Monthly Archives: February 2017

Crowdfunding Tips From a Winning Accelerator

HAX, a China/SanFrancisco, California, accelerator that has been investing in crowdfunded projects has some tips for being successful, including: your project should be hard to copy and move fast with it; don’t start your crowdfunding campaign until your technology and … Continue reading

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Common Complaints About Reg. Crowd Funding

Some common complaints about Reg. Crowd Funding, now that it’s almost a year old, include: the $1 million cap (which, according to some, need not be since each investor is capped), the investor cap (which is basically unenforceable as it’s … Continue reading

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Institutional Investors Trending In Crowdfunding Campaigns

The newest trend in crowdfunding appears to be the more aggressive participation of institutional investors swooping in to take large pieces of campaigns. The United Kingdom’s leading equity crowdfunding platform CrowdCube says that “Around 10% of all businesses funded on … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Lowers Costs of Invitro Fertilization

Effortless IVF’s crowdfunding campaign for 100 “founder” patients who paid CDN$4,000 has apparently paid off. The Calgary company has an approved device that saves patients money by letting embryos multiply inside the mother’s body instead of a petri dish. The … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Justice

The Washington Post reports that a new website, CrowdJustice, is letting people crowdfund to pursue lawsuits. Started in the United Kingdom, the web portal is a politically neutral site where people can solicit the public’s help in fighting injustice in … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Helps Those Less Connected

It takes money to make money. According to a survey in the UK, ” those who owned homes were more likely to start up on their own, and 30% more likely than renters to see their company‚Äôs third anniversary. ” … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Love Through Crowdfunding

A great crowdfunding Valentine’s Day story from USC. Alumnus Nikaam Mehta and Poonam Kaushal, MD, are getting married on today. But instead of spending a fortune on a lavish traditional Indian wedding they invited their family and friends to help … Continue reading

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