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Magazine Sours On Crowdfunding

The PopSlate 2 phone case million dollar crowdfunded startup is the latest big bust for Indiegogo as the crowdfunder has notified backers that it is filing bankruptcy. There will be no delivery of promised product and no backer refunds of … Continue reading

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Crowdfund Leader Kickstarter Releases Its First PBC Report

In 2015, Kickstarter, the “rewards” (as opposed to equity) crowdfunding portal, re-incorporated as a public benefit corporation. Public Benefit Corporations have two goals: maximize value to its shareholders (Kickstarter is a privately held company) and consider and balance the impact … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders In A Bankruptcy: Go To The Back Of The Line

Everyone knows that startup financing is risky, especially crowdfunding. Although Kickstarter is requiring companies to show a prototype, the risk of design, production and delivery is still high and many companies fail. What you should know is that when your … Continue reading

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Pebble Watch Donors Watch Doors Close

If you’re still waiting for that tech marvel the Pebble Watch that you pre-bought on Kickstarter, forget it. It’s not coming. Pebble was bought by FitBit for only $10 million more than it raised by crowdfunding (a record at the … Continue reading

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Indiegogo Changes The Rules

Contributors to fixed crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo should be aware that the web portal will now charge your credit card immediately upon pledging “not at the end of the campaign. With this integration, backers’ payment information is secure and entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Fraud Is Funny

This must be the ultimate FU to crowdfunding donors: 3 guys who crowdfunded more than $70,000 to make a movie, then blew it on luxury goods, trips and women. And filmed it. Actually, that’s the plotline of “It’s All Good” … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Consultants Don’t Add Much

As more crowdfunding campaigns are failing to raise their targeted amounts (66% this year vs. 50% last year), more startups are turning to PR firms, Twitter masters and other types of “experts” who promise to raise the campaign’s profile to … Continue reading

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