Lending Club Records a $1B Quarter

Lending Club?s Billion-Dollar Quarter [Infographic] — Lending Club, one of the leading peer-to-peer lending platforms around, announced last week that it recorded its first billion-dollar quarter. The company has now facilitated over $5 billion dollars in loans since it was founded back in 2007. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS OurCrowd Hits $60M in …

RocketHub and FreshDirect Turn to the Crowd to Find the Next Big Food Thing

RocketHub and FreshDirect Partner Up to Find the ‘Next Big Food Thing’ — What’s in a (brand) name? A lot, RocketHub is betting. The crowdfunding platform has previously partnered with the likes of A&E and Dodge, and are currently running a food experiment with FreshDirect. We speak with ceo and co-founder …

THE CROWD CAFE: Mapping the Crowdinvesting Ecosystem

Don’t hesitate to get in touch! [email protected] Mapping the Crowdinvesting Ecosystem Dec 16, 2013 12:00 pm | Jonathan Sandlund |View Original Post|   A colorful ecosystem is evolving around the investment crowdfunding industry. Companies are developing products and services to alleviate nearly every conceivable pain point of the system’s stakeholders, including …

Solar Portfolio Update and Market Update – 10-25-2013

Solar Portfolio Update and Market Update – 10-25-2013 Solar Portfolio’s Update I initiated our second 2013 solar portfolio (2013 Solar Portfolio 2) at the market opening on 26 June, subsequent to the introduction of President Obama’s new energy policy, which I thought was a positive step, although, far from what …

To Expand Offshore Power, Japan Builds Floating Windmills

To Expand Offshore Power, Japan Builds Floating Windmills Yoshikazu Tsuno/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images An offshore wind turbine off the coast of Fukushima. By HIROKO TABUCHI Published: October 24, 2013 OFF THE COAST OF FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Twelve miles out to sea from the severely damaged and leaking nuclear reactors at …

Is the European Commission on Track to Develop EU Crowdfunding Rules?

  Wednesday, October 9 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS   European Commission Soliciting Comments on Crowdfunding — We look into the latest move by the European Commission, a legislative body, to solicit comments on crowdfunding, and why the move is not necessarily a big deal, just yet. …

Mass Solution Nyc 2013: LEGO to Keynote Massolution NYC 2013 Conference

LEGO to Keynote Massolution NYC 2013 Conference — We’re very excited to announce that Troels Lange Andersen of LEGO will be the keynote speaker at the Massolution NYC 2013: Crowd-Powered Business conference! Andersen will speak about how crowd-powered business is rewriting the rules for the new enterprise. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS How Crowdfunding …

CrowdSourcing.org: The Costs and Benefits of Open Innovation

Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Open Innovation — What are the costs and benefits of open innovation? We spoke to industry experts to find out what the less obvious costs and benefits are, and how to maximize the potential of an open innovation campaign. …

Glowing plants: a cool idea, or terrible one?

We at Ethical Markets  think this is an appallingly  ignorant , stupid idea . We hope Kickstarter  removes this from their site !, Hazel Henderson, Editor “What if we used trees to light our streets instead of electric street lamps?” starts the Glowing Plant Kickstarter campaign video. The pitch, launched April 23, …