Lumifold's low-cost portable 3D printer exceeds crowdfunding target

This backpack-sized 3D printer has already smashed its $1,500 target on Indiegogo – so can we really expect it to take off? The LumiFold photopolymerisation 3D printer is small, affordable and on Indiegogo. Photograph: Indiegogo Most desktop 3D printers aren’t small or portable, but a new LumiFold claims to be both – a compact and affordable crowdfunded 3D printer available for $400 (£247). 3D printers, such as...

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Enterprise crowdfunding: How an IBM experiment improved innovation and morale

Enterprise crowdfunding: How an IBM experiment improved innovation and morale

This is a guest post by David Drake, of LDJ Capital. Can the principles of crowdfunding work within the walls of an established corporation such as IBM? With the popularity of Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Kiva, crowdfunding has taken a new turn inward in corporate America. We are calling the trend Intranet or Enterprise Crowdfunding. Instead of going out to seek financing, technology giant IBM saw the internet fundraising model as a viable way...

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Ten Ways to Democratize Our Broken Economy

The richest 400 Americans now own more wealth than the bottom 180 million taken together. The political system is in deadlock. Social and economic pain continue to grow. Environmental devastation and global warming present growing challenges. Is there any path toward a more democratic, equal and ecologically sustainable society? What can one person do? In fact, there is a great deal one person working with others can do. Experiments across the...

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Diabetes startup Perle Bioscience crowdfunding $2M

An Atlanta startup that’s developing new drugs for reversing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is raising $2 million through crowd funding. Perle Bioscience Inc. says it’s found a proprietary peptide therapy that can generate new insulin producing cells, which is a breakthrough with the potential to benefit millions of people. According to the American Diabetes Association, Type 1 diabetes is caused when the body does not produce insulin,...

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Hab hits £1.5 million crowdfunding target

Kevin McLoud’s Hab housing company will close its crowdfunding investment campaign on a high this Sunday after banking more than £1.5 million The cash was raised in only thirteen weeks via crowdfunding website Crowdcube and will now be used to fund the expansion of the business which has a slew of schemes underway including 108 homes in Oxford designed by AHMM. Sums ranging from £100 to £150,000 have been invested by just over 500...

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