Tagged: cleveland

Cleveland Police Chief Warns: GoFundMe Campaigns For Facebook Live Murder Victim Might Not be Legit

Following the devastating murder of 74-year-old Robert Godwin in Cleveland, Ohio, the city’s police chief Calvin Williams warned those wanting to donate funds to the family through crowdfunding platform GoFundMe must be careful when it comes to scams. On Sunday, Godwin was allegedly shot to death… Read More

Votem CEO Pete Martin: Leveraging Blockchain to Secure Global Mobile Voting & Rocking the Vote

“We can do online voting on blockchain in a highly scalable way, and that’s what we did.” Focusing on solving the problem of securing public, private and proxy global election systems, Votem offers a blockchain-based solution which aims to give democracy back to the people by allowing… Read More

Cleveland Whiskey Launches Investment Crowdfunding Campaign to Raise $2.5M From Accredited Investors

Cleveland Whiskey, a bourbon and whiskey-producing startup from Cleveland, Ohio, has launched an investment crowdfunding campaign on its own website with a mission to raise $2.5 million to further expand its already products. According to Cleveland.com, Cleveland Whiskey has received national and international attention since its launch… Read More

Supporters Seek to Help Akron Bridal Shop That’s Facing Closure After Ebola Scare

This past October, Dallas nurse Amber Vinson flew to Cleveland, Ohio after she was exposed to the Ebola virus while treating Eric Duncan. Although she was told by the CDC that she was good to go for the trip, Vinson was eventually diagnosed with the virus…. Read More

Rover’s Morning Glory Radio Host Launches GoFundMe Campaign To Help Former Producer After Family Tragedy; Raises Over $25,000 in One Day

On Monday (November 10th), former producer of Rover’s Morning Glory radio show, Rob Garguilo, received the devastating news that his girlfriend and two children were struck by a vehicle while trying to cross a street. His five week old daughter, Serena, unfortunately passed away this morning… Read More

American Homeowner Preservation Uses Social Impact Investing to Help Revive Cleveland Neighborhood

Real estate crowdfunding provides investors with an array of projects to choose from, and American Homeowner Preservation, also known as AHP, is using this growing online marketplace to offer social impact investing opportunities that benefit homeowners and communities nationwide. In purchasing pools of distressed mortgages, AHP… Read More

Cleveland Resident’s Crossbody Bag For Men Reaches $67,000 During Kickstarter Campaign

Ready to bring his new creation to the market, Ohio resident Jay Yoo has launched a new crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for his new bag, bolstr. The new accessory is considered the ultimate bag for everyday carry (EDC) items. The bolstr is a perfect crossbody… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Vestor Helps Raise Funds for New Cleveland Hotel

Cleveland-based real estate crowdfunding platform, Vestor,  is seeking to help hotel developers to transform three neglected buildings into a LeMeridien hotel in the downtown area. According to Crain’s Cleveland Business, hotel consultant Lonnie Burghardt was close to ending a five-year quest to turn part of the stretch of… Read More

Crowdentials Offers Low-Friction Solution To Investor Accreditation For Private Issuers

The implementation of an exemption under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D in September of 2013 creates a new set of opportunities for private issuers looking to raise capital. It also creates a new set of challenges, specifically a need for issuers (and, by proxy, the… Read More

530 Funds Pivots, Launches Crowdentials As Crowdfunding Compliance Solution

Crowdentials is a Cleveland-based company specializing in crowdfunding compliance, and the team is ready to launch their product as soon as equity crowdfunding regulations are finalized by the SEC. Crowdentials sports the same team that brough 530 Funds to the crowdfunding world. 530 Funds launched… Read More

Filter Crowdfunding World Tour On Indiegogo

Rock band Filter has launched an Indiegogo campaign seeking $40,000 in preparation for their upcoming world tour, and some of the perks offer a pretty cool opportunity for Filter fans around the world. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, Filter has been making hard rock music for… Read More

BBB Cautions Public On Campaigns For Victims In Cleveland

This week YouveGotFunds.com announced via a press release that they had launched a crowdfunding campaign seeking donations for Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus. Berry, Knight and DeJesus were victims of Ariel Castro, a Cleveland man that kidnapped the three girls and imprisoned them… Read More

Crowdfunding and the Geography of Entrepreneurship

This article is part three in a series on entrepreneurship and access to capital. I recently talked to Richard Seline, Principal of Global NextGen Advisors, who just spoke at the Crowdfund Texas conference. He also offers support to the entrepreneurial community through his organization, Competitive Texas. I recently watched a documentary called… Read More

Pierogi Story Emerges from Crowdfunding Workshop Hosted by Bad Girl Ventures

I was at Shaker LaunchHouse for a crowdfunding workshop organized and led by Reka Barabas of Bad Girl Ventures.  BGV is an organization focused on funding female-owned businesses in the greater Ohio area.  CoolCleveland was… well, cool enough to interview some of the participants, including Reka…. Read More

Cleveland artists getting creative with Kickstarter ‘crowd-funding’ site

When Mozart needed money, he groveled before the nobles. Were he alive today, he wouldn’t even have to kneel. Assuming he had access to the Internet, all the poor composer would require is a Kickstarter account, through which he’d stand to find a pool of… Read More