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EU Determines Crowdfunding Offers A Minimal Terrorist Threat

The European Commission released in July an assessment of the risks of money laundering and terrorist financing for crowdfunding. The report states that the threat from crowdfunding “is based on the anonymity offered by the online presence and the worldwide … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Now A $34.5 Billion Market

Recent statistics from The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance for crowdfunding in 2016 show a 22% increase totaling $34.5 Billion raised for  “equity and real estate crowdfunding, P2P lending, and balance sheet … Continue reading

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Celebrity Shamed Into Shutting Crowdfunding Campaign

You don’t know him in the U.S., but they do in Australia. Jeans designer Dan Single was shamed into closing his crowdfunding plea by furious donors. Single apparently fell from the balcony of a hotel in Paris, breaking most of … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Campaign Halted? But Is It?

Management of the Sinclair ZX Vega game console asked the BBC not to report that Indiegogo suspended their further money raise due to delivery delays and lack of communication with its donors. The reason for this request is that the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Appear to Troll Mother

The charitable crowdfunding crowd has pushed back so hard that a mother seeking to raise GBP5,000 to fund her family’s trip to DisneyWorld has (supposedly) withdrawn her plea after raising only GBP15. The responses were harsh, reprimanding her for asking … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding As Coca Cola Capitalism

Who says Coca Cola capitalism doesn’t work? At this point, there’s really nothing new about a video game company trying to raise capital via crowdfunding. Unless that company is in Cuba. The independent development studio, Empty Head Games, is using … Continue reading

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Chatbot Helps Crowdfunders Market

The hardest thing about crowdfunding is finding and targeting a donor audience if you don’t already have a massive following. Non-movie stars need to start their marketing campaigns weeks, if not months, before they post their crowdfunding appeal. Many don’t … Continue reading

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Orlando Victims Crowdfunding

One of the major issues with “charity” crowdfunding is trying to determine whether the money you are sending will be responsibly delivered to the victims of the crisis. The Washington Post reports that the crowdfunding campaign for the Orlando shooting … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Goes to College

Who’s calling at dinner time? It’s your alma mater looking for a handout. Does that make you want to give? So, colleges are turning to crowdfunding to raise money for their endowments. The College of the Holy Cross raised $2 … Continue reading

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What a Beach!

Over 39,000 New Zealand donors have crowdfunded the purchase of a beach to put it into a national trust, raising over NZ$2.5 million with some help from the government. The project was started by 2 brothers on Christmas day and … Continue reading

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