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Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter

When Kickstarter rejected Lockitron, founders Cameron Robertson and Paul Gerhardt built their own website to crowdfund their phone-enabled door-locking device. After 24 hours, they'd reached their goal of $150,000 in preorders. By the end of their 30-day campaign last November, nearly 15,000 people had reserved a Lockitron, with advance orders...

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EY in crowdfunding joint venture

EY has partnered with all of London's 33 local authorities and a start-up tech firm to provide crowdfunding for local regeneration projects. The Big Four firm has joined with London Councils, which represents 32 borough councils and the City of London, to raise funds though web platform Spacehive which...

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Crowdfunding science: could it work?

In its infancy, science was sponsored by rich benefactors who favoured areas of their own liking. Today, despite being more equitably financed by public intervention, science seems to evolve in parallel to, rather than in sync with, society. In the future, should citizens have a...

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Which are the best 'crowdfunding' websites?

Is the phenomenon of "crowdfunding" – where entrepreneurs or more or less anyone asks the public to put cash into their proposed venture – getting out of control? Numerous websites have sprung up offering one version of crowdfunding or another. The websites allow those seeking finance...

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