Funding Crazy Ideas In this blog, I'm going to introduce you to the crowd funding site RocketHub and how it aims not only to tell the story of people looking to fund their dream projects, but how crowd funding can help science move forward. "The day before something is a breakthrough, it's a crazy idea!" That's one of my Peter's Laws, and I really believe it. A lot of true breakthroughs come from very nontraditional places, from players you'd never imagine had it in them. Peter H. Diamandis - Google+ - Funding Crazy Ideas In this blog, I'm going to introduce… Peter H. Diamandis - Google+ - Funding Crazy Ideas In this blog, I'm going to introduce…
Crowdfunding with a cherry on the cake | Sosense Crowdfunding with a cherry on the cake | Sosense More and more projects are utilising crowdfunding. Alongside financial support, this approach also increases awareness of the project. However, the financial goals are often not achieved with this method. This gives large companies the opportunity to get involved – and position themselves optimally. It is like a story from the company book of fairytales: within just five months, Thomas Steinemann had collected the 1.5 million Swiss francs required not only to save the traditional Swiss watch brand DuBois et fils, but also to reposition it.
Everybody's Critic • A darker perspective on crowdfunding
May 31 VentureBeat recently reported that funding marketplace MicroVentures raised over $16 million for tech startups. Over the past 2 years, MicroVentures has reviewed over 2,000 companies and through its rigorous review process, filtered the prospective list to less than 40, which met the criteria to raise on the platform. This represents approximately 2 percent of the companies that initiated the process. ▷ – Online Fundraising » Blog Archive » Why due diligence matters in equity crowdfunding ▷ – Online Fundraising » Blog Archive » Why due diligence matters in equity crowdfunding
CMW Crowdfunding Panel 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. CMW Crowdfunding Panel
Commentary: It’s time for our own crowdfunding law 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. Commentary: It’s time for our own crowdfunding law
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. Crowdfunding More Marketing Than Fundraising: Opinion - US Business News Crowdfunding More Marketing Than Fundraising: Opinion - US Business News
End Online Panhandling Forever! SExpand Hey, can you spare a hundred bucks for my animé about the forces of Satan? Oh wait, no, actually how about $75 for my low-noise waterproof USB vibrator? Or maybe like $10 for my buddy's interactive ebook and film on psychedelic medicine? End Online Panhandling Forever!
Raising capital online: The new thundering herd
Kickstarter vs NEA with Real Numbers Feb 27, 2012 Clay Johnson Kickstarter by the Numbers Yancey posted a response to my post about the NEA and Kickstarter, and in it he states my numbers are inaccurate. First: they're not inaccurate for what it says they're representing. The design category does represent the largest portion of the top ten highly funded projects on Kickstarter vs NEA with Real Numbers Kickstarter vs NEA with Real Numbers
Kickstarter's Sting In The Tail: Tax
Blog Archive The crowdfunding bubble of 2013 Blog Archive The crowdfunding bubble of 2013 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. Spurred by the new law we will shortly see a surge of crowdfunding startups giving for the first time unqualified investors access to venture capital markets. And it will be a quagmire. Like disk drive startups in the 1980s each of these new crowdfunds will project 15 percent market share. Ninety-five percent of these funds will fail from over-crowding, under-funding, mismanagement, lack of deal flow, being too late, being too early, or just plain bad luck.
Crowdfunding offers startups a chance at financing their ideas from the mainstream, but what’s the catch? — Capitalist Exploits
Is CrowdFunding A Boon, Or A Disaster?
Tim Rowe3/12/12 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. Crowdfunding: The Train to the Future Is Leaving—Get on Board Crowdfunding: The Train to the Future Is Leaving—Get on Board
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. Yunus’ project and Grameen Bank, as ancestors and pioneers of the microfinance phenomenon, each of which have histories of their own but which go beyond the scope of this blog’s subject. A social history of crowdfunding
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. If it makes the mass
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. Most of these have already separately passed the House by large bipartisan majorities. The Obama Administration also has endorsed most of the ideas in the bill, and reportedly is willing to work with Cantor and like-minded (on this issue) Democrats in the House to get the bill passed. There is one provision in the proposed Act that is unusually controversial that I’d like to address in this post, because it sure to get some attention in the Senate (assuming the House passes the bill, which is a good bet at this writing). Developments in Crowd-funding
In den letzten Monaten sind einige Plattformen erschienen, welche interessierten Kleinanlegern das Investieren in Startups erlauben und schmackhaft machen soll. In der Regel finanzieren sich diese Plattformen über einen Prozentsatz der vermittelten Gelder. Persönlich betrachte ich diese Entwicklung mit gemischten Gefühlen. Einerseits ist es gewiss positiv, dass nun auch Kleinanlegern die Möglichkeit offensteht, sich mit Beträgen ab einigen tausend Franken in Startups zu engagieren. Andererseits habe ich den Eindruck, dass genau diese Möglichkeit vielleicht sogar zu einfach gemacht wird. Crowd Funding - "Share Savings" for startups?
Many Kickstarter-Funded Films Played at the Sundance Film Festival
Will Crowdfunding Drive a New Wave of Startup Investing? Venture capital investing has traditionally been the domain of the wealthy, but that could change with the passage of new legislation that will allow entrepreneurs to raise money from a much broader swath of the public — and give ordinary investors the chance to own a piece of the next Google, Facebook, or Twitter. Tucked inside the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act that passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support Friday are “crowdfunding” provisions that would relax federal restrictions that have been in place since the 1930’s effectively barring the non-wealthy from investing in startups. Crowdfunding has been a hot topic recently with the dramatic success of online platforms like Kickstarter, which allows anyone to donate money to a variety of projects. Kickstarter expects to distribute over $150 million in 2012, surpassing the annual budget of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Crowdfunding Promises New Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Emerging Companies- The Law Firm of Faegre Baker Daniels
The DeanBeat: Crowd-funding gives hope to mid-size game developers
Crowdfunding Nation: The Rise and Evolution of Collaborative Funding
Crowdfunding Bill Stuck in the Senate
A Proposal to Allow Small Private Companies to Get Investors Online
Crowdfunding Set to Explode with Passage of Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act
Crowdfund in 30 Seconds: The New Wave “Elevator Pitch”
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