Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Crowdfunding News 10/23/12


Crowdfunding News 10/23/12
Using Crowdfunding to Start a Company With a Cause
New York Times (blog)
They started out pitching themselves to Kickstarter for a crowdfunding campaign and were turned down. Determined not to give up, the sisters reached out to a niche crowdfunding site, MedStartr, that specializes in projects and start-ups that involve ...
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New York Times (blog)
Bay Area Startups Await Crowdfunding Regulations
NBC Bay Area
Currently, crowdfunding websites are limited to rewards-based models like Kickstarter, where people can donate money in exchange for goods. An individual soliciting donations to support the production of a documentary, for example, might give free ...
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Crowdfunding Startup Gets Its Own Venture Capital
Wired
You might think that VC firms in Silicon Valley had all the leads on the next big thing they needed. You'd be wrong, which explains why new crowdfunding outfit Funders Club just raised $6 million from a gang of expert early-stage investors, including ...
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Pop Acts Go to the Highest-Bidding City
New York Times
Some crowdfunding sites are starting to change this geography, however, letting fans raise money to bring their favorite bands to town and mitigating artists' risk in traveling to new places. On Tuesday Mr. Bird's fans in Latin America can start ...
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Crowd Funding Watch: Political Cartoonist Matt Bors' 'Life Begins At ...
ComicsAlliance
ComicsAlliance: Why did you decided to use a crowd-funding platform over going through a traditional publisher for Life Begins at Incorporation? Matt Bors: Publishers aren't interested in anthologies as much these days, especially political cartoons ...
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Alumni share crowdfunding tips ahead of CEE seminar
Illinois State University Stories
Web-based crowdfunding, on sites such as Kickstarter and indiegogo, has matured from a novel fundraising tool into a vital resource for thousands of businesses and artists. On Kickstarter alone, more than $350 million has been pledged by more than 2.5 ...
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Illinois State University Stories
Crowdfunding IVF: A new way to afford treatment?
BabyCenter (blog)
Up until a few days ago, I never considered that I could play a role in getting another woman pregnant. My parts just don't work that way. Through the powers of Facebook, however, I bumped into Cherie MacLean, a friend of a friend who has turned to ...
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BabyCenter (blog)
Crowdfunding: there may be trouble ahead as Kickstarter launches in the UK
Digital Arts Online
Crowdfunding has been hailed by creatives as an exciting new way to raise capital for self-generated projects, allowing entrepreneurs to crowdsource investment from friends, family and third-party investors. But some industry professionals are warning ...
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Crowdfunding expert joins Good Innovation
UK Fundraising
Crowdfunding pioneer Ryan Bromley has joined innovation consultancy Good Innovation to help other charities develop their digital and social media impact. He joins from Cancer Research UK (CRUK) where he was Online Community Manager. While there ...
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Crowd Funding for Sauerkraut in Ann Arbor
Michigan Radio
Credit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1396675400/40-barrels-in-40-nights?ref=live. Kickstarter Web page for Sauerkraut fundraiser. An Ann Arbor pickling business hopes "crowd funding" will pay for a lot of sauerkraut – 12 thousand pounds to be exact.
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