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Rise of crowdfunding in the numbers

                Crowdfunding raised almost £1.8 billion in 2012 for tens of thousands of ventures. This is set to approach almost £3.5 billion, (Massolution 2013, Reuters 2013) - nearly 100% year on year growth for the past 3 years. Since 2009 there have been an estimated £6.8 billion raised...

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Crowdfunding for Social Entrepreneurs: Raising the Bar

Skoll - Social Entrepreneurship   We are entering the fifth week of the Skoll Social Entrepreneurs Challenge on CrowdRise. So far, the organizations have raised more than $809,000—mostly from small-to-mid-sized donations. In leading this Challenge, we are looking at what’s working best, to help organizations raise even more funds. The top...

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Crowdfunding’s Big-Bang Moment

The crowdfunding service Kickstarter reached an important milestone last week. The company’s website reported that Kickstarter has now funded over 50,000 projects, with pledges coming from over 5,000,000 individual backers. Since its founding in 2009, Kickstarter has helped fledgling projects raise nearly $1 billion in donations. But...

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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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