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How to crowdfund an Edinburgh show

With fringe costs rising, many companies are crowdfunding to cover them – three groups reveal what works (and doesn't) I Could've Been Better by Idiot Child – on target "The economics of the Edinburgh fringe are terrifying and our initial joy at being asked to perform our show, I...

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Now, a ’stock exchange’ for crowdfunding

A new online stock exchange seeks to aggregate trading for crowdfunding sources into a single venue, with visions of becoming the “biggest stock exchange” on the planet. Move over Wall Street, crowdfunding has its own exchange. Photo by Joe McKendrick. The exchange, called Seederella, is the brainchild of...

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The ‘crowd’ kick-starts innovation

(CNN) — Things are looking up for entrepreneurs in the Middle East as a new breed of crowdfunding is emerging to help bring life to innovative ideas from the region Based on popular U.S. sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo they aim to connect everyone, from engineers in...

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The Due Diligence Dilemma in Crowdfunding Marketplaces

What is the role of curation in crowdfunding marketplaces? Each platform is approaching curation differently. Some are more “open”—accepting a higher percentage of applications onto the platform—while others will be more “closed”, accepting a lower percentage. Neither end of the spectrum is necessarily better or worse;...

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Crowdfunding comes of age as Crowdcube passes £10m

Crowdfunding hits another milestone as Crowdcube raises £10m It’s been hailed as a potential lifeline for many startups struggling to find finance from traditional bank loans, and now it seems crowdfunding is coming of age. Crowdcube, an equity based platform has announced today they’ve become the...

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