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Smithsonian’s Neil Armstrong Spacesuit Kickstarter Nears $600,000; Chris Hadfield & Adam Savage Reveal What’s Next For the Project (Video)

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Continuing to gain more support for its Neil Armstrong spacesuit project, the Smithsonian has successfully raised nearly $600,000 on Kickstarter thanks to over 7,500 backers. The project hit the crowdfunding platform last week with a mission to raise $500,000 to bring the famous spacesuit back… Read More

leon-nanodrugs GmbH Secures €18.5M in Series A Financing Led By TVM Capital Life Science

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Earlier this week, leon-nanodrugs GmbH announced that it completed the first closing of its Series A preferred stock offering at EUR 18.5 million. The financing was led by TVM Capital Life Science with participation from Signet Healthcare Partners (USA), LifeCare Partners (Switzerland), CD-Venture (Germany), and Albany Private Equity… Read More

Game Show Host Richard O’Brien Set to Return to Crystal Maze Following Indiegogo Success

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Nearly two weeks after the close of the Crystal Maze Indiegogo campaign, the game’s former host Richard O’Brien announced he will officially be returning to the set of the popular UK show. The Crystal Maze campaign kicked off on the platform this past June and… Read More

Creators of Kickstarter Alum Yooka-Laylee Joins Forces With Publisher Team17; Doesn’t Receive Anymore Funding

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On Thursday, Playtonic Games, the creators of the Kickstarter success Yooka-Laylee, announced it has teamed up with Team17 to publish the highly anticipated video game. Yooka-Laylee is an all-new 3D platforming adventure for consoles and PC. During its run on the crowdfunding giant’s platform, the video game successfully… Read More

Brief: TradeGecko Acquires Leadership Talent from Redgate, TripAdvisor, and Google Following Series A Round

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Fueled by $6.5M USD in Series A financing in April, TradeGecko, a cloud-based inventory and multichannel management platform for apparel and accessories, is leveraging its resources to become one of the fastest growing startups in Singapore. Since this spring, TradeGecko has increased its headcount by 25% and added… Read More

SlamData Raises $3.6M During Seed Funding Round to Build “Tableau” for NoSQL Data

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SlamData Inc., commercial developer of the SlamData open source project, today announced the company has raised a significant seed funding round led by True Ventures. The financing will be used to enhance the visual analytics and Enterprise capabilities of the project as well as expand… Read More

Inafune’s “Red Ash” Receives Funds From FUZE Entertainment; Kickstarter Funding is For “More Content”

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With only three more days until Red Ash’s Kickstarter comes to an end, it looks like the game will not receive its full $800,000. But no worries Keiji Inafune fans, the project will still get off the ground thanks to Chinese digital entertainment company FUZE Entertainment. The game, which… Read More

Curiosity Kills Ltd. Returns to Seedrs For Film’s Third Crowdfunding Campaign Following Director’s Arrest

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Curiosity Kills Ltd., the production firm behind the upcoming film Welcome to Curiosity, recently launched a third equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise another £30,000 following a series of problems on the set. According to Insider Media, Welcome to Curiosity is first hit the crowdfunding platform in June 2014… Read More

Catchpoint Systems Grabs $16 Million During Series C Funding Round Led By Battery Ventures & Silicon Valley Bank

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Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of web and infrastructure performance monitoring solutions, announces it has completed a $16 million Series C funding with proceeds earmarked to accelerate the company’s rapid growth. The funding includes $6 million from Battery Ventures, which has provided the capital in… Read More

Exploding Kittens Creators Announce Shipping News & Secret Reward

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While backers continue to wait for the highly anticipated Kickstarter project, Exploding Kittens, the creators of the project have announced exciting news. Exploding Kittens is a highly strategic kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and loses the… Read More

Optoro Raises $40 Million in Venture Debt from TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corporation & Square 1 Bank

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Optoro, a platform for returned and excess inventory, connecting buyers and sellers worldwide, today announced that it has received a $40 million debt financing commitment from TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corporation, a non-bank venture debt provider, and Square 1 Bank, the premier banking partner to entrepreneurs… Read More

Marketing Platform Autopilot Receives $7M During Recent Funding Round

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Autopilot, a multi-channel marketing automation platform, today announced a $7M strategic investment to bring personalized marketing to the masses, increasing total funding to $20.5M. The company aims to fill the void between basic email software and complex marketing software designed for the tech elite, and will use… Read More

Revlon Teams Up With Crowdrise to Launch LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge

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Beauty brand, Revlon, announced on Thursday the second phase of its new philanthropic platform designed to have a greater impact on women’s health initiatives with the Revlon LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge. The Revlon LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge is inviting charities dedicated to three leading health… Read More

Behalf Secures $119M During Series B Round from New Investors MissionOG, Maverick Ventures, Victory Park Capital

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Behalf, a payments platform targeted at small and mid-sized businesses, announced a Series B equity round and credit facility totaling $119M. MissionOG, an early to growth stage venture capital firm chaired by Gene Lockhart, the former CEO of MasterCard, led the equity round. Lockhart is joining… Read More

Apple Watch Competitor Olio Raises $10 Million Series A, Launches New Collection of Premium Connected Watches

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Olio Devices has closed a $10 million Series A funding round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA).  The new funding comes after raising a solid $4 million in an earlier round that helped to create the company founded by an Apple veteran. Olio launched a series… Read More

Solo Theater: Home Theater (And Your Head) In A Box, Now Overfunding On Japanese Crowdfunding Platform Makuake

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  While the crew behind a great movie may think outside the box to create the flick, the single-occupant Solo Theater, from Japanese design house Lucy Alter Design, means you can now watch a film in a box, using your smartphone or tablet–all by yourself. Now overfunding on Japanese platform Makuake,… Read More

London’s Natural Weight Loss Company Hits Crowdcube to Fight Obesity With Nutritional Drink “MaxMeal”

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London-based Natural Weight Loss Company recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £55,000 to fight against obesity with a new milkshake, MaxMeal. The company, which was created by nutritionist Max Tomlinson and his wife Filipa Tomlinson, shared: “Obesity is a global problem costing $2 trillion, and… Read More

Update: Smart Piano & Light Keyboard “The ONE” Captures Over $300,000 During the Final Hours on Indiegogo

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With less than 12 hours until its Indiegogo campaign comes to an end, smart piano and light keyboard, the ONE, has successfully raised over $300,000 thanks to nearly 850 backers. The ONE is self-dubbed as “the fastest and most affordable way to learn pop songs and classical… Read More

UK Equity Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs Raises £10M During Series A Funding Round to Launch in the U.S.

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Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs revealed this week that it has raised £10 million during a Series A round led by Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc (WPCT) and Augmentum Capital. The funds will reportedly be used to launch into the U.S. market. According to TechCrunch, the platform previously captured $7.2… Read More

New “Everyday Messenger” For Cameras & Essential Carry Secures $1.2M in One Week on Kickstarter

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Last week, San Francisco brand, Peak Designs, took to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for its new product, the Everyday Messenger. During the first few days on the platform, the accessory successfully captured its initial goal quickly and is now sitting at $1.2 million… Read More