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Former The Smith’s Rocker Morrissey: Crowdfunding Is Desperate & Insulting to Fans

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While it seems as though more and more fan favorite musicians are taking to various crowdfunding platforms for their music/tour costs, former The Smith’s bandmate Morrissey is looking the other way when it comes to getting the funds for his projects. According to numerous media… Read More

GoFundMe Campaign For New Orleans Burglary/Murder Victims Quickly Gains Over $15,000

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Ready to help a family that has lost love ones in a horrific way, supporters of New Orleans resident/manager at oil firm Baker Hughes Inc., Dave Pence, and his son Nick Pence have gathered on GoFundMe to raise funds for funeral costs. According to DailyMail,… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Forms Partnership With ITN Source to Launch New Documentary Archive Program

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Over the weekend, global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced the exciting news that it has created documentary archive program with ITN Source, which is dedicated to filmmakers seeking funds. The platform shared: “We’re launching a Documentary Archive Program which will give Indiegogo filmmakers direct access to… Read More

BrewDog Founder James Watt: We Want to Introduce a New Approach to Small Business Finance (Video)

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BrewDog, the largest independent brewery in the UK today, last week announced a new equity crowdfunding offer that if fully funded will become the UK record holder for a direct issuer. BrewDog wants to raise £25 million via crowdfunding – something that is indicative of… Read More

Five Crowdfunding Initiatives Have Secured Over $100,000 For Nepal Earthquake Relief on Indiegogo

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In an effort to help those who were affected by this past weekend’s devastating earthquake in Nepal, five crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo have successfully captured over $100,000 for the cause. According to BBC, at least 3,617 people are now known to have died in a… Read More

Salma Hayek Launches New Crowdfunding Initiative on Crowdrise For Children & Families Affected By the Syriacrisis

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UNICEF supporter and Chime for Change campaign Co-Founder Salma Hayek helped launch CHIME for the Children of Syria, a funding initiative on Crowdrise that supports the children and families affected by the Syriacrisis, following a recent visit to meet with Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Founded by Gucci, a longtime UNICEF partner, CHIME… Read More

London’s FightMe Seeks £480,000 on Crowdcube to Product & Build New Challenge-Based Android App

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FightMe, a challenge-based app that is aimed to create social movements through meaningful video interaction, has launched its first crowdfunding campaign, which signals a tipping point for app development funding. Following its successful launch last year, the London based app is using UK’s equity crowdfunding platform, CrowdCube, to raise… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Abode Home Security, Trinity Headphones & BevPod Slim Cooler

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Rewards based crowdfunding campaigns can be a stepping stone to an equity funding round.  Product validation of consumer interest is a great pitching tool when asking VCs, Angels or crowd investors to help fund your vision.  This is especially true in consumer tech as the line… Read More

UBER Who? Ingogo Looks to Set Australian Record for Equity Crowdfunding

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Ingogo, a mobile taxi booking and payment platform is looking to raise new capital and they are going big.  Ingogo is using VentureCrowd to raise up to $4 million to help establish its App as the preeminent transportation network in Australia.  The crowdfunding offer is part… Read More

It’s a Race to Buy a Crowdfunding Platform: New York Copywriter is Seeking to Purchase Kickstarter Through Indiegogo Campaign

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Just a few days after “dog-namer” Aaron Schlechter announced that he would change the objective of his Kickstarter campaign (which was to help others name their fur babies) to purchasing the crowdfunding giant, copywriter at Barton F. Graf 9000, LLC in New York City, Martin Baker, unveiled his… Read More

UK Architects Hit Kickstarter to Raise £125,000 For New Freshwater Pool in London’s River Thames

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Ready to bring the next big thing in London’s riverside attractions, UK startup Thames Pools has launched a Kickstarter campaign to secure £125,000 so that it may bring a freshwater pool to the city’s river thames. According to the Guardian, the new campaign marks a new stage for the… Read More

Comic Book Artist & Writer Gene Ha Launches Kickstarter For His First Creator-Owned Graphic Novel “Mae”

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Gene Ha, who is best known for his work with famous comic book publishers including Marvel, DC Comics, and ABC Comics, recently debuted a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for his first ever creator-owned graphic novel, Mae. According to Newsarama, Ha announced the project on Friday at… Read More

Brief: British Indie Group The 1975 Launches Cadence & Cause Campaign to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Those in Need

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British indie rock band, The 1975, have had an intense past two years and have toured almost constantly across the globe to theaters, festivals and TV performances. Now that they’ve settled back into their home in Manchester, they’ve partnered with their label, Dirty Hit Records, to launch… Read More

Alternative Ads Firm Giftgaming Secures £100,000 During Second Funding Round on Seedrs

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Last fall, UK’s alternative ads firm, Giftgaming, launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise funds for expansion of its alternative ads solution. During the campaign, the startup successfully captured £35,000. Giftgaming is a patent-pending in-game ad service and startup supported by Accelerate Cambridge, Cambridge Judge Business… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Partners With Cornwall Cricket to Launch Crowdfunding Initiative to Save the Sport

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On Friday, crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder UK announced a new partnership with Cornwall Cricket to help create a sustainable future for cricket in Cornwall after numbers dropped by 7% in 2014. The platform shared that The Cornwall Cricket Campaign is being launched to assist, educate and enable clubs… Read More

Swatch Teams Up with PledgeMusic to Bring Emerging Artists to the Next Level

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 In an exciting and never done before move, Swatch and PledgeMusic will work together to present the Emerging Artists Series. This will be Swatch’s first time working extensively in the music vertical in the US. The Emerging Artists Series is unlike anything either company has ever done before. The Series will… Read More

“Dog-Namer” is Seeking to Raise $1.2 Billion to Purchase Kickstarter

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Well, this seems legit. Campaign organizer, Aaron Schlechter, recently took to Kickstarter to raise funds so that he can name people’s dogs. Creative? Yes. Realistic? Not so much. Unfortunately, the crowdfunding giant informed the ambitious name-creator that his project didn’t fit in any of its… Read More

Crowdcube: Key Statistics and Facts About Its Growth (Infographic)

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With the recent prediction that it’ll have a “record breaking” year, Crowdcube unveiled a new infographic to reflect the key statistics and facts about its investment crowdfunding platform’s growth. Last week, Crowdcube announced that it is expecting to have an exciting 2015 following the success of Q1 funding.  The first quarter saw… Read More

Grab Your Liter of Cola & Syrup: Super Troopers 2 Secures Over $4M During the Final Hours on Indiegogo

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With less than 24 hours until its extremely popular crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo comes to an end, Super Troopers 2 has successfully secured over $4 million dollars. The production company announced the highly anticipated sequel just 14 years after the first film’s release at the 2001 Sundance… Read More