Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Crowdfunding News 2/6/13


Crowdfunding News 2/6/13
Crowdfunding: It's Not Just For Startups
Forbes
Ever since the boom of Kickstarter, and the passing of the JOBS Act last April, crowdfunding has become part of the investment vernacular. What started out as a funding portal for art projects, band albums, small businesses, and budding entrepreneurs ...
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Forbes
The Best Crowdfunding Project Yet: The Kickstarter To Build The Death Star
Forbes
Oh yes, I think this is glorious. There's a Kickstarter project looking to build the Death Star. Given the White House's refusal to start the project despite the petition asking that they do it has fallen to an Englishman to attempt to get the project ...
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'Bellflower' filmmakers turn to crowdfunding for 'Chuck Hank and the San Diego ...
Yahoo! Movies (blog)
The filmmakers behind 2011's indie cult hit "Bellflower" are turning to crowd-funding to help complete their new film "Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins." Calling the new project "influenced heavily by 80s action films and side-scrolling video games," ...
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Yahoo! Movies (blog)
Israel jumps on the crowdfunding platform wagon
SmartPlanet.com (blog)
OurCrowd, Israel's take on the crowdfunding phenomenon, says that its first round of startup funding from investors has been a success. Closing $5.5 million in Series A funding, the equity crowdfunding platform is a little less like public efforts ...
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Crowdfunding science
O'Reilly Radar
There has been a resurgence of that model — though perhaps more democratic — in the modern concept of crowdfunding. Kickstarter, the most well-known of the crowdfunding startups, enables inventors, artists, and makers to source the funds they need ...
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Italian Pavilion turns to "crowdfunding" to raise cash
Art Newspaper
The Italian government today announced the exhibition plan for the Italian pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale (1 June-24 November), which will feature 14 artists selected by the curator Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, the director of the Macro (Museo d'Arte ...
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Art Newspaper
GDC 2013 reveals Indie Summit talks on crowdfunding, Retro/Grade, Molyjam
Gamasutra
Game Developers Conference 2013 organizers have revealed new Summit talks for its March conference, with lectures on the Peter Molyneux parody turned international game jam, Retro/Grade creator's self-tortuous development cycle, and research on ...
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Gamasutra
Crowd-funding Platform Connects Entrepreneurs with Consumer-Product Giants
Entrepreneur (blog)
Some of the CircleUp team (L to R): Erik Vandekieft, director of engineering, Rory Eakin, co-founder, and Bryce Drennan, engineer, with some of the products they have helped raise money for with their crowd-funding platform. If you are growing a skin ...
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Entrepreneurs frustrated by SEC delay in expanding crowdfunding investor pool
The Business Review (Albany) (blog)
Until new rules are in place, the only qualified crowdfunding investors permitted to purchase shares in private companies are people with a high net worth, businesses and large endowment funds. Its been 10 months since President Obama enacted ...
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5 Common Crowdfunding Video Mistakes That'll Kill Your Project
ReelSEO Online Video News
An essential part of any crowdfunding campaign is the video. According to Kickstarter, 50% of projects with a video succeed, versus 30% success for projects without a video. Videos will make, or break, your project no matter if you're funding a feature ...
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