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FundedByMe
FUNDEDBYME is a crowdfunding portal based in Stockholm, Sweden
Sweden
. The company is active in Scandinavia
Scandinavia
with offices in Singapore and Malaysia. FundedByMe's native language is English, but users can list their project in any supported language. The company was founded in March 2011 by Arno Smit and Daniel Daboczy. In September 2012, the company launched FundedByMe
FundedByMe
Equity, an equity crowdfunding portal in addition to its donation crowdfunding portal. CONTENTS * 1 Summary * 2 Funding model * 3 Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding
process * 4 Partners * 5 See also * 6 References SUMMARY FundedByMe
FundedByMe
provide equity crowdfunding for entrepreneurs and p2b (peer-to-business) crowd-lending. They began the equity crowdfunding in October 2012 and started with equity crowdfunding in Finland in January 2013
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Kickstarter
KICKSTARTER is an American public-benefit corporation based in Brooklyn
Brooklyn
, New York , that maintains a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity. The company's stated mission is to "help bring creative projects to life". Kickstarter
Kickstarter
has reportedly received more than $1.9 billion in pledges from 9.4 million backers to fund 257,000 creative projects, such as films, music, stage shows, comics, journalism, video games, technology and food-related projects. People who back Kickstarter
Kickstarter
projects are offered tangible rewards and/or experiences in exchange for their pledges. This model traces its roots to subscription model of arts patronage, where artists would go directly to their audiences to fund their work
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Crowdfunding
CROWDFUNDING is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people. Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding
is a form of crowdsourcing and of alternative finance . In 2015, it was estimated that worldwide over US$34 billion was raised this way. Although the concept can also be executed through mail-order subscriptions, benefit events, and other methods, it is now often performed via Internet
Internet
-mediated registries. This modern crowdfunding model is generally based on three types of actors: the project initiator who proposes the idea and/or project to be funded, individuals or groups who support the idea, and a moderating organization (the "platform") that brings the parties together to launch the idea
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Stockholm, Sweden
STOCKHOLM (/ˈstɒkhoʊm, -hoʊlm/ ; Swedish pronunciation: or ( listen )) is the capital of Sweden
Sweden
and the most populous city in the Nordic countries
Nordic countries
; 942,370 people live in the municipality , approximately 1.5 million in the urban area , and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area . The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren
Mälaren
flows into the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
. Just outside the city and along the coast is the island chain of the Stockholm archipelago
Stockholm archipelago
. The area has been settled since the Stone Age
Stone Age
, in the 6th millennium BC
6th millennium BC
, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl
Birger Jarl
. It is also the capital of Stockholm County
Stockholm County

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Scandinavia
SCANDINAVIA /ˌskændɪˈneɪviə/ is a historical and cultural region in Northern Europe characterized by a common ethnocultural North Germanic heritage and mutually intelligible North Germanic languages . In English usage, Scandinavia
Scandinavia
sometimes refers to the area known as the Scandinavian Peninsula . The term Scandinavia
Scandinavia
always includes the three kingdoms of Denmark
Denmark
, Norway
Norway
, and Sweden
Sweden
. The remote Norwegian islands of Svalbard
Svalbard
and Jan Mayen are usually not seen as a part of Scandinavia, nor is Greenland , an overseas territory of Denmark
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Finance
FINANCE is a field that deals with the study of investments . It includes the dynamics of assets and liabilities over time under conditions of different degrees of uncertainty and risk. Finance
Finance
can also be defined as the science of money management. Finance
Finance
aims to price assets based on their risk level and their expected rate of return . Finance
Finance
can be broken into three different sub-categories: public finance , corporate finance and personal finance
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Stockholm
STOCKHOLM (/ˈstɒkhoʊm, -hoʊlm/ ; Swedish pronunciation: or ( listen )) is the capital of Sweden
Sweden
and the most populous city in the Nordic countries
Nordic countries
; 932,917 people live in the municipality , approximately 1.5 million in the urban area , and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area . The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea . Just outside the city and along the coast is the island chain of the Stockholm archipelago . The area has been settled since the Stone Age
Stone Age
, in the 6th millennium BC , and was founded as a city in 1252 by a Swedish statesman Birger Jarl
Birger Jarl
. It is also the capital of Stockholm County . Stockholm
Stockholm
is the cultural, media, political, and economic centre of Sweden
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Sweden
Coordinates : 63°N 16°E / 63°N 16°E / 63; 16 Kingdom of Sweden Konungariket Sverige Flag Greater coat of arms MOTTO: (royal) "För Sverige – i tiden" "For Sweden – With the Times" ANTHEM: _ Du gamla, Du fria _ _Thou ancient, thou free_ ROYAL ANTHEM : _ Kungssången _ _Song of the King_ Location of Sweden (dark green) – in
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Fundable
FUNDABLE is a fee-based crowdfunding platform that offers both rewards-based and equity-based campaigns for small businesses. Fundable has funded businesses from various industries including health & beauty, fitness, technology, and food -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;"> * ^ One of five first Fundable campaigns meets crowdfunding goal; later startups surged - Columbus - Business First * ^ Wil Schroter CrunchBase Profile * ^ Eric Corl « Pledges * ^ Fundable Introduces
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Fig (company)
FIG is a crowdfunding platform for video games launched in August 2015. Unlike traditional crowdfunding approaches like Kickstarter , where individuals can back a project to receive rewards, Fig uses a mixed model that include individual backing and the opportunity for uncredited investors to invest as to obtain a shares of future revenues for successful projects. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Approach * 3 Games funded * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYFig was founded in August 2015 by Justin Bailey (formerly, COO of Double Fine Productions ), Bob Ippolito, and Freeman White
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FundRazr
FUNDRAZR is a Canadian crowdfunding site and Facebook app first released in 2009. It allows users to begin crowdfunding campaigns by creating pages and/or embed fundraising apps on their Facebook pages to raise money for causes such as medical care, memorials, and animal rescue causes. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Business model * 3 Awards * 4 Notable projects * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY FundRazr
FundRazr
was founded in 2008 by Daryl Hatton . The head office is located in Vancouver, British Columbia , Canada. The platform was initially a Facebook app that allowed users to crowdfund money over Facebook. It has since developed into a full online fundraising tool set
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Experiment (website)
EXPERIMENT, formerly called MICRORYZA, is a US website for crowdfunding science-based research projects. Researchers can post their research projects to solicit pledges. Experiment works on the all-or-nothing funding model. The backers are only charged if the research projects reach their funding target during a set time frame. In February 2014, the site changed its name from Microryza to Experiment.com. It was founded in 2012 by Denny Luan and Cindy Wu, former University of Washington researchers. The former name Microryza is inspired by Mycorrhizae
Mycorrhizae
and symbiotic fungi that lives in the roots of plants. Unlike the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter , backers of Experiment projects do not get tangible rewards for backing. Researchers share the scientific process directly with the backers and become a part of the project
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Fundly
FUNDLY is a crowdfunding site for online fundraising of all sizes. Fundly makes it easy for non-profits, charities, politics, clubs, schools, teams, churches, and many other causes to quickly raise money online from friends, family, colleagues, donors, and other supporters via email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and social media networks. It is also an app for social networks like Facebook
Facebook
and LinkedIn
LinkedIn
. It uses WePay to process donations. Donors are charged when they make a donation. It is “the world’s largest and most widely-adopted social fundraising platform.” They have raised more than $305 million and enabled more than 42,000 campaigns led by individuals, volunteer groups and nonprofit organizations of all sizes, as of June 2013. Its CEO is Dennis Hu
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EdAid
EDAID is a peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding platform for higher education that allows students to crowdfund their student loans for university from the community at zero interest. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Process * 3 Fees * 4 EdAid
EdAid
Foundation * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORY EdAid
EdAid
was founded by Tom Woolf (CEO), the former Mission Chief of JustGiving Middle East
Middle East
and Africa
Africa
and Accenture
Accenture
Financial Services Strategy alumni. He is also a former professional athlete and remains involved in sports as the current Head Coach for Nike Middle East. EdAid
EdAid
received regulatory approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA; formerly the FSA) in February 2016 and was launched in March 2016
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Earlyshares
EARLYSHARES is an online platform for real estate fundraising and investing. It was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Milestones * 3 Awards and Recognitions * 4 References HISTORYEarlyShares was founded in 2011 by Stephen Temes, Maurice Lopes, Heather Schwarz, and Renee Caputi. EarlyShares launched in April 2012 as a platform for rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns. After the SEC implemented rules for general solicitation in September 2013, EarlyShares began hosting equity investment offerings for accredited investors. In 2014, EarlyShares began focusing solely on real estate crowdfunding investments. Joanna Schwartz joined EarlyShares as CEO in May 2013. MILESTONESIn 2012, EarlyShares produced “a nationwide road tour, offering free workshops about exactly what crowdfunding is, how to do it and the ramifications of it”
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GlobalGiving
GLOBALGIVING is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the United States that provides a global crowdfunding platform for grassroots charitable projects. Since 2002, more than 695,000 donors on GlobalGiving
GlobalGiving
have raised more than $288 million to support more than 18,000 projects in 170 countries. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Structure * 3 Disaster Relief * 4 Reviews * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYBefore founding GlobalGiving, Mari Kuraishi and Dennis Whittle were heads of strategy and innovation at the World
World
Bank . While in that post, they created the first-ever Innovation Marketplace for Bank staff in 1998, an internal competition in which Bank employees pitched their own ideas for fighting poverty worldwide. The winners received grants to make their ideas happen
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