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FixMeStick

Canadian startup FixMeStick raising $50K on Kickstarter for antivirus USB stick

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.

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Learning Shelter

Learning Shelter raising $60K to teach hardware skills to the homeless in San Francisco

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.

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StartNext

European film producers turning to crowdfunding, face different obstacles

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.

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CrowdFranchise.com

CrowdFranchise.com offers new twist on crowdfunding

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.

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iCPooch

Washington's iCPooch crowdfunds remote treat dispenser and pet facetime device

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.

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Tango PC

California tech firm Tango crowdfunds smartphone-sized portable PC

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.

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Jerry Brown

Donors give California Governor Jerry Brown $17M for gubernatorial race

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.

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Columbia University

Columbia University raises $6.1 B in fundraising, sets Ivy League record

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.

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Julep

Seattle beauty product startup Julep launches $75K crowdfunding campaign for bendable nail polishing tool

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.

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StrongVolt

San Diego entrepreneur nabs $50K on Kickstarter for solar charger

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.

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Kickstarter

New research showcases benefits of crowdfunding for entrepreneurs

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.

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HiddenRadio

San Francisco's HiddenRadio takes crowdfunding path for second model of Bluetooth speaker

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.

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AngelBerry

AngelBerry turns to crowdfunding to expand yogurt business beyond Bristol

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.

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Jamaica Bobsled Team

Jamaican bobsled team turns to crowdfunding to get to Winter Olympics

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.

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ARK

US startup BEZALEL raising funds through crowdfunding for ARK portable wireless charger

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.

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