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Don Cheadle Opens Up About His Role As Miles Davis in Indiegogo Success “Miles Ahead”

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With Indiegogo success Miles Ahead set to hit theaters this spring, actor Don Cheadle sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss his role as Miles Davis. While discussing his history with Miles Davis’ music, Cheadle stated: “He was someone that my parents listened to. The music… Read More

Seedrs Success Fy Joins 500 Startups’ London Distro Dojo Program

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Earlier this week, global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator, 500 Startups, announced that six companies have joined its London Distro Dojo program. Among the six was Seedrs success and creative shopping app, Fy. According to Venture Beat, 500 Startups announced in December that it would begin… Read More

Brief: Arizona State University Dubbed Winner of the Blue Mountain State Movie College Contest

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Following the release of Blue Mountain State: the Rise of Thadland, creator Eric Falconer announced Arizona State University as winner of the film’s college contest. During its run on Kickstarter, BMS enlisted universities across the country to support their project (and more than a few from outside the… Read More

Brief: Oculus’ Palmer Luckey Among Speakers at Vision VR/AR Summit 2016

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Vision VR/AR Summit 2016, an inaugural industry event that is geared towards furthering the knowledge base of anyone developing VR or AR content, announced on Thursday its lineup of keynote speakers. Set to take place next Wednesday and Thursday  in Hollywood, CA, the Vision VR/AR… Read More

Crowdcube #FundedClub Member Farmdrop Completes £3M Funding Round Led By Atomico

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Continuing to find success wherever it goes, Crowdcube #FundedClub member and award-winning online marketplace in the UK, Farmdrop, announced this week that it has completed its £3M funding round led by Atomico, which was reportedly founded by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström. As previously reported, Farmdrop hit Crowdcube in… Read More

Seedrs-Funding Candy Kittens Set For Sweet Success in 2016

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On Friday, Candy Kittens, the UK confectionery brand founded by Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing, shared its plans for growth in 2016. The company stated it aims to achieve turnover of £800,000 with projected sales of £2.5 million by 2017. It recently launched a crowdfunding campaign… Read More

Elio Motors Closes at $17 Million. Touts 50,000 Reservations

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Elio Motors closed its crowdfunding offer on StartEngine this past Monday.  The company had revealed last month that it was nearing $16 million in funding. The equity crowdfunding campaign, under Regulation A+, had sought to raise $25 million.  While short of that goal, Elio has… Read More

COIN Tossed Into Class Action Lawsuit by SF Lawfirm

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COIN, the one card to rule them all, has been slapped with a class action lawsuit filed by Kronenberger Rosenfeld, a San Francisco-based law firm that specializes in internet, tech and media law.  The suit was filed against COIN alleging they “knowingly marketed a defective product”…. Read More

Kickstarter Project “Wabash Lights” Set to Launch Tonight in Downtown Chicago

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Just a little over seven months after they secured nearly $60,000 on Kickstarter for their Wabash Lights project, Jack C. Newell and Seth Unger announced the lights are set to launch this evening in downtown Chicago. The duo hit the crowdfunding giant this past summer to bring… Read More

FitPay Raises $3.1 Million Seed Round to Fund Contactless Payments Platform

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FitPay has announced the closing of $3.1  million in seed funding led by Giesecke & Devrient (G&D). FitPay was founded by payment industry veterans Michael Orlando, Scott Stevelinck and Chris Orlando. Th co-founders have worked at companies like Visa and CyberSource.  G&D is a supplier of mobile… Read More

Content Marketplace Lobster Announces Google Photo Integration Following SyndicateRoom Campaign Launch

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Lobster, a content marketplace for brands to find and license photos from social media users, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on SyndicateRoom to raise £300,000 to help fuel its global expansion. Following its funding round’s debut, Lobster announced its integration with Google Photos (also known as… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding is a Lot of Work. Invivo Wines Shares Story of Success

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Invivo Wines raised a respectable $2 million on Kiwi investment crowdfunding platform Snowball Effect last year. Prior to listing shares on the site, Invivo was described as the fastest growing wine brand in New Zealand. The company had set a funding target of $500,000 on… Read More

DJ Live Streaming Community “Chew” Co-Founder Offers Up Seedrs Crowdfunding Update

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With less than two weeks until Chew’s crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs comes to an end, co-founder of the DJ live streaming community, Wil Benton, offered up an update about the company. As previously reported, Chew hit Seedrs to raise £150,000 to expand its services. The company,… Read More

Crowdcube #FundedClub Member Blanco Nino Talks Business Growth & Future Plans

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Less than a year and a half after securing £121,000 on Crowdcube, CEO and founder of UK startup Blanco Nino, Philip Martin, sat down with the equity crowdfunding platform to share details about the company’s growth and future plans. During the interview, Martin offered up… Read More

“Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland” Named #1 on iTunes Charts in the U.S. & Several Other Countries

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Following the release of the highly anticipated Kickstarter, Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland, the film and TV show’s creator, Eric Falconer, announced it was dubbed #1 on iTunes charts in the U.S. and several other countries. Falconer stated in an update this morning: “It didn’t… Read More

Brief: Wealth Migrate Completes $13.1 Million Deal for Atlanta Medical Offices

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On Wednesday, real estate crowdfunding platform, Wealth Migrate, announced it has closed a $13.1 million two-phase deal for the acquisition of two Atlanta medical office buildings  This deal marks the third of the portal’s medical property deals in the city. Wealth Migrate CEO of Global… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Alum Touchjet Dubbed 2016 BIG Innovation Award Winner

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Touchjet, a company that creates interactive Android touch technology on a large and portable scale, announced on Wednesday it was named a winner of the 2016 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group. Touchjet’s first product, the Touchjet Pond Projector, turns any flat… Read More

Kickstarter Success Petcube Secures $2.6M During Funding Round & Announces New Hires

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On Wednesday, Kickstarter alum Petcube, Inc.,  announced it has raised $2.6 million during a recent funding round led by Almaz Capital. It was joined by AVentures Capital and Y Combinator. Petcube is part of the Y Combinator Winter 2016 class. The company will use the funds… Read More

Brief: Acquire Real Estate Completes Funding Round For Massachusetts Industrial Property

Josh Klimkiewicz

On Tuesday, crowdfunding platform Acquire Real Estate announced it recently closed a funding round for 57 Littlefield Street, a $16.5 million industrial property located in Avon, Massachusetts. The project attracted a dozen investors from across the U.S. that contributed between $3,000 and $100,000 in investments. Acquire Real Estate… Read More

Fig “Psychonauts 2″ Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Delayed by SEC Requested Clarifications

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Last month, Double Fine closed the crowdfunding campaign on Fig for its highly anticipated video game, Psychonauts 2.  According to the campaign page, the initiative raised over $3.8 million from 24,000 backers. A portion of the funding is part of an equity crowdfunding offer under Regulation A+,… Read More