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Initial Coin Crowdfundings Raking in Cash

The Wall Street Journal reports that initial coin offerings have raised more than $1 billion in what could be called crowdfunding or private placement efforts. Although some of these offerings are trying hard not to be securities offerings, they quack … Continue reading

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Major Corporations Embrace Crowdfunding

Major corporations now embrace crowdfunding as a way to test market appeal for new products. Sony, the Japanese consumer product giant, is on Indiegogo crowdfunding its new education toy called Koov. Koov is a robot building kit (a la Lego) … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Local Clean Energy

A United Kingdom solar energy developer is starting a crowdfunding platform to raise funds to construct community energy projects. Individuals will be able to invest up to £20,000 a year “through community energy bonds within a tax-free Individual Savings Account … Continue reading

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Apple Acquires Crowdfunded Sleep App

Another crowdfunding success story is the Finnish company Beddit that raised $503,000 (with an $80,000 goal) on Indiegogo. Beddit sells a bed-based sleep sensor which is iPhone and iWatch compatible. Then the gold strike happened this week when Apple swooped … Continue reading

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Real Estate Magnate Crowdfunding To Support Psychedelic Research

How does crowdfunding fit into a story about a real estate magnate with cancer and the Peruvian hallocinogen ayahuasca? Rodrigo Niño, a NYC real estate developer, after having a psychedelic experience to relieve his fear of death (the drug makes … Continue reading

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Israeli Crowdfunder Looks To Asia

Crowdfunding/Venture Capital firm OurCrowd, created by Jonathan Medved in 2013 that has funded more than $320 million for startups in Israel, has opened an office in Singapore and is now focusing on Asia as the next big crowdfunding play. Due … Continue reading

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Pebble Watch Donors Watch Doors Close

If you’re still waiting for that tech marvel the Pebble Watch that you pre-bought on Kickstarter, forget it. It’s not coming. Pebble was bought by FitBit for only $10 million more than it raised by crowdfunding (a record at the … Continue reading

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