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Craft Brewers Crowdfund To Buy Anheuser Busch

For years the craft brewers in the US have been battling Anheuser Busch. And AB has been fighting back, sometimes on the edges of the law, like when they told their distributors not to carry craft beers. Now, the craft … Continue reading

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Film Crowdfunding For a Pre-Release Window

Film crowdfunding is about to change in order to finance larger budget pictures. In addition to getting movie “swag” from the producers, the idea is to provide donors with a “fan window,” a right to see the movie before the … Continue reading

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Advice For Startups

If you believe that following someone else’s path to success is helpful, then Mark Cuban’s 12 Rules for Startups may be worth noting. They include: be obsessed; know what you’re good at; keep your nose to the grindstone; no offices; … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Want Their Money

Kickstarter has (perhaps inadvertently) muddied the waters with respect to the rewards-based crowdfunding projects that it sponsors. Last year, actor Zach Braff raised over $3.1 million to fund his vanity movie “Wish I Was Here.” He promised his more than … Continue reading

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Biggest Crowdfunded Movie Gets Release Date

The biggest crowdfunded (studio) movie to date, “Veronica Mars,” is set to be released by Warner Bros on March 14, 2014, a year and a day after its Kickstarter campaign that raised over $5.7 million commenced. The IndieWire article says … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Rewards Get Exotic

Crowdfunders are getting more imaginative (or perhaps more brazen) with the rewards they are providing to their donors. Planetary Resources is offering a “space selfie” from its first publicly accessible space telescope (goal attained); the feature film “Live Nude Girsl” … Continue reading

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Cut Out the Middleman

Even though equity crowdfunding is still not viable, film makers are starting to find ways to cut out the funding portals by crowdfunding on their own websites. The current fees for projects funded on Kickstarter is 5%. Indiegogo’s fees start … Continue reading

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