Author:Crowdfund Beat

World record for equity crowdfunding

British television presenter Kevin McCloud’s design-led housing development firm has broken the world record for equity crowdfunding by securing investments in excess of £1.9 million from members of the public via online platform Crowdcube. Established by the presenter of television series Grand Designs to build well-designed,...

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Politicians turn to crowdfunding for campaign cash

Originally published in the Vancouver Sun   Forget the rubber-chicken lunches and campaign cheques. A Coquitlam politician has turned to the crowdfunding site Indiegogo to raise campaign funds for the upcoming Coquitlam council byelection. But while Coquitlam candidate Bonita Zarrillo reached her funding goal in a few weeks,...

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Crowdfunding Cinema

Ok, that’s a ridiculous oversimplification, but not completely untrue. I’m currently in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign to raise post-production funds for my first feature film, Sidewalk Traffic (a comedy/drama about a struggling filmmaker and new father in post-Great Recession NYC), which I wrote, co-produced and directed...

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