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2018 is set to be a big year for crowdfunding in the UK as Crowd2Fund Plots Path To £1bn Valuation

2018 is set to be a big year for crowdfunding. The UK with mounting speculation that Funding Circle, the peer-to-peer lending marketplace launched in 2010 is set to announce a £1bn stock market flotation in the next few weeks. In the meantime, however, loans-based crowdfunding platform Crowd2Fund has beaten its better-known peer out of the…

‘Don’t Go Dark’ Crowdfunding Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puq49YJN-Y4[/embedyt] Keep it Fresh and Dynamic:  After posting your campaign, you can’t sit and wait for funding to come in — you’ve got to be proactive. “Once you are done posting your campaign and launching it, you need to keep it fresh and dynamic,” Rubin advises. Be Proactive & Network: Very important from the…

Scientists Have Created New 3D-printed plastic objects  that can Connect to Wi-Fi Without Any Electronics

Scientists Have Created Plastic Objects That Can Connect to Wi-Fi Without Any Electronics Holy crap, what? Scientists have developed new 3D-printed plastic objects that can hook up to Wi-Fi without the aid of any electronics or batteries, meaning household devices could get a lot smarter in the future without the need for any circuitry. If…

Be smart: let tech lend a hand with life’s basic necessities to make your life much easier.  

Be smart: let tech lend a hand with life’s basic necessities  Whether you are looking for smarter ways to do your laundry or cooking, or to improve your living environment or on-the-move experience, technology has the answers Based on these principles, the following four gadgets look set to improve the quality of your life. Yi…

Getting Campaign Creators & Backers to work together – Kickstarter Commissions – Create collaboratively.

In the month of November, Kickstarter is inviting project creators to “launch a project that invites backers into your creative process.” Kickstarter suggested that  Commissions should be on Projects that emphasize a personal collaboration between creators and their backers. launch a project that invites backers into your creative process. Use their input to inspire custom…

The fantastic innovations at Berlin’s IFA 2017

Berlin’s mega consumer electronics show, the IFA tradeshow located in Berlin, offers the most creative array of the latest in high-tech gadgets. Home appliances and consumer electronics products and markets are converging all the time. IFA was first to recognize this trend and transformed it into a successful event. Here’s a look at very few eye-catching product…

Kickstarter is Great, Crowdfunding is Awesome, but the Best Idea is Full Transparency & Communication for Funding Crowdfunding Campaigns

  I must admit that I have been an addict of Kickstarter for eight years now, and counting.  Kickstarter is a significant model for bringing creative projects to life. Crowdfunding has become one of the most successful ways that Creators  can find backing for their ideas. Compared with other funding models there are fewer barriers to…

Crowdfunding Campaign To #BuyTwitter So She Can Ban POTUS: Let’s #BuyTwitter and #BanTrump

This week, former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson (aptly) announced on Twitter that she had launched a crowdfunding campaign to buy a controlling stake in the social media company so as to exercise that capital power by banning the president. Just after 24 hours the crowdfunding campaign has already raised  $34,361 from 1,034.  Now that is…

How One Startup Raised 10 Times Its Original Crowdfunding Goal

Running a successful crowdfunding campaign isn’t easy. The odds are heavily stacked against you, as very few end up succeeding. “Statistically, up to 89% of campaigns fail. Kickstarter has the highest success rate, however, the average funding amount … You Could still Pre-Order ORII Ring on LOCODOR. https://www.locodor.com/projects/voice-powered-smart-ring-that-turns-your-finger-into-a-smart-phone/   Source: How One Startup Raised 10…

LOCODOR and EquityX Partner: Offer companies and entrepreneurs a unique mix of funding and access to professional manpower

Social Crowdfunding platform LOCODOR, and EquityX – which is the world’s first platform that allows startups to pay part time talent and service providers with future equity or a combination of cash and equity, which gets valued when the next financing occurs – are announcing today their collaboration. This partnership will empower companies and entrepreneurs…

Evernote is a busy man’s best friend

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoDcIuGr3LM[/embedyt] If you haven’t been acquainted with this powerful productivity tool yet, now is the time. There are not many apps that let you Capture a note once, and have it immediately available on all your devices, for instance. You can also have a group notebook, on which to collaborate on a project or…

TV goes Crowdfunding: Vibrant TV Launches an Equity Crowdfunding campaign; offers a 30 sec’ commercial for a month for $5,000

Well, definitely sounds like a good deal for croedfunders

The Chicago located growing television network Vibrant TV offers the public an opportunity to get their hands on some equity in it, through a crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine. The television network, which seeks to raise $1 million, has recently signed significant distribution partnerships with such major media companies as Sling TV, Roku TV, and Amazon…

The Global Webit Europe Community in Sofia is LIVE now: Featuring our Exclusive Startup Aydrate

WEBIT FESTIVAL EUROPE re:Inventing Europe’s Future Webit, a global community of people fascinated by technology and fostering the digital transformation in the business and the society.  Webit focus is on global issues, innovation and things that change the world.  Connecting top leaders from the business, governments, academia and startups who re:Invent the future of the…

Shark Tank fight over Pavlok and What Happened After the Founder Rejected Kevin O’Leary’s Offer

Maneesh Sethi is the CEO of “Pavlok,” a wristband device designed to help you wean off bad habits like smoking or nail biting. Pavlok works by shocking you through a push of a button every time you succumb to a bad habit. This is a form of aversion therapy.  PAVLOK NOW AVAILABLE ON LOCODOR. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in4mAqHn_d4[/embedyt] In late 2014, a…

Jay Z launches new Platform “Arrive” to fund early-stage Startups, offer branding support to flourish.

Seems everyone is getting their hands on the Next Big Startup.  Now even the Hip-Hop Genius Jay-Z just announced that he will be launching a platform to offer investment of capital as well as assistance with business development, branding and more to help those select Startups flourish, per the official announcement. Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, announced…

Wix Acquires DeviantArt, Pairing Wix Capabilities with Global Creative Community

Wix acquires online creative community DeviantArt NEWS PROVIDED BY Wix.com Ltd. Feb 23, 2017, 08:00 ET “DeviantArt has built an impressive online community that is incredibly loyal, highly engaged and regularly produces stunning art and design,” said Avishai Abrahami, co-founder and CEO of Wix. “The DeviantArt community is talented and robust and hungry for additional…

Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates discuss helping more people raise money on Facebook

From Mark Zuckerberg Facebook feed: “Bill Gates joined my product reviews today to discuss how we can help more people raise money for charitable causes on Facebook and how we can help more with disaster recovery. Thanks Bill for the great advice as always!”   Even though Mark Zuckerberg is referring to Fundraising on Facebook,…

Jawbone is trying to raise more money – along with backers and strategic investors outside the U.S.

  Jawbone is trying to raise more money, reaching out to equity backers all around the world. Jawbone looks to drop consumer wearables for clinical services -TechCrunch article. Make way for one more pivot from Jawbone. The fitness band maker that originally started out in headsets and later made speakers, has abandoned selling and supporting consumer hardware…

KickStarter acquires video streaming startup Huzza a livestreaming feature designed to give creators direct communication with their community

KickStarter is slowly moving towards a more open-source Crowdfunding platform with it’s new Kickstarter Live feature.  This is great news and we at LOCODOR are excited to see these changes.  Our goal is to bridge together founders and backers to be able to communicate in an open-source platform. video streaming startup Huzza: Here is the…

Alibaba’s local commerce platform, Koubei, raises $1.1 billion

Alibaba just reported a very impressive quarter of business, but there was a small nugget of notable funding news tucked away in its announcement. Koubei, an Alibaba affiliate company focused on enabling local commerce, closed a $1.1 billion financing round this month. The funding was led by Silver Lake, CDH Investments, Yunfeng Capital and Primavera Capital, Alibaba…

Virtual Reality Shopping: Going Back To The Future To Revolutionize Commerce

How we shop is changing…people no longer solely rely on direct mail and physical retail to purchase goods and necessities, and are becoming increasingly comfortable with buying goods online. And as smartphones and tablets have become common, sales from desktops have declined. According to Capgemini, mobile now accounts for 40% of all retail sales. There’s…

Putting Crowdfunding Industry on Blast – Especially MicroVentures new deal with Indiegogo for Equity Ownership.

There is a new ‘buzz’ going around in the investment game—crowdfunding investment. Though crowdfunding is a relatively new investment practice, existing businesses, individual, and startups are increasingly looking to raise funds through this method. The Global Crowdfunding Industry Raised $34.4 Billion In 2015, And Could Surpass Venture Capitalists In 2016.          …

Startup Equity Crowdfunding Grows in Europe (NESTA Report)

Article by:  http://www.vccafe.com NESTA, the UK Innovation Foundation, has released the “The Venture Crowd“, a new report on crowdfunding as an investment tool. The report reveals that in 2011 alone, €1.5 billion was raised through crowdfunding for projects and businesses in need of funds. Amongst the different types of crowdfunding: Donation, Reward, Lending and Equity, the…

Will 2017 beat 2016 in Startup funding? Check this: Rocket Internet closes $1B fund

Rocket Internet closes $1B fund, the largest out of Europe to date: Posted yesterday by Ingrid Lunden:  https://techcrunch.com Got a venture & want to promote?   If you thought the problems Rocket Internet has had bringing its portfolio of startups and its business overall into the black would have spelled setbacks for future investing, think again. This…