Category Archives: Crowd Fund Act

Crowdfunding Helps Cut Rape Kit Backlog

Some of the money raised by the #MeToo movement could go to prosecuting years, sometimes decades, old rape crimes. In Texas, the backlog of untested rape kits was 20,000 in 2011, some going back to the 1980’s. The state passed … Continue reading

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SEC Evolving On Bitcoin

It appears that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s view of crypto-currencies is “evolving.” It is now apparently distinguishing between what it deems to be securities offerings (i.e., initial coin offerings) and tokens that are supposedly “assets.” In a recent speech, … Continue reading

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Grandma Strangles Bobcat; Crowdfunds Rabies Shots

Sometimes you just gotta report on the unusual. A grandmother in Georgia is crowdfunding her medical care after strangling a bobcat to death. When she went out to take a photo (of the mountain lion?), the cat, who was rabid, … Continue reading

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Music Crowdfunding Platform Having Growth Pains

The music crowdfunding platform, PledgeMusic, that hosts such big name stars as Melissa Etheridge, the Flaming Lips, Lindsey Stirling and Bring Me the Horizon,  promises its artists a transparent web platform. But some talent are now claiming that the portal, … Continue reading

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Crowdfund To Bury Dad

Is crowdfunding the best way to pay for a funeral? The New York Times covers this social phenomena now that the average cost of a funeral is about $10,000. 13% of GoFundMe campaigns were for burial costs in 2017 and … Continue reading

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Should Mega-Corps Crowdfund?

Does the ¡Yappah! crowdfunding site on Indiegogo look pretty professional? It should. ¡Yappah! is an invention of Innovation Lab, a subsidiary of Tyson Foods. Tyson is a $25.2 Billion marketcap company whose stock trades on the NYSE. Innovation Lab is … Continue reading

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Chinese Hi-Pee Does It All – Really?

This falls into the category of “I don’t think so.” If Theranos couldn’t do it, would you crowdfund a small Chinese built device that supposedly can “perform 14 kinds of health tests for protein, glucose, pH, occult blood, WBC count, … Continue reading

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