Monthly Archives: March 2016

Kickstarter vs. Indiegogo: Some Stats

The Wall Street Journal compared the leading crowdfunding sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo and found: that Kickstarter has raised over $2.5 Billion since 2009 and Indiegogo has raised $850 million since 2008. While the crowdfunding events on both sites are similar … Continue reading

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Hollywood Sues Crowdfunding Fan Film

Hollywood studios have, in the past tolerated and even encouraged fan fiction and films, but are now suing a crowdfunded Star Trek fan filmmaker claiming that the use of the Klingon language and the Enterprise uniforms are a copyright violation. … Continue reading

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Real Or Hoax?

The mysterious Wall Street Journal advertisement for Moore’s Law Battery invited a select group of Fortune 500 and venture capital potential investors to a meeting in March, which has now been postponed until April. Although some scientists reject the theory … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Has Its Bad Apples

Proving that crowdfunding is a worldwide phenomena is this article from the Malaysian website that bemoans how crowdfunding is becoming an arena for scoundrels. Abuses include begging for money to buy booze, sneakers and breast implants. Other problems include outright … Continue reading

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Cynical Crowdfunding or Good Marketing?

Want to sell more products? Get behind a public policy issue and set up a crowdfunding site so donors can buy your stuff for a cause. That’s what Wolfcom Body Cameras has done. Working off the outcry for fair policing, … Continue reading

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E-Sport Crowdfunding Prize Money

Sprain your thumb? Better get in shape as e-sports is the new game in town and its fans are crowdfunding event prizes. The 2016 Halo World Championship had a total prize pool of $2.5 million, and the first place team … Continue reading

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How To Avoid Crowdfunding Failure

TechCrunch discusses the how hardware crowdfunders can avoid failure by: not underestimating the move from prototype to production; planning what to do after the money raise; and providing a product that has staying power. http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/10/3-pitfalls-that-can-sink-any-crowdfunded-hardware-startup/

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