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Altruism Pushes Crowdfunders Over Their Target

Two researchers have uncovered the psychology to crowdfunding. A paper from the UCLA Anderson School notes that as the crowdfunding campaign nears its targeted goal, the herding mentality of investors is initiated (play with the winner) and risk of failure … Continue reading

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Local Government Sponsors Crowdfunding

Some governments are picking winners and losers. The local Biscay government in the Basque region of Spain has handpicked a number of startup companies for whom it is sponsoring crowdfunding campaigns. In an attempt to mitigate the risk of investing … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Needs More Regulation(?)

A recent scholarly study noted that Regulation Crowd Funding is not sufficiently protective of the typical investor. The study notes that, notwithstanding the disclosure requirements, unsophisticated investors could easily be sucked into a “get rich quick” Ponzi scheme or outright … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding And Other Ways To Raise Capital

Some obvious, some not so. This recent article describes in little detail 20 ways to raise money for your business. While it provides some good ideas, they’re not fleshed out and additional research is needed to make the discussion helpful … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing For Profit

Here’s a smart idea: Ask the public to  show you how to make money in the markets and then agree to license that idea for a percentage of the profits you make using it. Quantopian claims to crowdsource quantitative investing … Continue reading

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The Crowd Investigating Trump Inauguration Funding

Questions are being raised by the crowd about the reporting of, and the donations to, the Trump inauguration. Started by the Huffington Post, the Citizen Sleuth Project, a crowdsourcing network of volunteers, has built a spreadsheet of Trump’s inauguration donors. … Continue reading

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The Magic Formula To Crowdfunding

The magic formula to crowdfunding your product is not how much money you raise but how many backers you attract. This, according to new research from North Carolina State University, who found that crowdfunding was actually “a way to learn … Continue reading

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