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Lego Drones Bypass Crowdfunding

With spectacular failures to deliver promised products on time (Coolest Cooler) or at all (Zano Nano Drone) and with this statistic running at an average of 9% of all successfully funded crowdfunding campaigns, the Lego Drone guys decided that the … Continue reading

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A Crowdfunder’s Smile Can Effect Results

You can get a consultant for just about everything.  ;>) Crowdfunders would be wise to listen to Jessica Li, a Kentucky University assistant professor of marketing in the School of Business, whose study focused on just how wide your smile … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Tech Co. Dissolves

Sorry, 1,300 backers of Vinaya. The company sent a notice to its Indiegogo backers that it would not be delivering its promised Zenta health wrist wearable device, and also, you’re not getting a refund of the $270,000 you paid upfront, … Continue reading

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When Is Crowdfunding Failure Fraud?

Is there a thin line between failure and fraud? Some crowdfunding donors are starting to get angry that crowdfunders are taking their cash and not delivering on their promises. However, Professor Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School found that: 9% … Continue reading

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Kickstarter vs. Indiegogo: Some Stats

The Wall Street Journal compared the leading crowdfunding sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo and found: that Kickstarter has raised over $2.5 Billion since 2009 and Indiegogo has raised $850 million since 2008. While the crowdfunding events on both sites are similar … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Has Its Bad Apples

Proving that crowdfunding is a worldwide phenomena is this article from the Malaysian website that bemoans how crowdfunding is becoming an arena for scoundrels. Abuses include begging for money to buy booze, sneakers and breast implants. Other problems include outright … Continue reading

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