Monthly Archives: September 2016

Crowdfunding For CryptoCurrency Index

Wondering if the SEC is watching this? Apparently running out of Czechia, ICONOMI, a fund management platform for the decentralized economy has raised $ 10.4 million in Bitcoin, Ether, Lisk, EUR, USD and other currencies for operational capital and equity … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Fraud Is Funny

This must be the ultimate FU to crowdfunding donors: 3 guys who crowdfunded more than $70,000 to make a movie, then blew it on luxury goods, trips and women. And filmed it. Actually, that’s the plotline of “It’s All Good” … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Artificially Intelligent Screenplay

The next profession to be replaced by computers may be screenwriting. Greenlight Essentials claims that it used Artificial Intelligence to “to evaluate and suggest plot twists and deviations, suggest which type of actors and actresses would make the movie more … Continue reading

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Restaurant Crowdfunding To Monetize Excess Capacity

Social cause + crowdfunding makes the world a better place? Here’s an idea, raise some money and stop food waste. That’s what a United Kingdom restauranteur is doing to finance a free app that acts as a direct link between … Continue reading

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UK Crowdfunding Portal Reports Results

Seedrs, a United Kingdom equity crowdfunding web portal, has issued a report on 253 equity crowdfunding deals financed by the platform since July 2012. Some results show a market-wide internal rate of return of 14.4%, with the best performers being: … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Failure: Fraud or Incompetence?

After crowdfunding over $120 Million, UK video game developer Cloud Imperium Games has yet to deliver the promised Star Citizen video game. Is it fraud or just plain incompetence? A recent informal investigation notes that it’s more likely the latter, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Accelerates House Flipping

Flip or Flop? House flippers are using real estate crowdfunding sites to buy, renovate and sell homes at an accelerated pace. One investor has raised over $9 million in the past 2 1/2 years on 9 deals, with one $1 … Continue reading

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Bank Teams With Funding Portal To Create Hybrid Crowdfunding

Fresno Bank, Fresno, California, has teamed with crowdfunding portal Breakaway Funding to provide “hybrid crowdfunding” to those startups that can qualify. It appears that the idea is that if a company can raise sufficient capital to qualify for a loan, … Continue reading

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Vets Crowdfunding To Get Trump To Release His Tax Returns

If you would like to raise some money for veterans, a veteran is crowdfunding donations that will go to a number of vet organizations if Donald Trump releases his federal tax returns. Reid Hoffman, the head of LinkedIn, has pledged … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding A Cancer Cure

Because of one of the biggest crowdfunding events in history, scientists have now linked a new gene to Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). Jon Huntsman has called for another crowdfunding challenge to defeat cancer. But because cancer comes in many guises, … Continue reading

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