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CrowdFunding: Reaching for the Stars, Hits $36 Million

Star Citizen’s Crowd-Funding Really is Reaching for the Stars, Hits US$36 Million in Backing. by Steve Farrelly, Chris Roberts’ Star Citizen has broken a staggering US$36 million in crowd-funding. The legendary Wing Commander creator revealed the news through a letter on the game’s official site, adding that they reached the figure over the Holiday period without any promotion, it just happened organically. “I’m happy to report that the Star Citizen Development team will be back on the job as of Monday, revitalised and with an ever-greater determination to do everything to make this the Best Damn Space Sim Ever,” Roberts wrote. “Your continued financial support…

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Director Spike Lee crowdfunds film project on Kickstarter

Director Spike Lee crowdfunds film project on Kickstarter

As of this posting, Spike Lee's mysterious Kickstarter project has earned $100,726 of its $1,250,000 goal in just over 24 hours. Of that total....

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Newlywed and Broke Series Launches Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign

Newlywed and Broke Series Launches Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign

Newlywed and Broke is a web series that will be a modern day....

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Crowdfunding Nuts And Bolts: Tackling Fulfilment & Campaign Rewards

Crowdfunding Nuts And Bolts: Tackling Fulfilment & Campaign Rewards

One of the biggest challenges for very successful crowdfunded projects, as I mentioned in my last piece on crowdfunding, is how to deal with sending out all those rewards. Distributing digital rewards is quite simple, but physical items can be more problematic, especially if you get significantly more supporters than you had anticipated. If you only need to send out a few hundred items, it’s easy enough to get a few friends round, ply them with food and booze, and do your packaging by hand. In the UK you can buy and print out your postage online, and then you only need to schlep everything to the…

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Wall&Main Investment and Service Platform starts by Crowdfunding Itself

Wall&Main Investment and Service Platform starts by Crowdfunding Itself

Wall&Main is an innovative crowdfunding company dedicated to helping new and established businesses grow. We are a dedicated team of senior executives with broad and deep experience in launching and growing successful companies. We intend to do more than simply help companies raise the capital they need. Our objective long term is to help these companies have the best chance of success by providing services directly or partnering with “best in class” strategic service partners. To accomplish this, Wall&Main is first crowdfunding itself. A few months later, we will begin to crowdfund other companies (we call them our “Showcase Companies” on the same donation based…

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Moniker Looks To Crowdfunding To Create A Custom Guitar Business

Moniker Looks To Crowdfunding To Create A Custom Guitar Business

Austin-based Moniker Guitars is running a Kickstarter campaign to create a line of semi-hollow-body guitars for discerning git-fiddlists. The company will offer their first guitars for a $700 pledge, not bad for a hand-made guitar from rockabilly city. The company is looking for $50,000 to start and they’ve just passed the $6,000 mark. The company already customizes solid-body guitars and hopes that the fund will help them build a line of semi-hollow-body models. “Through our online guitar configurator you can choose your guitar’s shape, paint colors and parts, as well as add custom text and graphics; all at the price of an off-the-shelf guitar,” write…

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FortuneUncensored Social Network Gab Raises $1 Million in Crowdfunding CampaignFortuneA crowdfunding campaign for Gab, a Twitter-like social network that touts its commitment to freedom of speech, surpassed $1 million yesterday. The company claims it is politically neutral and committ [...]

U.S. News & World ReportNo Cash for Hate, Say Mainstream Crowdfunding FirmsU.S. News & World ReportThe block on mainstream crowdfunding is just the latest blow to far-right activists operating online. In the last 24 hours, neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer had its domain regi [...]

Baltimore SunHarford still opposes crowdfunding sites for school donationsBaltimore SunRaising money through online crowdfunding sites is an ideal way for teachers to find the funds to purchase classroom materials and should be restored, the head of the Harford County teachers' u [...]

FortuneDreamHost Sets Up Crowdfunding Page to Aid Trump Government FightFortuneThe Los Angeles-based web host DreamHost, which is fighting the Department of Justice over its attempt to seize records of visitors to an anti-Donald Trump website, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to a [...]

DualShockersBounty Battle Rolls out the White Carpet with Successful Crowdfunding CampaignDualShockersWhen we last checked in with the indie-obsessed fighting game, Bounty Battle, it was halfway through its $30,000 crowdfunding goal. Now with 3 days left to go, it's surpassed thi [...]

Crain's Cleveland Business'Smaller' gifts can go long way for Clinic's crowdfunding platformCrain's Cleveland BusinessFor an institution accustomed to securing multimillion-dollar donations, Cleveland Clinic's latest fundraising effort has some relatively [...]

GeekZing Smart Light Passes Crowdfunding Goal With Flying Colors ...GeekAt age 31, I still prefer to keep a light on in the hallway, illuminating my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. (God forbid I step on the creeping cat—or ...and more » [...]

Business.comYou Oversold Your Crowdfunding Campaign – Now What?Business.comIf you've oversold, there's no way to go back in time and prevent it. Your next step should be to streamline what you can control. Crowdfunding can be an unpredictable, exciting experience. But reachi [...]

LITTLE GUIDANCE FROM IRS ON TAXING CROWDFUNDING CONTRIBUTIONSBloomberg BNAWhether it's a musician raising money to produce an album, an inventor with a great idea, or a family in distress that needs help, crowdfunding through platforms such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter has become [...]

ForbesWhat Works In Equity Crowdfunding -- Insights From ResearchForbesAs we have recently celebrated the fourth anniversary of the signing of the JOBS Act into law, it is a good time to take stock of the effect that the legislature had on equity crowdfunding in the United States. It [...]

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