Monthly Archives: August 2017

Crowdsourcing For Profit

Here’s a smart idea: Ask the public to  show you how to make money in the markets and then agree to license that idea for a percentage of the profits you make using it. Quantopian claims to crowdsource quantitative investing … Continue reading

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Two Crowdfunding Truisms

The Slipstream crowdfunding campaign is a reflection of two crowdfunding “tru-isms.” The first is that pre-campaign work is extremely important. This is shown by the fact that the bike racing team was able to get a donor to pledge to … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Microbrewer Disappears Into The Mist

The Kansas City Star has outed Wilderness Brewing, a Kickstarter crowdfunded microbrewery for allegedly disappearing with donor money. It’s two owners raised over $40,000 six years ago to open the beer factory and have failed to do so and have … Continue reading

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Free Money Crowdfunding Experiment Peters Out

This may be a sign to the Silicon Valley titans who believe that there should be a minimum Universal Base Income. A scheme (in the British sense) to provide one man a minimum income via crowdfunding ran out of steam … Continue reading

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Crowdfunder Arrested For Bad Idea

Don’t do this: A 29-year-old Indiana man created a crowdfunding campaign to raise money so he could travel to Montana to be with his 14-year-old “fiancée.” He was arrested and charged with felony sexual abuse of children. GoFundMe told the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded “Clean Meat” Company Attracts Big Name Investors

A previously crowdfunded “clean meat” company has attracted new investors including Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Elon Musk’s brother. Clean meat is animal protein grown in tanks (yum!) that is fed oxygen, sugar and other nutrients. The company, Memphis Meats, … Continue reading

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Webhost Crowdfunding To Fight DOJ Warrant

The crowdfunding site on CrowdJustice for DreamHost is still up even though the Department of Justice dropped part of its overreaching warrant yesterday. DreamHost is still trying to raise $10,000 to pay legal fees to defend against the DOJ’s request … Continue reading

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Alt-Right Crowdfunding Portals Find Alternatives Difficult

Alt-right crowdfunding portals having gotten the boot last week from a number of hosting services have been looking into starting their own. But it’s harder than one would imagine. The law of the internet is regulated by companies. So, “domain … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Critic Claims Industry Too Immature For Investors

Crowdfunding’s biggest critic in the United Kingdom is Rob Murray-Brown who blogs about the problems in the “industry.” Recently interviewed, RMB says that the problem is that investors get locked in with no real hope of getting their investment back … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Goes Underground

Crowdfunding is going underground as the unanticipated result of the disturbance at Charlottesville by white supremacists. The clash has caused an huge backlash by tech companies who previously had turned a blind eye towards their hate speech. Crowdfunding sites have … Continue reading

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