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Crowdfunding for Startups & Small Businesses

Crowdfunding for Startups & Small Businesses

Competitive Landscape Report Today, intellectual property and patent data is widely available, but the sources of data and the formats in which these data are presented are not practical for quickly and efficiently deriving meaningful business intelligence. Various software tools address these challenges, but typically require a specialist to extract useful information and analysis. With the aid of Ocean Tomo Ratings™ system our Strategic Analytics division offers standardized IP research reports that are packaged to deliver immediate impact. The Competitive Landscape Report contains all of the relevant information required to assess the competitiveness of a given technology in the marketplace.

5 Crowdsourcing Platforms Every Developer Should Know Marcus Thielking is the co-founder of skobbler, a leading provider of mobile map-based solutions. Follow the company at @skobbler. It can be easy to underestimate the time and effort that developers invest in creating many of today’s most popular apps or services. After all, these unsung heroes must navigate the challenge of building a great user experience while dealing with issues like funding.

The Future of Crowdfunding on Tap in Berlin This Week Editor's Note: Lately we've been telling you about the debut week-long global crowdsourcing event, Crowdsourcing Week, taking place in Singapore in June. Leading up to the main event June 3 - 7, a series of one-day summits are also being held. The third and final event in the series looks at "The Future of Crowdfunding," set for April 17 in Berlin.

Competitive Landscape » IP Education With IP Street, you can: Track patents and patent applications filed by a competitorIdentify gaps in your intellectual property portfolioGain insights into potential competitive threatsIdentify inventors of any technologyFind patented technology and published applications relevant to your productsIdentify who owns the patentsAssess the quality of key patents and individual claims (beta version) Getting IP Street analytic tools is easy for Alibaba members. Alibaba is a proud sponsor of a discount for its members. How Much Are Zynga's Users Worth Compared To Facebook And LinkedIn? Wall Street currently values Zynga (ZNGA) at $1.94 billion. For those of you who are new to this process you simply take the closing price times the number of shares outstanding ($2.47 x 783 million shares = $1.94 billion). Of the many questions asked about Zynga, one of the more common questions I hear is, "Is Zynga priced right?" Some people will tell you yes while others will tell you no, hence it is at these levels. Personally, I feel that Zynga is currently undervalued at these levels. Why do I think this?

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Crowd-funding Site Offers Open Alternative to Kickstarter Crowd-funding website Crowdtilt officially launched on Friday, expanding upon the collective fundraising model pioneered by Kickstarter to enable raising money for any project -- even a beer blitz. Like Kickstarter, Crowdtilt allows users to create a fundraising campaign with a tipping point. If the effort falls short of the set amount, would-be donors are not charged. However, unlike Kickstarter, the platform allows users to "group fund anything." Users can initiate campaigns without first getting the approval of service administrators, which they must do on Kickstarter.

There are almost 100 active startup accelerators in Europe today Hang up a map of Europe on the wall. Throw a dart at it. If you’ve managed to hit land, chances are pretty high that you’ve hit upon a region where there’s an active startup business accelerator. To wit, there’s an ever-growing number of seed acceleration programs popping up across Europe, to the extent where it’s getting difficult to keep track of all of them. In fact, even doing a headcount is a challenge. It doesn’t help that there are different types of business accelerators, and even the definition of an ‘accelerator’ isn’t set in stone.