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Update: Tim Duncan’s Hurricane Irma Relief Campaign Raises $2.5 Million on YouCaring

Just one week after launching his Hurricane Irma Relief campaign on YouCaring, NBA legend Tim Duncan has raised over half of his $5 million funding target. The initiative made its debut after the storm created devastation in Florida and the Carribean. As previously reported, the US… Read More

Retired NBA Player Tim Duncan Launches Hurricane Irma Relief Campaign on YouCaring

In an effort to help those who were in the path of Hurricane Irma’s devastating destruction last week, retired NBA player Tim Duncan has launched a crowdfunding campaign on YouCaring to raise $5 million. Speaking about the cause, Duncan stated: “I know not everyone can give,… Read More

DonorsChoose Launches Recovery Fund to Help Teachers Rebuild Classrooms Damaged by Hurricane Irma

Following the devastation that Hurricane Irma in Florida and also the Carribean, DonorsChoose announced it launched a recovery fund dedicated to helping teachers rebuild their classrooms that were damaged by the storm. While sharing details about the recovery fund, Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose, stated: “Hurricanes Harvey… Read More

GoFundMe Ensures Giving Community’s Generosity is Protected During Hurricane Irma Campaign Launches

With Hurricane Irma’s devastation heading towards the U.S. southeastern mainland, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced it is taking measures to ensuring that its giving community’s generosity is protected as campaigns dedicated to the relief are starting to launch. The funding portal revealed on Thursday: “Our Trust & Safety… Read More

In Preparation for Hurricane Irma: One Spark Extends Creator Application Deadline

One Spark announced on Thursday it is extending the Creator application deadline until midnight on next Wednesday (September 13), to give potential Creators in high-risk areas time to prepare for the threat posed by Hurricane Irma. Innovators and entrepreneurs who wish to apply for the 2017… Read More

SEC Provides Temporary Relief for Issuers Using Reg CF & Reg A+ Impacted by Hurricane Michael

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued temporary rules for companies that issued securities under Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) and Regulation A (Reg A+). The rules provide relief for victims of Hurricane Michael. The “interim final temporary rule”  extends the deadline for issuers subject to… Read More

Music Sensation Ricky Martin Launches Hurricane Maria Relief Initiative on YouCaring

Over the weekend, music sensation and Puerto Rican native Ricky Martin has launched a Hurrican Maria Relief campaign on crowdfunding platform YouCaring to help those affected by the devastating storm. While sharing details about the initiative, Martin stated: “Puerto Rico is going through one of the toughest… Read More

Chicago Cubs Catcher Rene Rivera Launches Hurricane Maria Relief Campaign on GoFundMe

Following Hurricane Maria’s devastation on Puerto Rico, Chicago Cubs catcher and Puerto Rico native, Rene Rivera, and his wife have launched a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign dedicated to the relief efforts. The storm, which hit earlier this week, devastated Puerto Rico, with reports that at least six… Read More

One Spark Postpones Innovation Festival to 2018 Following Hurricane Impact

  One Spark, along with Bold Events, has decided to postpone the One Spark 2017 Innovation Festival until 2018.  Originally scheduled to take place in Jacksonville, Florida this October, organizers have made the determination the impact of Irma was just too profound to move forward…. Read More

Edgybees Raises $5.5 Million Backed by OurCrowd, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Verizon Ventures, 8VC, Aspect Ventures and NFX

Edgybees has raised $5.5 million in seed funding backed by leading global crowdfunding platform OurCrowd along with Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Verizon Ventures, 8VC, NFX, and Aspect Ventures Edgybees has created augmented reality (AR) technology that may utilized on drones and other vehicles designed to help… Read More

Orchard Platform Initiates Analysis: Severe Weather’s Effect on U.S. Unsecured Consumer Lending Industry

That this past hurricane season wreaked economic havoc on metropolitan Houston, southern Texas, Louisiana, southern Georgia and Florida is not surprising (Hurricane Maria’s effects on Puerto Rico were not covered in this analysis); in a recent blog, Orchard Platform posted initial research how much Hurricanes Harvey… Read More

One Spark Announces Second Creator Application Deadline Extension

One Spark announced on Wednesday it has extended its creator application deadline once again after the devastating Hurricane Irma ripped through Florida and the Carribean last week. The Creator application deadline until midnight, September 16th. Innovators and entrepreneurs may apply for the 2017 Innovation Festival… Read More

Hexindai Further Strengthens Risk Control to Better Protect Investors

Hexindai (NASDAQ:HX), a China-based peer to peer lender, announced on Friday it has further strengthened its risk control system to better protect investors throughout the entire process of borrower acquisition, risk-based pricing, post-loan management, and default risk coverage through its new comprehensive, stable and efficient asset… Read More

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