FinTech Founder Matchup: Looking for a Co-Founder for Your FinTech Startup? This Event is Perfect for You.

FinTech and Money

Do you have an amazing FinTech startup concept? Are you looking for co-founders and mentors? Then this event is perfect for you. A week from today over 70 potential co-founders and dozens of mentors (with money) are gathering in New York City with the sole… Read More

Smithsonian’s Neil Armstrong Spacesuit Kickstarter Nears $600,000; Chris Hadfield & Adam Savage Reveal What’s Next For the Project (Video)

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Continuing to gain more support for its Neil Armstrong spacesuit project, the Smithsonian has successfully raised nearly $600,000 on Kickstarter thanks to over 7,500 backers. The project hit the crowdfunding platform last week with a mission to raise $500,000 to bring the famous spacesuit back… Read More

Sherwood Neiss on Crowdfunding: “No Systemic Fraud Anywhere” (Video)

Sherwood Neiss

Shewood (Woodie) Neiss, co-founder of Crowdfund Capital Advisors, joined the studios of CNBC today – a visit that coincided with a visit by former Congressman Eric Cantor who happened to have published an Op-Ed on crowdfunding today. Neiss spoke about Title II, accredited crowdfunding, and… Read More

leon-nanodrugs GmbH Secures €18.5M in Series A Financing Led By TVM Capital Life Science

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Earlier this week, leon-nanodrugs GmbH announced that it completed the first closing of its Series A preferred stock offering at EUR 18.5 million. The financing was led by TVM Capital Life Science with participation from Signet Healthcare Partners (USA), LifeCare Partners (Switzerland), CD-Venture (Germany), and Albany Private Equity… Read More

Game Show Host Richard O’Brien Set to Return to Crystal Maze Following Indiegogo Success

Richard O'Brien

Nearly two weeks after the close of the Crystal Maze Indiegogo campaign, the game’s former host Richard O’Brien announced he will officially be returning to the set of the popular UK show. The Crystal Maze campaign kicked off on the platform this past June and… Read More

Creators of Kickstarter Alum Yooka-Laylee Joins Forces With Publisher Team17; Doesn’t Receive Anymore Funding

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On Thursday, Playtonic Games, the creators of the Kickstarter success Yooka-Laylee, announced it has teamed up with Team17 to publish the highly anticipated video game. Yooka-Laylee is an all-new 3D platforming adventure for consoles and PC. During its run on the crowdfunding giant’s platform, the video game successfully… Read More

Brief: TradeGecko Acquires Leadership Talent from Redgate, TripAdvisor, and Google Following Series A Round

Cameron Priest

Fueled by $6.5M USD in Series A financing in April, TradeGecko, a cloud-based inventory and multichannel management platform for apparel and accessories, is leveraging its resources to become one of the fastest growing startups in Singapore. Since this spring, TradeGecko has increased its headcount by 25% and added… Read More

Colorado’s Equity Crowdfunding Law Is Set to Go Live August 5th

Governor John Hickenlooper gives his State of the State speech at the state capitol in Denver, CO.

Just four months after Colorado announced its equity crowdfunding law, the Centennial State’s government officials announced that its residents will be able to participate in equity funding projects starting this upcoming Wednesday. Governor John Hickenlooper signed the Colorado Crowdfunding Act into law back in April, which will allow the state’s… Read More

SlamData Raises $3.6M During Seed Funding Round to Build “Tableau” for NoSQL Data

SlamData

SlamData Inc., commercial developer of the SlamData open source project, today announced the company has raised a significant seed funding round led by True Ventures. The financing will be used to enhance the visual analytics and Enterprise capabilities of the project as well as expand… Read More

Ryan Feit of SeedInvest Comments on UK Award. Does this Foreshadow a British Expansion?

Ryan Feit Prince William

Ryan Feit, CEO and co-founder of equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest,  won a British GREAT Tech Award. The recognition was delivered by none other than HRM Prince William. Feit, recently interviewed by TechdayHQ, spoke about SeedInvest’s relationships in the UK noting they were rather strong; “Through the GREAT… Read More


Complete Testimony on Crowdfunding by Doug Ellenoff to House Committee

Doug Ellenoff

    Doug Ellenoff, a leading attorney and advocate in the equity crowdfunding sector, visited our elected officials on Capitol Hill this past week to deliver an update on the status of crowdfunding in the United States.  Crowdfund Insider posted the video here, but unfortunately… Read More

New Castle County Council Dubs Delaware Home of “First” Crowdfunded Venture Exchange in the U.S.

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New Castle County Council voted to unanimously approve the Delaware Board of Trade (DBOT) resolution, allowing for the issuance of $15 million in revenue bonds to fund the construction of a new stock exchange in the City of Wilmington. The bonds will be the obligation of DBOT and will not… Read More

FCA Appoints Christopher Woolard to its Board

Christopher Woolard on BBC

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced the appointment of Christopher Woolard to its Board.  Woolard is currently the Director of Strategy and Competition at the regulatory entity.  Woolard has been a member of the FCA executive committee since the FCA was created from the… Read More

Eric Cantor Pounds the Table on Finalizing Title III Crowdfunding Rules

Eric Cantor

Eric Cantor spent 13 years in the House of Representatives, the last three as House Majority Leader.  After losing a primary battle that surprised just about everyone, Cantor took a new day job as Vice Chairman of investment bank Moelis & Company. Even though Cantor is… Read More

SparkUp Puts Lovemoney on Steroids with New Spin on Equity Crowdfunding

Multiply your lovemoney SparkUp

SparkUp is a new French startup, the brainchild of 24 year old, now 26. And yes, age matters. Why? Because it takes a lot of disruptive energy to reinvent equity crowdfunding when it is barely emerging as a force. SparkUp positions itself as a B2B… Read More

Inafune’s “Red Ash” Receives Funds From FUZE Entertainment; Kickstarter Funding is For “More Content”

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With only three more days until Red Ash’s Kickstarter comes to an end, it looks like the game will not receive its full $800,000. But no worries Keiji Inafune fans, the project will still get off the ground thanks to Chinese digital entertainment company FUZE Entertainment. The game, which… Read More

Curiosity Kills Ltd. Returns to Seedrs For Film’s Third Crowdfunding Campaign Following Director’s Arrest

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Curiosity Kills Ltd., the production firm behind the upcoming film Welcome to Curiosity, recently launched a third equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise another £30,000 following a series of problems on the set. According to Insider Media, Welcome to Curiosity is first hit the crowdfunding platform in June 2014… Read More

Catchpoint Systems Grabs $16 Million During Series C Funding Round Led By Battery Ventures & Silicon Valley Bank

Mehdi Daoudi

Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of web and infrastructure performance monitoring solutions, announces it has completed a $16 million Series C funding with proceeds earmarked to accelerate the company’s rapid growth. The funding includes $6 million from Battery Ventures, which has provided the capital in… Read More

Funding Circle Announces Fee-Free P2P Investment Trust with Plans to Go Live in Autumn

Funding Circle Taking Over the World

Funding Circle, the SME peer-to-peer lender, announced that a fee-free investment trust will go live after the summer, according to CityWire‘s Gavin Lumsden. This will be the first fund launch from a lending platform and the company hopes the ‘no charge’ proposition will enable it… Read More

Exploding Kittens Creators Announce Shipping News & Secret Reward

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While backers continue to wait for the highly anticipated Kickstarter project, Exploding Kittens, the creators of the project have announced exciting news. Exploding Kittens is a highly strategic kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette. Players take turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten and loses the… Read More