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MoMI Crowdfunds to Save the Muppets in Manhattan

Saving pop culture one creature at a time. The Museum of the Moving Image is crowdfunding to preserve the earliest Muppets from the career of Jim Henson (UMD alum, BTW). Henson sold his company to Disney in 2004 for $78 … Continue reading

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Family Crowdfunds Evacuation After Ireland Claims No Funds

After the government of Ireland refused to medically evacuate a citizen shot and wounded by a local militia in Libya, his family crowdfunded the €22,000 cost of the air ambulance transport. Abduraheem Duibi, an English teacher in Libya, was ambushed … Continue reading

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Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns Start Before They Go Live

Successful crowdfunding campaigns have one thing in common: a pre-existing network to tap for money. An article in Fast Company gives this advice: before the campaign, locate all of your and your teammates’ networks; let the networks know that you … Continue reading

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How To Contact the Lead Investor

One of the hardest things to do in crowdfunding is finding a lead investor. Since all journeys start with the first step, your first step is making contact with that person. Rafe Furst has some good advice in his blog … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Factoid #4: Restriction on Resale of Crowdfunded Security

If you buy stock in a crowdfunded offering you cannot sell it for 1 year unless you sell it to: the issuer of the securities, an accredited investor, as part of an offering registered with the SEC, a member of … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Know How To Start Up Without Capital

Well, duh. Crowdfunders know that the best way to start a business without capital is to have your customers pay in advance. Even the IRS has noted that “rewards” promised on Kickstarter are actually sales upon which income taxes will … Continue reading

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ABA Comments on Crowd Funding Regs

The  Federal Regulation of Securities  Committee of the Business Law  Section of  the American Bar Association sent the Securities and Exchange Commission their- comments on the SEC’s proposed crowdfunding regs that included: it agrees that amounts raised using crowdfunding should … Continue reading

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Is A Crowdfunding Bubble Forming?

Is there a bubble forming in the crowdfunding platform arena? In early 2012, CrowdTilt raised over $12 million from seed and angel investors. Reportedly, it was not looking for a B round when Andreessen Horowitz and other big name VCs … Continue reading

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Robotic Crowdfunding

Yes, you can raise money by crowdfunding, but is it the best way to do that? A recent Wired article suggests that some companies may be missing out on the strategic value add that comes from a respected VC team … Continue reading

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Crowdfund My Meth Lab

Where does crowdfunding money come from? A rare science project titled “Crowdfund My Meth Lab, Yo!” raised over $25,000 to study how crystal meth reacts with the human brain. Ethan Perlstein noted after his successful, if nailbiting, finish that the … Continue reading

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