Tagged: union square ventures

$1 Billion in Pledges on Kickstarter

Sometime in the hours during the night of March 3, 2014, crowdfunding leader Kickstarter hurdled past the $1 billion mark in crowdfunding pledges.  An incredible mile marker for the company, as well as the industry, which still remains in the early years of development.  On… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 5, 2013

Forbes | Sony And Intel, Shaping The Next Generation Of Hardware “Something is happening in hardware.” This article explores the revolution happening in the hardware space among big players like Intel and Motorola. These companies are becoming more open and allowing more collaboration into their… Read More

Funding Circle Grabs $37 Million in Series C Funding Led by Accel Partners

Over 57,000 UK citizens have joined Funding Circle with over £165 Million lent to British businesses.  Now the Peer-to-Peer platform is getting bigger and they have received $37 Million in a Series C round led by Accel Patners.  Additional investors included Union Square Ventures, Index… Read More

Milestone: Kickstarter Has Funded Over 50,000 Projects

Crowdfunding leader Kickstarter continues on their successful trajectory with an announcement they have now funded over 50,000 projects since launching their now ubiquitous platform.  These projects represent $834 Million in pledges by over 5 Million backers.  An incredible feat. To add some perspective to their… Read More

Crowdfunding site CircleUp raises its own $7.5M Series A

In a push to grow their crowdfunding platform CircleUp has raised $7.5 Million in a Series A round of investment.  Led by Union Square Ventures (USV), other participants included Google Ventures, Maveron and Rose Park Advisors. It is notable that Rose Park Advisors participated in this round… Read More

Crowdfunding Anticipation Swells

Equity crowdfunding may eventually grow to be a $300 billion industry, as a well-known venture capitalist predicted last year, but there are high hurdles to jump, experts say. Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures suggested last May that crowdfunding eventually would take massive market share from… Read More

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