Tag Archives: Europe

Right Wingers Crowdfund To Stop African Migration To Europe

Right wing “patriots” have been crowdfunding to stop the influx of migrants from the African continent. Known in Europe as the “Identitarian Movement” it claims that “Migrants are destroying Europe’s social fabric.” And so they are raising citizen money to … Continue reading

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Film Crowdfunders Can Diversify With New Tool

Film producers have been flocking to crowdfunding for the past couple of years with some success (~40% on average). But most producers realize that they cannot depend on just one source of financing. Many now cobble together production funds from … Continue reading

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Watch The House Committee Hearing on Crowdfunding

The House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulation held a hearing titled “SEC’s Crowdfunding Proposal: Will It Work for Small Businesses?” this morning (see prior post). You can watch it here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/42779554

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Crowdfunding for a Cause

Movie star Karen Black (“Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces”), 73, was first diagnosed with ampullary cancer in November 2010. With little savings and living on a pension, she has turned to the crowdfunding website GoFundMe to raise up to $22,000 … Continue reading

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The British Example

Some lessons learned from the leading UK crowdfunding site shows that between February 2011 (when they launched the site) and October 16, 12: *the total invested in all pitches: British Pounds 5.2 million; *average investment: BP2,323; *average amount raised: BP146,552; … Continue reading

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