Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Crowdfunding News 10/30/12


Crowdfunding News 10/30/12
 
Could a "fund of crowdfunds" help investors take the plunge?
VentureBeat
What are the legitimate risks involved with crowdfunding as defined by Title III of the JOBS Act? For one, this type of crowdfunding in the US marketplace is a complete unknown. We can learn lessons from other countries that have implemented some form ...
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VentureBeat
From Open Source to Crowdfunding
ComputerworldUK (blog)
Crowdfunding can be defined as a collective effort of many individuals who network and pool their resources to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations. This is usually done via or with the help of the Internet. Individual projects ...
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Crowdfunding For The Rest Of Us
Co.Exist
Of course, she can't--the platform explicitly forbids "fund my life projects" in favor of creative ones--but there's room for her on When You Wish, a crowdfunding platform that connects those with an ask with cash, for pretty much any reason. "If you ...
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Co.Exist
Why So Little Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Crowdfunding?
The Nonprofit Quarterly
He acknowledges many crowdfunding success stories in an industry that he says will generate $2.8 billion in funding for start-up and small enterprises this year (nearly double what it generated last year) and he argues that crowdfunding has "more ...
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RocketHub's Brian Meece talks to Handshake360 about crowdfunding in higher ...
Crowdsourcing.org (blog)
Description Crowdfunding has quickly become one of the most important tools for an entrepreneur to utilize. The problem is, most don't know what it is or how it works. Brian Meece, CEO/co-founder of RocketHub, tells Handshake360 exactly why it's so ...
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My Ten Point Plan For Social Entrepreneurs to Change the World
Forbes
Use crowdfunding. After you've exhausted your own ability to fund your venture, use crowdfunding to raise the money you need for your projects. With each effort at crowdfunding, you can build an audience of followers and fans who will support each new ...
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Forbes
MechWarrior Online to be "a lot better" thanks to crowdfunding
VG247
"The product will be a lot better for players because of the crowdfunding. It's allowed us to maintain a higher level of ongoing development in the product, than if we were waiting for momentum to build immediately after going live. In the next few ...
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Catapult - Drawing the Line Against Gender Inequality
AllAfrica.com
Catapult is the first and only crowdfunding platform dedicated to fund raising for girls and women. We are the first site dedicated to driving funds to projects and organisations that improve the lives of girls and women around the world. Catapult ...
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Crowdfunders Want More EU Support
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Nick Clayton. Crowdfunding appears to offer a novel and valuable way of raising capital and creating jobs, especially in the wake of the banking crisis which has starved entrepreneurs and small businesses of investment. But providing legislative ...
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Sofar looks to the crowd for more gigs
brand-m.biz
Pop-up gigs outfit Sofar has launched a campaign on crowdfunding site PledgeMusic so that it can put on even more cosy live music performances. Since lighting in 2009, Sofar has played host to laid-back, private concerts in 30 different cities in the ...
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