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OurCrowd is crowdfunding the venture capital deal

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Fund taps high-end investors to finance Israeli tech startups An Israeli entrepreneur is taking venture capital deals for tech startups online in a new twist on crowdfunding. Jon Medved has raised about $22 million in total for 27 Israeli technology companies in the past year through a website called OurCrowd.com. Crowdfunding, a means of raising capital through investors over the internet, a form of fund-raising more associated with indie ventures in the arts through Kickstarter or Indiegogo. Unlike those sites, OurCrowd won’t take money from just anybody. “You have to have a minimum net…

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Canadian Impact Investing Platform SVX Launches in Toronto

Canadian Impact Investing Platform SVX Launches in Toronto

Impact investing crowdfunding platform Social Venture Connexion (SVX) rang the bell last week on the Toronto Stock Exchange, thus officially launching their new platform.  The Ontario Securities Commission had issued an “exemptive relief order” earlier this year to allow the non-profit entity SVX to sell securities via their crowdfunding platform.   The platform is designed to raise capital for social or environmental “impact issues”. The platform simultaneously announced its first round of social and environmental impact issuers representing a diverse range of geographies, sectors and corporate structures. The ventures, all from…

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Equity Crowdfunding Platform SeedUps Launches in Canada

Equity Crowdfunding Platform SeedUps Launches in Canada

Crowd Capital Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a Partnership Agreement with SeedUps(IRE) Ltd., is re-branding as SeedUps Canada and is getting ready to launch its crowdfund investing platform where ordinary investors can invest in great companies. Using “intelligent” equity crowdfunding technologies developed by SeedUps, and compliance functionality developed by ECN – the Exempt Capital Network, SeedUps Canada will be a “first-mover” in the Canadian marketplace and move forward with its plan to present private placements to investors that have between $1K and $50K they wish to invest in…

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CrowdFunding Spurs Growth of 3D Printing

CrowdFunding Spurs Growth of 3D Printing

CrowdFundBeat – Robert J. Mullins – Sr. Staff  Writer, San Jose, Ca. September 20, 2013 – Although 3D printing was developed as far back as 1988, it’s enjoyed rapid growth in just the last few years due, in part, to crowdfunding. The surge of growth in 3D printing was on display in San Jose, Calif., at the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo held Sept. 17 and 18, drawing 3D printer makers, service providers and others in the 3D ecosystem. In just the last year, more than 100 3D printer manufacturers…

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Top 3 Most Successfully Funded Technology Campaigns on Kickstarter

Top 3 Most Successfully Funded Technology Campaigns on Kickstarter

Crowdfundbeat – Nicole Chow, Staff Writer – September 23, 2013 Recently, Ubuntu Edge, a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo has managed to raise more than $12 million dollars from a number of backers and supporters. Although it fell short of its $32 million goal, the funds collected are definitely sufficient for the company to put their smartphone into production. The crowdfunding industry has made an impact on the way we develop and market products especially in the technology industry. Since this industry is considered as one of the toughest for startups…

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