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Keen Home to Close Crowdcube/SeedInvest Campaign With Nearly £3 Million in Funding

U.S.-based Keen Home is set to close its dual equity crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest and Crowdcube later this evening with nearly £3 million from more than 300 investors. The campaign was launched last month and quickly secured its initial £570,000 funding target. As previously reported,… Read More

Keen Home Launches Dual SeedInvest & Crowdcube Funding Round

Less than a year and a half after attracting more than $6.6 million during its Testing the Waters (TTW) round on SeedInvest , Keen Home has launched a dual crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest and Crowdcube. The company has attracted over £2.7 million between the platforms so… Read More

Shark Tank Funded HoneyFund Has Facilitated $500 Million in Crowdfunded Wedding Registries

Following an appearance on Shark Tank back in 2014, Sara Margulis’ HoneyFund received backing from Kevin O’Leary (AKA Mr. Wonderful). O’Leary is spending some time on CNBC Squawk Box this week to fill in for vacations and one of the first guests on Squawk was… Read More

Sure-Footed: Shark Tank Alum Xero Shoes Sprinting Toward $1M Crowdfunding Goal

CNBC Shark Tank Alum Xero Shoes are on a roll. In January 2013, Xero Shoes appeared on the ABC show, Shark Tank and turned down a $400,000 offer from Kevin “Mr. Wonderful” O’Leary, who wanted 1/2 of the company… but they got their DIY sandalled… Read More

Kickstarter Redux: Avoid Beach Wardrobe Malfunctions with Shark Tank Your Life Winner Undress V3

Oh, the places you will go and the beaches you will see! The Shark Tank Your Life Winner The Undress V3 aims to help backers transition from beach to town simpler, or at least, less revealing. With three successful Kickstarter campaigns and over $864K and… Read More

Shark Tank Star Kevin O’Leary Loves Fintech. Will Deliver Keynote at Benzinga Fintech Awards

Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, also known as “Mr. Wonderful” to some, is a fan of Fintech. O’Leary is sharing the love by delivering the Keynote address at the upcoming Benzinga Fintech Awards scheduled to take place this coming Thursday in New York City (May… Read More

Set To Close Soon: Fizzics Achieves Indiegogo/Microventures Equity Campaign Funding Target

Kickstarter, Indiegogo (rewards), and Shark Tank alum, Fizzics, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo/Microventures this Monday (May 8th). The initiative has successfully secured its initial funding target. Fizzics seeks to use science as a way to create a beer dispenser like no… Read More

“Shark Tank” Alum Fizzics Launches Indiegogo Equity Round For Universal Beer Dispenser Expansion

Just a few months after securing $1,086,819 from 7,117 backers through Kickstarter and less than two years after securing $261,808 from 2,078 backers on Indiegogo, Shark Tank alum, Fizzics, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo’s new platform.  As previously reported, Fizzics takes science and puts it… Read More

Shark Tank Alum PolarPro Launches Third Kickstarter: Seeks $55,000 For Battery-Powered Headphone Case “The WAVe”

On Wednesday, Shark Tank alum and developer of products inspired by adventure, PolarPro, launched its third crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The California startup is seeking $55,000 for its battery-integrated wireless headphone carrying case, WAVe.  WAVe is described as a charge-and-travel storage that keeps user’s wireless headphones protected… Read More

Shark Tank Alum LuminAID Launches Kickstarter For Solar Inflatable Lantern PackLite Max Phone Charger

Shark Tank alum, LuminAID announced on Tuesday the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Chicago-based startup is seeking $15,000 for its solar inflatable lantern, PackLite Max Phone Charger, which allows users to charge their gear anywhere. According to LuminAID, the PackLite Max Phone Charger… Read More

Breathometer Raised Money on Indiegogo & Shark Tank but it Doesn’t Work & Now the FTC is Forcing Refunds

Breathometer, the “world’s first smartphone breathalyzer”, raised $138,437 on Indiegogo back in 2013. The following year, Breathometer visited the studios of Shark Tank where founder Charles Michael Yim “blew the sharks out of the water.” He asked for a mere $250,000.  And what happened? All… Read More

Shark Tank Alum Keen Home Moves onto Air Purification

Building on its successful Reg A+ campaign on SeedInvest and the company’s first product, the Smart Vent System, Keen Home is now focusing on air purification.  It launched its second product in August, the Smart Filter product line, which combines with a subscription service in order to… Read More

OnDeck Collaborates With “Shark Tank’s” Barbara Corcoran For National Marketing Campaign

On Tuesday, OnDeck (NYSE: ONDK) announced it has teamed up with real estate entrepreneur and Shark Tank judge, Barbara Corcoran, for its new national marketing campaign.  The online lender stated that starting October, Corcoran will be featured in television and radio commercials and customer communications emphasizing OnDeck’s unique ability to… Read More

Shark Alert: Shark Tank Star Robert Herjavec to Keynote at Crowd Invest Summit

Robert Herjavec, founder of Herjavec Group and star of ABC’s hit series Shark Tank, will be presenting a “Fireside Keynote Chat” at the forthcoming “Crowd Invest Summit” scheduled for this December.  The two-day equity crowdfunding conference has also upgraded their venue to accommodate demand. The Crowd… Read More

Keen Home Quickly Generates Over $6.6 Million of Indicated Interest on SeedInvest

Keen Home is doing it right. The company is the creator of a smart home air vent. Sexy it is not. Practical and money saving it is. Back in 2014, Keen started with a relatively small crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Keen co-founders Ryan Fant and… Read More

MobCraft Beer Pitches to SharkTank

Three-year-old MobCraft Beer, world’s first completely “crowd-sourced” brewery will dive into the Shark Tank tonight (March 11th) to pitch their business to the well-known investors. MobCraft Beer was founded three years ago in Madison, Wisconsin – a city recognized for its love of beer. The… Read More

Jimmy Kimmel Pitches New Horse Pants Project to “Shark Tank” (Video)

This week, Jimmy Kimmel pitched a new (and unique) kind of project on the set of the hit series, Shark Tank called Horse Pants. The show revealed in a Facebook post on Tuesday: “You never know what will happen when Jimmy Kimmel and a horse step into… Read More

Crowdfunding and Real Estate in 2015: A Year Made From Many Sources

A look back on a momentous year in real estate crowdfunding takes its many high and notable points not just from one or two players or headlines, but rather, a whole field of them. There are many contributors — as with the structure of crowdfunding… Read More

Kickstarter Success Trunkster Gets Big Shark Tank Valuation at $28 Million

Highest Valuation Ever on Shark Tank. Trunkster, the “most crowdfunded travel campaign ever”, killed it on Shark Tank last week receiving a $28 million valuation from the typically miserly Sharks.  Trunkster recently ran a rewards-based crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter proving their product by raising almost… Read More

Bashed by Shark Tank, Tycoon Real Estate is Acquired by Crowdfunding Consortium

First Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform to Be Purchased Five real estate crowdfunding platforms have joined together to purchase Tycoon Real Estate based in California. Tycoon gained notoriety during an appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank.  Billionaire Mark Cuban bailed on the offer in under a minute…. Read More