Crowdfunding/Donation

The Pentagon’s Mega Blimp

Unable to pay salaries, Afghanistan asks donors for more money

Afghanistan does not have enough money to pay salaries this month and has asked aid donors for a bailout before the end of the year, the treasury chief told Reuters on Thursday.

Read Full Article
Sotheby's

Massive white truffle to be sold at New York auction

An Italian white truffle, reportedly the largest in the world, will be sold at an in-house and online auction in New York on Saturday where bidding is expected to start at $50,000 and could go much higher, Sotheby's said on Thursday.

Read Full Article
Jerry Perenchio

From Monet to Picasso, L.A. museum gets major gift from mogul

In a town famously built on self-promotion, Hollywood mogul Jerry Perenchio preferred to stay out of the spotlight, which he says "fades your suit."

Read Full Article
Money

Thousands raised to buy car for Pennsylvania sniper's lookalike

Jim Tully's hours-long walks to and from work in the Pocono Mountains, where he has been repeatedly stopped by police in a case of mistaken identity in the manhunt for a Pennsylvania cop killer, may be coming to an end.

Read Full Article
Ebola

China to offer $82 million in fourth round of Ebola aid

China said on Friday it would donate 500 million yuan ($82 million) to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to battle Ebola, its largest round of aid to help contain the spread of the deadly virus.

Read Full Article
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.

Read Full Article
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.

Read Full Article
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.

Read Full Article
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.

Read Full Article
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.

Read Full Article
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.

Read Full Article
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.

Read Full Article
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.

Read Full Article
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.

Read Full Article
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.

Read Full Article
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Subscribe to VCpost newsletter

Sign up for our Deals of the Day newsletter.
We will not spam you!

Real Time Analytics