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Crowdfunding Goes to College

Who’s calling at dinner time? It’s your alma mater looking for a handout. Does that make you want to give? So, colleges are turning to crowdfunding to raise money for their endowments. The College of the Holy Cross raised $2 … Continue reading

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Kickstarter vs. Indiegogo: Some Stats

The Wall Street Journal compared the leading crowdfunding sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo and found: that Kickstarter has raised over $2.5 Billion since 2009 and Indiegogo has raised $850 million since 2008. While the crowdfunding events on both sites are similar … Continue reading

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Mr. Spock’s Descendants Conquer Crowdfunding

Mr. Spock’s descendants appear to be the king and queen of crowdfunding. His daughter is now raising ” $150,000 to complete production on “COPD: Highly Illogical” — a combination of a tribute to Nimoy and an exploration of chronic obstructive … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Success Breeds Success

Success breeds success. At least that’s what’s happening on the large crowdfunding sites. Kickstarter notes that while first time successful campaigns happen only 38% of the time, those that hit their goals the first time are twice as likely to … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding + Restaurants = Foodie Heaven?

Popup restaurants are the hot new thing in high end dining and, combined with crowdfunding, will permit new chefs, new menus and new decor every month at a large DC space. The EquityEats funding portal allows vetted restauranteurs to raise … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Know How To Start Up Without Capital

Well, duh. Crowdfunders know that the best way to start a business without capital is to have your customers pay in advance. Even the IRS has noted that “rewards” promised on Kickstarter are actually sales upon which income taxes will … 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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