Lucky Ant: crowdfunding platform has helped local businesses raise $500k - Technical.ly Philly

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Jul. 1, 2013 10:30 am

Lucky Ant: crowdfunding platform has helped local businesses raise $500k

Twelve of those businesses have been in the Philly area, including the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym and student-run social justice blogging site CauseHub.

Community members hope to bring Rucker Park to Point Breeze's Ralph Brooks Park. The project is being crowdfunded on Lucky Ant.

Local businesses have raised $500,000 through Lucky Ant, a hyperlocal crowdfunding platform founded by a pair of Penn grads in 2011. Twelve of those businesses have been in the Philly area, including the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym and student-run social justice blogging site CauseHub.

The company, headquartered in New York City, launched its latest Philly project this month: a campaign to bring basketball court Rucker Park to Point Breeze’s Ralph Brooks Park. The campaign has already raised $241,720 of its $275,000 goal.

Contribute to it here.

Lucky Ant was founded by Jonathan Moyal and Nate Echeverria.

Read more on Newsworks.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes became Technical.ly's editorial product lead after reporting on the Philadelphia tech scene for four years. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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