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Crowdfunding Success Explained

If you read between the lines of this article about the co-founder of Kickstarter, you’ll see that the company has made had net income of about $175 million in the last 9 years. Not bad for a guys who started … Continue reading

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Bad Crowdfunding Idea: Novel AND Useful

Want to make sure your crowdfunding campaign doesn’t meet its target? Then have a company that is a novel business that provides useful solutions to tough problems. Although that sounds like the perfect combination, a new study says: “When projects … Continue reading

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Will Crowdfunding Save Silicon Valley?

Due to cheap technology such as cloud computing and the ability to circumvent the need for venture capital using crowdfunding, a writer for the Washington Post thinks that even with the deflation of the unicorns, technology startups won’t miss a … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Secrets Revealed !

The secrets to a successful crowdfunding campaign have been found by a University of Buffalo School of Management study that says: “high quality photos and video, previous crowdfunding success and positive comments from backers are the keys to a successful … Continue reading

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New Crowdfunding Study Starting

You can help determine what makes crowdfunding tick. Prof. Ethan Mollick, a leading crowdfunding scholar at Wharton, is conducting a new study about crowdfunding hrough Kickstarter. Although he has listed a number of questions on his webpage, it appears that … Continue reading

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Trash Crowdfunding?

The Washington Post’s Outlook section Sunday ran an ¬†opinion piece to get rid of crowdfunding because of the “endless stream of dubious campaigns” that are silly (potato salad), socially worthless (paying for someone’s travel) or not verifiable. The author wants … Continue reading

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Scientists Turn To Crowdfunding

Because the National Institutes of Health grant rate is at about 22% and other grants are dying up, scientists are turning more and more to crowdfunding. While some have called it “panda science,” the number of scientific projects on crowdfunding … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding’s Fine Line: Feasibility or Fraud?

The Wall Street Journal believes that Indiegogo’s InDemand feature, which lets crowdfunders take pre-orders after their crowdfunding deadline has passed, is dangerously merging crowdfunding with e-commerce. The fear is that if the offering is technologically difficult (or impossible) the company … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Grosses ~$25 Million in 2014

Kickstarter has posted its stats for 2014, including 3.3 million donors pledging $0.5 Billion ($1,000/minute) funding 22,252 projects, with big names (Neil Young, Levar Burton), and they are even touting their matchmaking ability (a funder married a donor). Be ready … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Documents Contract Between Crowdfunders and Donors

Kickstarter has revised its terms and conditions to let crowdfunders know that they are entering into legally binding contracts with their “donors.” The terms now specifically state that if the funder does not comply with its obligations, it could be … Continue reading

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