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Pirates’ Crowdfunding Shot Down

A bizarre crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe was apparently taken down for alleged fraud. Administrators of KickAss Torrents, a website devoted to permitting fans to illegally copy and download music and movies that was shut down by Homeland Security in July … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Consultants Don’t Add Much

As more crowdfunding campaigns are failing to raise their targeted amounts (66% this year vs. 50% last year), more startups are turning to PR firms, Twitter masters and other types of “experts” who promise to raise the campaign’s profile to … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Becoming Electronic Panhandling

Fed up with getting crowdfunding pleas from women who want to remove the tattoo from their forehead? One blogger has “new rules” on when she will donate: someone she knows & trusts makes a personal plea; the campaign gets someone … Continue reading

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MBA Schools Ask Students to Wait

The Wall Street Journal reports that business schools like Stanford are encouraging MBA students to graduate before jumping out to start a company. Although the number of dropouts hovers, for example, at around 9% at Harvard Business School, many schools … Continue reading

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Who Needs Banks – Part II

The Wall Street Journal notes that disintermediation is rampant as the banks have continued to ignore community lending giving up this market to online lenders. When celebrity chefs with a history of earnings cannot get a loan to expand, something … Continue reading

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What Can’t You Crowdfund?

What can’t you crowdfund? Different funding portals have different terms of service. So, it behooves you to read up first before you post. On Kickstarter, you can’t raise funds for charity or an investment or offer an corn seed with … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Portals Worry About Reputational Risk

Indiegogo and GoFundMe have pulled campaigns for police officers accused in publicized shootings recently due to “violations” of their terms of service or “failure to meet standards.” IndieGoGo won’t permit campaigns that “…raise funds for illegal activities, …cause harm to … Continue reading

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