Monthly Archives: September 2017

YouTube Insists Crowfunders Monetize First

Google’s YouTube is clamping down on filmmakers and game companies that want to link to their own crowdfunding sites like Patreon. YouTube has recently changed its policy and now requires that the video posted permit YouTube approved advertising before YouTube … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding YouTube Celebrity Screws Fans

Here’s another way to get screwed via crowdfunding: A YouTube celebrity in Japan with over 2.2 million fans, Hikaru, sold “shares” in himself on a platform called Valu. Fans paid cash for tokens on the Valu exchange called VA’s. The … Continue reading

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Stupid Crowdfunding Campaign

Want to throw some money away in a crowdfunding campaign? Then join rapper B.O.B.’s crowdfunding effort to prove that the earth is flat. Yes, instead of that $5 mochalattechino, you can help an ignoramus raise $1 million to launch satellites … Continue reading

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Equity Crowdfunding Startups In Israel Grows

Nine equity crowdfunding platforms have funded 145 high tech startup firms in Israel and that is growing. In the first half of 2017, equity crowdfunding put $173 million into startups, 73% of 2016’s amount. The largest platforms are OurCrowd, IAngels,  … Continue reading

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Kids Crowdfund To Sue European Countries On Climate Change

Look out for the kids! This summer forest fires in the Leiria region of central Portugal killed more than 60 people and left hundreds injured. Now, some children there are crowdfunding £35,000 to pay British barristers to sue 47 European countries in … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Irony Day

This is a quote: “A gay Republican with a sizable social media following, who has criticized Obamacare for “forcing” him to purchase insurance he was sure he’d never need, is turning to crowdfunding after a car accident has left him … Continue reading

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Yanked Crowdfunder Considers Lawsuit Vs. Indiegogo

Canadian startup Frank, that was to create a $180 smart phone, is contemplating litigation against crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Indiegogo terminated Frank’s crowdfunding campaign at only 23% of its targeted goal for alleged violations of its Terms of Service. But Frank … Continue reading

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