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Altruism Pushes Crowdfunders Over Their Target

Two researchers have uncovered the psychology to crowdfunding. A paper from the UCLA Anderson School notes that as the crowdfunding campaign nears its targeted goal, the herding mentality of investors is initiated (play with the winner) and risk of failure … Continue reading

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Do As I Do: Crowdfund

The startup that is going to tell you which crowdfunding company to invest in is crowdfunding its own start. Although backed by one of the original founders of Napster (are you old enough to remember Napster?), KingsCrowd is launching its … Continue reading

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Brain Cancer Drug Co. Crowdfunding

New pharma company CNS Pharma is using Regulation CF to raise SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity at a 16% discount to the future raise) to fund Phase II clinical studies of its drug Berubicin for the treatment of the … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Worms For Mars

Wageningen University in the Netherlands has set up a crowdfunding site to pay for research to see if earth worms can survive in Martian (like) soil. In 13 years, Elon Musk has promised a manned trip to Mars, so scientists … Continue reading

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Real Estate Magnate Crowdfunding To Support Psychedelic Research

How does crowdfunding fit into a story about a real estate magnate with cancer and the Peruvian hallocinogen ayahuasca? Rodrigo Niño, a NYC real estate developer, after having a psychedelic experience to relieve his fear of death (the drug makes … Continue reading

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Police Chief Asks People To Stop Crowdfunding

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams has asked the public to stop donating to the crowdfunding pages set up for the family of murder victim Robert Godwin. Godwin was assassinated by a killer who posted the murder on Facebook’s live stream. … Continue reading

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The Key To Crowdfunding Success: Be An Attractive Woman

If life isn’t unfair enough, The Atlantic noted that beautiful people attract more crowdfunding money than those that are not. Thin, white attractive women gain more donations than heavier, darker women or men. Men who donate to attractive women tend … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Use Old Drugs In a New Way To Help Cure Cancer

In first of its kind, Cancer Research UK and the British government have teamed up to crowdfund a new cancer treatment regimen using old cheap drugs repurposed to fight cancer in conjunction with the National Health System standard treatments. Care … Continue reading

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A Crowdfunder’s Smile Can Effect Results

You can get a consultant for just about everything.  ;>) Crowdfunders would be wise to listen to Jessica Li, a Kentucky University assistant professor of marketing in the School of Business, whose study focused on just how wide your smile … Continue reading

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Reporter Unearths Crowdfunding Scam

A Geektime reporter does a bit of due diligence and determines that the AurumCoin crowdfunding campaign is a scam. Some evidence that the plea for money is not credible: the appeal to the greed and doomsday factor; no rewards for … Continue reading

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