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Crowdsourcing Comes to Network Television

Crowdsourcing comes to network television. (Not an advertisement for CBS, really). The show’s description or “logline” as we say in the biz: “Wisdom Of The Crowd is a drama about a visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app … Continue reading

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Breitbart Questions Wikitribune Crowdfunding

Yesterday this space noted that Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales was crowdfunding to create Wikitribune, a website that would hire professional journalists and have readers sub-edit and fact check articles. Wales’ rationale for the site was to combat “fake news.” Now … Continue reading

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Israeli Crowdfunder Looks To Asia

Crowdfunding/Venture Capital firm OurCrowd, created by Jonathan Medved in 2013 that has funded more than $320 million for startups in Israel, has opened an office in Singapore and is now focusing on Asia as the next big crowdfunding play. Due … Continue reading

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Use Grants to Bootstrap Before Crowdfunding

Tech entrepreneurs that have an application that could be used in agriculture may want to look at the folks who are providing grants in that field, including: the Agricultural Technology Adoption Institute, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller … Continue reading

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Secrets of Raising Startup Capital

The “3 secrets of raising startup capital” are, according to Jay Samit: (1) start your raise before you need it, (2) you will need more capital than you think, and (3) it takes much longer to raise the money than … Continue reading

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Spray and Pray Crowdfunding

“Spray and pray” is the new mantra of crowdfunding syndicates that lead investments into startups and pull in other small accredited investors. Angel List started the phenomena that allows a lead investor to perform the due diligence and let other … Continue reading

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2014 – The Year of Crowdfunding

2014 is being called the “year of crowdfunding” where the venture capitalists lost their monopoly on the financing of startup businesses. Fueled by the change in Reg D that permits advertising of private placements, new funding portals have revolutionized the … Continue reading

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