Tagged: uber

Does it Matter Who Does the Lending on Peer-to-Peer Lending Platforms?

This is a question I get asked a lot. And the usual line of thinking of those asking the question is that it does matter.  The common assumption is that the increased activity of “institutional” funds is crowding out the core retail investors that platforms… Read More

Cinemeet Launches FundedByMe Initiative to Raise Nearly €200,000 For Movie Lover’s Tinder-Like App

Earlier this month, Swedish-based startup Cinemeet  launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on FundedByMe to raise €190,000 for its Tinder-like app that’s set to help singles go on a date at the movies. Cinemeet started in Sweden 2014 and is now headquartered in California. The company secured a crowd funding… Read More

Taxi App Ingogo Sets Records On The Australian (Crowdfunding) Racetrack: Update

Valuation Placed at $100 Million. You might not expect a taxi to win on the racetrack, but Australian taxi app Ingogo is setting records for making the (funding) rounds. The company, launched in 2011, just announced that it closed A$12 million in a new funding round through… Read More

UBER & Zopa Hook Up to Help Drivers Purchase Cars

Zopa, the first peer to peer lender in the UK, has partnered up with another innovative firm UBER. The now (almost) ubiquitous ridesharing / cab replacement company is entering into a new service.  UBER and Zopa have created a new marketplace that will assist UBER drivers… Read More

Miss Out on Lyft’s $530 Million Series E Funding Round? Maybe Not

This past March, UBER competitor Lyft closed a Series E funding round that delivered $530 million in capital to the young company and a hefty $2.5 billion valuation.  This funding round was led by Japanese firm Rakuten, but earlier rounds (and perhaps this one) included big… Read More

Uber Driver & Terminally Ill Ken Broskey Successfully Gains Over $100,000 in One Week on GoFundMe to Pay Off Mortgage for His Family

Last week, transportation giant Uber Detroit announced the launch of the #UberPartnerKen Movement, which was to help a GoFundMe campaign for one of its drivers, Ken Broskey, as he tries to pay off his mortgage before he passes away from cancer. As previously reported, Uber announced that it… Read More

SALLON Mobile App Seeks £111,000 on Funding Tree to Become the Uber For Salon Customers

Ready to bring a new service to smartphones, UK-based SALLON launched a crowdfunding campaign on Funding Tree for its new salon booking and networking mobile app. According to its description, SALLON app works on the same principles as transportation booking app, Uber. This new network is perfect for city dwellers who… Read More

Uber Detroit Launches #UberPartnerKen Movement; Seeks Help For Sick Driver’s GoFundMe Campaign

On Tuesday, popular car service, Uber Detroit, asked riders to help a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe for a driver with stage four cancer to pay off his mortgage. According to Detroit News, Uber announced that it will donate $1 to the crowdfunding campaign for each rider that… Read More

Connected Carry-On Bluesmart Partners With Uber Following Indiegogo Success

Last fall, Bluesmart Technologies launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise  $50,000 for its self-titled connected carry-on suitcase. Within the first week, the project secured its initial goal, it captured $561,000 thanks to over 2,000 backers. By its closing date, the campaign raised well over 2 million. The Bluesmart suitcase… Read More

Woman Who Crowdfunded Pricey Uber Ride Responds to Critics as She Becomes Minor Internet Celebrity

The internet can be a weird place sometimes.  From expensive Uber rides to Potato Salad crowdfunding campaigns sometimes I just don’t quite understand.  Last weekend we wrote about Gabrielle Wathen who stumbled into the internet vortex as she rather innocently launched a crowdfunding campaign on… 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

Woman Crowdfunds to Pay Steep Uber Bill, Gets Hazed by Commenters as She Raises Nearly $600 in 18 Hours

Gabrielle Wathen got more than she bargained for when she got nailed for an Uber charge of $362 dollars.  After realizing she was on the hook to pay Uber’s somewhat usurious peak charges she took a practical approach and hit GoFundMe to crowdfund the bill…. Read More

Soothe App – Uber for Massage – Now Trending on AngelList: Massage Delivered

Soothe mobile app, an Uber for Massage, delivers relaxation on demand. Growing quickly popular, the startup has seen an 100% increase in mobile app bookings in the past 60 days and topped Angellist’s coveted Trending list. Founded by  CEO Merlin Kauffman and CTO Bradley Herman, the… Read More

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