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Eight Crowdfunding Sites For Social Entrepreneurs

If money is the only thing stopping you from doing something good in the world, stop waiting and start doing some good! Nothing better symbolizes entrepreneurship than fundraising.  Social entrepreneurs are no different.


DealBook: Pinterest Raises $100 Million


Pinterest, which allows users to share photographs, recipes and other media on custom "pinboards," raised $100 million in a funding round led by the Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten.


How Double Fine Raised $3.3 million on Kickstarter and Changed Game Financing Forever

When game company Double Fine first went to Kickstarter, they were aiming high. They hoped to raise $400,000 to fund an upcoming adventure game. When their campaign concluded last night, they had raised 3.3 million, a Kickstarter record. Financing for indie games might never be the same again.


Audiophilic startup SoundCloud raises a reported $50M

SoundCloud, a startup focusing on audio-sharing in social media, has announced a new (and reportedly sizable) round of funding. The round, which was led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, may have been as large as $50 million, TechCrunch’s Mike Butcher reports. A SoundCloud rep confirmed all the details except the amount in an email exchange with VentureBeat this afternoon.


Twitter Announces Funding

Twitter said it received a "significant" round of funding led by Russian venture firm Digital Sky Technologies.


LivingSocial Raises $400 Million For Expansion

LivingSocial Raises $400 Million For Expansion

LivingSocial has raised $400 million to help fuel its expansion and keep up with rival coupon website Groupon.


Foursquare Raises New Funds

Foursquare, a location-based social networking startup, raised $20 million from a group of venture capitalists to help fuel its expansion.


Top 10 Sources Of Funding For Start-ups

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President seeks $1B for schools

President seeks $1B for schools

Obama announces new funding for his signature initiative for improving public education.


Bling Nation Raises $20 Million For Cell Phone Payment System

What recession? Startup Bling Nation just raised $20 million in Series B funding from Balderton Capital for a new cell phone payment system. This brings the startup's total funding to $33 million since its launch in 2007.

Bling Nation's ambitions are to establish a revolutionary and comprehensive payments system for physical goods.


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