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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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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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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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Crowdfunding Portals Can Register Soon

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White has been quoted as saying that crowdfunding web portals may begin registering with the SEC later this month. Regulation CF will become effective in May 2016. FINRA’s proposed rules for funding portals … Continue reading

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Self Experimenting Doctors Turn to Crowdfunding

Some doctors/researchers are risking their lives to experiment on themselves then plan to use crowdfunding to further their research. The Wall Street Journal reports that “a number of scientists who have experimented on themselves with new or yet-to-be approved medical … Continue reading

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Film Crowdfunder To Distribute

Film crowdfunding web portal Seed & Spark is reported to have opened a new division that will distribute films funded through that site. IndieWire reports that the division named Bright Pictures will focus on experimenting with creative distribution strategies, in … Continue reading

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Some of the Year’s Strangest Crowdfundings

Year end lists have to include strangest crowdfunding campaigns. My list includes: Brony Fair 2016, potato salad, a new line of designer condoms that sport artistic designs, a guy who would, for $1.5M delete his (Sam Pepper’s) YouTube account (a … Continue reading

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