Renaissance Brewing Quickly Funds, As First Ever Equity Crowdfunding Offer Paves the Way in New Zealand

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Equity crowdfunding on Snowball Effect, the first ever offer in New Zealand quickly hit is crowdfunding target of $600,000 and closed at their over-funding target of $700,000 or 117% funded.  Snowball Effect shared the news in a tweet this past Friday;   And we’re done! — Snowball Effect (@snowballnz) August 23, 2014 The funding… Read More

Producer & Actor Alec Peters Discusses Recent Kickstarter Success “Star Trek: Axanar”

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Fresh off the closing of the Star Trek: Axanar crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, website dedicated to the famous sci-fi series, TrekMovie, sat down with producer and actor in the upcoming film, Alec Peters to discuss the project and his ultimate dream of creating a Star Trek film. According to the campaign’s website, Axanar takes place 21 years… Read More

Wealthforge Powers New Niche Crowdfunding for Broadway on Maxolev

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Wealthforge, a company that started life in part as a crowdfunding platform and then successfully morphed into a crowdfunding service provider – is powering a new investment crowdfunding niche: Broadway. Earlier this month, Howard and Janet Kagan announced a new investment crowdfunding platform that is offering equity in Broadway productions.  Operating under the auspices of… Read More

StereoVision Imaging Raises Capital on Crowdfunder, EquityNet

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Pasedena, California based SterioVision Imaging (SVI) is a 3D imaging company that has developed a patented system for binocular.  The company claims two “groundbreaking” products ready for commercialization including a wireless face recognition system with a range of 200 meters and a real time face image capturing system that converts 2D into 3D.  With the… Read More

uBiome Raises $4.5 Million Including Andreessen Horowitz


uBiome raised just over $350,000 on Indiegogo back in February 2013.  The small company had set out to sequence the human microbiome.  The campaign organizers described the human environment, “like the rainforest, the healthy human microbiome is a balanced ecosystem. The correct balance of microbes keeps potential pathogens in check and regulates our immune system…. Read More

Selfstarter Creator Lockitron Delivers Device to Backers


About 2 years ago a startup called Apigy was rejected by Kickstarter for their Lockitron project.  Their concept was pretty basic:  a connected door lock device that could be integrated with existing household hardware. Once installed the user could control their front door via an associated smartphone App.  The rejection by Kickstarter, while certainly stinging… Read More

Coolest Cooler Nears Kickstarter Crowdfunding Record

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It was over two years ago that Pebble smart watch rocked the wearable tech space as they raised capital via Kickstarter.  The final tally on the 37 day crowdfunding campaign closed at $10,266,845 with backers numbering at 68,929.  Pebble captured headlines around the world and spawned a new era of tech validation as consumers proved… Read More

Uncool Startup Liquidity Nanotech Taps Nearly $8.5M on RockThePost: Let it Flow

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Opting for a 506(c) Regulation D private offering, Liquidity Nanotech Corporation has generally solicited its crowdfunding efforts with much success, to date raising over $8,481,800 on RockThePost. The California-based Liquidity Nanotech Corporation is an early-stage product in the B2B industry. According to its campaign, the company already enjoys revenue, clients and strategic partners, in addition to… Read More

New York City Photographer Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For New CBGB Book


Setting out to bring the famous former NYC club, CBGB back to life, New York native David Godlis has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $30,000 so he can publish a limited edition book that is filled with high quality photographs from 1976-1979. Opened in 1973, CBGB (which stands for country, bluegrass, and… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: emberlight, Geco Hub & Adventurers Hammock

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For those of you interested in the crowdfunding space there is an interesting movement afoot. Retail  equity crowdfunding, a form of investment that is not limited by wealth or income, was signed into law way back in 2012. The regulatory process has dragged on though – so most of the population cannot invest in equity… Read More

Diaspora Social Network, Originally Crowdfunded on Kickstarter, Now Being Used by ISIS

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In a posting on the Diaspora blog entitled, “Islamic State Fighters on Diaspora*”, the site operators have clarified they cannot prevent anyone from using their software as multiple reports have been released indicating ISIS is actively using their platform. ISIS, or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,  is a radicalized Islamic movement that has terrorized… Read More

GoFundMe Hosts Crowdfunding Campaigns for Both Darren Wilson & Michael Brown

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Ferguson, Missouri Tragedy Has Captured Global Headlines as Both Sides Raise Funds via Crowdfunding. It has become the norm for sympathetic supporters, family members or those who just want to help out to launch crowdfunding campaigns to donate funds to assist those in need.  The day of August 9th started like any other in the… Read More

Update: Peachtree Audio’s deepblue2 Finishes Run on Indiegogo; Raises 498% of Original Goal

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With only hours remained of its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, Peachtree Audio’s deepblue2 raised nearly $315,000 from close to 1,000 backers. Originally seeking only $63,000, the device reached its goal in a matter of days and continued to be a huge hit. deepblue2 uses a custom-developed 440-watt amplifier that is five times more powerful than any… Read More

Detroit Company Raises $50,000 on Patronicity to Clean Up City Alley

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Ready to make changes to the neighborhood, Midtown Detroit Inc. launched a $50,000 crowdfunding campaign on the platform Patronicity to clean and make green the alley between Alexandrine and Selden streets. The project raised $52,290 and will now receive help from other Detroit-based companies. According to Crain’s Detroit Business, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. will… Read More

Coin Delays Full Launch Until 2015

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According to several reports, Coin – the one card to replace them all- has delayed complete launch until next year. COIN released a wildly popular product as part of pretail crowdfunding campaign.  A witty pitch video, that went viral, described a product that most people quickly understood – and wanted.  A single credit card sized… Read More

Kreyos Founder Steve Tan Responds to Disgruntled Backers

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In a posting on Facebook the elusive Steve Tan, founder of the Kreyos Smartwatch, responded to his critics.  For those of you who are just catching up now,  Kreyos launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in 2013 that was hugely successful.  The campaign closed as one of the most funded campaigns ever on the global… Read More

Australian Auto Maker Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Supercar

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Not letting a little speed bump get in the way of his automobile dreams, Australian native Matt Thomas launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to bring his small supercar startup, JOSS, back to life. According to Motor Authority, Thomas founded JOSS in 1998 with a vision to design and produce a world-class supercar that was… Read More

GlobalGiving is Raising Funds for Ebola Epidemic Relief

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Non-profit donation based crowdfunding platform GlobalGiving, has launched an Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund to allow donors to contribute directly to locally driven Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.  The fund has been set up to supper nearly a dozen nonprofits that have been vetted by GlobalGiving. GlobalGiving reports that to date over 1500 individual donors… Read More

Organizers Behind “God Loves Gays” Billboard Raise Over $50,000 on Indiegogo

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The “mysterious” comedian behind the Facebook Page, God, launched a Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign earlier this month to create billboard advertisements that support God and his love for gay people in the hometown of infamous religion organizations, Westboro Bapitst Church. The Topeka, Kansas-based “church” has been notoriously known for its hateful protests at soldier funerals, along… Read More

Stone Brewing Company Pushes Past $2M on Indiegogo

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With less than a week and a half left crowdfunding on Indiegogo, California-based Stone Brewing Company has reached another huge milestone pushing past $2 million with the support of over 12,000 backers. The brewery’s flexible funding campaign was launched last month with an initial goal of $1 million for its groundbreaking collaborations. The adult beverage company embarked… Read More