Pitching it to the web crowd: Edmonton entrepreneurs try funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo

Pitching it to the web crowd: Edmonton entrepreneurs try funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo

When William Sworin and Stephen Smolley were...

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Crowdfunding Securities Division forms under government commonwealth

Crowdfunding Securities Division forms under government commonwealth

Earlier this month, the U.S. Securities...

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Crowdcube amazes again – Reaches over £10M in funding

Crowdcube amazes again – Reaches over £10M in funding

Crowdcube amazes again by reaching another great milestone of successfully raising over £10 million in funding. In May 2013, the company managed to set a world record for raising £1.5 million in just three days via an equity crowdfunding platform.Founded in 2010, Crowdcube offers the opportunity for small businesses to showcase themselves in order to obtain funding from investors. This UK based company has more than 40,000 registered investors making it one of the pioneers in the world of crowdfunding. The founder of Crowdcube, Darren Westlake, started the website by…

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Lomography Strikes Kickstarter Gold Again With Petzval Lens

Lomography Strikes Kickstarter Gold Again With Petzval Lens

Forget Instagram — Photographers can bling out their SLR camera and take effects-heavy pictures with the reinvented Petzval Lens from Lomography. The New York-based company today launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its new take on an old concept. Within hours, the project earned almost double its pledged goal of $100,000, with another 29 days left. This campaign is designed to bring the legendary 19th century Petzval lens to 21st century photographers and videographers. Designed to work with the Canon EF and Nikon F mount cameras, the lens “will bring with it…

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Harnessing Dog Lovers: Crowdfunding Helping Canine Science

Harnessing Dog Lovers: Crowdfunding Helping Canine Science

Brian Hare is an evolutionary anthropologist at Duke University and the founder of Dognition, a website that helps you find the genius in your dog. This post was an adaptation from his book “The Genius of Dogs,” co-authored by Vanessa Woods (Dutton, 2013). He contributed this article to LiveScience’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. If you have ever wondered what is going on inside your dog’s mind, science can now help you find out. My collaborators and I recently created a Web-based tool, Dognition, that uses cutting-edge research to help dog owners better…

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Crowdfunding Watch Department forms in Massachusetts

Crowdfunding Watch Department forms in Massachusetts

Earlier this month, the U.S. Securities...

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Crowdcube amazes again – Reaches over £10M in funding

Crowdcube amazes again – Reaches over £10M in funding

Crowdcube amazes again by reaching another great milestone of successfully raising over £10 million in funding. In May 2013, the company managed to set a world record for raising £1.5 million in just three days via an equity crowdfunding platform.Founded in 2010, Crowdcube offers the opportunity for small businesses to showcase themselves in order to obtain funding from investors. This UK based company has more than 40,000 registered investors making it one of the pioneers in the world of crowdfunding. The founder of Crowdcube, Darren Westlake, started the website by…

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Fitness tracker FitBark launches on Kickstarter

FitBark, a device that’ll let you track your...

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Elements 4D Chemistry learning experience launches Kickstarter for science

Elements 4D Chemistry learning experience launches Kickstarter for science

For the last three years, DAQRI has been developing augmented reality (AR) technology for enterprise applications...

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Lomography Strikes Kickstarter Gold Again With Petzval Lens

Lomography Strikes Kickstarter Gold Again With Petzval Lens

Forget Instagram — Photographers can bling out their SLR camera and take effects-heavy pictures with the reinvented Petzval Lens from Lomography. The New York-based company today launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its new take on an old concept. Within hours, the project earned almost double its pledged goal of $100,000, with another 29 days left. This campaign is designed to bring the legendary 19th century Petzval lens to 21st century photographers and videographers. Designed to work with the Canon EF and Nikon F mount cameras, the lens “will bring with it…

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Can Crowdfunding Solve the Startup Capital Gap?

No matter what industry it’s in or what product it’s selling, the absolute best way for a startup to obtain the capital it needs to grow is to generate revenue and reinvest profits. Of course, it’s easy to say that and very hard to do it. That’s why many entrepreneurs turn to friends and family for funding. These types of investors do not bet on the business so much as they bet on the person. And more often than not, these bets do not pan out, leaving angry family members…

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Hollywood Harnesses Crowdfunding Potential to Raise Resources for Charity

Hollywood Harnesses Crowdfunding Potential to Raise Resources for Charity

Nonprofits like Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation are benefiting from the power of millions of engaged web surfers. When Samuel L. Jackson was looking to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association, he turned to Prizeo.com to create a sticky message. In a bid to lift the “please give” plea above the din, the website and the notoriously foul-mouthed actor launched an accompanying video post of Jackson reading a Breaking Bad monologue. The video went viral, and the effort raised $170,000 for Alzheimer’s disease. Similarly, Brad Pitt’s Make It Right…

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Exclusive Video Interview – CrowdCube founders Darren Westlake & Luke Lang

Exclusive Video Interview – CrowdCube founders Darren Westlake & Luke Lang

Palo Alto, CA: CrowdCube CEO Darren Westlake & Co-Founder Luke Lang travel to Silicon Valley and discuss Entrepreneurship, Music, and Investing with CFB’s Sydney Armani.A serial entrepreneur, Darren started his first company aged 26 and has since built and sold two companies. His background is in telecoms, technology and internet. He’s determined to solve the lack of financing options for small businesses! Luke cut his marketing teeth working for a successful UK-based Internet Service Provider marketing technology and internet solutions for businesses. Luke also ran his own marketing consultancy that…

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Exclusive Video Interview – CrowdCube founders Darren Westlake & Luke Lang

Exclusive Video Interview – CrowdCube founders Darren Westlake & Luke Lang

CrowdCube CEO Darren Westlake & Co-Founder Luke Lang discuss Entrepreneurship, Music, and Crowdfunding with CrowdFundBeat while visiting Silicon Valley, California. A serial entrepreneur, Darren started his first company aged 26 and has since built and sold two companies. His background is in telecoms, technology and internet. He's determined to solve the lack of financing options for small businesses! Luke cut his marketing teeth working for a successful UK-based Internet Service Provider marketing technology and internet solutions for businesses. Luke also ran his own marketing consultancy that specialised in digital marketing,…

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David Drake “Advertising to Investors Becomes Legal in the US!”

David Drake “Advertising to Investors Becomes Legal in the US!”

The JOBS Act Title II  was published today on the Federal Register which makes this new law effective on Monday September 23 or 60 days later. This is a gargantuan change from the Securities Act of 1933 — breaking the 80 year old ban on allowing advertising of private offerings to investors. This is now called Amendment to Rule 506 c of Regulation D under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act or JOBS Act that was signed into law by President Obama last April 5, 2012. The Soho Loft is…

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Director Spike Lee crowdfunds film project on Kickstarter

Director Spike Lee crowdfunds film project on Kickstarter

As of this posting, Spike Lee's mysterious Kickstarter project has earned $100,726 of its $1,250,000 goal in just over 24 hours. Of that total....

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