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Cambridge Study Of Successful Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding research from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, United Kingdom, of 10,000 Kickstarter campaigns reports that successful appeals have the following attributes: lower targets, shorter duration, prior successful campaigns by the organizers, a burst of funding early in the campaign, … Continue reading

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Sesame Street Crowdfunds To Stop Bullying

How can you say no to Elmo? Sesame Street has started a crowdfunding campaign to help prevent bullying. The non-profit has already brought attention to autism with the creation of the Muppet Julia who has been responsible for an increase … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Math

Crowdfunding math: How many backers do you need to hit 30% of your crowdfunding target in the first 48 hours (which is a leading indicator that you will ultimately hit the target by the end of the period)? One guy … Continue reading

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A Happy Crowdfunding Ending To A Disaster

Would you crowdfund a motorcycle helmet with an Augmented Reality display on the visor? Over 1,900 backers put up almost $2.5 million at $1,500 a pop, but only a handful of helmets were delivered and tech support vanished and the … Continue reading

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Shittiest Crowdfunding Campaigns

In this life, especially in Washington, DC, everyone has an opinion. So, if you’re looking for opinions as to the shittiest crowdfunding campaigns, head on over to Reddit. There you will find comments on such beggings as Piqapoo, a bag … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Stat Check

Here’s a stat check from Kickstarter: Of the 385,810 total projects, only¬†35.6% were successful as of today. The top five crowdfunding categories (in order) are: Music, Film, Games, Publishing and Art. In the Music category: 10% raised <$1,000; 71% raised … Continue reading

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Potential Failure of Rape Preventing Underwear Crowdfunding

Here’s another good crowdfunding idea that may be in meltdown. In March 2016 AR Wear reported “the transition from prototype to manufacturing process is presenting challenges in more areas than we had imagined.” So, its more than 2,000 backers who … Continue reading

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