Monthly Archives: February 2013

Maybe Crowdfunding Actually Works

The Pebble watch, the startup that crowdfunded over $10 million on Kickstarter, got a mixed review today from Walt Mossberg, the Wall Street Journal’s tech guru. Mossberg said ” I generally found the Pebble helpful…” but “If you have little … Continue reading

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Workers Unite! Crowdfund Your Coop

Underneath the loud cheerleading for crowdfunding by the portals-in-waiting, there has been a simmering battle between organized labor and Wall Street as to whether crowdfunding is good or bad for the country. Now, the “anti-capitalists” are starting to embrace the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Pros

Of course, the crowd funding organization that has been at it the longest is your local public radio station. Feel free to give so NPR can live on. My local station is WAMU: http://wamu.org/campaign

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Crowdfunding and Hillary

When you think of strange bedfellows at the Oscars, you’re probably thinking of some May-December hookup at the after party. But, the combination of crowd funding and the US State Department may be the strangest of all. The short film … Continue reading

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Where Does that Crowdfunding Money Go?

It appears that crowd funding for filmed media is becoming a significant funding factor for some companies. This time, it’s a web series that has broken the fund raising record. (Web series are starting to compete with both broadcast/cable “appointment” … Continue reading

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Lindsay at Lincoln Center

After much angst in the press, the critically slammed crowd funded Hollywood drama “The Canyons” by writer-director Paul Schrader (“Taxi Driver”) was acquired by Sundance Selects/IFC for an early summer day-and-date theatrical and VOD release, with a screening at Lincoln … Continue reading

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Crowdfund My Meth Lab

Where does crowdfunding money come from? A rare science project titled “Crowdfund My Meth Lab, Yo!” raised over $25,000 to study how crystal meth reacts with the human brain. Ethan Perlstein noted after his successful, if nailbiting, finish that the … Continue reading

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