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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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FortuneUncensored Social Network Gab Raises $1 Million in Crowdfunding CampaignFortuneA crowdfunding campaign for Gab, a Twitter-like social network that touts its commitment to freedom of speech, surpassed $1 million yesterday. The company claims it is politically neutral and committ [...]

U.S. News & World ReportNo Cash for Hate, Say Mainstream Crowdfunding FirmsU.S. News & World ReportThe block on mainstream crowdfunding is just the latest blow to far-right activists operating online. In the last 24 hours, neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer had its domain regi [...]

Baltimore SunHarford still opposes crowdfunding sites for school donationsBaltimore SunRaising money through online crowdfunding sites is an ideal way for teachers to find the funds to purchase classroom materials and should be restored, the head of the Harford County teachers' u [...]

FortuneDreamHost Sets Up Crowdfunding Page to Aid Trump Government FightFortuneThe Los Angeles-based web host DreamHost, which is fighting the Department of Justice over its attempt to seize records of visitors to an anti-Donald Trump website, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to a [...]

DualShockersBounty Battle Rolls out the White Carpet with Successful Crowdfunding CampaignDualShockersWhen we last checked in with the indie-obsessed fighting game, Bounty Battle, it was halfway through its $30,000 crowdfunding goal. Now with 3 days left to go, it's surpassed thi [...]

Crain's Cleveland Business'Smaller' gifts can go long way for Clinic's crowdfunding platformCrain's Cleveland BusinessFor an institution accustomed to securing multimillion-dollar donations, Cleveland Clinic's latest fundraising effort has some relatively [...]

GeekZing Smart Light Passes Crowdfunding Goal With Flying Colors ...GeekAt age 31, I still prefer to keep a light on in the hallway, illuminating my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. (God forbid I step on the creeping cat—or ...and more » [...]

Business.comYou Oversold Your Crowdfunding Campaign – Now What?Business.comIf you've oversold, there's no way to go back in time and prevent it. Your next step should be to streamline what you can control. Crowdfunding can be an unpredictable, exciting experience. But reachi [...]

LITTLE GUIDANCE FROM IRS ON TAXING CROWDFUNDING CONTRIBUTIONSBloomberg BNAWhether it's a musician raising money to produce an album, an inventor with a great idea, or a family in distress that needs help, crowdfunding through platforms such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter has become [...]

ForbesWhat Works In Equity Crowdfunding -- Insights From ResearchForbesAs we have recently celebrated the fourth anniversary of the signing of the JOBS Act into law, it is a good time to take stock of the effect that the legislature had on equity crowdfunding in the United States. It [...]

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