The top 30 influential leaders in the crowdfunding industry

January 22, 2014 2:06 PM Eric Blattberg   Israeli equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd worked with marketing firm Evolve Inc. to handpick a list of 800 influential members of the crowdfunding community.   The multibillion dollar crowdfunding industry wouldn’t be where it is today without the people on this list.   They are entrepreneurs, investors, regulators,[…]


Miami, Florida | 15 January, 2014– Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) today launched a report that illuminates market signals emanating from crowdfunding. The reports uncovers how companies that use crowdfunding as a means to raise capital are creating jobs, building stronger businesses and attracting follow on capital.   According to Sherwood Neiss (@woodien), principal at Crowdfund[…]

Google buying Nest Labs for $3.2 billion

By Daniel Primack. January 13, 2014   FORTUNE — Google (GOOG) has agreed to acquire Nest Labs, the trendy maker of smart home appliances like thermostats and smoke detectors, for $3.2 billion in cash.   The deal comes just weeks after reports that Nest was raising around $150 million in new venture capital funding to[…]

Noom health and fitness app raises $4.1 million

Noom Inc , New York, operator of health and fitness apps Noom Weight Loss Coach, CardioTrainer, and Calorific, has sold $4.1 million toward a $7.1 million equity round.   The company received $2.6 million in pre-Series A funding in December 2012 from investors including Harbor Pacific Capital, m8 Capital and Qualcomm Ventures , according to a press release. Kleiner[…]