Brief: Indiegogo Offers Up Gift Ideas For 2015 Holiday Season

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Gearing up for the 2015 holiday season, Indiegogo has unveiled some gift ideas to help backers find the perfect items for their friends and families. The global crowdfunding platform shared: “We’ve got your end-of-year shopping covered: See products on Indiegogo currently shipping now.” Items on Indiegogo’s… Read More

Brief: Eleven Kickstarter-Funded Films Received Nineteen Total 2016 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

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On Wednesday, Kickstarter announced that eleven of its funded film projects received a total of nineteen Independent Spirit Awards nominations. The crowdfunding giant declared on its blog: “Film Independent recently announced the nominees for the 2016 Indie Spirit Awards and we’re excited to share that 11… Read More

Victorian Government Launches Five Campaigns on Pozible to Save Threatened Animal Species


  In a first for a Victorian government body, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has thrown its weight behind crowdfunding by offering $200,000 in match funding to community groups raising funds for the state’s threatened species on Australian crowdfunding platform Pozible…. Read More

PicoBrew Rolls Out Two New Models & Integration Package for Kickstarter Project “Pico”

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With less than one week until its Pico Kickstarter comes to an end, creator of the already popular craft beer appliance, PicoBrew, announced new backer perks: Pico Ltd Edition, Pico Brewvana, and a novel end-to-end integration package with a smart kegerator-fermentor. The Pico is described as… Read More

Next Thing Co. Announces Cyber Monday Pricing For Kickstarter Alum “C.H.I.P.”

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Nearly six months after raising over $2 million on Kickstarter, Next Thing Co. promised that when pre-orders opened for C.H.I.P., the world’s first $9 computer, the price would remain unchanged. Now it seems like there’s some backtracking from these claims. CEO of Next Thing Co., Dave Rauchwerk… Read More

Fenox Venture Capital Invests in Indiegogo Success Jibo, Inc.

Cynthia Breazeal

This week, Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Fenox Venture Capital announced it has invested in Indiegogo-success, Jibo, Inc. Jibo, which was founded by MIT Media Labs professor Cynthia Breazeal, helps the family stay connected and improves family communication — anything from lending a hand in managing your busy life… Read More

Crowdrise Launches Second Annual Giving Tower Campaign & Virtual Reality App

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On Tuesday, CrowdRise launched its second annual Giving Tower campaign and also debuted its interactive virtual reality (VR) experience app to help donors and charities to visualize social impact on #GivingTuesday. The Giving Tower campaign and free app offer charities and their supporters VR technology at no cost to bring to life… Read More

Crowdcube Declares: “100,000 Investors Joined Our Equity Crowdfunding Platform This Year!” (Infographic)

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This week, Crowdcube announced that more than 100,000 investors have joined its well-known equity crowdfunding platform this year. The website shared: “Just a few months ago (September to be precise) we announced that £100m had been successfully invested into businesses through Crowdcube since we launched… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Cru Kafe Launches Seedrs Initiative to Expand Organic Coffee Brand

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Cru Kafe, a UK-based organic coffee company, recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £300,000 so that it can continue the expansion of its growing brand. The company, which was founded by John Quilter, Bodil Blain, and Colin Pyle, stated that its mission… Read More

Brief: Brains Worldwide Foundation Joins #GivingTuesday Global Movement to Help Prevent Undetected Concussions in Children


The Brains Worldwide Foundation NPF announced this week that it is joining the global initiative, #GivingTuesday to help prevent undetected concussions for children. On #GivingTuesday, which will be held on December 1st, the foundation will launch a campaign through crowdfunding platform Crowdrise to help raise… Read More

Nonprofit Organization Easter Seals Forms Partnership With CrowdRise to Participate in 2015’s #GivingTuesday


Ready to kick off this year’s holiday season, nonprofit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs, Easter Seals, announced on Tuesday it is participating in #GivingTuesday. Easter Seals is partnering with CrowdRise for its second annual Giving Tuesday campaign on… Read More

Business Advisor of New Kickstarter Alum BLOCKS Discusses Smartwatch Startup’s Success

Phillip Jarman

Just a few days after the closing of BLOCKS’ Kickstarter campaign, the business advisor of the company, Phillip Jarman sat with his alum mater, Imperial College London, to discuss the startup’s creation and success. BLOCKS, which was co-founded by Serge Didenko and Alireza Tahmaseb, created the… Read More

Brief: New Android Smartphone Pepsi P1 Debuts on Chinese Crowdfunding Platform

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Just one month after information about PepsiCo China’s smartphone, Pepsi P1, was reportedly leaked to the public, the popular beverage brand announced that it is not only working with a licensing partner to develop a line of mobile phones and accessories, but it has also… Read More

Mass Fidelity Offers Up Details About The Core’s Indiegogo Success

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Last year, Mass Fidelity Inc.’s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the Core Wireless Speaker System and Core Wireless Sub become the top crowdfunded Canadian company. Now, the company is ready to share details about its success with the funding method.   Noting what inspired the Core project, the company stated: “The Core is the… Read More

Hip Hop Group De La Soul Announces Kickstarter Album Release Date

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Earlier this year, 90’s hip hop group, De La Soul, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for its new and highly anticipated album. Now nearly seven months after achieving over $600,000 through the funding initiative, the band has announced the record’s released date…. Read More

RealtyMogul Completes “Industry Breakthrough” Full Capital Stack Debt and Equity Combo


On Monday, online marketplace for real estate investing, RealtyMogul,  announced a full capital stack transaction combining debt and equity with the successful purchase of a 112-unit apartment community, Bristol Park Apartments, in Fayetteville, NC. Bristol Park Apartments, located six miles southwest of the US Army Base… Read More

Indiegogo Alum Bluesmart Carry-On Luggage Hits Brookstone Shelves

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On Monday, retailer Brookstone announced the arrival of the Indiegogo success, Bluesmart carry-on smart, connected suitcase. Originally started as an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, Bluesmart uses a combination of Bluetooth, GPS, and innovative technologies not found in other suitcases to do things other suitcases simply can’t…. Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Affordable Smart Lights, a Minimalist iPhone Case & Get FIT with Me Mover

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Having just purchased a Philipps Hue Hub and starter kit, and getting ready to purchase more bulbs, I was interested to read about QUBE, “Worlds Most Affordable Wi-Fi Smart Bulb”. Ok, I love the concept of Hue. But I do not love the price. While… Read More

Kickstarter Alum “Sprite” Compact Drone Named Proto Labs’ Cool Idea! Award Winner

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Earlier this week, the developers of the Sprite, a small, durable drone that offers an alternative to larger, generally more fragile quadcopter drones, was presented with the latest Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award, a service grant given to innovative companies. The Sprite Drone, developed by… Read More