BrewDogs Announces First Brewery Outside of the UK & U.S. Crowdfunding Campaign

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Ready to start expanding, BrewDog announced on Monday its plans to open its North American headquarters and first production facility outside the UK in Canal Winchester, which is located in the Columbus, Ohio region. This news comes just weeks after the brewery revealed its keen interest… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Exploding Kittens Announces Delivery Schedule (Infographic)

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Exploding Kittens backers, get ready! This weekend, Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman along with Xbox’s Elan Lee and Shane Small, shared an update about when everyone can expect the highly anticipated card game. Exploding Kittens is a highly strategic kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players take turns drawing cards until someone… Read More

Lance Wiggs’ Punakaiki Fund Secures $1.9M During Snowball Effect Campaign

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Earlier this month, independent investment and business advisor Lance Wiggs and his team launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Snowball Effect to raise funds for their growing venture, Punakaiki Fund. Punakaiki Fund revealed that it invests in premier high-growth companies from New Zealand. The company has investments in… Read More

SeedUps Canada is Self-Crowdfunding as Market Heats Up Around the World

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SeedUps Canada, a leading equity crowdfunding platform operating out of Calgary, is joining a growing number of platforms that are leveraging their own technology to self-crowdfund their company. SeedUps is reaching out to their growing number of users, and beyond, to capitalize on their first… Read More

Indiegogo Alum “Batkid Begins” Hits the Big Screen (Video)

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Over the weekend, Indiegogo success film Batkid Begins debuted on the big screen to share the heroic story of six-year-old Miles Scott aka Batkid. Batkid Begins follows the events leading up to the day Batkid saved San Francisco and what happens when an event goes unintentionally viral. Ultimately,… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Fizzics Makes Bottled Beer Taste Like Draft, Classic Bow Ties, & Think Jerky is Better Jerky from Famous Chefs

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Beer geeks rejoice. Now you can have draft caliber beer straight from the bottle courtesy of this next crowdfunding campaign.  Someone has taken a solid education and put it to good use by matching technology to bring better beer to the home. Crowdfunding on Indiegogo,… Read More

Lack Focus? truBrain is an Alternative to Energy Drinks, Designed to Boost Productivity

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truBrain is Equity Crowdfunding on Crowdfunder Now While I am a huge fan of caffeine I recognize that my favorite “supplement” has extreme limitations. Being awake does not equal being alert. Trust me, I know.  While there are plenty of trendy drinks that are high in… Read More

Update: Job Search Engine Adzuna Captures Over £1.7M During the Final Days on Crowdcube


With less than a week until its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, UK job search engine Adzuna has surpassed its initial £1.5 million goal and has secured £1.7 thanks to 450 investors. Adzuna, which was co-founded by Andrew Hunter and Doug Monroe, has already attracts… Read More

Mind Lab Returns to Kickstarter With Temperature Device “Weather Point 2.0″

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Ready to bring its latest product to life, New York startup and Kickstarter alum Mind Lab has returned to the crowdfunding giant to raise funds for weather station, Weather Point 2.0. Mind Lab’s Weather Point 2.0 is an individual keychain weather station. Measures temperature, humidity,… Read More

Cornerstone Quickly Overfunds on Crowdcube: Aims to Expand Monthly Shaving Subscription Services

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Earlier this week, London startup Cornerstone took to equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube with a mission to raise £500,000 so that it can start expanding its monthly men’s shaving subscription services. Within just days of its launch, the campaign successfully raised well over its initial goal and is… Read More

“Bloodstained” Creator Koji Igarashi Talks Kickstarter Success & Video Game Plans


Just a few weeks after his new video game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night closed its extremely popular Kickstarter campaign, creator Koji Igarashi sat down with USGamer to share details about the new game and crowdfunding success. Bloodstained is a 2D exploration-focused, side-scrolling platformer that features RPG and crafting elements…. Read More

Orange County Startup MotorMood Debuts Kickstarter to Make Roadways a Happier Place By Placing Smiley Faces on Cars


Taking a step to ending road rage, MotorMood has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $130,500 so that it can give motorized vehicles… smiley faces? You read that correctly: MotorMood’s self-titled system says thanks to other drivers at night using a remote controlled light-up happy face…. Read More

Little Lion Declares: Crystal Maze Will Return to the UK Thanks to Indiegogo Campaign Success!

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With less than two weeks until its Indiegogo campaign comes to an end, revamped UK game show Crystal Maze has successfully secured over £580,000 from 4,300 backers. As previously reported, the creators of the new campaign, Little Lion Entertainment, stated that the new game will bring the hype and fun that the original… Read More

Massachusetts’ BitSight Secures $23M During Series B Funding Round

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Security Ratings company, BitSight Technologies, announced that it has closed a $23 million round of Series B financing. Comcast Ventures joins as a new investor together with current investors Globespan Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Shaun McConnon and Flybridge Capital Partners, all participating in the… Read More

Pitch to Rich: JustPark, Fourex & Kino-Mo are Winners in Richard Branson’s Competition

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Richard Branson’s Pitch to Rich competition completed today with each finalist competing to share over £1 million in cash and prizes. Competing for the recognition were three crowdfunded companies: JustPark, Fourex and Cauli Rice. Each of these companies raised capital on Crowdcube so this is… Read More

Brief: Powerhouse Wind Captures Half a Million Dollars on PledgeMe

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Dunedin-based Powerhouse Wind closed its equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe yesterday reaching $140,000 over its goal. The tech startup raised a total of $542,051, selling 19.4% of the company to 120 investors. Bill Currie, Powerhouse Wind’s director, revealed that he was happy with the successful raise: “We are delighted to… Read More

Smartphone App STAND Raises $2.25M During Seed Funding Round; Names Twitter’s Co-Founder Biz Stone as Chairman of the Board

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On Thursday, photo-friendly smartphone app, STAND,  announced it has raised $2.25 million seed funding round, which was led by Resolute Ventures, with participation from Silicon Valley influencers including Jack Dorsey, Twitter/Square; Greylock Discovery (Josh Elman); Fresco Capital (Tytus Michalski and Stephen Forte); Meng Tan, Google; Doug… Read More

Streamlining Diligence Process, Propel(x) Debuts New Crowdsourced Diligence Insights Tool

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Investing in complex technology startups can be cause for a deep breath, but Propel(x) is helping demystify investing in these startups with the debut of its crowdsourced Diligence Insights capability, according to a recent press release. Propel(x) connects deep technology startups with angel investors and… Read More

Checkmarx Secures $84M Investment From Insight Venture Partners For Expansion

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Checkmarx, a software application security company, announced on Thursday a $84M investment from New York-based venture capital and private equity firm, Insight Venture Partners. The new round of capital will be primarily used to further accelerate growth through product innovation and global expansion. Founded in 2006… Read More

Shenmue III’s Yu Suzuki Confirms: “Sony & Shibuya Productions Are Not Seeing A Cent of the Kickstarter Funds”

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Ready to set the record straight,  Shenmue III creator Yu Suzuki revealed some details about the situation between the already successful Kickstarter game and its supporters Sony and Shibuya Productions. Shenmue III surfaced on the crowdfunding platform last week and gained over $3 million in three days. The game is… Read More