Tagged: rockethub

Tilt Up for Sale. Crowdfunding Platform Said to be in Talks with AirBnB

While it should come as no surprise that Tilt (née CrowdTilt) is on the auction block the suitor sounds a bit odd. Tilt is reportedly in talks with AirBnb to be purchased by the iconic home-sharing platform. First reported by TheInformation, Tilt has been pegged at… Read More

Brief: Music Sensation will.i.am Launches RocketHub Initiative to Send East Los Angeles Students to the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition

On Monday, Singer/songwriter/performer/philanthropist will.i.am is participating in a new crowdfunding project on RocketHub through his i.am.angel Foundation that seeks to raise $100,000 for a robotics program inEast Los Angeles. The goal of the campaign is to raise enough money to send high school students from Boyle Heights, will.i.am’s… Read More

Penn State University’s Lunar Lion Moon Mission Secures Nearly $175,000 Through RocketHub

On Friday crowdfunding platform,  RocketHub, announced that one of its projects, Lunar Lion Moon Mission, has successfully hit a funding milestone. Penn State’s Lunar Lion is led by director of Space Systems Initiatives at Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory, Michael Paul. The project’s team is the… Read More

Brief: RocketHub Set to Present Two Showcases at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City

This week, crowdfunding platform RocketHub announced that it is set to present two showcases at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. The platform’s team shared: “RocketHub is proud to present two official showcases for New York City’s biggest music festival, The CMJ… Read More

Ovation Forms Partnership With RocketHub to Create New Program “Creative Studio”

Ovation, an arts network, announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with crowdfunding platform RocketHub to develop a new program called Creative Studio, which is dedicated to creators and artists. Ovation’s CEO Charles Segars and Brian Meece, CEO of RocketHub revealed the program is set to go live this October…. Read More

Whatever Happened to the Crowdfunding Patent Lawsuit?

Back in January of this year, Crowdfund Insider covered a patent lawsuit that sought to challenge many of the prominent US crowdfunding platforms in operation today.  This included both rewards/donations and investment crowdfunding platforms.  AlphaCap ventures, a company that has been described as a patent troll,… Read More

Brief: EFactor Acquires Crowdfunding Platform RocketHub For $15M

Ready to make a few changes to its reward-based crowdfunding platform, RocketHub announced this week that it has been acquired by entrepreneur networking site, EFactor for $15 million. According to Entrepreneur, RocketHub, which operates in over 190 different countries and regions, will continue to exist as its… Read More

Re-Introduced Innovation Act May Stop Patent Trolls From Targeting Crowdfunding Startups

Venture Beat recently reported that on Thursday (February 5th), House Judiciary Chairman, Bob Goodlatte re-introduced the Innovative Act, which is considered a bipartisan bill that may stop “patent trolls” in their tracks. The Electronic Freedom Frontier describes a troll as; “A patent troll uses patents as legal… Read More

Krowdster Launches New Revenue Stream Program for Crowdfunding Professionals

  Crowdfunding analytics, optimization and promotional tool, Krowdster, recently launched an affiliate program for crowdfunding consultants and publishers. The new project reportedly capitalizes on Krowdster’s explosive growth. Since opening for business nine weeks ago, the unique Krowdster web app has racked up more than 2000 active users…. Read More

Details Emerge on Patent Lawsuit Against Multiple Crowdfunding Platforms

It was revealed earlier this week that a patent infringement lawsuit was filed against Indiegogo, CircleUp, GoFundMe, Kickstarter, Gust, RocketHub & Innovational Funding  by Alphacap Ventures LLC for a trial by jury in the Eastern District Court of Texas. Alphacap Ventures is based in California but… Read More

Updated: ISEE-3 Reboot Team Discovers Probe Propulsion System Issues

Last week, the ISEE-3 probe made headlines after its engines were turned on for the first time since 1987, thanks to the funds that were raised during the ISEE-3 Reboot Project’s crowdfunding campaign on Rockethub. Unfortunately, the project has encountered a major snag. As previously… Read More

Scientists Use Crowdfunding To Communicate With Spacecraft ISEE-3

Aiming to bring a forgotten space probe back to life, masterminds of the Orbiter Image Recovery project Dennis Wingo and Keith Cowing have launched a new crowdfunding project on RocketHub called ISEE-3 Reboot Project. Skycorp, along with Space College and SpaceRef are asking investors to… Read More

Canadian Microbiologist Looks to Crowdfunding to Aid New Cancer Therapy

Canadian microbiologist Elizabeth Bent has an idea that just might transform cancer therapy and she is looking for help by crowdfunding on RocketHub. About five months ago, Bent came across an intriguing study showing that certain types of bacteria in the human gut can reduce… Read More

Spelt Right Foods Wins Next Big Food Thing Contest on RocketHub

Brooklyn based Spelt Right Foods has won the Grand Prize in FreshDirect’s Next Big Food Thing contest, a crowdfunding contest launched by FreshDirect in collaboration with RocketHub to “find the next food idea, product or innovation that could change the food world.”   Spelt Right produces bagels,… Read More

Guantanamo Detainees Float Crowdfunding For Business Proposal

In the Miami Herald it was recently revealed that a handful of Guantanamo detainees have generated a business plan for an agricultural venture in Yemen. Called “Yemen Milk & Honey Farms Ltd,” the proposal outlines a “self-sufficient agricultural business west of Yemen’s capital, Sana’a.” The 75… Read More

Watch: RocketHub’s Brian Meece On How He Saw Crowdfunding Evolve In The Arts Scene

Did you know Brian Meece was a mean ukelele player? RocketHub co-founder and CEO Meece sat down with AlleyWire as part of their “Where I’ve Been” series and briefly discussed how some of the fundraising techniques in the world of liberal arts helped him and… Read More

Penn State Team Taps RocketHub To Crowdfund Lunar Mission, Seeks Google Lunar XPRIZE

The United States, The Soviet Union, China and… Penn State University? If one crowdfunding campaign can find funding, the above statement might become the list of entities that have made it to the moon. Only three of them would have had a standing army. (Nittany… Read More

AARP Magazine Runs Crowdfunding Feature, Cites Cautionary Letter

AARP The Magazine recently ran an article on crowdfunding dealing with the possibilities (and perils) of the evolving means of capital formation. Kickstarter, RocketHub and EarlyShares all get mention in the piece alongside Sherwood Neiss of Crowdfund Capital Advisors. Rockethub’s Alon Hillel-Tuch and EarlyShares’s Heather Schwarz-Lopes… Read More

RocketHub & FreshDirect’s “Next Big Food Thing” Ends, Over $70,000 Raised

RocketHub teamed with FreshDirect to launch the FreshDirect “Next Big Food Thing.” The initiative encouraged entrepreneurs and project creators with great ideas in the world of food to launch crowdfunding projects for a chance to win prizes of up to $10,000. The initiative just ended,… Read More

#Crowdfunding News Roundup: December 2, 2013

Polygon | How devs manage the energy of their crowdfunding communities Managing crowds during crowdfunding campaigns can be tricky business. Polygon explores that reality in this piece by interviewing a dozen game developers who successfully raised money on Kickstarter, focusing specifically on their experiences in… Read More