crowdfunding

Is this the Year Crowdfunding Comes of Age?

Is this the Year Crowdfunding Comes of Age?

That’s the question recently  raised by the State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI): With the rapid growth of the donation- and perk-based crowdfunding markets, growing support from the members of the angel capital community and the anticipated release of the final SEC rules on the sale of crowdfunding securities to non-accredited investors, the crowdfunding experts […]

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Now will Crowdfunding go Main Stream?

Now will Crowdfunding go Main Stream?

We suggested a while ago that crowdfunding would become an important investor in start ups.  It hasn’t happened yet.  But that may be due to the fact that the long-promised SEC regulations haven’t been finalized yet.  The New York Times recently ran a piece on where things stand: To its advocates, crowdfunding is a way […]

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Crowdfunding Comes to Basic Scientific Research. . .Are Derivatives Next?

Crowdfunding Comes to Basic Scientific Research. . .Are Derivatives Next?

The Economist reports on a new wave of innovative approaches to funding basic science.  In addition to offering “naming rights” to people or organizations funding scientific discoveries, sicence-oriented crowd-funding sites are proliferating: Although the crowdfunding of science is not raising the sorts of sums sometimes attracted by those with ideas for things like video games, […]

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Just to Prove that Not Everything that can be Crowdfunded should be. . .

Just to Prove that Not Everything that can be Crowdfunded should be. . .

In case you missed this in the New York Times last week: Steven Van Zandt has been trying to persuade his musical heroes the Rascals – the influential white soul group known for hits like “Good Lovin’ ” and “Groovin’ ” — to reunite since the early 1980s. . . . Now Mr. Van Zandt, […]

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Finland Crowdfunds Community Projects through Brickstarter

Finland Crowdfunds Community Projects through Brickstarter

We’ve run a few posts on crowdfunding in the public sector.  Springwise has a story on its use in Finland: Conceived in Finland, Brickstarter encourages citizens to take civic projects into their own hands, rather than waiting for governments to pick them up. Like the site it is modelled and named after, Brickstarter invites anyone […]

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Smallknot Keeps Angel Investors Local

Smallknot Keeps Angel Investors Local

Fast Company has a profile of Smallknot, a website designed to promote local angel investing: Think of it as neighborhood-based seed funding. On Smallknot, local businesses can exchange goods and services for capital investments from their fans. Let’s say your local bike shop wants to expand, or your favorite pizza shop wants to install an […]

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