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Is Crowdfunding Under False Pretenses A Crime?

Is crowdfunding under false pretenses a crime? According to news reports, a young black woman tweeting under the name “reformed republican” tweeted her support for President Trump. Shortly thereafter, she tweeted: “After seeing this tweet, my parents cut me off … Continue reading

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Sick Crowdfunders Spending On Quacks

With the Congress still trying to kill the Affordable Care Act and many states kicking people off of Medicaid, many are turning to crowdfunding to pay for expensive medical treatments. However, a recent study found that a lot of that … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Abortion Film Claims Theaters Turning Away Crowds

The makers of the crowdfunded film “Gosnell: America’s Biggest Serial Killer” (a movie about the notorious convicted abortion doctor) are claiming that theaters are turning away its audience. Not because it’s a sellout (although the filmmakers claim that’s one of … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Works For Established Companies

Crowdfunding is not just for startups. In fact, more mature small businesses that have actual revenue and profits are actually better suited for equity or debt crowdfunding as their investor risk profile is less. One recent example can be found … Continue reading

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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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Sports Crowdfunding Site Claims NCAA Compliant

There’s a new sports crowdfunding portal from Norway that claims to use Artificial Intelligence and is NCAA compliant. On the AI side, it says that its “Genius Wizard” will create a crowdfunding site for you in just a few seconds … Continue reading

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“Bribery” Crowdfunding Campaign Does Not Sway Sen. Collins

Although a crowdfunding campaign got so frenzied on Saturday that it crashed the CrowdPac servers, raising over $3.5 million, Maine Senator Susan Collins voted her conscience. With the threat of a challenge from a Democrat (perhaps former Obama advisor Susan … Continue reading

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Catholic Church Crowdfunding To Help Immigrants

Catholic charities are using crowdfunding to raise money to help pay for ” legal support and other necessities to dozens of families who had previously been separated from their children at the border and now face immigration proceedings.” In Oregon, … Continue reading

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Think Tank Finds Crowdfunding Helps Entrepreneurs (Duh!)

The Washington D.C .think tank Brookings Institute issued an analysis of what crowdfunding “reveals about startups in metro America.” Using Kickstarter as their entrepreneurial model, their (fairly obvious) conclusions include: people use Kickstarter for single and on-going projects; on-going ventures … Continue reading

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Terrorist Crowdfunding

Like everything else, crowdfunding has a dark side. Terrorists use a platform found on Tor (the dark web) to raise money for weapons, pickup trucks, gun accessories like silencers and even paying for your favorite mujahideen to go to combat … Continue reading

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