Crowdfunder equity crowdfunding campaign, FAB Financial Inc. has raised over $2M of its $3M goal with a $10K minimum reservation.   Pre-valued at $15,000,000,  FAB Financial’s mission aims to help artists manage their finances and to make, market and monetize their… Read More