Tagged: angels

Indiegogo + Shock Top Launch Round 2 Of ‘Shock The Drought’ Initiative, Joined By MLB’s Padres And Angels

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  First, Indiegogo and Shock Top asked everyone to drop a brick in their toilet, as part of their partnership to battle the California drought. Now comes round 2 of the program, with funding for a new invention: EvaDrop, a water-saving shower head. Americans use more than… Read More

Gust Leads the Wind of Change in Connecting Entrepreneurs with Investors

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For over a decade Gust, and its predecessor Angelsoft, has quietly been become one of, if not the, largest private investing platforms in the world. Gust is a SaaS platform that helps connect entrepreneurs with investors and other benefactors, in whatever form such investors take,… Read More

SyndicateRoom CEO Gonçalo de Vasconcelos Shares Secrets of UK Crowdfunding Platform’s Success: Exclusive Interview

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“The [SyndicateRoom] model was a result of my experience. I was working with business angels when equity crowdfunding appeared. I loved the idea of a wider group getting access to investment in early stage companies, but I didn’t like how it was being done, and… Read More

Israel’s Equity Crowdfunding Platform iAngels Successfully Captures $2.25M Seed Round led by Billionaire Roman Abramovich

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iAngels, an angel investing equity crowdfunding  platform that enables private investors to co-invest with Startup Nation’s leading angels and gain access to exclusive early-stage opportunities, announced today that it has raised a solid $2.25 million seed round led by Roman Abramovich’s fund, Millhouse LLC.   #Roman Abramovich… Read More

Angels of Innovation: Every Great Company Starts With an Angel or Two…

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The lifeblood of online investment platforms is investment.  That’s not to take anything away from the brilliant and dedicated entrepreneurs who bravely dance on the cutting edge of industry.  But let’s face it, an idea without funding will flicker and then burn out like a… Read More

Brief: DonorsChoose’s Charles Best On Live Q&A Today With Tim Ferriss, Alexis Ohanian


Fast Company editorial director Jill Bernstein will be holding a live Q&A today discussing how to “harness the power of the crowd to make something positive happen.” The session starts at noon EST. The session features Charles Best, Founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org (pictured, right). DonorsChoose… Read More

Venture News: FundersClub’s “Hacker News” For Finance Pros


FundersClub just announced the release of a new social content channel called Venture News. The news aggregator aims to provide a hub of conversation and content for the world of finance. It works similarly to Hacker News, Y-Combinator’s tech news meritocracy. Users can sign up and… Read More

OurCrowd’s Jon Medved On Bloomberg: “Today, It’s About Building Syndicates”


Jon Medved of OurCrowd recently appeared on Bloomberg’s “On The Move Asia” discussing how equity crowdfunding and ourCrowd are democratizing access to capital for Israeli startups. Specifically, he addresses an often-cited criticism of equity crowdfunding: why can’t these deals just get funding from angel investors… Read More

Lending & Debt Dominates PE Investment In Crowdfunding Space


Alex Feldman at Crowdsunite took to Crunchbase to seek out venture capitalists and angel investors that had invested in crowdfunding companies. The main takeaway: P2P lending and debt-based crowdfunding plays have been dominant in terms of garnering investment from private equity firms, venture capitalists and… Read More

One Spark Begins Accepting Creator Registrations For 2014 Crowdfunding Festival

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One Spark is all about the Creators. Creators are people with ideas in art, innovation, music, science and technology that turn them into Projects to showcase at One Spark, the World’s Crowdfunding Festival. One Spark is built on the premise that great creations can come… Read More

Brief: Ketto Secures Angel Investment For Social Impact Crowdfunding Platform


Ketto is a Mumbai-based crowdfunding platform that “allows individuals, corporates and NGOs to raise funds for their favorite social causes and ideas.” The company has just secured a Rs 77 lakh (~$125,000) angel round from CLUB ah! and Calcutta Angels. According to Next Big What, this… Read More

Angel Investors Can’t Sit on Crowdfunding Sidelines

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The biggest mistake Canadian angel investors could make if and when equity crowdfunding is made more widely available in Canada “is to sit on the sidelines and do nothing and let crowdfunding pass them by,” says one of this country’s leading legal experts on the… Read More

#Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 11, 2013


PCMag | Can Crowdfunding Give the Private Space Race a Boost? PCMag takes a look at the private space race in the context of a company called the LiftPort Group. LiftPort raised over $110,000 on Kickstarter to build a prototype with an eye toward building… Read More

Andreessen Horowitz’s Chris Dixon On Crowdfunding

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Like a lot of people, I’m excited about crowdfunding, and specifically the crowdfunding of startups now that’s it’s legal in the US.Chris Dixon Chris Dixon is a prolific investor and has been a co-founder of multiple companies including Hunch and SiteAdvisor. He is currently an… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: October 31, 2013


Happy halloween to all of our stateside readers! USA Today | Delamaide: Crowdfunding rules help investors Do we have a “stock market rigged in favor of high-frequency traders?” According to this article yes, and it is turning investors away from the stock market. Where will… Read More

FoundryGroup’s AngelList Syndicate To Funnel $2.5M Into Startups


Foundry Group is a VC fund focused on early-stage IT, internet and software startups. The firm has just announced the formation of FG Angels, an AngelList Syndicate that aims to funnel $2.5 million in funding into 50 companies between now and the end of 2014…. Read More

Ministry Of Supply Lands $1.1M In Seed Funding After 2 Crowdfunding Successes


Ministry of Supply has made great use of Kickstarter over the past 18 months, having launched and executed two successful crowdfunding campaigns for their innovative spin on fashion. The first campaign for the Apollo dress shirt raised over $400,000 used technology developed by NASA to create shirts… Read More