Tagged: germany

Update: iCradle’s COBI Continues to Be a Huge Hit on Kickstarter; Reaches Over $160,000 First Week

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Last week, Frankfurt-based iCradle launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for its new connected biking system, COBI. The project immediately became a huge hit, scoring its initial goal within four days. It is currently at $165,676 thanks to 842. COBI is considered a “world-first” in many ways. It’s the first integrated system for bikes,… Read More

iCradle, Inc. Hits Kickstarter to Raise Funds For New Connected Biking System; Scores Nearly $66,000 in Two Days

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On Wednesday (December 4th), Frankfurt, Germany-based iCradle, Inc. launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for its device, COBI. The device is considered the world’s “smartest” connected biking system. According to its campaign, COBI adds over 100 intelligent features to any bike 0 with only a simple, predictive and beautiful interface on your smartphone. Along with… Read More

Concerns Rise as German Government Passes Law that Threatens Crowdfunding

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As previously reported, a German investor protection law, has been weaving its way through the legislative process.  Unfortunately for the investment crowdfunding industry, this new form a finance may find itself impacted as collateral damage if the proposed rules becomes enforceable law. In mid – November, the federal government passed a draft law that is… Read More

EDITION F Quickly Gains Momentum on Companisto: Platform Targets Women, the Demographic that Makes 80% of Global Purchase Decisions

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Women are the demographic that makes 80% of global purchase decisions, according to a Nielsen study.EDITION F, the leading business and lifestyle platform for women, targets and taps into the career-oriented women and modern men demographic providing incisive articles in online magazines, career-enhancing contacts in the community,  job opportunities, business fashion as well as interesting business… Read More

Crowd Dialog 14 – Munich

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Die führende Praxis- und Wissens-Konferenz in Europa Aktuellstes Praxiswissen – Top-Experten – Wissenschaftliches Fundament Wer an der Crowd Dialog Konferenz teilnehmen sollte Jeder zukunftsorientierte Entscheider im Unternehmen, ob CIO, CEO, Inhaber, Personalentwickler oder CFO. Der Crowd Dialog bietet einen wissenschaftlich fundierten und umfassenden State-of-the-Art Einblick zum Phänomen schwarmbasierter Innovationsprozesse, Finanzierungsszenarien und Arbeitsmodelle um potentielle neue… Read More

After Successful Campaign on Indiegogo, Gymwatch is Available for Purchase

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Gymwatch, based in Darmstadt, Germany, has announced public availability of their fitness tracking device – a product that was successfully crowdfunded on Indiegogo earlier this year. The device raised over $160,000 on an $85,000 goal.  The campaign launched in March of 2014 with an estimated shipping date of July 2014.  This date was pushed back… Read More

Bragi Dash Receives CES Best Innovation Award 2015

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Bragi has received a rather nice award from the Consumer Electronics Association. The German team was in New York City this week for a CES event and they were acknowledged with the “Best Innovation Award 2015″ for their wireless, smart, in ear headphones the Dash. The Bragi Dash stands as the 12th most funded crowdfunding… Read More

Companisto: Investors May Receive Highest Return Ever on German Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

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Berlin based Companisto, a fast growing equity crowdfunding platform, has shared a recent story of crowdfunding success.  In June of 2012, 446 investors participated in a self crowdfunding campaign of the Companisto platform. Companisto raised €100,000 as investors took a chance on the fledgling platform, and the determined entrepreneurs, in what was certainly a risky… Read More

Fresh8 Gaming Triumphs Start-up Launchpad Competition at 2014 EiG in Berlin

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Last week, Fresh8 Gaming, the next generation ad-serving platform, triumphed at the Start-Up Launchpad competition held at the 2014 European iGaming Congress and Expo (EiG) in Berlin, Germany. Now in its seventh year, the Dragons’ Den-style contest was hosted by equity crowdfunding platform, GamCrowd, alongside Clarion Events. Fresh8 Gaming is a platform aimed specifically at the sports… Read More

Panono Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Companisto

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Panono Quickly Jumps on Companisto. Easily Beats € 100,000 Minimum Raise in First Day. Panono has made the leap from Indiegogo hit to equity crowdfunding success. All within a matter of months.  Berlin, Germany based Panono raised $1.25 million in a rewards based campaign this past January and remains one of the top funded campaigns of all… Read More

Germany: Top 10 Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns

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The top 10 largest equity crowdfunding campaigns in Germany have had some interesting changes this year.  There is a new number one leading the group.  Weissenhaus, a campaign that is still crowdfunding on Companisto, has surpassed €5 million (about $6.4 million USD) and extended their funding goal to €7.5 million.  For Companisto this is by far the… Read More

Weissenhaus Hits €5 Million. Increases Max Crowdfunding Raise to €7.5 Million on Companisto

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The Weissenhaus crowdfunding campaign on Companisto is the current record holder for most funds raised in Europe.  The real estate / resort project set a first level hurdle of raising €1 million and a maximum raise of €5 million.  Weissenhaus just hit the € 5 million mark – and now they have decided to boost it higher.  … Read More

Table of Visions Grows with the Crowdfunding Industry. Platform Powers an Increasing Number of Sites

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Table of Visions is a white label crowdfunding platform, based in Germany, that started life as a stand-alone rewards based site.  Founded by David Heberling and David Holetzeck the entrepreneurs were working on a movie project and needed funding.  During their search to fund their project they stumbled upon crowdfunding and decided to move forward… Read More

Iggy Pop & Italian Horror Director Team Up to Launch An Indiegogo Campaign for New Film “The Sandman”

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Turning to their fans for funding support, Italian director Dario Argento along with his production team, which is led by producers Daniela Tully, Jeff Rogers and Rob Heydon, have teamed up with music legend Iggy Pop to launch a $250,000 crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the upcoming horror film The Sandman. According to Variety, The Sandman, which… Read More

Bragi Dash On Track to Ship in December, Founder Nikolaj Hviid Talks Crowdfunding in Interview (Video)

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The Dash by Germany based Bragi is one of the all time favorite crowdfunding hits on Kickstarter.  Coming in the 12th position for most funded, the Dash raised over $3.3 million from 16,000 backers for a super cool new concept on bluetooth, biometric headphones.  A working prototype did not exist at the time but the… Read More

Fast Growing P2P Platform Lendico Enters Dutch Market

Lendico Team Enters Netherlands

Fast growing peer to peer lender Lendico has moved into a new market, this time targeting the Netherlands.  Lendico was founded in Germany at the end of 2013 but the young platform has quickly moved to expand into regions beyond the German market.  The new operation in Holland joins Spain, Poland, Austria and South Africa… Read More

Updated: Backers Rebel as Bonaverde Coffee Machine Alters Design Post Crowdfunding Campaign

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Bonaverde is described as the “worlds first roast-grind-brew coffee machine.  The company founders have run two rewards based crowdfunding campaigns – one each on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Bonaverde is equity crowdfunding now back on their home turf in Germany where they have nearly raised 1 million Euros on a campaign that is scheduled to end… Read More

Berlin Winners Announced for One Spark Start in Germany

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Today (September 13th)  One Spark held their first international crowdfunding festival in Berlin, Germany and handed out six cash awards to participating creator projects. The 50 participating creators came from around the region including Germany, Poland, Sweden, Chile, Italy, Israel and the United States to present their ideas and projects toa diverse audience of interested people and investors. The best pitches won shares of the €10,000 guaranteed award, similar to One Spark… Read More

FundedByMe CEO Daniel Doboczy Presentation at One Spark Berlin (Deck)

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One Spark Start – Berlin, took place all day today in Germany. This is the first international location for the One Spark crowdfunding festival that takes place each Spring in Jacksonville, Florida.  The closing presentation was given by FundedByMe founder and CEO Daniel Doboczy.  For those of us who were not able to swing by… Read More

One Spark Start: Berlin

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For one day, 50 selected Creators will showcase their projects and pitch their art, innovation, music, science, and technology ideas in front of a live audience. They will earn votes and take home a piece of 35,000€ in cash and awards, the opportunity to win a free trip to One Spark USA and up to… Read More