Tagged: social

Social Savings Platform CollegeBacker Rebrands to “Backer” & Scores $8.4 Million in Venture Capital

CollegeBacker, a U.S.-based  social savings platform for digital investment advice to 529 plans, announced on Wednesday it not only has changed its name to Backer but has also raised $8.4 million in venture capital. According to Backer, the funding round was led by Crosslink Capital with participation… Read More

Overfunding: Social App Lendonomy Quickly Surpasses 150,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

  Lendonomy, a social app that builds globally valid credit profiles on blockchain, has quickly raised its initial 150,000 funding target through equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Founded in 2018, Lendonomy is a mobile-based social network for money with the P2P lending core, designed specifically for… Read More

Mastercard Joins Forces With Oracle to Speed Social & Economic Assistance

  Mastercard recently announced it has joined forces with Oracle to speed social and economic assistance through a new solution. According to the duo, this solution helps government and non-profit organizations quickly deploy emergency aid through “fast or near-real-time” payment methods (such as Mastercard Send and… Read More

European Investment Platform Bux Acquires Social Crypto Exchange Blockport

European investment platform Bux announced on Thursday it has acquired Blockport, a social cryptocurrency investment platform based in Amsterdam. Bux reported that the acquisition will further expand its service offerings and will continue to drive its mission to become a single designation for young investors… Read More

Social Video Collaboration App Frames Tries Out Crowdfunding: Seeks £400,000 Through Seedrs

Frames, a social video collaboration app, is looking to raise £400,000 through Seedrs’ equity crowdfunding portal as it prepares to attract new registered users. The app, which was launched on March 1st through both iOS and Android app stores, allows users to invite their friends and followers… Read More

Fundrazr: Building Social Equity for Crowdfunding (Infographic)

Crowdfunding portal and software provider Fundrazr has created another infographic for those interested in crowdfunding.   This time they are talking about building social equity.  If you don’t have it now – don’t start your crowdfunding campaign because it is imperative to have social reach… Read More

Diaspora Social Network, Originally Crowdfunded on Kickstarter, Now Being Used by ISIS

In a posting on the Diaspora blog entitled, “Islamic State Fighters on Diaspora*”, the site operators have clarified they cannot prevent anyone from using their software as multiple reports have been released indicating ISIS is actively using their platform. ISIS, or Islamic State of Iraq… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Boosts Platform with New Facebook Social Features

Crowdfunding is all about innovation and creativity.  Finding a way to do something better and getting people to believe in the dream is the unique power of this new form of finance.  But the innovation part doesn’t stop with the creators – the platforms themselves… Read More

Dating App Rendeevoo Overfunds on Seedrs’ Crowdfunding Campaign

iOS dating app rendeevoo has raised £33,830 on its Seedrs’ equity crowdfunding campaign for the 6% equity offered, with 123 investors helping the dating app startup to surpass its £25,000 goal. rendeevoo is an iOS dating app that embraces spontaneity in the online dating world, quickly… Read More

Spike Lee Comments Underscore Important Strategy For Crowdfunders

In a recent interview with WENN, Spike Lee underscores an important strategy for crowdfunders, celebrities and regular joes alike. He credits “good karma” with helping him find crowdfunding success on Kickstarter… I’ve invested in at least eight or nine projects since I got on Kickstarter…. Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: October 21, 2013

Mashable | Social Web for Good: Crowdfunding Better Communities This article tells the story of Virginia Ramos, who has made a side job of selling her homemade tamales in San Francisco bars. She was banned from doing so by the San Francisco Department of Public… Read More

Crowdfunded Bounty Offered For Apple Touch ID Hacker

@nickdepetrillo and @ErrataRob on Twitter have written a script that is amassing crowdfunding pledges made via tweets. The goal: incentivize hackers to hack the new Apple iPhone’s fingerprint scanner. All I ask is a video of the process from print, lift, reproduction and successful unlock… Read More

HealthiosXchange: Equity Crowdfunding For The Health Care Sector

HealthiosXchange is a crowdfunding platform launching this month that focuses on the health care industry. It’s no secret that the health care industry is an important one here in the states. According to the US Census, the US health care sector as a whole garnered… Read More

Huge Social Network Lands Toby Turner Over $600,000 In Crowdfunding Campaign

How important is a robust social network to any crowdfunding campaign? Ask Toby Turner. Turner is a YouTube sensation. His three channels (TobyGames, Daily Vlog and Tobuscus) boast over 10,000,000 aggregate subscribers. TEN MILLION. His videos have been viewed over 2 billion times. YouTube also pays… Read More

SEC Says Social Media OK for Company Announcements if Investors Are Alerted

The Securities and Exchange Commission today issued a report that makes clear that companies can use social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter to announce key information in compliance with Regulation Fair Disclosure (Regulation FD) so long as investors have been alerted about which social… Read More

‘Overly Attached Girlfriend’ Uses Internet Fame to Crowdfund Charities

Laina Morris became an overnight celebrity after her covers of Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” went viral, forever casting her as the ‘Overly Attached Girlfriend.’ She amassed over 125,000 followers on Twitter and her YouTube channel picked up over a… Read More

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