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Spike Lee hits $1.25 million Kickstarter goal to fund next movie

Spike Lee hits $1.25 million Kickstarter goal to fund next movie

The director defended the method of raising money for the Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint about ‘human beings who are addicted to blood’ as necessary in industry dominated by big studios. Spike Lee apparently did the right thing to finance his next movie. The 56-year-old “Crooklyn” director reached his $1.25 million goal on Kickstarter to fund his next project, four days ahead of his deadline. With $1.29 million in donations, it’s the third highest film in the crowdfunding site’s history, behind the “Vernonica Mars” feature film and Zach Braff’s followup to “Garden State.” Fellow indie director Steven Soderbergh was among the donors, pledging $10,000 to Lee’s…

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Kickstarter donor gets help proposing to his girlfriend from Scrubs star Zach Braff

Kickstarter donor gets help proposing to his girlfriend from Scrubs star Zach Braff

Braff hit his $2 million target for the film after only five days back in April, through fan donations A groom-to-be has proposed to his new fiance, with help from – among others – actor and film director Zach Braff. The plan was hatched when Matt Hulbert donated to the Kickstarter campaign for Braff’s upcoming film, Wish I Was Here. In return, he managed to get the Scrubs star to introduce a video which he would then show his girlfriend, Janice. The video also included video messages from the couple’s friends and family, encouraging her to say yes. Writing beneath the video online, Mr Hulbert said: “I wanted…

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Crowdfund Site taps into Celebrity Star Power

Crowdfund Site taps into Celebrity Star Power

A crowdfunding company in Santa Monica is betting Donald Trump, Adam Carolla and other celebrities can convince their fans to open their wallets. FundAnything, launched in May, plans to compete with big-name crowdfunding companies such as Kickstarter Inc. and Indiegogo Inc. by having the rich and famous promote fundraising campaigns. It wants to become the crowdfunding site of choice for celebrity-led projects. Founder Bill Zanker said celebrities will introduce crowdfunding – Internet fundraising – to the millions of Americans who haven’t heard of it. “The hipster community has embraced crowdfunding, but most Americans don’t know what it is,” Zanker said. “I’m saying let’s bring it…

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ObserverAudio VR Startup Shuts Down After Raising $6M, Showing Risks of Crowdfunding New TechObserverIf it sounds too good to be true, it probably is—especially when it comes to crowdfunding. The latest proof of this emerged over the weekend, when audio startup Ossic announced it was [...]

The Drinks BusinessNew universal brewing machine reaches crowdfunding target in under 90 minutesThe Drinks BusinessExpected to be available from the beginning of 2019, Pico U is the company's fifth product to be successfully launched through crowdfunding. The campaign remains liv [...]

Crowdfund InsiderFrench Crowdfunding Sector Boasts 96% Customer SatisfactionCrowdfund InsiderA consumer survey reveals that the penetration of crowdfunding in France is still quite low. However, consumers have a very positive image one crowdfunding, one that remains close to its histo [...]

We are Social Media (press release) (blog)Flopstarter Is A Crowdfunding Platform For Bad IdeasWe are Social Media (press release) (blog)Have a bad idea? Now there is a crowdfunding site for it! Flopstarter is the world's first (and leading) platform where bad ideas can be funded. [...]

Lemonkey secures crowdfundingAIM GroupAfter a late start, online agencies are gaining traction in Spain. LemonKey.es, a new digital real estate portal has raised €282,000 ($332,000 U.S.) from 252 investors via crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. Launched in June 2017, LemonKey is an onli [...]

ForbesBritain's Take On Robinhood Is Crowdfunding $1.3m To Bring No-Fee Trading To EuropeForbesFree stock trading app Robinhood has raced to become one of the most valuable fintech startups in America, last week quadrupling its valuation to $5.6 billion. It's starting a shar [...]

ForbesEquity Crowdfunding Is Changing the Funding Landscape for Underrepresented FoundersForbesThe research findings are indisputable - diverse teams perform better. They create higher profitability, higher returns for investors, a faster pace to profitability and deliver overall bett [...]

CNBCCrowdfunding, volunteering, trivia — and other unexpected ways to wipe out your student debtCNBCAs student debt grows, so do the plans to squelch it. Some of the ideas are pretty creative: New Jersey, for example, is considering establishing a lottery for borrowers burdened by stu [...]

VCCircleApollo Hospitals, Venture Catalysts back crowdfunding platform ImpactGuruVCCircleSocial-impact crowdfunding platform ImpactGuru, incubated at Harvard in 2014, said it has raised $2 million (Rs 13 crore) in a Series A round led by Apollo Hospitals Group and Venture Catalysts, a [...]

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