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

Apple Will You Be My Bank

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


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


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?”


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

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… 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… 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… 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… 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… Read More