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Financial Innovation Now: Big Tech Educates Policy Makers on Benefits of Fintech

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Apple, Google, Amazon, PayPal & Intuit Provide the Firepower Behind Fintech Advocacy Group Financial Innovation Now. Back in the fall of 2015, an announcement was made regarding the creation of a new public policy coalition representing some of the largest names in tech: Apple, Google,… Read More

Apple, Google, Amazon: Current Regulatory Requirements Protect Incumbents from Fintech Competitors

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In November of 2015, a group of well-known tech names banded together to create a new lobbying entity to lobby Capitol Hill on Fintech and financial regulations. Financial Innovation Now is a unique alliance of Apple, Google, Amazon, Intuit and Paypal joining in one specific… Read More

Zidisha Founder Julia Kurnia: Loans Incentivizing Achievement Rather than Dependency

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At age 22, recent George Washington University grad Julia Kurnia co-founded the world’s first microfinance organization built entirely from crowdfunding capital sourced over the internet, using funds raised from Kiva.org in Senegal, West Africa. She spent the next four years managing U.S. government grants to small businesses in… Read More

Shenmue III’s Creators Announce: PayPal Backers Won’t Get Exclusive Rewards Afterall

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Kicking off the new year on a not-so-great start (for some), the team behind the Kickstarter success, Shenmue III, revealed bad news for its PayPal “slacker backers.” On Monday, the video game’s creators shared details about the poll results for the exclusive rewards on PayPal: “The results… Read More

Apple, Google, Amazon Band Together to Lobby DC on Future Financial Services

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The Future of Banking is Online. Tech Titans Want to Lead the Way as Financial Innovation Now Coalition Announced. All financial services are being turned upside down as the relevance of brick and mortar locations and surly customer service representatives is diminishing.  Big tech, including… Read More

Ys Net Adds “Slacker Backer” Campaign on Official Site of Kickstarter Alum “Shenmue III”

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Ys Net Inc, as represented by Yu Suzuki, has announced today the start of an additional “Slacker Backer” funding campaign through a special page on the official Shenmue III website. This campaign will be both in English and in Japanese, and will accept PayPal as… Read More

Identity Verification Platform Trulioo Appoints Former PayPal Executive Amy Penn Vice President of Sales

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Trulioo, the leading provider of online identity verification for the international market whose clients include Kickstarter, Stripe, Square and PayPal, today announced that former PayPal veteran Amy Penn has been appointed as Vice President of Sales to help the company capitalize on its escalating sales… Read More

Identity Verification Platform Trulioo Appoints Former Experian General Manager as President

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Trulioo, a provider of online identity verification for the international market whose clients include Kickstarter, Stripe, Square and PayPal, announced that identity and fraud industry expert Jon Jones has been appointed as President. Jones is an accomplished leader in the fraud, compliance and identity space having… Read More

Yu Suzuki Confirms: Shenmue III PayPal Support Set to Open Follow Kickstarter Campaign (Video)

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Shenmue III’s Kickstarter may be closed, but the highly anticipated video game is not done when it comes to using the crowdfunding method. Just hours before the campaign’s closing, the game’s creator Yu Suzuki confirmed during a Twitch broadcast that PayPal support will be coming soon to allow… Read More

Texas-Based Gridmates Launches Crowdfunding Platform For Electric Companies & Low-Income Non-Profits

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Gridmates announced a new donation-based, energy crowdfunding site that will allow donors to browse through a directory of distressed electricity customer profiles and then donate energy assistance. The site seeks to help low-income customers such as single moms with young children, elderly couples, disabled veterans, storm/hurricane survivors and… Read More

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…. Read More

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

Premal Shah, President and Co-founder of Kiva

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… 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… 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… 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… Read More

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

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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… Read More

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

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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… Read More