Tag Archives: kickstarter

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

Posted in accredited investor, Charity, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Film, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, Small Business, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crowdfunded Business Fails

“A Very Sad Goodbye” is the latest update from Ossic X’s Kickstarter page. Although it is apparently still asking for money, the company says “It is with an extremely heavy heart that we must inform you that OSSIC is shutting … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, balance, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, review, SEC, Small Business, technology, VC, Venture Capital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crowdfunders Grouse About Reg. CF

People are grousing that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Crowd Funding isn’t helping small business like it should. Although 438 small companies have raised over $105 million since the regulation went effective in May 2016, the complaints about the … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, balance, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Film, fraud, Investments, Jobs, review, SEC, Small Business, technology, VC, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gun Startups Try Crowdfunding

Like the alt-right which has found no love on existing crowdfunding platforms, the gun industry is now seeking alternative sites to raise cash for entrepreneurial projects. As one fund raiser puts it: ‚ÄúParkland really brought out this open warfare against … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, review, SEC, Small Business, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Look Back To 10 Biggest Crowdfunding Campaigns

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the 10 biggest crowdfunding campaigns in recent history, including: Pebble Watch (raised $20.3 million) – shut down; Flow Hive (raised $15 million) sold more than 51,000 bee hives so far and is … Continue reading

Posted in accredited investor, balance, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, review, SEC, Uncategorized, VC, Venture Capital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crowdfunding Closed To Alt-Right

Apparently, the last alt-right crowdfunding site has gone dormant according to Hornet. Started by a Perdue University student, Maker Support has stopped taking pledges. That follows the hibernation of Hatreon, a site that mimicked Patreon. Apparently, the reason for their … Continue reading

Posted in balance, Banking, Charity, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in accredited investor, balance, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, review, SEC, Small Business, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in accredited investor, balance, Charity, checkbook, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, Jobs, Legislative Intent, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in accredited investor, balance, checkbook, Congress, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, deposits, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, Small Business, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in accredited investor, checkbook, Crowd Fund Act, Crowd Fund Act of 2012, Crowd Funding At the Margins, Crowd Funding Platforms, discrepancies, fraud, Funding Portals, Investments, Jobs, Legislative Intent, SEC, Small Business, technology, VC, Venture Capital, Wall Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment