Equity Crowdfunding in Texas Expected to be Live this November

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The Lone Star state is nearing the date when equity crowdfunding will be legalized.  The proposed rules, which hit the state register site this past May, were announced earlier this Spring. Initially the expectations were for the intrastate exemption to go live in August but now it is predicted to be an available option for businesses… Read More

Kickstarter-Success “HOLY GHOST” World Premiere Attracted More Than One Million Estimated Viewers

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Wanderlust Productions, the independent film studio behind the hit “God Adventure” trilogy FINGER OF GOD, FURIOUS LOVE and FATHER OF LIGHTS, is transforming Hollywood’s long-established business model with its #1 Kickstarter-funded, faith film for Millennials, HOLY GHOST. Last week, the company debuted its new film in a highly anticipated, live HOLY GHOST World Premiere Experience. The one-time… Read More

WePay Triples Payment Volume in Crowdfunding

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WePay, a provider of payments for platform businesses, announced on Wednesday a three-fold, year-over-year increase in payment volume from crowdfunding sites. WePay powers five out of the top ten crowdfunding sites including GoFundMe, YouCaring.com, GiveForward, CrowdRise, and Fundly and saw an average of 276 percent growth in payment volume over the same month last year… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia Prepares for Conference to Build Awareness of Crowdfunding

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Malaysia is preparing to launch investment crowdfunding and the Securities regulators are leading the way.  Securities Commission Malaysia (Suruhanjaya Sekuriti) has scheduled a two day conference held at the commission to raise awareness of the future potential of equity crowdfunding as an alternative method to raise capital for small businesses. Synergy & Crowdfunding Forum (SCxSC),… Read More

DreamFunded’s Co-Founder Manny Fernandez: Catching Up with SF’s Guardian Angel

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DreamFunded: A Crowdfunding Platform “Built by Angels for Angels” Manny Fernandez, co-founder and CEO of equity crowdfunding platform DreamFunded and SF Angels Group founder, has enjoyed quite a summer:  Fernandez recently was awarded “SF Angel Investor of the Year” by Startups Showcase and his recently launched DreamFunded currently remains ranked  on AngelList’s most popular startups,… Read More

Launched Last Month, CrowdProperty Lists First Projects in Drive to £20 Million

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UK based peer to peer (P2P) lending platform CrowdProperty has announced its first two property developments live on the site and ready to be financed. Investors may participate starting at £500 and up pledged towards the projects and receive either 5% or 10% gross returns. CrowdProperty, a crowdfunding site that matches private investors with property professionals… Read More

Fobo Tire Pressure Monitoring System Raises Over $100,000 with Crowdfunding

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Earlier this month, Malaysia-based FOBO launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for what is dubbed as the world’s first ever Bluetooth tire pressure monitoring system. Originally seeking only $28,000, the project not only surpassed the initial goal but continues to be a huge success on the crowdfunding platform by raising well over $100,000. According to its campaign… Read More

Bragi Dash On Track to Ship in December, Founder Nikolaj Hviid Talks Crowdfunding in Interview (Video)

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The Dash by Germany based Bragi is one of the all time favorite crowdfunding hits on Kickstarter.  Coming in the 12th position for most funded, the Dash raised over $3.3 million from 16,000 backers for a super cool new concept on bluetooth, biometric headphones.  A working prototype did not exist at the time but the… Read More

Brooklyn Resident Launches Kickstarter For New Bull Journal & Website; Raises $23,000 in 24 Hours

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On Monday (September 15th) Brooklyn resident Ryder Carroll launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $10,000 for his product, Bullet Journal. Originally seeking only $10,000, the project hit the initial goal and raised $23,000 within 24 hours. The Bullet Journal has the ability to become anything the user needs it to be. It is for… Read More

Crowdentials Talks JOBS Act, Crowdfunding, with Visitors from Belarus

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Crowdfunding compliance provider Crowdentials had the opportunity to meet with several business and government officials from Belarus this past week.  It was an opportunity to present the basics of crowdfunding and capital formation in the United States. Organized by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, this meeting was part of the Community Connections program to… Read More

SEC & SBA Will Partner on JOBS Act Events: Capital Raising Options for Small Business

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The US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have decided to work together to spread the word on the JOBS Act and new options to raise capital for small businesses.  The JOBS Act legalized various forms of investment crowdfunding including:  Title II, Title III and Title IV.  While Title II,… Read More

Jason Best from Crowdfund Capital Advisors Talks Asia & Equity Crowdfunding (Video)

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Jason Best, a principle at Crowdfund Capital Advisors and a recognized leader in the investment crowdfunding industry, hopped on the phone the other day to chat with the folks at CNBC to talk Asia and equity crowdfunding.  Jason noted that Asia has quickly changed from what is this new type of capital formation to how… Read More

Atlanta Dentist Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Alter Teeth Cleaning Rituals

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Putting an end to the fear of flossing, Atlanta dentist, Dr. Igor Reizenson launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter last week to raise $16,500 for his oral hygiene device, CLEARsmile. Within a few days of crowdfunding, the project easily surpassed its initial goal and is now over $38,000. CLEARsmile wants to replace the traditional toothbrush,… Read More

Northeast Ski Resort Turns Seeks $50,000 Through Crowdrise Campaign

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In an effort to save their precious ski resort, an organization known as the Friends of Lost Valley have launched a $50,000 Crowdrise crowdfunding campaign to save the wintry destination in Auburn, Maine before it closes down for good. Lost Valley Ski and Banquet Resort has been serving the Lewiston Auburn community since 1961 and… Read More

Guide to Crypto Currency (Infographic)

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So the team over at Crowd for Angels has cooked up an infographic explaining the intriguing realm of Crypto Currencies.  Unless you have been on the Moon for the past few years (and without the internet) you are well aware of Bitcoin and other competing digital currencies.  The concept of digital currency, detached from certain… Read More

Fast Growing P2P Platform Lendico Enters Dutch Market

Lendico Team Enters Netherlands

Fast growing peer to peer lender Lendico has moved into a new market, this time targeting the Netherlands.  Lendico was founded in Germany at the end of 2013 but the young platform has quickly moved to expand into regions beyond the German market.  The new operation in Holland joins Spain, Poland, Austria and South Africa… Read More

CrowdBouncer Lands Institutional Customers Merriman Capital & Spencer Trask Ventures

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CrowdBouncer announced on Tuesday (September 16th) that two new customers have signed up to use its InvestorID platform,  Merriman Capital, Inc. (Member, FINRA / SIPC), a broker-dealer based in San Francisco that operates the Digital Capital Network, and Spencer Trask Ventures, Inc. (Member, FINRA / SIPC), an investment bank and private equity firm based in New… Read More

Google Continues to Surprise Schools With “Fast Funding;” Last Stop Seattle

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Google strikes again! Mayor Ed Murray announced on Monday (September 15th) that the Internet giant has fully funded the classroom requests of every teacher in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties on the education crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose.org. As a result of Google’s $338,542 donation, 295 teachers will receive materials for their 36,000 students – ranging from paper, pencils, and books to laptops, musical instruments,… Read More

Want to make your App Idea a Reality? New Crowdfunding Platform AppVested is Here to Help

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Now you can.. Yes one of the worlds first equity crowdfunding portal for the mobile app sector has emerged. Earlier this spring WSJ.com shouted that the Apps market was rocketing towards $25 billion in sales.  A pretty incredible amount when you consider the app market did not even exist 7 years ago (as the first… Read More

Crowd for Angels Lists Crypto Currency Offer on Crowdfunding Platform

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Hybrid investment crowdfunding platform  Crowd of Angels has announced an opportunity to invest in a crypto-currency.  LXCCoin is described as the “worlds first asset based crypto-currency.  The company states it has “both 100% real asset value and inbuilt profitability”,  The expected annual rate of return is predicted to be 12%-15%.  LXCCoin is seeking to raise up to £250,000 at a valuation… Read More