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Film Crowdfunding Site Picks 2 Pilots For Grants

Seed & Spark, the online film and television crowdfunding platform ran a contest for “creators of color” in September. If they could reach their crowdfunding goal in a month and attract 500 or more followers, they would be entered into … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Critic Claims Industry Too Immature For Investors

Crowdfunding’s biggest critic in the United Kingdom is Rob Murray-Brown who blogs about the problems in the “industry.” Recently interviewed, RMB says that the problem is that investors get locked in with no real hope of getting their investment back … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Tips From a Winning Accelerator

HAX, a China/SanFrancisco, California, accelerator that has been investing in crowdfunded projects has some tips for being successful, including: your project should be hard to copy and move fast with it; don’t start your crowdfunding campaign until your technology and … Continue reading

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4 Minutes to Prove Viability

Innovation doesn’t just happen in Silicon Valley. Here in the DC area, MAVA announced 16 companies to compete in TechBuzz on April 6. The entrepreneurs include: Business Radar-www.bizradr.com, ChouxBox-www.chouxbox.com, ChurnZero-www.churnzero.net. Devensoft-www.devensoft.com, Flashgrade-www.flashgrade.com, GamePlan-www.gameplanlearning.com, InHerSight-www.inhersight.com, Kitchology-www.inhersight.com, KlowdTV-www.klowdTV.com, Linked Senior, Inc.-www.linkedsenior.com, ParkMyCloud-www.parkmycloud.com, … Continue reading

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More On Paid “Scouts” Who Secretly Invest For Big VCs

As noted here previously, relationships in Silicon Valley keep the money flowing. The Wall Street Journal revisits the use by the big venture capital firms of their “scouts” who look for promising startups, make a small investment to keep their … Continue reading

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Start Up Investor Now Favoring Its Children?

Fiduciary duty issues may soon plague startup accelerator Y Combinator as reported by the Wall Street Journal. YC has recently raised $700 million to invest in later stage companies. But YC is a startup machine and has been spreading its … Continue reading

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Get A Crowdfunding Certificate!

How do you make money from crowdfunding without crowdfunding? Teach about crowdfunding. Raindance, a UK, educational-production company, notes that 60% of all film crowdfunding campaigns fail. To “help” struggling artists, it is offering a GBP249 course on how to do … Continue reading

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Startups Can Sell Stock At Venture Fairs Says SEC

New interpretations from the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission puts an official imprimatur upon what’s been happening for the past 20 years. The interps now say that the offer of a security under Regualtion … Continue reading

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Crowdfund or Bootstrap?

Should you crowdfund or bootstrap? While self financing has its advantages (no 900 pound gorilla from Silicon Valley on the board), a recent Wall Street Journal article suggests that when the time comes for expansion capital, you might find it … Continue reading

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Documentary Filmmakers Discuss Crowdfunding Success

The “Do I Sound Gay” documentary filmmaker and two others on the DOC NYC panel gave hints on their successful crowdfunding campaign, including: if you’re not charismatic, stay off-camera, limited time offers help fuel the “middle” of the campaign when … Continue reading

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