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Planetary Resources kickstarter furthers mission to make space exploration accessible to all

Planetary Resources kickstarter furthers mission to make space exploration accessible to all

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How Quickly Will Investment Crowdfunding Become a Billion Dollar Industry?

How Quickly Will Investment Crowdfunding Become a Billion Dollar Industry?

One of the biggest challenges for start-ups and entrepreneurs continues to be securing funding. Although final regulations have yet to be set by the SEC for Investment Crowdfunding , it’s hard not to get excited about the potential in capital for business and investment options to individuals that the JOBS Act will make possible. All one has to do is take a look at what is happening globally in crowdfunding. The dollars raised on crowdfunding platforms increased by 81% in 2012 totaling $2.66 billion according to a recent Massolution survey.  Of the crowdfunding total, equity crowdfunding portals raised…

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Healthcare startup looks to IndieGoGo

Healthcare startup looks to IndieGoGo

Health Tech Hatch, a site launched last fall as a crowdfunding site specifically for health startups, is joining forces with one of the biggest crowdfunding platforms on the web, Indiegogo. From the beginning, the company planned to help health startups both crowdfund and beta test their products with patients and physicians. But now, founder and CEO Patricia Salber said Health Tech Hatch plans to focus more closely on the beta testing side, while working on the crowdfunding piece through Indiegogo. “We quickly learned that it’s really, really hard to raise much money if you’re trying to raise…

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In The Crowdfunding Gold Rush, This Company Has A Rare Edge

In The Crowdfunding Gold Rush, This Company Has A Rare Edge

Playing armchair venture capitalist has never been easier. For investors registered with Microventures, an eight-person crowdfunding outfit based in San Francisco, opportunities to invest in young tech startups arrive via e-mail. A link takes you to an eight-page summary of each company, laying out management bios, market size, competition and financials. You can also sign up for a webinar with the startup’s CEO. Or call up a MicroVentures broker who can speak for the company and relay questions to the founders. If you’re ready to commit, type in the amount you want to invest–usual minimum: $5,000–and…

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U.S. Crowdfunding Market Size Estimate by Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership at UC Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley’s Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership has conservatively estimated the size of the equity and debt based crowdfunding market to be at least $3.98B. The Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance, part of the Fung Institute co-authored the study. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 Crowdfund investing, a mechanism for raising capital for businesses to start and grow, from small investors, will go live later in 2013. With the release of the proposed crowdfunding rules, a wave of small business and startup financing is expected to sweep the nation. In…

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NASA trailer reaches crowdfunding goal, will be shown before ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’

“We are the Explorers,” an Indiegogo campaign that aims to create a 30-second trailer about the US Space Program, reached its crowdfunding goal of $33,000 this morning, just five days after launching. Created by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) of America, the campaign was inspired by a nearly three-minute video that NASA released last year. The clip, embedded below, gives a brief overview of NASA’s history and its latest developments in spacecraft technology, but federal law prohibits the agency from purchasing advertising time to air it. That will soon change, though, now that AIA — an…

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Aerospace Industries Association Crowdfunding Campaign to Advertise for Space Program

The Aerospace Industries Association is leading a first-of-its-kind crowdfund campaign to showcase to students and young people the exciting new era of U.S. space exploration. If the IndieGoGo campaign reaches its funding goal of $33,000 by May 1, AIA will buy advertising time for an ad trailer on NASA’s new exploration programs in more than 50 movie theaters. The ads will premier alongside the highly anticipated film, “Star Trek Into Darkness,” and run for eight weeks thereafter in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Should the campaign go beyond its goal, more placements will…

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UK company seeks crowdfunding for 3D scanner

British firm CADScan has turned to crowdfunding website Kickstarter to bring to market its low cost, easy to use 3D scanner. The CADScan 3D can generate a watertight mesh, suitable for use with a 3D printer at the push of a button – all without the need for calibration, training or post processing. Designed for professionals and hobbyists alike, it lets users easily create high quality 3D assets for use in their own projects. The models are compatible with all major CAD packages and 3D printers. “Our scanner fills a clear gap in the market,” said…

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EMBRACE+ Lights Up the Crowdfunding World

For everything from guitars to smart watches to 3D printers, Kickstarter has become the trusted source for bringing us the latest and greatest in emerging technologies. The most recent gadget to catch the attention of the crowdfunding world is EMBRACE+, and the news is lighting up all over the web. EMBRACE+ is a notification bracelet for iPhone and Android owners. Users simply need to download the app on their smartphone, customize alerts, and wear the EMBRACE+. The bracelet will then light up and notify them of calls, emails, text messages, activity on social networks, or calendar…

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