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Crowdfunding Women More Successful

Perception is reality. Although the venture capital world is less likely to fund a female-driven startup, the crowd happens to like them. PriceWaterhouseCoopers found that “found women-led crowdfunding campaigns are 32 percent more successful than male-led campaigns. And the average … Continue reading

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A Crowdfunder’s Smile Can Effect Results

You can get a consultant for just about everything.  ;>) Crowdfunders would be wise to listen to Jessica Li, a Kentucky University assistant professor of marketing in the School of Business, whose study focused on just how wide your smile … Continue reading

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Charitable Crowdfunding: Trust But Verify. But How?

Americans are an empathetic bunch as the recent GoFundMe campaign shows. But should they be more cautious? A person posting as “R.b. “Razor” Sheldon on behalf of Amber Boyd” started a crowdfunding campaign to benefit the family of the challenged … Continue reading

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When Is Crowdfunding Failure Fraud?

Is there a thin line between failure and fraud? Some crowdfunding donors are starting to get angry that crowdfunders are taking their cash and not delivering on their promises. However, Professor Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School found that: 9% … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Becoming Electronic Panhandling

Fed up with getting crowdfunding pleas from women who want to remove the tattoo from their forehead? One blogger has “new rules” on when she will donate: someone she knows & trusts makes a personal plea; the campaign gets someone … Continue reading

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Slow Start For Intra-State Crowdfunding

Guess what? Crowdfunding is hard. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that small businesses in states that have adopted intra-state crowdfunding rules are finding it difficult to raise capital from non-accredited investors. Reasons vary, but risk of the return of … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For a Cause: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

If you remember, 12 year old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer in November 2014. An “activist” started a crowdfunded donation campaign on YouCaring.com and raised about $60,000. After being challenged as a scam, attorneys … Continue reading

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