Montreal, Canada-based tech startup FixMeStick launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kicstarter to raise $50,000 to get its virus-fighting USB stick into major retailers in the US.
Learning Shelter, a program founded by a former homeless man who now has his own laser-cutting business, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $60,000 to teach hardware skills to homeless people in San Francisco and help them find jobs.
Some European filmmakers that have turned to crowdfunding, which is still in its early stage in Europe, are facing a different set of challenges, Variety reported.
If you've always wanted to own a franchise of Forever Yogurt but can't afford to, CrowdFranchise.com allows prospective investors to become an owner for as low as $1,000.
Spokane, Washington-based startup iCPooch launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $20,000 for the production of a device that allows dog owners to send treats or conduct facetime with their dogs when they are away from home.
California, US-based tech firm Tango launched a crowdfunding project on Indiegogo for its new portable computer, which is just the size of a smartphone and the capacity of a full quad-core Windows PC.
While incumbent California Governor Jerry Brown has not expressed his plans to run again, donors like Exxon Mobile, Facebook Inc and Microsoft Corp have contributed to his campaign chest, Bloomberg reported.
In an email addressed to the university community, Columbia University said it has hit a fundraising milestone recently when it managed to raise over $6.1 billion in funding, the second biggest by a US university to date.
Seattle, US-based beauty product startup Julep launched a crowdfunding campaign on its website to raise $75,000 for a new bendable nail polishing tool to test the demand for the said product.
San Diego, US-based entrepreneur Ian Sells nabbed $50,000 on a Kickstarter campaign to fund the first batch of StrongVolt, a solar charger he created for smart devices.
New research from Capital Crowdfund Advisors showed that entrepreneurs who crowdfunded did very well, getting an increase in sales, among others, Forbes Contributor Cheryl Conner reported.
San Francisco, California-based firm HiddenRadio launched another crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to add new features to HiddenRadio 2, its second model of impressively-designed $119 Bluetooth speaker.
Bristol, UK-based frozen yogurt seller AngelBerry turned to crowdfunding to raise at least £150,000 via Crowdcube to fund its plan to expand to 100 stores worldwide by 2016.
The Jamaican bobsled team, which last competed in the Winter Olympics in 2002, is using crowdfunding to raise funds that will allow them to compete in this year's Winter Olympics, ABC News reported.
Los Angeles, US-based startup BEZALEL launched a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter to raise $35,000 for the development a portable wireless charger for smart devices called ARK.