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FinTech Sandbox Alum Data Simply Returns As Data Partner

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FinTech Sandbox, a nonprofit that helps fintech startups access data and build great products, announced on Thursday one of its alums, Data Simply, has signed on to be a data partner and provide data to innovative startups that are selected by the organization. Data Simply… Read More

Data From P2P Lender Crowdstacker Suggests: Government Reforms Should Disrupt How Brits Should Save & Invest

Karteek Patel, CEO of Crowdstacker

On Wednesday, peer-to-peer lending platform, Crowdstacker, released data that suggested government reforms how British consumers should save and invest. Crowdstacker offers P2P investment opportunities backed by British businesses that are said to have a good track record or are able to offer security. Crowdstacker assures that… Read More

How Digital Startups Rescue Europe from the Great Recession 

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  An Update on How Close We Are to Getting Back on Track. Hub21 is a venture accelerator based in Ascoli Piceno (Marche Region in Italy), whose mission is to incubate startups, with Go-to-Market, fundraising, management support and its own strategic observatory over digital startups…. Read More

Brief: Orchard MPL Monthly Report Shows Quarterly Growth

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Orchard has published its’ monthly industry report covering the marketplace lending sector for consumer unsecured loans. According to data provided by the company, total origination volume has consistently increased quarter-over-quarter during the past year. Some highlights included in the document; Borrower interest rates have been… Read More

Fred Benenson & Ben Linsay Shares Details About Kickstarter’s Analytic History

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Earlier this week, Kickstarter employees Fred Benenson and Ben Linsay published a new article about the crowdfunding giant’s online data history called This is the story of analytics at Kickstarter. The duo shared: “If you’ve built a product of any size, chances are you’ve evaluated and deployed… Read More

Patreon Reveals “5 Data-Backed Tips To Crushing Your First Month”

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Last week, crowdfunding platform Patreon unveiled its five data-backed tips to crushing your first month for campaign organizers. The website’s data science team member, Maura Church, stated: “All of this data is pulled from a correlative analysis. Who what now? Let me break it down: I looked at… Read More

Unique New Crowdfunding Research App, Krowdster, Launches to Make Crowdfunding Easy for All

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Crowdfunding gets simplified today (November 19th) with the launch of Krowdster, which has been dubbed the world’s first crowdfunding analytics, research and supporter discovery tool. Taking the guess work out of decision making, campaign creation and supporter engagement, the unique Krowdster web app is powered… Read More

CEO of MD Insider Shares Details About Crowdfunding Success

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With his company continuing to enjoy the success of its recent crowdfunding campaign, CEO of MD Insider, David Norris, discussed his experience with the funding method with the Wall Street Journal this week. As previously reported, the data healthcare innovator, which significantly reduces healthcare costs for employers, announced… Read More

Crowdfunding For Video Games Leveling Off: What Gives?

Kickstarter & Indiegogo

Joystiq’s monthy Crowdfund Bookie report is out for March, and – much like the first two months of the year – the results are less than great. The report tallies up crowdfunding statistics from Kickstarter & Indiegogo and in the video game space specifically. The… Read More

Brief: Lending Club Ceases Daily Platform-Wide Loan Origination Data Updates

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Lending Club will make a change to their platform that will result in the removal of daily loan origination data across the platform. They’ll instead opt to share data on a quarterly basis. The announcement came via Lending Club’s blog… Instead of posting new issuance… Read More

Brief: Internet Of Things Companies Net $1B In Capital In 2013, Exhibit Steady Growth

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A report from CB Insights shows that companies in the ever-growing “Internet of Things” space have seen an uptick in investment throughout 2013. Many of these companies have used crowdfunding as part of their capital raising and marketing strategy. Related: Kickstarter Alum SmartThings Closes $12.5 Million… Read More

CrowdCheck Releases Summary Of Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemptions

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CrowdCheck has released the following comparative analysis of intrastate crowdfunding exemptions, providing a concise view of happenings in the various states that are currently considering crowdfunding exemptions. Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin are the only states to buck the $1 million annual cap on fundraising… Read More

Crowdfunding Fraud: How Big is the Threat?

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Crowdfunding is exploding as a new way of attracting funding and financing for individuals, small businesses and entrepreneurs around the world. In 2013 alone the global crowdfunding industry was responsible for between $3 and $5 billion in funding. With the passage of the JOBS Act… Read More

Crowdfund Bookie: Video Game Crowdfunding Continues Cold Streak Into 2014

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Joystiq’s monthly Crowdfund Bookie report is out and it isn’t pretty. For the quarter beginning in December 2013 and ending February 2014, just over $6.1 million was contributed to video game-related crowdfunding campaigns. That is down more than 50% from the $12.5 million contributed between… Read More

FundersClub’s Unrealized IRR Estimate Demonstrates Potential In Private Marketplace

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FundersClub is just a little over 18 months old now. The equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors has just published its first report on unrealized net Internal Rate of Return (IRR), and the numbers are telling. First, note that FundersClub is realistic about this data;… Read More

Crowdfund Bookie: Video Game Crowdfunding Goes Cold In January (Infographic)

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Joystiq’s Crowdfund Bookie report for the month of January is out, and the findings are pretty stark. Mike Suszek’s monthly breakdown of crowdfunding in video games suggests a 63% drop in funding from December to January on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. The drop is largely attributed… Read More

IOSCO: P2P Lending Drives Global Investment Crowdfunding Market Over $6 Billion

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The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has released a working paper entitled Crowd-funding: An Infant Industry Growing Fast. It aims to provide a macro perspective of the global “financial return” or “FR” crowdfunding space. (Can we get a standardized taxonomy?!) The main takeaway from the report… Read More

By The Numbers: 2014 A Huge Year For Video Games In Crowdfunding

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Kickstarter was dominant in 2013. Looking back to 2012, Kickstarter ended the year with over $320 million pledged to campaigns on the platform. After taking a look at the most recent Kickstarter statistics, they almost doubled it in 2013. We recently reported on some stats… Read More

$23 Million Raised In Six Months For Game-Related Projects

Kickstarter & Indiegogo

Joystiq’s Crowdfund Bookie series periodically takes a peek at crowdfunding data for game-related campaign raising money on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Today they published the latest breakdown, and it shows that 186 projects on these two platforms raised $23,914,666 from over 500,000 backers. Mighty No. 9 tops… Read More