Crowdrise Launches Second Annual Giving Tower Campaign & Virtual Reality App

Crowdrise Giving Tower

On Tuesday, CrowdRise launched its second annual Giving Tower campaign and also debuted its fun and 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… Read More

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

Crowdcube Team

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

Brief: Indiegogo Film “Miles Ahead” Set to Hit Theaters Next Spring

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Earlier this week, the creators of the Indiegogo-success film, Miles Ahead, announced that it will be hitting theaters on April 1, 2016. This news comes just one month after its premiere at the 53rd annual New York Film Festival. Academy-Award nominated actor Don Cheadle launched a… Read More

Video Game Platform Fig’s Second Campaign Fails to Meet Funding Goal

Justin Bailey

Last month, Scribblenauts and Run Roo Run developer, 5TH Cell, teamed up with new video game crowdfunding platform, Fig, to launch a new campaign for its new game, Anchors in the Drift. Anchors, is described as a Free to Play Action RPG with a unique twist that gives players the… Read More

Elio Motors Receives SEC Approval. Will Seek $25 Million in Regulation A+ Offering

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In what is one of the largest equity crowdfunding rounds in the world, Elio Motors has received approval by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to seek $25 million in equity capital under the recently released Regulation A+ rules.. Elio, one of the very first… Read More

The Revlon “LOVE IS ON” Million Dollar Challenge Celebrates: $4M Donated to Women’s Health

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Revlon, the global cosmetic company, celebrated the finale of the Revlon LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge with a star-studded event at the Rainbow Room in New York City on November 18th. The company’s executives, along with Global Brand Ambassadors Halle Berry and Olivia Wilde,… Read More

Chilango Extends Crowdcube Bond & Captures Over £2.3M

Eric Partaker and Dan Houghton

Just hours before its Crowdcube bond was supposed to close, burrito and taco chain Chilango announced that it was extending its funding initiative. The company’s founders, Eric Partaker and Dan Houghton, shared: Hola Amigos!   For the fourth time our top investor slot has changed… Read More

Update: “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ Hits Over $2.3M on Kickstarter; Creator Reveals the Inspiration Behind the Cult Classic Show

Joel Hodgson

Just a little over a week and a half since his initiative launched on Kickstarter, Joel Hodgson’s “Bring Back Mystery Science Theater 3000″ project has secured over $2.3 million thanks to nearly 22,000 backers. Hodgson, the original creator of the famous cult-classic show, took to the crowdfunding platform and… Read More