Stone Brewing Company Ends Indiegogo Run at $2.5M; Breaks Record

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Ending its run on Indiegogo on an exciting note, California-based Stone Brewing Company reached $2,532,211 from 13,979 backers. Not only did it surpass its initial $1M goal, the campaign managed to break the crowdfunding giant’s record for most contributions to any campaign in the platform’s history. During its final update, the campaign’s organizers wrote, “We… Read More

Bruegel Publishes Research Report on Equity Crowdfunding

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Brussels based Bruegel has published an in-depth report on equity crowdfunding.Bruegal is a European think tank that focuses on economic issues and have a stated mission to provide impartial fact based research and analysis.  With investment crowdfunding a hot topic around the world as entrepreneurs see opportunity to raise capital and some politicians see a… Read More

World Class Driving Revs Up Crowdfunding Campaign on SeedInvest: Las Vegas’ Premier Exotic Supercar Motorsport Thrills Investors

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Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches and more… investors, ready your engines: World Class Driving has listed its 506(c) equity crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest.   As the premier motorsport attraction located in the Las Vegas market and one of the top, non-gambling tourism attractions, World Class Driving has thrilled over 25,000 exotic supercar aficionados with its driving experiences since its 2007… Read More

The Madawaska Highlands Observatory Equity Crowdfunds on Optimized Capital Markets

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The Madawaska Highlands Observatory Corp. has launched its initial crowd offering on Optimized Capital Markets . The company wants to be a “National Canadian Destination” with a truly innovative and unique offering in North America. It will be situated in the Madawaska Highlands of Ontario, 1.5 hours west of Ottawa and 3.5 hours from Toronto and… Read More

Astar Pets Raises Equity to Bring Services to Pet Lovers Everywhere

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Seeking to help pet lovers with their needs, Astar Pets is seeking to raise £400,000 through the crowdfunding platform CrowdCube for its extensive services for those who love their fur babies. According to the campaign’s website, Astar Pet’s is on a mission to help pet lovers find everything they need to truly enjoy every moment… Read More

Brief: South African Peer to Peer Lender Expands into Small Business Loans

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According to a recent report RainFin, a Peer to Peer lender owned in part by Barclays, is broadening its reach to include small business loans.  The P2P lender is following a similar path to Lending Club, the large US based P2P lender that just announced their much anticipated IPO.  Business borrowers may now approach lenders… Read More

AnyMote Nears $50,000 Goal Less Than a Week on Kickstarter

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Get ready to ditch ALL your other remote controllers. California-based company Color Tiger launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter earlier this week to raise $50,000 for the AnyMote. The device turns any smartphone into the next generation universal remote. It automates TVs, computers, sound systems and more. Color Tiger stated on its campaign website, “AnyMote… Read More

Crowdsourcing Week Europe Preps for Copenhagen

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Crowdsourcing Week Europe 2014 is the “flagship conference” for the event organizer.  Their European conference is scheduled to take place this coming October in Copenhagen.  The gathering seeks to highlight best practices in crowdsourcing and the collaborative economy in Europe.  These tectonic shifts in processes and collaboration are fundamentally changing society, mindsets and possibilities across all… Read More

Famed Mumbai Film Festival Launches Crowdfunding Campaign After Shut Down Rumors Emerge

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Just after rumors of the Mumbai Film Festival shutting down, stars and film lovers in India have taken to social media to show their support for the popular event. According to Variety, the 16th edition of the festival is currently scheduled to run October 14-21. Unfortunately, due to the expired five year sponsorship deal with Anil… Read More

RateSetter CEO: London Can Be the Center of FinTech

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RateSetter CEO and founder Rhydian Lewis recently posted his views on the status of London in the emerging world of financial innovation.  RateSetter is one of the fastest growing P2P platforms in the UK and is expanding into Australia. First it must be acknowledged that London (and the UK) has been the leader in the… Read More

Australia-based Landcare & Pozible Team Up to Create Environmental Crowdfunding Collection

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Seeking help from others, environmentalists are now turning to crowdfunding to raise funds for not only equipment, but also for their new big ideas. During a recent interview, marketing manager at Australia-based Landcare NSW, Jenny Quealy, reported the company has teamed up with crowdfunding platform Pozible for a new partnership called, Landcare & Environment Collection. Quealy… Read More

Malaysia Proposes Regulatory Approach for Equity Crowdfunding

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Malaysia, a country that has the 3rd largest economy in Southeast Asia and 29th largest economy in the world, released last week a consultation paper on equity crowdfunding.  The document has been entered for discussion and is accepting comments until September 5th.  The authors have reviewed the status and process of countries around the world… Read More

A Kickstarter History of Most Funded Projects

Coolest Cooler Crowned Most Funded Kickstarter Campaign

As we reported earlier this week, Coolest Cooler became the most funded project ever on global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter having cruised past Pebble Watch.   Coolest still has a few hours to go as it hovers around the $12 million mark as about 57000 have backed the project.  Pretty impressive if you ask me.  But… Read More

Dealstruck Provides Line of Credit to GIA Power Management

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Peer to peer lending platform Dealstruck has provided GIA Power Management with Dealstruck’s “CrowdLine” product.  GIA is a commercial development and construction company  This line of credit is an alternative to high-interest loan options.  CrowdLine has assisted GIA when the company was unable to find traditional financing in a new market. “GIA is one of… Read More

UHY Study Shows Bank Lending In USA Falling Behind G7 Peers

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Bank lending to the private sector in the US has stagnated in the last year, down by 0.13% in real terms, and continuing to fall behind the rest of the G7, according to a new study by UHY, an international accountancy network. UHY warns that the figures show that for the US’s small businesses in… Read More

San Diego Owner Looks to Kickstarter After Devastating Brewery Fire

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Last month, a devastating fire destroyed San Diego-based brewery Wet ‘N Reckless Brewing. Now the owner, Dave Hyndman, is seeking to raise $47,000 through a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. According to UT San Diego, Hyndman recorded an emotional plea about his brewery, asking for the funding goal so he may purchase new brewing equipment, refrigeration, furniture… Read More

Big Data Firm PeerIndex Seeks £500,000 Equity Crowdfunding on Seedrs

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Big data firm, PeerIndex, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs seeking to raise 10% equity of £500,000 on a pre-money valuation of £4.5 million . PeerIndex is a technology platform that tracks social media usage so you can see who in your community is an influencer and those that are not so much.  PeerIndex is currently… Read More

Growth Capital Ventures Preps For £150,000 Campaign On Its Own Crowdfunding Platform GrowthFunders

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North East UK company Growth Capital Ventures announced the upcoming launch of its crowdfunding campaign on its own platform GrowthFunders to raise £150,000 to continue to build and introduce new features on its already existing website. Growth Capital Ventures launched the equity crowdfunding and co-investment marketplace earlier this year and within the short period of… Read More

Tilt Now Offers “Free” Crowdfunding

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Tilt (the crowdfunding platform formerly known as CrowdTilt) is now free to use. Yep that’s right.  According to a post by Tilt Leader James Beshara; “Starting today, we’re dropping the fees on our ‘Collect’ feature! It is now FREE for organizers to collect money with their groups, and free for all contributors using their debit… Read More

Bluetooth Padlock Noke Nears $400,000 on Indiegogo; Creators Address Backer’s Concerns

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FŪZ Designs’ Noke is continuing to be a huge hit on Indiegogo! The Utah-based company launched the Bluetooth padlocks campaign on the crowdfunding giant on August 18th and it reached its initial $100,000 in a matter of days. Now, after only ten days, the project has raised over $390,000 by close to 4,000 backers. As previously… Read More