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Reddit isn’t just a social sharing and commentary site anymore. Now, with the release of Redditmade, it’s a crowd-sourced funding site as well. Interestingly, Redditmade works as a sort of mashup of Reddit and traditional …

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Fan Funding on YouTube just got easier
Tuesday, 2 Sep, 2014 – 10:31 | No Comment

YouTube has finally launched a long-awaited program to allow channel watchers and video fans to donate directly to the video’s content creator or owner. It works by simply popping up a sort of ad in …

Will Groupon Go Public or Not?
Friday, 9 Sep, 2011 – 8:55 | One Comment

Given the current state of fluctuation in the stock market, it should come as no surprise to learn that Groupon has put the brakes on its planned decision to go public.

Kabbage – Funding E-Commerce Businesses
Monday, 23 Aug, 2010 – 8:45 | No Comment

Serial entrepreneur Robert Frohwein, who founded MediaWheel and LAVA Group, has started a new online venture called Kabbage. With $2 million in angel money and an upcoming investment round expecting to bring in $5-$10 …

Kachingle – Crowdfunding Sites You Love
Wednesday, 7 Apr, 2010 – 8:22 | One Comment
Kachingle – Crowdfunding Sites You Love

Tip jars, “Donate” buttons, and similar funding options for the struggling free content provider are nothing new.  They rarely work, however.  Once in a while, something comes along that actually works.  Kachingle is one that …

Apple Buys Lala
Friday, 11 Dec, 2009 – 5:06 | 2 Comments
Apple Buys Lala

Last year, about this time, some bloggers posted the question: “could the cloud replace iTunes?”  What they wanted to know, really, was what it would take to play streaming music on Apple’s popular platforms like …

Limbo Is No Longer In Limbo – It’s In Brightkite
Wednesday, 8 Apr, 2009 – 10:15 | No Comment
Limbo Is No Longer In Limbo – It’s In Brightkite

Brightkite, a location based social network service, which has been gaining a decent amount of momentum recently, has merged with Limbo.  Limbo is a Silicon Valley startup that enables its users to enter games, and …

Start Me Up Down Under
Thursday, 19 Mar, 2009 – 7:35 | 6 Comments
Start Me Up Down Under

Looking for a website that distributes virtual boomerangs? Or maybe an online print shop whipping up snappy Paul Hogan T-shirts with quips like, “Co-ed Naked Crocodile Hunting?”
Australia is launching a national small biz incubator of …

SpotMixer Gets $9 Million 2nd Round & Google Tie-In
Thursday, 22 Jan, 2009 – 8:24 | No Comment
SpotMixer Gets $9 Million 2nd Round & Google Tie-In

Owned by One True Media, SpotMixer is a DIY video advertisement producer aimed towards small and home-based businesses who want a professional-looking video ad without the money or loss of control these traditionally require.
The service …

Koofers.com .common Knowledge
Monday, 22 Dec, 2008 – 8:46 | One Comment
Koofers.com .common Knowledge

At the very least, this site has a great tagline. For those who don’t know, a “koofer” is a piece of historical data that can be used to help someone in class, exams, or …

Chegg Gets $25 Million For Used Books
Wednesday, 17 Dec, 2008 – 10:04 | 7 Comments
Chegg Gets $25 Million For Used Books

Many of you might have not heard about Chegg.com before.  Chegg, located in Santa Clara, California is a startup that enables its users to rent textbooks for the semester instead of having to buy them.  …

Multiply Gets $5 Million and a Television Partnership
Tuesday, 9 Dec, 2008 – 13:40 | 4 Comments
Multiply Gets $5 Million and a Television Partnership

Multiply.com, the world’s fifth largest social networking site and home of the “family-friendly networking” has partnered with ABS-CBN, Lifetime’s “The Balancing Act,” and received $5 million in funding from ABS-CBN. These partnerships promise several …

Angie’s Just Got Another $7 Million Dollar Listing
Wednesday, 3 Dec, 2008 – 12:09 | One Comment
Angie’s Just Got Another $7 Million Dollar Listing

Angie has another round of funding to add to their list.  Angieslist a privately held company out of Indianapolis, just raised $7 million, which comes on top of the $18 million they raised in venture …