CROWDFUNDxOC: Top Startups in Southern California Wanted

CROWDFUNDx just launched in Orange County with the investors at K5 Ventures. If you’re a tech startup located in Southern California, enter online to win up to $200K upon graduating from K5 Accelerator plus investment follow-on from top OC investors, and the network of over 46,000 on Crowdfunder.

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TradeYa Closes $100K Within Days on Crowdfunder

Crowdfunder SuccessBelow is the fundraising experience of Jared Krause, CEO of TradeYa, and how he found and closed top tier investors in a very short period of time.

TradeYa is a social platform for bartering online. We’re making our official launch announcement tomorrow. Last week, we added about 10,000 new users to the platform with over 20% starting a trade on their first visit. Our team is now 10 people, mostly developers.

We’ve used a variety of crowdfunding platforms over the past year. Angel List, Gust, Seed Invest, to name a few. We ended up partnering with Crowdfunder in the end because they offered the most robust support, had the easiest platform to use, and gave us the most effective promotion, hands down. Frankly, from an efficiency of money raised perspective, there’s no competition.

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CROWDFUNDxWomen: Women-led Startups & Investment Crowdfunding

Crowdfunder, Singularity University & Springboard Enterprises would like to extend you a special invitation to attend the CROWDFUNDxWomen Live Pitch Event.

After a 30 day online contest, 10 top women-led Startups were selected to present to an exclusive judges panel made up of leading investors and entrepreneurs, as well as the larger communities surrounding Singularity University and Crowdfunder.

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TripScope, A Travel App Startup, Wins CROWDFUNDxLA

Last week Crowdfunder and Social Media Week LA hosted the Live Pitch Event Finale for CROWDFUNDxLA, which happened as part of SMWLA’s week-long program of trending talks, events and networking. The event started off with two Investor Panels and ended with the live pitch presentations where early stage investors from Launchpad LA, Siemer Ventures, Rustic Canyon, General Catalyst and others selected the winner for CROWDFUNDxLA.  Continue reading…

Wanted: The 10 Top Startups in LA

Investors and the crowd are looking to identify the Top 10 Startups in Los Angeles. If you are one of them, you won’t want to miss this…

Crowdfunder has partnered with Social Media Week LA and Silicon Beach LA to launch CROWDFUNDxLA — the second acceleration process for the local LA startup ecosystem, that engages investors and the crowd in identifying the Top Startups in Los Angeles. Continue reading…

CROWDFUNDxMexicoCity – Meet The Winners

If raising capital is not an easy task in the U.S., where thousands of startups get funded every year, in Mexico the path to getting funded is often a true endurance test for any entrepreneur. (See some interesting stats about the current investment landscape in Mexico here.)

That’s why we’re thrilled about CROWDFUNDxMexicoCity — our first international CROWDFUNDx Contest + Pitch Event that is accelerating investment for top startups in Mexico. The contest was launched in partnership with Crowdfunder México (our subsidiary), Jóvenes COPARMEX, and Emproyecto México. It also received the support of Endeavor, 500 Startups, NAFIN and the Entrepreneur’s Institute.

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CROWDFUNDxNYC Wraps Up New York Startup Community

Last week was the culmination of CROWDFUNDxNYC, Crowdfunder’s 4th initiative that localizes investment crowdfunding by bringing investors and the crowd together online to identify and fund the top companies in the local area.

The New York startup and social enterprise community came together for a high-impact day of education, collaboration and live pitches to the crowd from top companies from Crowdfunder’s online contest. Continue reading…

CROWDFUNDx: Your Local Community Accelerator

What is CROWDFUNDx?

CROWDFUNDx is a powerful online + offline accelerator for local entrepreneurial ecosystems. Through a proven process, CROWDFUNDx opens up access to capital for local startups and small businesses through a free and open online-to-offline community engagement model, powered by Crowdfunder’s global social network.

Outside Silicon Valley… raising capital and connecting to a network of engaged investors is hard. CROWDFUNDx creates an online rallying point for local communities where entrepreneurs get validated by the crowd, and existing and new investors get plugged into the local ecosystem and discover and fund businesses.

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Text Me Tix wins Crowdstart-Vegas startup contest and possible $500K investment from Vegas Tech Fund’s Tony Hsieh and partners

Press Release
September 18, 2012

Las Vegas, NV – Text Me Tix, a text message “fire-sale” platform that brings last-minute ticket discounts to subscriber’s pockets and helps sports, arts and entertainment venues sell excess inventory, just landed a coveted front-row seat worth as much as $500,000 after winning CROWDSTART Las Vegas, a startup contest in historic downtown Las Vegas. Hosted by business crowdfunding platform crowdfunder in partnership with Vegas Tech Fund and support by Switch The InNEVation Center, Crowdstart-Vegas drew over 200 entries from across the western U.S. in an eight-week competition that began with Vegas Startup Weekend.
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