Friday, December 28, 2012

Crowdfunding Fraud Alert


One of my friends is running a Crowdfunding campaign and just alerted me to a potential problem. It seems one of his campaign donors just called with a concern. 
The donor's credit card company alerted him that there might be a fraudulent charge related to a crowdfunding campaign donation. 
The crowdfunding campaign donation was followed immediately by a bogus $1.50 charge to a London-based travel agency. The card company worries that this might be a precursor to bigger, larger fraudulent charges and transactions tied to crowdfunding campaign donations.
This is the extent of my knowledge, but I know I'll be checking my Visa account! Any other crowdfunding campaigns or donors have similar issues?  

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Crowdfunding Today


Crowdfunding News 12/27/12
 
OneMedForum Panelist Aftab Jamil of BDO: Crowdfunding in Life Sciences is ...
OneMedPlace (blog)
As part of our look into the impact of the JOBS Act on emerging growth companies, OneMedForum will feature a panel devoted to the subject of crowdfunding in life sciences and new investment strategies following the implementation of this groundbreaking ...
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OneMedPlace (blog)
NYT: Equity Crowdfunding Rules Unlikely Till 2014
TPM
The White House and Congress made much fanfare of passing a bill into law, the JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act), in March 2012, pointing out it would allow for "equity crowdfunding," or the ability for budding entrepreneurs to take to the ...
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2012 Year in Review: Crowdfunding in the Mainstream, Good or Bad News for ...
Core77.com (blog)
It seems like every day the editors at Core77 receive at least a dozen pleas from designers who have elected to get on the hamster wheel of crowdfunding. In fact, it's become so ubiquitous, we've dedicated a whole category to kickstarting designs.
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Core77.com (blog)
Crowdfunding Will Make 2013 The Year Of The Gold Rush
Crowdsourcing.org
While 2012 was an amazing year for crowdfunding, 2013 should outdo it. Here are some of the predictions for the year – and why this new form of capital formation will continue to soar: 1.The Global Crowdfunding will double in annual revenue to $6 ...
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The 5 Most Unique Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2012
Crowdsourcing.org
Earlier this month we took a look at the top 5 highest-grossing crowdfunding campaigns of 2012, highlighting the most successful multi-million dollar projects that raised amounts that would have seemed like pure science fiction at the end of 2011.
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Crowdsourcing.org
Don't Hold Your Breath for Equity-Based Crowdfunding In 2013
Betabeat
As soon as the JOBS Act passed back in April, would-be equity-based crowdfunding platforms were crawling out of the woodwork, ready to be open for business as soon as the S.E.C. handed down the rules governing this wild financial frontier. But it seems ...
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Book signing at Howard University

Author William Michael Cunningham will discuss his new book at the HUB on February 14th from 5-7pm.

About the Book: On April 5, 2012, President Barack Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, better known as the JOBS Act. The act is designed to “reopen American capital markets to small companies,” defined in the act as Emerging Growth Companies. This is one of the most significant legislative initiatives in finance since the Securities and Exchange Acts of 1933 and 1934, and it opens up funding to a slew of companies previously shut out of the capital markets.

How can you get in on the new funding opportunities? That’s what The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups is all about. Investment expert William Michael Cunningham shows how the new law will enable you to use the internet to raise significant amounts of capital funding for your startup.


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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship

The Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship is a new fellowship program established by Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green dedicated to improve the life outcomes of black men and boys in the U.S. It is the first fellowship program of its kind that targets social entrepreneurs who are starting up new and innovative organizations in the field of black male achievement. The application for the 2013 BMA Fellowship will be available online from December 4th 2012-January 7th 2013.

http://www.echoinggreen.org/bma-fellowship#Assessment

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Commentary: The quest for crowdfunding enters a complicated, but critical phase


Since President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act last spring, the most successful crowdfunding campaign — for an e-paper wristwatch called Pebble Watch — raised $10 million. Another campaign — this one for a video game, raised $6.3 million from 90,000 fans online — shows that companies with innovative products and services can raise significant amounts of money online.

In about six months, the beleaguered Securities and Exchange Commission will put forward rules that will govern how companies can raise equity capital using crowdfunding.

It has been slow going. The SEC, staggered by its role in the financial crisis, is extraordinarily cautious now. The agency remains under the influence of the industry it regulates, which is frightened by crowdfunding. Industry officials have built obstacles in the SEC’s path to creating crowdfunding rules.

Critics of crowdfunding say that the risk of fraud is high, but their case is weak given that individual dollar investment amounts allowed under the JOBS Act are so small that it would take hundreds of years for crowdfunding to cost the American people the $17 trillion they lost at the height of the financial crisis.
Further, the risk of fraud can be managed by any number of financial instruments designed to do so. Supporters of the movement, for instance, have developed something called the crowdfunding put option, which would allow investors to sell securities back to the seller if fraud is uncovered.

Participants are also likely to sound the alarm if they spot problems. Supporters already have uncovered a potential flaw in the crowdfunding process that might give rise to significant fraud. Rather than discuss this publicly, we have warned the two largest crowdfunding platforms. We will wait to spell out what that flaw is, since we do not want to encourage frauds and seek to protect this new marketplace.

In other words, we (supporters of the crowdfunding movement) got this.

Here is what I think the SEC must do now: Broaden the base. At its forum on small-business capital formation last month, where crowdfunding rules were discussed, the SEC did not have a single African American on any panel. It is important to get participation and perspectives from many communities.
Currently, securities lawyers, another group affected by crowdfunding, have a stranglehold on the rules process. The SEC needs to, again, get input from multiple stakeholders, not just the legal community. This is a time for flexible, open and market-based crowdfunding rules and standards.

The SEC also must be willing to stand up to financial industry interest groups, which also threatened by crowdfunding and have obstructed action.

The JOBS Act is designed to reopen American capital markets to small companies, in part via crowdfunding. Like open source software, crowdfunding is simply open source financing. The regulations required by the JOBS Act are clear.

So is the task before the SEC. Let’s hope the agency doesn’t take longer and make this more complicated than it needs to be.


William Michael Cunningham is a D.C.-based economist and social investing advisor. He is the author of “The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups.”


Online at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/commentary-the-quest-for-crowdfunding-enters-a-complicated-but-critical-phase/2012/12/23/d15ef280-4939-11e2-ad54-580638ede391_print.html

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Crowdfunding Today


Crowdfunding Today 12/22/12
Crowd-Funding Draws Donations for Sandy Relief
ABC News
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, some who lost their homes or businesses have turned to crowd-funding websites to elicit a faster and more direct response than they could expect from the government or traditional charities. While Congress ...
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ABC News
Light by Moore's Cloud Goes for Homegrown Crowdfunding
Technabob (blog)
About a month ago, a project launched on Kickstarter called the Light by Moore's Cloud. Unfortunately, the project failed to meet its funding goal, despite gathering about 2,000 supporters. With the company's Kickstarter funding plans foiled, it has ...
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Technabob (blog)
6 Women Entrepreneurs To Watch Empowering People Through Crowdfunding ...
Crowdsourcing.org
6 Women Entrepreneurs To Watch Empowering People Through Crowdfunding Platforms: Piggybackr, SoMoLend, Indiegogo GiveForward, Kiva, Catapult. article Crowdfunding. 6 Women Entrepreneurs To Watch Empowering People Through Crowdfunding ...
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Friday, December 21, 2012

Crowdfunding Today


Crowdfunding Today 12/21/12
An Xconomy Experiment in Crowdfunding, Colorado Style
Xconomy
Brad Feld and other partners at Boulder's Foundry Group, along with TechStars' David Cohen, have taken it upon themselves to launch a crowdfunding initiative to bring Xconomy to the Colorado Front Range. You can find more information about their effort ...
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Fans Launch Save Interplay Crowdfunding Campaign
Gamespy.com
Oh, Internet. Just when I think I've seen everything you've got to offer, what with all of your cats, karate masters beating up pimps, and accurate predictions for the end times, you come out of nowhere and surprise me with this: the Save Interplay ...
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JulsList.com officially launches crowd funding platform
Crowdsourcing.org
Summary JulsList.com launches, opening up their crowd funding platform to more prospective projects. Description JulsList.com officially launches its crowd funding platform. With a focus on diversification and inclusion the startup promises to accept a ...
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Can crowdfunding be used effectively to advance HIV vaccine research?
News-Medical.net
"What will the next great leap forward be, and how can we make sure it gets tested ASAP?" Zachary Barnett, founder and executive director of Abzyme Research Foundation/ENDHIV.com, asks about HIV research in the Huffington Post's "Gay Voices" blog.
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Admirable Crowdfunding Effort Seeks to Continue Providing Indies With Free ...
1UP.com
An ongoing crowdfunding campaign that comes to an end tonight seeks to alleviate that pressure from indie developers. New Media Rights is a non-profit program that, among other things, provides legal services to independent game developers free of ...
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Dare to Share: Most Unique Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2012
Crowdsourcing.org
Editor's Note: Over the next few weeks, we'll be looking at some of the most successful, innovative, and unique crowdfunding campaigns of 2012. Last week's category was "Most Funded," and you can check out our recap with the year's top five grossing ...
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Crowdsourcing.org
6 Women Entrepreneurs To Watch Empowering People Through Crowdfunding ...
Forbes
Following the success of Kickstarter, we have seen a diversity of crowdfunding platforms serving unique markets, from funding student projects to independent filmmakers, from raising money for medical bills to micro-financing emerging businesswomen in ...
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Forbes
Making charitable giving more accessible and participatory
Baltimore Sun (blog)
With this audience in mind, the Gateses blogged five ways to give online they believe are innovative and well-run. Topping their list was a crowdfunding site — which their organization seed funded — developed by Catsonville-based Mindgrub Technologies.
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Baltimore Sun (blog)
Canadian Crowdfunding? OSC Releases Consultation Paper On Potential ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
With respect to "crowdfunding" (which is the popular term for funding a project or venture through small amounts of money raised from a large number of people over the internet via an internet portal intermediary), the potential for an exemption is ...
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Crowdfunding Today


Crowdfunding as of Dec 21 2012
Crowdfunding: The Future Of The Film Industry?
Forbes
Johnson's new production company, Crowdfund Films, intends to bring old-school Hollywood to the tech age. A veteran producer with credits that include Contraband, I Love You, Man, Secretariat, Malibu's Most Wanted, and A Walk to Remember, Johnson ...
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Forbes
Crowdfunding an HIV Vaccine: Insane or Genius?
Huffington Post
"With regards to emerging HIV research, all bets are off," Jenna* told me over the phone last week. As the director of a multimillion dollar AIDS charity, she should know. "Five years ago, if you would have said that a man could be cured of HIV through ...
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Diving into Equity Crowdfunding with Jeff Lynn, CEO of Seedrs
Crowdsourcing.org
Editor's Note: The following comes to us from Jonathan Sandlund, a crowdfunding evangelist and founder of the Crowd Cafe and Local Investors. Sandlund recently spoke with Seedrs CEO Jeff Lynn and was kind enough to share the conversation with us.
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Vacation for Karen Klein: Most Unique Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2012
Crowdsourcing.org
If a history book on crowdfunding will ever be published, 2012 will surely be remembered as the year of video games (with a paragraph, perhaps, dedicated to Apple product accessories). But no less important was the emergence crowdfunding for charity, ...
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Crowdsourcing.org
What Are the First Hours of a Crowdfunding Campaign Like?
Crowdsourcing.org
Editor's Note: For some months now Karinna Kittles-Karsten has been giving us a sneak behind the scenes as she prepares for her crowdfunding campaign. Recently, her campaign finally launched. In this, her latest crowdfunding journal entry, she talks ...
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Crowdsourcing.org
University of Utah Embraces "Crowdfunding" to Develop Technologies
PR Newswire (press release)
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Utah wants to be on the cutting edge of the "crowdfunding" trend and is starting an effort to bring this new funding source to the world of academic research and technology commercialization.
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Shady Sands: Black Isle Kicks Off Troubling Crowd-Funding Campaign For Non ...
Gamespy.com
Interplay is hoping that what worked for one classic-style roleplaying game from the makers of the original Fallout can work for another. It's just launched a non-Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for the relaunched Black Isle Studios' Project V13 (or ...
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Gamespy.com
Abundance Generation Fastest Growing Crowdfunding Platform in Renewable ...
Triple Pundit
Democratic finance is a new way to invest your money that doesn't involve trusting banks. Instead, you can make investments of as little as five pounds in renewable energy projects that power communities, and in return for investing you get a sensible ...
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http://www.apress.com/9781430247555

Also see our crowdfunding webinar: http://crowdfundingclass.eventbrite.com/
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Crowdfunding Today


Crowdfunding Today 12/19
Resolution Independent Turns to Crowd Funding for 'Wynter Dark' (Exclusive)
Hollywood Reporter
LONDON – Australian entertainment company Resolution Independent is turning to crowd funding to bankroll the roll out across tablets and e-readers of its graphic novel Wynter Dark, a post-apocalyptic new ice age adventure set in New York. our editor ...
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AngelList Moves Into Crowdfunding
BostInno (blog)
AngelList was a big supporter of the JOBS Act, the legislation passed earlier this year that eased access to capital for startups and legalized crowdfunding. And I thought back then that the platform would likely consider facilitating crowdfunding once ...
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Piwik starts crowdfunding drive for version 2.0
The H
The Piwik developers have announced that they are starting a crowdfunding drive to support new features that they want to integrate into the open source analytics software for its next major version. For Piwik 2.0, the developers are planning to ...
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What Can Crowdfunding Bring to Latin America?
Crowdsourcing.org
According to data in the Crowdfunding Industry Report published in May 2012 and Consumo Colaborativo's directory, South America (excluding Brazil) has fewer than ten crowdfunding platforms, Argentina being home to most of them. Being involved in this ...
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Crowd Funding: Moving the elephant through the python
Bizjournals.com (blog)
Startups today are whining about the lack of funding available after raising a family-and-friends or angel seed round. They're calling it the "Series A Crunch." Angel investors made approximately 60,000 seed stage investments in 2011. In the same year, ...
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Crowd-funding website DonorsChoose.org pays off for Ridgewood teacher
Tbo.com
A cabinet inside classroom 224 at Ridgewood High School is full of notebooks, pens, highlighters, paper and more, thanks to a website that allows teachers secure funding for their classrooms. Nicole Sharkey, 35, has been a teacher at Ridgewood High ...
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ClickStartMe.com launch to create stir in online crowdfunding industry
PR NewsChannel (press release)
ClickStartMe.com is the newest entry into the $2.8 billion crowdfunding industry and is sure to create a buzz in the comparatively sterile atmosphere of online crowdfunding. Unlike its competitors, ClickStartMe.com provides individuals and businesses ...
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Crowdfunding seeking start-ups to feature in live webinar tonight to boost funds
Startups.co.uk
Paul Mander of Bike Leasing Company Ltd and Simon Grice of iNeed are set to present their businesses through live webinars, before answering questions from viewers, in an effort to encourage investment. Launched in 2012, iNeed is an online service that ...
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Money Valuations – Equity Crowdfunding for Startups
Crowdsourcing.org
Money Valuations – Equity Crowdfunding for Startups. article Crowdfunding. Money Valuations – Equity Crowdfunding for Startups. Summary Before examining how much equity the crowdfunders would end up with, it is important to grasp the concepts of pre ...
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Crowdsourcing.org
CrowdFunding Incubator To Launch Unique Crowdfunding Website
San Francisco Chronicle
The Chief Executive Officer of CrowdFunding Incubator LLC ("CFI"), Douglas E. Castle, announced this morning that CrowdFunding Incubator's revolutionary new website will be launched within the next four weeks. The site combines a highly-interactive ...
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Is this discriminatory?

I noted the creation of a Jewish crowdfunding website:

"The global Jewish community is filled with creative and innovative ideas that could benefit our people both in Israel and around the world. Unfortunately, many do not succeed. Why? Funding. Well, Jewcer is here to change that. We are offering something extraordinary — a crowdfunding platform that promotes collaboration and trust both within and around our community to develop and implement projects linked to the Jewish people and/or Israel."

I am glad to see the development of targeted, focused crowdfunding website. I expect more to be created....

Canada takes the lead

According to news sources, "The Ontario Securities Commission released a paper today intended to initiate a broad consultative process to consider a number of potential new capital raising prospectus exemptions.." including crowdfunding.

This is another example of a foreign regulatory agency beating the SEC (and the U.S.) to the punch. The paper examines how several countries, "including the U.S., Australia and the U.K.", manage the exemption process. According to one review, these countries generally base exemptions on one or more of the following:
  1. investor attributes (such as income and financial assets); 
  2. relationships with the issuer (such as the family, friends and business associates exemption available in jurisdictions other than Ontario); 
  3. investment size (such as Ontario's $150,000 minimum investment amount exemption); 
  4. disclosure; 
  5. 'crowdfunding'; and 
  6. offering size."
You can download the paper here.

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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