Journalism Crowdfunding Platform Releases New Feature to Upload A Video


Vourno, a crowdfunding platform and independent news network for video journalism, has announced the launch of an exciting new feature, “Upload A Video”. Journalists worldwide now have the ability to directly upload any news story to Before this feature, journalists could only post stories they created using Vourno’s crowdfunding platform. The addition of ‘Upload… Read More

Crowdcube Posts Another Strong Month of Crowdfunding

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Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has logged another awesome month of raising capital for small businesses.  The UK based platform shared in a statement the site had raised £3.4 Million for the month of October.  Crowdcube is one of the leading equity crowdfunding platforms in the world with their site having raised over £15 Million since… Read More

Henry David Thoreau Farm Crowdfunds to Go Solar


Anonymous Donor to Match All Contributions Up TO $12,000. Noted American writer, philosopher, and naturalist, Henry David Thoreau is going off the grid once again, 168 years after his famous experiment in living deliberately in a simple cabin at Walden Pond. The Thoreau Farm Trust, a nonprofit organization, is launching a fundraising effort to install… Read More

Failed Kickstarter Creator Pleads: Stop “Showing Up At My Door”


Did the Creator of the Eventorbot Share a Glimpse Into Crowdfunding’s Dark Side? Frankfort, Illinois resident Duy Dang took to Kickstarter in September of 2012 seeking $25,000 in funding for something called the Eventorbot, described as an “open-source 3D printer.” Between September 12th and October 24th, 2012, 297 backers would pledge $137,508 to the campaign,… Read More

Terrafugia Crowdfunding On Wefunder, Aims To Bring Flying Car To Market


Since 2006, Terrafugia has raised over $10 million from investors in order to design and develop the Transition, a flying car that is said to be market-viable and ready to deliver in 2015. The company is seeking $500,000 in additional investment on Wefunder to bring the Transition to market, and specifically to finish the design… Read More

Anti-Rape Garment Company Crowdfunding On Indiegogo Sparks Controversy

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We featured AR Wear anti-rape garments in a recent Saturday Crowdfunding Mailbox feature. The line of garments are built with an underlying “skeletal structure” that prevents garment removal without the use of a special tool. They resist cutting and tearing, essentially promising a garment that could buy valuable time – or thwart a rapist altogether… Read More

On Indiegogo: BE MAKER! Is Second Crowdfunding Success For Borderless Electronics


Borderless Electronics found success once already on Indiegogo. The outfit of “hackers, makers and tinkerers” launched a campaign earlier this year for the $9 Arduino compatible starter kit, a small kit of electronic parts that backers could use to begin to learn how to tinker with the “Internet of Things.” This first campaign raised over… Read More

Kickstarter Shares Stats From First Year In The UK

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It is almost hard to believe that Kickstarter has already been operating in the UK for a year already. Believe it; Kickstarter launched in the UK on Halloween 2012. From that first year, Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler has gleaned a handful of statistics. Those stats were shared in a post to Kickstarter’s blog today. The… Read More

OurCrowd Inks Co-Investment Partnership With GE Ventures

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OurCrowd made waves recently after announcing that the Israeli equity crowdfunding platform has driven over $23 million in funding for 28 companies to date. CEO Jon Medved claims that this makes OurCrowd the “world’s largest crowdfunding-for-equity site.” RELATED | Jon Medved: OurCrowd Now The World’s Largest Equity Crowdfunding Site Now OurCrowd has announced a strategic co-investment… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 4, 2013


The links in today’s roundup are kind of gloomy, but they do include some interesting and arguably valid concerns about crowdfunding moving forward. Do you think any or all of these concerns are valid? Let us know in the comments. | Crowdfunding trend gets green light in Wisconsin, but there are still caution flags… Read More

Organic Hospitality Marketing Agency Raises Equity on Crowdcube

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 Organic Hospitality, a specialist marketing agency for the hospitality, tourism and e-commerce sectors, is taking advantage of crowdfunding, to raise capital.  Graeme Kerr, the Glasgow entrepreneur behind Organic Hospitality, has teamed up with Crowdcube, a leader in raising business finance through online investments which recently raised £2 million for TV’s Kevin “Grand Designs” McLeod.  Organic… Read More

On The Proposed SEC Regulations & Crowdfunding: Let’s Get It Right, Chairman White


(Editors Note: The content below was corrected to reflect text included in the original article that was not clearly attributed to Dara Albright.) There was an air of euphoria in the crowdfunding community on October 23 when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission finally issued its proposed crowdfunding rules – a necessary step to implement… Read More

The Future of Raising Capital: An Interview With Douglas Ellenoff

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Douglas Ellenoff of EGS, LLP, on the Making of the New Crowdfunding Law By David Drake The JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act signed by President Obama on April 5, 2012, had six underlying bills and Title III is about crowdfunding. The Crowdfunding Bill was initially expected to become law in January 2013 but it… Read More

J-Kick Launched for Washington State’s Jewish Community

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  The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle has launched J-Kick, a crowdfunding platform for projects serving Washington State’s Jewish community.  J-Kick is an online philanthropic marketplace where project sponsors and donors can find one another swiftly, securely and effectively. A generous startup grant from Susan and Jeffrey Brotman made the site a reality.  J-Kick is a… Read More

Securities Attorney T. Hale Boggs: SEC Uncomfortable with JOBS Act

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Corporate Attorney T. Hale Boggs, a partner at well respected law firm Manatt, founded their Palo Alto office in 1998.  He also helped establish the San Francisco office.  He has had the unique opportunity to work with a very diverse clientele in the Silicon Valley / Bay area ecosystem of startups and investors.  His practice… Read More

Congressman Schweikert Comments on Crowdfunding Proposal from SEC

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Representative David Schweikert,  a Republican from Arizona, has issued the following statement on the House floor today expressing disappointment with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed rules to implement the bi-partisan Crowdfunding provisions of the Jump Start Our Business Startups or JOBS Act which was signed into law by President Obama in 2012: “The… Read More

Neil deGrasse Tyson On Crowdfunding & Space: “It’s A Matter Of Scale”

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In a recent episode of the StarTalk Radio Show, famed American astrophysicist and space dreamer Neil deGrasse Tyson addressed the subject of trying to crowdfund a mission to mars. It seems poignant given our recent coverage of whether crowdfunding could change the world by revolutionizing the way we collect energy. Tyson explains the issues with… Read More

WATCH: RocketHub’s Alon Hillel-Tuch On Crowdfunding At TEDx Navesink

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Alon Hillel-Tuch is a co-founder and the Chief Financial Officer of RocketHub. In a recent talk at TEDxNavesink, he outlines the ethos of the crowdfunding space as a disruptive technology based on a need in the market. He says that “some of the ebst innovations and ideas happen at the grassroots level.” He says that… Read More

Interview with Simon Dixon, CEO of Crowdfunding site BankToTheFuture

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BankToTheFuture, an equity crowdfunding platform based in the United Kingdom, recently announced they intend on becoming an Investment Bank – and they are crowdfunding themselves to achieve this goal.  Presently they are attempting to raise £2 Million on their platform.  As of today they have raised over £340,000 towards this goal.  The offer represents a… Read More

Nicola Horlick To Enter P2P Finance Space With Money&Co

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British investment fund manager Nicola Horlick is planning to launch a lending-based crowdfunding portal in the UK market. Called Money&Co, the company aims to take on stalwart UK crowdfunding platforms like Crowdcube and Seedrs for a share of the growing crowdfinance market. Yes, Crowdcube and Seedrs are both equity-based plays, but in the end the… Read More