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Crowdfunding Can Help Women Gain In Entertainment

One way to gain female representation in the big entertainment companies, suggests this author, is through crowdfunding. Building on a University of Wisconsin-Madison study, he thinks that female creatives could use crowdfunding to build their portfolio. In the experiment, the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Troma-tized

A holiday gift for Mom, the backers of the coffee table book “The Art of Troma,” which covers the B-Movie film studio’s history, are now crowdfunding to finance its publication ahead of the New York ComicCon. For the unaware, Troma … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Legitimized by Silicon Valley

Crowdfunding has been legitimized in Silicon Valley now by Silicon Valley, the HBO series. After losing two rich benefactors and discovering that no VC would touch Richard’s “second internet on cellphones” idea, Jared has come up with the idea of … Continue reading

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On The Other Hand, Q1 2016 VC Stats

PriceWaterhouseCoopers reports that venture capitalists invested $12.1 Billion in 969 deals in the first quarter of 2016. Investors moved toward more proven concepts as seed investing declined 10% from last quarter and represented only 3% of all dollars invested, while … Continue reading

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Ugandan Tarantino Crowdfunds His $200 Movies

“We used to fill them with real animal blood, but actors got sick with a disease passed on from cows.” Just another day with the Ugandan Quentin Tarantino who crowdfunded $15,000 on Kickstarter to buy cars to blow up. Isaac … Continue reading

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Participate in “Crowdfunding” Via Incubators

One way to manage the risk of crowdfunding is to have the  “experts” vet your investments. There are a number of incubators or accelerators that now accept investments from “accredited investors.” One such is TechStars* that claims to provide “seed … Continue reading

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Hijacking Crowd Funding or Sour Grapes?

Who is more at fault for success? Crazy question, but it’s being asked by the “creative class” who are upset that Hollywood stars are “hijacking” Kickstarter to finance their feature film (vanity) projects. In the opinion piece attached, Zach Braff … Continue reading

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