Monday, September 10, 2012

Crowdfunding News

Crowdfunding News 9/10/12
Eight Crowdfunding Sites For Social Entrepreneurs
Forbes
Kickstarter.com: Kickstarter is the 800 pound gorilla in crowdfunding, originally designed and built for creative arts, many technology entrepreneurs now use the site, some reporting to have raised millions of dollars. The Kickstarter funding model is ...
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Crowdfunding Stifled at Home, Expands Overseas
Business 2 Community
Crowdfunding Stifled at Home, Expands Overseas. Crowdfunding, which pools small donations from large amounts of investors, continues to make large, sweeping global inroads. From a donation site supporting the arts to a value-for-value trade to a ...
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Why Choose One? Connectify Blends VC and Crowdfunding in Kickstarter ...
All Things Digital
Networking start-up Connectify finished a successful Kickstarter campaign last week, having raised just more than double its goal of $50,000, the majority of which came in the form of pre-orders for its new product. The company's tantalizing premise is ...
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Queremos! – Crowdfunding For Live Concerts
hypebot.com
While not specifically tailored for the music industry, each year Disrupt highlights particular minds and products that add to the music space, and one being featured today provides a new twist to crowdfunding for musicians. Brazil-based Queremos takes ...
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Beware of crowdfunding's downside
Bizjournals.com (blog)
Nick Petri of the firm that has invested in ExactTarget and Mashery likes crowdfunding—in theory. But, in a couple of blog posts over the past week, he lays out causes for concern as the Securities and Exchange Commission develops rules to allow ...
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Off the Rails: Why Crowdfunding Is a Train Wreck in the Making
Business 2 Community
They're also largely misunderstood. Most people recognize that crowdfunding can be dangerous to poorly informed investors, but among the people I've spoken to, most believe the new law will unambiguously benefit startups. Yes, many startups may be able ...
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Kickstarter propels local entrepreneurs
Boston.com
So he turned to Kickstarter.com, the online resource for raising money from the general public — or "crowdfunding" — for all sorts of creative projects, from independent films to iPhone accessories to oddball art projects. Schlesinger posted the ...
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US site Homicide Watch DC exceeds $40k crowdfunding target
Journalism.co.uk
US crime reporting site Homicide Watch DC has exceeded its target of crowdfunding $40,000 on Kickstarter which will be used to help run a "student reporting lab" as a way of ensuring the continuation of the site for the next year. Founder Laura Amico ...
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Journalism.co.uk
Crowdfunding Platforms: Watsi Allows Donors To Pay For Medical Treatments ...
Huffington Post Canada
Got an urge to give? Crowdfunding could be the answer. For those who like to give through crowdfunding — the concept of multiple donors connecting to individuals online for a cause — one organization has added the option of paying for surgeries to ...
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The Small Business Challenge(TM) Attracts Diverse Companies Competing For ...
Daily Markets
The Small Business Challenge(TM), a competition sponsored by crowdfunding platform EarlyShares.com in conjunction with lonelybrand and CometAds, launched September 1st and will reward the top three companies that show the most promise.
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