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Crowdfunding

An Unlikely Romance Between a Venture Capital Fund and a Crowdfunding Platform Promises to Shake Up Startup Financing

VC firm Collaborative Fund and crowdfunding platform CircleUp announce a partnership, portending a future where the two industries increasingly sit together at the same table.
Crowdfunding

Analysis of 170,000 Kickstarter Campaigns Reveals 3 Fundamentals of a Crowdfunding Success

Professors from the University of Buffalo School of Management researched the anatomy of a crowdfunding campaign that reaches its fundraising goal.
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Makes First Acquisition, Saves Independent Music Community Drip From Closing

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but it was a lifesaver for Drip, which just a few weeks back announced it had to shut its doors.
Kickstarter

When Kickstarter Hit Its Tipping Point

Co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler can pinpoint, to the day, exactly when things blew up for the company.
Small Business Heroes

Kickstarter Wants to Be More Than a Crowdfunding Platform

'Our mission statement does not contain the word crowdfunding,' says Yancey Strickler, a co-founder and CEO of the company.
Equity Crowdfunding

Only 1 in 3 Americans Have Heard of Equity Crowdfunding

But nearly three-quarters of Americans would consider making an investment in equity crowdfunding, according to a new survey.
Kickstarter

Get Your Burning Crowdfunding Questions Answered on Kickstarter's Version of Reddit

Called Campus, the online forum gives crowdfunders a place to get support and feedback about how to launch and run a campaign.
Crowdfunding

$2 Billion Has Been Raised on GoFundMe

It took the personal crowdfunding site five years go get to the first billion-dollar mark and only nine months to hit that second billion.
Accelerators

Within 10 Years, the Number of Accelerator Programs in the U.S. Has Increased Tenfold

The growth rate is especially impressive considering the country went through the Great Recession.
Kickstarter

The First 100,000 Successful Kickstarter Campaigns, in 10 Numbers

The crowdfunding platform released a mountain of data to celebrate its latest milestone. We pulled out a handful of the most interesting bits.
Ready For Anything

Women Raise More Money With Crowdfunding, Research Shows

The difference comes down to the words female founders use, according to a UC Berkeley study.
Finance

A New Kind of Financing That Doesn't Involve Taking on Debt or Giving Away Equity

Here are five ways that the new R round is different than other types of finance currently available for entrepreneurs.
Crowdfunding

Less Than a Third of Crowdfunding Campaigns Reach Their Goals

But one platform sees much higher rates of success than the others, according to a new report.
Kickstarter

Nearly 1 in 10 Kickstarter Projects Fails to Deliver Rewards

The crowdfunding platform commissioned a University of Pennsylvania professor to do an analysis of the fulfillment rates of funded campaigns on the platform.
Atlanta

The 'Mayor' of Entrepreneurship in Atlanta On Empire Builders Vs. Lifestyle Entrepreneurs

David Cummings, the founder of Atlanta Tech Village, explains how he chooses which startups to invest in.