CircleUp Launches ‘Circles,’ Diversified Funds for Consumer Goods Companies

Jay Owen Crowdfunding

crowdsourcing.orgWednesday, May 7

CircleUp Launches Diversified Funds for Consumer Product Companies — CircleUp, an equity crowdfunding platform for consumer goods companies, announced last week the launch of diversified investment funds, which it calls ‘Circles.’ Circles come in two varieties: investor led and thematic. Both allow accredited investors to invest money in a fund, rather than a specific company.


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The rename to Applause comes with the introduction of a 360 degree app quality dashboard. This will enable clients to manage a suite of app quality tools and analytics; because its outlook is expanding, the company felt that it needed to change the name, said Applause chief marketing and strategy officer Matt Johnston.

Human Rights Watch Funding a Documentary Video on Kickstarter

Human Rights Watch (HRW), the international ngo that investigates, exposes, and advocates against human rights abuses, wants to create a video about palliative healthcare in Mexico, and it needs the crowd’s help to fund the project.

Mawwell Wants to Help Entrepreneurs in Europe, Mideast, and Africa Fund Ideas

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