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Venture Capitalist Embraces Crowdfunding

One venture capital firm has determined that it will be transparent when it comes to crowdfunding. Draper Esprit, a United Kingdom venture capital firm, states that: they now invest alongside the crowd on the same terms, which helps both the … Continue reading

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Fashion Brands Crowdfund For Cash and Ideas

Will hiking-sneaker-boots be as successful as dress-pant-yoga-pants? The Wall Street Journal is noting that apparel brands are trying to get closer to their customers by having them help design fashion and then pre-buy it online via crowdfunding. By the way, … Continue reading

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Crowd Fund, Don’t Crowd Source, Your Movie

It appears that asking the public for money to crowdfund your film works better than asking the public to write the screenplay. Director Paul Verhoeven crowd sourced the writing of the script for his new film “Tricked” and quickly determined … Continue reading

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Crowd Sourcing the Boston Bombing

The police and FBI in Boston are crowd-sourcing the investigation of the bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday and those who were at the Marathon are being asked to help. CNN reports that Rick DesLauriers, the special agent in … Continue reading

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Rep. McHenry Gently Pushes Crowd Funding Regs

Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) gives the SEC a soft push to publish crowd funding regulations by attempting to get a Twitter movement going on the anniversary of the signing of the JOBS Act. He states: “Today, months after the deadline … Continue reading

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