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ToysRUs Crowdfunding A Publicity Stunt

Billionaire Issac Larian is taking some flak for crowdfunding his attempt to rescue ToysRUs from liquidation. As previously noted, he’s offering donors a bumper sticker in exchange for their money, but no equity. His GoFundMe page says that he’s raised … 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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Shark Tank Skews Focus For Real Entrepreneurs

John Greathouse, a partner at Rincon Venture Partners told the Wall Street Journal that Shark Tank is misleading entrepreneurs because, in the real world: investors want to be partners with the company not take advantage of them; investors don’t focus … Continue reading

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Creative Crowdfunding

Would you give away your product for free to help fund your next product? That’s what (Ms.) Stewart Thorndike is doing to raise funds for her new film. Tribeca tells about the Kickstarter campaign for “Putney”* that lets potential donors … Continue reading

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Top 5 Most Controversial Kickstarter Projects

The top 5 most controversial Kickstarter projects. The video speaks for itself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CA1_B5ebcj8

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Is It the 5% or The Social Good?

Kickstarter has defended its position of allowing Warner Bros studios and Zach Braff to use their service to raise funds for their films notwithstanding their financial capacity to self fund production. Kickstarter maintains that its a tool for use by … Continue reading

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Will The Donald Ruin Crowdfunding ?

Question of the day: Will crowd funding be able to survive the entrance of Donald Trump into the market with his new crowd fund “anything”? Is this for real or just another publicity stunt for the TV boss who likes … Continue reading

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