PayPal Pledges to Overhaul Approach to Crowdfunding

PayPal Pledges to Overhaul Approach to Crowdfunding

PayPal this week promised to review how it handles crowd-funding efforts after several projects had their funding frozen by the online payment service. In a blog post, PayPal said that crowd-funding campaigns – made popular in the past year or two by services like Kickstarter and Indiegogo – are a new concept and therefore “potentially open to abuse.” “PayPal has a responsibility to ensure that the system remains...

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Crowdfunding: The New Way To Finance Your Personal Life

Crowdfunding: The New Way To Finance Your Personal Life

When Kelli Space graduated from Northeastern University in 2009 with $200,000 of student loan debt, she panicked. Given that she had an entry-level office manager job that didn’t pay much, Space knew that it was going to be tough to pay back that debt on her own. But instead of deferring her payments—or not paying them at all, like many grads end up doing—she started a crowdfund, which is the practice of funding a project or venture by...

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How Bluetooth LE And Crowdfunding Are Accelerating The Connected Hardware Boom

How Bluetooth LE And Crowdfunding Are Accelerating The Connected Hardware Boom

It’s one trend that’s been hard to miss, being mostly clipped and/or strapped in plain sight. To spell it out, hardware startups — and the devices they’re making — are having a moment, thanks in major part to crowdfunding websites providing the funding bridge between a promising prototype and the cost of manufacturing a shipping product. Fuelled by crowdfunding, hardware startups are hard at work extending the capabilities of mobile...

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What You Need to Know About the New Equity-Crowdfunding Model

What You Need to Know About the New Equity-Crowdfunding Model

In her book Cash From the Crowd, Sally Outlaw, founder and CEO of crowdfunding website peerbackers, reveals the secrets of funding your business with help from colleagues, peers, family, friends and even perfect strangers through a crowdfunding campaign. In this edited excerpt, the author provides information on the new equity-crowdfunding model that was authorized by the JOBS Act of 2012. Until now, crowdfunding has come from backers who...

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RSA: Crowdfunding – Where to, what's next and what are the limits?

  Streamed live on 16 Sep 2013 An event to mark the RSA’s launch into the world of crowdfunding, when an expert panel gathers to consider the current and future challenges and opportunities for the sector. To find out more about the event, check out the information on the RSA’s website http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2013/crowdfunding-where-next,-how-far,-and-what-are-the-limits   Source:...

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