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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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Crowdfunding To Fight Seafood Fraud

Did you know that “almost 50% of the seafood samples tested in recent studies were fraudulent”? Oceana dot org says “seafood fraud and species substitutions occur regularly, cheating consumers out of what they ordered and putting public health and the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding DNA Testing To Test Price Resistance

There’s a price war going on in the genome sequencing business. While Veritas Genomics offers a full sequence of your DNA for $999, it is reported that: “Tute Genomics is crowdfunding a personalized DNA sequencing program. The campaign is aiming … Continue reading

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Regulators/Portals Investigating More Crowdfunding Campaigns

The Louisiana Attorney General is working with the trust and security team at GoFundMe to be on the lookout for fraudulent crowdfunding campaigns in the wake of the recent flooding there. The Hill reports:”GoFundMe has a team in place to … Continue reading

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Better Business Bureau Rates Crowdfunding Portals

The Houston Better Business Bureau has put out guidance for consumers about crowdfunding and has even accredited two in their area. “BBB has determined that NextSeed TX, LLC meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good … Continue reading

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No Startup Above The Law

The Los Angeles District Attorney slapped unicorn Uber with a $10 million fine for its misleading advertising and failure to pay airport fees. In its press release the DA’s office warns businesses and “… startups in particular, that in the … Continue reading

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