Smart Sleep Mask NeuroOn Raises 4x Crowdfunding Goal

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Ever wish there were more hours in the day?  Yes that is a rhetorical question but it appears that Polish startup IntelClinic, and their founder Kamil Adamczyk, may have found a solution for this ongoing enigma.  The company has developed NeuroOn and they have just closed their crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter where they raised $438,573 on a… Read More

Crowdcube Shares 2013 Recap of a Successful Year

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Crowdcube has published their year in crowdfunding for 2013 and they have taken some cues from rewards based platform Kickstarter in their presentation. Sharing some stats and highlights for the past twelve months Crowdcube has created a visual scrapbook highlighting campaigns and communicating some of their numbers.  We have already reported that Crowdcube, the leading… Read More

Panono Crowdfunds Over $1.25 Million on Indiegogo

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5th Most Funded Successful Campaign Ever on Indiegogo. Berlin, Germany based Panono has won many accolades during their crowdfunding campaign including a coolest gadget shout out and tons of press especially with their trip to CES 2014 this past week.  The hot tech device that allows you to take a 360 degree “selfie” closed their… Read More

WATCH: Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann On Entrepreneurship, Changing The World

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Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann sat down with Entrepreneur to share her thoughts on entrepreneurship and what Indiegogo has done to blaze the trail in the crowdfunding space. She shares some tips for entrepreneurs that give some insight into her experience. Ringelmann says that truly disruptive businesses often take a while to find traction, but entrepreneurs need… Read More

5 Reasons Crowd Funding Campaigns Fail

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Crowd funding isn’t just an alternative method for funding a startup, it’s actually a passionate drama.  You believe in your mission and you pour your heart and soul into your project.  You launch your campaign and you neurotically track your contributions.  As you near the finish line you anxiously work your social media connections.  You… Read More

Maine Could Fall Flat On Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption

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The State of Maine is the latest state to net a proposal to legalize intrastate crowdfunding. SP 568 and an amendment, LD 1512 (embedded), was proposed by Senator and Maine Senate President Justin Alfond (D-Portland) in the hopes of increasing access to capital for Maine businesses. There is an underlying focus on Maine’s startups, hence… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Loving Vincent (Van Gogh), Espresso Tea & Witness Voice – Partition of India

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After the tech-overload of CES International this past week it is kind of nice to get back to the world of crowdfunding.  Sure I love technology but crowdfunding is much more than hardware – as we all know.   We have had a ton of emails this past week for many excellent campaigns.  I may… Read More

Crowdfunding Now: Magic Makers Documentary about Genius Kids

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Project Brings Brilliant Children Together to Focus on Education.  Seeks $75,000 in funding. Spotlighting some of the worlds most innovative young minds, ’Magic Makers’ – a new pilot show has announced the start of its crowdfunding program through the beta platform Memeni. Created and hosted by social impact journalist Melissa Jun Rowley, ‘Magic Makers’ will feature students… Read More

Kreyos Smartwatch Shares Video of Product at CES

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Kreyos Meteor Smartwatch, one of the top crowdfunding smartwatch campaigns to date having raised $1.5 million in August 2013, released a much anticipated video of their wearable tech during their stint at CES 2014.  Delivery of the Kreyos was delayed this past November but expectations are the product will be shipping soon for backers of… Read More

CommunityLeader sets up to Self-Crowdfund

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Crowdfunding portal software provider CommunityLeader has decided to show the ultimate validation of their platform;  the company is self-crowdfunding for equity in their business. In an email sent out to interested individuals,  CommunityLeader offered up their pitch: I am writing today to invite you to become an investor in CommunityLeader. Over the past year and… Read More

CircleBack Lending Closes $1.9 Million Round, Adds To Management Team

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Peer-to-peer lending platform CircleBack Lending has closed a $1.9 million equity funding round. Led by GETCO LLC founders Daniel Tierney and Stephen Schuler, the round will help CircleBack to prepare for nationwide expansion. GETCO is an electronic securities trading firm that merged with Knight Capital Group earlier this year. “GETCO revolutionized the way investors trade stocks by… Read More

The past, present and future of crowdfunding

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If you’ve been following digital trends over the past few years, you’ll probably be aware of the hockey stick-growth of crowdfunding as a ‘thing’. It’s everywhere. From smartwaches and ad campaigns, to mobile phones and Google Glass apps, seemingly every industry has taken to the Web’s myriad of crowdfunding portals to garner the necessary funds to help take ideas out of… Read More

Peer-To-Peer Lending Heating Up Early In 2014

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The peer-to-peer lending space is rife with news and new high-quality market entrants to kick off the new year. It’s part of the reason why I predicted that 2014 is the year that P2P lending goes mainstream. (One could make an argument that it already has, but that is a topic for another post.) In December… Read More

Skulpt Aim Wins Last Gadget Standing at CES 2014

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Still crowdfunding on Indiegogo, another tech project has claimed a CES award.  Skulpt Aim is the winner in the Last Gadget Standing CES 2014 – where the people get to vote on their favorite tech device.  Skulpt announced earlier this week they had made it to the top ten.  It must be noted that Skulpt… Read More

Indiegogo’s little piece of heaven in CES hell

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There are roughly 3,200 companies exhibiting at CES. It feels like triple that. The halls go on for days and days, one shiny chandelier after another. In the Las Vegas Convention Center, the big corporate fishes like Samsung and Cisco show off their curved TVs and Internet of Everythings. But tucked away in the a… Read More

Crowdentials Offers Low-Friction Solution To Investor Accreditation For Private Issuers

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The implementation of an exemption under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D in September of 2013 creates a new set of opportunities for private issuers looking to raise capital. It also creates a new set of challenges, specifically a need for issuers (and, by proxy, the intermediaries facilitating these raises) to certify that all participants are… Read More

Formlabs 3D Printer Has Great 2013, Starts 2014 on High Note

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  Form 1 Receives Innovation Honor at CES. Form 3D printer from Formlabs had an incredible 2013.  After raising just short of $3 Million on Kickstarter in 2012, the Cambridge, Massachusetts based company went on to raise $19 Million this past October in a funding round led by DFJ Growth giving the startup sufficient capital… Read More

Oculus Rift: Best of CES Winner 2014

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For anyone who has actually had the luck to try out the Oculus Rift this should not come as a surprise.  The Oculus Rift “Crystal Cove” prototype has won the Best of CES 2104 prize.  The accolades continue to pore in from around the world, along with convincing videos that prove the future of Virtual… Read More

Five ways crowdfunding will help retail ecommerce in 2014

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The UK’s innovation agency, NESTA, predicts the UK crowdfunding industry to raise £14bn in 2016. That’s a big number considering the global market was expected to reach $6bn in 2013, up from $2.7bn in 2012. The growth is being driven by an increase in platforms, rapid adoption of crowdfunding as a finance source by businesses… Read More