Brief: Kickstarter Announces Four-Day London Tour

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Kickstarter is making its way across the pond! In celebration of the UK’s most innovative projects, the crowdfunding giant announced it will be heading to London for a four-day visit. On Tuesday (September 30th), Kickstarter team member, Niina Pollari took to the platform’s blog and wrote, “For the past two years, it’s been our honor and… Read More

Crowdfunded Startup Eone Hits Impressive Milestone: $1 Million in Sales Just One Year After Kickstarter Success

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Kickstarter success, Eone Timepieces, recently hit a huge milestone! The D.C.-based startup received $1 million in sales of its innovative watch, The Bradley. The company garnered support to begin manufacturing timepiece in July 2013 through its campaign through the crowdfunding giant and exceeded its $40,000 goal, raising nearly $600,000 from nearly 4,000 backers. It even became… Read More

Wireless Speaker System The Core Scores Over $500,000 During Final Days on Indiegogo; Announces New Colors & Demo

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Just five days before its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo comes to an end, Mass Fidelity’s wireless speaker system The Core reached $503,253 all thanks to 1,425 backers. The device stands out due to it being dubbed the most “advanced wireless speaker system ever developed.” As previously reported, the project has attracted so much attention that it immediately surpassed… Read More

Sensory Perspective Ltd. hits $500,000 During Its Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube

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Earlier this month, Holborn, London-based EMR detector company, Sensory Perspective Ltd., launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to expand its growing company. Offering 25% equity for £1.15 million, the project has so far raised £511,190 by 42 investors. As previously reported by Crowdfund Insider, Sensory Perspective sells shielding products, along with a consumer, handheld device that detects… Read More

Riboxx Pharmaceuticals Secures Nearly €600K on Seedmatch, Overfunds by 597%

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With the help of 518 backers and 58 days remaining on its Seedmatch campaign, Riboxx has secured over € 597K in funding for its startup valued at € 9,616,000. Riboxx has evolved since its founding five years ago as a spinoff from the Medical Faculty of the Technical University of Dresden into a highly professional startup…. Read More

PeerIndex Hits 80%+ of Crowdfunding Goal on Seedrs: Helps Marketers Utilize Social Network Data

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The data firm PeerIndex has raised over 83% of its £500,000 equity crowdfunding campaign goal  on Seedrs.  PeerIndex is a multi-award winning start-up which helps companies extract intelligence to make faster, more costeffective decisions by understanding the behavior of hundreds of millions of consumers and influencers on social networks. Currently backed by Merdian Venture Partners, Anthemis Group and… Read More

The Temple Institute Reaches Nearly $105,000 From 30 Countries For Third Temple Crowdfunding Campaign; Deals with Criticism

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During its international crowdfunding campaign, the Temple Institute surpassed its initial goal of $100,000 to help finance a modern third temple. The project finished its run on Indiegogo last week, raising $104,814 from nearly 900 backers. The Jerusalem Post reported that the right-wing organization, which is dedicated to education world Jewry about the centrality of… Read More

Money360 Relaunches P2P Marketplace Lending Platform for Commercial Real Estate

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Money360, Inc., the original peer-to-peer (P2P) real estate lending marketplace, announced the relaunching of its online marketplace in a nationwide expansion with $100+ Million available to lend, which enables accredited investors to fund loans secured by commercial real estate. The company originally launched in 2010 as a P2P real estate lending platform and crowdfunded a… Read More

OurCrowd’s Portfolio Company ReWalk Successfully Launches IPO on NASDAQ

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IPO marks the first equity crowdfunded company to complete successful public offering OurCrowd, the leading hybrid venture capital equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors, announced today that its portfolio company ReWalk Robotics (RWLK) has completed its successful IPO on the NASDAQ. The company issued 3,450,000 million shares and expects to receive total estimated net proceeds… Read More

Canadian Company Hits Kickstarter With New Virtual Reality Headset The Totem

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Earlier this month, Montreal-based Vrvana, Inc. launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $350,000 for its new full-featured virtual reality headset, Totem. The device is described as a “premium developer kit” that has unique features and plenty of onboard horsepower to experience immersive and engaging virtual reality. The Totem connects to any HDMI source,… Read More

The Dandy Lab Launches Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign For Clothing Company; Scores £16,000 First Day

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On Monday (September 29th), The Dandy Lab launched its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to transform its physical retail space into a store of the future. The project is to revolutionizing retailing with hyper-personalized, immersive shopping experiences, so that customers can discover, learn, shop and share in an environment tailored just for them. At the same time, they can… Read More

STATE OF THE STATES: An Update On Intrastate Crowdfunding

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While the industry waits for Title III crowdfunding rules to be released, the intrastate crowdfunding movement continues to move forward (as a whole). Here is a brief update as to the status of the enactment/use of intrastate crowdfunding exemptions in certain states. TEXAS – Unlucky Number 13 As many of you know, Texas is primed… Read More

GeneHub Pulls Its Crowdfunding Campaign After Discovering Trademark Violation & Lack of Backer Support

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Last week, San Francisco-based startup GeneHub launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $125,000 for the world’s first “brokerage service for whole genome sequencing. Just a few days after debuting its project, the company decided to cancel the campaign due to a legal situation. Upon canceling the campaign, the GeneHub team stated,”Unfortunately, we’ve made… Read More

Seedrs: Equity Crowdfunding Makes Sense for Publicly Traded Companies

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Seedrs recently chalked up another first by offering shares of Chapel Down in an equity crowdfunding campaign on their platform.  Chapel Down is a publicly traded company listed on the ISDX growth market in the UK.  The funding closes on October 1st but stands at over £4 million today. The funding for Chapel Down is part… Read More

Renaissance Brewing Equity Crowdfunding on Snowball Effect (Infographic)

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Equity crowdfunding rifled out of the gate in New Zealand with one of the most popular sectors to utilize the new form of raising capital:  Beer.  Renaissance Brewing, founded by iconoclastic Americans who decided to set up a brewery in the land of the Kiwi made NZ history when they launched their funding round on… Read More

Aussie Startup Launches Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign For Ultimate GPS Pet Tracker; Raises Over $16,000 During First 24 Hours

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This past weekend, Sydney-based startup hit Indiegogo with a new crowdfunding campaign for its pet tracker known as Pod. Seeking only $50,000, the project already raised $16,286 from 25 backers. The Pod is described as being the world’s “smallest, lightest, fully waterproof GPS pet tracker.” It is a sleek little device that attaches to your… Read More

Crowdentials Expands Investor Verification to Include SIFMA Guidance

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Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, also known as SIFMA, released a document this summer that provided guidance for investment advisers and broker-dealers to bring more clarity to the process of investor verification. Crowdentials, a compliance firm focused on making capital formation easier for investors and entrepreneurs through automation, has now expanded its own first-to-market Investor… Read More

Beauhurst Asks Questions about easyProperty Valuation

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Beauhurst recently posted a comment about the successfully equity crowdfunding raise of easyProperty on Crowdcube.  After Private Equity Guru Jon Moulton” questioned the valuation of the not yet live platform quoted at £67 million it appears that research firm Beauhurst dug a bit further to do a comparison. Beauhurst stated; “… it’s notable that in return for… Read More

Projection Watch Ritot Finishes Its Run on Indiegogo; Raises $1.4 Million

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It’s finally over! Ritot, the world’s first “projection watch,” closed its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo on Friday (September 26th) after spending two months on the platform. Originally set to close on earlier in the month, the project’s creators decided to extend its stay for another few weeks. As previously reported, the Ritot team wanted to create not only… Read More