Tagged: venture capital

Coming Up: Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (OJK) To Announce Crowdfunding Regulation

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Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority, or OJK, will announce a countrywide crowdfunding regulation next week, said OJK Chairman Muliaman Hadad, according to DealStreetAsia. The regulation will be simple and allow startups open access to funding, he added. The upcoming regulation would lay out plans for promoting VC businesses and for establishing new… Read More

Israeli Mobile Software Company Lightricks Secures $10M During Funding Round Led By Carmel Ventures

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Lightricks, a developer of premium image processing software for mobile, announced today the closing of its first external financing, in the amount of $10 million led by Israeli venture capital firm, Carmel Ventures In less than two and a half years since its founding, Lightricks… Read More

Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin: “We Believe Everyone Deserves One Opportunity to See Whether or Not the World or the Crowd Wants to Fund Them”

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As more and more companies are turning to crowdfunding for extra funds, Indiegogo’s CEO Slava Rubin is encouraging everyone with a project idea to use the global platform. During a recent interview with MarketWatch, Rubin stated that he, along with the rest of the Indiegogo crew,… Read More

NIN Ventures Names Dr. Sunil Patel as a Board Advisor & Venture Partner


On Wednesday, Chicago-based NIN Ventures announced that it has added Dr. Sunil Patel to its roster as a board advisor and venture partner. The venture capital fund stated: “Our goal as NIN Ventures is to invest in disruptive technologies. With that in mind, we are… Read More

Report: Crowdfunding Emerging as Viable Alternative for Energy Efficient Tech

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Venture funding for energy-efficient building technologies swelled to $944 million in 2014, with total funding during 2012 to 2014 higher than any three-year period over the last 15 years, according to Lux Research. From 2012 to 2014, venture capitalists poured a record $2.64 billion into this… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Hubbub Hits Over £405,000 During Final Days on Crowdcube

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Seeking to expand its growing platform, university crowdfunding website Hubbub launched an equity campaign on Crowdcube to raise £250,000. In order to raise the funds, the company decided to offer 8.12% ownership for each backer. Not only did it raise the initial goal, the campaign finished… Read More

Collaborative Fund Teams Up With CircleUP to Invest $4 Million in B Corps

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New York-based venture firm, Collaborative Fund has partnered with crowdfunding platform, CircleUp to invest $4 million into certified B Corps. According to Wall Street Journal, CircleUp has already helped nine certified B Corps raise $10.2 million in equity funding from accredited angel investors. One of… Read More

John Mullins: The Trouble with VC Funding (Video)

The Customer Funded Business

Professor John Mullins, from the London Business School, authored a book entitled “The Customer Funded Business”. He recently visited the studios of CNBC to share his perspective on how some VCs can be injurious to a business. Mullins states that running a business is a… Read More

Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin Discusses Crowdfunding and Venture Capital (Video)

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Sharing his thoughts about crowdfunding and venture capital, CEO of Indiegogo, Slava Rubin, sat down with Fox Business’ Jo Ling Kent during the Fortune’s BrainstormTech 2014 conference in Aspen, Colorado. During the interview, Rubin stated, “We launched the industry in 2008, and we’ve seen considerable… Read More

The Real Difference Between VC and Crowdfunding? Investment Marketing

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A few weeks back the value of VC’s for the crowdfunding industry was extensively discussed. Why? Because there are lot of areas where crowdfunding and VC’s can connect. And though traditional funding and alternative funding are not as rigorously separated as many want to believe,… Read More

CTQuan Raises $4M for Crowdfunding Platform


CTQuan Simultaneously Launches Overseas Investment Fund. Chinese equity crowdfunding platform CTQuan recently raised approximately $4 million in financing round. Established in 2011, the platform was founded by top Chinese investors Lei Jun, Xiaoping Xu, and Kaifu Lee. It helps startups find their investors by leveraging the data… Read More

3D Printing Developer Raises $1.5M Through MicroVentures Campaign


Austin-based technology company Structure Polymers has announced it successfully raised $1.5 million in a seed funding round to advance the development of speciality polymer powders for the burgeoning 3D printing industry.  Of the $1.5 million, $1.2 million was raised in less than a week through… Read More

NCFA Canada Launches Equity Crowdfunding & Venture Capital Cross-Country Tour

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On March 20th, a total of six provincial regulators announced two main proposals for new crowdfunding prospectus exemptions that would allow early stages companies such as startups and SMEs to raise up to $1.5 million of capital online through the issuance of securities. This kind… Read More

Oculus Didn’t Respect The Process And It May Cost Them Their Early Adopters: Three Lessons

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So did you hear that Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion? It’s the story that the entire tech world was talking about, and for good reason. Oculus is a clear leader in the world of virtual reality hardware. It’s one of the poster children… Read More

Realty Mogul Raises $9M Series A Round Led By Canaan Partners


Realty Mogul has raised a $9 million Series A round led by Canaan Partners. This news comes on the heels of an announcement that Realty Mogul has funded properties totaling $100 million in value. “Our goal is to bring the $11 trillion commercial real estate… Read More

NIN.VC is New Web Based Fund with Low Entry Point for Investors

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Chicago Based, NIN Ventures, wants to transform the VC fund industry and the are publicly crowdfunding to achieve their goal.  Generally speaking venture capital funds accept investments from individuals or entities willing to pony up amounts in the 7 figures.  With the new legislation enacted… Read More