Brief: Professional Skateboarder Tony Hawk Takes a Ride on Hendo Hoverboard (Video)

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Taking time away from their successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, the Arx Pax labs team invited professional skateboarder, Tony Hawk, to check out and test ride the already famous Hendo Hoverboard at the company’s headquarters in Los Gatos, California last Wednesday (November 12th). As previously reported, the Hendo Hoverboard has been dubbed the world’s “first ever… Read More

The Defender Returns To Indiegogo & Participates in the Platform’s Forever Funding Program

The Defender

Earlier this month, Pangaea Services, Inc., the creators of Indiegogo-success The Defender, announced that it is participating in the crowdfunding giant’s new forever funding program.  As previously reported, The Defender is made to provide confidence and peace of mind, by taking crime prevention to the next level.This system utilizes “smart” technology and a hand-held device… Read More

Love it: Radiotopia is The Future of Radio & Most Successful Publishing Project on Kickstarter Ever

Radiotopia shows

“We Are Living in the Golden Age of Story-telling.” While broadcast radio stumbles forward with pathetic shock jocks and painful morning drive shows, there is an audio revolution occurring today as consumers are choosing to stream on-demand content instead of enduring the self torture of your local FM station.  Granted there are some exceptions out… Read More

Syndicate Room Rebrands; Offers First REIT Investment That Expects to Publicly Trade

Mill Residential REIT

Amidst a recent site redesign that delivered a cleaner look to the fast growing investment crowdfunding platform, Syndicate Room has announced an industry “first” by offering shares in a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).  The offer is expected to list on a UK stock exchange this December.  The offer went live this past Sunday on… Read More

Pensco Trust CEO Kelly Rodriques: We Embrace Alternative Assets

Kelly Rodriques The future of self directed IRAs

  PENSCO Trust is a leader in the self-directed IRA industry holding around $11 billion in assets under custody today.  The company received a dramatic boost in 2012 when they acquired the IRA business of Lincoln Trust, described as a “game changer” by the financial firm.  PENSCO was ready though, having invested significant funds into… Read More

University of Edinburgh’s Parkure Research Project Launches Sharein Crowdfunding Campaign to Cure Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's Disease

Seeking to put an end to the devastating progressive disorder of the nervous system, Parkinson’s Disease (PD), a group of scientists at the University of Edinburgh developed a new program known as Parkure and has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Sharein to raise £150,000 so they may finally find a cure. The research team is offering 11%… Read More

Mambu Cloud Banking Powers UK Lending in Savvy Loans

Mambu Computer

Mambu has announced that its cloud banking technology is powering Savvy Loans’ new lending program for individuals and small businesses. Savvy Loans Ltd., is a new entrant into the U.K. consumer credit market.  Mambu claims over 100 global clients today. According to a release by Mambu,  Savvy Loans has been able to quickly launch a… Read More

Cap Accel Wants to be The Advisory Firm for P2P Lending

Cap Accel Small Logo

Cap Accel, LP, a merchant bank and advisory firm for the peer to peer lending industry, has launched backed by an investment led by Valley Next Gen Ventures LLC. Other participants in the funding round include George W. Wellde Jr., formerly Vice Chairman of the Securities Division at Goldman Sachs and currently Director on the… Read More

Petcube Begins Shipping Process For Its Kickstarter-Success Camera

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Petcube, the company that keeps people connected with their pets, announced today that it has begun shipping its highly anticipated self-titled camera just in time for the holiday season. The Petcube Camera, launched on Kickstarter in September 2013, is considered the first product that allows pet owners to watch, talk and play with their pet… Read More

Tailio Hits Kickstarter To Crack the Cat Health Monitoring Market; Reaches $60,000 in Four Days

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Pet Wireless, the team behind Tailio, a mobile app and Wi-Fi enabled device that turns a cat’s litter box into a smart monitoring system, are thrilled to announce that its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter not only surpassed its initial $30,000 goal in only eight hours, but also reached $60,000 in four days. Tailio has reportedly… Read More

Hiring-Hub Appoints Chairman & Non-Executive Director After Success VentureFounders Equity Campaign

Hiring-Hub

Earlier this year, online recruitment marketplace, Hiring-Hub launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on VentureFounders to raise £425,000 for expansion. The company successfully hit its goal and has announced it appointed a new chairman and non-executive director. Hiring-Hub is described as “an award-winning, online recruitment marketplace, revolutionizing the UK’s recruitment industry, by offering a compelling proposition for… Read More

CEI to Congress, Regulators: End Millionaires Only Rule Now

JP Morgan Millionaire

CEI Report on Crowdfunding Tells Congress & Regulators to End ‘Millionaires Only’ Rules for Investment During Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) released a new report on how regulation threatens entrepreneurs and their abilities to start businesses, create jobs, and bring new products to market. The report, titled “Declaration of Crowdfunding Independence: Finance… Read More

One Spark Crowdfunding Festival Announces Speaker Lineup for 2015

One Spark Speakers 2015

The “Worlds Largest Crowdfunding Festival” One Spark has shared the lineup for their 2015 Speaker Summit scheduled for April 7, 2015 at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville. Headliners for this year’s One Spark Speaker Summit presented by Community First Credit Union include; Jeff Hoffman, founder of Priceline Daymond John, founder and CEO, FUBU, star of… Read More

Brief: BuildIt Accelerator Calls for Applications for Spring Class

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Estonia based Buildit is the first hardware accelerator in the Baltic States and Nordic countries.  The program is currently accepting hardware startups worldwide.  During the 3 month program teams use their prototyping facilities. Startups are offered free open office space at Tartu Science Park and can test their product with end-users in a Living Lab setting…. Read More

SEC Set to Hold Annual Government-Business Forum: Reportedly Will Move Aggressively With Crowdfunding

SEC

All five Security  and Exchange Commission (SEC) commissioners are scheduled to speak at the Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on Thursday (November 20th) from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It is expected that they will release significant news on Title III and Title IV. As additional evidence that the SEC is scrambling to… Read More

FundedByMe Claims Record Month, Opens Up Shop in Singapore

FundedByMe founders Daniel Daboczy and Arno Smit

Sweden based FundedByMe’s says their strategic decision to focus mainly on business building crowdfunding has proven to be a success.  The hybrid crowdfunding platform claims a surge in membership and new funding campaigns.  FundedByMe’s experience is exemplified by Finnish interactive yoga platform Yoogaia, a young company that raised VC funding 3 months after crowdfunding on… Read More

MedTech Company Sutrue Uses CrowdBnk to Raise Funding to Meet Patent Registration Deadline

Sutrue

According to a release from CrowdBnk, MedTech company Sutrue has leveraged the platform to fund its global patent registration filing deadline – “with only hours to spare”.  The small equity crowdfunding campaign raised £30,020 from 12 investors for 4.35% equity in the small company.  The investment was EIS eligible.  The company intends on offering shares in a… Read More

GamCrowd & Clarion Events Set to Partner on ICE Totally Gaming Events, Content

ICE Total Gaming Ticket

GamCrowd, a crowdfunding and crowdsourcing platform focusing on the gaming industry, has announced a partnership with Clarion Events and its ICE Totally Gaming conference.  The partnership is  designed to take visitors on a “journey of learning and discovery” at ICE Totally Gaming 2015. A series of events will run during the show programmed by GamCrowd.  These… Read More

Taxpayers Australia: Consider Tax Obligations Triggered Through Crowdfunding

Taxpayers Australia

Taxpayers Australia, a non-profit entity that promotes “fairer and more transparent taxation system for every Australian taxpayer” has published a cautionary note on individuals using crowdfunding and the potential tax liability that may be incurred. The advocacy group warns that the Tax Office has taken into account the Goods and Services tax (GST) may be… Read More

Appalachian Mountain Brewery Announces Q3 Results, Offers Shares to Accredited Investors

Applachian Mountain Brewery whats-on-tap

Appalachian Mountain Brewery (AMB), a publicly traded company (OTC:HOPS), announced financial results today stating  3rd Quarter revenue increased and was up 38 % to $266,283 compared to 2nd Quarter 2014 at $192,450. Revenue increased by 77% to $266,283 for Q3 2014 versus $150,703 for Q3 2013. The company reported that gross margin improved during the… Read More