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Jonathan May, CEO, shares Hubbub’s reasons for crowdfunding In case you haven’t realised, Hubbub is crowdfunding. Today sees the launch of our 3 week campaign to crowdfund our own investment. Hubbub builds fundraising communities. We connect projects to people and empower organisations to develop and strengthen the relationships they have within their communities and supporters. Our core product is a crowdfunding platform that can be branded and operated by schools, colleges, universities and non-profits – bringing the engagement and interactivity of Kickstarter or IndieGoGo to sectors where fundraising and communities really matter. And now it is our turn. We’ve built a great product and an even better…

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TheSohoLoft hosts NYC Crowdfunding Real Estate Conference Event

TheSohoLoft hosts NYC Crowdfunding Real Estate Conference Event

Interested in meeting Real Estate Investors? Then register for The Soho Loft and the FundingPost Real Estate Investing Conference on Thursday, November 14, in New York City! Let the keynote message from CEO of Rockefeller real estate management group Dennis Irvin inspire you. See the leading crowd funding realty players talk about their amazing growth in the industry – see top 10 crowdfunders in realty according to Forbes that 21,000+ people read about already: http://www.forbes.com/sites/groupthink/2013/04/19/crowdfundings-latest-invasion-real-estate/ The Soho Loft and FundingPost has hosted 200+ sold-out venture events in 22 cities over the past 12 years. This is not your standard real estate conference. This is an opportunity to…

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Patient group CrowdFunds $120,000 for trial to treat black bone disease

Patient group CrowdFunds $120,000 for trial to treat black bone disease

By howardlake, Cambridge, UK, 31 October 2013 – A patient group has used the crowdfunding website Indiegogo to raise $120,000 to launch an international clinical trial to treat black bone disease, the first genetic disease ever discovered. The campaign, called Help Us Cure Black Bone Disease, ran from 1 September to 21 October 2013 and set an initial target of raising $98,000 in six weeks. In the first 11 days post-launch, it had already raised $25,570 – over 25% of its goal. By its end, the figure was higher than $120,000, exceeding the campaign’s goal by 20%. Dr Nicolas Sireau, Chairman of the AKU Society, the…

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UK Crowdfunding Leader Says ‘Don’t Mess It Up’

UK Crowdfunding Leader Says ‘Don’t Mess It Up’

UK Crowdfunding Leader Says ‘Don’t Mess It Up’ Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on pinterest_shareMore Sharing Services Barry James, an outspoken leader in the British crowdfunding community says it is important not to foul up crowdfunding now that it is gaining real traction there. He’s concerned about new regulation that has the potential to impact the community building aspects of crowdfunding. Barry will join CrowdFundBeat at 8:00 AM on Thursday, October 17, 2013 for an exclusive live discussion here. See related event in UK’s Deep Impact conference http://www.crowdfundbeat.co.uk/uks-crowdfunding-event-the-open-era-is-capitalism-rebooting-friday-november-1-2013/ ) Barry’s Bio: Barry is Britain’s foremost commentator on all things Crowdfunding and founding editor of…

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Barry James hopes City influence and a rush to regulate won’t kill off crowdfunding.

Barry James hopes City influence and a rush to regulate won’t kill off crowdfunding.

With the value of the crowdfunding industry seemingly on track to hit NESTA estimates of around £15 billion within five years I suppose it’s hardly surprising to find the City beasts eyeing up this young gazelle of an industry. It’s probably growing many times faster than just about anything they have in their portfolios. But if they try to ride it now they could damage it beyond repair. The siren call for some to get their hands on institutional money, channeling huge flows into projects and taking their cut – rather than relying on the crowd to fund projects – brings with it a demand for…

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