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Bad Crowdfunding Ideas

So, aside from outright fraud, there are a multitude of crowdfunding campaigns that are just a bad idea, stupid or wrong. Huffpost Australia has cataloged a few, including: the woman who asked for money to finance her US Green Card … Continue reading

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Bigger Crowdfunding Portals Not Necessarily Better

A small, unscientific survey suggests that the biggest crowdfunding site may not necessarily be the best for your particular project. VentureBeat notes the CrowdsUnite work that suggests that certain types of projects (film, writing) may have better success rates on … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Can be Lucrative

Kickstarter founder Yancy Strickler notes, among other things, that: it was not wrong to feel betrayed if you donated to Occulus Rift just before it was sold to Facebook for $2 Billion and you didn’t even get your headset yet; … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Curation or Censorship?

The SEC proposed crowdfunding rules don’t permit significant curation of projects. Although it’s not yet clear if sites can specialize in verticals, the rules do suggest that funding portals must take all comers. So, what happens if a site “discriminates” … Continue reading

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GE Votes “Yes” For Crowdfunding

GE Ventures has entered into a partnership with an Israeli equity crowdfunding platform to co-invest with the platform in select early stage companies. GE Ventures began in May 2013 with a $150 million purse to invest in energy, healthcare, software, … Continue reading

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Blurring the Lines On Crowdfunding

What is rewards-based crowdfunding but a pre-sales mechanism? The infomercial company, As Seen On TV, has created a new crowdfunding platform (using a white label website created by Launcht) to crowdfund (or pre-sell) consumer products that fit a ‚Äúcertain price … Continue reading

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The Equity Crowdfunding Filter

Equity crowd funding platforms appear to be more discerning about which companies they will list than others. Kickstarter will list pretty much any creative project that doesn’t violate its guidelines. However, Seedrs in the UK carefully curates its listings. Due … Continue reading

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