PWC & Funding Circle form UK Partnership

Funding Circle and PWC

UK based peer to peer lending platform Funding Circle has announced a partnership with global consulting firm PWC to support more UK businesses access capital.  PWC will now funnel small business clients seeking funding to Funding Circle.  This is similar  to the agreement Funding Circle revealed this past summer where global banking firm Santander will… Read More

Cash Crowd Crowdfunding Series Launched by CNBC. Starts with KosoFresh Raising Capital on CircleUp (Video)

Cash Crowd Super Panel Investors

Financial news network is launching “Cash Crowd” a new series that is combination shark tank / crowdfunding where entrepreneurs get 30 seconds to pitch a product to the “ultimate” panel of investors while simultaneously connecting with “thousands” of accredited investors registered on equity crowdfunding platforms. CNBC did their first round this week and started the… Read More

The UK’s New Equity Crowdfunding Aggregator Launches

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By bundling up the best of the world’s crowdfunding opportunities with an equally comprehensive amalgamation of more conventional businesses for sale. BusinessAgent aims to become to investment and crowdfunding as what Rightmove is to houses and estate agents. While sharing details about the newest equity crowdfunding aggregator in the UK, founder of BusinessAgent.com, Sacha Bright stated,… Read More

YC-Backed Boostable Raises $3.2M to Bring Advertising Tools to Marketplace Sellers

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Boostable, an advertising platform for marketplace sellers, announced on Thursday (October 23rd) it has raised $3.2M in additional seed financing to partner with new online marketplaces and expand its advertising channels beyond Facebook. While online marketplaces such as Etsy and Eventbrite are making it easy for anyone to sell things online, advertising remains a challenge… Read More

National Geographic Channel Adds Kickstarter-Success “Chug” to Its Monday Night Roster

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Ready to bring a whole new series to its channel, National Geographic announced on Tuesday (October 21st) it has added Kickstarter-success Chug to its Monday evening schedule. The project, which hit the crowdfunding giant’s platform last year, is created by rum company owner, Zane Lamprey, who is also behind former television series, Three Sheets and Drinking Made Easy…. Read More

Singer Neon Hitch Ditches Warner Brothers Studio; Now Turns to Indiegogo Backers & Fans to Become Her New Label

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Continuing to keep her career going after saying farewell to her formal label, Warner Brothers, British singer Neon Hitch launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $50,000 for not only her upcoming album but also for the world’s “first” fan label. According to the campaign’s website, Hitch decided to go through the crowdfunding route… Read More

Texas Approves Intrastate Crowdfunding Rules

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Texas is the latest state to join a growing list of states that have legalized investment crowdfunding within its borders. As was widely expected, the Texas State Securities Board approved rules today that now allow the  residents of Texas to invest in businesses seeking capital to grow their business. While the rules have been approved… Read More

eCoinConcepts Launches Bitcoin Industry’s Most Secure Storage Device, BitStash

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eCoinConcepts, a provider of storage for digital currency, announced on Wednesday (October 22nd) that it is set to launch its first consumer facing product, BitStash, dubbed to be the safest and most secure device for storing and spending Bitcoin in the market today. CTO of BitStash, Trevor Murphy noted,“Existing methods for Bitcoin storage and spending… Read More

Kuna Hits Indiegogo to Raise Funds for Home Safety Solution for Break-In Prevention; Reaches $41,000 Within 24 Hours

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On Tuesday (October 21), San Francisco-based Kuna launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $50,000 for what’s considered the first effective break-in prevention solution. Kuna is a smart WiFi camera with intercom built in to an outdoor light fixture that detects people coming to your door and lets you see and interact with them through your smartphone…. Read More

Pocket Protein KIDZ, a Protein Drink for Children, Crowdfunds on Tilt: Partners with LA Food Bank

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Pocket Protein KIDZ, a new protein drink for children, is joining the fight against childhood hunger and obesity and seeks the crowd to help fund its initiative. Pocket Protein has launched a crowdfunding campaign powered by Tilt to land Pocket Protein KIDZ on grocery shelves, and is asking for those who share the product’s focus… Read More

Carmel Ventures Fund IV Closes on $194 Million: Viola Group Member Targets Transformative Tech

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New Fund to Continue Carmel Strategy of Backing Visionary Israeli Entrepreneurs Focused on Building Leading Global Technology Companies Carmel Ventures, a leading Israeli venture capital firm and a member of the Viola Group, today announced the final closing of its latest investment fund, Carmel Ventures Fund IV, with total commitments of $194 million. According to… Read More

Atlas Wearables Campaign Closes on SeedInvest, Fundable & Crowdfunder: Secures $1.1 M + $629K Preorders

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Atlas Wearables, a wearable device that tracks the user’s body on the x-, y- and z- axes as well as detects and logs exercises performed by users, has closed its campaigns on SeedInvest, Fundable  and Crowdfunder.  After successfully raising over $629K on its pretail Indiegogo campaign, the Texas-based startup has already secured $1.1 Million of its… Read More

Crowdfunded Fitness Device Moov Raises $3 Million in Funding from Banyan Capital

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Moov, a device that has claimed the mantle of the “most successful crow funded fitness device of all time” has raised $3 million in a series A run led by big name investor Banyan Capital.  Moov raised $1 million in a crowdfunding round earlier this year  - in less than 2 weeks.  This new investment will assist in furthering… Read More

Famed Investor Mohamed El-Erian Joins Payoff Peer to Peer Lending Platform

Mohamed El-Erian

Well known investor and former Pimco executive Mohamed El-Erian has joined the board of Payoff after investing in the “next generation financial services company”.  El-Erian was an important part of Pimco – the largest bond manager in the world – until recently when he departed suddenly from the corporation.  A frequent spokesperson on CNBC with… Read More

Customizable Furniture Maker, Massuni, Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

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Toronto-based Massuni, manufacturer of customized furniture, announced this week the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to complete development of new technology and an interface that allows users to design custom furniture online. Massuni’s intuitive configurator allows anyone to easily create unique furniture that fits their individual needs. “Massuni was developed to address the frustration so many… Read More

Zopa: “Peer to peer ISAs will be Game Changer”

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The peer to peer lending industry sees the light at the end of the tunnel as the UK government nears the day when retirement funds, in the form of Individual Savings Acccounts (ISAs) will be able to invest in P2P loans.  Last week the UK government announced a new consultation paper on the subject and… Read More

Manchester-Based Veeno Hits Crowdcube to Raise £210,000 for Expansion

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Seeking to expand their already successful business, founders of Manchester’s Italian wine café Veeno, Nino Caruso and Andrea Zecchino, have launched a new equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £210,000 to create ten new locations. According to the campaign’s website, Veeno is an Italian wine café that promotes a different way of enjoying wine… Read More

The Big App Fund Creates Shortlist of 50 Entries

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The Big App Fund has narrowed down the list of entries from the original 425 to a shortlist of 50 businesses.  Entry was closed on October 6th with the next step being a pitch event held at the Facebook offices in London.  The project organized by Worth Capital, in partnership with equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs,… Read More

PWC & ULI Publish Report on Emerging Trends in Real Estate

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It would be hard to publish a market perspective on real estate today with tackling the emerging industry of real estate crowdfunding. This new approach of raising capital for real estate projects is one the leading segments of the investment crowdfunding industry.  Investors have the opportunity to invest in a lower risk vehicle that may… Read More

Fireman’s Brew Announces New Stock Offering for Accredited Investors, Joins Innovative Equity Crowdfunding Platform FlashFunders

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Fireman’s Brew, a Los Angeles-based craft beer company founded by two firefighters, today announced that it has released a new private offering of stock, available through equity crowdfunding platform, FlashFunders. In accordance with the JOBS ACT and exempt from registration under Rule 506(C), the company is offering up to 4,803,843 shares ($1.249/share) of Flash Seed Preferred stock, with… Read More