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Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator

Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator

Plug and Play Tech Center is launching an accelerator program exclusively for Bitcoin startups, and it's making other investments in the Bitcoin space as well.
Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter

Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter

A DIY crowdfunding app cuts out the middleman.
Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin Worth at Least 100 Times its Current Price

Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin Worth at Least 100 Times its Current Price

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who famously battled Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook's origins, are big investors in the digital currency and say it's worth 100 times its current value.
McSweeney's Publishing House Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for $15. Yup. For $15.

McSweeney's Publishing House Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for $15. Yup. For $15.

The San Francisco-based publishing house known for its snark and devilish sarcasm has challenged the idea of what it means to succeed with a crowdfunding campaign.
How to Spread the Word About Your Crowdfunding Campaign

How to Spread the Word About Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding is not a 'set it and forget it' proposition. Running a successful campaign requires being fearless in getting out and spreading the word about your venture.
10 Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Launched My Kickstarter Campaign

10 Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Launched My Kickstarter Campaign

For our series College Treps, entrepreneur Dwight Peters gets 10 successful Kickstarter creators to open up about what made their campaign a hit.
3 People You Need to Know to Get Paid By Your Next Big Customer

3 People You Need to Know to Get Paid By Your Next Big Customer

Doing business with big companies means it might be a while before you're paid. Here are three key people to know to speed up the process.
How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign

How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign

You need a crowd to fund your idea. Here are the sources you should tap to spread the word about your crowdfunding campaign.
This Major Crowdfunding Site Now Accepts Bitcoin Pledges

This Major Crowdfunding Site Now Accepts Bitcoin Pledges

Users of Australian crowdfunding platform Pozible can raise money for their venture using the online-only currency.
Crowdfunding Hall of Fame: 9 Successful Crowdfunded Startups

Crowdfunding Hall of Fame: 9 Successful Crowdfunded Startups

Crowdfunding, which started as a way to fund small projects, has become a serious funding machine.
How The Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies Raised Major Money

How The Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies Raised Major Money

An inside look at how these entrepreneurs got the crowd to fund their businesses to the tune of some big bucks.
Successful Crowdfunding Is About More Than Money

Successful Crowdfunding Is About More Than Money

Indiegogo's co-founder Danae Ringelmann talks about two blockbuster campaigns that made our Top 100 list, the platform's biggest 'failure', and what success really means in the age of crowdfunding.
4 Famous Crowdfunding Fails

4 Famous Crowdfunding Fails

As we celebrate the top 100 crowdfunded companies, we take a look at some of this year's biggest crowdfunding flops.
Pebble's $10 Million Crowdfunding Secret: Keep It Simple

Pebble's $10 Million Crowdfunding Secret: Keep It Simple

The buzzed about smartwatch was floundering raising money. Then it streamlined its message and took to Kickstarter.
Crowdfunding Success in 5 Easy Steps

Crowdfunding Success in 5 Easy Steps

On the heels of a $1.9 million Indiegogo campaign, founders of the smart home security device Canary share their crowdfunding advice.
Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

We're all in this together: Take a look at our exclusive list of 100 companies that are crowdfunding success stories.
10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

There are plenty of intriguing companies on our Top 100 list, but from glowing plants to a life-sized origami boat, here's a look about some of the most bizarre.
Editor in Chief Amy Cosper on Innovation and the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

Editor in Chief Amy Cosper on Innovation and the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

Over the past few years, social platforms have blossomed into a marketing playground and proved that communities have power.
Coinbase Releases iPhone App Amid Strong Market for Bitcoin

Coinbase Releases iPhone App Amid Strong Market for Bitcoin

During a six-month high in the value of Bitcoin, a venture-backed startup has released an iPhone app that lets you buy, sell and trade bitcoins from your mobile phone.
SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding

SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding

More than a year after President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, the Commission released rules for regulating equity crowdfunding. Here's what you need to know.
The Road Ahead For Entrepreneurs And Tax Reform

The Road Ahead For Entrepreneurs And Tax Reform

Tax reform is happening. Kind of. And slowly. Here are some predictions of how it might all play out.
5 Ways to Close The Sale With Indecisive Customers

5 Ways to Close The Sale With Indecisive Customers

Not all of your customers will be ready to buy the first time you meet them. Here's how to turn prospective buyers into loyal customers.
Square Makes Money Transfers as Easy as Sending an Email

Square Makes Money Transfers as Easy as Sending an Email

With Square Cash, peer-to-peer transfers link to users' checking accounts and debit cards and are free to use.
Voice Recognition and No Wallet: PayPal's Vision of the Future

Voice Recognition and No Wallet: PayPal's Vision of the Future

PayPal's latest rollout, which allows merchants to accept payment through an application that scans QR codes, is one in a string of developments aimed at overhauling the way customers pay for goods.
10 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Online Payroll Provider

10 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Online Payroll Provider

Moving your payroll practices to the cloud? Here are some helpful pointers on finding a vendor that meets your company's needs.

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