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Crowdfunding YouTube Celebrity Screws Fans

Here’s another way to get screwed via crowdfunding: A YouTube celebrity in Japan with over 2.2 million fans, Hikaru, sold “shares” in himself on a platform called Valu. Fans paid cash for tokens on the Valu exchange called VA’s. The … Continue reading

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Celebrities Help In Crowdfunding

So, here’s a feel good crowdfunding story. A quadriplegic young lady who is a huge fan of rapper Kendrick Lamar, and has attended every one of his local concerts, started a GoFundMe campaign so she could afford to buy an … Continue reading

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Another Celeb Pilloried For Crowdfunding Appeal

Those of you who know who Zayn Malik is may be surprised to hear that he’s now under fire for asking his fans to contribute to a crowdfunding campaign. The British teen heartthrob has directed his adoring public who follow … Continue reading

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E-Sport Crowdfunding Prize Money

Sprain your thumb? Better get in shape as e-sports is the new game in town and its fans are crowdfunding event prizes. The 2016 Halo World Championship had a total prize pool of $2.5 million, and the first place team … Continue reading

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Good Idea?

Proving that any good idea, like crowdfunding, can be abused. http://www.vocativ.com/news/285010/fans-try-crowdfunding-to-get-kanye-west-out-of-53-million-in-debt/

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Film Crowdfunding For a Pre-Release Window

Film crowdfunding is about to change in order to finance larger budget pictures. In addition to getting movie “swag” from the producers, the idea is to provide donors with a “fan window,” a right to see the movie before the … Continue reading

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Amanda F***g Palmer Crowdfunding Documentary

One of the issues that the SEC’s proposed crowdfunding regulations address is “use of proceeds.” The disclosure document to potential investors is supposed to state with some specificity what the issuer plans to do with the money it raises. Rewards-based … Continue reading

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Veronica Mars’ Crowdfunding Legacy

The biggest crowdfunded movie,Veronica Mars, opens in theaters today. Although the crowdfunding process for Veronica Mars was a way for Warner Bros to use other people’s money and not have to provide a return, that project has paved the way … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From a Failed Crowdfunding Campaign

Fastcompany writes about Zach Suppalla, who learned some important lessons from his first failed crowdfunding campaign, that included: get your idea to market first or someone else may beat you there; build it cheap; build your fanbase before you launch … Continue reading

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Will Pirates Aid Crowdfunders ?

Will movie pirates pay to see the sequel? That’s the question a couple of film makers are asking in their new crowd funding campaign. Director Richard Schenkman and producer Eric D. Wilkinson discovered that their 2007 film “The Man From … Continue reading

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