World

Cambridge Development Initiative Crowdfunding Pitch


Cambridge Development Initiative: “We are changing the way student volunteering is done, starting with Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.”

Veronica Mars Set For Historic Simultaneous Cinema And Online Release

Veronica Mars Set For Historic Simultaneous Cinema And Online Release

Pamela McClintock | February 22, 2014 | The Hollywood Reporter – Veronica Mars was never going to be an ordinary movie. As a feature length addendum to the TV show that was cancelled in 2007, it came into being by shattering fundraising records on the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter. It defied the odds by drawing back the original cast members, impressed nay-sayers with the timely release of a trailer that suggests a film entirely in-keeping with the spirit of the show, and on March 14th 2014, it will make history as Warner Bros.’ first simultaneous release in cinemas and online. The release date itself puts the finished…

Read more »

Britain sets out rules to protect “crowdfunding” borrowers

Britain sets out rules to protect “crowdfunding” borrowers

Oct 3 (Reuters) – Britain has taken a step towards regulating the fast-growing crowdfunding sector, which allows individuals and companies to raise cash from members of the public, setting out rules aimed at protecting individual borrowers. The rules, which were announced along with a clampdown on payday lenders, come in response to the rapid growth of a sector in which the amount raised globally rose 81 percent in 2012 to $2.7 billion, according to research and advisory firm Massolution. Yet the future shape of crowdfunding could be determined more by detailed rules to be proposed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), a UK financial watchdog, later…

Read more »

eMoneyUnion.com disruptive Peer to Peer platform serving UK

eMoneyUnion.com disruptive Peer to Peer platform serving UK

Lee Birkett; eMoneyUnion CEO talks to Crowdfunding podcast about the Peer to Peer revolution and why it’s a win-win for all involved, and not just for squeaky clean borrowers. Manchester England (PRWEB UK) 19 August 2013 In this interview, Lee talks about the USP’s of the eMoneyUnion proposition and other important crowd funding matters; http://crowdfundingpodcast.org/?p=441 Notes to editors: The eMoneyUnion platform acts as a matchmaking and underwriting service, presenting pre-approved individual borrowers to individual lenders, who can then decide to lend or not. Loans can be requested for amounts between £1,000 and £10,000 for any purpose including cars, consolidation and we will also encourage applications from…

Read more »

Kickstarter Launches in Canada

Kickstarter Launches in Canada

People based in Canada can now build Kickstarter projects, the crowdfunding platform announced Monday. To begin, Canadian users must click on the site’s “Start a new project” button and select “Canada” in the drop-down list, according to a blog post. Projects will open to the public starting Sept. 9. “We thought the month-long gap would give everyone plenty of time to build and tweak their projects before launching,” the post said. Canada-based Kickstarter projects will function in the exact same way as those in the U.S. and UK — including all-or-nothing funding and rewards — with one exception. Pledges will be processed through a third-party payments…

Read more »

UK CrowdFunding News

road.ccTemple Cycles hits crowdfunding target in days + videoroad.ccBristol bike brand Temple Cycles is looking for crowdfunding to grow its business, allowing it to launch a revamped range of bikes, recruit 15 new members of staff and invest in manufacturing bikes from scra »»»

Cauli Rice reaches 308% of crowdfunding targetThe Investment ObserverThe start-up has already shown considerable promise, winning awards including: The Grocer's “Product Launch of the Year” for Rice, Pasta & Noodles beating market leaders Uncle Ben's and Tilda; »»»

DEALSTREETASIAThe UK experience for Asian fintechs: Engagement through crowdinvestingDEALSTREETASIAFor the last six months, five British fintech ventures raised £6,9M from their current and potential clients via crowdinvesting (equity crowdfunding) platforms. This news were »»»

BBC NewsZTE scraps 'design our smartphone' crowdfunding campaignBBC NewsThe Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE has cancelled a crowd-funding campaign for a smartphone design based on ideas submitted by the public. With just over a day to go, 190 backers had pledged $36 »»»

The IndependentPressure group launches crowdfunding to encourage corporations to stop advertising in 'hate' mediaThe IndependentA pressure group whose aim it is to encourage corporations to stop advertising on media outlets that they say encourage hate speech and e »»»

Gizmodo UKSomeone's Crowdfunding A Dildo Selfie StickGizmodo UKLadies and gentlemen, please welcome to the Hall of Bad Ideas our latest inductee: the Sexfie Stick. Yes, that's right, it's a selfie stick with a dildo on the end, "created to photograph or f »»»

Financial TimesUK start-ups struggle to raise money as private equity deals fallFinancial TimesOne bright spot was the growth of crowdfunding platforms, which are moving from early seed capital to regularly raising £1m plus. Despite an overall decline in crowdfunding deals, »»»

Live Crowdfunding .tv

Jeff Lynn CEO & Co-Founder Seedrs The Emerging Financial EcosystemWatch more video library | Conference | Interview | Campaign Showcase | Research | ....MORE VIDEOS

Press Release