Category Archives: Small Business

Crowdfunding Site Sued For Complicity In Harassment

Subscription crowdfunding portal Patreon is being sued for $20 million for failing to enforce its terms of service. George Ouzounian, whose internet name is “Maddox,” and Jane Doe, a woman thought to be his former girlfriend, claim that a former … Continue reading

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Worst Crowdfunding Reward: A Hug?

Crowdfunding rewards have run from a cool new high tech product to a DVD of a horror film. But those who 4,765 backers who donated $661,452 to the Kickstarter campaign for the Marina Abramovic Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art … Continue reading

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Charity Crowdfunding Trends

YouCaring, one of the charity crowdfunding web portals, published a survey with some interesting statistics, including: DC, CO, MA, WA, CA and NY are the most generous states donating the largest amount per household; women are two times more likely … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Portal Entices Financial Advisors

The United Kingdom equity crowdfunding portal Seedrs is trying to get financial advisors of high net worth persons and institutions to invest in crowdfunded startups. As a (very) alternative asset class that is not correlated to the market, the portal … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Platform Finds A Niche

As a market gets crowded, players start looking for niches to fill. That’s Honeycomb, an accelerator startup that is now an SEC registered web portal. Honeycomb plans to have local customers fund small loans for community businesses that have actual … Continue reading

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Portal Patreon Cuts Back On NSFW Content

A “patron” is a person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, cause, or activity. Patreon is a crowdfunding portal that permits people to make subscription payments to artists that they want to support. While  its terms … Continue reading

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