Tagged: science

TAXA Biotechnologies Seeks $400,000 Through Title III Offering on WeFunder

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On Monday, biotech startup, TAXA Biotechnologies, Inc., made history by being one of the first to use Title III rules of the JOBS Act. The company launched its initial on WeFunder with a mission to raise $400,000. Founded in 2013, TAXA Biotechnologies consists of biologists and experts who… Read More

Survey: Top Reasons Angels Invest? Management Team, Followed by ROI

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A new survey published today provides evidence that Angel investors are “not just in it for the money.” Propel(x), a San Francisco-based online investment platform, collaborated with Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs, MIT Alumni Angels of Northern California and Innovation Node Los Angeles (part of the… Read More

Bill Nye Filmmaking Labs Offer Up New Kickstarter Documentary Update

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Last week, the Bill Nye Film crew shared some details about the Kickstarter-funded documentary project. The project surfaced on the crowdfunding platform last summer and captured $859,425 from 16,850 backers. According to a new update, the project has met up with various scientists to chat about Nye’s impact on… Read More

Brief: Crowdcube #FundedClub Member ioLight to Present Hi-Resolution Microscope at Cambridge’s e-Luminate Festival

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Crowdcube alum and #FundedClub member ioLight will be presenting its hi-resolution microscope on Saturday at the e-Luminate Festival. ioLight took to Crowdcube in September for the microscope and surpassed its initial £150,000 and achieved£242,180 from goal thanks to nearly 250 investors. The device is considered to… Read More

Crowdcube #FundedClub Member PrimoToys Launches Kickstarter For Coding Toy; Overfunds in Less Than 24 Hours

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On Tuesday, new Crowdcube #FundedClub member PrimoToys turned to reward-based crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to raise $100,000 for its new coding toy, Cubetto. Cubetto is a toy for both boys and girls and is powered by what is described as a “tangible” programming language. Children help… Read More

“Bill Nye Film” Creators Offer Up A Production Update to Kickstarter Backers

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Earlier this week, David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg, the filmmakers behind the upcoming Bill Nye Film documentary, announced a production update to their Kickstarter backers. The project surfaced on the crowdfunding portal last summer and slowly reached its initial $650,000 goal. By the end of… Read More

Axol Bioscience Surpasses £600,000 on SyndicateRoom; Sought Funds For Expansion & Research

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Axol Bioscience, a UK-based startup that specializes in human cell culture, has captured £600,000 through its equity crowdfunding round on SyndicateRoom in just over four weeks. The company is raising funds to dramatically accelerate revenue growth and international expansion, as well as to support further product… Read More

Parents Approve: EdPlace Seeks £400,000 on Crowdcube to Expand Educational Resource Business

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EdPlace, a UK-based online subscription service providing comprehensive curriculum coverage, has launched a Crowdcube initiative to raise £400,000 for the expansion of its services. The company shared that it empowers parents in their children’s education by providing adaptive learning resources in English, maths and science… Read More

Science Education Company Empiribox Returns to Crowdcube Seeking More Expansion Funds

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Empiribox, a UK-based educational company, has launched its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise 125,000 to continue expansion. The company noted that it not only provides the proper tools to teaching science, but also aims to equip 7-11-year-olds, particularly girls, with an understanding… Read More

Smithsonian Institute’s Neil Armstrong Spacesuit Project Finishes Kickstarter Run

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Well, it’s official: The Smithsonian’s first crowdfunding campaign has officially ended… and it was a success! The organization announced last month that it has teamed up with Kickstarter to help fund a few projects. The first initiative was dedicated to Neil Armstrong’s famous spacesuit. The Smithsonian… Read More

Rare Genomics Institute to Announce Winners for Crowdsourced Rare Disease Challenge

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The Rare Genomics (RG) Institute announced on Wednesday the winners of the 2015 BeHEARD (Helping Empower and Accelerate Research Discoveries) science challenge, a global competition that offers rare disease researchers, who traditionally have difficulty attracting funding, grants of the latest life science innovations and technologies…. Read More

Bill Nye Film Project Secures $800,000 & Becomes Kickstarter’s Most Funded Documentary

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With a few hours before the closing of its Kickstarter initiative, Bill Nye’s new film has reached over $800,000 thanks to 16,000 backers. Due to its popularity, the project has been dubbed the crowdfunding giant’s most funded documentary. New York City producers David Alvarado and Jason… Read More

Smithsonian’s Neil Armstrong Spacesuit Kickstarter Nears $600,000; Chris Hadfield & Adam Savage Reveal What’s Next For the Project (Video)

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Continuing to gain more support for its Neil Armstrong spacesuit project, the Smithsonian has successfully raised nearly $600,000 on Kickstarter thanks to over 7,500 backers. The project hit the crowdfunding platform last week with a mission to raise $500,000 to bring the famous spacesuit back… Read More

The Smithsonian Institution Surpasses $500,000 Goal For Neil Armstrong Project in Five Days on Kickstarter

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Earlier this week, famous learning and research institution, The Smithsonian, announced that it has joined forces with crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise funds for various projects. Kickstarter declared on its blog: “Kickstarter is a place that honors creativity, past and present. We celebrate creators who… Read More

New York Filmmakers Launch Kickstarter For New Documentary About Popular Scientist Bill Nye

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Seeking to honor one of the most popular scientists in the world, New York City producers David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg have hit Kickstarter to raise $650,000 for a new documentary dedicated to Bill Nye. While sharing details about the project, the duo wrote: “Bill Nye is on a… Read More

buddingSTEM Creator Shares Details About Science-Inspired Girl Clothing & Kickstarter Campaign With GeekWire

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On Wednesday (March 11th), Seattle mothers Jennifer Muhm and Malorie Catchpole took to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise $50,000 for their new all-girl clothing line, buddingSTEM. buddingSTEM is notably unique because it is a complete line of girls’ clothes celebrating science, space, dinosaurs, and basically helps to drop the… Read More

Valencia Technologies Implants its 48th Blood Pressure Patient; Continues Equity Crowdfunding

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The employees of Valencia Technologies Corporation announced on Monday that they have implanted their 48th patient with the company’s radically small device for the treatment of high blood pressure last month. Early results in this randomized, double-blinded, controlled trial are compelling and provide the Valencia with a high degree… Read More

Lunar Mission One Set to Voyage to the Moon After Successfully Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

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Kickstarter staff pick and space fan favorite Lunar Mission One successfully hit its crowdfunding goal raising over $1 million with the support of over 7200 backers.  Called the “most inspirational mission to the moon since the Apollo landings” the crowdfunded project hopes to send a… Read More

Great Parents Academy Launches Rockethub Campaign to Increase STEM Workers in U.S.

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By 2018, the United States is expected to have 2.4 million unfilled jobs within the Science, Technologies, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. To help curtail these numbers, on Tuesday (October 28th), Great Parents Academy announced the launch of a RocketHub crowdfunding campaign to provide low-income students across the country with the company’s flagship… Read More

The Madawaska Highlands Observatory Equity Crowdfunds on Optimized Capital Markets

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The Madawaska Highlands Observatory Corp. has launched its initial crowd offering on Optimized Capital Markets . The company wants to be a “National Canadian Destination” with a truly innovative and unique offering in North America. It will be situated in the Madawaska Highlands of Ontario, 1.5… Read More