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)

PutSolarOnIt Mosaic 2014

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

Disrupted

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

Iron Sky Film Seeks Investors on Invesdor

Iron Sky Nazi Woman

Iron Sky, the quirky sci-fi film about Nazi’s hiding out on the moon, has launched an equity crowdfunding offering on Invesdor seeking to raise up to €150,000 to help finance the film production.  Listed on May 9th, the offer quickly garnered over 120 investors raising over €78,000 surpassing the minimum target on a campaign that has 50… Read More

Boosted Boards Rolls on FundersClub

Boosted_Boards cruise Uphill

Boosted Boards, the ultraportable longboard electric vehicle company, has listed on “venture capital” investment crowdfunding platform FundersClub. Financial details have not been disclosed for this accredited only crowdfunding campaign. At a measly 8 pounds in weight and 20 mile top speed with hill climbing ability to boot, it’s no wonder that the Sunnyvale, California-based company has secured… Read More

Property Moose Opens Up Real Estate Investment Site after Funding on Crowdcube

Property Moose Logo

Hoping to take the crowdfunding revolution by storm, Property Moose recently launched their site and listed their first properties available to investors. The company wants to allow individuals to invest in real estate for as little as £500. Earlier this year founders Andrew Gardiner, Paul Miller and James Cadbury (great, great grandson of Cadbury founder)… Read More

Lionel Slusny: Crowdfunding Needs to Become the Facebook of Project Investment

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Lionel Slusny, a member of the European Crowdfunding Network and founder of LoftFi, delivered a presentation on crowdfunding at the Crowdsourcing Week conference held in Singapore earlier this Spring. Lionel states that crowdfunding is more than finance – it is about people.  He makes the statement that crowdfunding needs to become the Facebook of project… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Canada: Questions for the OSC

Brian Koscak and James E A Turner

At the inaugural conference of the Equity Crowdfunding Alliance of Canada (ECFA Canada) held last month a panel was organized to tackle the proposed crowdfunding exemptions by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC).  Presently the proposed rules are in a commenting period where interested parties are allowed to submit their opinion to the OSC web site.  The… Read More

SoFi Has Surpassed Half Billion in Student Loan Refinancing

SoFi

Social Finance, or SoFi, has refinanced more than half a billion dollars in student loans. The peer to peer lender has grown by nearly 800% to more than 550 universities. “We’re making a significant impact on the student debt burden,” said Mike Cagney, CEO of SoFi. “By connecting alumni and institutional capital directly with highly… Read More

Biotech Company Sanaria Launches $250k Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo to End Malaria

End of Malaria

Ready to put an end to a devastating disease, Maryland-based biotechnology company Sanaria launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to eliminate the threat of malaria. The company is aiming to raise $250k to develop of SporoBot, a robot that will dissect mosquito salivary glands and to accelerate vaccine development. Malaria is a vector borne disease… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Focus Fusion, Gramofon & LogmeOnce

Focus Fusion Empower the World Globe

This week we definitely have a tech angle going on for our Crowdfunding Mailbox.   But there are a lot of incredibly cool crowdfunding campaigns focusing on tech and science these days and as the ecosystem evolves I expect to see more.  Think about it – the maker space has changed so dramatically.  Previously the… Read More

Philanthropy Portal Kangu Launches 100 Mamas Fund For This Mother’s Day

Kangu

This Mother’s Day, Kangu, the innovative philanthropic crowdfunding platform that enables investors to fund life-saving medical services for pregnant women and newborn babies, is launching its 100 Mamas Fund. On the website, backers can contribute to the cost of critical medical services for 100 Mamas in Uganda and Nepal, on behalf of a special mom… Read More

Updated: Blue Mountain State – The Movie Gains Momentum

BMSTheMoview

Perhaps boosted by the arrival of the weekend, funding for Blue Mountain State the Movie has picked up speed during the final days of the campaign.  With four days remaining in the fixed funding campaign on Kickstarter the $1.5 million target is now within reach having quickly raised over $100,000 during the past few days.  The… Read More

San Diego Opera Reaches $1M Crowdfunding Campaign Goal

San Diego Opera

Exciting news for the San Diego Opera! The company announced on Friday that it reached its crowdfunding goal of $1M, just 10 days ahead of the May 19th deadline. The campaign was launched last month with funds raised expected to go towards the 2015 season. According to one of the opera’s spokesman, the board still needs… Read More