Monthly Archives: October 2019

Scientists Miscalculate, Need Crowdfunding

These biologists were not very good with numbers and have turned to crowdfunding to get them out of a hole. A couple of Russian scientists thought it would be cool to attach an SMS transmitter to an endangered Steppe Eagle … Continue reading

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Musk Kickstarts Tree Crowdfunding

True entrepreneurs make things happen. So, when two entrepreneurs team up to do some good, it makes news. You’ve got a YouTube star who started a crowdfunding campaign to raise $20 Million to help the Arbor Day Foundation plant 20 … Continue reading

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Murder For Hire Crowdfunding Investigated

Although it appears that it has been taken down, since April, there has been a crowdfunding page on GoFundMe to raise £10,000 to pay a hitman to kill anti-Brexit Member of Parliament Gina Miller. Scotland Yard is now investigating. Clearly … Continue reading

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How Not To Fund A Startup

Here’s one way not to fund your startup. “It’s better than gold. Gold weighs more than that, for God’s sake.” This quote was captured on videotape for later playback to a grand jury. The speaker, John DeLorean, who was toeing … Continue reading

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Wall Street Partners With Crowdfunding Platform

Wall Street is finally getting its hands “dirty” with crowdfunding. Prior hereto, the investment world looked down its nose at crowdfunding as a sort of “Hoover-ville.” But, now, the investment banking firm of Stifel Financial Corp. has entered into a … Continue reading

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Script Or Film?

Is there a difference between a dry reading and a movie? Jurors in the Roger Stone trial will soon find out. Mr. Stone is being tried for witness tampering (among other alleged crimes). The Judge has denied the prosecutors the … Continue reading

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CT. Crowdfunders Fund Gun Buyback

Back in July, a Connecticut Quaker Meeting, the Newtown Foundation and the Episcopal Church in Connecticut banded together and started a crowdfunding campaign to raise $5,000. In the home of one of the worst gun violence massacres in U.S. history, … Continue reading

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