Tagged: entrepreneurs

Australian Government Eyeing Big Banks to Prevent Blockchain Monopolization

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), an independent arm of the Australian government that aims to regulate competition in the market and uphold national consumer law, has been closely eyeing four big banks to prevent attempts of monopolizing the blockchain industry in fintech. The banks… Read More

IFundWomen Opens Crowdfunding Platform Dedicated to Female Entrepreneurs (Video)

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On Wednesday, IFundWomen officially launched its crowdfunding platform. The new portal is dedicated to women-led businesses and creative ideas that are created by women. The funding website’s mission is to help drive funding towards female entrepreneur and close the gender funding gap in venture capital…. Read More

Indiegogo Announces Arrow Electronics’ $1M Flashing Funding

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On Tuesday, Indiegogo announced its partner, Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), is set to offer eligible entrepreneurs $1 million in flash funding. The global crowdfunding platform revealed, starting this October, eligible campaign organizers will have a shot at part of Arrow’s million dollar prize. As previously reported, Indiegogo and… Read More

Indiegogo Partner Arrow Electronics Announces Crowdfund-to-Production Service

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Worldwide technology company and Indiegogo partner, Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), announced on Thursday the launch of its new crowdfund-to-production service. This new service reportedly aims at accelerating the pace of innovation for technology and internet of things (IoT) entrepreneurs. Those interest in applying for an… Read More

Indiegogo Celebrates Mother’s Day By Chatting With Mom Entrepreneurs About Motherhood & Product Development

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In celebration of Mother’s Day, crowdfunding portal Indiegogo sat down with various “mom entrepreneurs” to discuss how they juggle motherhood while continuing to make products and organizations. The global platform declared: “This Mother’s Day, we’re going to do something different. Besides showing you all of… Read More

1000 Angels Exclusive: Co-Founder Alejandro Cremades Shares Product Update

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Last October seeking to modernize the way venture capital funds are formed and how they invest, the NYC-based investment crowdfunding platform Onevest launched 1000 Angels.  Aiming to be the “world’s largest digital-first, invitation-only investor network,” 1000 Angels includes OneVest co-founders Tanya Prive and Alejandro Cremades, Managing Partner Erica Duignan… Read More

UK Entrepreneurs Gather in London to Celebrate Business Creativity With Virgin Media Business Voom 2016

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On Wednesday, reward-based crowdfunding portal Crowdfunder UK announced some of Britain and Ireland’s entrepreneurs gathered in London celebrate the nations’ business creativity with Virgin Media Business VOOM 2016. As previously reported, Virgin Media Business launched its search for the most innovative and exciting businesses with the UK and Ireland’s pitch competition… Read More

Crowdcube’s Darren Westlake Offers Up An Entrepreneurs Guide to Looking After Investors

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This week, Crowdcube co-founder and CEO, Darren Westlake, revealed his very own entrepreneurs guide to looking after investors. Westlake shared: “The people who have invested in a company have a right to know how their money is being spent and have a vested interest in… Read More

Indiegogo: Here Are Ten Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Love Us!

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With crowdfunding continuing to grow in popularity, Indiegogo has unveiled ten reasons why entrepreneurs are making their way to its funding portal. The global crowdfunding website shared: “The Indiegogo community has explored the potential of crowdfunding and helped shape our platform into what it is… Read More

San Diego Venture Group Names LoanHero’s Derek Barclay a New Board of Directors Member

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On Thursday, online marketplace lender LoanHero announced that its co-founder and president, Derek Barclay, has been selected as a new board of directors member of San Diego Venture Group (SDVG). SDVG is a non-profit organization that has a mission to provide a networking forum for its 800… Read More

Brief: Investment In UK FinTech Soared In 2015 By 35% To $901M, Reveals Innovate Finance

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UK investment for financial technology (FinTech) firms increased by 35 percent to $901M across 72 deals, according to statistics compiled through PitchBook by Innovate Finance, the not-for-profit membership association for global FinTech. The rise in UK investment was led by large funding rounds from Funding… Read More

Crowdfunding Norms Coming Soon To India; Sale Of Mutual Funds Through E-Commerce Platforms Under Discussion

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In India, crowdfunding norms will soon be put into place to help entrepreneurs raise funds through crowdfunding, and discussions are underway to allow sale of mutual funds through e-commerce platforms, announced U. K. Sinha, chairman of India’s capital markets regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI),… Read More

Sugru It! : Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh, CEO Of Sugru, Memorably Moldable Glue Brand

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  “I knew it could be amazing.” Jane ní Dhulchaointigh, CEO of Sugru, one of the world’s first moldable glue brands, saw the potential in the first, we’ll say, “aromatic” blend of silicone caulk and waste wood dust she created to improve her belongings so that they worked better… Read More

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

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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

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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