Monday, December 17, 2012

Crowdfunding Today

Crowdfunding today 12/17/12
Daniel Ellsberg: Crowd Funding the Right to Know
Huffington Post (blog)
"A cantankerous press, an obstinate press, an ubiquitous press must be suffered by those in authority in order to preserve the even greater values of freedom of expression and the right of the people to know." -- Judge Murray Gurfein, Pentagon Papers ...
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Crowdfunding could revolutionise lending, says Andrew Haldane
Telegraph.co.uk
Andrew Haldane said that he believed the rise of peer-to-peer lenders such as Zopa and Funding Circle - which match up companies needing money with investors - and crowdfunding, where small amounts are raised from a number of funders, will challenge ...
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Telegraph.co.uk
Crowdfunding's Not About You
Daily Crowdsource
I peruse a lot of crowdfunding campaigns in the course of a single day. Some of them catch my attention immediately. Not only that, but they hold onto it and occasionally make me reach into my pocket, pull out my debit card, and tap in the 16 digits it ...
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Daily Crowdsource
Crowdfunding Year in Review: Top Grossing Projects of 2012
Crowdsourcing.org
In case you hadn't heard, 2012 was the year that crowdfunding exploded onto the scene. Sure, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Rockethub and others were around before this year, but the last 12 months saw the very concept permeate much deeper into the collective ...
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Crowdsourcing.org
Crowd-funding meant to help small start-ups
Florida Today
Some of them are trying hard to get the attention of investors through the Space Coast Energy Consortium's "Space Coast Challenge," a venture with the New York-based crowd-funding company RocketHub Inc. Last month, the consortium selected 10 area ...
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Five Things to Learn from Kids When Crowdfunding
Crowdsourcing.org
Editor's Note: The following article comes to us from Andrea Lo, founder and CEO of Piggybackr. Andrea shares five reasons for us to emulate our kids when running a crowdfunding campaign. The piece originally appeared on Good.is, and we are reposting ...
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Thought Bubble #6: Is Crowd-Funding Good For Comics?
ComicsAlliance
The comics medium attempts to answer a lot of big questions: Who would win in a fight between the Hulk and Superman? "What lurks behind the beehive?" What's up with the Joker's face? In that spirit, ComicsAlliance's Matt Wilson is asking comics ...
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Crowd Funding: 'Lord of the Flies' for startup investors - Washington Business ...
Bizjournals.com (blog)
During the crazy startup bubble times of the late-1990s, money was flowing into venture capital funds faster and at higher volumes than water flowing into Hurricane Sandy-ravaged subway stations in lower Manhattan. Professional venture capitalists ...
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Health Tech Hatch Serves as User Testing Platform and Crowdfunding ...
mHIMSS
Health Tech Hatch (Hatch), a crowdfunding and development resource for entrepreneurs creating innovative health and wellness products and companies, today announced it will operate as the user testing platform for the healthfinder.gov Mobile App ...
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5 Things Needed To PRE-Prepare ForA Crowd Funding Campaign
hypebot.com
Crowdfunding Are you looking to create a crowd funding campaign? There are many things that go into preparing the campaign that you should consider. On Music Think Tank, Ariel Hyatt explains certain things that should be prepared before launching a ...
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