Tagged: education

TeachPitch Returns to Crowdcube to Raise £400,000 to Accelerate Commercial Growth in Asia

Just one year after securing £300,000 through its first equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, education technology company, TeachPitch, has returned to the funding portal, seeking an additional £400,000 as it prepares to expand commercially into Asia. According to its description, TeachPitch was created to tackle… Read More

GoFundMe Gives Back to Teachers By Launching “We Love Teachers” Fundraising Efforts

Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced on Monday, as part of the annual teacher’s appreciation week, it is launching a “We Love Teachers” fundraiser. This initiative is described as a national initiative to support K-12 teachers and GoFundMe will donate $1,000 to 100 campaign created by and for… Read More

How to Fix Crowdfunding Education (Part 1): Teach the Fundamentals

Since publishing my article “ Why We Need to Address Crowdfunding Education Now ” on Crowdfund Insider last November, I am often asked what would be my first step to fix crowdfunding education. My answer is simple: I would start by teaching crowdfunding – not… Read More

Overfunding: Tutora Surpasses £350,000 Funding Target During the Final Week on Crowdcube

With less than a week until its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, tutor marketplace Tutora has successfully surpassed its initial £350,000 and has secured nearly £425,000 from more than 450 investors. Tutora was launched by co-founders Scott Woodley and Mark Hughes less than two years ago…. Read More

Update: Online Tutor Marketplace Tutora Nears £350,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

With nearly one week until its second Crowdcube initiative is set to close, online tutor marketplace Tutora is nearing its £350,000 funding target. The campaign was launched at the end of January and has so far raised £340,000 from more than 375 investors. As previously reported,… Read More

GiveCampus CEO Kestrel Linder on Crowdfunding to Advance the Quality, Affordability & Accessibility of Education

Crowdfund Insider had a chance to chat with GiveCampus CEO Kestrel Linder about the company’s crowdfunding (aka “social fundraising”) platform for educational institutions, its successes in 2016, and its plans for 2017. Linder explained that his career started in international relations, but has taken an… Read More

UK’s Wrexham Glyndwr University Announces Fintech Undergrad Program

UK-based Wrexham Glyndwr University announced last week the launch its fintech undergrad program. According to the school, the new program will provide its students with the business skills that are needed to exploit opportunities within the fintech sector. While discussing the program, Claudius Tsang, Partner/Co-Head of… Read More

DonorsChoose Expands Classroom Funding Platform & Announces Warby Parker Partnership

DonorsChoose announced on Thursday it has expanded its classroom funding platform to support Student Life Essentials projects, which will now include warm, clean clothing; personal hygiene items like deodorant and toothpaste; and food, with the goal of removing barriers to help students focus and succeed… Read More

BJ’s Wholesale Club Awards Charleston, Summerville, & Area Towns With $100,000 Through DonorsChoose

On Thursday, BJ’s Wholesale Club announced it awarded $100,000 to all classroom projects listed by teachers from Charleston, Summerville, and neighboring communities through DonorsChoose. The funds were from the wholesale company’s foundation and reportedly fulfilled 141 projects and benefited 846 students in 65 local schools. Projects… Read More

Tutora Set to Return to Crowdcube Less Than One Year After Raising £150,000

Less than one year after securing £150,000 through its first equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, tutor marketplace Tutora announced plans to launch its second initiative through the funding portal. Tutora, which was launched in mid-2015, stated it aims to help parents find and book private tutors online…. Read More

School Notices Secures Nearly £825,000 During the Final Hours on Crowdcube

With less than 24 hours until its Crowdcube campaign comes to an end, fundraising platform School Notices has successfully secured nearly £825,000 in funding thanks to 186 investors. The portal launched its initiative last month and was originally seeking £700,000. School Notices was founded in 2014 by… Read More

Overfunding: Fundraising Platform School Notices Hurdles Over £700,000 Crowdcube Funding Target

School Notices, a UK-based parent to parent noticeboard and school fundraising platform, has successfully secured its initial £700,000 Crowdcube campaign target from nearly 150 investors.  As previously reported, the digital fundraising and membership platform was founded in 2014 by co-founders Clare Reid and Gordon Dawson. It was created… Read More

WordDive Closes Invesdor Campaign After Securing €1.2 Max Funding Target

Less than a month after launching its Invesdor campaign, WordDive has successfully closed the initiative after securing €1,274,100 from 658 investors. The AI-based mobile and online application for learning languages efficiently was launched in 2010 and stated that it combines the best of Finnish education know-how and game industry. WordDive… Read More

Andhra Pradesh Appoints KNOLSKAPE as Fintech Education Knowledge Partner

KNOLSKAPE, a modern workplace experimental learning company, announced on Wednesday it was selected as the knowledge partner of the new fintech education program of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP), a state in India. The company stated it would forming partnerships with universities in the state, along with… Read More

Update: WordDive Extends Max Funding Target From €800,000 to €1.2 Million Days After Invesdor Campaign Launch

WordDive, an AI-based mobile and online application for learning languages efficiently, has reportedly decided to extend its max funding target on Invesdor from €800,000 to €1.2 million. The company recently launched its equity crowdfunding initiative and quickly secured its minimum  €250,000 in two days and is now nearing €950,000 from… Read More

University of Strathclyde Announces Masters in Fintech Program

The University of Strathclyde, a Scottish public research university located in Glasgow, announced on Wednesday it is set to launch its Masters in Financial Technology (Fintech) as a way to support the digital transformation of Scotland’s financial sector. The University stated that the MSc in Financial Technology would… Read More

Nucleus Commercial Finance Focuses on £1 Billion Education Sector

Online balance sheet lender, Nucleus Commercial Finance, is now offering a range of specialist products for the education sector. The education finance portfolio has been designed by Nucleus to allow education providers the ability to receive advances and secure a line of credit against their… Read More

Kia Teams Up With DonorsChoose to Launch Annual “Holidays on Us” Celebration to Support High-Need Schools’ Projects

Kia Motors America and DonorsChoose announced on Sunday they are launching the annual “Holidays on Us” celebration to bring resources to schools in need this holiday season. The companies reported previous campaigns under the event raised more than $7.5 million and benefited more than 1.5 million… Read More

PALMco Energy Set to Match Donations For All Connecticut Schools’ Environment Science Education Projects on DonorsChoose

PALMco, a family-owned and operated energy supply company, announced on Tuesday it is set to match donations to all environmental science education projects in Connecticut schools in partnership with crowdfunding platform, DonorsChoose. This partnership’s “Double Your Impact” initiative, is notably the fourth initiative between PALMco and… Read More

Brief: DonorsChoose Announces $500,000 #GivingTuesday GIVEaway

On Monday, education crowdfunding nonprofit DonorsChoose announced it is launching a new philanthropic giveaway on November 29 for the 2016#GivingTuesday. According to DonorsChoose, The #GivingTuesday GIVEaway will give 100 donors and teachers a chance to support additional classroom projects on its website, thanks to a $500,000 grant… Read More