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This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time

This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time

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Laffster, once a platform specifically targeting comedians, rebranded itself today to become Cogo, available to actors, authors, musicians and athletes.
February 11, 2014 in Financing
'Future of Now': The Convergence of Social Media, Crowdfunding and Tech

'Future of Now': The Convergence of Social Media, Crowdfunding and Tech

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An interview with Social Media Week founder Toby Daniels.
February 10, 2014 in Social Media
This New Service Will Print Your Digital Photos for Free -- With a Catch

This New Service Will Print Your Digital Photos for Free -- With a Catch

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Kickstarter project Flag will print and send you physical copies of your digital photos at no cost, but there's a small catch.
February 7, 2014 in Apps & Software
Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

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If people are willing to open their wallets, that's invaluable information for investors.
February 7, 2014 in Evaluating Your Idea
American Heart Association Using Crowdfunding to Find Next Big Thing in Health

American Heart Association Using Crowdfunding to Find Next Big Thing in Health

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The American Heart Association is using crowdfunding to find innovative technologies that can assist in improving cardiovascular health across the U.S.
February 5, 2014 in Inventing
In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?

In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?

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On the last day of the public comment period over the proposed equity crowdfunding rules, a slew of stakeholders wrote into the SEC on the topic of liability in the case of fraud.
February 5, 2014 in Financing
Will Equity Crowdfunding Laws Be the Death of Kickstarter?

Will Equity Crowdfunding Laws Be the Death of Kickstarter?

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The JOBS Act and the proposed SEC rules really has nothing to do with the popular funding site. So what exactly is it?
January 29, 2014 in Financing
Another Score for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $40 Million

Another Score for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $40 Million

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The San Francisco-based fundraising platform secured a hefty pile of cash which it will use to grow globally and make its platform more mobile-friendly.
January 28, 2014 in Financing
Why I Think the Hype About Crowdfunding Is Too Good to Be True

Why I Think the Hype About Crowdfunding Is Too Good to Be True

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If you're going to try to fund your startup via crowdfunding, here's what you need to know before taking the plunge.
January 28, 2014 in Financing
As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On

As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On

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The Securities and Exchange Commission released provisional rules to regulate equity crowdfunding on Oct. 23. The comment period officially ends on Feb. 3, but there is no end in sight to the debate.
January 24, 2014 in Financing
Take a Step Back. Set a Realistic Goal for Your Crowdfunding Campaign.

Take a Step Back. Set a Realistic Goal for Your Crowdfunding Campaign.

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You're not likely to raise a $1 million on Kickstarter. Here's how you should go about raising funds for your project.
January 23, 2014 in Financing
Vimeo Wants to License and Fund Your Movie

Vimeo Wants to License and Fund Your Movie

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Video-sharing website Vimeo has launched a $500,000 project to license and distribute crowdfunded films.
January 17, 2014 in Startup Financing
Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)

Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)

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Fundable, the online platform for both donation and equity-based crowdfunding, has helped startups raise $50 million in 8 months. Here are its projections for the future of crowdfunding.
January 16, 2014 in Financing
Thinking of Crowdfunding? This Review Site Helps You Choose Wisely

Thinking of Crowdfunding? This Review Site Helps You Choose Wisely

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With hundreds of crowdfunding platforms online, it's hard to know which to choose. CrowdsUnite aims to cut through the confusion by providing a comprehensive review site of all the available options.
January 12, 2014 in Financing
Why Updated VC Models Are a Win for Entrepreneurs

Why Updated VC Models Are a Win for Entrepreneurs

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Good companies are always desirable, but the level of demand right now is unprecedented.
January 11, 2014 in Venture Capital
If I Knew Then: Indiegogo Co-Founder Makes His Mark Helping Others Follow Their Passion

If I Knew Then: Indiegogo Co-Founder Makes His Mark Helping Others Follow Their Passion

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While Indiegogo CEO and co-founder Slava Rubin has made a successful business out of giving his fellow entrepreneurs the opportunity to share their work, he has had his fair share of missteps in achieving that mission.
January 9, 2014 in Young Entrepreneurs
You Can Now Embed Your Indiegogo Campaign on Your Website

You Can Now Embed Your Indiegogo Campaign on Your Website

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With 'Indiegogo Outpost,' you can raise money from the crowd without having to direct any web traffic away from your own website.
January 8, 2014 in Financing
Advice From Barbara Corcoran to Marc Ecko: Entrepreneur's Hottest Videos of 2013

Advice From Barbara Corcoran to Marc Ecko: Entrepreneur's Hottest Videos of 2013

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Here, we count down our most-viewed videos from the last 12 months.
January 6, 2014 in Startup Basics
How to Get Publicity for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

How to Get Publicity for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

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Media coverage for your crowdfunding project will help attract backing and build brand awareness. Learn how you can get the press interested in your project.
January 2, 2014 in Financing
10 Fun Facts About Crowdfunding

10 Fun Facts About Crowdfunding

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Whether you're looking to raise some funds or invest in a project, here are some things to know about platforms such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo .
December 30, 2013 in Financing
States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws

States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws

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Michigan is the latest in a series of states to make moves to pass intrastate equity crowdfunding legislation.
December 16, 2013 in Financing
Sofia Vergara's Fiancé Nick Loeb Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign for Condiments Company

Sofia Vergara's Fiancé Nick Loeb Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign for Condiments Company

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Nick Loeb is working to spread the word on crunchy condiments, with the help of his fiancé, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara.
December 9, 2013 in Startup Financing
How to Fund a Startup When Your Bank Account Has Seen Headier Days

How to Fund a Startup When Your Bank Account Has Seen Headier Days

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Don’t let a little thing like a lack of funds hold your startup ambitions back.
December 9, 2013 in Financing
How to Use Video to Promote Your Crowdfunding Campaign

How to Use Video to Promote Your Crowdfunding Campaign

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Campaigns that use videos have a significantly higher success rate and raise more money than those that don't. Find out what your videos should contain to bring in the backers
December 5, 2013 in Financing
Is Crowdfunding for You? (Infographic)

Is Crowdfunding for You? (Infographic)

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Before getting involved in crowdfunding, gather inspiration from big successes and learn from major scams.
November 26, 2013 in Startup Financing

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