Pozible Picks: Top 5 Fitness Bands (Infographic)

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Australia based crowdfunding platform has put together their list of the top five fitness bands.  Granted this is their opinion but they have included several hot fitness bands that found crowdfunding success – and not just on Pozible.  Yes Kickstarter and Indiegogo fitness bands are on the list too. The Top 5 according to Pozible… Read More

Realty Mogul Crowdfunds Georgetown Plaza in Washington DC

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Real estate crowdfunding platform Really Mogul has announced they have successfully crowdfunded Georgetown Plaza in Washington, DC.  The building is a mix use structure valued at $26.8 million located in the Glover Park neighborhood.  The 150,097 square foot Class B office building deal was in partnership with JOSS Realty Partners who recently closed on the purchase… Read More

Emerging Crowd Announces Launch of Investment Crowdfunding Platform

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UK based site will initially focus on businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and South-East Asia. New investment crowdfunding platform Emerging Crowd has announced the forthcoming launch of its UK-based equity platform aimed at unlocking the huge growth potential of strong, well-managed companies in emerging and frontier markets.  The scheduled launch is expected in October… Read More

NOOKRONO Chronograph Watches Hit Nearly $50,000 on Indiegogo

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Ready to unleash its unique timepieces to the market, NOOKA has launched a Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for its NOOKRONO Chronograph Watches. Within one week, the project raised well over its $10,000 goal and reached nearly $45,000 from close to 189 backers. Sharing details about the watches, the Nooka team stated, “The NOOKRONO is our take… Read More

Feature Film “BOKEH” Hits Kickstarter, Raises Over $10,000 During First Day

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Director, writer, and producer Andrew Sullivan has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign on Tuesday (July 29th) to raise $30,000 for his new feature film BOKEH. Within hours of its debut on the crowdfunding giant’s platform, the project raised $10,390 from close to 125 backers. According to its campaign website, BOHEL is a science fiction drama… Read More

Scaramouche & Fandango Hits £150K Goal on Crowdcube: UK Men’s Skincare Line Will Sell in US

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Scaramouche & Fandango has reached its £150,000 goal for the 12.50% equity offered on its Crowdcube crowdfunding campaign, securing funds from 77 investors.  Breaking into the £21Billion market largely dominated by international conglomerates, London-based Scaramouche & Fandango designs and manufactures high quality body and skincare products for men. According to Scaramouche & Fandango’s website, the company currently retails its bold… Read More

New Crowdfunder Campaign Set to Transform UK Voting Scene

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Over a third of the UK didn’t vote in the last general election, for young people it was over a half. Worse still, almost two-thirds didn’t vote in the recent European elections.London-based online voting support service, Vote for Policies, is crowdfunding to change these stats. Vote for Policies is looking to raise £20,000 on Crowdfunder in order to… Read More

TouchPico Hits $50,000 Crowdfunding Goal in 24 Hours on Indiegogo

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Creators of the all-in-one gadget TouchPico launched its crowdfunding campaing on Indiegogo on Sunday (July 27th) to raise $50,000 for the innovative handheld projector that turns any surface into a giant 80” interactive touchscreen. Within one day, the project reached its goal and today (July 29th), its hit over $61,000 from close to 230 backers…. Read More

The Infinity Boxes Art Exhibit Crowdfunds for its US Tour: BNN Funding Brings Art to New Venues

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The Infinity Boxes is a series of ten works of art created by Matt Elson rooted in social experience,  as it takes at least two people to ‘activate’ them. Focusing on the elements of play, fun, interaction, aliveness, and conscious awareness, according to campaign “the ultimate goal of The Infinity Boxes series is the creation… Read More

Crowdnetic and UC Berkeley to partner on Crowdfunding Research

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Over a year ago, Crowdnetic and UC Berkeley began collaborating on the launch of UC Berkeley’s Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance, headed by Dr. Richard Swart, who serves as its Director of Research at the Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership. Through this role, Dr. Swart heads efforts to study policies, best… Read More

Six Rules for Investment Crowdfunding Success

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Crowdfunding is a new source of entrepreneurial finance allowing a wider audience to invest in startups for equity in the venture.  While investment crowdfunding as a vehicle for financing early stage ventures is gaining momentum on a global basis it remains in its infancy.  Our research on crowdfunding has been augmented by information gleaned from… Read More

Crowdfunding Now: Top 5 Projects For Your Home

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Every year, startups have been bringing many innovative and super cool products to the market. Most of these products are making their ways to the consumer house to create a new state-of-the-year environment. With just one push of a button, these products turn a home into a place of relaxation and fun. Below are five… Read More

Neil Young Helps With Save the Rainforest Kickstarter Campaign

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A little over four months since his Pono Music campaign on Kickstarter came to an end, famous singer Neil Young is once again making his way to the crowdfunding giant’s platform for another campaign but this time it is for the Rainforest Connection. According to Rolling Stone, the music legend has teamed up with the Rainforest Connection… Read More

The Wrong Step: Increasing Accredited Investor Thresholds (Infographic)

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The team at Crowdentials have been on a creative roll these past two weeks. Perhaps they should add investment crowdfunding advocates to their mission of compliance solutions for equity crowdfunding sites.  Crowdentials has now put together a very informative infographic on what will happen if the regulatory Mandarins decide to make it more difficult to… Read More

Sleep Monitor Sense Skyrockets Past $1M Five Days Into Kickstarter Campaign

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Just five days after Sense’s crowdfunding campaign made its debut on Kickstarter, the project has raised over $1.1 million dollars from close to 9,000 backers. Sense is a simple system that keeps track of the user’s sleep behavior, monitors the environment of their bedrooms, and has even reinvented the alarm. The project’s team wrote, “We… Read More

Future Oxford Grad Student Reveals Why Haters Should Back Off Her and Her Crowdfunding Campaign

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She has been dubbed a “posh brat” following the launch of her crowdfunding campaign “Get ‘er to Oxford” on Hubbub, and now, Oxford grad student hopeful, Emily-Rose Eastop, is standing up to her critics and is now ready to explain her decision to ask the crowd to give £26,000 towards her education. According to her… Read More

Famous Ladies Gather to Online Girls’ School During Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign

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Portland, Oregon’s School of Doodle has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to remain a free online high school for girls. The project is seeking to raise $75,000 and within a few days, it has reached nearly $50,000 from over 174 backers. Not only has it attracted supporters of the arts, the school has received… Read More

Crowdfund Capital Advisors Report: Crowdfunding is Powerful Tool for Women & Minorities

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Women & Minorites Traditionally Shunned by Private Capital Markets See Huge Potential for Investment Crowdfunding and Access to Capital. Crowdfund Capital Advisors has published a report to highlight crowdfund investing as a powerful new tool to fuel the underserved women and minority markets.  The document is titled; “Crowdfunding’s Potential for Minority and Women Owned Enterprises” The research… Read More

Horror Video Game “Caffeine” Makes Third Crowdfunding Attempt

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They say,“third time’s a charm” and hopefully this is the case for sci-fi horror video game Caffeine. Australian indie developer Dylan Browne made the first attempt to raise funds for the game on Indiegogo in May, but only raised close to $3,200 of its $80,000 goal. The second attempt was made on Kickstarter, but the game… Read More

Jon Stewarts Reveals Mock CNN Crowdfunding on Kickstarter Has Raised $150 Billion

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Last week, “Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart announced the “launch” of his $10 billion Kickstarter campaign to buy CNN from Time Warner before famed billionaire Rupert Murdoch gets his hands on it. Murdoch has been unable to purchase the company so far, it has been revealed if the deal is successful, Murdoch would have to sell… Read More