GIROPTIC’s 360cam Raises $1M in Less Than 30 Days on Kickstarter

360cam

GIROPTIC today announced that the Kickstarter campaign for 360cam, its innovative 360º, high-definition camera, has raised more than $1,000,000 in less than 30 days and from more than 3,000 backers. After reaching its initial goal of $150,000 in the first 24 hours, the 360cam is now one of the two top most funded tech campaigns… Read More

Mangopay to Sponsor ECN CrowdTuesday Events

European Crowdfunding Network ECN

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has found a lead sponsor for their previously announced ongoing CrowdTuesday events.  MANGOPAY, one of the main European payment providers, has accepted to become a gold sponsor for the crowdfunding industry’s gatherings initiated by ECN. “Payment providers are crucial actors for the crowdfunding market. MANGOPAY was among the first players… Read More

A New Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy – Integrated Corporate Crowdfunding

Corporate Social Responsibility cloud

Large companies operate differently than startups and entrepreneurs, but can still use the same tool – crowdfunding. There is a global push towards Corporate Social Responsibility and creating shared value, which has been embraced by many companies like Cisco, Nestle, and Intel (to name a few), who actually integrate their CSR into everyday decision-making. That… Read More

Moment.me Announces $1.65M of New Funding From Singtel Inov8 and Blumberg Capital

Moment.Me

Moment.me announced on Monday morning its latest investment of $1.65 million from initial investors Singtel Inov8 and Blumberg Capital, along with a new European fund. Moment.me has raised over $3 million to date. In March 2014, Moment.me launched a new, monetizable service, offering the quick and easy creation of mobile microsites for events. These microsites… Read More

John McAfee’s Company Future Tense Secure Systems Invests in QiKfunder

Future Tense Systems and QiKfunder

Founder of well known McAfee Anti-Virus and one time fugitive, John McAfee and his Future Tense Secure Systems (FTC) has acquired an equity stake in QiKFunder. QiKfunder is a security and privacy-minded crowdfunding company that seeks to provide a seamless  crowdfunding experience by offering fundraising solutions for social, community cause, equity, and real estate ventures!… Read More

Former Attorney Starts Sex Toy Business, Uses Indiegogo for Crowdfunding

Brian Sloan

This crowdfunding campaign closed on June 5th.  The original goal was to raise $45,000 but it appears market demand far outstripped that number as it raised over $280,000 on Indiegogo.  And what was this successful product?  The Autoblow 2 for men. Brian Sloan went to law school for a career but along the way the… Read More

Greendaddy Sets New Dutch Crowdfunding Record While Securing $331,707 For Bamboo-Based Clothing

Greendaddy

Kudos to Greendaddy for setting a new Dutch crowdfunding record! The European-based e-commerce retail formula in basic clothing and household textiles based on bamboo, has reached its crowdfunding goal of $331,707 with the help of 407 Symbid investors for the 14% equity offered. The self-financed company was founded by Rik Vegter in 2012 and currently is without any… Read More

Solar Crowdfunding Platform SunFunder Join’s Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid

First Day of 2014 Solar Energy Sun

The US Government, under the aegis of the Obama administration, has formally launched Power Africa to increase energy access to those in need in sub-Saharan Africa.  SunFunder is one of the founding partners of the initiative and joins an august group that includes another solar crowdfunding platform Mosaic. Over an initial five year period, Beyond the Grid… Read More

$3 Million in Real Estate Funding via Patch of Land

Carlo Tabibi

Over $500,000 Returned to Investors to Date. Real estate crowdfunding platform Patch of Land has surpassed $3 million in funding with their 13 project launched on Friday (Friday the 13th  no less).  The debt based marketplace has achieved this amount in just under 8 months of operations.  The money lent to real estate borrowers on… Read More

Lynne Cohen Foundation Crowdfunds to Beat Cancer

SockItToCancer Nude

Anti-cancer group the Lynne Cohen Foundation serves women facing breast and ovarian cancers on a national scale, and has done so for 16 years. Now, their new website delivers information, hope, and a sense of community to families across the nation to broaden awareness and extend impact for families facing increased risk of women’s cancers. The… Read More

Cutting Edge Capital Offers CA Residents Investment Crowdfunding

CuttingEdgeCapital

Cutting Edge Capital(CEC) has announced that it has listed its Direct Public Offering(DPO) using a new online investing tool that connects local businesses with investors.  The “Cutting Edge Capital DPO” claims to offer an unsecured note with a four percent annual interest rate over a term of five years, and is being listed on CuttingEdgeX… Read More

RateSetter Vision: Create an open market and ensure everyone is treated the same.

Barbarians at the Gate

RateSetter, a fast growing peer to peer (P2P) lending platform based in the UK (but with sights set on global expansion),  recently authored a post on “inclusive capitalism”.  RateSetter founder Rhydian Lewis commented on the growth  of P2P finance that has boomed both in the UK – where it originated – and around the world…. Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Henley Bond Shirts, Trackr Bravo & Stop Cholera!

Archimedes Project Haiti

Before we jump into this week’s crowdfunding campaigns I would like to point out that Kickstarter is on the cusp of hurdling past the $1 billion mark for total funds “successfully” raised. This is a pretty awesome accomplishment.  Think about it – only a few years ago three guys (Yancey Strickler, Perry Chen and Charles… Read More

Crowdfunding Now: 5 Cool Projects For Father’s Day 2014

GeekWave

It seems, every year, kids young and old run to the store to find something special for their dads, but end up just giving him a tie or a sports-related item. This has even turned into a ritual of unfortunate and painful gift giving. Here on Crowdfund Insider, we’re always looking for the next “big… Read More

weeSpring Lists on Fundable: Crowdfunding for Parenting Consumer Network

weespring babies

Unsolicited advice from everyone is one of the banes of parenthood.  Most parents can share plentiful stories of strangers giving them advice of how to care for their infant, from swaddling to nursing to diapering to strolling to interactive play.  Everyone has an opinion to share… but most new parents would rather solicit friends for… Read More

Blogger Turns To Crowdfunding For His Case Against Prime Minister of Singapore

Roy Ngerng

A Singaporean blogger and government health worker who is being sued for damages by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on Monday morning he has successfully raised funds for his legal team during his crowdfunding campaign in just four days. Author of the blog “The Heart Truths” Roy Ngerng stated that so far contributed more… Read More

The Need to Enhance Equity Market Structure

Mary Jo White at Senate

Last week during a quick trip to New York City, SEC Chair Mary Jo White addressed the Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. Global Exchange and Brokerage Conference. The title of her speech was “Enhancing Our Equity Market Structure” – a noble subject to be certain.  The SEC has an overflowing plate of regulations to address right… Read More

Kickstarter Approaches $1 Billion in “Successful” Funding

OneBillion Kickstarter

Kickstarter, the crowdfunding platform that has become synonymous with the term crowdfunding, is fast approaching another milestone in their ongoing march to fund creative projects.  While the portal just surpassed the billion dollar mark in total pledges this past March – the service is just a few million shy of a billion dollars in funding… Read More

Indiegogo Startup Earhoox Missed Crowdfunding Goal But Now Available in Best Buy

Earhoox

Earhoox, a product that offers a solution for loose and uncomfortable earbuds, will now be located in over 500 Best Buy locations nationwide. 

The product originally ran a small crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo that failed to hit its goal but the campaign helped raise awareness of the product generating more market demand.  Earhoox are soft… Read More

IdentityMind Global Announces New Bitcoin Accepting Compliance Webstore

IdentityMind Global Ignite

IdentityMind Global unveiled the IGNITE program for bitcoin startups at the InsideBitcoins conference in New York City earlier this year. The program helps bitcoin startups jumpstart their compliance program by providing low-cost access to the most comprehensive KYC and transaction monitoring solution available for Anti-Money Laundering. Regulatory issues have remained a central obstacle for bitcoin… Read More