Guest Post If you think that participating in crowdfunding simply means investing in smaller companies that launch games and devices on Kickstarter, think again. With crowdfunding volumes reaching $2.7 billion in 2012, it has emerged as a viable, scalable alternative to public and private finance across the globe.
Launching this week, the company's new iPhone app features profiles of kids in developing countries who desperately require surgeries. You can donate directly through the app and receive real-time updates on the patient's progress.
MicroVentures has reached $16 million in investments today, and claims to have surpassed any other equity-based crowdfunding platform.
ME Clock launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise money for its system that uses positive psychology and behavioral training to help people achieve their personal goals.
Healthfundr connects health startups with accredited investors to drive funding and attention to this challenging sector.
Based on its first 48 hours, Shadow of the Eternals will have a hard time reaching its goal.
The Irvine, Calif.-based company makes physical games -- and now it wants to launch an online MMO card game.
CircleUp, which provides an equity-based crowdfunding platform for consumer products, has raised $7.5M to continue building out the marketplace.
Benevolent has received a grant from the Knight Foundation and Marjorie S. Fisher Fund to grow its crowdfunding site that lets anyone make small donations to help low income individuals overcome a one-time economic hurdle.
BlackStartup debuted a crowdfunding platform today that features projects and ideas benefitting the African-American community.
New York-based Crowdcases wants to bring together a community of designers to raise money for nonprofit organizations.
Shaun King founded HopeMob to crowdfund for people in need. Today, he launched Upfront to connect influencers with their audience, and raise money for good on the side.
Guest Post While the JOBS Act has had problems with being implemented, the crowdfunding movement has still seen explosive growth.
Danish developer Full Control is looking for $350,000 from fans to update the Jagged Alliance series.
Skullgirls raised more than $830,000, but PayPal worries that some fans may demand refunds.
CircleUp is a crowdfunding platform for up-and-coming consumer product businesses. In the year since its launch, CircleUp has helped 12 companies raise more than $10 million.
Piggybackr launched its platform today to present a kid-friendly approach to crowdfunding.
Crowdfunding payment service Flattr is no longer welcome when it comes to Twitter, the startup announced this morning.
Guest Post With Kickstarter, everything that came after the funding was unexpected and frustrating. Here are my lessons learned.
Gamers can preorder Shadowrun Returns for $15.