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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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Crowdfunding Women More Successful

Perception is reality. Although the venture capital world is less likely to fund a female-driven startup, the crowd happens to like them. PriceWaterhouseCoopers found that “found women-led crowdfunding campaigns are 32 percent more successful than male-led campaigns. And the average … Continue reading

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Misleading Crowdfunding For Stem Cell Therapy

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a paper that noted that crowdfunding campaigns used to raise money for generally unproven stem cell therapy are often misleading. The authors studied 408 campaigns to determine how they represented the … Continue reading

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Local Government Sponsors Crowdfunding

Some governments are picking winners and losers. The local Biscay government in the Basque region of Spain has handpicked a number of startup companies for whom it is sponsoring crowdfunding campaigns. In an attempt to mitigate the risk of investing … Continue reading

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Petro Crypto-Currency Pre-sale Starts

What could be safer than a crypto-currency backed by a bunch of commodities that may still be in the ground and offered by an authoritarian government that is seeking to circumvent international sanctions? Welcome to the pre-sale of Venezuela’s Petro … Continue reading

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Crowdfunder Gets Amazon Buyout

Another crowdfunder has hit it big, leaving its donors in the proverbial dust. Blink, one of the first wireless security cameras, raised $200,000 in a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign back in 2014, later to raise up to $1 million there pre-selling … 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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