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Never send the B team. There’s a reason why Pandora is so successful. Tim Westergren. The company’s tireless leader is not only willing to show up everywhere, he’s impassioned, he’s a believer, hell, I’ve always said Westergren’s selling a religion, not a radio service. And that’s how I felt about Benji Rogers of PledgeMusic yesterday. Crowdfunding.
As you are probably well aware by now, Congress passed a federal crowdfunding law. This was really exciting. But the federal law is problematic for many, many reasons.
1. You have to give to get in return. If you simply ask for contributions, and offer nothing of value in exchange, you’ll quickly discover why crowdfunding isn’t like running a charity fundraiser. Backers expect meaningful returns in exchange for contributions — and that means offering compelling rewards. Whether providing preorders at a fraction of retail prices, exclusive merchandize, or singular experiences (e.g. a cameo in your next creation or executive producer credits), meaningful incentives must be provided.
Hey, can you spare a hundred bucks for my animé about the forces of Satan?
Kickstarter vs NEA with Real Numbers Feb 27, 2012 Clay Johnson
When President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act on April 5th, the era of crowdfunding began as individual investors everywhere were promised an opportunity to gain access to venture investments previously limited to institutions, funds, and so-called qualified investors . Come January 1, 2013, we’re told, anyone can be a venture capitalist, but hardly any of these new VCs will know what they are doing.
Tim Rowe 3/12/12 It has been a whirlwind last few days in the crowd-funding world. For those of you who have not yet tuned in to this, there is legislation afoot, backed by the President and (so far) the House, that would enable, in effect, mini- IPOs as a way to fund startups.
Many refer to crowdfunding as a “new phenomenon” (or – at worst – the “new bubble”). However, it is not as new as we may think; as a concept, it has been around for some centuries already. The novelty lies in the technologies and the mindset that are giving it a new momentum, technologies and mindset that we will consider in this chronological record of the main events leading to what we now refer to as crowdfunding. We should mention in passing both Jonathan Swift’s Irish Loan Fund, and Dr.
Christian Rauch über Schwarmintelligenz und Schwarmdummheit Text: Christian Rauch Das Web-2.0-Zeitalter hat bewiesen: Die Masse kann kreativer und intelligenter sein als Einzelne.
There’s a glimmer of hope that Congress and the Administration might be able to agree on one piece of legislation this year— the JOBS Act introduced in the House last week by Majority Leader Eric Cantor—that could do something significant for startups, and in turn the broader economy. This legislation combines a number of proposals that would change various SEC rules so as to lower the costs of raising capital by new businesses.
In den letzten Monaten sind einige Plattformen erschienen, welche interessierten Kleinanlegern das Investieren in Startups erlauben und schmackhaft machen soll.
Chris Pizzello/Associated Press A poster for the documentary “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,” which was among 17 Kickstarter-sponsored films that played at Sundance. One night last week there was a late-night party at Sundance — one of many — this one hosted by an outfit that had helped finance 10 percent of the festival’s slate, 17 movies in all, including four that were in competition. Yancey Strickler, one of the founders of Kickstarter , made the rounds at the party, slapping filmmakers on the back and entertaining questions from journalists about some of the company’s films.
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