Tagged: india

SilverAlms Responds to Question About Crowdfunding Platform

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SilverAlms, a  recently launched crowdfunding platform based in India that raised questions regarding the veracity of their new site has responded to questions forwarded to a gmail account.  The interaction was engendered after SilverAlms emailed Crowdfund Insider responding to an earlier article as TheCrowdfundingCentre had noticed duplicated campaigns from other crowdfunding sites appearing on the… Read More

Scam? SilverAlms Crowdfunding Site Blatantly Copies Campaigns

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Possible Scam Crowdfunding Site Created to Dupe Unwitting Donors. SilverAlms a donation crowdfunding site claims to be the “Worlds First Charity Crowdfunding Portal”.  But is it really?  The site appears to be a clone of crowdfunding campaigns from other platforms such as Indiegogo and GoFundMe – created to take advantage of the unwitting.   The… Read More

India Issues Consultation Paper on Crowdfunding

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The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has issued a consultation paper  on crowdfunding.  The release was widely expected as India moves forward to regulate investment crowdfunding – similar to a growing number of countries around the world.  Comments on the paper are being invited until July 16, 2014.  The paper reflects much of… Read More

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Crowdfunding Campaign Struggles To Raise $5M on Indiegogo

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

It’s been a little over a week since the missing Flight MH370 passengers’ families launched their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, but unfortunately it is off to a very rocky start. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was scheduled to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8th. Within a couple hours of departure, the airline ceased all… Read More

Milaap Talks Global Sustainable Giving

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Since it’s founding in June 2010 to fundamentally change the way people fund and impact communities in need, Milaap has facilitated more than 8,000 loans impacting close to 50,000 of India’s working poor, empowered them to break out of the vicious cycle of poverty. On June 16th, its fourth anniversary, Milaap invites change agents from… Read More

Frrole Raises $245K on LetsVenture Investment Crowdfunding Platform

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Enjoying the success of its first crowdfunding campaign on LetsVenture, the Bangalore-based data analytics startup Frrole announced it received $245,000 from a group of investors that included Google India’s managing director Rajan Anandan, Eka Software Solution founder Manav Garg and tech Evangelist Sharad Sharma. According to co-founder and chief executive Amarprett Kallkat, Frrole will use… Read More

Brief: Securities Regulators In India Set To Release Crowdfunding Guidelines

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Crowdfunding may be coming to India according to recent statements made by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Chairman U. K. Sinha. We are coming out with guidelines on crowd-funding soon, because we want to encourage young entrepreneurs to raise capital. Our aim is to help young people raise capital very smoothly.U. K…. Read More

SunFunder Expands into India

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SunFunder, a crowdfunding platform that allows social investors to finance high impact solar projects in off-grid communities has announced their first project in India.  Previously all of their projects had taken place in Africa. In India alone 400 million people live without access to electricity.  This is equivalent to half of Asia’s total off grid… Read More

Indian Crowdfunding Platform Milaap Partners with IndusLadies

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Based in India, Milaap.org, an online crowdfunding platform joined hands with IndusLadies.com, the largest online community for Indian women with the launch of ‘Change a Life this Women’s Day’ campaign on the occasion of International Women’s Day. “As the largest online community for Indian women, it is our responsibility to help rural women who have… Read More

India’s Milaap Hopes to Raise $100,000 to Help Former Devadasis to Start Businesses

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India-based Milaap today announced its 2014 goal to raise $100,000 in loans for these women – Devadasis – via “The Hope Project,” a crowdfunding initiative that will help women to become self-reliant entrepreneurs. Rural India is home to a little-known community of women piecing their lives back together from years as forced sex workers, due to… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Loving Vincent (Van Gogh), Espresso Tea & Witness Voice – Partition of India

Loving Vincent

After the tech-overload of CES International this past week it is kind of nice to get back to the world of crowdfunding.  Sure I love technology but crowdfunding is much more than hardware – as we all know.   We have had a ton of emails this past week for many excellent campaigns.  I may… Read More

Brief: Ketto Secures Angel Investment For Social Impact Crowdfunding Platform

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Ketto is a Mumbai-based crowdfunding platform that “allows individuals, corporates and NGOs to raise funds for their favorite social causes and ideas.” The company has just secured a Rs 77 lakh (~$125,000) angel round from CLUB ah! and Calcutta Angels. According to Next Big What, this is the first investment made by the impact investing arm… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Ledge Pants, Tilted Barn Brewery, Hucklebury Shirts & Life is…

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This past week we received a ton of really cool and interesting campaigns. I am still sorting through the emails and flagging projects for review – we may be at a point where we need to expand the column.  Every campaign we feature we believe there is something unique or different with the approach or… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: October 25, 2013

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Entrepreneur | Successful Crowdfunding Is About More Than Money It is something we say over and over again: crowdfunding is about more than money. Specifically, entrpereneurs and project creators can and should make use of the feedback they get from the crowd to inform their strategies. Entrepreneur provides more information on this important fact. CNBC |… Read More

Indiegogo Project uChek Will Have To Seek FDA Approval

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The fast-and-loose world of crowdfunding and tech is sometimes a little too fast and loose for certain regulatory agencies. Add the FDA to that list. The agency recently put the heat on Biosense for not obtaining FDA approval for the uChek. The uChek is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo. The “medical lab in your phone” promises… Read More

Microlending site Milaap Crowdfunds for Students in India

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Milaap.org launches pilot project to fund training for deserving students; raises INR 1 million by crowdfunding. Milaap.org, an online micro-lending platform, celebrates India’s Independence Day by raising funds for deserving students. Milaap’s lenders came together to raise funds from their friends and family in a maiden effort to crowdsource loans for educational training. When Milaap… Read More

Crowdcube Discusses Goals for Global Equity Crowdfunding, Plans Expansion (Updated)

Crowdcube £9.3 Million Raised for British Business

Extending reach of Crowdfunding Platform for Global Expansion of Equity Crowdfunding.  Has Formed Joint Venture for Middle East.  Plans Summer Launch. Crowdcube has formed a joint venture to launch in the Middle East – labeling the expansion “Crowdcube MENA” (Middle East North Africa).  A Joint Venture has been formed for the company and the Crowdcube… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Rooting for Roona and Fighting Energy Poverty in Haiti

Rooting for Roona

So a bit of a shift today from our regular line up of products and services.  We are sharing two more charitable campaigns both crowdfunding on Indiegogo. The first is from a Haitian based entrepreneur, D&G Green Entreprises, who had his factory destroyed in the 2010 earthquake which devastated much of the country.  His company… Read More

Crowdfunding: A great opportunity for start-ups but what is its fate in India?

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India is abuzz with innovation and entrepreneurs seeking funds to float new ideas. Typically, entrepreneurs raise money for their fledgling start-ups from angel investors, venture capitalists and even banks.But getting cash from these sources is a tedious affair, and many small start-ups are not equipped to handle the paperwork. Crowd-funding is thus a great alternative to… Read More