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E-Sport Crowdfunding Prize Money

Sprain your thumb? Better get in shape as e-sports is the new game in town and its fans are crowdfunding event prizes. The 2016 Halo World Championship had a total prize pool of $2.5 million, and the first place team … Continue reading

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Service Providers Seeking Equity

Shades of the dot-com days are back as service providers are now seeking startup equity over or in addition to cash payments. Some note caution as payoffs can take years, valuations are starting to decline with the market and the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Know How To Start Up Without Capital

Well, duh. Crowdfunders know that the best way to start a business without capital is to have your customers pay in advance. Even the IRS has noted that “rewards” promised on Kickstarter are actually sales upon which income taxes will … Continue reading

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Uber Entertainment Declares Crowdfunding DEAD

Uber Entertainment has declared crowdfunding for gaming DEAD as taking up too much time and not guaranteed successful. The company pulled its Kickstarter campaign for its RTS Human Resources game when it became clear that it would fall way short … Continue reading

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From Zero to $2 Billion in 2 Years With Crowdfunding

Can you go from Kickstarter to $2 Billion? Apparently so as Facebook (now becoming the Darth Vader of the Internet) announced an agreement to buy Oculus VR, the maker of a virtual reality headset. It was back in September 2012 … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding for Blood

If you invest in a crowdfunded company, would you give your blood as well as your money? Y Combinator Partner Sam Altman has donated $20,000 and pledged to donate his blood for clinical trials to the Immunity Project. The Immunity … Continue reading

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