Soylent Now Shipping

Dont worry about food with Soylent

Soylent, the meal replacement dream drink, is now shipping to supporters of the self crowdfunding project launched on the CrowdHoster platform.   Created by computer science geek Rob Rhinehart the powdered drink mix posed the question; “what if you never had to worry about food again?” and the world responded. Originally all queued up to… Read More

Localstake Partners with Zacks CF Research on Intrastate Crowdfunding

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Zacks and Localstake have announced a partnership where Zacks CF Research will offer valuation and rating reports on Localstake listed crowdfunded issues. “Localstake is providing a funding platform in several states now and just closed the first-ever intrastate crowdfunded issue in Michigan. We believe this partnership improves Localstake’s already strong position in intrastate crowdfunded securities… Read More

Madiston-LendLoanInvest Reveals: Three-Quarters of Brits Still Turn To Their Bank For a Loan

Madiston Lend Loan Invest Small

Despite ever tightening controls on lending from the big five banks, 75 percent of Brits prefer to approach their high street bank for a loan of £10,000 or less. This is the finding of a new survey of more than 600 consumers from peer to peer (P2P) lending firm Madiston-LendLoanInvest (MLLI) and indicates that banks… Read More

Cancer Patient’s Family Raises $115k Through GoFundMe

The Winters Family

Turning to others for help, the family of an U.S. Irishman launched a crowdfunding platform GoFundMe, after they had cancelled their medical coverage to pay towards a college fund. Ronan Winter was diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer just six months ago. The business consultant, who had left Ireland during the recession of 1989, was… Read More

P2P Platform Proplend: First Tranched Loan Has Been Redeemed

Proplend

A new entrant into the peer-to-peer (P2P) property lending space, Proplend, has had its first tranched P2P loan redeemed. The loan was a short-term commercial bridge loan supported by security over a children’s day nursery in Parson Green, London, which paid lenders a gross interest of 10% p.a. Propland has claimed to be the first… Read More

Gosnell Movie is Most Successfully Funded Campaign on Indiegogo Ever

Gosnell Movie Total

The Gosnell Movie closed last night at midnight PT having raised $2,241,043 from 26,574 backers. The majority of the supporters backed the project at the lower rewards levels of the campaign.  The fixed funding project is now the most funded project ever on the Indiegogo platform.  The Ubuntu Edge raised more money but did not… Read More

CoAssest Welcomes Vice Chairman of Vickers Venture Partners As Mentor and Private Investor

Jeffrey Chi

CoAssets, South East Asia’s first real estate crowdfunding platform, would like to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Chin Ph.D. as a mentor and private investor. Dr. Chi is currently the Vice Chairman of Vickers Venture Partners and he is also Chairman of the Singapore Venture Capital Association. His experience covers a variety of industries, including information technology,… Read More

UK & US Peer-to-Peer Regulation: Enlightened Touch vs. Square Peg Round Hole

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United Kingdom & the United States See Incredible Growth in Peer to Peer Lending Industry. With all of the hype around equity crowdfunding the silent counterpart of peer-to-peer lending has been quietly growing into a significant and disruptive industry. In fact, some industry followers expect the Peer-to-Peer lending to grow to $1 trillion by 2025…. Read More

Survey: Savers Turn their Backs on Banks as they Seek P2P Offerings

P2P

According to a recently published survey, “frustrated” savers are looking to peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms for higher rates of interest than those offered by banks – but want reassurance over the risks before they invest, a UK survey has found. The survey of over 2,000 people, run by Populus and commissioned by Wellesley & Co, one… Read More

Brief: FCA to Clarify Online Guidance & Regulated Investment Advice

Financial Conduct Authority FCA

It is being reported that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom is going to offer clarification  regarding the difference between “online guidance services” and regulated investment advice.  The report from the FCA is expected to be published next month.  The forthcoming report is not expected to directly impact crowdfunding platforms. In a… Read More

A&E, RocketHub, & Comcast Business Team Up To Launch Project Startup Entrepreneur Forms

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A&E, RocketHub and Comcast Business have joined forces to launch Project Startup Entrepreneur Forms, a unique series to live events bringing together some of the best and brightest entrepreneurial minds in three U.S. cities; Boston, MA, Detroit, MI, and Provo, UT. These forums will host aspiring entrepreneurs, local businesses, business students, and community leaders as they… Read More

Wisconsin: Businesses May Be Able to Crowdfund As Early As Next Month

Wisconsin

Great news for entrepreneurs in Wisconsin, starting June 1st anyone in America’s Dairyland will be able to buy small amounts of stock in businesses through online portals that register through the state. This will allow business owners to easily turn to their community to raise funds and expand. Rep. David Craig stated, “As small business goes,… Read More

Organic Drinkable Meal Ambronite Nears $50k Crowdfunding Goal

Ambronite

In a little over a week since the launch of its crowdfunding campign on Indiegogo, organic meal-in-a-bag Ambronite has almost reached its $50k goal. Similar to Soylent but pushing their organic base, the Finish company wants to be known as the world’s first “Real Food Drinkable Supermeal” that fulfills daily nutrition recommendations in 2 minutes. According to… Read More

Mosaic: Fighting Climate Change with Solar (Infographic)

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Solar crowdfunding platform Mosaic has created an infographic on fighting climate change.  The below graphic sets a path to how you reduce dependency on our beloved fossil fuels and shift to renewables. Mosaic is in the business of financing solar projects.  They are allow individuals to invest in solar projects while capturing a decent rate… Read More

Tens Sunglasses Crushes £9400 Goal on Indiegogo Now Over £134K

Tens

Ready to bring a whole new meaning to “tinted eyewear,” Tens launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for its new sunglasses. The product is described as “the real life photo filter”.   The lens, which took almost three years to create, features UV400 protection, which will block 100% of harmful rays. It is also made from… Read More

Clear Water Revival Scores £185k Equity Crowdfunding on Crowdcube

Clear Water Revival

Ready to target a huge potential market in Europe, natural swimming pool market leader Clear Watch Revival Ltd. has dived in head first to raise £160,000 during its crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The business has developed a unique filtration technology, which uses natural biological processes rather than chemical to clean swimming pool watch.  Led by… Read More

YourAnonNews Claims Fraud on Indiegogo Campaign

Anonymous News

YouAnonNews (YAN), a news collective site that is associated  with the Anonymous movement, ran a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo last year raising funds to launch their site. To quote the campaign;  ”Our goal as YAN contributors will be to take what we have learned over the past few years and create a new environment were… Read More

Cannabis Vitamin Spray is Crowdfunding on Indiegogo

Gevitta

Cutting edge vitamin and supplement company Gevitta announced it has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for its Canna Vitamin Spray. The product is known as the first of its kind and contains legal CBDs (cannabinoid). According to its campaign site, Gevitta’s Canna Vitamin spray has a naturally occurring cannabinoid component found in cannabis that… Read More

Upround Ventures Targets Funding Gap Post Crowdfunding

Esther Loewy

Israel is now the most likely place for people to start a tech firm. Tel Aviv based Upround Ventures has a unique value proposition.  Founded by Esther Loewy, the young company targets the gaps that exist after startups graduate accelerator programs or are initially funded with crowdfunding or angel sources. The firm engages qualified Israeli-based… Read More

Four Industries Primed to be Disrupted by Crowdfunding

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One of the benefits of helping launch and continuing to work with the global equity and debt crowdfunding movement is the innovative companies that show up at our door. These organizations are changing a number of industries and none of them are kids in garages with gadgets. The future of crowdfunding will include a variety… Read More