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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 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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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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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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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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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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Indian bus ticketing startup Ticketgoose secures INR24 Series B capital via crowdfunding

Chennai, India-based online bus ticketing startup Ticketgoose secured INR24 crore in its Series B round via American crowdfunding platform Indventure to build its brand and marketing campaign.

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US-based equity crowdfunding service CircleUp pockets $14M in second funding round

San Francisco, California-based equity crowdfunding service CircleUp pocketed $14 million in its second funding round from Canaan Partners, Google Ventures, and other investors to bridge investors and companies.

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Tom Hanks

Texas startup Junction Investments lets wealthy individuals invest on Hollywood movies online

Texas, US-based crowdfunding company Junction Investments will begin operating on Wednesday to allow wealthy individuals to invest online in fully-funded Hollywood movies, starting with Tom Hanks' "A Hologram for the King."

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iHear Medical

California's iHear launches crowdfunding campaign for personalized hearing aids

San Leandro, US-based hearing product developer iHear Medical launched a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo to make personalized hearing aids available for 350 people worldwide with hearing impairment.

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Realty Mogul

Realty Mogul says members have invested $14.6M in properties worth more than $100M

Realty Mogul, a crowdfunding startup focused on the real estate market, said its members invested $14.6 million of equity in properties worth more than $100 million, TechCrunch reported.

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UK startup HereO creates GPS watch to monitor kids

London, UK-based wearable tech startup HereO created a GPS watch with a kid-friendly and durable design that can help parents monitor their kids' location through the company's website or mobile app.

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PayPal makes changes to rules related to crowdfunding

In an effort to iron out the differences they have with the crowdfunding community, payments platform PayPal has implemented changes on their crowdfunding policies, VentureBeat reported.

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India-based RHL Vision Technologies crowdfunds $200K for wearable device Fin

RHL Vision Technologies, an India-based startup, was able to raise $200,000 through the crowdfunding site Indiegogo with 1,600 people pre-ordering their wearable device called Fin, The Times of India reported.

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