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CrowdfundingNews 9/24/12


Crowdfunding News 9/24/12
$1.3m crowd-funding offers to change a light bulb
The Australian Financial Review
In one week more than 8000 backers pledged just over $1.3 million on crowd-funding website Kickstarter to pre-order smartphone-controllable light bulbs. But despite having 51 days to go on their crowd-funding campaign, the Lifx Labs team behind the ...
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Startups look to SCOR investors through state-level crowdfunding
Denver Post
Crowdfunding, the buzzword for the past year in tech and investment circles, is expected to explode in 2013 when federal rules are adopted to allow companies to freely sell securities online. But even before then, two Colorado startups have partnered ...
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Why crowdfunding can be a terrible investment
SmartPlanet.com (blog)
... will raise $2.8 billion. But as more people get in on this trend both on the project creation side and on the investing side, more problems are cropping up, demonstrating the pitfalls of crowdfunding both as a way to seek investment and as a way to ...
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UmeNow: CEO Pivots Company to Focus on Creatives, Unemployed College ...
Crowdsourcing.org
Summary It may come as a surprise that UmeNow is pivoting to support creatives, inviting into its ranks a demographic some would characterize as adept at oversharing. This unexpected pivot, by a company built on encrypted communication, was initiated ...
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Old farm turns to Internet crowd-funding for revival
Morning Sentinel
Rolls of hay dot a field that leads up to a well-weathered barn and an equipment shed with a sagging roof. When Justin Cobb was Lorenzo's age, the farm hummed with activity: dairy cows being milked twice a day, crops growing in the fields and produce ...
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Morning Sentinel
Policing Amanda Palmer: How crowdfunding has changed expectations for artists
A.V. Club
In April 2012, Musician-artist Amanda Palmer launched a Kickstarter asking fans for $100,000 to manufacture and promote her new album, Theatre Is Evil. Close to 25,000 backers kicked in, pledging nearly $1.2 million and making her the first musician to ...
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A.V. Club
Sportfunder – New Online Way To Raise Sport Project Funds
Crowdsourcing.org
Crowdfunding · Cloud Labor · Crowd Creativity · Distributed Knowledge · Open Innovation · Tools. Content. Article · Blog · Document · Video · Site Question. Category. All; Cloud Labor; Crowd Creativity; Crowdfunding; Distributed Knowledge; Open ...
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Crowdfunding begins for London indie game café
MCV
Crowdfunding begins for London indie game café. Loading has launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance a new London branch. The Cornwall-based indie gaming café started its campaign on IndieGoGo last week. The appeal has already raised more ...
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MCV
Meet The ReadyCase: The Frankenstein Of iPhone Cases, Plus Extra Stabby Bits
TechCrunch
One new one debuting on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo today called the ReadyCase packs more features than I think any I've ever seen, all into a low-profile design that actually only adds 3mm of thickness, and will ship in both iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 ...
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TechCrunch
How Indiegogo Turns Tragic Stories Like Lydia Tillman's Into Interactive ...
Fast Company
A standout crowdfunding campaign offers donors a chance to participate in justice for the victim of a violent, near-fatal attack. Karen the bullied bus monitor has nothing on Lydia Tillman's survival story (warning: graphic image below). And all she ...
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Fast Company


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