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How Crowdfunding will Change the Business World

How Crowdfunding will Change the Business World

By Eric Michaels, Financing a project through online contributions, also known as crowdfunding, was initially met with skepticism and its detractors were repeatedly stunned by every success. Now, however, it has proven to be far more than a fad and everything from major motion pictures, to personal vacations has been successfully crowdfunded. When it comes to the business world, the implications are just as big. Here’s how crowdfunding could change the way business gets done. A shift in financing power “In the ’90s, you would raise $5 million or $10 million in an IPO, but those days are gone, and that has created this black…

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CrowdFunding Site, Lists, Data, Analytics, Research, Statistics, Reports, Infographic

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SECFC14: September 26, 2014 – Let’s Scale Some Good

SECFC14: September 26, 2014 – Let’s Scale Some Good

Conference Agenda SECFC14 will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014 and will feature two general sessions and tracks for breakout sessions. A VIP reception and dinner will follow (separate tickets are required). The following is the agenda for SECFC13. We expect to make the agenda for 2014 even better! The second annual Social Enterprise and Crowdfunding Conference will be held at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort near Salt Lake City, Utah on September 26, 2014. Our theme for this year will be “Let’s Scale Some Good.” Speakers will be coming from across the country to discuss social entrepreneurship, impact investing, philanthropy and crowdfunding. This is…

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CrowdFunding Lists, Data, Analytics, Research, Statistics, Reports, Infographic

CrowdFunding Lists, Data, Analytics, Research, Statistics, Reports, Infographic

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CrowdFunding Lists, Data, Analytics, Research, Statistics, Reports, Infographic

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The Statue of Liberty and America’s CrowdFunding pioneer

The Statue of Liberty still stands on the base funded by Pulitzer's efforts

Happy birthday, America! CFB  News Archive,  July 4th 2014, As the Statue of Liberty was shipped from France, efforts to raise funds for its pedestal stalled. But thanks to a newspaper campaign and the small donations of hundreds of residents, the base was eventually built. Rodrigo Davies, a researcher at the Center for Civic Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, explores America’s first major crowdfunding project. By the summer of 1885 the Statue of Liberty was in New York in pieces, awaiting assembly. Designed by French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and paid for by the government of France, the statue was a diplomatic gift…

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How Swarm Plans to Become the Facebook of Crowdfunding

How Swarm Plans to Become the Facebook of Crowdfunding

Richard Boase | coindesk.com | June 9, 2014 – A new company called Swarm Corp is launching a decentralized crowdfunding platform that will allow companies to sell cryptographic shares easily and quickly by creating their own digital currencies. Swarm’s COO Ben Ingram described the platform as “the Facebook of crowdfunding”. Powered by the Counterparty protocol, it effectively operates like a social network for cryptocurrency investors. As well as helping entrepreneurs kickstart their financial product or service, Swarm aims to eliminate previous failures and scammers by performing crowdsourced due diligence on each entrepreneur or team. The company’s CEO Joel Dietz envisages that the best initial use…

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UK Crowdfunding Channel Has Its Sites On TV Audience

Trevor Clawson | Forbes | april 14, 2014 – It was probably only a matter of time before the UK’s burgeoning crowdfunding industry gave birth to a TV channel. After all, in its purest form, crowdfunding is all about reaching beyond traditional investor groups and pitching to a wider public. And as Marc Hayward, founder of CrowdboxTV observes: “One of the best ways to reach people is via the television.” Launched in January, Crowdbox provides entrepreneurs with a platform on which to extend the reach of their crowdfunding campaigns by submitting promotional videos for broadcast on the channel. As such, the channelhas the potential to…

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Invest in next Facebook…for a few bucks

Invest in next Facebook…for a few bucks

Patrick M. Sheridan | CNN Money | April 14, 2014 – These “investors” rarely expected more in return for their money than T-shirts, a ticket to a movie screening or maybe an early version of a new product. That’s about to change. Companies are starting to view crowdfunding as a legitimate option to raise serious cash. Imagine the next Facebook (FB, Fortune 500) getting its start from average Joes and Janes deciding to give a few bucks each. Instead of just getting a nice thank you note, people who give money would get stock in the company. In fact, virtual reality headset maker Oculus recently…

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AEIF 2.0: Accelerating Social Impact Through Crowd-funding

AEIF 2.0: Accelerating Social Impact Through Crowd-funding

Washington, DC | April 4, 2014 – The U.S. Department of State and RocketHub, an online crowd-funding platform, have partnered to support innovative solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges by accelerating projects awarded by the Department’s Alumni Engagement and Innovation Fund (AEIF). U.S. exchange program alumni have built leadership skills and relationships that enable them to make a difference in their home communities. AEIF alumni will now be able to find alternative funding and investment options beyond U.S. government support for their projects. RocketHub’s crowd-funding platform is a space where large amounts of people submit small amounts of money to projects promoted online.…

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Raise My Film Funds – Crowdfunding for Filmmakers

Published on Mar 13, 2014 Raise My Film Funds is the #1 CrowdFunding Site exclusively for the Entertainment Industry. It gives Independent Filmmakers, Scriptwriters, Game Designers, Theatrical Producers and other Visual/Media Artist a new option for raising capital online for any stage of production in a niche web presence. Exclusive to the film industry, the site attracts studio executives scouting new projects for development. #raisemyfilmfunds http://raisemyfilmfunds.com

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Hispanics in Philanthropy Launch HIPGive, a Crowdfunding Site for Latino Organizations

Hispanics in Philanthropy Launch HIPGive, a Crowdfunding Site for Latino Organizations

Robert Schoon | Mar 11, 2014 | Latino Post – A new Latino startup is on the scene, with the aim of taking the power of crowdfunding to Latino communities across the Western hemisphere. HIPGive is a new crowdfunding site by Hispanics in Philanthropy, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. As we previously reported, Hispanics in Philanthropy, or HIP, is a charitable organization that helps sponsor initiatives that help ensure access to things like a quality education, economic stability, and healthcare. HIP has been doing this for 30 years, funding and supporting more than 600 Latino organizations across the country. HIP’s funding has helped organizations…

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The HinduCrowdfunding healthcare costs: Where there's a bill, there's a benefactorThe HinduThrough crowdfunding sites like Milaap and Ketto, the group has managed to raise ₹80 lakh to partially fund 16 transplants. However, as the cost of a paediatric transplant can be as hi [...]

Crowdfunding initiative seeks proposalsThe Keene SentinelCrowdfunding is a method by which people or organizations raise money for business ideas, personal causes and more, typically from many donors and through online campaigns. Kickstarter and GoFundMe are two platforms that have he [...]

Business InsiderCrowdfunding campaign to support the families of Manchester attack victims passes £1 million markBusiness InsiderA crowdfunding campaign to raise money to provide support for the families of those injured and killed in the Manchester terrorist attack has now raised mor [...]

TIMECrowdfunding Campaign Raises $55000 for Homeless Man who Helped Manchester Terror Attack VictimsTIMEA series of crowdfunding campaigns have raised more than £42,400 ($54,800) in support of a homeless man who said he rushed to the aid of people wounded in Monday night's suicid [...]

New York MagazineFacebook Rolls Out Crowdfunding to EveryoneNew York MagazineDepending on your perspective, the rise in popularity of crowdfunding is either a fantastic new way that the internet lets strangers help each other out, or emblematic of the decay of institutional safeguards [...]

San Francisco ChronicleBusiness crowdfunding has little payoff so farSan Francisco ChronicleCrowdfunding, a term which covers raising money in a variety of ways, not just selling equity, isn't new. Companies have for years been soliciting advance orders or other support on Kickst [...]

CurbedNew real estate crowdfunding site focuses on community developmentCurbedCrowdfunding has existed for years, and other firms, such as FundRise and Realty Mogul, have focused on property development, but the Small Change model offers a new spin for the real estate space. For years [...]

Marketplace.orgCrowdfunding has created a whole new consulting industryMarketplace.orgWhen crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo first got their start, the idea was that all an entrepreneur needed was a cell-phone camera and a dream.and more » [...]

ZDNet$300 Windows 10 Surface Pro lookalike makes its crowdfunding debutZDNetChuwi's SurBook is a low-price 2-in-1 tablet PC. Image: Chuwi. In the wake of the Microsoft Surface Pro unveiling in Shanghai, Chinese hardware maker Chuwi has launched its crowdfunding campaign for a Sur [...]

Hollywood ReporterAdam Carolla Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for 'No Safe ...Hollywood ReporterThe film, from Carolla and radio host Dennis Prager, is about political correctness at universities.Adam Carolla Is Crowdfunding Doc Criticizing Safe Spaces - VultureVultureall 7 news [...]

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