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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

Indiegogo Greece Bailout Campaign Organizer Thom Feeney Believes: Successful Initiatives Don’t Require Large Project Teams

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His recent “Greece Bailout” Indiegogo campaigns quickly gained attention worldwide, but while both his campaigns were not as successful as he hoped, Thom Feeney believes that his projects (along with others) do not require a large campaign team. According to GrowthBusiness, Feeney stated while speaking… Read More

GE’s FirstBuild Celebrates Breakout First Year; Returns to Indiegogo For Ice Maker

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With one year in the rearview mirror, FirstBuild takes lessons learned as GE’s first startup, global online co-creation community and microfactory to plan for what is shaping up to be an even more exciting second year. FirstBuild is GE’s “co-creation community.” Described as a physical… Read More

MakerBot is the 3D Printing Company that Helped to Create the Coolest Cooler (Video)

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MakerBot, a 3D printing company, was a vital part of the production process in creating the Coolest Cooler.  Founded by Ryan Grepper, Coolest Cooler was the most funded Kickstarter campaign of all time until it was topped by Pebble Watch earlier this year. Coolest raised… Read More

Online Legal Service Marketplace UpCounsel Captures $10 Million in Series A Funding Led by Menlo Ventures

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UpCounsel, an online marketplace for legal services, announced it has secured $10 million in Series A funding to accelerate further adoption of its on-demand legal marketplace. New investor Menlo Ventures led the funding round with participation from previous investors including Homebrew and Metamorphic Ventures. The company has raised $13.9… Read More

Fact: Pagella Politica Is Now Overfunding Its Animated Fact-Checking Campaign On Kickstarter

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You might not have the time to thoroughly read a fact-check of a politician’s statements, but a 90-second animated video with what appears to be an adorable and clumsy chicken might be harder to resist. That’s what the young professionals behind Pagella Politica, an Italian independent fact-checking project… Read More

Search Engine For Vacation Homes & Short-Term Rentals Tripping.com Closes $16M Series B Financing Round

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Tripping.com, a search engine for vacation homes and short-term rentals, announced it has raised $16 million in Series B financing from investors across New York, Silicon Valley, Asia, and Europe. This news coincides with the unveiling of significant growth statistics, including a 2,918% increase in… Read More