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‘Search Engine’ for the Crowdfunding, Celebrates Over $1 Billion Raised for Projects

‘Search Engine’ for the Crowdfunding, Celebrates Over $1 Billion Raised for Projects

WINNIPEG, Canada, Feb. 25, 2014 — /PRNewswire/ — The most popular Crowdfunding sites on the Internet (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Rockethub, Fundrazr and Fundly) have collectively raised more than $1 Billion for successful, fully funded projects. This was made possible when projects listed on Fundrazr.com and Fundly.com were recently added to Crowdfundfusion.com, the first site on the Internet that sorts and groups projects from the major crowdfunding sites. The Billion dollar amount has special significance since it does not include money that is currently pledged or previously pledged from failed projects and…

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New E-Book on Equity CrowdFunding By, Oscar Jofre

New E-Book on Equity CrowdFunding By, Oscar Jofre

January 28, 2014 –NEW YORK, NY – Oscar A Jofre, CEO of BoardSuite (www.boardsuite.co), a secure cloud-based board portal and shareholder communications solution for private and listed companies, has released an ebook on equity crowdfunding. Equity Crowdfunding is now becoming a reality around the globe. Now is the time to get everyone involved and providing them the tools to understand equity crowdfunding. The ebook, titled: “Equity Crowdfunding 101, The Global Guide to a Financial Revolution”, was written for entrepreneurs, lawyers, accountants and consultants who want to raise capital via equity…

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Israeli wearable health monitor Angel Heart Monitor crowdfunds on Indiegogo

Israeli wearable health monitor Angel Heart Monitor crowdfunds on Indiegogo

Trust Israelis to transform an ancient religious belief into a bio-medical reality that can be worn around the wrist. The Angel Health Monitor is a biofeedback wristband that senses motion and acceleration, skin temperature, blood oxygen saturation and heart rate. Just like the mythical guardian angel, it monitors your every move to make sure that you are in good health. The health band is synced to a user’s smartphone and laptop via Bluetooth to provide real-time updates on their body’s internal workings. Tel Aviv-based startup Seraphim Sense is behind the Angel monitor, which has…

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US SEC to propose monumental crowdfunding rules on Wednesday

US SEC to propose monumental crowdfunding rules on Wednesday

It was supposed to take 270 days. Instead, it has taken about twice that long. On Wednesday, though, federal regulators will come one step closer to allowing people to purchase equity in start-ups through new online “crowdfunding” marketplaces. The Securities and Exchange Commission plans to formally propose rules on Wednesday authorizing companies to widely sell securities through the online portals, the agency announced late Monday. Currently, firms can offer equity crowdfunding deals only to accredited investors. Once the proposed rules are issued, the five-member board plans to vote whether to…

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ShopLocket Launches Pre-Order Platform To Help Bridge The Gap Between Crowdfunding And Shipping

ShopLocket Launches Pre-Order Platform To Help Bridge The Gap Between Crowdfunding And Shipping

There’s an increasing opportunity in helping hardware startups bring their products to market, and Toronto ecommerce startup ShopLocket has identified a key area in that process where they might be able to help out, and pick up some new business in the process. The company is introducing its new pre-order platform at the Glazed Wearable conference in San Francisco today, giving hardware startups and product-based companies a way to book sales of devices before they ever hit the production lines. Often companies like Pebble will launch on Kickstarter, bringing in…

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