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Chinese Hi-Pee Does It All – Really?

This falls into the category of “I don’t think so.” If Theranos couldn’t do it, would you crowdfund a small Chinese built device that supposedly can “perform 14 kinds of health tests for protein, glucose, pH, occult blood, WBC count, … Continue reading

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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

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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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Crowdfunder Gets Amazon Buyout

Another crowdfunder has hit it big, leaving its donors in the proverbial dust. Blink, one of the first wireless security cameras, raised $200,000 in a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign back in 2014, later to raise up to $1 million there pre-selling … Continue reading

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NYSE Company Crowdfunding New Product

Did you think that crowdfunding was just for startups? How about a 111 year old public company that has a market capitalization of $109 Billion? Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is using Indiegogo to sell a new home security product that will … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Is Really “Crowd Marketing”

Cheryl Clements, Chief Executive Officer of the web platform Pieshell, notes that crowdfunding is really a two way street and the best crowdfunders are also “crowd marketers.” This is due to the fact that the crowdfunding process allows an entrepreneur … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Site for Writers

A new crowdfunding site helps authors do two things at once: pre-sell their novel and get noticed by publishers. Although some writers have made a lot of dough (Fifty Shades of Grey has earned over $500M in all of its … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding And Other Ways To Raise Capital

Some obvious, some not so. This recent article describes in little detail 20 ways to raise money for your business. While it provides some good ideas, they’re not fleshed out and additional research is needed to make the discussion helpful … Continue reading

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Fortune 500 Company Uses Crowdfunding Gimmick

Crowdfunding is now a gimmick for mass marketers who want to get in on the action. Diageo, a huge liquor conglomerate, reported net sales of £12.1 billion and operating profit of £3.6 billion as of June 30, 2017, is now … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Man’s Romper “Just Wrong”

I could blog today about how a great crowdfunding campaign bought bicycles for a police unit in the UK, but instead was distracted by the one for #romphim. This campaign has blown through their target so that they can create … Continue reading

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