Category Archives: Crowd Funding At the Margins

Crowdfunded Abortion Film Claims Theaters Turning Away Crowds

The makers of the crowdfunded film “Gosnell: America’s Biggest Serial Killer” (a movie about the notorious convicted abortion doctor) are claiming that theaters are turning away its audience. Not because it’s a sellout (although the filmmakers claim that’s one of … Continue reading

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Crypto Argument Falls Flat

The Wall Street Journal ran a debate on whether there is a need for cryptocurrency. The “pro” side of the argument claimed that people in unstable countries with unstable fiat currency could use Bitcoin as their stable money. That argument … Continue reading

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Blockchain Could Change Movie Industry

The movie industry has been in constant flux since the mid-1950’s with the break up of the big studios’ stranglehold on distribution and exhibition. Now comes the blockchain which threatens the studios power even more. A small startup, BitMovio, is … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Works For Established Companies

Crowdfunding is not just for startups. In fact, more mature small businesses that have actual revenue and profits are actually better suited for equity or debt crowdfunding as their investor risk profile is less. One recent example can be found … Continue reading

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SEC Shuts Down ICO Claiming SEC Approval

Don’t tug on Superman’s cape: The Securities and Exchange Commission got an emergency court order to stop an Initial Coin Offering that falsely claimed that the SEC had “approved” the ICO. It also halted pre-sales of the tokens from Blockvest … Continue reading

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Crypto Consolidates With Crowdfunding

Even as evidence grows as to the unreliability of cryptocurrencies, legitimate players are consolidating their positions in the industry. Goldman Sachs-backed Circle, a cryptocurrency platform has acquired crowdfunding platform SeedInvest. SeedInvest is reported to be the largest crowdfunding site in … Continue reading

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Big Corporates Use Crowdfunding For Cheap R&D

Crowdfunding is finding relevancy with major corporations. LEGO, Coca Cola and others are using crowdfunding platforms to engage in consumer research and development. With a more fickle consumer universe, companies are testing out new products on platforms like Indiegogo to … Continue reading

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