News media is primed for disruption. It is already happening with some new journalistic models that are producing great work, and it will continue in many new directions as we are at the beginning of movement in this area.Read More →
Crowdfunding has exploded over the past few years, as Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns raised millions of dollars and the JOBS Act promised to open angel investing to the masses.
The hype around unaccredited equity crowdfunding hasn’t translated to results, as the SEC is still working out the rules around crowdfund investing for the unaccredited. But in other areas, like peer-to-peer lending, and accredited investor crowdfunding, the industry is undoubtedly growing.
The company BusinessProfiles recently put out a good infographic showing some of the emerging industry trends, including self-run campaigns, niche platforms, and international expansion. The infographic is a little overly optimistic about the lack of fraud on platforms — there hasn’t been comprehensive research done on crowdfunding fraud, and there are plenty of shady campaigns around, and those that don’t end up delivering on their promises. In any case, check out the infographic below and let us know what you think about it in the comments.Read More →
3 Reasons Why Crowdfunding Is The Investment Tool Of Millennials | benzingaMeece said that RocketHub is seeing a lot of activity in the entrepreneurial space.“The fastest growing segment now on our site now is entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses that are looking to launch products, launch their companies and grow their companies,” he said.Most entrepreneurs are between the ages of 45 and 54, according to the Kauffman Foundation. That number is closely followed by those ages 20 to 34, meaning millennials make up the second-largest group of entrepreneurs.
Q-and-A with EarlyShares CEO on the future of crowdfunding | The Sacramento BeeHere’s how it works: EarlyShares first puts the company raising money through due diligence. Once vetted, EarlyShares helps the company set up the campaign and handles the administration and documentation, and assists with marketing. Companies get a dashboard to monitor and manage the campaign, saving time and eliminating back-and-forth emails with potential investors.
Crowdfunding Is Not Investing: How Sticking It to the Man Tends to Backfire | EquitiesVery few of us will ever be wolves of Wall Street. We earn some extra income here and there from carefully constructed stock portfolios, but nothing that can replace or surpass the salary from full-time job. We will never be angel investors or venture capitalists — hold that thought. What if, rather than relying on one or two wealthy investors to support nascent projects, entrepreneurs and visionaries shifted their fundraising focus to small donations from thousands of sponsors?
Suspended Kickstarter Areal Reveals Reasons for Shutdown | Crowdfund InsiderDiscussing other reasons why they believe there has been so much controversy surrounding the campaign, the team noted,“People also need to take into account that Ukrainians and Russians are in an information war right now, and as a Ukrainian developer, we were subject o constant hostility from Russian Kickstarter accounts (we even got death threats). There are over 16,000 comments on our Kickstarter, which is unprecedented for the amount of supports that we have and a lot of our comments are hate filled.”
Jokowi crowdsources his cabinet on Facebook | RapplerIn another first for Indonesia and a perhaps sign of the kind of government Indonesia will have over the next 5 years, President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is seeking the public’s participation in the selection of his cabinet members.The Jokowi Center Facebook page on Thursday, July 23, uploaded a Google form with a list of 3 candidates for each of the 34 ministerial seats. Under each ministry, a box is provided for people to suggest other names.
Ashton Kutcher, Alexis Ohanian and Ryan Seacrest Want You To Share Your Car | Monsters & CriticsSome famous investors have taken note. The latest trend to become a celebrity funded darling is FlightCar, which has proven itself as a bold and successful player in the sharing economy model.FlightCar is the world’s first car sharing company to operate at airports. Travelers get free parking plus an opportunity to earn money. Instead of leaving your car unused at the airport while you’re away, you can let FlightCar rent it to an approved member and get paid.Read More →
An exceptional overview about kickstarter, how it attains success to stand high in business market.Read More →
Crowdfunding is the new business platform. Bringing entrepreneurs, business owners and like-minded people together and building their dreams and taking their business to the next level. Crowdfunding has grown at an exponential speed to what it is today and hitting the region by storm!Read More →
SYDNEY — Your trusty old thongs (translation: flip flops) may go years without a blow-out, but then always seem to break at the most inappropriate of times.
— CJ Australia (@CJ_Australia) January 26, 2014
Many have tried and failed at solving the serious problem.
— Daniel Payne (@dpayn285) January 21, 2014
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Suffered a fatal thong blowout on the way to the coffee shop and had to improvise pic.twitter.com/3zt6xCwmvR
TechCrunch has learned that Apple has made another acquisition, one that it is using to boost its e-books effort and “beat Amazon at its own game.” It has bought BookLamp, a startup based out of Boise, Idaho, that developed big data-style book analytics services. A second source says Apple bought BookLamp’s employees and technology for a price that was “higher than… Read More
Finland has a rich heritage in technology. Whatever crisis of confidence the masters of Nokia had, eventually leading to its gutting by Microsoft, that long heritage has served it well, giving rise to a several generations of engineers and, increasingly, entrepreneurs. Now a new generation is emerging in Finland, emboldened by local heroes and successes. This new generation started appearing a… Read More
The OneNote team has been active lately, making their product free across all platforms, and hosting a successful Reddit AMA session that included an adorkable verification video. Then they decided to reach. Small tip: If you are technology team in any capacity, either a tech-focused VC group, a phone company, or a software development team, leave the parodies to Weird Al and the singing to… Read More
On Saturday NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden called developers to design products that protect users’ privacy and Constitutional rights, saying he plans to promote such technologies.But Vysk Communication’s CEO Victor Cocchia has been working on developing such technology since 2012, long before Snowden addressed the Hope X conference last weekend. Cocchia spoke to me about his… Read More
TrackSmith, a new running apparel company, has raised $1.6 million in its first round of institutional funding to bring modern technology and classic styling to running gear. The company’s mission, envisioned by Matt Smith and Luke Scheybeler, is to re-connect the sport to its storied past while looking forward to what the sport could be in the future. Smith, an avid runner who… Read More
Safety first! That’s what my mom always says. Which is why it’s somewhat shocking that technology hasn’t already been leveraged to provide additional personal protection to people on the go. But the Defender looks to change all that. It’s a new pocket-sized device that combines a camera, a 24/7 monitoring system for police and health services, and pepper spray to… Read More
Itseez3D, the first app to partner with computer vision technology company Occipital, can turn any picture you take with your iOS camera into a 3D object. Naturally, I made one of the good sir Alex Wilhelm: And somehow I was convinced to get one of me as well: Note: it’s very odd to see yourself as virtual 3D. The app works by mounting the Structure Sensor to an iPad and then… Read More
LeVar Burton opens up about the crowdfunding process. A couple of days after breaking the Kickstarter record for most backers in a campaign, LeVar Burton shares what the experience was like…Read More →
Don’t miss new Big Think videos! Subscribe by clicking here: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Kay Koplovitz, founder of the USA Networks, talks about the potential that crowdfunding has to give opportunitie…Read More →
Gabriel äußert sich in diesem Video auf vielfachen Wunsch noch einmal ausführlicher dazu, warum der CBE den Weg des Crowdfunding gewählt hat.Read More →
You’d think being Canadian would make him more of a socialist… apparently not. Buckley rants about Crowdfunding (and yes, potato salad). You Are Not Special – http://adoseofbuckley.bandcamp.com/…Read More →
Crowdfunding expert Kendall Almerico shares his insight on this trend. He is a CEO of FundHub.Biz, an equity and crowdfunding compliance website; founder of …Read More →
“A University of Pittsburgh student who was cut off from her family for being gay, is asking the public’s help to continue her college education. Kate Koenig, 19, was about to start college…Read More →
Merriam-Webster added 150 new words accepted its 2014 American collegiate dictionary. Many of the words reflect online culture and trends as they become more influential and useful to us, other…Read More →