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Ottawa musician Jill Zmud includes husband Alan Neal, CBC Radio host, as part of crowdfunding incentive- report

Jill Zmud, a musician from Ottawa, has launched a crowdfunding campaign for her new album on indiegogo and her perks to get donors to give their donations include her husband, CBC Radio host Alan Neal, the Ottawa Citizen reported.

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American crowdfunding firm Crowdtilt launches Bitcoin-supported open source crowdfunding solution

San Francisco, California-based crowdfunding firm Crowdtilt launched an open source crowdfunding solution called Crowdtilt n that supports Bitcoin and allows anyone to start a campaign on their own websites.

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Jim Rudnick launches Hamilton, Ontario-focused crowdfunding site

KKT Interactive owner and co-founder Jim Rudnick has introduced a crowdfunding site which intends to help entrepreneurs in Hamilton, Ontario, The Hamilton Spectator reported.

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Laforge Optical

Boston's Laforge Optical launches crowdfunding campaign for fashionable smart glasses

Boston, US-based smart eyewear startup Laforge Optical launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $80,000 for the testing and app development for its fashionable smart glasses called Icis.

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Fin Bluetooth Ring

US Bluetooth controller ring Fin hits $100K crowdfunding target

Palo Alto, US-based Bluetooth controller ring maker Fin hit its $100,000 funding target on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, and now wants to stretch its goal to $150,000 to give visually impaired people a discounted price for the product.

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Exogen Biotechnology

Berkeley-based biotech startup Exogen turns to crowdfunding

Berkeley, US-based biotech startup Exogen Biotechnology turned to crowdfunding to raise money for its DNA damage measuring technology amid shortage of venture capitalists investing in biotech firms.

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France allows startups to raise $1.4M in crowdfunding, syndicate campaigns

France has become friendlier with young firms as it substantially raises the limits of Kickstarter-like crowdfunding and equity crowdfunding campaigns of French startups to $1.4 million respectively each year, TechCrunch reported.

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UK-based Fuel3D secures $2.6M in early stage funding after raising $300K in Kickstarter

Fuel3D, the UK-based company that raised $300,000 on Kickstarter for its high resolution 3D scanner, has secured $2.6 million for its early stage funding round, TechCrunch reported.

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The Dash

German crowdfunding project The Dash builds wireless smart earphones with fitness sensors

Munich, Germany-based firm Bragi launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to build wireless smart earphones called The Dash, which has sensors that can track fitness activity and vital signs.

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Crowdfunding site Kickstarter bags Best Overall Startup at 2013 Crunchies

Kickstarter, a crowdfunding site, won the "Best Overall Startup" at the 2013 Crunchies, besting other tough contenders in the category which included Uber, CloudFlare, Snapchat and Twitter, TechCrunch reported.

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bRight Switch

bRight Switch launches Indiegogo campaign to upgrade US homes' light switches to smart screens

Oregon, US-based startup bRight Switch launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $115,500 for a prototype of a wall-fixed smart tablet that will replace the ordinary home light switch.

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Bitcoin Kinetics

Startup Bitcoin Kinetics offers 10 billion shares of Bitcoin-denominated stock

Ten billion shares of common stock were offered by bitcoin firm Bitcoin Kinetics on the website Cryptostocks, Quartz reported. The startup intends to make hardware that enables vending machines to accept payment in Bitcoin.

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Crowdfunding's effect concerns charities- report

As crowdfunding continues to grow in popularity, its effect towards giving to more established and bigger charities have become a cause for concern among nonprofits, The New York Times reported.

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San Francisco's uses crowdfunding to to push scientific research

San Francisco, US-based scientific research crowdfunding platform (formerly Microryza) opened its site to include independent scientists in the scientific communities that the firm supports.

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Former Citigroup CTO raises $1M for hardware startup Avegant on Kickstarter

Yobie Bejamin, the former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Citigroup, raised $1 million on via crowdfunding platform Kickstarter for hardware startup Avegant's new kind of headset called Glyph.

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