Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding - financial lending is a changing

Richard Armstrong | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Tech
Richard Armstrong

Rewards based crowdfunding offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to have their idea validated by the crowd, obviously if there isn't much support shown the likelihood is you have a dud idea and you can move on to your next one, sparing any blushes.

This Couple Are Crowdfunding For A Baby, Here's Why You Should Support Them

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Parents

A couple who are 'desperate' to have a baby have launched a crowdfunding appeal as they aren't eligible for surrogacy on the NHS. Lauren and Ben Ma...

Total Strangers Have Raised $20,000 For Matt Diaz's Skin Removal Surgery

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Matt Diaz, who captured the hearts of people across the globe with his weight loss story, has already received enough money to get the skin removal su...

'My Four Babies Came Into The World And Then My Wife Died'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A father, who has been left to care for his newborn quadruplets after his wife died during childbirth, has received nearly $285,000 from kind donators...

Would You Buy A 'Fart In A Jar'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Comedy

The Reddit thread s****ykickstarters is, as you might expect, full of the weirdest, wackiest and sometimes downright stupidest pleas for Kickstarter f...

The Crowdfunding Power of Flash Gordon

Lisa Downs | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lisa Downs

Over 20 years later and I have learnt that Flash Gordon has had an impact on just about everyone who has seen it. It's not a film that people find "okay". It's a film that "blew your mind". If it didn't, you simply hadn't seen it.

Huge Donations Set To Transform Life Of Man Who Walks 21 Miles To Work

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

On Tuesday, we reported the story of James Robertson, a man who was forced to walk 21 miles to work every day after his car broke down a decade ago. ...

Teen Raises Thousands For Man Who Walks 21 Miles To Work

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 19-year-old has helped raise almost $130,000 (£86,500) to help a man who walks 21 miles to work every day on two hours sleep a night. Evan Leedy...

This Photo Raised Over One Million Dollars To Send Kids To Uni

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind 'Humans of New York', has helped to raise over $1,000,000 for underprivileged children after a picture went v...

A Crowdfunder Is Trying To Make $10m To Overthrow Kim Jong-Un

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Tech

A "covert" organisation is trying to crowdfund $10,000,000 (£6,616,000) to overthrow Kim Jong-Un's regime in North Korea. Freedom Now, a multi-nat...

Lonely Man Is Trying To Crowdfund To Pay For His Dates

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Lonely Tom Packer from Norwich is asking strangers on the internet to fund his search for a girlfriend. "There's a popular theory, which states th...

Michael Rundle

Is 'CES Vs Crowdfunding' Actually A Phoney War?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Tech

Tech Editor Michael Rundle meets IndieGoGo CEO Slava Rubin at CES 2015, and finds out what giant tech shows - and trust - mean in an age of crowdfundi...

This Blind Woman Wows YouTube With Her Cooking Skills

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Does cooking anything without the help of the microwave feel like too much effort after a long day at the office? Try chopping onions when you can...

Africa Rising - Creating Global Investment Opportunities, Not Band Aids for Christmas

Ijeoma E. Okoli | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Ijeoma E. Okoli

Like all the other Band Aid projects, the popularity of Band Aid 30 will be ephemeral. However, investment opportunities now available through crowdfunding platforms have the potential to forever change market access for retail investors by offering more investment choices and opening up avenues that enable such investors to contribute to sustainable growth in markets that badly need it.

Hipster Periscopes: The Latest Tech Trend For Idiots

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Tech

Have you ever wanted to see the world from the perspective of a child? Have you ever wanted to wander around town looking like a cardboard emu with...

The Inventor Of Operation Needs Money For An Operation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Tech

The inventor of the classic and much-loved children's game, Operation, has found himself in a dire financial crisis where he can't afford an operation...

Does a Dedicated ISA Make Peer to Business Lending More Appealing?

Sean O'Meara | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Tech
Sean O'Meara

This would effectively create a hybrid kind of ISA, one which blends the benefits of both cash and shares. But for someone considering peer-to-peer lending to amplify a modest savings portfolio, is the extra potential return worth the exposure?

How Can Fans Invest In Bands?

Paul Piggott | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Piggott

Imagine a world where a young fan of a new band has the choice between buying a t-shirt, or a download, or a vinyl... or a share in a new band that could generate a return on investment and possibly a significant one...

Who's Leading the Crowd? The British

Nicola Horlick | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK
Nicola Horlick

We Brits have a rapidly developing alternative finance sector, and specifically crowdfunding. This sector, in an era when banks on both sides of the Atlantic are failing borrowers and savers alike, is as necessary as it is cutting-edge and cool.

Crowdfunding: A Lifeline to Small Businesses or an Expensive Way to Gamble?

Sir Michael Snyder | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech
Sir Michael Snyder

Why do funders choose to invest in this way? Because they like the product or idea that is pitched to them and want to support a business they believe in? Perhaps too because they think money can be made out of it. But potential equity investors should remember that funding of this type is essentially a lottery.

Crowd-Fund Me to Hawaii!

Naomi Kerbel | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Tech
Naomi Kerbel

The couple had set up a page and received 21 donations totalling $1,200 to pay for their flights. Whoop whoop for Jen and Jeff. And what about the backers? What did they get? Perhaps a warm fuzzy feeling that they'd helped a young couple get a spot on a sun lounger. Otherwise nothing.

Meet The Students Turning To Crowdfunding To Pay For Their Degrees

The Huffington Post UK | Ben Jackson | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and Hubbub are well known for showcasing those seeking money to pay for creative projects and business ventures...

Crowdfunding Proving Popular in the Middle East

Luke McManus | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Luke McManus

Crowdfunding has been met with skepticism from banks and local government. "They see it as a threat," claims Absi, "they fear it because it could be a way of laundering money or funding terrorism; it's not a comfortable zone for them."

301+ Interviews: Geek Crash Course

Mat Greenfield | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

The geek shall inherit the Earth, but for now we just dominate popular entertainment. In a world where properties in traditionally "geek" genres have become the heart of billion-dollar franchises, spanning multiple interconnecting mediums and calling back to decades-old source material, it can be hard for new fans to catch up...

The Truth About Foreign Aid

Holly Alsop | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Holly Alsop

The aid and development sectors work hard to promote and maintain an air of importance and legitimacy, but there are some hard truths that we need to face if the industry is to grow and address the huge challenges we, as a global community, continue to come up against - climate change and the increased frequency of natural disasters, unhindered economic growth causing environmental and social deterioration and the rise of political fundamentalism, just to name a few.