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Faveoly Daily Pick: Soufflé

Faveoly Daily Pick: Soufflé | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

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Pirate Bay cofounder is building an NSA-proof messaging app via crowdfunding

Pirate Bay cofounder is building an NSA-proof messaging app via crowdfunding | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

Pirate Bay cofounder Peter Sunde is building a new mobile messaging app that will have superior encryption to prevent pretty much any outside party from listening in on your conversation, he said.


The app, named Hemlis (Swedish for “secret”), is undoubtedly in response to the NSA’s controversial  PRISM online surveillance program that was leaked to the public by Edward Snowden just weeks ago. Sunde, who along with fellow cofounders Linus Olsson and Leif Högberg announced the app today, said the service will be so secure that no one will be able to compromise the data — not even the app’s creators.

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Ilaria Doldi e Patricia Vado 's curator insight, March 12, 9:33 AM

Hemlis è un'app Crowdfunding che consente di tutelare la nostra privacy, evitando che esterni possano accedere ai nostri messaggi. L'app è attualmente disponibile e risponde ad un problema estremamente attuale. 

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Why crowdfunding hasn't caught on in Asia - Fortune Tech

Why crowdfunding hasn't caught on in Asia - Fortune Tech | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

The crowdfunding industry made it clear it isn't going anywhere last year. Popular crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo made it simple for entrepreneurs to fund their creative projects by soliciting donations from the general public. With more than 600 platforms worldwide, crowdfunding has grown from a $530 million industry in 2009 to nearly $2.7 billion last year, according to a recent study by Massolution, a research firm specializing in crowdsourcing businesses.


The relatively new funding strategy -- in which entrepreneurs receive donations often in exchange for small perks or gifts -- is predicted to eclipse $5 billion in total funding in 2013, according to the study.


But not everyone has fully adopted crowdfunding. Platforms in Asia, home to more than half of the world's population, were responsible for only $33 million in funding last year—just over 1% of the total raised, according to the study. With so many entrepreneurs relying on the masses to jumpstart their projects, it's noticeable that the largest concentration of people on the globe appears to be uninterested.


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Ken Taggart's curator insight, July 8, 2013 9:05 PM

WOW - With more than 600 platforms worldwide, crowdfunding has grown from a $530 million industry in 2009 to nearly $2.7 billion last year, according to a recent study by Massolution, a research firm specializing in crowdsourcing businesses.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 9, 2013 3:45 PM

Need a Business Plan Template? Find it at my site, here is the link: http://www.business-funding-insider.com/free-business-plan-template.html

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Serial Backer - Keep track of your Pledges

Serial Backer is a simple app, which helps you keep track of all your pledges, and reminds you when a reward is due. Now looking for funding on SellanApp 

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Crowdfunding sets a new high on Google Trends | Megafounder Blog

Crowdfunding sets a new high on Google Trends | Megafounder Blog | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding rocks on Google Trends: Barcelona reaches the first position in the world while The Netherlands gets the first position for countries
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Ken Taggart's curator insight, July 5, 2013 9:05 AM

Its just going to keep growing 

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Investors Are Wont To Follow — Data From Seedrs Shows Equity-Based Crowdfunding Is No Different | TechCrunch

Investors Are Wont To Follow — Data From Seedrs Shows Equity-Based Crowdfunding Is No Different | TechCrunch | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

It’s said that investors are wont to follow. Once a startup has persuaded the first angel or VC to invest, it’s significantly easier to get others to join the round. A similar mentality at scale can be seen in crowdfunding. Campaigns that garner enough backers early on reach a tipping point that often sees the project funded well before its deadline. Meanwhile, those that fail to attract enough initial backers are usually destined to be consigned to the crowdfunding graveyard.

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Crowdfunding: Untapping its potential, reducing the risks

We have all heard the buzzword but... what is crowdfunding exactly? And what is its potential for growth in Europe? To fully understand the opportunities and risks of this fast-growing field, the European Commission organized a workshop with crowdfunding platforms, their users, consumer protection bodies and regulators. Check it out and have your say! 
More info on crowdfunding in Europe inhttp://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/f...
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Ken Taggart's curator insight, June 30, 2013 10:00 PM

Nice video explaining what Crowdfunding is, in 2012 an amazing 470,000 different projects raised money through crwodfunding

Bruno SCHNEIDER LE SAOUT's curator insight, July 3, 2013 5:19 AM

Still expecting some crowdfunding exemption !

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Philips Will Fund Best IndieGoGo Projects For Healthy Living - PSFK

Philips Will Fund Best IndieGoGo Projects For Healthy Living - PSFK | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
The electronics company's Innovation Fellows Competition asks people to submit ideas that will help others live well and enjoy life.
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:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, July 1, 2013 4:44 AM
they should do that also for other CF platforms
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Crowdinvestment takes off with a bang in the Middle East: Nabbesh raises $30,000 in 24 hours on Eureeca

Crowdinvestment takes off with a bang in the Middle East: Nabbesh raises $30,000 in 24 hours on Eureeca | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

It’s 10am in Nabbesh’s offices in Dubai. The team is a bit speechless. “We’re at 29%,” someone says excitedly. Founder Loulou Khazen sounds surprised.

Yesterday, at the same time, Nabbesh, a skill exchange platform based in Dubai, debuted the first equity crowdfunding campaign on Eureeca, an equity crowdfunding platform, since it went live last month. 

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Crowdfunding Trends : Which Crowdfunding Sites Will Survive - Forbes

Crowdfunding Trends : Which Crowdfunding Sites Will Survive - Forbes | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

According to industry estimates, there are currently over 500 active crowdfunding platforms – some sources have quoted 9,000 registered domain names related to crowdfunding. While these platforms vary along stated dimensions like form of security to investor—equity, debt, rewards, donation, industry and geography—there is another more important, often not stated, dimension that differentiates emerging platforms: quality. While the term “quality” can mean many different things, in the context of crowdfunding platforms it should come down to this: the more transparently that a platform brings together investors and entrepreneurs with the tools needed to make informed decisions which allow for mutual benefit, whether financial or psychological, the higher the quality of that crowdfunding site. The platforms that achieve this goal responsibly will share five characteristics...

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:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, July 1, 2013 4:43 AM
KS, IGG, FA and all sites that allows the "flexible funding"
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How to succeed in crowdfunding: interview with platform FundedByme - StartupJuncture

How to succeed in crowdfunding: interview with platform FundedByme - StartupJuncture | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

Crowdfunding is a growth industry. Not only is the number of successfully funded projects increasing, but also the number of platforms available increases. This is a good development because each platform can specialize to offer the best chances to each type of project. SellAnApp, the crowdfunding platform for apps, uses crowdfunding for their own company and has chosen to run a hybrid campaign, both on the Dutch Symbid platform and on FundedByMe, an international platform based in Sweden. We interviewed Susan Sjölund, marketing manager of FundedByMe about their growth in The Netherlands and what makes campaigns successful.

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The Economics of Crowdfunding

The Economics of Crowdfunding | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Toronto - Crowdfunding should advance social welfare and the rate and direction of innovation, according to a new paper released this month by a team of economists at the University of Toronto.  Professors Ajay Agrawal, Christian Catalini and Avi Goldfarb released a paper entitled “Some Simple Economics of Crowdfunding” to offer some economic insight into the pros and cons of equity crowdfunding that will be authorize under the US Jumpstart Our Businesses Startups Act.

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A. Brian Dengler's curator insight, June 19, 2013 12:17 PM

My new article on CFIRA. 

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Faveoly Pick of the Day: POWERQUBE (by @garhog)

Faveoly Pick of the Day: POWERQUBE (by @garhog) | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

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INFOGRAPHIC: An Explanation Of General Solicitation From Fundable - Crowdfund Insider

INFOGRAPHIC: An Explanation Of General Solicitation From Fundable - Crowdfund Insider | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

Fundable has released the following infographic explaining the high-level details of the removal of the ban on general solicitation for select private placement offerings. Fundable is a Columbus, Ohio based crowdfunding platform.

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SEC Lifts Ban On General Solicitation, Allowing Startups To Advertise That They’re Fundraising | TechCrunch

SEC Lifts Ban On General Solicitation, Allowing Startups To Advertise That They’re Fundraising | TechCrunch | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
The SEC has just voted 4 to 1 in favor of implementing section 201(a) of the JOBS Act, which lifts the ban on general solicitation and permits startups, venture capitalists, and hedge funds to openly advertise that they’re raising money in private offerings. While it may pose added risk of investors being misled, it should make it significantly easier for companies to raise capital to start or continue financing a business.
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Equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, to launch in MENA - Zawya

Equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, to launch in MENA - Zawya | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Dubai, 08 July 2013The world's leading regulated crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube has announced that they are planning to expand in the MENA region. Crowdcube has formed a JV partnership known as Crowdcube MENA.
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Why (Successful) Crowdfunding Campaigns Can Backfire on Storytellers

Why (Successful) Crowdfunding Campaigns Can Backfire on Storytellers | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

You’ve just spent the most intense month of your life sending hundreds of online updates via all the Social Media platforms available on Earth, asking your friends and the friends of your friends, and the guy on the line at CVS to spend their money and use their contacts to help you reach your goal and you did! Life is awesome.

You’ve been dreaming about telling this story for so long!  And now, not only do you have the money you need, but you also have an audience, a group of people rooting for you, waiting for you to share your vision and what you have to say about the world. What else can you ask for?

Well, I don’t know about that, but I know that the people who have invested in you are asking for much much more than what you expect.  Welcome to the more-work-for-no-money period of your life.

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Bryan Cranston and Adam Carolla Discuss New Crowdfunding Project: Road Hard

Adam Carolla and Bryan Cranston discuss Adam's new film, "Road Hard". Donate now by visitinghttp://www.fundanything.com/adamcarolla.
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Faveoly Daily Pick: Poppy

Faveoly Daily Pick: Poppy | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

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simple but smart idea
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Kickstarter Allowing Canada-Based Projects Beginning This Summer | TechCrunch

Kickstarter Allowing Canada-Based Projects Beginning This Summer | TechCrunch | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Kickstarter just announced via its Twitter account that it will be opening up its crowdfunding platform for Canada-based projects as of “later this summer.” Thus far, that’s as specific as the company is getting, but anyone interested in finding out more can sign up at Kickstarter’s Canada launch page with their email and project category of interest to get an alert when things go live.
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:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, July 1, 2013 8:10 AM
but KS wants also that ... You are a permanent US resident with a Social Security Number (or EIN). You have a US address, US bank account, and US state-issued ID (driver’s license). You have a major US credit or debit card.
Ken Taggart's comment, July 1, 2013 8:30 AM
I am a UK citizen, UK bank acc & address. But you can try this http://bit.ly/129pUyR
:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, July 1, 2013 8:38 AM
thanks Ken
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'We don’t judge': Indiegogo co-founder says of projects seeking crowdfunding

'We don’t judge': Indiegogo co-founder says of projects seeking crowdfunding | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
The founder of the world’s largest crowdfunding platform says the company, Indiegogo, has democratized fundraising by removing traditional barriers and allowing the world to fund what matters to them.
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:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, July 1, 2013 4:43 AM
the best CF sites are those that allows the "flexible funding"
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6 Tools You Can Use to Find Bloggers in Your Niche

6 Tools You Can Use to Find Bloggers in Your Niche | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
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Amazon Launches Crowdfunded Gift Cards Feature on Facebook

Amazon Launches Crowdfunded Gift Cards Feature on Facebook | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Amazon unveiled a new crowdfunding-like feature this week that allows Facebook users to pitch in small sums towards an Amazon gift card for a friend's birthday.
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We were wrong - Kickstarter Blog

We were wrong - Kickstarter Blog | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
On Wednesday morning Kickstarter was sent a blog post quoting disturbing material found on Reddit. The offensive material was part of a draft for a “seduction guide” that someone was using Kickstarter to publish. The posts offended a lot of people — us included — and many asked us to cancel the creator’s project. We didn’t.
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Indiegogo mulls equity crowdfunding, but only if rules won't 'stifle innovation' - Financial Post

Indiegogo mulls equity crowdfunding, but only if rules won't 'stifle innovation' - Financial Post | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of Indiegogo, said she is "excited" about equity crowdfunding, but her organization may not pursue the option if rules handed down by U.S. and Canadian authorities are too rigid to allow her platform to adapt its implementation or that could "stifle innovation."
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