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SEC Shuts Down ICO Claiming SEC Approval

Don’t tug on Superman’s cape: The Securities and Exchange Commission got an emergency court order to stop an Initial Coin Offering that falsely claimed that the SEC had “approved” the ICO. It also halted pre-sales of the tokens from Blockvest … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Star Pebble Watch Sold

With the acquisition of crowdfunding champion Pebble Watch by FitBit, Variety is forecasting the death of the smart watch. Their premise is there’s no real market for them; they’re just an extension of your smartphone. Apple watch sales are down … Continue reading

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Contract Winery Crowdfunds To Market Indie Wines

Naked Wine Company is a Napa, California contract winery that has used crowdfunding to help indie winemakers produce, market and distribute their wines. It has over 75,000 “members” that pay $40/month (annual revenue ~$43M) to sample different wines from different … Continue reading

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Kodak Teams With Kickstarter to Kick Start Dying Film Biz

In an effort to keep its dying film stock business alive, Kodak has teamed with Kickstarter to provide film makers with free film stock based on the amount of money raised on the web portal for their picture. A director … Continue reading

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Cynical Crowdfunding or Good Marketing?

Want to sell more products? Get behind a public policy issue and set up a crowdfunding site so donors can buy your stuff for a cause. That’s what Wolfcom Body Cameras has done. Working off the outcry for fair policing, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding While Cleaning Toilets

With crowdfunding now a $34 Billion a year industry, it is starting to change lives. As noted in the Washington Post article, crowdfunding is helping struggling artists get a start while they clean toilets to pay the rent. Crowdfunding seems … Continue reading

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Life After Crowdfunding

The crowdfunding worked! You’ve received free capital to create your product. Now what? Take a look at the portal that helps you sell your crowdfunded product: outgrow.me. This site sells all of those great crowdfunded ideas like this goat mug, … Continue reading

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