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Krowdster Launches New Revenue Stream Program for Crowdfunding Professionals

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  Crowdfunding analytics, optimization and promotional tool, Krowdster, recently launched an affiliate program for crowdfunding consultants and publishers. The new project reportedly capitalizes on Krowdster’s explosive growth. Since opening for business nine weeks ago, the unique Krowdster web app has racked up more than 2000 active users. App users have access to a range of cloud based… Read More

PayPal Mafia & Kiva President Premal Shah Joins Crowdfunding Platform Watsi’s Board

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On Friday (January 23rd), crowdfunding platform Watsi announced that Premal Shah, part of the PayPal Mafia and President of Kiva, has joined its board of directors. Watsi is a platform that connects patients in developing countries with donors who directly fund their treatment, is one of the fastest growing non-profit startups in history, having recently hit… Read More

Affirm Wants to Disrupt Banking at the Point of Sale (Video)

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Founded by one of the PayPal creators, Max Levchin, Affirm is another company that sees opportunity in confronting the monolithic banking industry. Affirm wants to hook up with consumers at the point of purchase. Instead of purchasers buying products using a credit, a process that can entail pretty stiff interest rates, Affirm will beat the… Read More

Indiegogo Announces Campaign Benefits For #GivingTuesday 2014

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With consumers prepping for the upcoming holidays, along with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, organizations from all around the world, including PayPal,  JustGiving, eBay, and Discover, have teamed up to celebrate this year’s #GivingTuesday. Now, global crowdfunding giant, Indiegogo, has also announced its support for the special day of giving. As previously reported, #GivingTuesday is… Read More

Partners Across Sectors Continue to Strengthen the Power of #GivingTuesday 2014

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Today as Americans all over the U.S. get out the vote for Election Day, more partners and dedicated Social Media Ambassadors across all 50 states and around the world are signing on to “get out the give” for December 2nd—this year’s #GivingTuesday. This global day dedicated to philanthropy and volunteering will fall just after Black… Read More

WeCareCard Launches the First Crowdfunded Prepaid MasterCard to Market at Money 20/20

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WeCareCard, a crowdfunding platform that empowers fundraising for a variety of life-changing causes, introduces the first-ever prepaid debit card tied to a fundraising website this week at Money 20/20. The first-of-its-kind patent pending technology will fulfill a campaign’s financial component by loading funds onto a WeCareCard Prepaid MasterCard rather than the traditional fulfillment method of check,… Read More

Orchard Platform Raises $12M in Series A Funding: An Enviable Harvest


Orchard, the Marketplace Lending Platform backed by Spark Capital, Canaan Partners, and industry veterans, secures $14.7M in total investments Founded in NYC 2013, Orchard Platform, an investment and analytics platform focused on the global marketplace lending market, today announced it has raised $12 million in Series A funding. This brings the total investment in Orchard to $14.7M. Spark… Read More

ProtonMail Reaches Over $380,000 Crowdfunding Despite Reported Issue


With only a week until its Indiegogo campaign comes to a close, ProtonMail has raised $382,334 from 7,447 backers. This news is somewhat surprising due this week’s rumored XSS issues. On Wednesday (July 9), the ProtonMail team took to their blog to address a recent report stating that the website is prone to being susceptible to a… Read More

ProtonMail Reveals PayPal Has Frozen Accounts, Asks “Is This Legal?”


Last month, the exciting new Switzerland-based encrypted email service ProtonMail, which says it is “NSA-proof,” signed up 200,000 users for their service. It also launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and raised over 290,000. Unfortunately, the website is now experiencing complications with PayPal. On Monday, the ProtonMail team took to the site’s blog and wrote, “This morning, we… Read More

Warhorse Studio Launches PayPal Campaign for “Kingdom Come: Deliverance”

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Hoping to get more support for its latest project, Czech software company Warhouse Studio launched its self-crowdfunding campaign for their forthcoming game “Kingdom Come: Deliverance. The video game has already impressed the gamers and has racked up more than $1.8 million on Kickstarter this past February and now the developer has announced fans will be… Read More

Two Big Questions For Indiegogo And PayPal On The Heels Of HealBe’s Crowdfunding Debacle


We’ve been keeping up with PandoDaily writer James Robinson’s (pictured) digging into HealBe’s Indiegogo campaign. It turns out that Robinson’s search is now leading him toward other Indiegogo campaigns seemingly with similar issues. A recent article dives into claims made during a campaign for the TellSpec, a device whose inventors promised that it would be able to count… Read More

PayPal Calls For More Disclosure For Pretail-Powered Crowdfunding Campaigns


In a blog post published yesterday, PayPal Chief Risk Officer Tomer Barel announced a set of changes regarding how PayPal will approach crowdfunding as a payment provider. Consider this excerpt, emphasis ours… Together with the crowdfunding sites, we identify if campaigns are strictly fundraising or preselling merchandise. We enable their campaigns without interrupting payments under… Read More

Crowdfunding & What You Should Know About Online Payments Before Launch

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Throughout 2013, PayPal and crowdfunding project creators repeatedly found themselves at odds. First it was Lab Zero Games, the company behind the hugely popular campaign for Skullgirls. Paypal froze Lab Zero’s account only to later release all but $35,000 of Lab Zero’s Indiegogo cash. It actually led Lab Zero to file a complaint against PayPal… Read More

Only The Beginning, Maybe: Putting Kickstarter’s Insane Growth In Perspective

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For a lot of people, crowdfunding is Kickstarter. That is just how big New York City’s rewards-based crowdfunding stalwart has grown. Yesterday saw the release of Kickstarter’s 2013 recap. We covered it here on Crowdfund Insider, and it was inevitably picked up by just about every blog and tech pundit in the world. Wire service? Not when… Read More

Texas Family Crowdfunding Appeal To Stop Keystone XL Pipeline On Their Farm


TransCanada and its American subsidiary, Keystone, are in the midst of seeking approval for a new pipeline to run from Alberta’s tar sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast. Called the Keystone XL pipeline, it is a highly controversial project that has its passionate supporters and vehement critics. Julia Trigg Crawford has been at the… Read More

Milken Institute, PayPal Host Seminar on Crowdfunding


The Milken Institute, Center for Financial Markets and PayPal have partnered in a gathering in San Jose, California about Crowdfunding. The event is taking place tomorrow (Thursday, December 12). Daniel Gorfine,  Director of Financial Market Policy and Legal Counsel at the Milken Institute will moderate a discussion of leading platform founders, disruptive entrepreneurs, and investors… Read More

PayPal Boosts #GivingTuesday with Digital Donations (Infographic)

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PayPal Adds $5.25 to Every Donation over $25. PayPal wants to “Stamp Out Checks for Good” while aiding in the drive to raise $500,000 from #GivingTuesday through December 31, 2013.  The payment platform provides resources for non-profits on a year round basis but this year they are doing a special push by facilitating donations and… Read More

Brief: Hacker Orders PS4’s With Game Dev’s Indiegogo Funds

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Game developer Broken Rules is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo for their game Secrets of Rætikon. The campaign is flexibly funded and has 65 hours to go at the time of writing, having raised just over $10,000 on a $40,000 goal. Recently a hacker compromised the group’s PayPal account and purchased $2,500 worth of goods, including a few… Read More

arkOS Crowdfunding An Open-Source, Raspberry Pi-Powered Google Fighter


What did you do when Google killed Google Reader, much to the chagrin of many of the service’s fans? Jacob Cook declared war. Well, not literally. What he did do was begin to work on arkOS, a Linux-based operating system that aims to replace all-knowing and all-seeing services like Google Apps and Apple iCloud. When… Read More

SIGMO Receives Reprieve from PayPal Freeze Out

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  Three days ago SIGMO, a voice translating device crowdfunding on Indiegogo, was hit by the PayPal Freeze Out which has impacted multiple other crowdfunding campaigns.  Today they received good news which now allows contributors to utilize the PayPal platform to support their campaign once again. Marti Karrer posted an announcement 8 minutes ago   Dear Sigmo… Read More