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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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Should Crowdfunding Filmmakers Worry About Sundance?

A new study has concluded that 4 out of 5 independent films at the Sundance Film Festival will get distribution deals. But for a lot of film crowdfunders, that’s a meaningless statistic as only 3% of the feature length films … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Continues to Rise

Crowdnetic has released its report for the first quarter 2014 on private issuers publicly raising capital (under the amended Reg D rules), finding 2,834 active issuers, an increase of 15.5% over the prior month. It reports that “Total recorded capital … Continue reading

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Can Crowdfunders Sniff Out Fraud?

Can the crowd do better than the CIA? If so, can the crowd sniff out fraud in the crowdfunding marketplace? According to NPR, the Good Judgment Project has determined that ” if you take a large crowd of different people … Continue reading

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Picking a Crowdfunding Portal

Here’s a way to determine which crowdfunding platform or funding portal you may want to use. Once a website is determined, go to http://www.alexa.com and type in the portal’s name. Alexa will then give you important statistics, including: how popular … Continue reading

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Cold Water for Crowdfunders

A little cold water for crowdfunders: Most Kickstarter campaigns have failed. As of today, some stats from Kickstarter. Since inception, Kickstarter has raised over $920 million. Fees to Kickstarter have totaled approximately $46 million (5%), with payment processing fees of … Continue reading

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Keys to Successful Crowd Funding

Important new academic study of crowd funding by Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School suggests that: (i) investments are drawn to higher quality projects; (ii) project failures happen by large amounts, successes by small amounts; (iii) high quality projects attract … Continue reading

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