Abortion Crowdfunding Organizer Reveals “Take Down” Request From GoFundMe

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During the past couple of weeks, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe has been under fire due to announcing the update of their Content Guidelines. This new guidelines hit the web after one organizer, by the name of Bailey, launched a campaign to help fund her “necessary” abortion. The GoFundMe campaign reads, “Bailey is currently unemployed, completely broke, in… Read More

Actor Tom Sizemore Turns to Crowdfunding For Heist Movie, Filmed in Detroit

An Honest Thief

Asking for funding assistance from his devoted fans, “Saving Private Ryan” star Tom Sizemore has launched a $500,000 crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for his new film An Honest Thief.  The campaign on Indiegogo is a “flexible funding” project – so whatever he raises he keeps.  The film is to be produced in Detroit, Michigan where… Read More

First Equity Crowdfunding Forum in Malaysia Opens with Speech by Securities Commission Chair

Datuk Ranjit Ajit Singh, SC Chairman, Dato Dr Nik Ramlah Mahmood, Deputy Chief Executive, Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), with the Speakers at the SC Synergy Crowdfunding Forum today.

Datuk Ranjit Ajit Singh, Chairman, Securities Commission Malaysia:  “It isn’t all over; everything has not been invented; the adventure is just beginning.” Organized by Securities Commission Malaysia, the first equity crowdfunding forum held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, opened today with an address by Datuk Ranjit Ajit Singh, Chairman of Securities Commission Malaysia.  The Synergy and… Read More

Michigan Bar Owner Criticized by Community Member for Crowdfunding

Arbor Brewing Company

Owner of the Arbor Brewing Company, formerly known as Corner Brewery, Rene Greff, is ready to set the record straight about her $75,000 crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Earlier this summer, the Ypsilanti brewer took to the platform to launch a project to help upgrade the brewery’s kitchen. In the middle of the campaign apparently another business… Read More

How do Asian Crowdfunding platforms compare to their Western counterparts?

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Crowdfunding is a burgeoning field in many parts of Asia. In comparison, crowdfunding in places like the United States has been around for a longer time. While the United States relaxed regulations on investment-based crowdfunding in 2012 (via the JOBS Act), rewards- based sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have been around since the late 2000s…. Read More

Wearable Techno-Meditation Device Neo Neurophone Nears $109,000 First Three Days on Indiegogo

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Arizona resident Patrick Flanagan launched a $100,000 crowdfunding campaign earlier this week on Indiegogo for his product, the NEO Neurophone, which is described as a “wearable techno-meditation device”. The campaign has already gained some popularity and has even raised nearly $109,000 thanks to its over 400 backers. To set the record straight about what the device… Read More

Seed&Spark Hits the Road to Share the Power of Crowdfunding Independent Film

Emily Best CEO of Seed&Spark at SXSW

60-day 30-city Road Show to Teach Filmmakers About Crowdfunding and Distribution. Seed&Spark, the first crowdfunding and transactional VOD platform made just for independent film, is taking their show on the road with a 60-day 30-city tour to bring their ‘Crowdfunding to Build Independence’ class all over the country. In a public statement Seed&Spark’s founder and CEO Emily… Read More

Star Citizen Nears $54M Stretch Goal; Gives First Look at Co-Op & Friend Mode

Chris Roberts -Max Photography for GDC Online GDC Online 2012 (Wed, 10:10) Roberts Space Industries Press Event Chris Roberts

Robert’s Space Industries’ Star Citizen,  the never ending crowdfunding campaign, is making its way to its next stretch goal of $54,000,000. But NOT before it gives fans a taste of what’s to come. In case you haven’t heard, Star Citizen initially set out to raise $2,000,000 in January of 2012. Within the past two and… Read More

Tilt Shares Details About Crowdfunding Campaign Foo Fighters Virginia Concert

Foo Fighters

On Wednesday (September 17th), hit rock band Foo Fighters took to the stage to perform in Richmond, Virginia for the first time since 1998. Now crowdfunding platform, Tilt, is sharing some details about the highly anticipated event. As previously reported, creative director and die hard fan, Andrew Goldin, launched a Tilt crowdfunding campaign to raise $70,000 to bring… Read More

Brief: Toronto Commuters Launch Crowdfunding Site To Raise Funds For New Transit Route

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Refusing to allow the city to deny them the route of their dreams, a group of  Toronto commuters have launched LineSixTransit to ask backers to donate money for a bus that runs between the Union Station and Liberty Village on weekday mornings. The description of the campaign stated, “Coming soon: a new way to travel… Read More

Docupace Technologies Announces Significant Investment from RCS Capital

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Los Angeles-based Docupace Technologies (Docupace), a provider of secure and compliant electronic processing technology for financial institutions and the wealth management industry, announced on Thursday (September 18th) that RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE: RCAP) will help drive Docupace’s next stage growth plans with a significant investment in the company. Following the transaction, RCAP will be a majority shareholder… Read More

Tech Startup Beacon & Lively Cancels Crowdfunding Campaign 2 Days Before Close

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As its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter was taking a bad turn, the Philadelphia-based company Beacon & Lively announced it was officially canceling its project that combines jewelry with technology. Originally launched in July, the company set out to raise $120,000, but only  end up reaching $24,701 from 176 backers. According to Technical.ly Philly, CEO Dave Becker… Read More

Innovative iPad Game Device Osmo Launches MyOsmo so Anyone Can Create Games

OSMO is cool

Osmo launched their cool hardware gaming device for kids earlier this year. Created by ex-Googlers, Osmo paired slick technology with the Apple iPad to engender an educational and interactive gaming device for kids (and adults).  Osmo is an alternative to pointless games that may occupy kids times (and relieve desperate parents) but turn children into… Read More

Crowdfunding Leaders Back Startup Manifesto Seeking to Guide UK Economic Policy

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The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec)  published earlier this month “The Startup Manifesto” outlining their vision of a UK economy powered by innovation and technology.  Founded by tech entrepreneurial types, Coadec wants the UK to be the best place in the world to launch and grow digital startups.  This is part of a growing British… Read More

Brief: Community Leader Recognized as Hot Startup

Joseph Barisonzi

CommunityLeader, a financial services software and service provider delivering a “back office” and regulatory compliant engine for “crowdfunding” platforms, has shared they were named One of the Twin Cities Two “Hottest Showcasing Start-ups”.  They will participate in the start-up showcase at Tech Cocktails’s Celebrate Las Vegas October event. “We are proud to have an opportunity to… Read More

Indiegogo-Success thingCHARGER Selected To Be Part of The Platform’s New Perpetual Crowdfunding Program

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thingCHARGER is one of a select group of innovators chosen for a new pilot program that lets successful companies invite funding from the crowd even after their initial crowdfunding campaign ends. thingCHARGER’s breakout product is a patented mobile device charger that plugs – and aesthetically blends – into U.S. outlets, with interchangeable tips to charge ANY… Read More

FundedByMe Welcomes Kickstarter to Sweden with Special Gift

Gift Sweden Welcome

Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler announced this past Monday that his crowdfunding platform was opening up shop in Scandinavia and Ireland.  The expansion into Ireland was known for quite some time, but the move into Denmark, Norway and Sweden, while not surprising, was new.  The nordic countries have been the realm of several successful crowdfunding platforms.  One of… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Site SeedInvest Forms Strategic Alliance with Gust

Gust SeedInvest Partnership

Partnership Expected to Create World’s Largest Angel Investor Base. SeedInvest, a leading equity crowdfunding platform, and Gust, a site where startups and investors connect, have formed a strategic partnership to leverage complimentary aspects of their services. Gust claims a user base that connects over 1000 investment organizations in over 80 countries.  Gust states that over 200,000 startups have… Read More

Angel Investing Helps Power Economic Growth (Infographic)

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This is an interesting infographic designed by the creative team over at SeedInvest.  It depicts the importance of angel investing and gives the viewer some numbers to work with.  SeedInvest has been one of the leaders in the battle to save angel investing.  Paradoxically there are some people out there who believe angel investing should… Read More

Brief: AssetAvenue Fully Funds Austin Retail Building Loan

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Peer to peer (P2P) real estate lender AssetAvenue has announced funding of a retail building loan in Austin, Texas. “The Austin loan satisfied each of our four pillars of value: Market Location, Property Condition, Borrower Strength and Loan Structure,” said Kevin Arrabaca, President of Real Estate at AssetAvenue. “Austin is one of the hottest job… Read More