All Aboard! Train Station Brewery is Equity Crowdfunding on FundedByMe

Shipface IPA

Award-winning Swedish beer maker, Train Station Brewery, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign today on FundedByMe. According to the campaign page, the brewery is offering 10% ownership in one of the most popular breweries in Scandinavia. Founded about four years ago by Colin Nordstrom and Simon… Read More

Brief: Fundrise Links with Birtcher Anderson Realty to Finance Arizona Retail Development Project


“Crowdfunding is the future of real estate financing,” commented Fundrise CEO and Co-Founder Ben Miller. Asserting the partnership as the first-ever crowdfunded commercial construction loan, Jay Maddox of the commercial real estate services company Avison Young brokered a deal with Fundrise which resulted in the real-estate platform’s providing Birtcher Anderson… Read More

Update: UN Refugee Kickstarter Campaign to Aid Syrian Refugees Exceeds $1.1M. Yes, You Can Do Something to Help.


The crowd has made and is making the difference.  Over 18,655 Kickstarter backers have responded to the UN’s call for funding to aid refugee Syrians in crisis. As reported by Crowdfund Insider‘s JD Alois, the White House has reached out to Kickstarter to help raise funding to… Read More

MyCouchbox, Companisto’s Newest Campaign, Quickly Nears Goal: Snacks Delivered to Your Door


With 60 days remaining on their Companisto campaign, MyCouchbox founders Sarah Haide and Clemens Walter are closing in on their 100,000€ minimum goal.  To date, the campaign has raised over 72,150€ from 132 investors. Valued at 1,200,000€, MyCouchbox is the leading German surprise snack box and sends sweet and salty… Read More

Your Car, But Smarter: Exploride, A Heads-Up Car Display, Wraps Up Abundantly Funded Indiegogo Campaign

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In one of India’s biggest crowdfunding success stories, smart gadget Exploride just wrapped up its abundantly funded crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, raising $521,546–512 percent of its original fundraising goal. Exploride is a clear glass heads-up display with gesture and hands-free voice controls, designed to work with any… Read More

At Behest of White House, Kickstarter Raises Funds for UN Refugee Agency. Now Over $440,000

Kickstarter UNHCR A McConnell

Kickstarter is working with the White House once again. This time the project is a bit different though. Two weeks ago, the White House reached out to Kickstarter and asked if their platform could be utilized to aid in the refugee crisis that is besetting… Read More

Following Indiegogo Success, CURB Energy Raises $1.25 Million in Seed Funding

Curb Take Control

Curb “power your life smarter” raised $117,321 this past August on Indiegogo.  Curb has since shifted to InDemand and remains available on the Indiegogo platform. Curb has now parlayed this funding to close on a seed round provided by “angels, strategic partners and Capital Factory”… Read More

Red Wagon Creamery is 1st SME to Complete “Community Public Offering” in Oregon

Red wagon funded

Red Wagon Creamery has raised capital using Oregon’s intrastate investment crowdfunding exemption. The listing on HatchOregon  raised its max goal of $120,000 in equity in the first “Comunity Public Offering”.  Available only to residents of Oregon, local businesses may raise up to $250,000 in total… Read More

Brief: Acquire Real Estate Completes Funding of DoubleTree Hotel

Double Tree Hotel Acquire Real Estate

  Acquire Real Estate, a commercial real estate crowdfunding platform, has closed on a DoubleTree Hotel at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.  According to information provided by Acquire, they facilitated $262,500 in funding from 15 individuals with investments ranging from $5000 to $75,000. Estimated annual returns are… Read More

Three Month Old Basix Loan Services Makes Millions: ZestFinance Secures $150M Debt Financing Deal with Fortress Investment Group

Douglas Merrill

Not yet a toddler, the three month old loan service Basix has hit some enviable milestones. California-based online lending startup, ZestFinance, has secured a $150 million debt financing deal with global investment giant Fortress Investment Group for Basix. Founded in 2009 by former Google CIO Douglas Merrill, ZestFinance… Read More

My Kind of Town, Chicago Is: PeerRealty Now Accepting Investments toward Ameritus Real Estate Fund

Sears Tower Chicago

If, like Frank Sinatra, Chicago is your kind of town, PeerRealty has an investment opportunity for you.  PeerRealty investors may now invest in a fund that has already acquired over a half-dozen office properties in Chicago’s River North, West Loop and North Shore submarkets. Real estate crowdfunding platform PeerRealty… Read More

Bragi Dash Expects to Ship to All Backers by End of October

Bragi Dash Girl

The Bragi Dash crowdfunding campaign raised a solid $3.39 million on a $260,000 goal. The in-ear wireless, smart headphones generated the support of almost 16,000 individuals. The Bragi Dash stands as the 21st most funded campaign of all time on Kickstarter.  If you measure against… Read More

NYCTA Standards Manual Compact Edition Released; NASA Graphics Standards Manual Reissue Kickstarter Campaign Closes Today

1975 NASA Graphics Standards Manual 3

Kickstarter phenoms and Pentagram Associate partners Jesse Reed and Hamish Smith have experienced quite a crowdfunding year.  A little less than a year after raking in $802,812 on Kickstarter and setting a Kickstarter design record for their New York City Transit Authority Standards Manual project, graphic designers Reed and Smyth… Read More

RealMassive Unveils Latest Technology Innovation at ULI Fall Conference: Project Atlas, Next-Gen Mapping Platform For CRE Research

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  RealMassive, commercial real estate’s open data marketplace, today announced its participation in this year’s Urban Land Institute Fall Conference, October 5-8, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. During this year’s event, RealMassive will unveil Project Atlas, the next generation mapping platform for CRE… Read More

RealCrowd is Crowdfunding Yotel Hotel in San Francisco

San Francisco

Synapse Development Group, along with  Kuwait  Real Estate Company is raising capital for the Yotel Hotel in San Francisco, and they are raising funds using RealCrowd. Real estate crowdfunding has probably been the hottest sector in the investment crowdfunding sector.  Tieing stable returns to a… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Orbbec Persee 3D Camera Computer, Turn Your iPhone into a VR Camera with SHOT & Misen Super Knife

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Orbbec has created a 3D camera that is the “world’s first camera computer”.  So what exactly does that mean? Today imagery and video are pretty much flat as we exist in a 2D digital world, but 3D is just around the corner.  Think of Orbbec Persee… Read More

GoFundMe Campaign for UCC Shooting Survivor Chris Mintz Quickly Raises Over $500,000

Chris Mintz in Hospital

UCC Shooting Survivor Chris Mintz, who reportedly rushed the shooter trying to protect others getting shot seven times in the process, now has a GoFundMe campaign created for his benefit.  The active campaign has apparently been established by Mintz’s cousin, Derek Bourgeois, and has raised… Read More

New UK Crowdfunding Record Set with BrewDog Equity + Beer = “World’s Biggest Round”

equity for punks

Cheers to BrewDog, one of the UK’s first craft beer brewers, for raising £10M and setting a UK record for the largest equity crowdfunded project. Listed on Crowdcube as a “first” combined debt and equity capital raise, BrewDog and Equity for Punks marketed the offer as the “World’s Biggest [funding] Round…. Read More