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VentureBeat

Vava starts Kickstarter campaign for modern dashboard camera

Nieman Lab

After 5 years, San Antonio's Rivard Report finds that being a nonprofit is better than being a "no-profit"

City life Crowdfunding
Technical.ly

Kickstarter hit Fret Zepplin uses LEDs to help you play guitar DC

$316,000 Angel
e27

This Taiwanese talent crowdfunding platform just raised funding to accelerate expansion

Tech City News , EU-Startups

Cambridge-based Crowdsurfer closes ÂŁ1m Angel round led by Mustard Seed

Funding Crowdfunding
TechCrunch

Kaggle hosting $1M competition to improve lung cancer detection with machine learning 

Observer Innovation

Harvard, MIT Get $27M to Research Artificial Intelligence From Humanities Perspective

Technical.ly

Check out the coolest projects Kickstarter funded in 2016 Brooklyn

€300,000 Seed fund
Labs Of Latvia

Latvian startup Anatomy Next raises EUR 300,000 worth of investments

Funding Crowdfunding
avc

Kickstarter Year In Review

Business Insider

Why the Lily drone that was cancelled, despite raising $34 million on Kickstarter, was so highly anticipated

Mashable

How many people supported Kickstarter projects in 2016?

Ars Technica

Thank you for donating over $38,000 in Ars’ annual charity drive

Wired UK

LinkedIn and eBay founders contribute $20m to ethical AI fund

Acquisition
TechCrunch , Xconomy

GoFundMe acquires CrowdRise to expand to fundraising for charities

Crowdfunding Strategy
GeekWire

Zillow gives $5M to new University of Washington computer science building, construction could start this week

$3,000,000 Crowdfunding
The Bridge

Japanese crowdfunding site Campfire secures $3M to launch social lending service

@JeffElder via VentureBeat

Wikimedia Foundation nabs $3 million grant to improve accessibility of free Commons’ content

Crowdfunding Communities
CleanTechnica

Beyond Sharing Report – Part 3: Exceptional Community-Owned Renewable Energy Projects

TechCrunch

Indiegogo to launch campaigns combining perks and equity investment this year

TechCrunch

ZTE’s first crowdsourced device hits Kickstarter under the name Hawkeye

ZDNet , GSMArena.com , Mashable

ZTE's crowdsourced smartphone, Hawkeye, now available for pre-order on Kickstarter

Mobile devices
VentureBeat

Little Bug seeks funding on Fig to bring a cute platformer to life

Ars Technica

Final reminder: Donate and you may win swag in our annual Charity Drive sweepstakes

StartupJuncture

Dutch crowdfunding valuations 2016 – Did the crowd start to punish companies with too high valuations?

Robotics Funding Earnings Crowdfunding
Technical.ly

Roddy Schrock is done with Facebook, damnit Brooklyn

ReadWrite

San Antonio lines up $8 million in 2017 smart city projects

City life Technology Crowdfunding
Tech in Asia

Are your projects derailing? You should be troubleshooting – ahead of time.

People Crowdfunding
VentureBeat

Watsi now lets you donate unwanted gift cards to fund patient healthcare needs

Wired

Where to Donate to Protect the Internet in 2017

ZDNet

Is this the age of the smart wallet, or are they more trouble than they're worth?

$3,700,000 Undisclosed
TechMoran

Off-grid crowdfunding site Trine is raising $3.7m to connect investors to profitable solar energy projects in Africa

EU-Startups

Startup Wise Guys is Europe’s first accelerator to sucessfully raise funding via equity crowdfunding

Funding Crowdfunding
Geektime.com

How Helsinki's Eve V crowdsourced computer got Apple shaking in their little space boots

Portable Crowdfunding
BetaKit

Pebble reportedly falling behind on Kickstarter refunds following Fitbit acquisition

TechCrunch

HandUp just expanded its gift card program for homeless people in SF

City life Crowdfunding
PhoneArena

Best Buy deal: Buy an unlocked Moto Z, get a Moto Z Play for 50% off

Mobile devices
Practical Ecommerce

10 Exceptional Social Media Campaigns in 2016

TechMoran

REACH; A Group Savings App has Officially Launched in Nigeria

CNET

PooPerch protects your precious phone from toilet trauma

Materials Crowdfunding
TechCrunch

Kickstarter is open sourcing the code for its Android and iOS apps

TechMoran

Savings app Reach crosses 1K users, raises undisclosed funding & launches to help you save money

Business Insider

19 crazy facts about Bill Gates' $124 million mansion

Nieman Lab

Philanthropists galvanize around news

Bloomberg

Bill Gates Pushes Green Energy on Call With Trump, While Building $1 Billion Fund

Re/code , Bloomberg , Business Insider

Bill Gates insists we can make energy breakthroughs, even under President Trump

CleanTechnica

Apple Partners With Goldwind In Four Chinese Wind Projects

Tech City News

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announces $1bn global clean tech investment fund

Finextra

Spot FX blockchain clearing firm FXCH raising €8.5 m including Seedrs crowdfunding

Funding