Tag Archives: wisdom of the crowd

How To Screw Up A Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding screwups come in multiple varieties. The most popular screwup is to raise a ton of money, then not deliver your pre-sold product or be incredibly late and fail to inform your buyers. One example of multiple screwups is Mate … Continue reading

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Bad Crowdfunding Idea: Novel AND Useful

Want to make sure your crowdfunding campaign doesn’t meet its target? Then have a company that is a novel business that provides useful solutions to tough problems. Although that sounds like the perfect combination, a new study says: “When projects … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Buggy Whips

Will the crowd support any idea? Like buggy whips, video stores have been relegated to the dustbin of history, and yet, one in Florida is crowdfunding so you can still have access to “Song of the South, Krampus, Life of … Continue reading

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Does Crowdfunding Rely on Mob Thinking?

Leaving 2016 with this iconic quote: “A large number of unsophisticated people are likely to be more accurate than a handful of sophisticated people.” Really? The New York Times story discusses how new car companies are crowdfunding to sell electric … 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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SEC Crowd Funding Rule Proposed – Blog Posts From Meeting

Real time blog (earliest entry at the bottom) of the SEC’s historic meeting to approve proposed rules to permit crowd funding under the JOBS Act: *Commissioners have no questions on the Crowd Funding rule. They voted unanimously to publish the … Continue reading

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A New JOBS Act Job – Whistleblower

The crowdfunding public is already pretty vigilant, with a few high profile frauds having been sniffed out. But when the crowdfunding regs get published, a new profession may appear, that of the whistle blower. The SEC actually has an Office … Continue reading

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