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Craft Brewers Crowdfund To Buy Anheuser Busch

For years the craft brewers in the US have been battling Anheuser Busch. And AB has been fighting back, sometimes on the edges of the law, like when they told their distributors not to carry craft beers. Now, the craft … Continue reading

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Watch Out For Bogus Pledges

Something else for crowdfunders to watch out for: jerks that give bogus pledges at the deadline then withdraw them so the campaign fails at the last minute. This recently occurred to 2Awesome Studio, a video game developer, that was just … Continue reading

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False and Misleading? April Fools Joke Results in Stock Moves

When is a joke actionable? How about the folks who bought 400,000 shares of Tesla right after it issued a press release about its new product the Tesla Model W? Although it was an April Fools joke, the buyers who … Continue reading

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Will The Donald Ruin Crowdfunding ?

Question of the day: Will crowd funding be able to survive the entrance of Donald Trump into the market with his new crowd fund “anything”? Is this for real or just another publicity stunt for the TV boss who likes … Continue reading

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Crowd Funding Now In The Pop Culture

This has got to be a spoof: There’s a report that a Grant Elliot has raised over $3 million on Kickstarter to STOP producer Doug Ellin from making an “Entourage” movie. The funds are supposedly to be used: to let … Continue reading

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The good, the bad and the ugly

The Onion’s satirical take on crowd funding. The problem with satire is the nugget of truth embedded in the comedy. (Wait for the commercial to end).   http://www.theonion.com/video/internet-scam-alert-most-kickstarter-projects-just,28655/

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