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Crowdfunding: Money talks and connects

New methods of financing business not only help brands to launch or grow, they also enable marketers to get closer to customers. Above: Restaurant chain Leon issued bonds in exchange for £eon pounds - boosting its sales as well The UK economy might be on the road...

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Why Crowdfunding is Disrupting Finance

It is truly remarkable to think about the disruption that has resulted from the creation of marketplaces in almost every industry over the last few years. Need a restaurant reservation?  Open Table has it down to a science- compare that to your experience just 10...

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Ex-Google Exec Believes In Crowdfunding Entrepreneurship

In 2012, Dave Girouard stepped down as president of Google Enterprise and decided to take his life in a completely different direction. Along with a few fellow ex-Google employees, Girouard founded Upstart, a crowdfunding platform that offers college students and graduates ("upstarts") the capital, support and guidance...

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A New Crowdfunding Platform For Hardware Entrepreneurs

In the absence of investment capital from venture capitalists, hardware entrepreneurs have flocked to popular crowdfunding platforms, such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo, to finance their projects. Come September, they will have another option. Boston-based manufacturing services firm Dragon Innovation announced the launch of a crowdfunding platform exclusively...

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Canadian Crowdfunding Just Got Crowded

In 2013, crowdfunding is no longer the realm of little guys and start-ups. Not only is Spike Lee funding hislatest million-dollar film on Kickstarter, but Vancouver's own educational institution Science World recently turned to online community donations to build an upcoming exhibition called AMPED. "We didn't have a...

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