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AgFunder Closes First Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Platform

AgFunder

AgFunder, the first equity crowdfunding platform for ag startups, has closed their $800,000 round for OnFarm, an agtech big-data company. This raise not only provides capital for OnFarm’s growth as a farm data management system, but also establishes AgFunder as a disruptive capital provider in the agriculture and agtech space.  OnFarm, a Fresno, California based… Read More

Echt Klasse: Foodist Delivers Success in Second Round Crowdfunding on Companisto

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With 13 days remaining on Foodist’s second Companisto crowdfunding campaign, 376 investors have bought 24,493 shares, raising over €122,000. Funding from this equity campaign will promote the Foodist’s internationalization, grow their customer base, and exploit the potential within the B2B market. Subscribers of Foodist receive a mid-monthly box containing 6-8 European-made delicacies priced at €24… Read More

Watch: The Trailer For Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-Funded Film Is Here & It Looks Amazing

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I’m no authority on films by any means, but I’d like to think I can spot a winner. If this trailer for Zach Braff’s upcoming film Wish I Was Here is any indication, I have some pretty high expectations for the effort. It looks awesome. Braff famously raised over $3 million on Kickstarter for the film,… Read More

EvoLux, Uber for Helicopters, is Crowdfunding on RockThePost

Per Seat on Demand Evolux

Seeking a Minimum $750,000 in Equity Crowdfunding. EvoLux Transportation, a vertical lift tech travel company, recently launched its equity crowdfunding campaign on RockThePost, quickly raising $250,000 of its $750,000 to $2 million goal to fund its helicopter charter services, establish a more prominent position in luxury travel and build stronger brand equity. Sikorsky Innovations’ Winner,… Read More

Pono Beats Veronica Mars to Become 3rd Most Funded Campaign on Kickstarter

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Neil Young’s Pono Music Kickstarter campaign has bested one of the most popular crowdfunding campaigns of all time. Pono knocked-out Veronica Mars with 5 days left in their funding project.  Pono has now raised an astounding $5,756,176 from just under 17,000 backers.  The Pono Music Player had original hoped to raise “only” $800,000.  The Veronica… Read More

Crowdfunding For Video Games Leveling Off: What Gives?

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Joystiq’s monthy Crowdfund Bookie report is out for March, and – much like the first two months of the year – the results are less than great. The report tallies up crowdfunding statistics from Kickstarter & Indiegogo and in the video game space specifically. The quick hits… $991,113 was raised in total 22 projects were… Read More

The Media Is Missing The Point On Crowdfunding, Indiegogo And The HealBe “Scampaign”

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At this point, I’ll skip the process of reiterating HealBe’s disaster of an Indiegogo campaign in any detail. In short, HealBe launched a campaign for a device called the GoBe that promised to count calories burned during a workout by measuring glucose levels in the bloodstream. It may not even be possible. That’s just one of… Read More

Geostellar, PENSCO Trust Partner to Offer Solar Market Crowdfunding Campaign

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Geostellar, an online solar marketplace, is partnering with PENSCO Trust Company, a leading alternative asset custodian, to crowdfund capital for the marketplace through the Geostellar Solar Energy Market Growth Fund. Leveraging the equity crowdfunding provisions of the JOBS Act, accredited investors can now participate in the $1 million Geostellar campaign at Return on Change, an… Read More

Cheers: Humble Grape Exceeds Crowdfunding Goal on Seedrs

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The successful UK-based wine and events company Humble Grape surpassed its goal raising £250,500 in its Seedrs equity crowdfunding campaign. Continued overfunding aims to raise the £450,000-£500,000 needed for piloting a wine bar in the Shoreditch area of London, then opening four additional sites in the five years following. “In a stylish and relaxed environment,… Read More

Update: YouTube Phenom PewDiePie Trumps $250K Indiegogo Crowdfunding Goal For Save The Children

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PewDiePie is one of a rare breed of YouTube phenomenon. In fact, he’s king of the mountain… he can lay claim to the most subscriptions for a YouTube channel in history. As he has done in the past, he launched a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo seeking $250,000 from the crowd for Save The Children, a… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Campaign Guarantees Refunds If Facebook Buys The Company For $2 Billion

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The $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR by Facebook looms large over the crowdfunding space as evidenced by this tongue-in-cheek offer to backers of the Terribands Kickstarter campaign. If Facebook buys the company for $2 billion, they’ll issue refunds to crowdfunding backers. Now there’s some peace of mind. Check out the campaign here. Have a… Read More

Ai Weiwei Secretly Shot A Sci-Fi Film And It’s Funding On Kickstarter

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Chinese artist and cultural activist Ai Weiwei is at the center of a currently-running Kickstarter campaign seeking funding for an upcoming sci-fi film. Shot in secret, The Sand Storm has already met a goal of $33,000 and seems set to eclipse that by orders of magnitude as funding continues for the better part of the… Read More

The Micro 3D Printer Hurdles $1 Million in Crowdfunding on Day One

The Micro 3D Printer

Crowdfunding on Kickstarter the Micro “First Truly Consumer 3D Printer” blasted their $50,000 goal in minutes and at last count was cruising over $1 million during their first day of funding.  The Bethesda, Maryland company M3D has created the first 3D printer that comes in at an arguably affordable price.  Over 3600 backers have signed… Read More

Growing under the Tube: 141% Funding for Zero Carbon Food’s Crowdcube Campaign

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London-based Zero Carbon Food (ZCF) has raised £424,530 on Crowdcube, swiftly surpassing its £300,000 crowdfunding goal for 21.23% equity offered.  The campaign is now open to overfunding. Co-founded by Richard Ballard and Steven Dring, and backed by celebrity chef Michel Roux Jr and Florette’s Managing Director Neil Sanderson, Zero Carbon Food utilizes redundant underground spaces… Read More

Lima “Brain of Your Devices” Marches Forward to Crowdfunding Fulfillment

Lima Files Everywhere

Lima, an integrated piece of hardware and software that was briefly called “Plug”, raised over $1.2 million on Kickstarter last fall.  Almost 13,000 backers came together to support a product that really is what iCloud aspires to be – but isn’t. Lima creates an environment where all of your files are seamlessly synchronized across all… Read More

Kickstarter CEO Counters on Censorship Claim on Gosnell Film

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Yancey Strickler, Kickstarter CEO and Co-founder, has jumped into the scrum regarding the allegations of censorship pertaining to a movie now crowdfunding on Indiegogo.  In a tweet from his personal account, Strickler shares the acceptance letter to the Gosnell Movie creators:     @GosnellMovie@BreitbartNews This story is false. Here’s a screenshot of the acceptance email… Read More

Two Big Questions For Indiegogo And PayPal On The Heels Of HealBe’s Crowdfunding Debacle

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We’ve been keeping up with PandoDaily writer James Robinson’s (pictured) digging into HealBe’s Indiegogo campaign. It turns out that Robinson’s search is now leading him toward other Indiegogo campaigns seemingly with similar issues. A recent article dives into claims made during a campaign for the TellSpec, a device whose inventors promised that it would be able to count… Read More

EstatesDirect Hits Crowdfunding Target in 10 Days, Then Doubles It

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Raising equity on Crowdcube, EstatesDirect quickly hit their £250,000 goal on Crowdcube in just the first 10 days of listing live on the crowdfunding platform.  The offer went into overfunding and is now fully funded at £500,000 in 2 weeks as 192 investors backed this startup company.  The single largest investment came in at just… Read More

Indiegogo Alum Scanadu Halts & Delays Shipping For The Scout Tricorder

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The Scanadu Scout made Indiegogo history after raising over $1.6 million for their medical “tricorder” device. Furthermore, the company was set to buck the prevailing crowdfunding trend by actually delivering a product on time. Unfortunately, that won’t happen. Shipping of the Scout has been delayed, but not before a handful of units made it out… Read More

Arizona Woman Facing Two Felonies Garners Sympathy, Support Via YouCaring Crowdfunding Campaign

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Shanesha Taylor finds herself at the center of an incredibly unfortunate story that has helped to shed light on what the unemployed sometimes go through just to try to get back to their feet in our society. Taylor was arrested and charged with two felony counts of child endangerment after leaving her two young children… Read More