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Kickstarter pulls plug on scam minutes before $120000 heist - CNN

Kickstarter pulls plug on scam minutes before $120000 heist - CNN | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Kickstarter fraudsters hawking Kobe beef jerky were just minutes away from completing the biggest-ever outright scam on the crowdfunding site last week.
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Kickstarter Map Shows How People Around The US Decide What To Crowdfund - Huffington Post

Kickstarter Map Shows How People Around The US Decide What To Crowdfund - Huffington Post | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

Sure, the tech sectors in California and New York are bustling. But would you expect Minnesota have the third most Kickstarter-funded tech startups?


According to a trio of researchers from the University of Toronto, that's the case. Ajay Agrawal, Christian Catalini, and Avi Goldfarb explored crowdfunding's increasing popularity in a paper published this month. The most fascinating item from their work is a map of Americans' preferences on the sorts of Kickstarter projects they fund, state by state.

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Marilyn Korhonen's curator insight, June 19, 2013 9:38 AM

Having spent most of my life in Texas and Oklahoma, I can't help but note that Texas is frivilously engaging in mindless activity and Oklahoma is keeping its money thank you. 

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CrowdCapital | An Infographic Look at Global Crowdfunding

CrowdCapital | An Infographic Look at Global Crowdfunding | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

$2.7 Billion was raised globally through Crowdfunding platforms in 2012.  And, 2013 fundraising is gaining even more momentum.  CrowdCapital has plans for a Canadian launch.

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:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, June 13, 2013 2:30 AM
very well made
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22 Crowdfunding Sites (and How To Choose Yours!)

22 Crowdfunding Sites (and How To Choose Yours!) | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

It's not just Kickstarter anymore. Here's a road map.


Crowdfunding used to be pretty simple. Artists, inventors, and filmmakers posted their ideas, and funders chipped in a few bucks to make something happen. Kickstarter, the site that triggered the crowdfunding movement, was the cornerstone. In three years, the site has helped launch more than 95,000 projects.


Today, there are scores of crowdfunding sites. Indiegogo, Bolstr, Fundable--the list goes on. With the SEC poised to allow projects to offer equity, crowdfunding has the potential to revolutionize how entrepreneurs raise money. (For now, you have to offer some kind of reward in exchange for donations.)


But all sites are not created equal. Some specialize in nonprofits, or in certain types of products; others offer consulting services in addition to sourcing funding. In an increasingly crowded and complicated marketplace, where should you turn to fund your endeavor? Follow our map.

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Microsoft Launches 'Chip In' Crowdfunding to Help Students Buy PCs

Microsoft Launches 'Chip In' Crowdfunding to Help Students Buy PCs | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

Microsoft's new "Chip In" program lets friends and family crowdfund donations toward purchasing a Windows PC for a college student.

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:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, June 5, 2013 2:38 AM
may MS soon start a full crowdfunding site?
Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 5, 2013 3:02 AM

Integrating Crowdfunding to increase sales, great idea!


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Kickstarter will now let your friends tell you your idea sucks with Project Preview

Kickstarter will now let your friends tell you your idea sucks with Project Preview | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Kickstarter has just launched a new feature to let you get feedback from your friends before you submit your Kickstarter project to the Kickstarter gods. Once the project launches, all those feedback notes magically disappear.
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Asteroid Miners to Launch World's 1st Crowdfunded Space Telescope

Asteroid Miners to Launch World's 1st Crowdfunded Space Telescope | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
The instrument would be used for citizen science projects and "space selfies."


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:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, May 31, 2013 3:14 AM
if you like the space exploration, support my ghostNASA space blog crowdfunding campaign https://fundanything.com/en/campaigns/revamp-my-ghostnasa-space-blog
:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, May 31, 2013 3:16 AM
in 2005, I was the FIRST to suggest a "crowd used" lunar rovers exploration http://www.gaetanomarano.it/moonrovers/moonrovers.html
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SellanApp launches its own crowd-funding campaign to grow its Service

SellanApp launches its own crowd-funding campaign to grow its Service | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
SellanApp, the crowd-funding platform for apps, has launched its own equity crowd-funding campaign simultaneously on both Symbid.com and FundedByMe.com to improve and grow its popular service. In its joint campaign on FundedByMe.com and Symbid.com SellanApp offers 17% of its equity against a total of EUR 500K in cash investments. Anyone can invest from EUR 20 and up. Next to profiting from a company ‘exit’, shareholders are offered a fixed annual interest of 5% over their investment
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Trends in Pricing and Duration

Trends in Pricing and Duration | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago we linked to Craig Mod’s gorgeous and thorough breakdown of his Kickstarter project Art Space Tokyo. In the post Craig sampled other popular projects on Kickstarter, and explained how their choices and outcomes affected the way he constructed his project. Craig also offers some advice on optimal pricing and project length to future project creators. We were intrigued and impressed by Craig’s research and conclusions, and we’ve now compiled data from our entire database to see how it holds up. Let’s dig in.
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:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, May 26, 2013 3:54 AM
interesting data
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How Smart Angels Will Leverage Crowdfunding

How Smart Angels Will Leverage Crowdfunding | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Experienced angel investors and angel groups have a key leadership role to play in crowdfunding. One that can be a big strategic win, if they play their cards right.
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Crowdfarter is Nintendo's answer to Kickstarter - ComputerAndVideoGames.com

Crowdfarter is Nintendo's answer to Kickstarter - ComputerAndVideoGames.com | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

Nintendo promotes Game & Wario with tongue-in-cheek crowdfunding parody

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This man lost his house because his Kickstarter was too successful - Quartz

This man lost his house because his Kickstarter was too successful - Quartz | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Ed Carter only asked for $21,000 on crowdfunding site Kickstarter to produce a deluxe version of “Glory to Rome,” one of several board games made by his company, Cambridge Games Factory. But there were far more board game enthusiasts willing to put money into his project than Carter expected. At the end of a 21-day funding period in the summer of 2011, more than 1,600 people had pledged $73,102. That should have made fulfilling the orders easy. Instead, that was when Carter’s nightmare started.
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A Look at North Carolina’s Intrastate Investment Crowdfunding Legislation

A Look at North Carolina’s Intrastate Investment Crowdfunding Legislation | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Mark Easley and Steve Reaser of the NC JOBS Act team write in to explain the North Carolina JOBS Act, which is currently being considered by state legislature.
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RoboRoach surgery kit comes to Kickstarter: a remote control for real cockroaches

RoboRoach surgery kit comes to Kickstarter: a remote control for real cockroaches | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
What DARPA does with animal test subjects behind closed doors is one thing, but here we have something else entirely: mad-scientist kits that allow anyone at home to control the movement of a real-life cockroach. Backyard Brains, the crew behindTwitter Roach, have been selling RoboRoach sets for creating cyborg insects for some time. But today, after getting as far as they can on their own, they're seeking Kickstarter funding to improve their design and develop "educational materials" to go with it.
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Thought it was a joke, can't believe kickstarter approved this project.

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Crowdfunding and Social Networks « twintangibles

Crowdfunding and Social Networks « twintangibles | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
The role of social media in crowdfunding and the interrelation between the two, as presented at the European Commission at the first major event on the subject
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Kickstars - Crowdfunding HTML5 Template

Kickstars - Crowdfunding HTML5 Template | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

Kickstars is a HTML5 template for a website which allows online sales of small stock to a huge pool of investors. This is very popular kind of business and we can see how the market grows day by day.


This release consisted with 12 HTML files. All comes with detail document, so it takes you a moment to find necessary code and edit it.

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Turkish Protesters Are Crowdfunding a Full-Page Ad in The New York Times

Turkish Protesters Are Crowdfunding a Full-Page Ad in The New York Times | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

The Istanbul protesters who drew out riot police over the weekend have some overseas admirers, it seems. Inspired by the demonstrations against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a handful of New York-based supporters are raising money onlinefor a full-page ad, to be placed in either The New York Times or The Washington Post.

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malek's comment, June 3, 2013 6:25 PM
mass genius
:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, June 4, 2013 3:43 AM
original idea
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BBC - Newsbeat - The Hangover cast talk about crowdfunding for films

BBC - Newsbeat - The Hangover cast talk about crowdfunding for films | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
The cast of The Hangover 3 explain the process of crowdfunding new films.
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Kickstarter Tops 100,000 Launched Projects

Kickstarter Tops 100,000 Launched Projects | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Kickstarter announced Tuesday that it has passed a major milestone: More than 100,00 projects have been launched on the crowdfunding service.
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:::: Picti.US ::::'s comment, May 30, 2013 4:35 AM
how many of them reached the funding goal?
Berend de Jonge's comment, May 30, 2013 1:03 PM
At the time there was a succes rate of 43.96%
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Proper valuation is key to ensuring credibility

Proper valuation is key to ensuring credibility | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
Dubai: By offering equity in crowdfunded ventures, the stakes have indeed been pushed higher for investors and the businesses alike. But what would constitute a proper valuation for a business that is still in the very early stage of its operations?

Via Philip Cardwell
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Can't agree more, There are to many startups out there that value their company at a round or multiple million(s). There is a new startup wich specializes in crowdfunding valuation Equidam. They did a proper valuation for SellanApp's next seed round. 

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5 ways the booming crowdfunding ecosystem is changing in 2013

5 ways the booming crowdfunding ecosystem is changing in 2013 | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

If you think that participating in crowdfunding simply means investing in smaller companies that launch games and devices on Kickstarter, think again. With crowdfunding volumes reaching $2.7 billion in 2012, it has emerged as a viable, scalable alternative to public and private finance across the globe.


After surveying more than 350 active crowdfunding platforms, including IndieGoGo, CrowdCube, Symbid, and Gambitious (full site directory at crowdsourcing.org), and completing an in-depth analysis of market trends, research firm Massolution has identified five major crowdfunding developments for 2013 and beyond.

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History of crowdfunding - Nesta

History of crowdfunding - Nesta | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it
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Check out the infographic detailing the history of using online crowdfunding to raise money for businesses, charities and community projects.

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Nancy Chorpenning's curator insight, May 22, 2013 10:15 PM

Despite coming from across the pond, this is a nice look at the evolution and beginnings of crowdfunding.

EarlyShares's curator insight, May 24, 2013 5:50 PM

Great breakdown of the history of Crowdfunding. 

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Is Equity Crowdfunding Coming To Mexico?

Is Equity Crowdfunding Coming To Mexico? | Crowdfunding World | Scoop.it

Roughly a year ago, my company, Crowdfunder.com, was invited by top leadership in Mexico to come discuss the opportunities for crowdfunding in Mexico. Many in Mexico had seen Crowdfunder’s success in the U.S. and our role in U.S. JOBS Act legislation, and because of this I was invited by business leaders in Mexico to look at creating something similar to the JOBS Act for the small-business ecosystem there.


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Philip Cardwell's comment, May 17, 2013 12:26 AM
your welcome