Tagged: chicago

Supporters of Michaels Chicago Manager Raise Over $23,000 Through GoFundMe Following Customer’s Verbal Attacks (Video)

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Prior to this past Thanksgiving holiday, a Michaels Store in Chicago experienced a customer-service fiasco that was recorded by a bystander, named Jessie Grady.  For 30-minutes, Grady watched and recorded a woman who unleashed incredible vitriol on two employees (and everyone else in the store)…. Read More

Indiegogo Teams Up With Heineken For “The Cities Project”

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On Tuesday, Indiegogo announced it has joined forces with Dutch brewing company, Heineken, for a new project known as The Cities Project. The global crowdfunding platform stated residents in New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and Honolulu are invited to submit projects they care about through Heineken’s Facebook page…. Read More

RealtyMogul Closes Newest Chicago Equity Investment, Surpasses $25M in Chicago Area Real Estate Investments

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 RealtyMogul.com, one of the leading online marketplaces for real estate investing, announced today that the platform has closed an investment into a $21.6 million acquisition. The platform helped finance the acquisition of The Edison Apartments, a mid-rise multifamily property in Chicago, by Spirit Bascom Ventures,… Read More

CEO Helman Comments on RealtyMogul $1M Chicagoland Equity Investment Closing

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RealtyMogul.com, one of the leading online marketplaces for real estate investing, announced the closing of a $1,000,000 equity investment in an industrial property in Glendale Heights, IL, within the Chicago metropolitan area. The sponsor for the acquisition is Clear Height Properties, a real estate investment and… Read More

VestLo Becomes the First to Submit Application to Operate as an Illinois Investment Crowdfunding Platform

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This week, Chicago-based fintech company VestLo announced that it has become the first to submit an application to the Illinois Secretary of State, Securities Division, so that it may register as a “qualified” crowdfunding platform under the new Illinois Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption. The adopted Illinois Intrastate Crowdfunding Bill creates… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Gramovox Announces Floating Record EU & International Shipment Details

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Last week, Chicago-based startup Gramovox announced shipment details for its Kickstarter project, Floating Record. Floating Record is described as a high-performance turntable that plays records vertically through built-in, dynamic, full-range stereo speakers (or through an RCA line out). Each Floating Record sits on a wood base and… Read More

Erik Stolhanske of Indiegogo Success “Super Troopers 2” Unveils Pictures From International Beer Fest Competition

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This week, Super Troopers star Erik Stolhanske offered up details about Super Troopers 2 Indiegogo perk, the International Beer Fest competition, which was held in Chicago last month. Stolhanske, who was known as “Rabbit” in the original film and now “Mink,” revealed in the campaign’s latest… Read More

Tovala Scores Nearly $250,000 on Kickstarter For Smart Oven & Makes Appearance on the “Today” Show (Video)

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Tovala, a Chicago-based Y Combinator-backed food startup, recently launched a Kickstarter initiative to raise $100,000 for its self-titled smart oven. Just hours after launch, the project surpassed $60,000. Now, just two weeks later, it has secured well over its initial goal thanks to nearly 1,000 backers…. Read More

Bill Nye Filmmaking Labs Offer Up New Kickstarter Documentary Update

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Last week, the Bill Nye Film crew shared some details about the Kickstarter-funded documentary project. The project surfaced on the crowdfunding platform last summer and captured $859,425 from 16,850 backers. According to a new update, the project has met up with various scientists to chat about Nye’s impact on… Read More

Y Combinator Backed Tovala Seeks to Secure $100,000 For New Smart Oven on Kickstarter

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Tovala, a Chicago-based Y Combinator-backed food startup, has launched a Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for its new self-titled smart oven. Within just hours of its debut, the campaign has successfully secured over $60,000 thanks to nearly 200 backers. The Tovala oven is described as a… Read More

Elmspring Expands: Welcomes Anka Capital Management Partner as Executive Director

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The Elmspring Accelerator, a seed-stage technology accelerator for real estate and tech startups, has added Anka Capital Management partner Bob Gillespie as executive director. Founded by Thomas Bretz and Adam Freeman, Elmspring is emerging as a premier destination for technology startups in real estate and… Read More

Monica Raymund & The Hidden Tears Project Seeks Funds on Indiegogo for Human Trafficking Awareness Film “Daddy Issues”

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Earlier this month, media company Hidden Tears Project launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for the film, Daddy Issues. The Hidden Tears Project is notably dedicated to raising awareness and funds to help end human trafficking in America. Chicago Fire actress, Monica Raymund, has teamed… Read More

Kickstarter Project “Wabash Lights” Set to Launch Tonight in Downtown Chicago

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Just a little over seven months after they secured nearly $60,000 on Kickstarter for their Wabash Lights project, Jack C. Newell and Seth Unger announced the lights are set to launch this evening in downtown Chicago. The duo hit the crowdfunding giant this past summer to bring… Read More

Jay Chandrasekhar Talks “Super Troopers 2” Filming Progress & Chicago Beerfest 2016 Tournament

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Ready to offer up an update to Indiegogo backers of the high anticipated Super Troopers 2, actor and director Jay Chandrasekhar, announced the movie’s filming progress. Chandrasekhar shared: “Happy Winter.  It’s Jay here, and I know what you’re thinking: Where’s the f**king movie?   “Don’t worry…. Read More

Gramovox Announces Floating Record Production & Shipping Update

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Earlier this month, Chicago-based startup Gramovox offered up production and shipping details about its Kickstarter success project, Floating Record. Floating Record is described as a high-performance turntable that plays records vertically through built-in, dynamic, full-range stereo speakers (or through an RCA line out). Each Floating Record sits… Read More

Chicago Listed Among Top Crowdfunding Cities Worldwide

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Its pizza may be world famous, but Chicago recently added a new attribute to its menu: one of the most active crowdfunding cities in the world, notes ChicagoInno. With 132 live projects as of Jan. 16, 2016, Chicago ranks behind only London, Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco,… Read More

Chicago’s CFX Markets Opens to the Public For Crowdfunding Investment

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CFX Markets, a secondary market for crowdfunding assets, announced on Wednesday its online market is now open to the public. According to the company, the secondary market effectively acts as a stock exchange for crowdfunding investments, allowing investors to buy and sell shares from other participants… Read More

Indiegogo’s Kate Drane Named B2C Tech Winner of Chicago Inno’s 50 on Fire Awards

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On Thursday, Streetwise Media’s digital city news property, Chicago Inno, announced the winners of this year’s 50 on Fire Awards. While sharing details about the Fire Awards, Streetwise Media President, Leslie Garbarino, stated:  “Chicago’s innovation economy continues to grow every year in large part due to… Read More

Chicago Care Coodination App Lotsa Helping Hands Teams Up With YouCaring to Provide Fundraising Resources & Organize Help for Families in Need

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Lotsa Helping Hands, a provider of online volunteer and caregiving coordination for families in need, has teamed up with crowdfunding platform, YouCaring, to introduce “compassionate crowdfunding,” which empowers people to help others overcome hardships and enjoy happier, healthier lives. The Chicago-based care coordination app company… Read More

My Kind of Town, Chicago Is: PeerRealty Now Accepting Investments toward Ameritus Real Estate Fund

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If, like Frank Sinatra, Chicago is your kind of town, PeerRealty has an investment opportunity for you.  PeerRealty investors may now invest in a fund that has already acquired over a half-dozen office properties in Chicago’s River North, West Loop and North Shore submarkets. Real estate crowdfunding platform PeerRealty… Read More