Monthly Archives: February 2019

Facebook Sister Starts New Crowdfunding Blockchain Company

Crowdfunding has (at least) two core problems: failure and trust. A new startup, led by Randi Zuckerberg (sister of Mark), claims that “85 percent of campaigns end up delaying delivery, while up to 14 percent fail altogether.” The other problem … Continue reading

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JP Morgan Intoduces The JPM Coin

Remember when JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon called Bitcoin a “fraud”? Well, now the Bank has introduced the JPM Coin. CNBC calls it “a digital token that will be used to instantly settle transactions between clients of its wholesale payments … Continue reading

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Stone Spouse Crowdfunds To Gingrich List

Not taking sides here… The old saying it’s not what you know, it’s who you know that counts still, apparently, goes. Presidential confidante Roger Stone is #crowdfunding his legal defense of his indictment by the Mueller investigation. Not a surprise; … Continue reading

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Crypto Company Squeezes Market

How do you get your cryptocurrency public company stock to increase by 3,750% over six trading days to reach a high of $550 a share? Well, Phunware, Inc., a software company that plans on issuing a digital coin “that could … Continue reading

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Giant Brands Crowdfund To Test Market

The big consumer product brands are co-opting crowdfunding in order to test new products. Gillette dropped its heated razor on Indiegogo, wanting to “think outside the usual shaving experience” (whatever that means?). The reason is not to raise money, Procter … Continue reading

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Algorithms Rule The Movies

Are international territory pre-sales in the independent motion picture business dead? With sales agents getting lower and lower “takes,” it may just be the moment of the big paradigm shift. And, producer Anthony Bregman, at the keynote speech at Berlinale, … Continue reading

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Israeli Crowdfunding Venture Capitalist

Our Crowd has found the perfect combination of being a crowdfunding platform for small investors who want to be venture capitalists. According to Globes, Our Crowd “facilitates investments starting at $10,000 on the one hand and a venture capital fund … Continue reading

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