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Every Hour, $87,000 Is Raised Through Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

Every Hour, $87,000 Is Raised Through Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is currently available to 90 percent of the online population in 160 countries, according to a new report.
Catherine Clifford
Entrepreneurship Is a High-Stakes Game. Know Your Odds Going In. (Infographic)
Infographics

Entrepreneurship Is a High-Stakes Game. Know Your Odds Going In. (Infographic)

A snapshot of how many businesses start every month and where they get their funding.
Catherine Clifford
Indiegogo Pilots New Program Allowing Crowdfunding Campaigns to Stay Open Indefinitely
IndieGoGo

Indiegogo Pilots New Program Allowing Crowdfunding Campaigns to Stay Open Indefinitely

The new functionality will allow users to deepen their connection with funders, in addition to giving them a way to keep raising money, the company says.
Catherine Clifford
Everything You Need for a Winning Crowdfunding Campaign (Infographic)
Crowdfunding

Everything You Need for a Winning Crowdfunding Campaign (Infographic)

Here's a statistical breakdown of all of the completed campaigns on Indiegogo and Kickstarter as of early August.
Catherine Clifford
Meet the Newest Member of Kickstarter's Million-Dollar Club
Crowdfunding

Meet the Newest Member of Kickstarter's Million-Dollar Club

This startup has entered an elite and growing group that has raised seven figures on the popular crowdfunding site.
Catherine Clifford
Want Angel Investors? Here's What You Need to Know Right Now. (Infographic)
Angel Investors

Want Angel Investors? Here's What You Need to Know Right Now. (Infographic)

A snapshot of where angel investors are putting their money.
Catherine Clifford
Finding the Right Angel Investor for You
Ask the Expert

Finding the Right Angel Investor for You

Not all investors are created equal. Here are some tips on finding the best investor for your startup and its needs.
Bo Yaghmaie
This Hard Rock Hotel Just Raised $1.5 Million Through Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

This Hard Rock Hotel Just Raised $1.5 Million Through Crowdfunding

Eighty-five investors can now say they own part of The Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Palm Springs, Calif.
Catherine Clifford
Who Should Be Deemed 'Sophisticated' Enough to Be an Investor?
Angel Investors

Who Should Be Deemed 'Sophisticated' Enough to Be an Investor?

Regulators argue that the income requirements for accredited investors -- which were set in 1982 -- are in desperate need of an adjustment. Entrepreneurs and investors, meanwhile, don't want to see access to capital limited.
Catherine Clifford
Is 'Crypto-Equity' the Next Big Thing in Raising Money for Your Business?
Crowdfunding

Is 'Crypto-Equity' the Next Big Thing in Raising Money for Your Business?

If the team behind Swarm gets its way, its Bitcoin-based crowdfunding platform will be seen by entrepreneurs as 'Kickstarter on steroids.'
Catherine Clifford
Kickstarter Adds Two New Categories for Crowdfunding Projects: Journalism and Crafting
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Adds Two New Categories for Crowdfunding Projects: Journalism and Crafting

The crowdfunding platform has officially created homes for two of its popular project areas.
Catherine Clifford
Kickstarter Streamlines Its Rules, Becomes Less Exclusive
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Streamlines Its Rules, Becomes Less Exclusive

The popular crowdfunding platform unveiled new rules today that make it easier to launch a campaign.
Catherine Clifford
Square Ramps Up Its Offering with a Merchant Cash Advance Program
Finance

Square Ramps Up Its Offering with a Merchant Cash Advance Program

Jack Dorsey's latest company Square, a business best known for mobile credit-card processing, today announced a program to help entrepreneurs get access to capital as soon as the very next day.
Catherine Clifford
Crowdfunding Generates More Than $60,000 an Hour (Infographic)
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding Generates More Than $60,000 an Hour (Infographic)

A look at the eye-popping growth of the crowdfunding industry.
Catherine Clifford