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$11,900,000 Debt financing
multihousingnews

RealtyShares Closes $12M Loan for Seattle Student Housing

PhoneArena

Deal: Get the unlocked Moto G4 Play for just $100, 32% off its regular price

Mobile devices Costs
BetaKit

Ryerson and McMaster Universities launch joint robotics research project

memeburn

Explaining Feenix: the Standard Bank-backed solution to #FeesMustFall

Business Insider

A $15,000 basic income lottery promised free money for a year — then the checks stopped coming

CNET

Star Trek 3Doodler pens hit Kickstarter

Star Wars Materials Crowdfunding
@joshuatopolsky @film_girl via The Outline

The woman who spends her free time hunting down GoFundMe fraud

TechMoran

Web Foundation names new president & CEO to bolster its mission to open up the web to improve lives globally

Crowdfunding Technology
PE Hub

Crowdmatrix to give small investors access to VC deals

Funding
Product Hunt

Womentum

VentureBeat

Google's Project Fi now lets you split the bill

Crowdfunding Messaging Mobile providers
The Verge

Kickstarter Gold brings back popular old projects with new spins

Quartz

How the rich get richer, even after they’re dead

TechMoran

MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity to Invest Over $1m Into Fintech Startups Working in Rural Africa

Business Insider

11 books on science Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

GeekWire

BuildOne is a $99 3D printer that aims to beat the odds on Kickstarter

3D Printing Industry

A1 Filament launches kickstarter for 3D printer filament

Materials
GeekWire

Can data save the world? We asked ‘Freakonomics’ duo Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt

@ruhanirabin via The Verge

Samsara’s smart suitcase is 5x overfunded on Kickstarter, but not because of its tech

BostInno

Roomba Inventor's New Robot a Hit on Kickstarter | Local Impact of Amazon-Whole Foods Deal

$304,304 Equity crowdfunding
Tech in Asia

Malaysian fintech startup shoots through equity crowdfunding goal in 24 hours

Springwise

Kickstarter project helps smokers kick the habit with VR

BetaKit

CIRA dedicating $1 million towards projects that increase digital literacy

GeekWire

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos turns to Twitter for advice on giving away his fortune

Observer Innovation

Jeff Bezos Crowdsources Philanthropic Plan Via the Troll-O-Sphere (AKA, Twitter)

The Verge , Bloomberg

Jeff Bezos asks Twitter for philanthropy ideas that can help "right now"

@davewiner via Quartz

Almost half of the money raised through GoFundMe campaigns was for healthcare

TechCrunch

Airbnb puts €5M into ‘Community Tourism Program’ fund for local projects in Europe

Ars Technica

Say goodbye to the video store, hello to the non-profit foundation

BetaKit

Dikembe Mutombo joins FlipGive as shareholder and ambassador

Wired UK

Facts have to prevail over fear, says CEO of the Gates Foundation

Crowdfunding Science US elections
Technical.ly

Fintech Café organizer Steven Aller is stepping down Delaware

Quartz

This coding school is set up to fail if its students don’t get jobs

TechMoran

ProjectShamba: An Online Marketplace For Students To Buy And Sell Project And Research Materials

TechCrunch

Facebook’s Safety Check will integrate fundraisers, among other upgrades

TechCrunch , The Verge

Patreon gives creators CRM and Snapchat Stories clone just for fans who pay

Video Costs
VentureBeat

Facebook Safety Checks can now raise relief funds after a disaster

$5,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
TechCrunch

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative pledges $5M to home down payment loans for teachers

Crowdfunding Stock markets City life
Business Insider

Almost half of all money raised through crowdfunding is going toward medical expenses

PE Hub

Digital token project Bancor raises nearly $147 million: Reuters

$147,000,000 Undisclosed funding
VentureBeat

Digital token project Bancor raises $147 million

GeekWire , Observer Innovation

U.S. Holocaust Museum launches Kickstarter to preserve diaries and publish them online

Adweek

Wells Fargo Celebrates Pride Month With 4 Lovely Videos Honoring LGBT Nonprofits

Diversity Crowdfunding
The Verge

These Kickstarter earphones deserve to be funded

avc

Monthly Match Wrap-Up

TechCrunch

GoFundMe, now with $4B in donations from 40M donors, plots Euro expansion

Crowdfunding Apps & Services
Observer Innovation

Owning a Share in Kickstarter Is Like Having the Rights to a Pop Hit From the 80s

Crowdfunding Funding