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Fund Wisdom: Equity Crowdfunding Public Offerings Drove $278M in Angel Investing for 2014

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Fund Wisdom, an equity analytics firm analyzing online equity offerings, released its first annual Investment Insight report for 2014. The report details industry-wide online private equity offerings from top investment platforms including AngelList, SeedInvest, WeFunder, Onevest, Fundable, EquityNet, Return On Change, CrowdFunder, and EarlyShares for the last calendar year. FundWisdom found that 296 SEC Regulation… Read More

Norway-Based Kuddle Announces New Fundable Campaign; Seeking to Raise $4.7M

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Picture sharing app for kids, Kuddle, announced the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Fundable. The Norwegian company revealed it is aiming to raise $7.4 million so that it may continue to expand. According to Reuters, Kuddle launched last August and allows parents to monitor what their children publish along with keeping access to content… Read More

Kickstarter-Success FreeWavz Debuts New Campaign on Fundable

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On Tuesday (January 13th),  smart wearable technology developer, FreeWavz, launched its crowdfunding campaign on Fundable to raise funds so that it will be able to expand to accelerate the build of production capacity. This new campaign comes after the company received over $325,000 on Kickstarter last summer. As previously reported, the smart headphones is designed by… Read More

Updated: Bankrupt New Zealand Businessman is Equity Crowdfunding on Fundable [Now Removed]

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According to a report in Stuff.co.nz, a bankrupt New Zealand businessman is raising capital on equity crowdfunding platform Fundable even though he has allegedly left earlier investors empty handed. Crowdfund Insider published an article regarding the investment opportunity on Fundable this past November.  Time3 Global, described as a “virtual internet operating system” has posted an… Read More

Founder of Nashville Smart Lock Startup Haven Reveals How Failing on Kickstarter Didn’t Stop It From Finding Funds

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Last September, Nashville-based Haven launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $150,000 for its smart lock system. The self-titled device is described as a new smart lock that is anchored at the strongest point of the entryway, inside at the base of the door, preventing break-ins where traditional lock systems fall short. It gives homeowners… Read More

Startup Funding 2014: A Year in Review (infographic)

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Here is another interesting infographic that visually depicts a break-down of startup funding for 2014. While equity crowdfunding has captured more than a few headlines, the reality is that this new method of capital formation is still quite small and in its infancy.  That’s ok though, as there is plenty room to grow. This specific… Read More

2015 Crowdfunding Trends: Mergers, Acquisitions & Extensive Collaborations

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The crowdfunding industry in 2014 has experienced immense growth. In the last three years crowdfunding has tripled according to Clearity, and according to NESTA the growth percentage even was an amazing 400%. The expectations of a $10 billion crowdfunding industry are hardly a month away from being realized. Logically, most of the debate regarding crowdfunding… Read More

Dupont Underground Launches Fundable Campaign For Abandoned Trolley Station

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The nonprofit Arts Coalition for the Dupont Underground (ACDU) announced today that it has signed a 66-month lease with the District of Columbia’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) for an abandoned 75,000-s.f. former trolley station below the streets of Dupont Circle, in the District’s Northwest quadrant. The ACDU also launch… Read More

Fundable and Staples Announce 2014 Crowd2Shelf Winners

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Four winners were announced today in the inaugural Crowd2Shelf Contest. Created by Fundable and sponsored by Staples, the Crowd2Shelf Contest drew thousands of startups across the country to compete for a chance to crowdfund their way to Staples’ shelves. Contestants demonstrated demand for their innovative products by gathering votes as well as crowdfunding pledges, with nearly… Read More

Time3 Global Chooses Fundable For Its Final Round of Crowdfunding Investments

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New Zealand startup, TIME3 Global Limited, has launched its final round of funding through crowdfunding platform, Fundable. The company is seeking US $2.8M to commercialize its flagship product known as the Total Information Management Environment (TIME3). TIME3 is a Virtual Internet Operating System (VIOS) which offers a revolutionary solution to the fundamental security issues of the World… Read More

Fundable and Staples Crowdsource the Next Great Innovation: Cite 25 Crowd2Shelf Finalists

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Fundable and Staples announced the 25 finalists of their collaborative Crowd2Shelf Contest, which gives startups across the country the opportunity to crowdfund their way to retail shelves.  The companies stated, “The contest drew thousands of incredible startups, but after a month-long voting period, and much deliberation from an expert judging panel, the list has officially… Read More

Convertible Loans as a Band-Aid Solution to the Valuation Problem in Equity Crowdfunding

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What’s happening: the industry wants equity It’s ironic that crowdfunding makes it possible to set up companies that otherwise never would’ve come into existence, only to ruin them later by postponing the valuation issues that any start up will have to solve sooner or later. Might the positive start of crowdfunding come to a halt… Read More

Goji Goes Dark on Backers After Successful Raise on Indiegogo, Meanwhile Company Seeks Investors Via Fundable

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The Goji Smart Lock ran a pretty successful rewards based crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo back in the summer of 2013.  Capitalizing on the growing interest for internet connected devices, Goji had developed a sleek product that updated the deadbold lock with new technology and features all controlled on your iPhone.  With design cues from the… Read More

HearNotes Named Top Finalist in Staples Crowdfunding Contest; Offers Pre-Orders for First Ever “WireFree” Earbuds

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HearNotes Inc., creator of the first premium WireFree earbuds for superior mobile audio, announced today it is a finalist in the Fundable Crowd2Shelf contest sponsored by Staples Inc. After an avalanche of votes from consumers wanting to see the product on store shelves, HearNote is now offering on the Crowd2Shelf contest site an exclusive two-month… Read More

Fundable and Staples Announce the Top 25 Crowd2Shelf Contestants

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Business crowdfunding platform Fundable and office supply retailer Staples have teamed up to launch the first Crowd2Shelf Contest. The event drew in thousands of startups across the U.S. to compete for a chance to fund their way to Staples’ shelves. A panel of innovation experts, including Fundable and Staples representatives, selected the Top 25 submissions that will continue… Read More

Staples, Fundable Team Up to Crowdfund Innovation

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Fundable and Staples Team Up with Crowd2Shelf Contest. Fundable, a hybrid crowdfunding platform, and Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) have teamed up to launch the first “Crowd2Shelf” Contest. Created by Fundable and sponsored by Staples, the Crowd2Shelf Contest invites entrepreneurs and small businesses to harness the power of crowdfunding to propel their product onto Staples.com and the shelves of Staples… Read More

3D Printing Startup NVBOTS Launches $150,000 Crowdfunding Campaign on Fundable

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Boston-based NVBOTS, a 3D printing startup founded by MIT students, is seeking to raise $150,000 with a crowdfunding campaign on Fundable. The funds from this new campaign, which launched today (July 23rd), will be added to an $850,000 seed funding round that the company has raised over the past four months. NVBOTS builds 3D printers with… Read More

Fundable, Dragon Innovation, Partner Up

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Fundable, an investment crowdfunding platform, has announced a partnership with Dragon Innovation, a hardware  authority. For hardware companies utilizing the Fundable platform, Dragon Innovation will now review and certify the products via the “Dragon Certified program”. This process will demonstrate to potential backers / investors that due diligence has been completed and provides confidence that… Read More

LED Technologies’ reVive Light Therapy Enlists Fundable

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Having recently completed its new product debut road show with key targeted retailers, LED Technologies walked away with over $1.2M in preorders for 2014. Beginning this summer, LED Technologies will expand its product distribution beginning with key retailers in the Drug, Mass, Specialty Beauty, Club and Department Stores such as Target.com, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Hammacher Schlemmer, beauty.com,… Read More

weeSpring Lists on Fundable: Crowdfunding for Parenting Consumer Network

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Unsolicited advice from everyone is one of the banes of parenthood.  Most parents can share plentiful stories of strangers giving them advice of how to care for their infant, from swaddling to nursing to diapering to strolling to interactive play.  Everyone has an opinion to share… but most new parents would rather solicit friends for… Read More