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Do Millennials Rely on Crowdfunding?

An op-ed piece by a millennial suggests that the reason that generation has turned to crowdfunding is because of the “breakdown in the social safety net.” It is posited that they have responded to the financial crisis with “community support, … Continue reading

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New Crowd Funding Site Helps Companies Raise Time

The cool thing about crowdfunding is that it started as a way to raise donations (eg, public radio) then morphed into rewards, then into equity and now CrowdRaising is starting a platform where you “donate” your time instead of money. … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Used To Bolster Stalled Startups

Crowdfunding is now becoming a means to bolster stalled startups. TaskRabbit, once a darling of Silicon Valley, was not finding customer traction and needed more money to keep going. So, in addition to doing a “down round,” TR opted to … Continue reading

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“I’m Sorry,” Say Crowdfunded Companies Gone Bust

Bloomberg reports that apology letters are starting to become a “thing” for crowdfunded companies that have burned through their investors’ funds and have gone bust. It notes that the Seedrs equity crowdfunding portal has seen at least 3 companies bite … Continue reading

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Pros Say Crowdfunding About To Crash

Certain finance professionals in the UK believe that crowdfunding lending is “a car crash waiting to happen.” At the Finance Professional Show in London, that lender based his conclusion on the belief that there are too many lenders who don’t … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Spawns New Service Industry

Crowdfunding as a concept has spawned crowdfunding as an industry of service providers. Aside from legal, Upwork shows 12 categories of crowdfunding freelance jobs that include: web/software developer, IT/networking, data/analytics, marketing, writing, customer service, and accounting/consulting. You won’t get rich … 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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