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Bigger Crowdfunding Portals Not Necessarily Better

A small, unscientific survey suggests that the biggest crowdfunding site may not necessarily be the best for your particular project. VentureBeat notes the CrowdsUnite work that suggests that certain types of projects (film, writing) may have better success rates on … Continue reading

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Major Corporations Using Crowdfunding

Major corporations are jumping on the crowdfunding bandwagon. The Wall Street Journal profiled $7 billion (market value) semi-conductor chip maker Marvell that recently used Indiegogo to crowdfund Kinoma Create, a software and hardware tool kit that includes a Marvell chipset … Continue reading

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Does Spike Lee Deliver?

After taking a lot of flak from the film crowdfunding community for using his celebrity status to raise “other people’s money” to shoot his next movie, the film has recently premiered at the American Black ¬†Film Festival. (Here’s Mr. Lee … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Can be Lucrative

Kickstarter founder Yancy Strickler notes, among other things, that: it was not wrong to feel betrayed if you donated to Occulus Rift just before it was sold to Facebook for $2 Billion and you didn’t even get your headset yet; … Continue reading

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Free Film Crowdfunding Handbook

Film financing is a big crowdfunding category. It was the first category on Indiegogo and is the second largest category on Kickstarter, raising over $209.5 million for more than 35,000 projects to date. “Filmmmakers who used Indiegogo to crowdfund their … Continue reading

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If It’s A Hit, Crowdfunders Get Zero

Another celebrity Kickstarter movie is going to hit theaters shortly. It’s Zach Braff’s (Scrubs, remember?) “Wish I Were Here” that raised over $3.1 million and was bought by Universal’s (Comcast) Focus Features for a reported $2.75 million. Don’t know if … Continue reading

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Veronica Mars’ Crowdfunding Legacy

The biggest crowdfunded movie,Veronica Mars, opens in theaters today. Although the crowdfunding process for Veronica Mars was a way for Warner Bros to use other people’s money and not have to provide a return, that project has paved the way … Continue reading

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