January 2014

Impact Crowdfunding – Good Deeds In A Wicked World

One of the trends in the burgeoning United Kingdom crowdfunding market has been the arrival of specialist platforms focusing on ventures delivering social, environmental or scientific benefits. The emerging players include Abundance Generation, which has so far facilitated the funding of five renewable energy projects within the UK. On this...

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Ethics and Values in Crowdfunding

In a recent piece for the Center for Digital Ethics and Policy, I discussed the ethical limits of crowdfunding: should platforms host campaigns that promote hatred? How should they handle campaigns that are legally dubious? Should they be worried about their success crowding out the activities...

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Best And Neiss: Crowdfunding Will Change The World

When Jason Best and Sherwood Neiss helped lead the charge to launch investment crowdfunding in the U.S. they couldn’t have guessed at its global impact. Now, having completed a months-long report to the World Bank on the likely economic impact of crowdfunding in the developing world, they...

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New Year New Job – UKCFA Crowd Manager – Apply now

The UK Crowdfunding Association is a newly formed membership association for the high-growth crowdfunding sector in the UK. Information on the UKCFA is here: http://staging-ukcfa.mystagingwebsite.com/.   We are now recruiting a crowd manager to support the day to day running and promotional activities of the UK's crowdfunding trade association.   Please...

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Equine research crowdfunding project launched

LEXINGTON, Ky., -- Martin Nielsen, equine parasitologist, veterinarian and assistant professor at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, has launched the first research crowdfunding project at UK and possibly the first such effort in the field of veterinary science. Crowdfunding is a relatively new term...

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