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New Investment Platform Shekra Supports Startups in Egypt

New joint investment concept “Shekra” is drawn from the Arabic phrase “sherik fekra” in Arabic, which means “share an idea.” The platform was launched in Cairo last November by seven founders who come from backgrounds in technology, aviation, investment and banking, who have pooled their resources to support Egyptian startups. The platform works by asking its network of investors to offer small amounts of capital in order to fund a startup or a specific project, thus mitigating investment risk. Unlike other crowdfunding platforms like Yomken in Egypt, or crowdsourced investment platforms like Zoomaal, which ask the…

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U.S. Equity Crowdfunding Activity 2007-2012

EquityNet published today a free crowdfunding industry report containing statistics and trends based on U.S. businesses that used EquityNet from 2007 to 2012 to seek equity-based crowdfunding from accredited Reg D investors. Presented in the form of an embeddable infographic, the report presents some of the first statistics available on the original form of equity crowdfunding that involves the use of funding platforms such as EquityNet by accredited investors. It provides insight into how crowdfunding will appear under the deregulating provisions of the U.S. JOBS Act in which millions of non-accredited investors will be able to…

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Vancouver Startup Weeve Acquired by LX Ventures

What-do-you-get when you cross a surge in crowdsourced investment funding with a software package focused on raising funds for non-profits? A prime investment opportunity, apparently. Today, Vancouver’s LX Ventures announced its acquisition of Vancouver startup Weeve Ventures Inc. for an undisclosed sum. According to LX Ventures’ COO Ray Walia (and Launch Academy Executive Director and Co-Founder), “Weeve’s crowdfunding technology is a natural fit for our FinTech market vertical. Together, we will internally innovate and deliver revolutionary funding solutions across multiple market sectors.” Since its launch in July 2012 as a tool for non-profits to raise funds…

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Crowdfunding makes its way to Broadway

When Jeff Bowen’s off-Broadway musical “Now. Here. This.” closed last year, he and his collaborators were left with some great things — plenty of good reviews, some new fans and memories. That was great, but what they really wanted was a cast album. A recording would be both a great marketing tool and a souvenir. But “Now. Here. This.” wasn’t a blockbuster Broadway show, and it had already ended its run. Major record labels weren’t exactly beating a path to his door to get it recorded. So Bowen, who starred in the show as well as…

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Seedinvest Launches Equity-Based Crowdfunding Platform

Seed Invest, an equity-based, crowd funding platform, has launched its platform that connects accredited investors to high-quality start-ups and small businesses seeking funding. Seediness’s mission is to help both entrepreneurs and investors to leverage the disruptive power of the internet to make it easier for companies to raise capital. The company provides accredited, angel investors access to high-quality, curated opportunities in a myriad of industries across the entire country. SeedInvest was founded by professional investors Ryan Feit and James Han. Both worked with The Startup Exemption, the group responsible for bringing the concept of investment crowdfunding…

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Intergalactic Kickstarter War Escalates With X-Wing Squadron Project

Fear not, sons and daughters of the rebellion! A new Kickstarter project promises to raise enough money to build a squadron of “proton torpedo armed X-Wing fighters” to ward off the impending construction of a crowdfunded Deathstar! At the $10,000 backer level, you’ll even get training by Yoda himself—a steal. Like most of you, I thought it was funny when folks first hijacked the White House’s petition program to ask for a functioning planet killer. I then reveled in the PR acumen displayed by Paul Shawcross, chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White…

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Leaders in technology industry discuss crowdfunding

Leaders of the Champaign-Urbana technology industry discussed new investment opportunities Wednesday at the iHotel and Conference Center for the quarterly CU CEO Tech Roundtable. The purpose of these roundtables, sponsored by Research Park, is to bring together presidents, CEOs and founders of tech companies so they can learn from each other, share success stories and address specific subject matter, said Laura Frerichs, director of Research Park. “The businesses certainly like the opportunity to learn from each other,” Frerichs said. “It is a difficult path to be a startup entrepreneur. Being able to have this peer group…

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With $7.7M raised via crowdfunding, Chris Roberts makes his sci-fi game in the public eye

Chris Roberts is under a lot of pressure to get Star Citizen right. The new massively multiplayer online sci-fi title from the creator of the legendary Wing Commander sci-fi spaceship combat games raised $7.7 million via crowdfunding on the promise of bringing back the glory days of science fiction combat simulations in a persistent online universe. Roberts scored the money via Kickstarter and his own web site, Roberts Space Industries, for his new company Cloud Imperium Games, where he is chief creative officer. In an interview with GamesBeat at the DICE Summit game conference, Roberts said…

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Jonny Craig Starts Crowdfunding Campaign For New EP

Oh, the places Jonny Craig will go. Former Dance Gavin Dance vocalist and drug addict/awkward criminal Jonny Craig recently released three interesting cover songs (including a song originally by Justin Timberlake) and announced a solo headlining tour. Today, he has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new EP on Indiegogo that you can find here. Jonny is without a label now, so the crowdfunding could make or break him. In his own words, “I want to get some new music out to all of you, MY FANS, but in order to do so it’s going to…

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How To Fund Commercialization of University Research? Crowdfunding, of Course!

Perhaps it was just a matter of time – but here’s a new development in the funding of academic research and technology commercialization. The University of Utah’s Technology Commercialization Office (TCO)—#1 in the country for startups launched by research organizations for three of the last five years—has spun off more than 150 companies in the past seven years. Recently the U’s TCO has launched a program to help build even more value in the startups they spin out. The office has entered an exclusive agreement with crowdfunding platform RocketHub of New York. Their plan is to…

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