Monthly Archives: April 2014

Watch Live: Inaugural CrowdFunding USA on May 1, 2014 in Atlanta,Georgia

Watch Live: Inaugural CrowdFunding USA on May 1, 2014 in Atlanta,Georgia

CFB Exclusive: on May 1, 9:00 AM Est. The Inaugural CrowdFunding USA Atlanta, Georgia Welcome to Atlanta CrowdFunding Capital of America. The Crowdfunding USA Conference opens at the Cobb Galleria Centre will provide participants with the unique opportunity to discuss current state of the $5.1 billion crowdfunding industry, to learn from experts in venture capital, business angel and crowdfunding fields, to network and find new partnerships. Speakers include Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp and renowned crowdfunding expert Kendall Almerico. Almerico will present “Crowdfunding in Georgia: What’s Gone Right and What’s Gone Wrong” at the conference. Keynote speakers and panelists include: Dr. Richard Swart,…

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San Diego Opera’s crowdfunding campaign has strong start

San Diego Opera’s crowdfunding campaign has strong start

Mike Boehm | LA Times | April 29, 2014 – San Diego Opera announced Tuesday that its bid to make crowdfunding a key to its survival had brought in $328,475 since last Friday, nearly a third of the online and telephone campaign’s goal of raising $1 million by May 19. Opera spokesman Edward Wilensky said that 544 households had pledged that sum as of mid-afternoon Tuesday, for an average gift of $604. That leaves $671,575 to be raised in three weeks. Opera officials have said the money is crucial to mounting a 2015 season that would differ substantially from the past approach, which called for…

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CrowdFunding Platform Picks Up Momentum

CrowdFunding Platform Picks Up Momentum

4/30/2014 In just a relatively short amount of time, Israel-based equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, www.ourcrowd.com, has asserted itself as a major player in providing startups with financial assistance to get companies off the ground. Its good fortune continues as OurCrowd put the wraps on a $25 million Series B funding round, making it the largest investment round for a platform in that sector to date. According to officials, the investment will grow the company’s activities in Israel and around the world, as well as establish general partner funding participation for each deal on its Website. “This new fuel will allow the management team to continue…

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Groundfloor stretches crowd-funding’s limits

Groundfloor stretches crowd-funding’s limits

Laura Baverman | USA TODAY | April 28, 2014 – A renovated historic home near downtown Atlanta hits the market this week, an accomplishment for 39 Georgians who lent $40,000 for the project through Groundfloor, an online crowd-funding platform. In six months, the home’s renovator will pay back those individuals with 8% interest on each loan. The private investors’ money funded the project instead of a bank. While some start-ups await the Securities and Exchange Commission’s promised rules for allowing non-accredited investors to participate in crowd-funding, Raleigh, N.C.-based Groundfloor is working within existing state laws to get a head start. Today, it announces the expansion…

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We built this city: the smartest urban crowdfunding projects

Chris Michael and Elena Goodinson | The Guardian | Monday 28 April 2014 – From pedestrian bridges to city centre waterslides, sculpture parks to public pianos, here are some of the smartest and wackiest crowdfunded projects for urban improvement. … and this is an artist’s impression of what they proposed: a multiuse space that would regenerate the rundown area around the flyover, as well as saving the cost of demolition. The money has been successfully raised through crowdfunding, and all eyes are on what happens next. Photograph: Friends of the Flyover   In Bristol, artist Luke Jerram proposed a giant temporary public waterslide for city…

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Crowdfunding Expert Roy Morejon to Share Marketing Secrets at CrowdFunding World Tour Conference & Expo

Crowdfunding Expert Roy Morejon to Share Marketing Secrets at CrowdFunding World Tour Conference & Expo

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 27, 2014 – On May 1, 2014 Roy Morejon, President of Command Partners, the top crowdfunding marketing agency, will share his experiences and marketing strategies on “Reaching the Goal: How to Make it Happen” at CrowdFunding World Tour Conference & Expo, a two-day conference and expo centered around crowdfunding in Atlanta, GA. Over the past three years, Roy Morejon has helped entrepreneurs and startups raise over $5,000,000 in capital while working with some of the top, noteworthy projects on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Crowdtilt and other popular crowdfunding platforms. From day one, Morejon’s crowdfunding team knows what it takes to make a project…

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OurCrowd Closes $25M Series B Funding Round

OurCrowd Closes $25M Series B Funding Round

Jerusalem, Israel April 28, 2014: OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform, announced the closing of a $25 million Series B funding round. This round, according to OurCrowd and published data, is the largest investment round in the equity crowdfunding sector to date. The investment will be used both to further expand OurCrowd activities in Israel and worldwide, and to provide general partner funding participation for each OurCrowd deal on its website. Terms of the investment, and the list of participants in the round, were not disclosed. OurCrowd CEO, Jon Medved, stated: “We are delighted to have closed this major funding milestone for OurCrowd. As…

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Lendoor, Inc. Partners with BancBox

Lendoor, Inc. Partners with BancBox

New York, NY, April 25, 2014 –(PR.com)– Lendoor, an online platform for crowdfunded small business loans, is proud to announce its strategic partnership with BancBox. BancBox is a payments and compliance engine the powers 60+ crowdfunding platforms. Their customers include some of the major firms in equity, real estate and clean tech such as Rock the Post, iFunding, and Collective Sun. The partnership fortifies Lendoor’s financial processes and platform capabilities. “We chose BancBox because of their flexible and scalable solution. Their service is an elegant solution for our needs as a debt-based crowdfunding platform, which is technically more challenging due to the multiple cash payments…

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CU-Boulder to pilot crowdfunding for small projects

CU-Boulder to pilot crowdfunding for small projects

Sarah Kuta | Daily Camera | Apr 26, 2014 – The University of Colorado is attempting its own version of the latest craze in raising money — crowdfunding — to fund eight unique projects on the Boulder campus. Within the next two weeks, CU is planning to announce the crowdfunding campaigns for projects ranging from undergraduate research to departmental programs. University officials say they hope enough people will give gifts in small increments to help the projects get fully funded. Crowdfunding, or using social networks to fund a project, has become an increasingly popular tool in recent years. Companies such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo provide…

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Crowdfunding project aims to bring a forgotten space probe back to life

Crowdfunding project aims to bring a forgotten space probe back to life

MARIELLA MOON | engadget | APRIL 24TH 2014 – The International Sun/Earth Explorer 3 probe is slated to come home in August after 36 years in space, but a group of engineers wants to use it as a platform for citizen science before it does. Sadly, NASA doesn’t have the budget to reactivate a probe’s that been decommissioned since 1999 — so, the team has turned to crowdfunding to get the ball rolling. For those who’ve never heard of the ISEE-3 before, it was originally sent to space to study how the Earth’s magnetic field and solar winds interact. Thus, it has 13 different scientific…

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Crowdfunding Site Pozible Promotes Chinese Innovators

DAMON POETER | PC Mag | APRIL 24, 2014 – Kickstarter and Indiegogo have company. Pozible is a competing crowdfunding platform, but with a twist—the site targets projects and startups originating with Chinese innovators. Western-based crowdfunding sites have been a fantastic means for bringing strong ideas to market at a pace unimaginable just a few years ago, with examples ranging from the Pebble smartwatch to the Veronica Mars feature film. But Pozible co-founder and director Rick Chen thinks projects emerging from China represent a vast, untapped market for investors looking for ideas worth backing. “Most of the world equates China with mass-produced, cheap products, missing…

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Portland startup stakes claim on crowdfunding frontier with real estate play

Malia Spencer | Portland Business Journal | April 24, 2014 – The latest equity crowdfunding platform, launched this week out of Portland, has a twist. Crowdfunding has become a hot topic for startups as a way to raise capital, either through equity or through rewards of product, but with CrowdStreet, the model is being brought to commercial real estate. The platform, which has been under development for the last nine months, allows accredited investors to participate in commercial real estate deals nationwide. The company vets the deals to ensure that only high quality offerings are on the platform. Once a campaign is completed, CrowdStreet continues…

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HEADLINE NEWS

Daily MailNick Clegg crowdfunding former Deputy PM appeals donations ...Daily MailLib Dem MP Nick Cleg is 'crowdfunding' to help bankroll the publication of thousands of party leaflets for canvassing ahead of the re-election bid in Sheffield ...and more » [...]

OregonLive.comCrowdfunding efforts for Portland stabbing victims top $700000 in less than 48 hoursOregonLive.comThe crowdfunding campaigns sprang up soon after news reports spread of the attack. Two are designed to help all three families with medical costs and to alleviate any financ [...]

Android Authority (blog)Crowdfunding project of the week: BIKI is an underwater drone that ...Android Authority (blog)Drones are fun, but they can only move through air. We know plenty of you prefer to go underwater. If so, BIKI is for you.and more » [...]

Hall alone in vote against rape kit crowdfundingRockwall County Herald Banner“Rape kit testing is far too important to rely on an undependable funding source like crowdfunding. This is a core function of government and as such it should be funded by government. Victims deserve to know [...]

Virginia Tech launches its own crowdfunding site to reach new generation of donorsRoanoke TimesOne of the first four pilot projects that went live on Jump, Tech's crowdfunding website, lets users pay for as little as one local child to attend educational programming by the Moss A [...]

New York MagazineFacebook Rolls Out Crowdfunding to EveryoneNew York MagazineDepending on your perspective, the rise in popularity of crowdfunding is either a fantastic new way that the internet lets strangers help each other out, or emblematic of the decay of institutional safeguards [...]

Youris.comCrowdfunding boosts green powerYouris.comWith state subsidies falling, crowdfunding platforms are increasingly stepping in to help make green power projects a reality. For individual investors, injecting anything from a few euros to hundreds of thousands, they are a tangiabl [...]

Tech City NewsWhy are more and more tech firms turning to crowdfunding?Tech City NewsWhen Facebook bought virtual reality firm Oculus VR for £2bn (£1.3m) in 2014, the crowdfunding world looked on with amazement. Oculus, founded in California in 2012, had raised its crucial first $2m o [...]

Crowdfund InsiderResearch on Risk Shows Crowdfunding Has Significant Fraud Immunity: Here's WhyCrowdfund InsiderIt may be counterintuitive but the research has been done and the results are now in – and it's as we've been saying for almost five years. Fraud in crowdfund [...]

Finance MagnatesEthereum Alternative Æternity Starts Phase Two of Crowdfunding CampaignFinance MagnatesÆternity's blockchain is built from scratch with most of the transactions done off-chain for speed and efficiency. Avi Mizrahi | News (CryptoCurrency) | Monday, 29/05/2017|14:55 [...]

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