Tagged: gofundme

Canadian Man Weighing 600 Pounds Crowdfunding Weight Loss Surgery On GoFundMe


A Saskatoon man weighing about 600 pounds has a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe launched in his name. The campaign is seeking $30,000 to fund a weight loss surgery that he says could save his life. In an interview with Metronews.ca, 21 year old Luke Deitner explained the stakes. “For so long now, it seems the world has… Read More

Blogger is Asking Crowd to Fund His Ferrari Dream

Ferrari Dream

Joshua Lucas Bernier, a 20 something blogger from Montreal, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe where he wants to raise $75,000 to purchase a Ferrari 360.  As a reward to anyone willing to help pay the way and help Josh purchase this super car of his dreams, he is offering ads and shout outs… Read More

#HowSeattleRiots: Crowdfunding Riot Relief On GoFundMe

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Let’s begin with some stereotypes of the northwest, shall we? It’s more relevant than it may seem… [View the story "#HowSeattleRiots" on Storify] The #HowSeattleRiots hashtag became the place to be for laughs about how insanely well the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl victory parade went. Not one arrest despite the fact that over 700,000 people showed… Read More

FundaFeast: First Crowdfunding site for Anything & Everything Food Related

FundaFeast Peppers

Foodies rejoice.  There is finally a crowdfunding site just for you.  FundaFeast, scheduled to launch on February 1st,  describes their platform as the first crowdfunding site for “anything and everything food related”. Recognizing there are a lot of great crowdfunding platforms funding just about anything, founder Cheryl Clements felt there was sufficient demand to launch her… Read More

Ontario Couple Takes Heat Over GoFundMe Campaign, Planned Move To Scotland


An Ontario couple has a crowdfunding campaign live on GoFundMe now. It seeks a goal of $7,000 to help fund the couple’s planned move to Scotland. Thus far they’ve raised just over $400 to put toward that goal. Recently a piece on the campaign ran on DailyRecord.co.uk. It seemed benign enough, but what followed the… Read More

On GoFundMe: 49ers Fans To Troll Seahawks Fans With Crowdfunded Billboard

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The San Francisco 49ers are one of the best teams in the NFL again this year. There’s just one problem: there is one team in their division that may be better. This year’s Seattle Seahawks are something special. A chart recently published on Business Insider underscores this fact. They’re beating teams by wide margins, especially… Read More

Glam Ukranian Who Stole from Nikki Hilton’s Ex Ordered to Pay, Or Go to Jail

Renata Shamrakova

“Sexy Ukrainian” attempted to raise restitution by Crowdfunding Over $800,000 on GoFundMe. Renata Shamrakova who was convicted of stealing from Todd Meister while working as his personal assistant in 2011 has been ordered to pay up – or go to jail.  The sentencing judge has given the Ukrainian beauty 2 weeks to pay at least… Read More

#Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 13, 2013


Real Business | The regulation of crowdfunding In this opinion piece by Simon Deane-Johns, he explores the recent effort on the part of the FCA in the United Kingdom to regulate various forms of crowdinvesting. In his words, “the proposals still do not strike the right balance between protecting consumers and fostering innovation and competition.”… Read More

On GoFundMe: Victim Of Senseless Attack Crowdfunding To Walk Again


After enjoying a night out with friends in Philadelphia , Christmas week 2011, I hailed a taxi to go home. That was my last recollection before suffering an savage attack where I was left for dead in a city alley. Many facts are unknown but investigators determined that I was most likely struck across the… Read More

Quick Stats: WePay’s Growth In The Crowdfunding Space


Payment processors have certainly reaped the benefits of the billions of dollars flowing through the crowdfunding space. WePay is no exception, having recently announced that they are processing as much as $1.5 million in crowdfunding contributions per day. Other quick stats… Secured their first API partner in October of 2011 An average of 35% month-over-month… Read More

Homeless Man Who Returned $40,000 Cash, Receives $150,000 in Crowdfunded Reward

Glen James

As we reported back in September, Glen James came across a backpack full of cash and checks in the amount of $40,000.  Mr. James, who happens to be homeless, did the right thing and turned over the large some of money to the authorities.  This was a pretty astonishing act of honesty – especially considering… Read More

Homeless Man Who Returned $40,000 in Cash Set to Benefit from Crowdfunding Campaign

Glen James

Last week on September 14th a homeless man, Glen James, came across a backpack full of cash and travelers checks.  He had discovered more than $40,000 – along with a passport – new Boston.  In light of such a windfall many people would quickly look around and welcome their new found fortune but for Mr…. Read More

Crowdfunding to Save Tower Records on Sunset Strip

Save Tower Records

The Tower Records store on Sunset Strip in Southern California is under the threat of the wrecking ball.  While records seem novel when everyone downloads their music directly to their smartphone these days, this iconic Tower Records Store continues to have many fans and is remembered as one of the most famous record stores in… Read More

The Top 10 Crowdfunding Stories Of The Last Year


Today marks one year to the day since we launched Crowdfund Insider. We launched with a simple goal: to help educate people from all walks of life about the crowdfunding space. Whether you own a crowdfunding company, have launched a project or are just passing through, we hope we’ve been able to accomplish that goal for… Read More

GoFundMe Campaign To Send Over $11,000 To Facebook Hacker


Facebook has a long-standing policy that rewards hackers with a bounty if they can find a bug in Facebook’s system. Bounties can be as little as $500, but there is no maximum. Facebook makes a judgement call based on the severity of the bug and the cleverness of the hacker. When a Palestinian hacker named… Read More

Actress Karen Black Who Was Crowdfunding on GoFundMe to Help with Cancer Treatment Dies at Age 74

Karen Black

Earlier this year Karen Black, a well known actress who had contracted cancer, had started a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to help cover the costs of treatment.  In a post on the actresses Facebook page it was announced she had passed away yesterday – consumed by the terrible disease. Black was born Karen Ziegler growing… Read More

Crowdfunding for Personal Causes Site GoFundMe CEO Up for Entrepreneur Award

Brad Damphousse

GoFundMe CEO Brad Damphousse is in the running for Entrepreneur of 2013 which is sponsored by Entrepreneur Magazine.  Damphousse is one of 5 finalists up for the award in the “Established” entrepreneur category.  Winners will be featured in the forthcoming January edition of the magazine and honored at the 2014 Growth Conference to be held… Read More

“Sexy Ukrainian” Crowdfunds to Stay Out of Prison

Renata Shamrakova

Allegedly Renata Shamrakova stole nearly $1 Million from Nicky Hilton’s ex-husband Todd Meister (they were married for only 6 weeks).  She has been ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $821,000 to keep herself out of prison. With funds a bit low Ms. Shamrakova has resorted to crowdfunding attempt on the crowdfunding for everyone… Read More

Why GoFundMe paid six figures for crowdfunding.com

Crowdfunding for Everyone GoFundMe

GoFundMe is something of an anti-Kickstarter. Unlike the most popular crowdfunding site, the San Diego platform founded by Brad Damphousse and Andy Ballester welcomes personal fundraising, rather than just the artistic and technological campaigns that dominate higher-profile rivals. In fact, Damphousse calls his company, which has been bootstrapped, “a crowdfunding site for the rest of us.” But now, GoFundMe has… Read More

Girl Jumps Off House, Breaks Feet, Crowdfunds Recovery, Gets Jeered


Today in should have seen that coming: An 18 year old girl named Nicole moved into a house with a handful of her friends after graduating high school. One day everyone decided to do what young people do and jump off the roof and into the pool. Nicole jumped off the roof and didn’t make the pool…. Read More