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YouTube Posts Crowdfunding Charges

YouTube announced that it will take a 21 cent fixed and 5% cut of everything raised on its video crowdfunding site “Fan Funding”. Those fees are lower than the 5% fee Kickstarter charges on successfully funded projects plus the 3%-5% … Continue reading

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Rumor: YouTube To Enter Crowdfunding

If you read between the lines, it sounds like YouTube plans to set up a Kickstarter-like crowdfunding web portal for musicians, filmmakers and other artists: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR8XBZRkkao

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SEC Approves Use of Twitter

When you announce the availability of a securities offering, you become subject to the SEC’s rules on what must be included in the announcement. The required information is not all that long, but it’s much longer than 140 characters. So, … Continue reading

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Follow the Smart Money into Crowdfunding

What do Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures have in common? All have invested in crowdfunding platforms, otherwise known as “funding portals.” According to CrowdUnite, about 230 venture capital firms and individual angel investors have invested approximately $855 … Continue reading

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Are Crowdfunding Portals A Good Investment?

Can you make money as a crowdfunding portal? Google seems to think so. “Fortune has learned that AngelList recently raised around $24 million at a valuation in the $150 million range. Atlas Venture and Google Ventures helped lead the round, … Continue reading

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Google Crowdfunds Charity

Do no harm, and do some good. Google has entered the crowdfunded donation universe with the introduction of its One Today app available from Google Play app store. According to Vator News, “The app works by connecting users with causes … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Beats Google Analytics

The Google predictive model that has been touted as being 94% accurate may help studios market their films, but is actually closing the gate after the horse has escaped. Unfortunately, by the time the analysis begins, over 95% of the … Continue reading

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