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IT’S HARD TO KNOW when it began. Perhaps it started with my first web page. That moment I typed out my first cautious lines of HTML, and uploaded the document to the mysterious sounding “web server.”
Online Resources View my current roster of crowdfunding platforms Why Crowdfunding Creativity Is Just The Beginning – a a short history of crowdfunding and how it repesents one of the key pillars of our emerging social and economic paradigm. Videos
I CANNOT understate the importance of your crowdfunding pitch video. In a media saturated world, where everyone from marketers, to politicians, and now your friends clamour for your attention, our focus has become a finite resource. What’s more, the web has whittled our attention spans to barely more than goldfish. From the moment a stranger lands on your pitch page, they first thing they do is click ‘play’ in your video.
I came across this post, “For projects like Kickstarter to scale they can not depend on the limited funds workers are able to divert from consumption, and must tap into the real source of accumulation: Surplus Value.” by Dmytri Kleiner on his website and thought it raises some interesting issues about crowdfunding. Check out the original post to read the growing number of comments:
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UK startup Civilised Money has raised 100,000 GBP from 121 individual investors using the p2p equity platform Crowdcube .
Crowd funding or crowdfunding (alternately crowd financing , equity crowdfunding , or hyper funding ) describes the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money, usually via the Internet , to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] Crowdfunding is used in support of a wide variety of activities, including disaster relief , citizen journalism , support of artists by fans, political campaigns, startup company funding, [ 3 ] motion picture promotion, [ 4 ] free software development, inventions development, scientific research, [ 5 ] and civic projects.