Fundraising

Kickstarter is going global. First stop: UK

The next breakout Kickstarter project may emerge outside the U.S. for the first time now that the popular crowd-funding site is preparing to expand overseas. The start-up announced on Twitter that people in the UK will be able to launch projects starting this fall.

NationBuilder raises $6.25M to help campaigns take flight

NationBuilder, a startup that’s created an online community organizing platform that can be used by anyone to build a campaign around a cause, announced today that it has raised $6.25 million led by Andreessen Horowitz and a bunch of Facebook Mafia members.

The Year in Kickstarter: $100 million in pledges in 2011

Kickstarter had a huge year in 2011, taking its crowd-funding model to new heights. The New York start-up, which is helping a growing number of artists, creators, performers and accessory makers get over the funding hump, just released some year end statistics and they are impressive.

myGengo lands $5.25M for online translation that really works

myGengo, a startup that provides customized language translation services, has taken raised $5.25 million in new funding. myGengo is unique because it’s priced competitively — less than half the average price of professional translation — but its translations are made completely by humans, with no machine translation.

Foursquare checks in to $50M in fresh funding

Foursquare has raised $50 million in a new funding round led by venture capital firm Andreessen-Horowitz, bringing Foursquare’s total venture capital investment to just over $70 million. The new backing will certainly come in handy as Foursquare works to keep its own edge in a growing space.

Kickstarter Crowd-funding Hits $1M A Week

In a little less than two years, Kickstarter has helped thousands of artists and creative types raise millions of dollars for projects, validating a new form of crowd-based fundraising that’s opening the eyes of not only artists, but also technology leaders.

2010 Will See Some Venture Firms Fold

More venture firms will try to raise funds in 2010 after a dismal 2009, but some won’t be able to, and will have to begin the long process of shutting down. Entrepreneurs seeking funds should know when a prospective investor has to raise more money.

Mint.com: Why Design Matters, Too

Editor’s Note: This morning I read of Mint.com’s new $12.1 million funding round, lead by Benchmark Capital. Mint hawks online money management…

My Funding Toolkit

Editor’s Note: Serial founder Aruni Gunasegaram has written for Found|READ about the virtues of ignoring “the experts” (like Michael Porter) and the…