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Is Crowdfunding Under False Pretenses A Crime?

Is crowdfunding under false pretenses a crime? According to news reports, a young black woman tweeting under the name “reformed republican” tweeted her support for President Trump. Shortly thereafter, she tweeted: “After seeing this tweet, my parents cut me off … Continue reading

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Crowdfunder Revolutionizing Fintech

Fintech is revolutionizing banking and the public is ready. The United Kingdom fintech company Monzo raised £1 million in just 96 seconds on the “equity crowdfunding site Crowdcube, crashing their servers and setting the record for the fastest ever crowdfunding … Continue reading

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iPhone Airbag To Be Crowdfunded

According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to date the airbag has saved more than 28,000 lives in the USA alone. Now, a German student inventor is set to crowdfund his airbag for (wait for it!) your iPhone! … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Documentary Accuses Apple

The documentary that Apple doesn’t want you to see began as a crowdfunded project on Indiegogo. “Complicit” raised $45,669 as of December 16, 2014. The film covers the use of dangerous chemicals by Apple contractors and sub-contractors that has allegedly … Continue reading

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NYSE Company Crowdfunding New Product

Did you think that crowdfunding was just for startups? How about a 111 year old public company that has a market capitalization of $109 Billion? Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is using Indiegogo to sell a new home security product that will … Continue reading

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Apple Acquires Crowdfunded Sleep App

Another crowdfunding success story is the Finnish company Beddit that raised $503,000 (with an $80,000 goal) on Indiegogo. Beddit sells a bed-based sleep sensor which is iPhone and iWatch compatible. Then the gold strike happened this week when Apple swooped … Continue reading

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Magazine Sours On Crowdfunding

The PopSlate 2 phone case million dollar crowdfunded startup is the latest big bust for Indiegogo as the crowdfunder has notified backers that it is filing bankruptcy. There will be no delivery of promised product and no backer refunds of … Continue reading

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Adoption App Crowdfunding Campaign Suspended

Tinder for adoption? Kickstarter has apparently suspended the Adoptly crowdfunding campaign which was seeking funds to develop an app that would match orphans with potential parents. “If the kid or expecting mother likes you, it’s a match!” The campaign had … Continue reading

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Russian Scientists Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

Crowdfunding is a global phenomena. Russian scientists, who have crowdfunded over $35,000 on Boomstarter in Moscow, are now on Kickstarter trying to raise another $45,000. Once raised, they will create a new type of satellite that will be able to … Continue reading

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Cynical Crowdfunding or Good Marketing?

Want to sell more products? Get behind a public policy issue and set up a crowdfunding site so donors can buy your stuff for a cause. That’s what Wolfcom Body Cameras has done. Working off the outcry for fair policing, … Continue reading

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