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Digital Bank Arival Struggles to Hit $3 Million Goal in Crowdfunding Offer but Reportedly on Track to Top Minimum Arival, a digital bank that seeks to be crypto-friendly, has apparently only raised $210,000 of a funding round of $3 million on SeedInvest. The securities offering is being cross-listed on Crowdcube which indicates a larger amount of £348,912 being raised on a hurdle of £700,000.

Xiaomi announces a Mijia LCD Blackboard, joins crowdfunding platform Xiaomi has just announced the Mijia LCD Blackboard as the latest product to join their crowdfunding platform. It's essentially just a digital blackboard that's meant be used as a learning tool or a drawing tool.

How to Reinvigorate a Stalling Crowdfunding Campaign So, if your crowdfunding campaign isn't going to plan, here are the steps you should take to get it back on track. It's understandable to think that, when a crowdfunding campaign starts to stall, the proposition simply didn't capture the hearts and minds of investors.

TV farmer launches crowdfunding campaign to produce buffalo mozzarella TV farmer Steve Mitchell has launched a crowdfunding campaign to start what he believes will be Scotland's first home-produced buffalo mozzarella. The star of BBC's This Farming Life is inviting investors to join a Founders Club with the chance of a 10% return in vouchers to spend at his Buffalo Farm near Kirkcaldy.

Is Real Estate Crowdfunding a Good Investment? Ask a rich person how they got rich, and there's a good chance they'll say they invested in real estate. In fact, real estate is generally accepted as one of the most solid ways to build wealth. That's why there's no shortage of people who long to buy a home and watch its value rise over time.

Crowdfunding Spotlight - Chicory: A Colorful Tale In this Crowdfunding Spotlight, we look at Chicory: A Colorful Tale, Wandersong creator Greg Lobanov's upcoming adventure game about coloring the world.

Husband, 34, whose life was saved by £450k crowdfunding campaign to pay for US cancer treatment is set to become a DAD A MAN who was days from death - but was saved after an amazing 20,000 Brits donated a staggering £450,000 so he could get treatment abroad - is set to become a dad. Three years after his story went viral, Mike and Kate Brandon are expecting their first child through IVF treatment.

Crowdfunding Campaign Launches for Digimon Memorial Miniseries Not long ago, the Digimon team announced that they'd be kicking off a crowdfunding project to bring fans an anniversary miniseries about the DigiDestined. The official launch is a couple days away, and they're showing off some of the goodies you can expect if you sign on.

Product Upgrade: A Calculator for Funding Goals Setting a funding goal is a critical step in launching a project - but it can be a confusing one. We've released a new tool to help make at least part of this process easier and more transparent. Our start-a-project area has a section where you enter your funding goal.

Kickstarter and The Eyeslicer to Host New "Radical Film Fair" in Brooklyn This September, Kickstarter Film is partnering with The Eyeslicer, a secret TV show blending the boldest new American filmmaking into mind-expanding, mixtape-style episodes, to bring a new, free film fair to our Brooklyn headquarters.

Philly jungle pioneer Karl K launches crowdfunding campaign after suffering two strokes The Philadelphia-based drum and bass producer is seeking donations to aid with living expenses while he recovers from stroke-induced brain damage.

Abergavenny Lido Group launches crowdfunding campaign A COMMUNITY group hoping to revive one of Abergavenny's much-loved former attractions is seeking support to take the project to the next stage. Abergavenny Lido Group wants to build a new outdoor swimming pool in the town's Bailey Park, more than 20 years after the original pool was closed and subsequently filled in.

Google is testing Fundo, a crowdfunding app for YouTube creators Google's Area 120 is testing a new crowdfunding app called Fundo to help connect YouTubers with their audience through paid events, a report by Variety revealed last week. The app gives Youtube creators a platform to invite their audience to online events, such as meet and greets or live streams.

Fake cancer, real friends: what the crowdfunding boom tells us about online trust For most, donating to a crowdfunder is a way to back a beloved artist, or help a friend with extortionate medical bills. But what happens when things go wrong?

Chicago Teachers Union group under fire for crowdfunding trip to socialist Venezuela A group of members from the Chicago Teachers Union has come under fire for crowdfunding a summer trip to Venezuela where they praised the socialist country and its leadership while denouncing socioeconomic conditions in The Windy City, according to a report.

GST's Gemini dual-screen laptop is really just two tablets Lenovo's Yoga Book line of dual-screen laptops challenge the idea of what makes a laptop computer by replacing the keyboard with a second screen. The Gemini from GST Communications goes a bit further… or maybe not far enough.

Video: Crowdfunding bid to restore Victorian house in Aberdeen park to its former glory The Save Westburn House Action Group is looking to raise £300,000 in 60 days as part of its bid to restore the building to its former glory. The building sits in the middle of Westburn Park and was designed by famous architect Archibald Simpson in 1839.

UK fintech Curve launching its first ever crowdfunding campaign Curve, the over-the-top banking platform which consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and one even smarter app, is launching a seven-figure crowdfunding campaign this September.

Coinseed Registers with the SEC to Launch Crowdfunding Campaign Coinseed is a platform for spare-change investment and cash back rewards in crypto. Since they launched in Dec 2017, they have acquired over 24k users through organic growth and built several new features. As they are now scaling up the platform, Coinseed launched its SEC registered crowdfunding campaign and you can join here.

Our Triangle Startup Guide keeps growing - check out crowdfunding resources, NC IDEA seminar videos, Raleigh4U, more More news and information for entrepreneurs to use in building and growing businesses is available from TechWire as we continue to make additions to our Triangle Startup Guide. We want to continue encouraging readers to share suggestions and feedback to help us make the guide better.

Google tests live virtual event crowdfunding tool A division of Google is testing a crowdfunding service for YouTubers to run events. The service, called Fundo, will allow creators to invite fans to virtual meet-and-greets and other similar online events for a fee, as per Variety. It is being developed by Area 120, an experimental product lab within Google.

Mental health firm passes Crowdfunding target A Stratford-upon-Avon company which aims to provide mental health recovery programmes has beaten its Crowdfunding target. Mindful Healthcare has raised more than £58,600 to date through 93 investors, passing its original £50,000 target.

Is your new street food idea Good to go? With only 17% of the UK's chef positions held by women, the world of professional food is still dominated by men and seems like a good place to start making some changes. The money helps, of course! But through crowdfunding you'll also learn how to get organised, shout about your new business and build up a crowd of hungry customers.

Uprise.Africa launches R40m Reeva Steenkamp documentary crowdfunding campaign Equity crowdfunding platform Uprise.Africa announced today that it will open a R40-million crowdfunding campaign to fund a documentary series on the life of Reeva Steenkamp, who was murdered in 2013 by athlete Oscar Pistorius. Steenkamp was born 34 years to the day on 19 August 1985.

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