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India’s Leading Crowdfunding Platform Has Announced the Launch of a New Initiative Called the ‘Doctors for Good’ Program

20 Jul

ImpactGuru.com’s volunteer doctors impact thousands of lives with their practice by examining patients and conducting clinical evaluations

By Robert HoskinsCrowdfunding PR

Mumbai, IndiaImpactGuru.com, India’s leading crowdfunding platform has announced the launch of a new initiative called the, ‘Doctors For Good’ program on National Doctors’ Day. As a part of this program, Impact Guru will honor the role of doctors in our community, whose daily efforts save the lives of millions of people struggling with illnesses, diseases and injuries.

ImpactGuru.com, India's leading crowdfunding platform has announced the launch of a new initiative called the, ‘Doctors for Good' Program

ImpactGuru.com, India’s leading crowdfunding platform has announced the launch of a new initiative called the, ‘Doctors for Good’ Program

The initiative coined by ImpactGuru.com will educate doctors regarding the benefits of crowdfunding for patients who require funds to treat serious illnesses, diseases or injuries like cancer, organ failure, etc. Surgeries coupled with post-surgical care and treatments, have resulted in many families incurring costs of over tens of lakhs of rupees. Patients and their families have traditionally resorted to taking loans or borrowed the funds required at high interest rates from private lenders or family. With the introduction of crowdfunding platforms, many families have been able to successfully raise sufficient funds for such medical treatments.

With this initiative, ImpactGuru.com invites doctors, hospitals, and clinicians as they conduct training sessions in the form of webinars or workshops. These workshops will educate them about how crowdfunding can help patients access and afford quality and reliable medical services from trusted practitioners. The ‘Doctors For Good’ program, will also help provide quick financial assistance to anyone with a medical cause. This program aims to help thousands of lesser privileged patients, access proper and quality treatment without being burdened by the expenses through the enrolled doctors.

Additionally, the doctors that volunteer for this program will also help verify cases and medical reports, as they impact thousands of lives with their practice by examining patients and cases by conducting clinical evaluations. They will impart medical advice to campaigners raising funds through ImpactGuru.com, while sharing their expert opinions on various medical topics via the platform’s website and other communication channels.

Speaking about the program, Piyush Jain, Co-Founder and chief executive officer of ImpactGuru.com said, “Over the past six months we have seen a surge in medical fundraisers. In the last two months itself, we were able to raise around 75 lakhs for many patients on our platform. Most campaigners are not aware of their potential to raise funds to help treat their family members and friends. They approach us with low expectations and are left overwhelmed by the massive response they receive. Through this initiative, we want to multiply the impact by involving more doctors to help us reach more patients and save more lives. We understand running a fundraiser while taking care of an ill family member is not easy, which is why we have a fully equipped team that provides 24×7 support to each campaigner, and we wish to render these services for those in need.”

Dr. Sasmita Panda – Medical officer Shri HN Reliance Hospital said, “I’ve had many patients come to me looking for advice on how to arrange for funds to get the treatment done immediately. In most cases, the surgery has to take place immediately, but is delayed only because of lack of funds. There are times when the patient’s life is lost while waiting for funds. I’ve recommended crowdfunding to many, who have managed to raise 50% to 100% of funds in a week and gotten the required treatment. I think in the time of a rising number of cancer cases, crowdfunding can be a life-saver. It is a great alternative to the hassle faced, after approaching insurance companies or banks.”

Impact Guru offers a complete crowdfunding solution that combines social or donation crowdfunding, rewards crowdfunding for medical or personal causes, nonprofits, and social enterprises for all their fundraising needs – be it small or large. The company was incubated at Harvard Innovation Lab’s Venture Initiation Program in USA in 2014. Impact Guru has offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and San Francisco.

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Singapore Equity Real Estate Crowdfunding Deal Funds Malaysian Mixed Residential Property in Just 28 Seconds

23 Aug

CrowdTwo.com is a property website in Singapore that allows users to buy, sell and rent Singapore properties or invest in global properties starting from a $100

By Robert Hoskins

Singapore – CrowdTwo.com, a Singapore equity crowdfunding site, announced that they have fully crowdfunded a second property in record time. The Malaysian mixed residential property was fully funded in just 28 seconds. This is another major milestone for the Singapore properties website in which users can CrowdInvest in global properties.

Singapore Equity Crowdfunding Site CrowdTwo Funds Malaysian Mixed Residential Property in 28 Seconds

Singapore Equity Real Estate Crowdfunding Site “CrowdTwo” Funds Malaysian Mixed Residential Property in 28 Seconds

The Singapore property portal differentiates themselves from other crowdfunding sites by allowing investors to sell their shares, full or partial, at any time, reducing the risk of holding on to the property for years without seeing any returns.

Of the company’s recent success, CrowdTwo CEO Eric Teng said, “This is a major milestone for the company and demonstrates the strong support from our users. Our strength in big data and crowd leverage has provided our company an edge when it comes to sourcing excellent global property deals.”

To celebrate this milestone, CrowdTwo is opening access to their proprietary Singapore properties valuation engine CrowdReport to all users. This allows users to check the median price of any property in Singapore so that they too can source for excellent property deals.

CrowdTwo.com is a property listings website in Singapore that allows users to buy, sell and rent Singapore properties or invest in global properties starting from a hundred dollars. They are the first Singapore social property startup that users can CrowdInvest in.

Looking for more real estate crowdfunding investment opportunities? Check the Top 25 Real Estate Equity Crowdfunding Sites.

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United Overseas Bank Partners with OurCrowd to Offer Equity Crowdfunding Support for Startups Participating in UOB’s Singapore FinLab Accelerator Program and other Cities throughout Asia

17 Aug

With a full Capital Market Services (CMS) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) OurCrowd is now able to market its equity crowdfunding platform in Singapore and other Asian cities

 By Robert Hoskins

Singapore/Jerusalem – United Overseas Bank (UOB) is deepening its commitment to helping startups grow into sustainable businesses by training its commercial bankers to provide clients with the most up-to-date information on alternative funding channels beyond traditional financing. More than 100 of its bankers have been trained so far.

United Overseas Bank Partners with @OurCrowd to Support Asian Startups and Small to Medium Enterprises Utilizing Equity Crowdfunding for Seed Investment Capital

United Overseas Bank Partners with @OurCrowd to Support Asian Startups and Small to Medium Enterprises Utilizing Equity Crowdfunding for Seed Investment Capital

The training is timely as the Bank’s strategic equity crowdfunding partner, OurCrowd, a leading global equity crowdfunding platform, was awarded a full Capital Market Services (CMS) license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) at the end of July. With the license, OurCrowd is now able to market its equity crowdfunding platform in Singapore. In March this year, UOB announced it had made a US$10 million investment in OurCrowd, which invests in startups with differentiated and highly scalable technology products and services.

“We are proud of the rapid growth of our unique brand of equity crowdfunding and teaming up with UOB to advance the cutting edge of FinTech and the startup ecosystem in the region,” said Jon Medved, OurCrowd’s CEO. “As we work together, innovative Asian companies with differentiated and highly scalable technology products and services will be able to get access to another source of funding from a global investor network to jumpstart their international expansion and business development.”

UOB’s partnership with OurCrowd reinforced the Bank’s commitment in supporting Asian SMEs and startups with end-to-end financing needs. The range of support includes UOB’s accelerator program, The FinLab, to venture debt financing through to investment banking.

Ms. Janet Young, Head of Group Channels and Digitalization, UOB, said, “We understand the ambitions of startups and emerging enterprises and want to help them grow into sustainable businesses. In the last six months, we have trained more than 100 commercial bankers to identify and to understand the type of financing for which startups can qualify. Through our initiatives, we are well-equipped to support the startup ecosystem and help them realize their full potential.”

In addition, accredited investors among UOB’s clients will now have an opportunity to broaden their investments into OurCrowd’s portfolio companies and tap into a quality deal flow across the globe.

Mr. Denes Ban, OurCrowd Partner and Managing Director, Asia, said, “Our latest approval and licence in Singapore is further validation of OurCrowd’s global footprint and it’s exciting to see immediate and impactful results, thanks to our partners at UOB and the Sassoon Investment Corporation (SIC). Singapore-based investors will now have access to our portfolio of world-class startups and tap their growth potential.”

Launched in 2013, OurCrowd has raised more than US$250 million for investment in almost 100 companies, and has already had eight companies in their portfolio either acquired by a multinational or listed publicly. Unlike traditional equity crowdfunding platforms, OurCrowd invests its own capital alongside the crowd investors in each deal as testament to their confidence in the deal. By offering investors the same terms (valuation, liquidation reference and protection) as venture capital funds, it offers accredited investors access to unrivaled investment opportunities. OurCrowd also provides post-investment support to its portfolio companies, assigning industry experts as mentors.

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Amaker3D Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Dual-ARM OpenSource 3D Printer

14 Apr

Amaker3D aims to raise the 3D printing capability and to create a new intuitive 3D printing experience for everyone from beginners to professionals

By Robert Hoskins

Singapore – Amaker3D has announced that they will be launching pre-orders for their new 3D printer, Amaker 3D printer on Kickstarter, one of the world’s leading platforms for creative and innovative projects.

Amaker3D aims to raise the 3D printing capability and to create a new intuitive 3D printing experience

Amaker3D aims to raise the 3D printing capability and to create a new intuitive 3D printing experience

“We’re thrilled and honored to be on Kickstarter. There are strict requirements to fulfill for technology projects in all aspects of design, functionality, operations and manufacturing plans etc. We’ve adhered to the vetting and criteria selection process,” says Shufen Yeo, Amaker3D’s co-founder. “We’ve designed Amaker from the ground up and we’re excited to present the new features this 3D printer offers.”

Amaker3D aims to raise the 3D printing capability and to create a new intuitive 3D printing experience for everyone from beginners to professionals. The printer is designed with next generation electronics using ARM processors and touchscreen LCD. The sleek printer design is built with aluminum structure and integrated threaded lead screw stepper motors for precise motion control and high efficiency. Timing belts or couplings are no longer needed. This design ensures printing accuracy of a CNC on a 3D printer.

“Designed with users’ experience in mind, we’ve added a full color touch screen LCD to allow easy control of the entire printer,” says Yeo. “Various printer actions have been coded into selectable utilities for easy activation via LCD. AMAKER 3D printer empowers users to print in multi colors. Users can easily switch colors anytime during printing to create unique effects.”

“We look forward to using exciting new filament materials on Amaker 3D printer,” says Siew Hong Goh, Amaker3D’s co-founder. “To ensure good 3D printer performance, our beta printer prototype has been subjected to three months of vigorous stress testing. Hot end has been tested to function at a high temperature up to 315°C. These testing results helped confirm that we have a robust 3D printing solution. We want to introduce a 3D printer that not only prints well, but well built to last long printing hours and with the ability to explore new materials.”

Amaker3D has decided to open source this new design as the founders strongly believe that an open source environment stimulate creativity. Amaker3D founders are inspired by the open source community and would like to contribute to the community.

Amaker3D is offering the Amaker printer bundled with filament spools in the Kickstarter campaign. All printers are functionally checked with actual 3d printing, therefore it is meant to function out of the box with minimum set up.

Amaker3D has also released two videos. The first video shows the internal mechanisms of the Amaker 3D printer in action. The video demonstrates the printing of a vase with user friendly touchscreen LCD interface. It also shows that the printed part can be easily removed from the platform.

The second video shows the ability of Amaker™ to print multiple colors in the same object. It does not require re-creation of the 3D model nor any code editing to achieve this build. Users can easily switch colors anytime.

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