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Bragi Dash Enters Mass Production. Angela Merkel Approves

Angela Merkel looks at Bragi Dash

The Bragi Dash is finally in mass production.  In a backer update, Dash creators stated that broad shipping will occur next weeks with batches going to specific regions around the world via UPS. Production is expected to quickly ramp to approximately 1500 Dashes per day.  One… Read More

Bitbond Launches Bitcoin Purchasing Power Index: BitcoinPPI

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Taking a page out of the august Economist, Bitbond has launched BitcoinPPI; an index that measures bitcoin purchasing power measured in Big Macs.  Yes, that eternal benchmark of consumable wealth is put to use once again. The hamburger. The Big Mac index was launched by the… Read More

Bragi Receives Huge $22 Million Investment as Dash Prepares to Ship


Bragi, creators of the in-ear, smart Bluetooth earphones, has received a sizeable $22 million investment from a group of American, European and Asian investors.  Bragi did not identify the investors by name. The Kickstarter success story ran a crowdfunding campaign back in early 2014.  The… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: GI FlyBike – an Electric Bike that Folds, Hudway Heads Up Display & Monkey Keyless Entry

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The technology available to create electric bikes that are compact in design and provide sufficient power for a good ride has become ubiquitous.  Folding bikes have been around for a really long time.  Gi FlyBike is perhaps the first product to combine the two and… Read More

Crowdcube Alum Camden Town Brewery Set to Appear at Big Eater’s OktoberFeast


This upcoming week, Crowdcube success Camden Town Brewery will be joining a few other breweries at the 2015 Big Eater’s Oktoberfest. The brewery was established in 2009 when founder Jasper Cuppaidge took over The Horseshoe Pub in Hampstead. He grew frustrated by the standard of London… Read More

Stone Brewing Company Offers Up New Brewery Updates to Indiegogo Backers (Video)

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On Wednesday, California-based brewery Stone Brewing Company announced some exciting updates for its Indiegogo backers. Last year, the adult beverage company embarked on two new brewery projects that will bring their style of fresh, thoughtful, delicious, high-quality craft beers not only to the other side… Read More

Lampuga Surfboards’ Jet Propulsion: Carving Out an Epic Crowdfunding Campaign on Seedmatch


“Curious looks from from the beach or jetty guaranteed.” Something about that wintery mix that just passed through the Midwest announcing that winter’s just around the corner makes Lampuga Surfboard’s Seedmatch campaign even more appealing.  Surf’s up! Just a vimeo away from the beach, sun and swells.  Nearing 400K€… Read More

Funding Circle Goes Global with Acquisition of Zencap

Funding Circle and Zencap founders

Funding Circle, the leading UK SME marketplace lending platform, has dramatically increased its footprint with the acquisition of Zencap. Funding Circle will now operate in Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. Funding Circle already has a significant operation in the US. Funding Circle representatives state this… Read More

Seeking Industry Transparency, Companisto Publishes Its Equity Crowdfunding Performance Data, Focusing on Germany, Austria and Switzerland

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Companisto,  the leading equity crowdfunding platform in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with an annual financing volume of €12 million, has published information on the business development of start-ups financed through its platform for the first time. The platform has analyzed the development of share values between… Read More

ZenCap is Fastest Growing Online Lender in Europe

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ZenCap, a one-year-old Berlin-based direct lending platform is presently the fastest growing site in continental Europe.  According to data published by AltFi, ZenCap has generated Year over Year growth of an astounding 445.3%.  The next closest growth rate is of Auxmoney at less than half that… Read More

Bragi Dash Expects to Ship to All Backers by End of October

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The Bragi Dash crowdfunding campaign raised a solid $3.39 million on a $260,000 goal. The in-ear wireless, smart headphones generated the support of almost 16,000 individuals. The Bragi Dash stands as the 21st most funded campaign of all time on Kickstarter.  If you measure against… Read More

Kreditech Raises €82.5 Million in Series C Funding Round

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Big data company Kreditech is on a “simple mission to build a ‘digital bank’ for everyone” now has more money to accomplish its goal.  Kreditech has just announced it has raised €82.5 million in a Series C funding round led by JC Flowers.  Existing investors Peter… Read More

The Founders Festival – Munich

Bits & Pretzels is a 3 day conference for founders and people from the startup ecosystem with over 3.600 attendees. We bring together the world’s leading entrepreneurs and investors to share their ideas. Join us on 27th – 29th September 2015 and don’t miss the… Read More

CrossLend P2P Lending Launches in Germany, Spain & UK

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CrossLend, a young peer to peer lending platform, has launched its direct lending platform in Germany, Spain and the UK.  Originally reported in Lending School, CrossLend was founded by Oliver Schimek, Marie Louise Seelig and Daniel Schlotter last year. The new platform will offer services… Read More

Fanmiles Kicks Off Social Media Platform: Seeks to Establish Global Ecosystem to Reward Crowd Loyalty


Readers may now be familiar with Jimmy Kimmel’s viral Mean Tweets on YouTube.  If you haven’t joined the over 47M viewers who watched these funny clips, treat yourself to a laugh. Berlin-based Fanmiles taps into the crowd’s desire to reach out (ideally in a positive way, not like Mean Tweets) to… Read More

noDNA Launches Venture Loan on Companisto; Seeks to Raise over 100K€ for Robotics Research and Education


Bavarian-based noDNA, Europe’s biggest online seller of robotics components for research and education,  launched a financing campaign on Companisto, offering venture loans bearing annual interest of 8%.  noDNA is the second venture loan offered on Companisto, following Sawade which has raised over 442,880€ of its 1M€ goal…. 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

In Germany, Awareness of P2P Lending Lags UK By Three Years, And Lags US By Another Three Years: Video


    In Germany, investment crowdfunding is doing well–both debt-based and equity-based crowdfunding jumped notably in Q1 2015 versus Q4 of 2014, according to numbers from the German Crowdfunding Network. What of the country’s peer-to-peer lending? Dominik Steinkuehler, co-founder and CEO of Lendico, a multinational P2P lending platform,… Read More

Zencap Gets Big Boost with €230 Million Investment from Victory Park Capital

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Victory Park Capital (VPC) announced today it is investing up to €230 million in loans originated on the Zencap platform over a 3 year period.  German publication Handelsblatt called the investment “a record deal for a German startup” and “the most ever for a continental… Read More