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UK Campaign To Stop Arms Sales Crowdfunding Court Fees

The British Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)is crowdfunding to pay court ordered fees. Not to be outdone by the United States, the United Kingdom has authorized and shipped £4.6 billion in missiles and bombs to Saudi Arabia for its proxy war … Continue reading

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Lego Drones Bypass Crowdfunding

With spectacular failures to deliver promised products on time (Coolest Cooler) or at all (Zano Nano Drone) and with this statistic running at an average of 9% of all successfully funded crowdfunding campaigns, the Lego Drone guys decided that the … Continue reading

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Spectacular Crowdfunding Failures

What do mini-drones, gills for people, coolers with speakers, shoes with magnets and a home 3D printer have in common? All were notorious crowdfunding failures. Reasons for the failures included embezzlement, disappearance (with all the money it raised), delivery delays/failures,technological … Continue reading

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Israeli Crowdfunder Looks To Asia

Crowdfunding/Venture Capital firm OurCrowd, created by Jonathan Medved in 2013 that has funded more than $320 million for startups in Israel, has opened an office in Singapore and is now focusing on Asia as the next big crowdfunding play. Due … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Badly Planned Can Look Like Fraud

In a recent round table, scientists discussed why robot crowdfunding campaigns fail. Some reasons were: unpredictability with components and timeframes;  new unpredicted constraints that occur after funding; lack of substantial planning before funding; and failure to plan for over subscriptions … Continue reading

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Russian Scientists Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

Crowdfunding is a global phenomena. Russian scientists, who have crowdfunded over $35,000 on Boomstarter in Moscow, are now on Kickstarter trying to raise another $45,000. Once raised, they will create a new type of satellite that will be able to … Continue reading

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More Crowdfunding Confirmation

AngelList has raised, in 2015, over $160 million in accredited investor crowdfunding for 441 startups from 3,379 investors. The site hosts 170 active investment syndicates led by a number of Silicon Valley venture capitalists who co-invest with known VCs for … Continue reading

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