Monthly Archives: August 2016

Kicksnarker: Making Fun of Stupid Crowdfunding Things

Seen something about crowdfunding that is stupid, fraudulent or just plain bad? Now you can blog about it at Kicksnarker. It’s a website that allows pissed off or frustrated crowdfunding backers to bitch and moan, but in a humorous way. … Continue reading

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600 People In Your Crowdfunding Network?

Six degrees of Kevin Bacon? According to The Huffington Post, it’s actually 600 degrees, or supposedly there are 600 people in your network that you can tap for crowdfunding. (However, the New York Times article this article is based on … Continue reading

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Manufacturer Gets Exclusive Access To New Crowdfunding Campaigns

Arrow Electronics has been given exclusive access to new tech crowdfunding campaigns at Indiegogo to see if the products can be adopted for Arrow’s portfolio. If so, Arrow is not only providing access to Arrow’s prototyping tools, design process reviews, … Continue reading

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Valuation A Concern In Crowdfunding

Ms. Sam Smith, CEO of finnCap, a United Kingdom stockbroker, likes crowdfunding but is concerned that companies are being over valued, putting early investors at risk of losing value to later, more sophisticated ones or getting little or no profit … Continue reading

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Slick Crowdfunding Marketing: Is It Worth It?

What’s it worth? Would you spend $499 to get $499 in your crowdfunding campaign? A crowdfunding marketing firm is guaranteeing that it will insure that you get at least $499 in your Indiegogo account if you pay them $499 upfront. … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Start To Use Celebrities

The next big thing in crowdfunding is getting a celebrity endorsement. It’s happening now with Peter Frampton (who, for the millennials, is a 70’s rock musician). Frampton is lending his persona (in a 5 year “consulting” agreement) to AxCent Tuning … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Portal Raises £8 Million

Walking the walk…United Kingdom  crowdfunding web portal CrowdCube has raised over GBP8 Million from 3,700 crowd investors, including venture capital firm Balderton Capital, more than 2X the previous crowdfunding record raise. CrowdCube is the leading British equity crowdfunding platform and intends … Continue reading

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