Curiosity Kills Ltd. Returns to Seedrs For Film’s Third Crowdfunding Campaign Following Director’s Arrest

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Curiosity Kills Ltd., the production firm behind the upcoming film Welcome to Curiosity, recently launched a third equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise another £30,000 following a series of problems on the set. According to Insider Media, Welcome to Curiosity is first hit the crowdfunding platform in June 2014… Read More

Catchpoint Systems Grabs $16 Million During Series C Funding Round Led By Battery Ventures & Silicon Valley Bank

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Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of web and infrastructure performance monitoring solutions, announces it has completed a $16 million Series C funding with proceeds earmarked to accelerate the company’s rapid growth. The funding includes $6 million from Battery Ventures, which has provided the capital in… Read More

Funding Circle Announces Fee-Free P2P Investment Trust with Plans to Go Live in Autumn

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Funding Circle, the SME peer-to-peer lender, announced that a fee-free investment trust will go live after the summer, according to CityWire‘s Gavin Lumsden. This will be the first fund launch from a lending platform and the company hopes the ‘no charge’ proposition will enable it… Read More

Exploding Kittens Creators Announce Shipping News & Secret Reward

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While backers continue to wait for the highly anticipated Kickstarter project, Exploding Kittens, the creators of the project have announced exciting news. Exploding Kittens is a highly strategic kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and loses the… Read More

Optoro Raises $40 Million in Venture Debt from TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corporation & Square 1 Bank

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Optoro, a platform for returned and excess inventory, connecting buyers and sellers worldwide, today announced that it has received a $40 million debt financing commitment from TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corporation, a non-bank venture debt provider, and Square 1 Bank, the premier banking partner to entrepreneurs… Read More

PM David Cameron Backs the UK FinTech 2020 Manifesto: Aims to be Leading Global Fintech Centre

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron has backed the UK FinTech 2020 manifesto created by FinTech trade body Innovate Finance, according to a release. The manifesto, which was released as Cameron leads a trade delegation of British FinTech leaders to South East Asia this week, aims… Read More

Marketing Platform Autopilot Receives $7M During Recent Funding Round

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Autopilot, a multi-channel marketing automation platform, today announced a $7M strategic investment to bring personalized marketing to the masses, increasing total funding to $20.5M. The company aims to fill the void between basic email software and complex marketing software designed for the tech elite, and will use… Read More

InvestUp CEO James Tuckett Talks Crowdfunding: “2015 is a Watershed Year”

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This week Crowdfund Insider featured Chris Tyrell’s post “Crowdfunding is Impacting the Global Economy” and Rodrigo Niño’s post “Crowdfunding: From Impossible, to Improbable to Inevitable in less than 10 years,” James Tuckett, CEO of investUP adds to this exciting conversation below as he shares his insights in a release regarding… Read More

Startupbootcamp Holds First Singapore Fintech Demo Day: Blockchain and Wealth Management Seen Trending

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Startupbootcamp FinTech, a global accelerator focusing on financial innovation, hosted its first Demo Day in Singapore on 29 July for the top 11 FinTech teams selected out of 300 applications earlier this year. “Startupbootcamp FinTech is the first FinTech accelerator in Singapore and the only… Read More

Revlon Teams Up With Crowdrise to Launch LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge

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Beauty brand, Revlon, announced on Thursday the second phase of its new philanthropic platform designed to have a greater impact on women’s health initiatives with the Revlon LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge. The Revlon LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge is inviting charities dedicated to three leading health… Read More


Aescuvest is New Investment Crowdfunding Platform Focused Totally On MedTech & Health

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When the Crowd Helps Women to Become Pregnant Entrepreneurs Juliane Zielonka and Julia Lazaro are two energetic founders in the sprawling Berlin startup scene. Their latest creation, LARACompanion, is designed to help families with their desire to have children. LARACompanion is the derivative of a women’s… Read More

Behalf Secures $119M During Series B Round from New Investors MissionOG, Maverick Ventures, Victory Park Capital

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Behalf, a payments platform targeted at small and mid-sized businesses, announced a Series B equity round and credit facility totaling $119M. MissionOG, an early to growth stage venture capital firm chaired by Gene Lockhart, the former CEO of MasterCard, led the equity round. Lockhart is joining… Read More

Marketplace Lender SoFi Earns AAA DBRS Rating; Prices $417.6M Securitization of Refinanced Student Loans

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SoFi, a marketplace lender, announced it has priced a securitization of $417.6 million in refinanced student loans. It also announced SoFi was considered the first fintech company to receive an “AAA” rating from DBRS and an “AA2″ from Moody’s for the senior notes, which equaled $387.3 million. Nino Fanlo, SoFi CFO/COO,… Read More

Apple Watch Competitor Olio Raises $10 Million Series A, Launches New Collection of Premium Connected Watches

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Olio Devices has closed a $10 million Series A funding round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA).  The new funding comes after raising a solid $4 million in an earlier round that helped to create the company founded by an Apple veteran. Olio launched a series… Read More

Crowdcube Raises £6 Million led by Numis & Tim Draper. Will Partner with Numis on IPOs

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Crowdcube, UKs largest equity crowdfunding platform by total capital raised, has received £6 million in a funding round to further boost growth.  The funding was led by Numbs, a stockbrokerage firm, Tim Draper / Draper Esprit and existing investor Balderton Capital.  The announcement of new… Read More

Solo Theater: Home Theater (And Your Head) In A Box, Now Overfunding On Japanese Crowdfunding Platform Makuake

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  While the crew behind a great movie may think outside the box to create the flick, the single-occupant Solo Theater, from Japanese design house Lucy Alter Design, means you can now watch a film in a box, using your smartphone or tablet–all by yourself. Now overfunding on Japanese platform Makuake,… Read More

London’s Natural Weight Loss Company Hits Crowdcube to Fight Obesity With Nutritional Drink “MaxMeal”

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London-based Natural Weight Loss Company recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £55,000 to fight against obesity with a new milkshake, MaxMeal. The company, which was created by nutritionist Max Tomlinson and his wife Filipa Tomlinson, shared: “Obesity is a global problem costing $2 trillion, and… Read More

Update: Smart Piano & Light Keyboard “The ONE” Captures Over $300,000 During the Final Hours on Indiegogo

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With less than 12 hours until its Indiegogo campaign comes to an end, smart piano and light keyboard, the ONE, has successfully raised over $300,000 thanks to nearly 850 backers. The ONE is self-dubbed as “the fastest and most affordable way to learn pop songs and classical… Read More

UK Equity Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs Raises £10M During Series A Funding Round to Launch in the U.S.

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Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs revealed this week that it has raised £10 million during a Series A round led by Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc (WPCT) and Augmentum Capital. The funds will reportedly be used to launch into the U.S. market. According to TechCrunch, the platform previously captured $7.2… Read More