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Katherine Heigl Proposes Crowdfunding for “Jenny’s Wedding” on Indiegogo

With 30 days left, Katherine Heigl’s flexible funding crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for her new independent film “Jenny’s Wedding” is slowly gaining momentum. In the last day, more than 100 backers have added their financial support.  With still $117K to raise, plenty of time remains for more backers… Read More

Symbid Co-Founder & CEO Korstiaan Zandvliet: Commitment to Transparency Sets Platform Apart from Competitors

“The last three months have seen around $150 million provided to 144 small businesses within The Funding Network. We’re estimating our total funding volume in 2015 to be around $800 million. Beyond that, I see huge potential for Symbid if we can continue to expand… Read More

Interview with Companisto CEO & Co-Founder Tamo Zwinge: New Venture Loans, FinTech Disruption & German Regulations

CEO and General Manager of Companisto Tamo Zwinge began his career as a lawyer, studying law at the Freie Universität Berlin and completing his legal clerkship in Berlin and Pretoria, South Africa. Afterward, he received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in commercial law, specializing in… Read More

DreamFunded’s Co-Founder Manny Fernandez: Catching Up with SF’s Guardian Angel

DreamFunded: A Crowdfunding Platform “Built by Angels for Angels” Manny Fernandez, co-founder and CEO of equity crowdfunding platform DreamFunded and SF Angels Group founder, has enjoyed quite a summer:  Fernandez recently was awarded “SF Angel Investor of the Year” by Startups Showcase and his recently… Read More

Boatbound Sets Sail with OurCrowd: Campaign Successfully Raises $980K in Funding

After taking AngelList by storm in 2013, Boatbound has raised $980K in commitments and has room to invest up to 1.1 M with its  OurCrowd equity crowdfunding campaign; their campaign ends today.  Boatbound is the nation’s fastest growing “pier-to-pier” boat rental marketplace in the United… Read More

FundedByMe Finds International Success in Crowdfunding

Interview with Arno Smit, Co-Founder & CTO of FundedByMe. Launched by Arno Smit and Daniel Daboczy in 2011, FundedByMe quickly found an international niche as both an equity and rewards-based crowdfunding platform.  According to Smit, this “unified experience on our platform allows entrepreneurs to feel secure in… Read More

Crowdfunding for Sustainable and Well-Made Goodz on Seedmatch: Gut Gemeint & Gut Gemacht

goodz’ CEO & Founder Jeffrey van Ede, the former VP of Sony Europe & CEO of Sony Germany, is leading a Seedmatch campaign that has already raised € 53,750, with 81 investors on board, surpassing their initial goal by 7% with 39 days remaining.  Seedmatch is the first German Crowdfunding… Read More

Sartorial Promise: Martin de Tours Clothier’s Kickstarter Campaign

With just 83 backers, New York City based Martin de Tours’ Made-to-Measure Customized Suits have exceeded their modest $20,000 crowdfunding goal and raised just under $44,000 with 35 days left on their Kickstarter campaign.  Aiming for “old school tailoring” utilizing  “new school technology,” Martin de… Read More

Ordr.In Intiates $400K Equity Crowdfunding on SeedInvest

Thriving since raising its initial seed money from Google Ventures in 2011, Ordr.In, the open platform for online food ordering, has initiated a fundraising campaign on SeedInvest, an equity-based crowdfunding platform that connects accredited investors to startups.  To date,’s campaign has raised $30,000 for… Read More

Roula Ghalayini’s Poupée Couture Finds Support with Equity Crowdfunding

Overlooked by Traditional Funding Methods, Companies Now Getting the Validation and Support Needed via Crowdfunding. Earlier this month, Roula Ghalayini and her successful Poupée Couture crowdfunding campaign on was featured on Crowdfund Insider, generating much interest not only with her success but as a female… Read More

FitKnix 2nd Round on Indiegogo Raises $6,700 of $15K goal in just three days.

Headed by Chief “Nixpert” Joanna Griffiths, a graduate of INSEAD’s MBA program, Knix Wear’s first indiegogo campaign generated $60,450 CAD, 50% over their goal, and helped launch their successful seamless Knix and lacy Knixy lingerie lines. Toronto based Knix Wear’s latest indiegogo campaign effectively launches their new… Read More

Crowdfunded Fashion for Men

[new_royalslider id=”15″] Dressing in crowdfunded culture is even easier for men. There are many, many options; highlighted below include successful kickstarter campaigns, most of which morphed into dynamic product lines. [*Full pretail/retail disclosure: some items are still in production, and hence, untested. Others’ crowdfunding campaigns… Read More

A Ketchup Revolution with ‘Chups on Kickstarter

315 backers quickly joined Kori and Matt Wallace’s crowdfunding campaign on kickstarter , helping their ‘Chups  project surpass their $12,000 goal by nearly $4K with more than three weeks to go. The Wallace’s ketchup recipes feature everything but what Americans have typically expected from their… Read More

Crowdfunded Fashion: 7 Hot Products

[new_royalslider id=”13″] Is it easy for a woman to dress fashionably from head to toe in crowdfund couture? Yes, and, as it turns out, more and more easily given the growing options. [*Full disclosure: some of these items are still in production, and hence, untested…. Read More

Artisanal Caramel Sees 2nd Crowdfunding Success on Kickstarter

Company Hopes to Use Funds to Grow Nationwide Retail Presence. Not one to resist tasting or reading about caramels (case in point, see NYT weekend 19 January “Seeking a Buttery Treat” about Breton caramels), one of the first Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns to catch my eye was Boise,… Read More

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