Actor & Director Chris Lowell Shares Details About His Kickstarter-Success Film “Beside Still Waters”

Chris Lowell

Earlier this year, 30-year-old actor, Chris Lowell, who is known for his roles in The Help, and Veronica Mars, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $60,000 for his first directed film, Beside Still Waters. The project not only raised its initial goal, it scored over $205,000 thanks to 2,281 backers. Now, with the film… Read More

Anonymous Campaign Organizer Reveals Darren Wilson’s Supporters Have Raised Nearly $500,000

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His days as a police officer may be over for good, but it seems Darren Wilson won’t have to worry about creating a new career anytime soon. According to MailOnline, an anonymous woman has gathered nearly 200,000 Facebook supporters for Wilson to help raise more than $500,000. The woman told the media outlet that the… Read More

Star Citizen’s Chris Roberts Announces New Ship & “Virtual Pets” As the Game Nears $65M

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As Star Citizen’s crowdfunding campaign continues to climb towards $65 million, founder, Chris Roberts, announced the studio, Imperium Games, will be adding a new spaceship, MISC Reliant, along with a “virtual pet” system to the already highly anticipated video game. During his recent update on Wednesday (November 26th), after the game hit the $64 million goal, Roberts revealed,”The… Read More

More Ferguson Business Owners Turn to GoFundMe As Riots Continue to Destroy Shops

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As the city of Ferguson continues to experience riots and devastation following the jury’s decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of teenager, Michael Brown, more and more business owners are launching crowdfunding campaigns on GoFundMe for receive more help in repair costs. Like other Ferguson business, Natalie’s Cakes, which has… Read More

Brief: Crowdcube Accelerator Holds Pitch Event as Campaigns Capture New Investors

Crowdcube Accelerator

The Crowdcube Accelerator held its pitch event this past week and 5 companies told their story to a “packed room of investors” hoping to drive investment in their companies. The 5 companies went live on the investment crowdfunding platform minutes before the pitch.  According to Crowdcube, following the presentations 3 companies generated investor interest and… Read More

Hands Up United Launches GoFundMe Campaign For New Ferguson Youth Tech Program


New Ferguson-based organization, Hands Up United, hit GoFundMe last week to raise funds for a new program called Ferguson First Youth Tech Program, which is aiming to help the city’s youth with technological projects. According to the campaign’s description, Hands Up United is a youth led movement that started in Ferguson after the shooting of Mike Brown… Read More

Barbara Corcoran Invests in Social Rewards, Equity Crowdfunding on Crowdfunder

Barbara Corcoran

Social Rewards, a company that offers a new distribution channel for film studios to market movie trailers, has partnered with 20 nationwide theater circuits in over 500 locations in 40 different states.  They have also partnered with 20th Century Fox to launch  Social Rewards is also raising capital to help boost growth of the… Read More

University of Tennessee Launches New Crowdfunding Platform For Students, Faculty & Staff Projects

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Earlier this month, University of Tennessee in Knoxville launched a crowdfunding platform called the VOLstarter to offer an alternative way for students, faculty and staff to raise funds for on campus projects. According to Tennessee Today, VOLstarter links donors with opportunities to support specific projects and initiatives. Some of the projects already on the platform are: Freedom… Read More

Brief: LumeJet Overfunding on CrowdBnk


LumeJet, a new commercial printing technology, has shifted into overfunding after surpassing its initial £1.47 million equity crowdfunding goal on CrowdBnk.  The campaign is scheduled to close on December 15th so it has ample time to garner additional investors.  The minimum investment in the young company is £5000.  The investment information on CrowdBnk states the… Read More

Mill Residential REIT Overfunding on SyndicateRoom

Mill Residential REIT

The first Real Estate Investment Trust to ever raise capital crowdfunding has entered into overfunding mode less than two weeks into its campaign. Mill Residential REIT has topped the initial goal of £2.1 million (about $3.28M) from over 50 investors with seven days left in the public offer.  SyndicateRoom revealed the unique project earlier this… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Blossom Smart Watering, Ruche Shelving, Lambert “Small Wonder” Audio & Das Kuhling Mobile Keg System

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Four crowdfunding campaigns for this week’s Mailbox.  We have Blossom, a smart watering controller, Das Kuhling mobile keg system, Lambert Company Audio system and Ruche shelving unit. First let’s talk about Ruche.  This is a crowdfunding project by Ruthy Shafrir, an industrial engineer based in Tel Aviv. Ruthy has created an elegant and simple shelving… Read More

Canadian Singer/Songwriter Jann Arden Shares Details About The Arden Collar & Its Indiegogo Campaign

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Earlier this month, Canadian singer, songwriter and author, Jann Arden launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for her new device called, the Arden Collar and Bracelet. The collar and bracelet serves as a halo to help protect loved one from harm by tracking them at all times. Originally used to track dogs, the Arden Collar… Read More

Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Amy Berg Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Black Male Crisis Documentary

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Amy Berg, the filmmaker behind the 2012 documentary West of Memphis, has teamed up with actor Nate Parker and writer-director Matthew Cooke to create a new documentary called AMERICAN RACE. The film about the “black male crisis,” and  is to focus on the death of Ferguson’s Michael Brown, along with similar deaths of other unarmed black men, which… Read More

GrowlerWerks’ uKeg Hits $1M Mark During Final Days on Kickstarter

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Employees of the Portland-based startup, GrowlerWerks, raised their pint glasses on Thanksgiving to celebrate the $1 million mark in their crowdfunding campaign on global platform, Kickstarter. The milestone was hit on Friday (November 28th) and the project is currently at $1,017,880 thanks to 6,942 backers. GrowlerWerks had an original goal of $75,000 to bring beer enthusiasts the uKeg, a growler that keeps craft… Read More

Holiday Gift Guide: Jamstik, DSP Enabled Headphones, Tile, Hydroflex Skateboard & Moment Lens

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Rewards crowdfunding is a regularly a process where you back a product and then wait for delivery.  Many products deliver rather behind schedule and some unfortunately fail to deliver at all.  Below are several crowdfunded projects that raised funding and are available (or are almost available) for delivery now.  So check out the cool gifts… Read More

FLUX 3D Printer is Next Crowdfunding Project to Top $1 Million

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3D Printer Includes Scanner & Laser Engraver. Just when you thought the 3D printing craze had moved beyond crowdfunding and straight to retail, another really cool project comes along.  FLUX 3D printer is an “all in one” device that is crowdfunding on Kickstarter now and has blasted past its $100,000 goal and stands at about… Read More

EDITION F Quickly Gains Momentum on Companisto: Platform Targets Women, the Demographic that Makes 80% of Global Purchase Decisions

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Women are the demographic that makes 80% of global purchase decisions, according to a Nielsen study.EDITION F, the leading business and lifestyle platform for women, targets and taps into the career-oriented women and modern men demographic providing incisive articles in online magazines, career-enhancing contacts in the community,  job opportunities, business fashion as well as interesting business… Read More

Crowdfunder Teams Up With AXA Car Insurance to Launch Crowdfunding Campaign to Help Improve UK Roads


In conjunction with the launch of the Local Road Safety Index, AXA Car Insurance is match funding a road safety crowdfunding campaign in partnership with Crowdfunder, enabling local communities to source funds to help pay for much needed road safety initiatives – helping to further reduce the number of casualties on UK roads. As part… Read More

Soul Tree Winemaker based in India Raises Equity in UK; Seeks £350,000 for Business Expansion

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Handcraft India based winemaker, Soul Tree, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £350,000 to expand its already successful business. The company, which has already won various awards such as Startups 100, Real Business Future 50 and Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Award, has already raised £107,700 so far on the UK-based platform…. Read More

Crowdcube Venture Fund, Managed by Braveheart, Discloses First Four Investments

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Braveheart Investment Group has announced the first four investments in the Crowdcube Venture Fund.  The fund was announced by Crowdcube at the beginning of 2014.  Available only to Crowdcube registered investors, the fund allows investors to easily participate in a diversified portfolio of crowdfunded companies. Investing in early stage companies is risky but diversification can mitigate… Read More