Tagged: medical

California Woman Battling Anorexia Turns to Crowdfunding; Raises Over $180,000 Through GoFundMe Campaign

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In an effort to beat a disease that has plagued his wife’s life for nearly a decade, husband of California actress, Rachel Farrokh, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe with a mission to raise funds to help fight her battle against anorexia. As the illness continues… Read More

Nike & Sonos Designers Hook Up on Crowdfunding Campaign for “Cur” Pain Relief Wearable

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Nike, Jibo and Sonos design veterans have partnered up to create a “Cur” a smart pain relief wearable that wants to provide a solution to chronic pain, something that impacts more than half of the adults in the US. If you are someone that lives with chronic… Read More

GoFundMe Shuts Down Campaign Dedicated to the Family of Colorado Murder Suspect Dynel Lane

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It’s a devastating story that has been shocking America for a couple months now. A Colorado woman by the name of Dynel Lane took to online personal website Craigslist to sell some baby clothes. Future mom Michelle Wilkins responded to the ad and met with Lane on March 18th… Read More

American Healthcare Lending Renames to Prosper Healthcare Lending Just A Few Months After Prosper Marketplace Acquisition

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Patient financing company, American Healthcare Lending (AHCL), announced this week that it has officially changed its name to Prosper Healthcare Lending (PHL). This change comes after AHCL was acquired in January by Prosper Marketplace, which operates the largest privately held online marketplace for credit. PHL will continue… Read More

Five Crowdfunding Initiatives Have Secured Over $100,000 For Nepal Earthquake Relief on Indiegogo

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In an effort to help those who were affected by this past weekend’s devastating earthquake in Nepal, five crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo have successfully captured over $100,000 for the cause. According to BBC, at least 3,617 people are now known to have died in a… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Wealth Migrate Completes $12.7M Deal for Medical Offices in Atlanta

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Global real estate crowdfunding platform, Wealth Migrate, today announced the closing of a $12.7 million deal for the acquisition of four medical office buildings in Atlanta. This deal is the second of Wealth Migrate’s medical property deals in Atlanta and highlights a growing trend of… Read More

Fans of Surfer Blood Guitarist Thomas Fekete Flock to GoFundMe Following Rare Cancer Diagnosis

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Seeking the help from his fans, Surfer Blood’s Thomas Fekete launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $76,000 for his medical bills. The alternative rock band’s guitarist revealed the news that he was diagnosed with the rare cancer, which continues to spread throughout his body:… Read More

Indiegogo Reveals the ABCs to Crowdfunding For Medical Projects

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In an effort to help those seeking money for medical/health campaigns, crowdfunding platform Indiegogo shared some tips on how these type projects can ultimately receive the funds they need. The popular funding platform’s Breanna DiGiammarino stated: “Crowdfunding proved an effective aid for the Villanova family, as well as thousands of others… Read More

WWE Announces Support For Special Olympic 2015; Captures Over $230,000 During Indiegogo Campaign

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WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced it has become a Promotional Partner for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, a global sporting event taking place throughout Los Angeles from July 25th – August 2nd, 2015. The announcement was made on stage tonight at Monday Night Raw at Staples Center with… 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… Read More

Actress Julia Roberts Secures Rights & Stars in Crowdfunding-Success “Batkid Begins”

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This past summer, non-profit organization Moving Train, Inc. launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $100,000 for a new documentary called Batkid Begins. The project quickly gained popularity and by the campaign’s deadline, it raised nearly $110,000 thanks to over 945 backers. As previously… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: iDerma AntiAging System, Havok Watch & Spin Remote

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For this weeks Crowdfunding Mailbox we have iDerma Anti-Aging System, Havok minimal watches and Spin; a super stylish remote control device. I am always, always, skeptical about products that promise miraculous health improvements using technology that seems improbable or simply do not understand.  My skepticism… Read More

Batu Biologics Updates Shareholders on Progress with Cancer Drug ValloVax

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Batu Biologics wants to eradicate cancer, even in late stage cancer patients.  The company has developed a promising drug called ValloVax that leverages the bodies immune system to recognize the blood cells feeding tumors and cutting them off.  Basically starving cancer and saving the patient.  Earlier… 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… Read More

Supporters Hit GoFundMe to Raise Funds For New Yorker Battling Mysterious Illness

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Earlier this month, a friend of Warsaw, New York resident, Holly Todd, launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $50,000 so she may receive proper treatment against a mysterious illness she acquired on missions trip to Haiti earlier this year. According to the campaign’s creator, Justin Jones,… Read More

Lightpoint Medical Closes Series A with Help from Crowdfunding Platform SyndicateRoom

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Surgical imaging technology company Lightpoint Medical has successfully raised £2 million in a Series A round. Investors include Oxford Technology, Cambridge Capital Group, London Business Angels, Envestors, Ruffena Capital and funding via SyndicateRoom.  The offer on crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom initially targeted a raise of £500,000… 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… 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… Read More

Supporters Hit GoFundMe to Help Raise $950,000 For Canadian Couple After Medical Bill Woes

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Turning to the crowd after a very unfortunate circumstance, a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign has been launched to raise $950,000 for Canadian couple so they may pay off a medical bill that they received after the birth of their daughter in Hawaii. According to the campaign,… Read More

MedTech Company Sutrue Uses CrowdBnk to Raise Funding to Meet Patent Registration Deadline

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According to a release from CrowdBnk, MedTech company Sutrue has leveraged the platform to fund its global patent registration filing deadline – “with only hours to spare”.  The small equity crowdfunding campaign raised £30,020 from 12 investors at £20 / share for 2.175% equity in the small company…. Read More