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Smithsonian Shares Crowdfunding Stats

The Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. is a very happy crowdfunder and has shared its crowdfunding statistics with the public. The Museum, with the help of Kickstarter, crowdfunded two campaigns, one to save Neil Armstrong’s (first moon walker) space suit … Continue reading

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State Crowdfunding Exemptions – Useful or Useless?

Two states (Kansas and Georgia) now have “crowdfunding” regulatory exemptions and two states (Washington and North Carolina) are contemplating legislation. However, the ability to use the exemption, at least in GA, may be very restricted. GA’s statute (590-4-2-.08) exempts issuers … Continue reading

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The Mel Brooks Approach to Crowdfunding

A successful crowdfunding campaign begins long before it opens on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. Evidence points to the fact that winning efforts typically already have a fan base or interested following at the time the button is pushed and the timeclock … Continue reading

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World’s Best Crowd Funder

Who’s the world’s best crowd funder? It’s President Obama by a long shot. All told, the campaign’s online fundraising apparatus brought in $525 million. Haven’t seen anyone beat this. http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/obama-campaign-final-fundraising-total-1-billion-86445.html

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