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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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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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Crowdfunding For Good Now A Growing Global Movement

Using the Razoo platform, GiveMN, a statewide crowdfunding campaign for Minnesota nonprofits, did just that on November 14, 2013, when over 52,000 individual donors combined to set a record for the most money raised in a single day through crowdfunding (as far I can tell). Habitat for...

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How Crowdfunding Can Boost Your Investment Diversity

Remember the adage, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”? This old saying certainly holds when making investing decisions; in fact, diversification—both between asset classes and within individual asset classes—ranks among the most powerful tools in your arsenal when it comes to reducing avoidable...

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Pubslush: Crowdfunding Just For Books

Authors wanting to crowdfund the publication of their book often turn to Kickstarter, the darling of the crowdfunding scene. One of the earliest successful crowdfunding sites and now boasting a huge community, Kickstarter is the obvious place to go if you want to raise money...

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Crowdfunding – Should We Be Worried About Its Future?

By John Mullins, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Marketing and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. Crowdfunding is a hot new area of interest for entrepreneurs and those seeking funding for artistic projects and more. While there have been some notable crowd-funded successes – and even an Academy Award-winning...

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Crowdfunding: Community Sourced Capital

What better way to strengthen communities, while empowering regular people to support nearby small businesses, than by helping individuals fund local entrepreneurs? This movement—coined locavesting by author Amy Cortese in a recent book–is at the core of a Seattle-based social enterprise by the name of Community Sourced Capital (CSC);...

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Crowdfunding The Hardware Revolution

Scott Miller is the CEO of Dragon Innovation, a company whose mission is to help hardware entrepreneurs succeed in every phase of the journey from crowdfunding to manufacturing at scale.  Dragon’s services include Crowdfunding and an API for manufacturing.  Dragon has helped Pebble, Romotive, MakerBot,...

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SEC Proposes Crowdfunding Rules

Source: Forbes   In an important first step towards regulating businesses that fund their ventures online, the Securities and Exchange Commission unanimously approved theproposal of rules that will govern the subject. The full text of the SEC’s proposed crowdfunding rules download here as a PDF. Crowdfunding–raising money online to fund...

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