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Kickstarter Says It 'Is Not A Store' As It Revises Policy On Projects' Risks : NPR

Kickstarter Says It 'Is Not A Store' As It Revises Policy On Projects' Risks : NPR | crowdfunding-news | Scoop.it
Even as it has been praised for bringing innovative ideas to life, Kickstarter has been criticized for allowing creators to be a little fuzzy about their plans — and for providing little recourse to investors who are unsatisfied with a project they...
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AOL Founder Steve Case On The JOBS Act: Not A Big Deal In Silicon Valley, ‘Really Important’ In Detroit | TechCrunch

AOL Founder Steve Case On The JOBS Act: Not A Big Deal In Silicon Valley, ‘Really Important’ In Detroit  | TechCrunch | crowdfunding-news | Scoop.it
Steve Case, CEO of Revolution and founder of TechCrunch-owner AOL, was a key player in advocating for the JOBS Act, which will allow for a much broader range of crowdfunding (specifically, equity crowdfunding).
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Razoo, crowdfunding for causes, eclipses $100m milestone

Razoo, crowdfunding for causes, eclipses $100m milestone | crowdfunding-news | Scoop.it
Razoo, the developer of a crowdfunding platform for causes, said on Tuesday its online community now has raised more than $100 million for over 14,000 nonprofits.
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Crowdfunding NASA brings new meaning to “For the people, by the people”

Crowdfunding NASA brings new meaning to “For the people, by the people” | crowdfunding-news | Scoop.it
Momentum is gathering online for a crowdfunded venture into outer space. A hashtag...
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Just Crowdfund the $&*# Movie!: Can You Repeat That?

Just Crowdfund the $&*# Movie!: Can You Repeat That? | crowdfunding-news | Scoop.it

Welcome to Just Crowdfund the $&*# Movie!, where indie moviemaker Jayce Bartok talks about the dos and don’ts of crowdfunding from the trenches of his own crowdfunding campaign.

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New Crowdfunding Game Makes Startups the Stars, Prepares Players for A New Kind of Investing

New Crowdfunding Game Makes Startups the Stars, Prepares Players for A New Kind of Investing | crowdfunding-news | Scoop.it

In Investor Challenge, real startups face off in six weekly rounds and players are in the role of venture capitalist, with $1,000,000 "microbucks" to invest in favorites like Foursquare and Taskrabbit.

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Can a publisher use crowdfunding to replace ads?

Can a publisher use crowdfunding to replace ads? | crowdfunding-news | Scoop.it
Penny Arcade, a webcomic publisher and event producer, is trying to use Kickstarter to finance its web operations for a year so that it can replace traditional banner advertising with a reader-centric model.
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Crowdfunding not as new as it seems - The Chief Offficers' Network

Crowdfunding not as new as it seems  - The Chief Offficers' Network | crowdfunding-news | Scoop.it

Crowdfunding is not new in other ways, too: even before it gets off the ground, it smacks of bubbles - and not the good kind..

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Equity 'Crowdfunding' Platform, RelayFund(TM), Launched by Michigan Investor Group

Equity 'Crowdfunding' Platform, RelayFund(TM), Launched by Michigan Investor Group | crowdfunding-news | Scoop.it

Crowdfunding - or money raised online for charities, projects or pre-selling products or services - has quickly emerged as an estimated billion dollar market worldwide, yet this is expected to pale in comparison to the potential created by new legislation allowing crowdfunding for capital. The bipartisan JOBS Act - passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in April 2012 - allows online micro-investments for startup businesses and creates a platform for private equity for the masses

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Crowdfund a Calvin & Hobbes documentary, Choose-Your-Own Adventures, and more

Crowdfund a Calvin & Hobbes documentary, Choose-Your-Own Adventures, and more | crowdfunding-news | Scoop.it
Nostalgia is on the menu for this week's crowdfunding projects, with a documentary about the influence of Calvin & Hobbes, and not one but two reading games inspired by the Choose Your Own Adventure books.
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Digital Music News - Indie Band Figures Out How to Raise Money Without Using Kickstarter...

Digital Music News - Indie Band Figures Out How to Raise Money Without Using Kickstarter... | crowdfunding-news | Scoop.it
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First S.E.C. Rulings Launch Crowdfunding with Accrediteds - Forbes

First S.E.C. Rulings Launch Crowdfunding with Accrediteds - Forbes | crowdfunding-news | Scoop.it
After delays, the S.E.C. finally ruled publicly on crowdfunding legislation. When President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law on April 5, he also fired the starting gun to make business crowdfunding real in 270 days.
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How Crowdfunding Benefits Nonprofits and Donors - The Huffington Post...

How Crowdfunding Benefits Nonprofits and Donors - The Huffington Post... | crowdfunding-news | Scoop.it

How Crowdfunding Benefits Nonprofits and Donors - The Huffington Post...

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Crowdfunding 101: Ten Things You MUST Do | KALW

Crowdfunding 101: Ten Things You MUST Do | KALW | crowdfunding-news | Scoop.it
We here at Turnstyle News don’t hide the fact that we’re excited about the ongoing crowdfunding revolution.
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Penny Arcade seeks crowdfunding to go ad free | VG247

Gaming culture webcomic Penny Arcade has launched a Kickstarter with no tangible rewards, instead giving readers the opportunity to pay to keep advertising off the site.

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How A Gaming Guru Is Powering Up The New Social Philanthropy ...

How A Gaming Guru Is Powering Up The New Social Philanthropy ... | crowdfunding-news | Scoop.it
Razoo CEO Lesley Mansford is an interactive entertainment and gaming veteran who's now challenging nonprofits and individuals to raise the bar (and bigger donations) on social fundraising. If Lesley Mansford has her way, ...
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CircleUp Brings Crowdfunding, Of a Sort, to Non-Tech Firms | Xconomy

CircleUp Brings Crowdfunding, Of a Sort, to Non-Tech Firms | Xconomy | crowdfunding-news | Scoop.it
A common complaint among technology entrepreneurs back in the mid-2000s was that there weren’t enough angel investors willing to help small startups get...
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Smartwatch Becomes 'Crowdfunding' Test Case

Smartwatch Becomes 'Crowdfunding' Test Case | crowdfunding-news | Scoop.it
Pebble Technology, the maker of a smart watch that connects to smartphones, has become a poster child for raising seed money on the Web via crowdfunding. Now, the clock is ticking for it to deliver on its promise to investors.
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TechCrunch | Crowdfunding Startup GoFundMe, Which Is Like KickStarter For The Rest Of Us, Is Pulling In $2 Million A MonthTechCrunch

TechCrunch | Crowdfunding Startup GoFundMe, Which Is Like KickStarter For The Rest Of Us, Is Pulling In $2 Million A MonthTechCrunch | crowdfunding-news | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding has become a big industry, as people are increasingly seeking ways to finance new creative projects and technology ideas.
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