Tagged: health

Female Health App Club Announces New $2 Million Funding Round

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The female health app Clue, which helps women around the world track their periods and understand their bodies, today announced its latest funding round of $2 million. Brigitte Mohn, a German private investor, French Groupe Arnault, the controlling shareholder of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton and the German pharmaceutical company DR. KADE, along with… Read More

UFC’s Mark Coleman Shares Appreciation For GoFundMe Donors

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Last week, Crowdfund Insider shared details about a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe that was dedicated to former UFC champion, Mark Coleman. The initiative was started by his longtime training partner and friend, Wes Sims and the funds were to help pay for medical bills that Coleman has been dealing with since his struggles with a mysterious… Read More

UFC’s Wes Sims Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Help Mark Coleman with Medical Bills

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Seeks to help a friend in need, UFC alum, Wes Sims has hit GoFundMe to raise $100,000 for his longtime training partner and notably “The Godfather of Ground and Pound ” Mark Coleman. Stating what made him turn to the crowdfunding platform for help, Sim wrote: “My name is Wes ‘A Whole Show’ Sims. I am… Read More

Valencia Technologies Implants its 48th Blood Pressure Patient; Continues Equity Crowdfunding

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The employees of Valencia Technologies Corporation announced on Monday that they have implanted their 48th patient with the company’s radically small device for the treatment of high blood pressure last month. Early results in this randomized, double-blinded, controlled trial are compelling and provide the Valencia with a high degree of confidence that it will succeed in a large U.S…. Read More

First Time Dad Refuses to Give Up on His Special Needs Son; Launches GoFundMe Campaign For Living Costs

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Auckland, New Zealand native and first time father, Samuel Forrest, was so excited when his wife told him that they were expecting a child. Everything went well during the pregnancy and there were no worries what’s so ever on the delivery day. Unfortunately, Forrest’s life changed forever when Armenia doctors, who were present at the birthing,… Read More

PathoMap Finds DNA Fragments of Anthrax & Bubonic Plague in NYC Subway

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PathoMap ran a small crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in 2013. While the organizers did not fare so well in raising funds from the crowd, that did not deter the project from moving forward. The flexible crowdfunding campaign by Weill Cornell Medical College only raised $757 (on a $10k goal) but the campaign found support from private… Read More

FitLinxx Hits Indiegogo to Raise Funds for New Heart Rate Wearable Device

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On Tuesday (December 30th), Massachusetts-based FitLinxx launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $50,000 for its product, AmpStripTM. The new device is a heart rate and activity wearable revolutionizing athletes’ ability to make better training decisions and improve performance. Interested athletes, fitness enthusiasts and gadget lovers can support the crowdfunding campaign and be one… Read More

Supporters Near & Far Help to Raise Funds on GoFundMe for Rare Cancer Research

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Seeking to help her terminally ill sister battle an extremely rare cancer, Louisiana resident Ann Marie Haynie has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe called Love for Liza Fund. According to the campaign, Liza discovered she had Synovial Sarcoma, which is found in the joints of the arm, neck or leg, 2011. After pushing through chemotherapy, radiation and multiple… Read More

Parkinson’s Institute & Clinical Center Quickly Raises Over $140,000 on Indiegogo

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The Parkinson’s Institute & Clinical Center located in Sunnyvale, California, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo last week and the project quickly jumped to over $140,000 on a quarter million dollar goal.  The flexible funding project has received a nice Holiday Season boost as the Brin Wojcicki Foundation (As in Sergey Brin of Google)  has… Read More

ieCrowd Partners with South Korea’s YuYu Pharma. Seeks to Expand Disruptive Business Model Combining Entrepreneurship & Power of the Crowd

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ieCrowd, a company that seeks to develop innovative solutions for global life and health challenges, has agreed to partner with YuYu Pharma based in South Korea.  YuYu, a publicly traded company, will assist in expanding iCrowd’s access to the Southeast Asian markets.  YuYu is a company that manufactures, markets and distributes a range of medicines,… Read More

Scripps’ Scientist Use Crowdfunding to Fund Ebola Cure Research

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With more and more Ebola cases continuing to appear throughout the world, a scientist at California-based Scripps Research Institute has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $100,000 to continue her search for the deadly disease’s cure before even more people become infected. According to the campaign’s website, Dr. Erica Ollmann Saphire has gathered a group of researchers to develop… Read More

Christopher Reeve’s Son Partners With Foundation to Launch Crowdfunding Campaign For New Paralysis Treatment

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Film director and son of the Superman actor Christopher Reeves, Matthew Reeve, has teamed up with his parent’s organization, The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, to launched a new online campaign to fund a treatment option for those who have spinal cord paralysis, which his father was diagnosed with from 1995 until his death in 2004.  … Read More

ieCrowd Creates “Life Science” Group

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ieCrowd, a platform that enables anyone to participate in helping them find, fund and commercialize breakthrough life and health discoveries, has announced a new life science business group.  Molly Schmid has been appointed to lead the new initiative at ieCrowd.  The new Life Science Business Group will focus on the commercialization strategies, product development activities,… Read More

Crowdfunding the Future of Medicine

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  The medical achievements of the last century will be dwarfed by the achievements of this century. Advances in technology will help make the practice of medicine better, faster, (and eventually) cheaper. Patients stand to benefit the most from this, and as everyone one of us will be a patient at some point in our… Read More

Atlanta Dentist Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Alter Teeth Cleaning Rituals

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Putting an end to the fear of flossing, Atlanta dentist, Dr. Igor Reizenson launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter last week to raise $16,500 for his oral hygiene device, CLEARsmile. Within a few days of crowdfunding, the project easily surpassed its initial goal and is now over $38,000. CLEARsmile wants to replace the traditional toothbrush,… Read More

GlobalGiving is Raising Funds for Ebola Epidemic Relief

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Non-profit donation based crowdfunding platform GlobalGiving, has launched an Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund to allow donors to contribute directly to locally driven Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.  The fund has been set up to supper nearly a dozen nonprofits that have been vetted by GlobalGiving. GlobalGiving reports that to date over 1500 individual donors… Read More

Scientists Turn to Crowdfunding After Budget Cuts Affect Research

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Looking to others after an unfortunate budget situation, University of Connecticut second-year Ph.D. student, Sarah McAnulty, has decided to launch a new crowdfunding campaign for her studies of the Hawaiian bobtail squid. The nocturnal animal has developed a keen relationship with glowing bacteria known to scientist as “symbiosis.” Sharing the squid’s characteristics, McAnulty stated, “It’s… Read More

Sleep Monitor Sense Skyrockets Past $1M Five Days Into Kickstarter Campaign

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Just five days after Sense’s crowdfunding campaign made its debut on Kickstarter, the project has raised over $1.1 million dollars from close to 9,000 backers. Sense is a simple system that keeps track of the user’s sleep behavior, monitors the environment of their bedrooms, and has even reinvented the alarm. The project’s team wrote, “We… Read More

Family of Little Girl Raises $1M on GoFundMe to Fight Rare Children Disease

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A South Carolina family launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe called Saving Eliza to raise $1.8 million dollars for a little girl and other children who has been suffering from a rare and deadly disease. The family of Eliza O’Neill describes her as a “fun loving 4-year-old who loves to sing, run and most of all… Read More

Smart Earphone FreeWavz Receives Over $20,000 Two Days After Campaign Launch

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Creating a whole new way to enjoy music while staying in shape, Florida-based company FreeWavz launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter  for its smart earphones. The product has a built-in fitness monitoring and is 100% wire-free. Designed by ear, nose, and throat specialist, Dr. Hensen, Freewavz provides complete freedom from wires, have a naturally perfect fit… Read More