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Imran Gulamhuseinwala Receives OBE in New Years Honours

Imran Gulamhuseinwala Receives OBE in New Years Honours Imran Gulamhuseinwala joined the likes of Andy Murray, Victoria Beckham and Ray Davies on the annual UK New Years Honours List. This year’s list tallied 1,197 honours including 322 BEMs, 503 MBEs, and 222 OBEs.   Gulamhuseinwala, Global Lead for Fintech at Ernst and Young, earned an Officers of… Read More […]

Sushi Ninja Closes PledgeMe Funding Round With Over $250,000 Invested

Sushi Ninja Closes PledgeMe Funding Round With Over 0,000 Invested New Plymouth restaurant, Sushi Ninja, recently closed its equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe. The company was seeking $150,000 for its new Kaizen sushi convey-belt style diner at Centre City shopping center. The initiative was successful and raised $250,000 from 32 investors. As previously reported, wife/husband co-owners… […]

All By Mama Set to Close Crowdcube Campaign With Over £76,000 in Funds

All By Mama Set to Close Crowdcube Campaign With Over £76,000 in Funds  All By Mama, an online marketplace that’s dedicated to parent-run businesses, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, later today. The company has successfully secured its initial £75,000 funding target and is now nearing £76,500. Launched in 2014 by Gemma Whates, All […]

Creators of Kickstarter Success Fidget Cube Announces December Shipping Delay: We Discovered An Issue

Creators of Kickstarter Success Fidget Cube Announces December Shipping Delay: We Discovered An Issue Just a couple of months after securing $6,465,690 from 154,926 backers, the creators of Kickstarter success Fidget Cube, Antsy Labs, announced there is now a delay in the shipping of the small popular product. As previously reported, the vinyl desk toy has six sides that […]

John Smedley Announces “Hero’s Song” Refund Details After His Studio PixeImage Games Shuts Down

John Smedley Announces “Hero’s Song” Refund Details After His Studio PixeImage Games Shuts Down Following the announcement that John Smedley’s studio PixeImage Games has officially shut down and its Indiegogo-funded project, Hero’s Song, is not happening, Smedley himself addressed backers of the game and revealed refund details. As previously reported, PixeImage Games announced the unfortunate news on […]

Top Fintech Stories from Crowdfund Insider during 2016

Top Fintech Stories from Crowdfund Insider during 2016 As one year comes to end it is a good opportunity to reflect on past events. The preceding 12 months have been a momentous period for internet finance including capital formation online. Fintech started as a curiosity that engendered much excitement – and fear for some…. Read More […]

Fisher-Price Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Smart Connect Soother

Fisher-Price Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Smart Connect Soother American toy company Fisher-Price has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $10,000 for its new bedtime device, the Smart Connect Deluxe Soother. According to the brand, the new deluxe, fully-featured soother is customized to suit any family’s sleep routine through the Smart Connect… Read More […]

“Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5” Becomes Second Most-Funded Game on Kickstarter

“Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5” Becomes Second Most-Funded Game on Kickstarter With Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5’s campaign set to close next Saturday (January 7th) on Kickstarter, Adam Poots’ latest project has not only raised $8.6 million from nearly 16,000 backers, but it has also become the second most-funded game on the crowdfunding platform. Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5 is described… […]