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Potential Failure of Rape Preventing Underwear Crowdfunding

Here’s another good crowdfunding idea that may be in meltdown. In March 2016 AR Wear reported “the transition from prototype to manufacturing process is presenting challenges in more areas than we had imagined.” So, its more than 2,000 backers who … Continue reading

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Fine Line Between Crowdfunding Fraud and Bad Business Judgment

Failed crowdfunding companies may come close to committing fraud. Such is the story of Kanoa, the wireless earbud firm that displayed signs of failure at various stages, but no one person had all the facts to conclude that the company … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Platform Helps Entrepreneurs Succeed

What does the Lily camera drone, Coolest Cooler and the Zano drone have in common? They are all crowdfunders that failed to deliver after raising an aggregate of over $47 million on Indiegogo, leaving thousands of backers without their money … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial Risk Of Crowdfunding

One of the dangers of crowdfunding is the public release of your idea before you go to market. Since most crowdfunders are in the startup mode and likely have not patented their product (although a patent may not help in … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Badly Planned Can Look Like Fraud

In a recent round table, scientists discussed why robot crowdfunding campaigns fail. Some reasons were: unpredictability with components and timeframes; ┬ánew unpredicted constraints that occur after funding; lack of substantial planning before funding; and failure to plan for over subscriptions … Continue reading

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Indiegogo Engages Manufacturer to Avoid Crowdfunding Failures

One of the biggest issues in crowdfunding is the inability of companies to deliver promised products on time due to manufacturing glitches. Pre-sale crowdfunding portal Indiegogo has attempted to fix this problem by signing a deal with Arrow Electronics “to … Continue reading

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How To Avoid Crowdfunding Failure

TechCrunch discusses the how hardware crowdfunders can avoid failure by: not underestimating the move from prototype to production; planning what to do after the money raise; and providing a product that has staying power. http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/10/3-pitfalls-that-can-sink-any-crowdfunded-hardware-startup/

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