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Holoxica is first to use Scots funding site

Source: The Scotsman Holoxica, the University of Edinburgh spin-out company that is pioneering 3D display technology, has become the first business to meet its targets on a new Scottish crowdfunding site.   The tech firm, whose interactive three-dimensional displays have been likened to the technology seen in the...

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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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'Jump' charging cable smashes crowdfunding target

A compact smartphone battery pack that charges itself every time you charge your phone has smashed its crowdfunding target on Kickstarter, after receiving significant media attention at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The device, known as Jump, consists of a 800mAh battery attached to a...

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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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Kickstarter crowdfunding pledges topped $480m in 2013

3m people backed projects on the website, with 19.9k of them successfully hitting their targets. Crowdfunding website Kickstarter says visitors pledged $480m to projects in 2013, up from $319.8m the previous year. The stats were released as part of its end-of-year report, which also revealed that 3m people...

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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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