Monthly Archives: September 2014

Crowdfunders Are Not Fulfilling Orders On Time

What’s worse than failing in your crowdfunding campaign? Perhaps it’s being too successful. One of the biggest problems with these capital raising events is that the funder doesn’t have the capacity to process all of its pre-sale orders within a … Continue reading

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Underpaid Underfunded Teachers Crowdfund for School Supplies

Most readers don’t realize that, in addition to large class sizes, funding issues result in the lack of school supplies, so many teachers go out of pocket each year buying things like paper, copies and even chalk. While the PTA … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Portal Partners With Canadian Film Accelerator

Crowdfunding web portal Indiegogo has, according to Variety, partnered with Canadian Film Centre, the country‚Äôs premiere accelerator of professional film, TV, acting, music, and digital media talent, to provide CFC’ers with support and discounted crowdfunding fees. This continues IGG’s push … Continue reading

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YouTube Posts Crowdfunding Charges

YouTube announced that it will take a 21 cent fixed and 5% cut of everything raised on its video crowdfunding site “Fan Funding”. Those fees are lower than the 5% fee Kickstarter charges on successfully funded projects plus the 3%-5% … Continue reading

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Is SEC Slacking Off on Punishments?

Is the former prosecutor chairing the SEC too easy on financial book cookers? That’s the claim of Commissioner Luis Aguilar, who, said that he’s concerned that corporate execs are getting off too easily. For example, in the case of Affiliated … Continue reading

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P-2-P Crowdfunding Lender Criticized

As noted recently, crowdfunder Lending Club has filed to for an IPO. The Wall Street Journal‘s Heard on the Street column has knocked Lending Club’s business model as having strong moral hazard. Saying that it “bears an uncanny resemblance to … Continue reading

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