CrowdFunding 2014 Predictions

25b0562
By Gijsbert , 2014 will be the year in which most people on the planet will know the word crowdfunding. For industry leaders, the next step will be, to make sure this ‘crowd’ will actually make use of crowdfunding, either to fund their own project or company, or to fund others.
Gijsbert —
PS: Inspiratie! – De 15 toonaangevende crowdfunding projecten van 2012
Douw&Koren

 

BY Diana Yazidjian  

Crowdfunding  platforms are entering a new growth phase and with that, comes growing pains. The leaders will feel the competition and rethink their positioning by becoming more strategic. Notions such as market share, social responsibilty, and competitive advantage will become part of their daily thinking. Why? Their position of leader is compromised with the advent of many successful vertical platforms who will be eating a piece of the pie. Time to “think as a business”. Harnessing the power of the crowd is not enough. The crowd is being bombarded by the next best campaign and the only way to capture their attention is to think like a business and find innovative ways to engage with them. In addition, transparency will become the key word in 2014.  The crowd will expect from crowdfunders and crowdfunding platforms alike to disclose more information about their business models and to be pros in customer service. The more information the better the crowd will reward.  Happy Holidays to you and yours!
 Alex Fair

As we talk to Wall Street folks more and more, here is the thought that has been running through my head:

 2014 will be the year that crowdfunding takes a seat at the grown-ups table, making those that look to the future, proud and those that only see the past, nervous.
MedStartr.com – Crowdfunding the Healthcare Revolution
@MedStartr | @alexbfair
(Please excuse brevity, omissions and typos, communicating from a mobile device.)

 

 

 

HEADLINE NEWS

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news [...]

Hasbro Is Getting Into Crowdfunding With an Insane Star Wars ToyGizmodoToday, Hasbro unveiled Haslab, which promises to basically be the toymaker's answer to Kickstarter, for diehard fans of its toys. The new crowdsourcing program is kicking off with one hell of a project: a 4-fo [...]

The IndependentFlorida shooting: Crowdfunding page set up for victims' families raises more than $750k in just one dayThe IndependentMourners stand during a candlelight vigil for the victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida on 15 February 2018 [...]

Radio TodayWirral Radio launches a Crowdfunding pageRadio TodayWirral Radio has launched a Crowdfunding page after listener reaction to the closure of the station. Bosses have been holding crisis talks with private investors and businesses after making the announcement last Friday tha [...]

PolygonSystem Shock's massive setback proves everything in crowdfunding is a gamblePolygonNightdive Studios' reimagining of System Shock, which raised more than $1.35 million on Kickstarter against a $900,000 goal, seemed like a sure thing. It had the support of big names in [...]

AMBCryptoAcorn – Social enterprises could now get crowdfunding for freeAMBCryptoThe pre-sale ICO which started on Jan 29th is closing soon and they are offering a 50% discount on the token purchase. The public pre-sale has been capped at 7,000,000 OAK tokens and has seen a good respon [...]

STLtoday.comSt. Louis Economic Development Partnership launching crowdfunding platformSTLtoday.com“There is definitely a cost to do doing a (securities-based crowdfunding) offering,” Kitzi said. “I don't know if it's prohibitive for everybody, but it is not de minimis.” Stil [...]

ForbesConsidering Crowdfunding? 16 Ways You Can Fight Back Against CopycatsForbesI'm referring, of course, to crowdfunding. What an absolute game-changer. Thanks to the success of sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the crowd can vote with its wallet now. There are enormous ben [...]

Syfy WireCrowdfunding Creators: Alfred Hitchcock, drag queens, and a lifetime supply of fake bloodSyfy WireWelcome to SYFY WIRE's Crowdfunding Creators, a series that highlights original work by artists looking to make their way in the world on sheer talent and the kindness of st [...]

PCMagIndiegogo CEO: Crowdfunding Is Just Another Way to Shop | News ...PCMagCrowdfunding isn't just about raising cash, according to Indiegogo CEO David Mandelbrot. It's about shipping those products to customers.and more » [...]

CFB Finance

Marketwired

  • Crowdfunding
  • Crowdfund
  • Peer to Peer Lending
  • FinTech
  • Reg A+
  • Reg CF
  • Crowdfunding USA

Press Release

Live Crowdfunding .tv

What's Next Step in Regulation A+ JOBS ACTS Title IIII :L Interview : Steve Cinelli with Brian Korn Securities and Crowdfunding/Peer-to-Peer Lending Lawyer, Watch more video library | Conference | Interview | Campaign Showcase | Research | Education |