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Fundafeast.com serves founder’s ‘passion’ for food

Fundafeast.com serves founder’s ‘passion’ for food

By Robert Mullins Jan. 31, 2014 — Cheryl Clements makes a living as a senior project manager, setting up big software installations for big businesses. But while that is “what pays the mortgage,” food is her passion and the inspiration for her new venture, fundafeast.com, founded to help entrepreneurs nurture their own food passions. Fundafeast, which is set to go live February 1, is going to be a crowdfunding platform for all business ideas that are food and drink-related, including cooking gadgets, cookbooks, food products or opening a restaurant or wine bar, Cheryl says. Like many people, her food passion was inspired by her mother,…

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CrowdFunder of The Year, Jilliene Helman

CrowdFunder of The Year,  Jilliene Helman

CrowdFundBeat Honors Real Estate ‘Mogul’ with Crowdfunding Award,   By Robert J. Mullins , CFB Senior Staff  Writer,   Jilliene Helman has discovered the power of using crowdfunding to open up the market for real estate investments. As the co-founder of Realty Mogul, along with partner Justin Hughes, she has already completed multiple deals across the country in just eight months of fulltime operation. For her success and for her advocacy on the subject from appearances at several crowdfunding conferences, CrowdfundBeat is awarding Helman its CrowdFunder of the Year Award for 2013. In an interview with CrowdFundBeat Senior Staff Writer Robert Mullins, Helman discusses the new…

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Crowdfunding for Gun Buybacks in California

Crowdfunding for Gun Buybacks in California

By Robert J. Mullins  Senior Staff Writer  CrowdFundBeat Dec. 17, 2013 — A crowdfunded organization raised close to $19,000 to fund a gun buyback program in San Jose, Calif., held on December 14, the first anniversary of the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. A group calling itself GunByGun collected donations from 72 people to raise the money to provide $100 gift cards to people for each handgun or shotgun and $200 cards for each assault weapon turned in to the San Jose Police Department. Crowdfunding also raised money in nearby Oakland where people turning in their guns received the same amount…

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NPRAfter Outcry, Crowdfunding Site Patreon Backs Off Plan To Raise ...NPRThe popular crowdfunding service Patreon has backed off plans to change its payment structure, after widespread, vocal and passionate opposition from creators and their fans. Last week, the site announced it woul [...]

TechCrunchHow hate speech crowdfunding outfit Hatreon crept back online ...TechCrunchIf you want to make a living creating white supremacist content, you're probably not going to do it via sites like Kickstarter and Patreon, which prohibit hate speech. Fortunately there's Ha [...]

EntrepreneurWhy Some Small Business Owners Are Turning to Crowdfunding to Save Their CompanyEntrepreneurMany owners of beloved local businesses, especially in pricier cities, have been forced to swallow their pride and appeal to their customers in times of crisis -- a process streamli [...]

ForbesCrowdfunding Do's And Dont's From iFundWomen's Karen CahnForbesDuring our conversation, she was transparent in sharing that her first software company, VProud, failed because she “did everything backwards” and spent too much time trying to perfect the product. “Pe [...]

CoinDeskKickstarter ICO? Don't Count On It Says Crowdfunding Leader ...CoinDeskThe company most widely associated with crowdfunding, Brooklyn-based Kickstarter, has no plans to get into the initial coin offering (ICO) business. Coming in response to the news yesterday that compet [...]

ChronicleLiveNo need for banks as North East businesses turn to crowdfundingChronicleLiveWhile the Distillery's fundraising campaign was undoubtedly a success, not every business gains the same level of support from the public. According to Dianne Sharpe, the CBI's former No [...]

Crowdfunding bid to cut car cover for millennials | Business | The ...The TimesAn insurance start-up that claims it can reduce premiums for millennials will launch a £15m initial coin offering (ICO) next month in another sign of the growin.and more » [...]

TechCrunchFormer Gawker employees are crowdfunding an effort to buy Gawker.comTechCrunchWhile Univision acquired most of Gawker Media's sites last year (and renamed them as the Gizmodo Media Group), the deal didn't include Gawker itself. In fact, BuzzFeed reported last month [...]

Crowdfunding For French CastlesNPRYou too can own a French chateau, in part, anyway. Romain Delaume, CEO of Dartagnans, tells NPR's Scott Simon about a crowdfunding effort underway to preserve La Mothe-Chandeniers. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: What if I told you that for about $60, you cou [...]

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