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Social Media Increases Crowdfunding Results

A recent paper by Fujie Jin and Andy Wu of the Wharton School posits that ” social media can improve startup funding success through two channels: 1) enabling investor discovery of potential investment opportunities through reduction of search costs and … Continue reading

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iPhone Airbag To Be Crowdfunded

According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to date the airbag has saved more than 28,000 lives in the USA alone. Now, a German student inventor is set to crowdfund his airbag for (wait for it!) your iPhone! … Continue reading

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Do As I Do: Crowdfund

The startup that is going to tell you which crowdfunding company to invest in is crowdfunding its own start. Although backed by one of the original founders of Napster (are you old enough to remember Napster?), KingsCrowd is launching its … Continue reading

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Fine Line Between Crowdfunding Fraud and Bad Business Judgment

Failed crowdfunding companies may come close to committing fraud. Such is the story of Kanoa, the wireless earbud firm that displayed signs of failure at various stages, but no one person had all the facts to conclude that the company … Continue reading

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Equity Crowdfunding Startups In Israel Grows

Nine equity crowdfunding platforms have funded 145 high tech startup firms in Israel and that is growing. In the first half of 2017, equity crowdfunding put $173 million into startups, 73% of 2016’s amount. The largest platforms are OurCrowd, IAngels,  … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding And Other Ways To Raise Capital

Some obvious, some not so. This recent article describes in little detail 20 ways to raise money for your business. While it provides some good ideas, they’re not fleshed out and additional research is needed to make the discussion helpful … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing Comes to Network Television

Crowdsourcing comes to network television. (Not an advertisement for CBS, really). The show’s description or “logline” as we say in the biz: “Wisdom Of The Crowd is a drama about a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app … Continue reading

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