Indiegogo Shares Maker Challenge Winners

Indiegogo Maker Challenge Winners

In celebration of the White House Maker Faire, after a trip to DC, Indiegogo  fired up their very own Maker Challenge sponsored by Amazon and Autodesk.  The crowdfunding project commenced on June 18th and it finished on July 16th.  The winners were announced this past Friday. The innovation of crowdfunding has been a huge boon… Read More

Author George R.R. Martin Responds to Heartfelt Letter from Devoted Fan During Prizeo Campaign

Songs of Ice and Fire

It seems no matter what, it seems fans of the hit show “Game of Thrones” are wanting the author of the book series, George R.R. Martin, to kill them in his upcoming book “The Wind of Winter.” Even young devoted watchers. Last month, Martin launched a crowdfunding campaign on Prizeo earlier this week for support… Read More

Dealflicks Raises $1.7M on Wefunder: Startup Continues to Fill Empty Movie Theater Seats

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In its concurrent fourth round of crowdfunding in two years, Dealflicks has now raised $1.7 Million on Wefunder.  Investors in this most recent round include 500 Startups, Siemer Ventures, Archer Gray, Rubicon VC, Wefunder, Be Great Partners, Rosepaul Investments, Mogility Capital, Sierra Maya Ventures and Warner Brothers Media Camp. Selected as the Cream of the Crop at 2013’s 500… Read More

OurCrowd: Setting the Bar for Investment Crowdfunding Platforms

OurCrowd Featured Companies

With over $60 million raised for over 42 companies, OurCrowd is setting the bar for investment crowdfunding platforms. Although the most successful investment crowdfunding platform to date, OurCrowd has remained relatively under the radar. Based in Israel and with offices in New York, Sydney, Melbourne, San Diego and Chicago, OurCrowd is a truly global platform…. Read More

Alan Hughes Named Non-Executive Chairman of RateSetter

Alan Hughes

Former CEO of Internet Bank First Direct Sees Huge Potential in P2P Lending UK based RateSetter has announced that Alan Hughes will become the company’s first Non-Executive Chairman.  RateSetter views the appointment as another milestone for RateSetter and is indicative of the growing economic clout of the peer to peer lending industry.  As traditional lending… Read More

Former SunPower Executive Joins Mosaic as COO

Bruce Ledesma

Bruce Ledesma has been named Mosaic’s Chief Operating Officer. Solar peer to peer lending platform Moscaic, has named Bruce Ledesma as their new Chief Operating Officer and will aid in scaling operations for the leading renewableenergy funding platform. Ledesma previously worked as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of SunPower Corporation during its growth… Read More

OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved Talks Israeli Startups (Video)

Jon Medved on CNBC

CEO of global equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd hit the screens of CNBC this past week to talk up Israel innovation and  the startup ecosystem.  Apparently over $920 million was invested in Israeli startups in the 2nd quarter alone.  The first half of 2014 stands at $1.6 billion according to Medved.  CNBC poses the question regarding… Read More

UK P2PFA: Peer to Peer Lending Goes to Over £1 Billion in 2014

Growth of Active Lenders P2PFA 2014 Q2

The Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) in the UK have just published the data for the first 6 months of 2014 showing impressive growth in the P2P lending industry.  The rate of flow of funds through p2p platforms has doubled over the last 6 months.  New lending increased from £247.4 million in Q1 to… Read More

Bunch O Balloons Blasts Over $500,000 in Crowdfunding

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Bunch O Balloons was hoping to raise just $10,000 for simple concept of creating 100 water balloons in seconds.  Recognizing that just about everyone loves a good water balloon fight but no one enjoys filling the balloons with water, project creator Tinnus Enterprises tapped into incredible consumer demand with their patented product as the crowdfunding… Read More

German Equity Crowdfunding Platform Bergfürst Gets Banking License

Bergfürst Bank AG

Bergfürst, a German investment crowdfunding platform that also incorporates an electronic trading platform as a secondary market, has received a banking license from Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin).  This new license comes two years after receiving a license for providing financial services as the company seeks to combine the traditional world of finance with the new disruptive approach of… Read More

Stone Brewing Company Jumps Over $230,000 in One Week of Crowdfunding

Stone Brewing Company 2

California-based Stone Brewing Company announced the launch of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise a million dollars last week. Stone stated they want to be the first “craft brewer” Within the first seven days, the project has raised over $230,704 from more than 2200 backers.  The flexible funding campaign is hoping to raise $1 million. The… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Moore in a Bag, allGreenup, Xpressivo & Coxswain Beard Care

moore in a bag

For this weeks edition of #Crowdfunding Mailbox we have four projects.  Tons of emails this week and I am still sorting through them.  For those of you who have forwarded your campaigns while still in preview mode (IE not yet launched) please ping us again after they have launched so we can get another chance… Read More

Fans Raise Over $60,000 to Help Christian Comedian After Husband’s Death

David-Chonda-Pierce

Supports from all over the globe are hoping to help Christian comedian Chonda Pierce get through a devastating time in her life. A GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign was launched earlier this week to raise $25,000. The $25,000 was meant to help Pierce after he husband, David W. Pierce, passed away. The campaign reads, “Chonda Pierce has… Read More

Personal Submarine DeepFlight is Equity Crowdfunding on Crowdfunder

DeepFlight Sub off we go

DeepFlight is Raising Equity to Finance Personal Submarines, An Estimated $100 Million Market. If you ever wanted to own part of a submarine company this is your chance.  DeepFlight, a company that has created high performance personal submarines, has launched a Series A round equity crowdfunding on crowdfunder.  Their unique product is designed to address… Read More

Hearo.fm Tunes into SeedInvest for Crowdfunding Campaign: Tech Platform for Indie Music

hearo.fm

Readers may recognize hearo.fm’s name from its two showcases and 40+ bands who played at this year’s SXSW.  Breaking into the music 5.9 Billion in annual revenue, hearo.fm has grown into a global music marketplace aiming to claim the indie artist segment of a realm dominated by iTunes and Spotify.  The startup not only boasts over… Read More

Canadian Media Group Launches Community Crowdfunding Initiative Platform FundAid

FundAid

Earlier this month, Vancouver-based Glacier Media announced the launch of its own community crowdfunding service initiative called FundAid. According to the Vancouver Courier, which is owned by Glacier Media, FundAid is will tap into its newspapers’ deep ties to its communities to help raise awareness for crowdfunding companies. Former newspaper editor and spearhead of FundAid, Martha… Read More

Aussie Flip Flop Blowout Fix Finds Crowdfunding Momentum

Willi Wear on the beach

Here is one for the summertime.  Aussie Flip Flop Company “Willi Footwear” has caught the attention of some major media including the Daily Mail and Mashable.  The flexible funding campaign for the new spin on flip flops went live last week and apparently raised $10,000 in the first hour.  Perhaps it was the funny pitch… Read More

Crowdfunding Platforms Prepare For Launch in New Mexico

New Mexico Flag

Two equity crowdfunding platforms will be making their way to the Land of Enchantment. This announcement comes just after new rules were established by the state to allow the funding method. According to Albuquerque Business First, Kenneth Seguar Knoll is working to bring his InvestNewMexico.us platform into compliance with Title II of the JOBS Act. InvestNewMexico.us… Read More

NASCAR Team Announces Launch of $50,000 Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign

Jeremy Clements Racing 4

NASCAR Nationwide Series team Jeremy Clements Racing announced the launch of Help Jeremy Clements Achieve Greatness, an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to support Clements continued success in the Nationwide series and his effort to reach the Sprint Cup series. For this small, family owned team, underfunded is the norm, so they have to be creative and… Read More

Developer WinterKewl Games Shares Reason For Yogventures’ Failure

Yogventures

Last week, we reported popular YouTube channel Yogscast announced the cancellation of the famous Kickstarter-success Yogventures after the developers were unable to create the game that was promised. Now, an update that was recently published has given backers a bit more information as to what really went wrong with the project. Winterkewl Games’ Kris Vale took… Read More