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The hardware revolution will be crowdfunded

  Just a quick look at any of the crowdfunding platforms shows that the concept of funding projects via the web is impacting a huge number of industries. Whether it’s film, print, music or philanthropy, crowdfunding has enabled consumer capital to flow into initiatives easier than ever before. Of all the categories being...

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Crowdfunding a Poor Investment?

When Congress passed President Obama's JOBS Act in March 2012, one of the most intriguing provisions would enable crowdfunding—the ability for large groups of anonymous investors to fund startups. More than a year after the law was passed, however, the provision remains tied up in...

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Crowdfunding Nuts And Bolts: Tackling Fulfilment

One of the biggest challenges for very successful crowdfunded projects, as I mentioned in my last piece on crowdfunding, is how to deal with sending out all those rewards. Distributing digital rewards is quite simple, but physical items can be more problematic, especially if you get significantly...

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Equity Crowdfunding and Advertising

It is official -- on July 10th, 2013 the Security and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) lifted the ban for private offering advertising. This means that once the rule goes into effect (60 days after publication in the Federal Register -- so we are talking about mid September),...

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Why Your Bank Is Terrified of Crowdfunding

As crowdfunding becomes more mainstream, more entrepreneurs see it as an alternative to bank loans. Banks are none too pleased. In 2012, crowdfunding portals helped small business owners and individuals raise about $2.7 billion. By the end of this year, that figure could nearly double, according to Massolution, which tracks...

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