Tagged: nyc

Back to School, Disruption Encouraged: Starta Accelerator Selects Newest Startup Batch

The fourth batch of companies for the NYC’s Starta Accelerator includes 13 technological startups that will participate in the acceleration program and receive seed investment, bringing the gap between Eastern European and American tech. The program will start in mid-September and last for 3.5 months…. Read More

Innovate Finance News: Members to Join UK RegTech Mission to NYC This Week

Innovate Finance announced on Monday its members will be joining a RegTech delegation to New York City this week, which is being organized by the Department for International Trade (DIT). According to the organization, this is DIT’s first RegTech mission to America and will be part of… Read More

Indiegogo Announces 2016 Fellowship Program Winner

Earlier this week, crowdfunding portal Indiegogo announced the winner of its 2016 Fellowship Program with partner Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP). The Indiegogo team revealed: “Congratulations to the winner of the Indiegogo Fellowship: Skye Von’s Falling Out Of Love! Instead of making yet another traditional music video, Falling Out… 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: Kickstarter Celebrates STEM Projects By Hosting Event in Brooklyn Headquarters

Earlier this week, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter held a STEM event at its headquarters. It was revealed that those who attended the special event were able to enjoy some children-focused games that were all about programming. During an interview with Engadget, Kickstarter’s director of media relations… Read More

Wheely Good Idea: $30M NYC Ferris Wheel Crowdfunding Campaign Led by North Capital Private Securities

Wheely cool! Wheely good time! If memory serves correctly, I do not recall a Ferris Wheel in the city excepting during the summer/early fall in Central Park and, naturally, on Coney Island.  This absence will change when the $500M New York Wheel project led by North… 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

In The City With America’s ‘Best Doughnut,’ CityFunders Launches New Real Estate Investment Crowdfunding Marketplace

Today, National Doughnut Day, New York City real estate adds yet another attraction to the likes of the Statue of Liberty and the Metropolitan Museum of Art: It’s home to America’s best doughnut, according to a recent survey from city guide app Foursquare. Not for nothing… Read More

Facebook Messenger’s P2P Payments Feature Goes Live in NYC: Messenger App Already Available in Seattle, Portland and Austin

Now in the Big Apple, Facebook Messenger’s payments service has been tweaked to make it easier for friends to send money within conversations. Although launched in March, the P2P payments feature has so far only been available to Messenger app users in a few cities, including Seattle,… Read More

Prodigy Network Plans to Add Short-Term Rental Apartments to its Growing Real Estate Portfolio

Prodigy Network, one of  the most prominent real estate crowdfunding firms, aims to combine shared workspace and short-term rental apartments, according to the The Real Deal.  The firm hopes to launch the concept, sources said, at three locations in Manhattan: 17 John Street, a project that generated $35 million in… Read More

Going Their Way: NYC Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual Zooms Past Modest Goal

The Kickstarter campaign for 1970 NYC Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual, by Unimark’s Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda, continues to thrive, having surpassed its modest $108K goal and raising over $604K.   Licensed exclusively from the MTA and available only through Kickstarter, the NYC MTA… Read More

Ode to the City: NYC Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual Thrives on Kickstarter

The 1970 NYC Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual, by Unimark’s Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda, is being reissued in January 2015 as a full-size book. Licensed exclusively from the MTA and available only through Kickstarter, the NYC MTA Graphics Standards Manual will not again be… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 5, 2013

Forbes | Sony And Intel, Shaping The Next Generation Of Hardware “Something is happening in hardware.” This article explores the revolution happening in the hardware space among big players like Intel and Motorola. These companies are becoming more open and allowing more collaboration into their… Read More