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A Happy Crowdfunding Ending To A Disaster

Would you crowdfund a motorcycle helmet with an Augmented Reality display on the visor? Over 1,900 backers put up almost $2.5 million at $1,500 a pop, but only a handful of helmets were delivered and tech support vanished and the … Continue reading

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Consumer Electronics Show To Feature Startups

The Consumer Electronics Show (now CES) opens again in Las Vegas this week bigger than ever. The Wall Street Journal reports that “CES has lately become a focal point for a new wave of startups. Many have raised money through … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Investors To Have Higher Expectations in 2015

Crowdfunders who are doing their projections should know that the average profit margin for private companies in 2014 was 6.6%, about 1% higher than in 2013. Proof that the recession is over and that investor expectations are rising. Publicly traded … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Left Holding The T-Shirt

So, let’s say you put in $$$ to a startup in year one, and two years later the startup sells for $2 BILLION. You’d expect a huge return on your investment, right? Well, ┬ánot if you’re just a donor on … Continue reading

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