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Wefunder Crowd Pours Funding into Oakland’s Crooked City Cider Campaign

Oakland’s first cider since the prohibition,  has linked with Wefunder to raise a minimum of $100K; to date over 117 investors have poured in more than $52,900 into the campaign; the company has planned a special cider to celebrate the milestone. Every investor who invests… Read More

Gray Area Foundation for the Arts’ Oakland Fire YouCaring Campaign Secures Nearly $1.3 Million from Over 12,100 Donors

Gray Area Foundation for the Arts announced on Friday it completed the second and final phase of allocation of Oakland Fire Fund and achieved a total of $1,295,007 from 12,105 donors. The initiative was launched on crowdfunding platform YouCaring after the devastating fire at the Ghost… Read More

YouCaring Update: Two Campaigns Dedicated to Ghost Ship Fire Victims Raise Over $1.3M

Just a couple of weeks after the devastating fire at Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse that claimed the lives of nearly 40 people, two campaigns on crowdfunding platform YouCaring that are dedicated to the victims of the events have raised more than $1.3 million. As previously… Read More

YouCaring Initiatives Secures Over $1M For Ghost Ship Fire Victims

Following the devastating Ghost Ship fire in Oakland that killed nearly 40 people, YouCaring announced that campaigns dedicated to the tragic event’s victims had raised more than $1 million on its crowdfunding platform. On the evening of December 2nd, the first broke out in the… Read More

Female Rapper Kreayshawn Says No Thanks to Crowdfunding; Urges Fan to Remove GoFundMe Initiative

Showing some love for Oakland rapper, Kreayshawn, a devoted fan launched a GoFundMe initiative after she announced that she has been left with no money just days before Christmas. Kreayshawn, who is known for her hit song Gucci Gucci, took to her Twitter account to rant… Read More

Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin Debunks Eight Myths About Startups

Sharing his thoughts about the growth in small businesses, Indiegogo’s CEO Slava Rubin discussed key myths about startups at Vator Splash in Oakland earlier this week. According to the Register, Rubin shared details about each myth, which can be found below: 1. Myth: It’s all… Read More

Numi Organic Tea Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement For New Water Campaign

Oakland, California-based company, Numi Organic Tea, announced it has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season…. Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: October 22, 2013

PolicyMic | Crowdfunding For Private Security in Oakland Ignores a Few Key Facts PolicyMic takes a deeper dive into the recent Crowdtilt campaigns funding private security forces in Oakland. What did they find? That some of the neighborhoods don’t have as much crime as one… Read More

Oakland Citizens Fed Up With Crime Crowdfund Private Police Forces On Crowdtilt

Enough is enough.  The crime in lower Rockridge north and west of the Rockridge BART station is completely out of hand.  My neighbor two doors down was mugged walking home from BART at night.  My neighbors next door were mugged midday.  My neighbors across the… Read More

Crowdtilt, Crowdfunding Take Center Stage For Political Campaign

Bryan Parker has launched a campaign on CrowdTilt, appropriately entitled “Tilting Oakland Forward,” to seek funding for his 2014 campaign for Mayor of the city of Oakland. This may be just the beginning of a long, wonderful relationship between crowdfunding platforms and political campaigns. Parker… Read More

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