Beauty Brief: Map My Beauty Secures 80% of Goal on Fundable Seed Round

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Looking for fairest of them all? Map My Beauty, a new app which seeks to share personalized beauty tips at the swipe of a smartphone screen to help users find their outer beauty. Raising funds in a closed Fundable campaign, the app harnesses the trifecta of beauty, selfies, and cutting-edge technology… Read More

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For New “Solar for Good” Initiative; Hires First Chief Sustainability Officer

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Goodwill Industries of Central Florida recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for its “Solar for Good” initiative, which is aimed at generating sustainable energy by installing rooftop arrays at nine of the nonprofit’s locations. The nonprofit expects to save nearly $9.6 million – and divert nearly… Read More

Oomi Revisits Indiegogo; Fantem Sees Smart Home System Secure 750%+ Funding in 3 Days

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In conjunction with the launch of its Indiegogo campaign, Fantem announced feature additions to its Oomi smart home system which successfully pre-tailed on Indiegogo in January, including a redesigned controller and a unique multisensor. The new controller, Oomi Touch, is encased in edge-to-edge glass and… Read More

Owner of Crowd2Fund Success Hummus Bros. Talks Crowdfunding & UpComing Seedrs Campaign

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Earlier this year, founders of the London-based Levantine restaurant Hummus Bros., Christian Mouysset and Ronen Givon, issued a bond on crowdfunding platform Crowd2Fund to raise £150,000.  During the course of the campaign, Hummus Bros. successfully captured over £174,000 from 54 investors. Now, Mouysset is ready to share details about the restaurant’s experience… Read More

Cybersecurity Expert Michael Perklin Joins Cryptocurrency Software Company Ciphrex’s Board of Advisors

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Cybersecurity expert Michael Perklin has joined Ciphrex’s Board of Advisors, reinforcing the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology software company’s commitment to building products that support the industry’s highest levels of security. Perklin is founder and president of the CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4), which is considered the first organization dedicated to… Read More

Funds2Orgs Names Donna Paulus as Vice President of Fundraising Development

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Funds2Orgs, a for-profit social enterprise, recently announced that Donna Paulus has been named Vice President of Fundraising Development. Since opening in April 2013, the Orlando-based company has helped charities, schools, civic groups and others raise more than a million dollars to help fund their causes. This includes work… Read More

MassVenture Opens First Investment Crowdfunding Project in Texas to Retail Investors

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The first investment crowdfunding project in Texas is now open to investors. San Antonio-based technology start-up MassVenture, Texas’ first approved investment crowdfunding portal, launched the state’s first ever Texas investment crowdfunding project. Located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, this project will allow any Texan to… Read More

FicShelf is New Platform to Crowdfund Authors

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FicShelf has launched a new crowdfunding platform to help authors finance the editing, design and publishing of their books. The new site hopes to assist authors to make a living from their talent, and through connecting independent authors with editors, proofreaders and designers. Authors can then fundraise via… Read More

Merriman Capital Acquires Certain Assets from SoHo Asset Management

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Merriman Capital, Inc., a subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: MERR), announced that Digital Capital Network (DCN) acquired certain assets from SoHo Asset Management. DCN provides investors with corporate access and a transaction portal that meets targeted investment criteria across various industry verticals and structures. SoHo… Read More

Folk2Folk, UK People-to-Business Finance Lender, Backs £400M Langarth Farm Development

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Folk2Folk, a leading UK people-to-business finance company, has just introduced funding to help deliver the £400 million Langarth Farm mixed-use development on the edge of Truro in Cornwall, England, according to the Western Morning News. Folk2Folk to back £400m Langarth Farm development http://t.co/CljPNJAFrF @Folk2FolkUK pic.twitter.com/Gz9N7UP3it — WMN… Read More

Funding Circle Gets $150 Million in Funding. P2P Lender is Now Over $1 Billion in Originations.

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Funding Circle has just received another capital boost in the amount of $150 million.  The equity funding round was lead by DST Global with participation from Baillie Gifford, a fund managed by Blackrock, Sands Capital Ventures and Temasek. Goldman Sachs acted as exclusive placement agent… Read More

Brief: German Peer-to-Peer Platform smava Successfully Raises $16M in Funding Round

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Germany-based peer-to-peer platform, smava, recently announced that it has captured $16 million during a funding round that was led by Phenomen Ventures. According to Tech Crunch, Phenomena Ventures worked along side existing investors Earlybird and Neuhaus Partners for the funding round and the investment takes the total raised… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Celebrates Comics Month By Revealing Five Creators’ Secrets to Creativity

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Joining in on the Comics Month celebration, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter sat down with five creators to share the key secret to their success. Kickstarter’s Michael C. Stewart wrote: “The world of comics is colorful and diverse, exploring universal themes in visually engaging ways. And in this… Read More

Eden Juices Launches Kickstarter Initiative to Celebrate Earth Day 2015

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In celebration of Earth Day, a new, environmentally friendly cold-pressed juice company called Eden Juices launched a line of fruit and vegetable juices through a Kickstarter campaign. Made from imperfectly shaped fruits and vegetables, Eden helps to remind consumers to appreciate natural resources and celebrate… Read More

UK’s Shoot Seeks £350,000 Through Crowdcube For Growth & Development Of Its Gardening Website

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Ready to offer tips to creating the perfect garden, London startup Shoot has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £350,000 for its gardening website. Explaining the website’s importance, the Shoot team stated: “Everyone loves being in a beautiful garden. However, most of us just… Read More

Irish-American Music Group Solas Celebrates 20th Anniversary By Launching a Kickstarter Campaign For New Album

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In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the bandmates of Solas have debuted a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to bring back past and present members to create a new studio album. Solas is the quintessential Irish-American band that plays Irish traditional music as well as original compositions, sometimes demonstrating an… Read More

Brief: Crowdfunder Hits 50 Companies Funded Milestone

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Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder has now funded 50 companies, according to information received from the company.  No total dollar figure was available but Crowdfunder states its investor / entrepeneur network is now over 100,000 individuals – an impressive sum.  Crowdfunder did release total numbers for… Read More

Crave Launches Crowdsourced Adult Toy Flex on Tilt Just a Few Months After Vesper Funding-Success

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Following the record-breaking campaign for Vesper, an award-winning vibrator necklace, CRAVE is delighted to make both the Flex Programmable series and the Flex Greatest Hits series available on crowdfunding platform, Tilt. With Flex Programmable, CRAVE introduces a first-of-its kind application for a limited number of… Read More

ThinkCrowdFund Teams Up With MoolaHoop to Help Women Entrepreneurs Raise Funds

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Dallas-based ThinkCrowdFund, a crowdfunding validation and education technology company, is looking to close the funding gap women entrepreneurs face when it comes to access to capital. The company has partnered with MoolaHoop, a rewards-based crowdfunding platform, to help more women entrepreneurs raise capital using the… Read More