Monthly Archives: April 2020

Tour Companies Crowdfund To Stay Afloat

One of the hardest hit industries in the corona virus outbreak is tourism. While crowdfunding is being used to a great extent in the US, it is slowly being adopted by small tourism companies is Southeast Asia. Sapa Sisters, a … Continue reading

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Pub Quizzer Crowdfunds For The NHS

The British are known for surviving with their own brand of humor. In the age of corona virus, with the ubiquitous pubs locked down, the Pub Quiz survives. In the U.S., it’s called trivia night at the bar. The Washington … Continue reading

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SEC Crashes Cannabis Party

In a cautionary tale, the Securities and Exchange Commission has recently gone after a cannabis entrepreneur who raised over $5 million from more than 60 investors selling Simple Agreements for Future Equity (SAFE). The SEC alleges that the defendant,in this … Continue reading

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Charity Platform Slows Payouts

With the corona virus lock down, many restaurants have turned to crowdfunding to continue to pay their workers. The most popular crowdfunding charity site is GoFundMe. But now, many restauranteurs are complaining that the platform has been a slow-or-no pay. … Continue reading

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Actor Encourages Fans To Donate

A number of actors have stepped up during this corona virus epidemic and economic downturn to help crowdfunding efforts for those in need. One is actor Ansel Elgort, whose dad is the famous fashion photographer, Arthur Elgort. (Photo: Vanity Fair) … Continue reading

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Kickstarter To Lay Off Employees

Although it may seem counter-intuitive, the corona virus is even hurting the crowdfunding business. While you may have seen stories of people crowdfunding for medical equipment, hospital expenses or even funerals due to the virus, The Verge is reporting that … Continue reading

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Panic In The Suites!

There’s panic in the suites! Photo: Joshua Bickel/AP With Los Angeles in lockdown, the Hollywood enclave is wondering when and if things will ever get back to normal. Vulture writes that that the talent agencies see three potential scenarios for … Continue reading

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