Crowdfunding/Donation

Li Ka Shing

China's companies, billionaires must step up to fight Ebola: WFP

China's corporations and billionaires have lagged behind in contributions to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa despite vast economic ties to the region, the World Food Programme said on Monday.

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Non GMO campaign

GMO labeling foes spend big on campaigns in Oregon, Colorado

Opponents of GMO food labeling proposals on the ballot next month in Oregon and Colorado have contributed roughly $20 million for campaigning against the proposed laws, nearly triple the money raised by supporters of the initiatives, campaign finance reports show.

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Ebola virus treatment centre

U.S. funds to fight Ebola now top $1 billion, may rise

The U.S. government now has more than $1 billion available to fight the spread of Ebola from West Africa and is proceeding with plans to deploy up to 4,000 military personnel to the region by late October.

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Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Center

Philanthropies, including Rockefellers and Investors pledge $50 billion fossil fuel divestment

The Rockefellers, who made their vast fortune on oil, and other philanthropies and high-wealth individuals on Monday will announce pledges to divest a total of $50 billion from fossil fuel investments.

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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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