Proto Labs Adds Indiegogo’s Andrew Erlick to 2015 Cool Idea! Award Judge Roster

Andrew Erlick

Rapid manufacturer Proto Labs has announced the addition of Andrew Erlick, Director of Hardware, Design and Technology at Indiegogo, to its Cool Idea! Award panel of judges. The award program, in its fifth year, was established to help product designers and engineers bring useful concepts… Read More

Crowdcube #FundedClub Receives Recognition From the UK Business Angels Association

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Following its “Pitch to Rich,” equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced that its #FundedClub has been recognized by the UK Business Angels Association. The website shared: “The UKBAA Angel Investment Awards is a celebration of the acievements of some of the UK’s most exciting angel-backed businesses and angel investors. This… Read More

Brief: vitaminwater Announces Crowdfund-Inspired “Project Hustle” Finalists

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Project Hustle, the crowdfunding-inspired program by vitaminwater, held a nationwide search for aspiring entrepreneurs, artists-in-training, dreamers and future film directors to find the next idea that breaks the status quo, glass-ceiling, or simply, the Internet. Each finalist has the opportunity to see whether their dreams… Read More

Cloud Systems Management Blue Medora Secures $4.6M During Series A Funding Round

Blue-Medora

Blue Medora, an innovator in the cloud systems management space, today announced a $4.6 million Series A round of venture capital funding. The round was led by Ann Arbor-based Michigan eLab, with participation from current investors Start Garden, Grand Angels and other equity holders. The investment brings Blue Medora’s total funding to $6… Read More

SEC Issues Cease & Desist Order To “EB-5” Investment Companies For Acting As Unregistered Broker-Dealers: This Matters to the Crowdfunding Industry

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  Last week the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued  a Cease and Desist Order (the “Order” embedded below) against two related companies for acting as unregistered broker-dealers in connection with the sale of securities under the “EB-5” Investor Program (also sometimes referred to… Read More

Kickstarter Success Edyn Launches General Availability of Garden Sensor and Digs Exclusive Retail Partnership With Home Depot

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Edyn, the smart garden system that allows you to interact with and nurture your garden like never before, today announced general availability in North America for its flagship product, the Edyn Garden Sensor. Edyn educates users about their garden by collecting real-time data through the… Read More

Beer Industry Innovator SYNEK Launches Nationwide Tour Following $2.5M Series Seed Round

Steve Young

Following it’s $2.5 million Series Seed Preferred round funded by Arsenal Capital Management, SYNEK (‘sin-eck’), the developer of the FDA-approved SYNEK Draft System – a portable countertop beer dispenser that can be filled from any tap – today launched its four-month-long Great North American Expedition tour that will visit 35… Read More

Brief: RCS Capital Forms Agreement With Lenders to Covenant Modifications

RCS Capital

RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE:  RCAP) (“RCS Capital”) announced on Tuesday that it has agreed with its first and second lien lenders under its existing credit facilities to certain leverage ratio covenant amendments in addition to other modifications. Michael Weil, Chief Executive Officer of RCS Capital, commented: “We… Read More

DonorsChoose.Org Announces National Back-to-School Partnership with Burlington Stores

Charles Best

According to a survey by the National School Supply and Equipment Association, public school teachers spend $1.6 billion out of pocket each year for supplies and gear for their classrooms. To help alleviate these expenses and ensure that children in every community have the tools and experiences… Read More


Do You Really Need a Business Plan? Bill Morrow of AngelsDen Thinks Not (Video)

Bill Morrow

This one falls under the category of recently discovered.  Bill Morrow, co-founder and Director of AngelsDen, a crowdfunding portal that has raised over £18 million for business believes “those who ask for business plans are doomed to fail”.  Now Morrow is not just being glib…. Read More

P2P Lender Landbay to Fund Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages. Expects to Lend £200 Million through 2016

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Yesterday Keystone announced its three-year funding agreement with Aldermore Bank, had ended. Today it has formed a partnership with Landbay to lend and estimated £200 million through Keystone in 2016. This is significant boost for Landbay, a company that has been in operation a bit over… Read More

Brief: Punakaiki Fund Moves Into Overfunding on Snowball Effect

Punakaiki Fund

Snowball Effect has stated that successfully funded Punakaiki Fund’s offer has been extended. Originally the equity raise had set a low bar minimum target of $200,000 NZD.  Recently the offer neared $2 million NZD but today Snowball communicated that retail investors sill had time to… Read More

Girl Scouts of Western Washington Launch #ForEVERYGirl Indiegogo Initiative to Stand Up For Transgender Members

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Putting an end to a bad situation, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise back the $100,000 a donor asked to be returned due to the organization welcoming transgender girls. While explaining details about the #ForEVERYGirl campaign, the organization… Read More

Update: “For the Love of Spock” Surpasses $600,000 Goal in the Final Hours on Kickstarter

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With nearly 24 hours until his funding initiative on Kickstarter closes, Adam Nimoy (son of Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy) and his documentary For the Love of Spock officially surpassed its initial $600,000 goal thanks to nearly 8,700 backers. Earlier this year, Adam and his father approached 455 Films to help produce… Read More

Brief: Sony Announces New Crowdfunding Platform For Employees’ Business Ideas

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Giving employees a chance to share their ideas, tech giant Sony announced its very own crowdfunding platform, First Flight, that’s dedicated to plans inside its company. According to Wall Street Journal, although Sony has resolved its financial issues and expects to make a huge comeback… Read More

Ronco Seeks the Help of P2Binvestor to Accelerate Distribution of Summer Season Products

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P2Binvestor (P2Bi), a crowdlending platform that provides asset-based financing to the fastest-growing businesses, announced on Tuesday it will provide ongoing working capital to Ronco Holdings, Inc., a resource for foodies and at-home chefs worldwide, as the organization looks to scale its business to meet growing customer… Read More

Darren Westlake Talks Crowdcube Success & Crowdfunding Growth

Darren Westlake CEO Crowdcube

Giving others an insight on the crowdfunding industry, Crowdcube’s Darren Westlake sat down with Business Money to discuss the UK platform and the funding method’s growth. During the interview, Westlake revealed that he is on a mission to bridge the gap between old school investors and new… Read More

Londoner Seeks to Raise €1.6BN on Indiegogo to Save Greece From Debt Crisis

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In order to save Greece from its bad financial situation, a young Londoner named, Thom Feeney, has launched a nine-day crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise €1.6 billion so that the small country’s residents can be free of the crazy debt. Last week, the country missed its €1.6 billion ($1.8… Read More

United We Conquer: Alternative Business Funding Provides Single Platform to Match SMEs to Sources of Capital

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Alternative Business Funding (ABF) has a growing portfolio of members each with a service to provide access to capital for SMEs. The internet finance providers range from debt to equity, short to long term loans, and more.  The list of collaborators is a who’s who… Read More