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Artist Crowdfunding Platform Suspending Adult Content

It’s well known that federally insured banks have been hands-off with respect to the legal cannabis trade. Now, apparently, payment processors are starting to deny service to content creators who crowdfund on the artist subscription web platform Patreon. A number … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Closed To Alt-Right

Apparently, the last alt-right crowdfunding site has gone dormant according to Hornet. Started by a Perdue University student, Maker Support has stopped taking pledges. That follows the hibernation of Hatreon, a site that mimicked Patreon. Apparently, the reason for their … Continue reading

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Indiegogo Changes The Rules

Contributors to fixed crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo should be aware that the web portal will now charge your credit card immediately upon pledging “not at the end of the campaign. With this integration, backers’ payment information is secure and entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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More On Paid “Scouts” Who Secretly Invest For Big VCs

As noted here previously, relationships in Silicon Valley keep the money flowing. The Wall Street Journal revisits the use by the big venture capital firms of their “scouts” who look for promising startups, make a small investment to keep their … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Replacing Amazon Payments With Startup Stripe

Amazon payment processing, that has done over $1 Billion in donations for Kickstarter, is being ousted in favor of startup Stripe. Kickstarter apparently does not like Amazon’s new Log In and Pay service that replaced its flexible payment plan in … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Based On a Higher Authority

Based on the Buddist model of unconditional giving called “dana,” a new crowdfunding web portal is launching for filmmakers and artists known as dana.io. The portal is NOT charging a fee to crowdfunders, but instead is asking for contributions.  Kickstarter, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding In A Box

The cool thing about the JOBS Act is that it has unleashed incredible creativity even though the crowdfunding rules are not yet final. A year ago, there was talk among developers (and there are some up and running) about creating … Continue reading

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