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CrowdfundingNews 9/28/12


Crowdfunding News 9/28/12
Crowdfunding site Kickstarter toughens its rules
Globe and Mail
Crowdfunding site Kickstarter – where more than 30,000 projects have raised about $312-million, according to its stats – has announced new rules to help keep "creators," or the entrepreneurially minded trying to fund ventures, from over-promising and ...
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Globe and Mail
Florida Crowdfunding Site Provides Fresh-Squeezed Opportunities
Crowdsourcing.org
"Crowdfunding is opening the door for talent that was previously hidden to translate into serious business and profit," declares Robert Dobyns, founder of Conzortia. "This new method of business funding is quickly becoming the catalyst that will shake ...
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JOBS Act Legislation Opens Up Crowdfunding
Entrepreneur
With buzz from fundraising websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, equity crowdfunding is a welcome player. Under the new legislation, the typically small round of capital (in terms of dollar amount and number of participants) that flies under the ...
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Entrepreneur
Adapteva uses crowdfunding to raise money for a $99 supercomputing platform
VentureBeat
Adapteva is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter so that it can create a $99 supercomputer for the masses. The move is a last-ditch funding effort for an ambitious team that at first tried to create a 64-core supercomputing chip for ...
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VentureBeat
Locals turn to crowd funding for needs
San Mateo Daily Journal
Crowd funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo give an online platform for ideas, business plans and propositions for new products. Business-minded people in San Mateo County are turning to the trend more frequently. While statistics on success ...
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San Mateo Daily Journal
Exclusive: Songkick Reveals Music Concert Crowdfunding Plans With The Tale ...
hypebot.com
After posting about Songkick's crowdfunding plans at Crowdfunding For Musicians from a press release that I don't think Songkick expected to see in public, Hogarth contacted me to fill me in on the backstory of Songkick's developing plans. He revealed ...
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Does crowdfunding work?
PC Pro
Crowdfunding is a fascinating idea, and one that's beginning to find its feet, thanks to the rise of dedicated websites such as Kickstarter. Could it really give the banks – with their continued reluctance to lend to small businesses – some serious ...
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PC Pro
[Crowd Leader: Jonathan Moyal] Is Crowdfunding Cultural?
Daily Crowdsource
I don't have an answer to this question. I would love it if some of our international readers can debate this in the comments section. It's an important question for crowdfunding websites when making plans for international expansion, but it's also a ...
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Sports go crowdfunding
Crowdsourcing.org (blog)
Description The Sportfunder website lets individuals and organisations create project profiles online together with funding targets, funding deadlines, plus the ability to upload images and videos to support crowdfunding drives. Project supporters can ...
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inLieu Giving CEO Gives Testimonial of Why the inLieu Team Chose ...
Crowdsourcing.org (blog)
Description inLieu Giving is a socially responsible crowdfunding platform powered by Launcht. The platform enables people to dedicate their birthdays, weddings, or other special occasions to collect donations for causes in need. It is a powerful way to ...
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