Crowdfunding Mailbox: StorkStand, Making A Difference in Detroit & Redtail Slackline

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Three interesting campaigns for the the crowdfunding mailbox this week.  We have one submission from a GoFundMe campaign that is a bit different but interesting all the same.  As many of our readers know Crowdfund Insider likes to acknowledge some of the smaller campaigns that don’t always capture a lot of attention but have great… Read More

Symbid Partners with A-Film Benelux to Crowdfund Films

A Film Benelux

A-Film Benelux and Symbid have formed an agreement for cooperation for crowdfunding various movie titles. Dutch investment crowdfunding platform Symbid has already had several films such TRIPPEL trample funded, thus demonstrating that crowdfunding is a valuable addition in the film financing. Symbid will be exclusive to A-Film crowdfunding. The first title film title, partially funded… Read More

Indiegogo CEO Talks Equity Crowdfunding

Slava Rubin DLD14

The CEO of global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo continues to talk up the possibilities of equity crowdfunding in the United States.  Slava Rubin, recently interviewed by CNBC, once again expressed his interest in Title III retail crowdfunding while he chatted up the Indiegogo gospel.  Slava stated; “I think there is a massive market to be had… Read More

5 Companies Crowdfunded on Crowdcube Listed on Startups 100

Crowdcube Updated Logo Transparent Background

Described as the  “the definitive list of the United Kingdom’s 100 most exciting and innovative new companies launched in the last three years.”  The Startups 100 is a prominent group of young companies that are viewed having great potential for their innovative ways.  Crowdcube is part of the list but in a sign of becoming an… Read More

Startup Investors Manifesto Targets Entrepreneurs in Europe

Startup investors Manifesto

Startups and small companies are the engine of economic growth.  Fast growing companies demand an ecosystem that recognizes their importance to the economy and society as a whole. According to recent Eurostat data GDP rose in Europe (EU 28)  only 0.1% in 2013 – this after a significant period of economic instability and global insecurity…. Read More

New Video Chat Platform Launches To Connect Fans With Inspiring Influencers

Wizeo

Boston-based Wizeo, the first video-chat-for-a-cause platform, officially launched on Thursday morning. The website is designed to raise funds and awareness for nonprofits by connecting the world’s most inspiring people, also known as “Wizzes,” with their community of fans through live video chats. Wizeo’s unique model marries two major trends, crowdfunding and live videos, motivating fans to… Read More

New Philanthropy site PhilanthropistList Offers New Way to Crowdfund for Those in Need

Philanthropist List

Philanthropist List, owned and operated by Fusta Group LLC, is dedicated to changing lives through philanthropy and is pleased to announce the official launch of its new philanthropy website that serves as a giving platform where philanthropists can connect with organizations, non-profit charities, and needy people in today’s society. Philanthropy entails giving a true purpose… Read More

RedMart Delivers Convertible Debt Crowdfunding on AngelList

RedMart Home Page

Crowdfunding for Singapore-based RedMart nears its $5 million goal on AngelList. The grocer start-up seeks to raise funds as convertible debt during its most current round of funding. RedMart is online marketplace for household essentials with over 5,000 products in stock. The grocer offers competitive prices on this wide range of groceries and household essentials… Read More

Harmonix Rallies: Over $844,000 Raised on Kickstarter for “Amplitude”

Amplitude

Fresh off the closing of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, Massachusetts-based video game  company Harmonix Music Systems beat its $775,000 goal for “Amplitude.” The video game is known as a “rhythm-action music game” for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation that is based on the 2003 cult classic. Excited to share the great news, a spokesperson from Harmonix… Read More

Athletes Keep Dream Alive with Crowdfunding

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Ireland’s top doubles player, James Cluskey, was traveling the globe, climbing the men’s tennis rankings and running out of money. Playing in tournaments from the U.S. to Slovenia, Cluskey ended 2013 at a career-best ranking of No. 153 on the ATP World Tour doubles rankings. His bank balance went the other way. Cluskey, who once… Read More

YouTube Moves into Video Crowdfunding

YouTube Crowdfunding

Google spawn YouTube made a major announcement today about their future product roadmap.  As part of the announcement where they discussed forthcoming new tools, apps and more, they recognized the importance of advertising revenue generated by the global video megalith (of which they make tons & tons of money) but also the potential and power… Read More

Ryan Lewis’ 30/30 Project Tops Crowdfunding Campaign Goal on Indiegogo

Ryan Lewis

Excited to share the special news, American rapper Ryan Lewis took to his Twitter account on Thursday to announce the 30/30 Project, which will help build HIV clinics in Malawi, has smashed its original crowdfunding campaign goal on Indiegogo and raised $137,600 from 1,200 backers. Immediately following the closing of the campaign, Mr. Lewis wrote: A… Read More

CflRA Hosts Webinar “Angel Investing 101″

Ryan Feit Seedinvest

The Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CfIRA) will be holding their monthly educational series webinar June 1st at 1:00 p.m. EST. This month’s topic “Angel Investing 101,” will cover opportunities in the space, how to find good deal flow and the trends and forecasts affecting angel investors, startups and other entrepreneurs in the crowdfunding space. Established… Read More

Securing an Exit: Trouble in Crowdfunding Paradise

Exit Keyboard

Greg Anderson posted an interesting question in the beginning of 2013: “Should we celebrate equity crowdfunding at the first investment or first exit?”. More and more savvy (crowdfunding) investors like Nelson Gray and Daniel Isenberg are leaning towards the latter, pointing out the problems of securing a decent exit. There have been several success cases… Read More

Alphaworks Next Crowdfunding Offer Giphy Funds Immediately

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You know all those crazy and cool animated GIFs you see just about everywhere.  Posted on discussion boards and blogs spanning the internet – from avatars to witty comments…  A picture is worth a thousand words –  a great animated GIF does it 10 times that.  Well if you thought they just magically appeared –… Read More

UK Report: Crowdfunding in the Beginning of a Consolidation Phase

Crowdfunding Growth UK Knowledge Peers

Crowdfunding Continues Dramatic Growth. Knowledge Peers, a UK based research and networking firm that covers the investment crowdfunding space,  has released another sector forecast on UK crowdfunding. Their process includes sourcing data directly from equity crowdfunding platforms, peer to peer lending sites and other associated investment  crowdfunding platforms.  The report states that in 2014 the… Read More

Community-Owned Football Club United of Manchester Raises Funds on Crowdfunder

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FC United of Manchester has smashed through their ambitious £46k fundraising target on the crowdfunding website Crowdfunder. All the funds will go towards the cost of their function room and kitchen at the new Broadhurst Park ground in Moston, currently under construction. 872 pledges, along with others continued, with a revised target set at a… Read More

LevelUp’s Sabertron Easily Beats Crowdfunding Campaign Goal

Sabertron Battle

LevelUp, Inc.’s Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Sabertron: Foam Swords with Electronic Scoring has successfully surpassed its $50,000 goal less than a week after it launched, fulfilling the swordplay dreams of backers who can now expect these high-tech toys to be deliver in time for the holidays. Texas-based engineer David Lynch created the concept while he… Read More

Wow. Crowd Power Rocks on Amplitude – Harmonix Crowdfunding Campaign

Amplitude

Just several days ago the Amplitude crowdfunding campaign by Harmonix Music Systems appeared to be stuck in the slow lane.  Having raised a significant amount of their fixed funding campaign on Kickstarter the project was still far short of goal with only a week remaining.  But what a week it has been. Backers have rallied… Read More

Startup Europe Crowdfunding Network Publishes Report on Fostering Crowdfunding

StartUp Europe European Commission

The StartUp Europe Crowdfunding Network has published their final report on fostering a conducive crowdfunding environment in Europe to help entrepreneurs.  The report pinpoints the demand  for engendering a professional, transparent, and consistent environment so both investors and entrepreneurs may view crowdfunding as a viable solution for their perspective requirements. The final report, which has… Read More