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New Washing Device Dolfi Quickly Captures Attention on Indiegogo; Raises Over $127,000 in Three Days

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Germany-based Dolfi launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign earlier this week to raise $100,000 to bring its self-titled washing device to the market. Dolfi is described as a hand-sized device that cleans your clothing with the power of ultrasonic technology. It is considered the “next generation cleaning technology,” and it’s gentle on clothing. The device is… Read More

Bragi Dash Has Successful Trip to CES, Pushes Back Shipping One More Time

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Bragi Dash, one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns from 2014, has once again pushed back their shipping date for their wireless smart headphones.  The young German company announced the delay in an post to crowdfunding backers.  The update came after sharing a highly successful trip to International CES where they demoed a working prototype of… Read More

Companisto & Munich Accelerator ProSiebenSat.1 Partner Up on Crowdfunding

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One of the leading equity crowdfunding platforms in Germany has formed a partnership with Munich based accelerator ProSeibenSat.1 (P7S1).  Information received from Companisto has announced that two startups from ProSiebenSat.1 accelerator will simultaneously launch crowdfunding campaigns on Companisto today (January 15).  The two young companies seeking investors on Companisto are Jaime Jacobs and Pablo & Paul…. Read More

Kraftwerk, a Fuel Cell-Powered Charger That Fits in Your Pocket, Tops $.5M Goal in Less Than a Week

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Given the speed at which Kraftwerk charges USB-enabled devices—within three seconds—perhaps it’s no surprise that Kraftwerk, the world’s smallest power generator, had more than 4,500 backers worldwide, collecting some $600,000, within days of launching its Kickstarter campaign. It was also chosen as a Kickstarter Staff Pick. The pocketsize charger uses fuel cell technology to directly… Read More

COBI Smart Bike System Finishes Its Run on Kickstarter; Raises $400,000 in 30 Days

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Frankfurt, Germany-based iCradle, Inc.‘s COBI, the world’s smartest connected biking system reached the finish line of its Kickstarter campaign with a resounding triumph, having raised just over $400,000 in less than a month. This exceeds its initial fundraising goal by 402%. As previously reported, COBI is considered a “world-first” in many ways. It’s the first integrated system for bikes,… Read More

Interview: P2P Banking.com and P2P Kredite.com Publisher Claus Lehmann Talks Alternative Finance in Germany

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Since late November, The University of Cambridge teamed up with EY, the global professional services organization, and launched the European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey with the support of major European industry associations. As readers may know, this is the largest study to date on crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and other forms of alternative finance in Europe. This benchmarking survey, which closed on 6 January 2015,… Read More

eZelleron Inc. Launches Kickstarter Campaign For New Portable Power Plant; Scores Over $200,000 in Three Days

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On Sunday (January 4th), Germany-based startup eZelleron, Inc. debuted its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $500,000 for its portable power plant, kraftwerk. According to its campaign, the kraftwerks offers a new energy supply technology for mobile electronic devices. It is efficient and remains independent from the power grid. The eZelleron team stated, “kraftwerk opens… Read More

Germany Update: Founder Institute Launches in Frankfurt & Paymentandbanking.com Chooses Kreditech as FinTech Startup of 2014

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Paymentandbanking.com named Hamburg-based Kreditech  as the FinTech Startup of 2014. The jury explains its choice noting  Kreditech “obvious disruption and, unfortunately, one of the few German FinTech startups that has substantial foreign investment.” Kreditech applies big data to score the creditworthiness of customers. In addition, Founder Institute initiated its program in Frankfurt.  Founder Institute, which names itself the world’s… Read More

Edition F Posts 335% Overfunding on Companisto: German Lifestyle Platform for Women

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EDITION F launched its modest Companisto equity crowdfunding campaign in November, seeking to raise a minimum of 50,000€ for 5€ a share; to date, with the help of over 435 backers, the lifestyle platform for women has raised well over its initial modest goal, securing 167,600€ for the platform valued at 1,500,000€. Women are the demographic that makes 80%… Read More

Companisto Shareholders Say No to 100% Return as Outside Investor is Turned Away

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In June of 2012, 446 investors participated in a self-crowdfunding campaign of the German investment crowdfunding site Companisto. Companisto raised €100,000 to help fund the startup as participating investors decided to take a chance on the new entrant into the the crowdfunding space. Jump forward to 2014 and a single investor expressed interest in purchasing… Read More

Update: iCradle’s COBI Scores Over $300,000 During Its Final Days on Kickstarter

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With only five more days until its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter comes to an end, iCradle’s COBI continues to be a huge success on Kickstarter by raising nearly $322,000 thanks to over 1,500 backers. As previously reported, COBI is considered a “world-first” in many ways. It’s the first integrated system for bikes, integrating the most popular… Read More

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