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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

Founder of Shark Tank Alum Scrub Daddy Hits Kickstarter For Wearable Device “ION BELT”

Aaron Krause, the founder of Shark Tank alum Scrub Daddy, has teamed up with creator of the Nifty MiniDrive, Piers Ridyard, to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for a new device that will ensure that no one will ever have to worry about “saggy pants” ever… Read More

Kickstarter Success X PlusOne Drone Raises Bigger Money on Shark Tank

X PlusOne, a drone project launched on Kickstarter in December of 2014, has discovered bigger success on SharkTank as the high-profile investors rushed to back the young company in the episode broadcast last week. The X PlusOne drone, by 3 person company xCraft, entered a… Read More

Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington Is Equity Owner in Digitzs, ‘Fastest, Easiest, Most Secure Way to Get Paid’

Digitzs, a payment processor platform that allows merchants to be paid the next day and choose their fees from a 0-3 percent range, is now raising funds on crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder. Among Digitzs’ investors, who have helped the company raise $380,000 thus far, is Kevin Harrington, investor… Read More

Featured on ‘Shark Tank,’ Honeyfund Helps Couples Crowdfund Their Dream Honeymoon–For Free

Judging by the photos of newly bejeweled fingers on my social media feeds, and the abundance of bridesmaid dresses in the “special occasions” section of local department stores, it’s time to cue the music (Canon in D): Wedding season is now. And Honeyfund, a free honeymoon… Read More

Denied by Shark Tank, Hip Chixs Takes Premium Jeans for Women to Kickstarter

The co-founders of Hip Chixs recently visited the “Sharks” of Shark Tank to pitch an investment in their company that has developed a line of premium denim jeans that “highlights a women’s natural body”.   On Shark Tank Hip Chixs founders asked for a $150,000 investment… Read More

Shark Tank Competitor Seeks Startups For New Equity Crowdfunding TV Show (Video)

The Startup Hour, a new business-themed reality program, will let everyday TV viewers watch entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas — and then invest in them from the comfort of their living room. The show, set to debut in six television markets in May 2015 and simultaneously stream worldwide,… Read More

Brief: “Shark Tank” Contestant Freaker USA Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Made in the USA Socks

One of the wildest contestants ever on ABC’s Shark Tank, Zach Crain, founder of Freaker USA is returning to Kickstarter, where his 2011 video was hailed as “the holy grail of Kickstarter videos” by the crowdfunding platform itself. On Thursday (January 1st), Crain and the Freaker USA… Read More

Epilepsy Foundation to Hold Fourth Annual “Shark Tank” Competition; Invites Entries for Innovation, New Products for People Living With Seizures

The Epilepsy Foundation announced this week a call for entries for the fourth annual epilepsy “Shark Tank” competition and is accepting submissions that represent the most innovative ideas in epilepsy and seizure treatment and care. The deadline for submitting a letter of intent is February 2, 2015…. Read More

Revolights Receives $1 Million in Series A Funding by Sierra & Sacramento Angels

Revolights, makers of revolutionary bike lights announced it has received $1 million of Series A funding in a round co-led by Sierra Angels and Sacramento Angels along with other funds. The company has been working to create a new standard in bicycle safety since 2011…. Read More

Shark Tank Failure? See What The Show Did For The DoorBot’s Sales

Jamie Siminoff is the definition of “serial entrepreneur.” He has six startups to his name including a successfully funded (and eventually refunded) Kickstarter campaign. He launched a crowdfunding platform called Christie Street that is currently dormant, but before it went dormant he also crowdfunded a second product… Read More

RockThePost Shares Highlights Of 2013: $23 Million For Startups

It was a busy 2013 for the team at crowdfunding platform RockThePost. In a recent post to their blog RockThePost shared some of the highlights of their year. Since launching the platform officially in March of 2013, the platform helped to raise over $23 million… Read More

Brief: Shark Tank To Highlight Kingonomics Conference Tonight

ABC’s Shark Tank was definitely a big part of this year’s Kingonomics conference in Washington, DC. The conference, which took place in August of this year, is focused on helping minority-owned businesses find the resources they need to grow and succeed. The event marked the 50th… Read More

DoorBot Turns Down Offer From Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary (Video)

Jamie Siminoff, inventor of the DoorBot and founder of crowdfunding platform Christie Street, appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank over the weekend. In the end only one shark was interested in providing capital for Siminoff and his product, which is set to appear in Staples stores… Read More

BRIEF: Christie Street Alum DoorBot To Appear On ABC’s Shark Tank Tonight

Tonight at 9 PM, James Siminoff will pitch the DoorBot to the sharks on Shark Tank. The DoorBot was a pilot project of sorts for crowdfunding platform Christie Street, which Siminoff created after being frustrated by the shortcomings of other rewards-based sites for hardware projects…. Read More

WATCH: ‘Freeloader’ Secures Shark Tank Deal After Indiegogo Success

Erick Jansen and Nathan Jones successfully raised $31,752 on Indiegogo for their take on the child carrier, which they dubbed the “Freeloader.” Jansen had a background in the outdoor industry as a retailer and product manager, and he met Jones on the job as both… Read More

Shark Tank Chef “Big Shake” Goes with Indiegogo

In May of 2011, Chef Big Shake, also known as Shawn Davis, appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank, giving his shrimp burgers and the company national exposure. ABC has since re-aired his episode 5 times further igniting consumer brand recognition. In September of 2011 the show’s producers filmed… Read More

Breathometer Proves Market On Indiegogo, Sets ‘Shark Tank’ Record

The Breathometer is a smartphone-powered portable breathalyzer that we featured as one of two crowdfunding campaigns for savvy beer drinkers back in March. The device raised over $138,000 in a pretail play on Indiegogo via a flexible funding campaign. The original goal was $25,000. It… Read More

Shark Tank TV Show To Look For Businesses During Kingonomics Conference

TV Show “Shark Tank” will Hold Casting Calls for Minority Owned Businesses During the Kingonomics Conference for 50th Anniversary of the Historic Civil Rights March on Washington.  “Kingonomics” Author, Dr. Rodney Sampson will Join Shark Tank as Head of Diversity and Inclusion Kingonomics author Dr…. Read More

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