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Crowdfunders Say Men Not Welcome

Although you can donate, if you’re a (cis) male, you’re not welcome to the Man Free (actually named the “Statement”) Music Festival in Sweden. Started by a Swedish female comedian after reports of sexual abuse at other festivals, the Kickstarter … Continue reading

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Will Crowdfunding Save Silicon Valley?

Due to cheap technology such as cloud computing and the ability to circumvent the need for venture capital using crowdfunding, a writer for the Washington Post thinks that even with the deflation of the unicorns, technology startups won’t miss a … Continue reading

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Women Best Men At Crowdfunding

Better get a woman on your team. Turns out that women are 61% more likely than men to reach their crowdfunding goals on Indiegogo and 13% more likely on Kickstarter. In the equity arena, CircleUp, a consumer products funding portal … Continue reading

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Another Reason To Crowdfund

Think venture capitalists are elitist? It’s worse than you think. They’re also apparently biased towards good looking men. Forget your projections, toss away the business plan. Maybe a trip to the plastic surgeon would be more helpful. WaPo reports “A … Continue reading

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