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Accenture Opens North America Innovation Center for Finance & Risk in New York to Help Financial Institutions Accelerate & Scale Advanced Analytics, Data, & Reporting Initiatives

Accenture announced on Wednesday the opening of its North America Innovation Center for Finance and Risk, which is located in New York City. According to Accenture, the new center seeks to help financial services companies quickly develop and scale advanced data and analytics capabilities. The… Read More

Ellen DeGeneres Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Support “Dear Black Girl” Program

Following her interview with “Dear Black Girls” organizers, Cassandra Pryor and Melody Smalls, talk show hostess Ellen DeGeneres launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $25,000 for the program. “Dear Black Girls” is described as an organization on a mission to inspire, encourage, and… Read More

Manatt Appoints Anita Boomstein As Chair of the Firm’s Global Payments Practice in New York

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP announced on Tuesday it has appointed Anita Boomstein as chair of its firm’s Global Payments Practice in New York. Boomstein reportedly joins the firm from Hughes Hubbard and Reed LLP, where she was a partner in the banking and financial… Read More

Finnovista’s Fermin Bueno Shares Updates on Spain’s Fintech Ecosystem and Upcoming Pitch Day in Madrid

“We are convinced that the moment has come for Spanish banks and insurance companies to recognize the great opportunity that the whole country and financial sector have thanks to the impulse and promotion of Fintech. It is also the time to begin to promote strategies… Read More

Gotham Ballers Basketball Team Seeks a Minimum of $50,000 Through StartEngine Initiative

Gotham Ballers, a New York basketball team that is set to be a part of the new Champions Basketball League, has recently launched a StartEngine Reg CF campaign. The team is seeking a minimum of $50,000 (max $1 million) as it prepares to make its… Read More

New York’s Dame Products Launches First Adult Toy Campaign on Kickstarter

Dame Products, a New York City startup, has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise a minimum of $50,000 for its new vibrator, Fin. The project not only surpassed its initial funding target easily, it also is known as the first ever sex toy to… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter to Present The Future Fablab at World Maker Faire 2016 in New York

On Wednesday, Kickstarter announced it was set to present The Future Fablab, which is described as a collection of machines that turn digital dreams into physical reality, at World Maker Faire 2016 at the New York Hall of Science this weekend (October 1st and 2nd)…. Read More

New York Startup Lomography Returns to Kickstarter For New Lomo’Instant Automat Camera

Just a little over two years after successfully securing $1,118,333 for its Lomo’Instant Camera on Kickstarter, New York startup Lomography has returned to the crowdfunding platform to raise funds for its new product, the Lomo’Instant Automat Camera. The new camera was designed to automatically adjust to… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter to Host 2016 Summer Festival at Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park

Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter is set to host its 2016 Summer Festival at the Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn later this month. The event’s description reads: Celebrate creativity at the Kickstarter Summer Festival, a free event featuring art, food, games, and more from the Kickstarter community. Join… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Teams Up With The Brooklyn Comedy Festival to Present “SHORTS”

On Monday, popular reward-based crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter, announced it has formed a partnership with the Brooklyn Comedy Festival to present its first-ever comedy short film festival, Shorts. The event will take place at the Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg on August 27th-28th.  Starting this Sunday (May 8th), Kickstarter… Read More

Oculus Brings Rift VR to Kickstarter Headquarters (Video)

On Monday, Kickstarter-success Oculus hit the streets of Brooklyn to visit the crowdfunding giant’s headquarters and brought over its famous project, Rift. The company successfully securing $2.4 million on Kickstarter nearly three and a half years ago. Last week, CEO of Oculus, Brendan Iribe, announced on Twitter that the… Read More

Brief: Elio Motors to Announce Business Model for Mass Personalization at New York International Auto Show

This week, Elio Motors, Inc. (OTCQX: ELIO) announced it will be sharing details about its new ePlus Business Model for mass personalization at New York International Auto Show. This announcement comes just after the startup vehicle manufacturer revealed its plans to sell 100 pre-production vehicles built at its Shreveport,… Read More

Startupbootcamp FinTech Takes Manhattan: Initiates NYC Accelerator Program

Rabobank, MasterCard, Thomson Reuters and Santander join as founding institutions of Startupbootcamp FinTech in the program’s expansion to US market, following its success in London and Singapore. “Initiatives that cultivate innovation and collaboration will only increase in importance as more players enter the FinTech space,… Read More

Update: Knix Wear’s 8-in-1 Evolution Bra Secures Over $700,000 on Kickstarter

With just six more days until its Kickstarter campaign comes to an end, New York startup Knix Wear has successfully captured over $700,000 for its 8-in-1 Evolution Bra. As previously reported, Knix Wear’s Evolution Bra is described as the “most” comfortable, versatile, and technologically advanced undergarment. It has patented wire-free… Read More

Lendio Funds 500+ Businesses In One Month

Lendio, an online marketplace platform for small business loans, announced on Tuesday that it continues to show signs of growth by funding over 500 small businesses in one month. In addition, business owners from all 50 states have now been funded through Lendio’s online loan marketplace. These… Read More

AKA United Nations, First Crowdfunded Condos For Manhattan, Thanks To Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Prodigy Network

  The first real estate project in New York to be financed notably through crowdfunding, AKA United Nations, will open to guests starting Sept. 10, notes a recent story on BloombergBusiness. The extended-stay hotel-condominium on East 46th Street near Second Avenue cost $95 million to purchase and fix up… Read More

‘We’re At The Tip Of The Iceberg Here’: Q&A With CityFunder’s David Behin On NYC Real Estate Crowdfunding

  As the co-founder and CEO of CityFunders, a New York-exclusive real estate crowdfunding platform, David Behin leads a team of seasoned real estate experts who bring neighborhood knowledge and relationships to each deal. Within the tri-state area and Pennsylvania, David has been involved in more than $3… Read More

Search Engine For Vacation Homes & Short-Term Rentals Tripping.com Closes $16M Series B Financing Round

Tripping.com, a search engine for vacation homes and short-term rentals, announced it has raised $16 million in Series B financing from investors across New York, Silicon Valley, Asia, and Europe. This news coincides with the unveiling of significant growth statistics, including a 2,918% increase in… Read More

New York Filmmakers Launch Kickstarter For New Documentary About Popular Scientist Bill Nye

Seeking to honor one of the most popular scientists in the world, New York City producers David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg have hit Kickstarter to raise $650,000 for a new documentary dedicated to Bill Nye. While sharing details about the project, the duo wrote: “Bill Nye is on a… Read More

FUNDED: Lowline, An Underground Park In New York Using Solar Technology To Bring It To Life

A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for new solar technology to build an underground park in New York has exceeded its goal, making the Lowline one of the most-funded public art projects on the platform, according to the campaign’s page. Here’s how the Lowline team envisions the project: It turns out… Read More

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