Tagged: entrepreneurs

As The Number Of Platforms Decreases, The True Leaders Will Rise: Q&A With Vincent Bradley, CEO Of FlashFunders

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  For a company that launched less than a year ago, FlashFunders has made its presence known as one of the first equity crowdfunding platforms allowing startups to manage and execute their whole seed funding round online. The company is also one of the first broker-dealers approved by… Read More

Hiscox Names US as “Most Entrepreneurial” Country, No Time to Rest on Laurels


The International insurance firm Hiscox has released its seventh annual ‘DNA of an Entrepreneur Report’, with the firm using its global network of 268,000 small businesses in order to calculate entrepreneurship and business innovation within six countries, including the US, UK, Germany, France, Holland and… Read More

Interview with Companisto CEO & Co-Founder Tamo Zwinge: New Venture Loans, FinTech Disruption & German Regulations


CEO and General Manager of Companisto Tamo Zwinge began his career as a lawyer, studying law at the Freie Universität Berlin and completing his legal clerkship in Berlin and Pretoria, South Africa. Afterward, he received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in commercial law, specializing in… Read More

Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin Opens Up About His Spirituality Beliefs & How It Helps Overcome Tech World Stress

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Taking time away from his global crowdfunding platform, CEO and co-founder of Indiegogo, Slava Rubin sat down with the Observer to share details about his spiritual beliefs. During the interview, Rubin revealed his spiritual background: “For me, a spiritual person believes in certain thoughts or… Read More

Upper Street’s Julia Elliott-Brown: “Crowdfunding Opens The Door For Female Investors in the Same Way That Online Gambling Opened Up Betting”

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Julia Elliott-Brown, CEO and co-founder of UK brand Upper Street, recently shared how crowdfunding is perfect for female entrepreneurs. This past spring, Upper Street launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs and raised a total of £229,626. The London-based shoe label founded five years ago by Elliott Brown and Katy Chandler, aims to… Read More

Brief: Peer-to-Peer Entrepreneurs’ Organization Appoints Gilberto Crombe As New Global Chairman

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On Wednesday, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a peer-to-peer community of entrepreneurs, welcomed Gilberto Crombe as its new chairman of the global board of directors for FY2015/2016. Crombe’s tenure as chairman will focus on bringing together EO’s global network while driving the organization’s strategic initiatives—and the leading entrepreneurs it… Read More

Google and Manos Accelerator Select Spring 2015 Accelerator Class: Startups by Latino Entrepreneurs

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Manos Accelerator, a startup accelerator  in Silicon Valley targeting global Latino entrepreneurs, and Entrepreneurs for Google has announced the selected startups that have joined the Manos Accelerator program for the 2015 spring batch.  Manos Accelerator, an organization that is supported by Google for Entrepreneurs, is a… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Joins Forces With Richard Branson’s Virgin StartUp to Create New Ways For England Entrepreneurs to Access Business Finance

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An initial £750,000 of funding from Virgin StartUp will be available for up to 100 businesses that successfully run a campaign on the UK’s No 1 rewards-based crowdfunding platform. As part of the pioneering partnership, those who raise funding through Crowdfunder UK, could be automatically eligible for a Virgin… Read More

AppVested Debuts Website to Help Mobile App Inventors Crowdfund their Ideas

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AppVested, an equity crowdfunding platform that connects serious accredited investors to carefully-vetted mobile application ideas, also known as AppIdeas, in need of funding. By carefully selecting only the most opportune app ideas brought forth by willing and creative-minded entrepreneurs, AppVested looks to develop, launch and market… Read More

Canada’s CTV Announces Production For New Reality Series Pilot “Dream Funded: Let the Crowd Decide”


The customer is always right! CTV announced today from Prime Time in Ottawa the start of production on the new one-hour reality series pilot, Dream Funded: Let the Crowd Decide, produced by CTV in association with Entertainment One (eOne), Highway Entertainment, and United Artists Media Group. The pilot is… Read More

Reality Crowd TV Debuts Virtual Incubator & Crowdfunding Network Platform for Entrepreneurs

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The crowdfunding industry has been frequently highlighted in the media over the last few years because of the high profile projects that have been funded. The crowdfunding industry has been growing at a brisk pace with impressive revenue growth for the last three years. This… Read More

Brief: OurCrowd Reviews 2014, a Year Lauded with Awards and Achievements


The StartUp Nation Scales Up. According to OurCrowd’s blog, “This past week, we waved 2014 goodbye and welcomed in the new year – but not without a bit of self reflection at what an amazing year it’s been for the Startup Nation. In 2014, Israel… Read More

Richard Branson Talks Crowdfunding, Business, & Money Raising With Entrepreneur

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Ready to share his advice on business success, founder of Virgin Group Richard Branson sat down with Entrepreneur to discuss key ways for readers to raise funds for their businesses. While sharing details about Virgin Group, Branson recalled, “My friends and I came up with… Read More

Onevest Launches New Platform That Caters to The Education of Entrepreneurs & Investors


Onevest, an equity crowdfunding provider, announced the launch of Learn.Onevest.com, a free peer-to-peer learning platform where startup founders and early stage investors may discover curated videos and articles to become more successful in the startup industry. “The mission of Learn.Onevest is to create an online learning community for… Read More

Infographic: CrowdIt Tackles Experience Gap Among Crowdfunding Entrepreneurs With New Feature


  Today crowdfunding platform CrowdIt announced the launch of a new platform feature aimed at closing a different gap for prospective fundraisers: the experience gap. The new “Suits” feature is essentially an online forum built into the CrowdIt platform where project creators – “Dreamers” as… Read More

Crowdcube, Start Up Loans Partner To Help More UK Entrepreneurs Crowdfund


Crowdcube has teamed with Start Up Loans, an organization that focuses on lending-based funding initiatives and training for UK entrepreneurs. We are thrilled to announce that Start Up Loans has partnered with Crowdcube. The government funded scheme that provides loans and mentors for entrepreneurs is… Read More

On #SmallBizSaturday, Crowdfunding Emerging As Way Of Supporting Local Businesses


Black Friday has become an annual shopping phenomenon where consumers take to stores in droves seeking deals from the world’s largest retailers. Similarly, Cyber Monday was launched as an answer to Black Friday to encourage shoppers to buy Christmas gifts online. In light of this,… Read More

Hong Kong Startups Seek To Tap Asian Crowdfunding Market

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Crowdfunding has yet to take off in Asia like it has in the US, Europe and Australia. Having said that, two recent pieces of news involving Hong Kong-based crowdfunding platforms suggest that entrepreneurs are increasing their efforts at mobilizing capital in Asia via crowdfunding. These… Read More

“She Started It” To Focus On Female Entrepreneurship In Tech


A crowdfunding campaign currently funding on Indiegogo is seeking $10,000 to create a documentary about female entrepreneurs in technology. The project was created by Nora Poggi and Insiyah Saeed, two San Francisco-based journalists who have first-hand experience covering some high-growth companies with females at the… Read More

Startupland Promises Look Into Startup Culture, DC Accelerator


Startupland is a documentary series currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, and it promises an intimate look at the roller coaster ride that is being an entrepreneur embedded in a startup accelerator. The documentary promises more than just interviews and footage from within the “war room.” That… Read More