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Scottish Trader Uses Bogus Twitter Accounts to Tank Shares. SEC Hunts Him Down

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed charges against alleged rogue trader James Alan Craig of Dunragit, Scotland.  Apparently Craig was a bit cocky too, as he tweeted that the SEC would not be able to track him down.  The SEC has used their own Twitter… Read More

Smartphone App STAND Raises $2.25M During Seed Funding Round; Names Twitter’s Co-Founder Biz Stone as Chairman of the Board

On Thursday, photo-friendly smartphone app, STAND,  announced it has raised $2.25 million seed funding round, which was led by Resolute Ventures, with participation from Silicon Valley influencers including Jack Dorsey, Twitter/Square; Greylock Discovery (Josh Elman); Fresco Capital (Tytus Michalski and Stephen Forte); Meng Tan, Google; Doug… Read More

Karma Launches Out Of Private Beta to Transform Trust & Reliability In Peer-To-Peer Marketplaces

Karma, a platform that makes it easy to determine the reliability of people online through the use of its Karma Score, is launching out of private and into public beta today. The Karma Score’s unique algorithm makes it an ideal benchmark for the peer-to-peer community. With… Read More

HeartMob Battles Online Harassment With Real-Time Support And By Empowering Bystanders

Twitter recently banned harassing and violent language, such as direct threats and tweets promoting violence toward others. The company’s expanded policy is part of a growing recognition of online harassment issues, and the significant negative effects felt by victims (ex. Zelda Williams). Now, a platform providing real-time support to individuals experiencing online… Read More

The Influential Network’s Ryan Detert & FlashFunders’ Vincent Bradley Talk Equity Crowdfunding Success

Last fall I interviewed FlashFunders Co-Founder Vincent Bradley to learn more about his newly launched, no-fee equity funding platform.  In the months following, Bradley and his team have stewarded startups and streamlined their process. The platform recently reached a major milestone: closing a major round… Read More

Funny: Pebble’s Reaction to Apple Watch Media Event

Pebble gave Twitter followers a good laugh during Apple’s media event on this past Monday as Apple revealed additional details on their forthcoming smartwatch. The Kickstarter-success (and continues to be) took a humorous approach regarding Apple’s typically big media circus as they schmoozed the media and Apple fans…. 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

Legal Research Website Casetext Announces $7 Million Series A Round Funding

Casetext, a free legal research website where users can read legal texts annotated by a community of practicing attorneys, announces today it has raised $7 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Union Square Ventures, with participation from Formation 8, and former Thomson… Read More

G-Technology Announces New Partnership With Seed&Spark For Independent Filmmakers

G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions, today announced a partnership with Seed&Spark, a community crowdsourcing ecosystem that enables independent filmmakers to fund, promote and distribute their projects. Kicking off at Sundance, the partnership will inspire and educate the Indie filmmaking community through support of… Read More

Danae Ringelmann: I Wish We’d Had An Indiegogo to Launch Indiegogo

Taking time away from her ever so busy schedule, co-founder of Indiegogo Danae Ringelmann sat down with Forbes magazine to share details about the global crowdfunding platform along with the ups and downs of using the popular funding method. During her interview, Ringelmann stated, “I wish… Read More

Brief: Peer-to-Peer Lender RateSetter Hits £400M Milestone

RateSetter is celebrating yet another huge milestone! The UK-based peer to peer lender announced this week that it has officially hit £400M. The platform, which launched in September 2010, enables lenders to get fair returns while cutting the cost of borrowing. Capital is at risk. Lenders and… Read More

MD Insider Announces Successful Equity Crowdfunding Round

MD Insider, a data healthcare innovator that significantly reduces healthcare costs for employers, announced on Tuesday (November 4th) that it closed a $1.5 million investment, which has been dubbed the “largest online investment round ever” raised on technology startup equity investing platform AngelList. The syndicate was led by… Read More

Creators of Kickstarter-Success The Buccaneer Clear the Air Regarding Refund Fiasco

Last year, Pirate3D Inc. launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its new 3D printer, the Buccaneer. The project was a huge success easily besting its initial goal of $100,000 and closing at $1,438,765 – all thanks to 3,520 backers. The Buccaneer 3D was anointed the… Read More

Foo Fighters Announces Date for Crowdfunded Richmond, Virginia Concert

Just a few months after a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdtilt raised nearly $70,000 to bring Foo Fights to Richmond, Virginia, the famous rock band announced on Twitter the date of the highly anticipated concert on Wednesday (September 3rd). As previously reported, freelance creative director and… Read More

Frrole Raises $245K on LetsVenture Investment Crowdfunding Platform

Enjoying the success of its first crowdfunding campaign on LetsVenture, the Bangalore-based data analytics startup Frrole announced it received $245,000 from a group of investors that included Google India’s managing director Rajan Anandan, Eka Software Solution founder Manav Garg and tech Evangelist Sharad Sharma. According… Read More

#HowSeattleRiots: Crowdfunding Riot Relief On GoFundMe

Let’s begin with some stereotypes of the northwest, shall we? It’s more relevant than it may seem… [View the story “#HowSeattleRiots” on Storify] The #HowSeattleRiots hashtag became the place to be for laughs about how insanely well the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl victory parade went. Not… Read More

“Crowdfunding as Cause Marketing”, BNN Funding Announces Launch

Looks to Tackle National Issues with Localized Crowdfunding Campaigns. BNN Funding’s mission is to run national campaigns that bring attention to “big topic” societal or cultural issues; hunger in America, creating jobs, combatting disease, or sustaining local news – and crowdfund across 350 cities for… Read More

Crowdfunding Stakeholders Should Be Paying Close Attention To This Twitter Deal

Remember Amex Sync? Back in 2012, American Express launched the program as a joint effort with Twitter. It offered Twitter users discounts on products for tweeting certain hashtags. The possibility of Twitter entering the e-commerce game has been the subject of a lot of prognostication… Read More

Steps To Take Now To Prepare For A JOBS Act Crowdfunding Campaign

The SEC’s 90-day comment period for the proposed JOBS Act equity crowdfunding rules ends in late January 2014. There is a chance that we could see the first JOBS Act crowdfunding campaigns as early as April, although I am not holding my breath on that… Read More

Pave Encourages Everyone To Chase (And Crowdfund) Their Dreams In 2014

Pave is encouraging everyone to chase their dreams in 2014, and they have launched an initiative called Moonshot to help encourage people to do just that. Pave is encouraging people to tweet a message including what they hope to accomplish in 2014. By including @pave in… Read More

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