If Kickstarter were like the media institutions that dominated the 20th century—book publishers, movie studios, record companies—the crowdfunding site's revenue would derive mostly from a few big hits, like the Oculus Rift virtual-reality visor and the Pebble smartwatch. That is, most of the money Kickstarter makes to support its 79 employees, Manhattan office and server...
Le ministre de l'économie et des finances, Pierre Moscovici, a présenté mercredi en conseil des ministres un projet de loi de simplification de la vie des entreprises, dont l'un des volets consiste à assouplir la réglementation du « crowdfunding.
This report offers a comprehensive, reality-based assessment of the crowdfunding industry, based on data gathered from 308 funding platforms worldwide and analysis from leading experts active in the industry and in academia.
"Kickstarterizing the enterprise provides a powerful way of rebalancing top down innovation efforts with bottom/middle up projects that inspire cross-functional/trans-border support. If you're a P&G, a Toyota, a General Electric or a Haier, this is exactly the kind of innovation marketplace you need to be testing not just to get new ideas but to see what gets your people from all over the world interested and excited enough to invest. That is, to me, a large part of what healthy innovation cultures are all about."
Crowdfunding has enabled millions of people to donate money to make prototype products a reality and support artistic projects, among other proposals. In exchange, supporters have received free gifts, verbal thanks, even hugs.
Debate between advocates and opponents of equity crowdfunding at Crowdfunding California Conference in Berkeley. Participants: Howard Leonhardt from Leonhardt Ventures, Thad Leingang from VentureDocs, Karl Sjogren from Fairshare Model and Ronald Weissman from Band of Angels. Moderator - Bruce E. Methven from Methven and Associates. Hosted by Crowdfund Productions, LLC. Learn about future events at www.CrowdfundProductions.com