Entrepreneur looks to crowdfunding to help cities pay for the things we want and need

With the world on the computer screen, Jase Wilson can get philosophical about cities. Zooming in on Tokyo’s cityscape at night, brought to him courtesy of Google, Wilson says: “It’s like a circuit board. It’s beautiful.” Next to the sparkling grid of one of the world’s largest cities, Wilson calls up a picture of a brain, its neural paths rendered in luminescent colors. “What’s the real difference?” he asks. Some of that...

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Crowdfunding vs seed funding: All money is not created equal

Most entrepreneurs have faced rejection from investors at one point or another, and crowdfunding provides an alternative to going door-to-door to major VC firms looking for someone who believes in you and your idea. Along with the rise of crowdfunding comes criticism of the VC fundraising model and questions about the future of venture capital. Is crowdfunding the new seed funding? And how does crowdfunding change the venture capital...

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Crowdfunding and movement-building

Crowdfunding and movement-building

Eugenie Teasley, founder of Spark+Mettle, shares her tips on crowdfunding for first timers, and reflects on the benefits (but the struggle) of building a community of people around a cause. Crowdfunding is the easy option, right? No, but it is an exciting one. Any sort of fundraising is hard, especially now. Whether or not you are at the coal-face of the charity or social enterprise world, there are often times that you need to raise some money....

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