American Homeowner Preservation Schedules Webinar on Impact Investing for Homeowners

American Homeowner Preservation

American Homeowner Preservation will host a webinar to explore the company’s 2014A impact investing opportunity utilizing real estate crowdfunding. Jorge Newbery, founder and CEO of American Homeowner Preservation, will host a webinar Thursday April 24 at 3 PM EST detailing AHP’s latest investment opportunity, 2014A. AHP purchases pools of nonperforming mortgages at significant discounts to… Read More

GroundBreaker Transitions to Full SaaS Company for Real Estate Crowdfunding

GroundBreaker Crowdfunding is the Future of Real Estate

Real estate crowdfunding platform provider Groundbreaker has announced they are transitioning their white label service to a full SaaS (software as a service) product.  Stating their decision to shift their approach was due to client demand, beginning May 1st, they will be offering their proprietary white label software to real estate deal sponsors, syndicators, placement agents,… Read More

Crowdfunder Gets £150,000 From NESTA via Crowdcube Campaign

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Only a few days before UK’s leading crowdfunding network Crowdfunder launched its own £500,000 campaign on Crowdcube, the website announced that charity NESTA is the first to pledge towards the equity fundraiser with £150,000. NESTA previously provided grand funds towards Crowdfunder as an early stage partner and has supported the development of the organization since 2012… Read More

Crowdfunding Campaign on Pozible China Smashes Goal Immediately

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One of Pozible’s first crowdfunding campaigns from China smashed its target within a minute of launching.  Within 25 minutes the project creators behind the Gyenno One wristband were half way to selling out of their current stock. The base reward for a single watch was set at ¥399 (about $64), an affordable price point for interested… Read More

Ben Affleck Helps to Raise Funds For “LADDIE” on Kickstarter

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Lending his hand to help the film industry, Ben Affleck signed on to appear in the film “LADDIE.” The documentary made headlines earlier this month when it announced the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. It is an “exclusive look at the most influential movie mogul you’ve never heard of.” The documentary explores the… Read More

Proposal on Crowdfunding Delivered to Danish Parliament

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A proposal to allow crowdfunding in Denmark has been delivered to the Danish Parliament hoping to recognized the new form of capital formation.  The resolution was sponsored by multiple politicians including; Jakob Engel -Schmidt , Kim Andersen, Hans Kristian Skibby , Joachim B. Olsen and Mike Legarth The intent is to increase funding for entrepreneurs and… Read More

National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers Responds to Bank Lending Report

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The Bank of England just released their periodic Trends in Lending report. In brief; “The annual rate of growth in the stock of lending to UK businesses remained negative in the three months to February. The stock of lending both to small and medium-sized enterprises and to large businesses contracted over this period. Mortgage approvals by all… Read More

Filling Empty Seats: Dealflicks Crowdfunds on AngelList and Wefunder

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In its concurrent fourth round of crowdfunding in two years, Dealflicks has raised $1,545,000 on Wefunder and aims to raise $7M on AngelList. In past campaigns, Dealflicks has raised $115K in September 2012, $165K in February 2013, $587K in May 2013. Selected as the Cream of the Crop at 2013’s 500 Startups Demo Day, Dealflicks… Read More

Mobile Printer Raises Over $430,000 on Kickstarter

Mini Mobile Robotic Printer

With  several more weeks to go in its crowdfunding campaign,  ZUtA Labs‘ ”Mini Mobile Robotic Printer” has raised $430,521 on Kickstarter. The new device is “a printer that goes where you go and prints from your phone on any size page!” The company states, “Our printer is entirely fitted for our day to day life. It has… Read More

OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved Speaks at SDSU (Video)

Jon Medved speaking at San Diego State University

OurCrowd founder and CEO Jon Medved spoke at San Diego State University earlier this year.  This falls under the recently discovered category as it was just posted on YouTube the past week. Medved actually was born in San Diego.  His father was a professor of physics at SDSU so this was a bit of a… Read More

Brief: AgFunder CEO Rob Leclerc Named “Up & Comer”

Rob Leclerc Co-Founder of ExplorationFunder

Agfunder investment crowdfunding platform CEO Rob Leclerc has been labeled an “Up and Comer” in a recent Forbes article.  Noted as an innovator who is finding ways to improve life on the farm, Leclerc’s work with his Agricultural industry crowdfunding platform was noted  for their accomplishments to date – and the future potential. To quote… Read More

Wusk: Crowdfunding Content on YouTube

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Wusk is a new crowdfunding / micro-donations site that allows fans to contribute to any content on YouTube.  The startup just launched this past March at SXSW with their service and they  believe fans should support great digital content and the creators should be able to engage with their backers. Wusk was co-founded by Joseph… Read More

Kiva Empowers Positive Global Impact on Earth Day

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Crowdfunding on Kiva provides an innovative way to protect our shared environment and engage in the expansion of renewable and sustainable energy sources worldwide.  Visitors to kiva.org/green may browse profiles and stories of borrowers and choose one they want to support with a loan of $25 or more. When the borrower successfully repays, you can… Read More

P2P Lender Prosper Announces New CFO, Macy Lee Joins Fast Growing Company

Macy Lee

P2P lender, Prosper Marketplace, has  announced it has named former eBay Australia CFO Macy Lee as Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Lee will work closely with CEO Aaron Vermut, Executive Chairman Stephan Vermut, and President Ron Suber to manage the company’s rapid growth and expansion as more people turn to peer-to-peer lending to borrow money… Read More

California Brewery Moves On From Kickstarter Failure

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It may have failed on Kickstarter, but that isn’t stopping California-based Oak Park Brewing Co. from creating a crowdfunding campaign on its own website. While waiting for permits from the city of Sacramento, the company attempted to raise $30,000 on the Kickstarter platform earlier this year The brewery, which prides itself on using only local… Read More

Tabb: Questions Remain on Cost of Capital for Retail Crowdfunding

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The Tabb Group has published research on crowdfunding.  Titled  “US Crowdfunding: The Making of a Market,” and co-written by CEO Larry Tabb and contributing analyst Deepali Nigam, TABB Group says the jury is still out on the final rules’ impact for retail crowdfunding. Some of the questions posed in the report include: Will they have… Read More

Three Kickstarter Projects Nominated At Eisner Awards

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Fresh off the announcement of The Eisner Awards nominations, Kickstarter announced three of its crowdfunding campaigns made the list. The projects were Dax Tran-Caffee’s “Failing Sky;” Brandon Perlow and Paul J. Mendoza’s “Watson and Holmes,” which was nominated twice; and Ben Acker and Ben Blacker’s “Thrilling Adventure Hour.” The Eisner Awards, also known as the… Read More

University of Maryland Launches Own Crowdfunding Site: Launch UMD

Launch UMD

The University of Maryland has launched their very own crowdfunding platform:  Launch UMD.  The site is designed for both students and faculty to raise funding on “impactful projects”.  Organizers hope the platform will help facilitate change via innovation  Launch UMD fired up their platform with 5 live projects including:  UMD Chamber Singers trip to the 10th World… Read More

Fresh2O Seeks To Raise £50K via CrowdMission

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Hoping to raise capital through equity crowdfunding, Fresh2O is seeking  £50,000 for its clean water campaign.  Founded by Oscar award-winning photographer Candice Farmer, the company sells and distributes a range of water filters with an aim to “reduce poverty, improved health and prevent death by enabling the provision of clean water for drinking and sanitation… Read More

tinyBuild Cancels Kickstarter Jet-Getters’ $50,000 Campaign

Jet-Getters

It may have reached its goal of $50,000 through its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, but it seems the Jet-Getters’ developer tinyBuild may have found an investor afterall. While the project will move forward and spend time bringing those partners up to speed and hiring additional people, this means there would be more development time. Instead… Read More