Crowdfunding/Donation

Harvard

Harvard receives largest-ever gift, $350 million for public health

Harvard University has received the largest donation in its history, the school announced on Monday: $350 million from the Morningside Foundation to the School of Public Health.

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Smarty Pants

US vitamin seller SmartyPants bags $2.2M via equity crowdfunding

Venice, California-based online vitamin seller SmartyPants Vitamins bagged $2.2 million in a new capital raising via San Francisco-based equity crowdfunding platform CircleUp to develop new products and expand its workforce.

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Odyssey Airlines

Odyssey Airlines to raise $8.4 million through crowdfunding

Odyssey Airlines has decided to source investment through a crowdfunding that would allow the company to raise $8.4 million equity capital in preparation for a launch in 2016 and its operational costs.

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Geostellar

US solar marketplace Geostellar secures $1M through equity crowdfunding

Reston, US-based online solar marketplace Geostellar secured $1 million through equity crowdfunding on the Return on Change platform to upgrade its business model and employ salespeople who will promote its services to US homeowners.

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PonoMusic

Neil Young's music startup PonoMusic focuses on production after pocketing $6.2M in Kickstarter campaign

San Francisco, US-based music app and player startup PonoMusic is now focusing on production after it pocketed $6.2 million in a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter which ended more than a week ago.

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Healbe Device

Russian calorie measuring device from HealBe smiles at over 1 mln from Indiegogo.com

St. Petersburg-based HealBe engages crowdfunding goers at Indiegogo.com for GoBe earning $1,084,311 Tuesday, with the original goal set at $100,000.

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3D Printing

Seattle entrepreneur to crowdfund 3D printing machine that uses recycled plastic as ink

Seattle, US-based entrepreneur Liz Havlin is set to launch a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter to raise $30,000 to develop a 3D printer called the Legacy that uses recycled colored plastic as ink.

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Loomio

NZ-based tech startup Loomio launches $100K crowdfunding campaign for mobile collaborative decision-making tool

Wellington, New Zealand-based tech startup Loomio launched a $100,000 crowdfunding campaign on its own website to develop a mobile version of its open-source collaborative decision making tool.

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Giraffe-Friend

Chinese posture-correcting wearable device Giraffe Friend launches crowdfunding campaign on DemoHour

Giraffe Friend, a wearable device that reminds the user to correct bad posture to prevent backaches, launched a crowdfunding campaign on DemoHour and has already raised $14,000 (CNY87,527).

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Northwestern University (NU)

Northwestern trustees donate $4M to build incubator space for student startups

Northwestern University (NU) trustees Michael Ferro Jr and Pat Ryan Jr each donated $2 million to build an incubator space called the Garage near the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion where student entrepreneurs can develop projects, classes, and businesses.

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The Dash

German smart headphones The Dash breaks crowdfunding goal by reaching $3M mark on Kickstarter

Munich, Germany-based smart headphones The Dash broke its $260,000 crowdfunding goal on the Kickstarter platform by reaching a total of more than $3 million for the whole campaign.

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Medifund

Philippine crowdfunding site Medifund turns non-profit to help medical students finish their studies

Philippines-based crowdfunding site Medifund turned non-profit to help students in developing countries pay for the cost of their schooling and to encourage more women to enter the medical profession.

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SyncFab

SyncFab launches crowdfunding campaign to streamline US manufacturing via 3D printing

Santa Monica, US-based 3D print online marketplace SyncFab launched a $25,000 crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to streamline specialty manufacturing in the US using the 3D printing technology.

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PonoPlayer

PonoPlayer surpasses $5M mark on Kickstarter with 16 days more campaign days to go

Neil Young's PonoMusic was able to raise over $5 million for its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for its PonoPlayer with 16 more days to go before the campaign ends, TechCrunch reported.

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3DKitBash

Ohio firm 3DKitBash launches Kickstarter campaign for 3D skull printing kit

Ohio, US-based 3D building company 3DKitBash launched a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter to raise $500 for a new 3D object files kit that lets users print skulls on their 3D printer.

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