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CrowdfundingNews Jan 18, 2013


Crowdfunding News 1/18/13
Will Crowdfunding Change the Face of Consumer Electronics?
Forbes
Money At this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) a number of companies showed wares developed using the crowdfunding finance model popularized by Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and a variety of other firms. Some of these devices were recently ...
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Forbes
Warning: "Get Rich Crowdfunding" Might Not Be a Legit Business
Gizmodo
The WSJ reports that the rapid increase in crowdfunding websites comes from the Jumpstart Our Business Startups ("JOBS") Act signed into law last spring. The law changes existing rules so that private startups can raise up to $1 million a year from ...
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Crowdfunding Property Deals on Horizon With U.S. JOBS Act
Bloomberg
New U.S. securities laws intended to help startup companies raise money are poised to benefit real estate investors as well, allowing individuals to buy stakes in offices and other commercial buildings once off limits to them. The Jumpstart Our ...
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Caribbean Crowdfunding Cruise 2013
Crowdsourcing.org
Summary Robert Dobyns, CEO of Conzortia Business Funding, Inc. announced today that they will be hosting their first annual crowdfunding cruise aboard Carnival Cruise Lines Triumph, sailing from Galveston, Texas to Cozumel, Mexico. Description "The ...
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Crowdfunding: crowding in or crowding out?
Real Business
Crowdfunding is the process by which large numbers of private individual funders are connected through a web-based platform to projects and businesses that need funding, typically at a relatively early stage. Such funding covers a wide spectrum from ...
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Kickstart this: What worked in 2012 crowdfunding
DVICE
Kickstarter has helped a lot of people make a lot of things, and money. The Economist has put together a chart detailing the success rate, total money raised and the average pledge. The catalog of the crowdfunding site's successes provides some insight ...
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DVICE
Lights, camera, crowdfunding: how films are made Pozible
Crikey
US crowdfunding has matured to the point where it is becoming a significant funder of small and medium-sized projects, including feature films. Perhaps the best-known success story is pioneering climate change documentary maker Franny Armstrong, who ...
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Crikey
Cellanyx tries crowdfunding a better way to screen for prostate cancer
MedCity News
Even before the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force recommended against regular PSA testing for healthy men, the market for prostate cancer diagnostics was bustling. An estimated 2.5 million men are living with prostate cancer, but only 25 percent to 35 ...
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2013 Dodge Dart Registry: Kickstarter-Like Crowdfunded Purchasing
The Car Connection
Launching January 20 with a new commercial during the NFL's NFC championship game, and backed by crowdfunding service RocketHub, the Dodge Dart Registry allows interested Dart shoppers to register and then receive donations from, presumably, ...
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The Car Connection
Climate science projects seeks crowdfunding through Kickstarter
Greener Ideal
Climatologist Jason Box at the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University is hoping to use Kickstarter to raise $150,000 over the next months for his Dark Snow Project, to help finance an expedition this summer to the "ice dome" of Greenland.
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