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Smart bike lock Lock8 secures funding from Hong Kong billionaire’s Horizons Ventures

Smart bike lock Lock8 secures funding from Hong Kong billionaire’s Horizons Ventures

Charmaine Li November 28, 2013 0

It looks promising for the team behind Lock8 – a smart bicycle lock and bike-sharing platform. The Berlin and London-based startup has landed a seven-digit investment from Horizons Ventures and Otto Capital as well

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Friends, fools, funds – and crowd investors: Inside crowdfunding platform Companisto

Friends, fools, funds – and crowd investors: Inside crowdfunding platform Companisto

Nina Fowler November 6, 2013 0

Early fans rarely get the chance to cash in when a tech company becomes successful. What if there was an easy way to share rewards beyond professional investors? That’s part of the vision behind

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Shadow – Can this slick dream-recording app pick up where Freud and Jung left off?

Shadow – Can this slick dream-recording app pick up where Freud and Jung left off?

Charmaine Li September 17, 2013 1

Shadow – a startup aiming to help users tap into the benefits of dream analysis – has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 to finish developing an app for remembering and recording your dreams. The company also

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Top 5 Kickstarter tips from Berlin Boombox founder Axel Pfaender

Top 5 Kickstarter tips from Berlin Boombox founder Axel Pfaender

Charmaine Li April 22, 2013 3

Axel Pfaender, founder and designer behind successful Kickstarter project Berlin Boombox, gained 338 backers and $20,071 in total funding – surpassing his set goal of $14,000 – in only one month. All eyes were on

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“We want to power the cause economy”: Crowdsourcing platform Rally.org launches in Europe

“We want to power the cause economy”: Crowdsourcing platform Rally.org launches in Europe

Charmaine Li February 6, 2013 1

Another US crowdfunding company has set their sights on Europe – San Francisco-based social fundraising startup Rally.org has just announced its expansion to Europe with a self-built payment system that now processes euros and a Berlin

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Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo introduces euros, new language versions

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo introduces euros, new language versions

Michelle Kuepper December 5, 2012 3

Indiegogo, the US-based crowdfinding platform, just announced the introduction of euro-based transactions, and French and German translations of its website. The news is a sign Indiegogo, among the leading crowdfunding platforms in the world,

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Crowdfunding a startup: now open for investors (but not on Kickstarter)

Crowdfunding a startup: now open for investors (but not on Kickstarter)

John Koetsier August 30, 2012 3

Good news for any budding startup using US crowdfunding platforms such as Fundable or Indiegogo – now you can attract real investors and offer shares rather than free T-shirts. The Securities and Exchange Commission, the US

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Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann in Berlin – crowdfunding, building “a goddamn Tesla museum” and what to do with $15 million

Indiegogo’s Danae Ringelmann in Berlin – crowdfunding, building “a goddamn Tesla museum” and what to do with $15 million

Nina Fowler August 22, 2012 9

Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann is in Berlin this week for Campus Party Europe and to help kick off the crowdfunding platform’s “deep launch” in Germany. She is speaking today at 11am and tomorrow at 5.30pm

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Where are Berlin’s seed investors? FarFromHomePage chooses crowdfunding route

Where are Berlin’s seed investors? FarFromHomePage chooses crowdfunding route

Charmaine Li July 27, 2012 4

International crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, this week pulled the plug on signing-up creative browsing startup FarFromHomePage. Prompting a last-minute partnership with US-based Indiegogo, the website’s CEO Manuel Scheidegger spoke to VentureVillage about the deeper, burning issue

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Leetchi comes to Germany: founder Céline Lazorthes on why PayPal needs a shake up

Leetchi comes to Germany: founder Céline Lazorthes on why PayPal needs a shake up

Nina Fowler June 29, 2012 3

Leetchi, based out of Paris, is Europe’s largest social payments platform. This week, it added German to its language versions (alongside French and English) and brought Amazon on board as a first retail partner

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