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From dream into reality CrowdFunding Hyperloop

From dream into reality CrowdFunding Hyperloop

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – JumpStartFund founder and CEO Dirk Ahlborn thinks Musk’s Hyperloop could be a viable alternative to California’s costly high-speed rail project. Elon Musk is apparently not the only person with an 800-mile-per-hour pipe dream. Two top U.S. engineers have signed on with a crowdfunding site to help turn Musk’s “Hyperloop” transportation system into a reality. Dr. Marco Villa, the former director of mission operations for SpaceX, and Dr. Patricia Galloway, the first woman president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, will help lead and manage development of the “Hyperloop” tube that could someday transport passengers from Los Angeles to San…

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New crowdfund plan aids startups with expertise, cash

New crowdfund plan aids startups with expertise, cash

Crowdfunding gets a new twist Thursday with the launch of an online platform that offers startups ideas and expertise as well as cash. The new platform called JumpStart Fund, marrying crowd-sourcing with crowdfunding, comes from the California-based online community called Jumpstarter, which has been involved in matching investors with technology opportunities. While raising money from the masses on the Internet has become common at websites such as Kickstarter and Kiva, the new fund goes further by adding patented technology and problem-solving perspectives to the formula. “We are trying to give startups tools they need to make their product more successful,” JumpStart Fund chief and co-founder Dirk Ahlborn told AFP.…

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ForbesThe Celebrity Who Loves Crowdfunding: La La Anthony Hosts New Series Featuring Female EntrepreneursForbesIt's been proven that funders clicking through projects on crowdfunding sites seem to prefer early-stage, female-led ventures, and one celebrity is looking to highlight [...]

ThinkAdvisorNASAA Warns of Marijuana-Related Crowdfunding ScamsThinkAdvisorThe North American Securities Administrators Association warned investors Monday to be wary of marijuana-related crowdfunding ventures and other risky or potentially fraudulent schemes that could swindle them o [...]

Positive.NewsCrowdfunding flower power in WalesPositive.NewsResidents in north Wales decided to act to help a local patch of land flourish. They hope their successful crowdfunding campaign will help them continue restoring this “beautiful meadow”. Locals launched the Gweld y ddôl – Se [...]

Q13 FOXCrowdfunding a castle in FranceQ13 FOXEver dreamed of owning a fairy-tale castle in the French countryside? Now you can — and it'll set you back a mere $58. A crowdfunding project to restore the medieval French chateau of Ebaupinay, in the Deux-Sevres region of western Fra [...]

The Drinks BusinessBrewdog raises over £26 million from donors in 5th crowdfunding roundThe Drinks BusinessThe company secured £26.2 million from around 50,000 investors in its fifth crowdfunding campaign, bringing its total number of investors close to 94,000. The campaign — which th [...]

TechCrunchOn-demand pharmacy startup NowRx raises $7 million Series A round through crowdfundingTechCrunchNowRx, an on-demand pharmacy solution of sorts, just closed a $7 million Series A round via the SeedInvest crowdfunding platform. The company had previously raised a $3 million se [...]

American Thinker (blog)Hey, lefties! Remember all that crowdfunding cash you paid to Stormy Daniels?American Thinker (blog)The satisfying conclusion to the rest of us just goes to show that crowdfunding can be more than bribery; it can actually backfire. That seems to be what's h [...]

India TodayKerala CM launches online crowdfunding platform to rebuild stateIndia TodayKerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday (October 16) launched an online platform, seeking the support of people from across the world in rebuilding the state from ruins of the August mega f [...]

AdAge.comLego, Coke and other big brands are turning to crowdfunding for R&DAdAge.comEnter Indiegogo, a crowdfunding service that is luring more business from large corporations, which are using the platform to test ideas. New interest from the likes of Coca-Cola and Tyson provide [...]

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