Crowdsourcing

Starting a Business

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

The American Heart Association is using crowdfunding to find innovative technologies that can assist in improving cardiovascular health across the U.S.
Starting a Business

Inventing Made Easy: Go Straight to the (Crowd)Source

These companies provide an avenue to bring your ideas to the marketplace with little cost to you.
Marketing

Creating a Banner Ad Worth Clicking on

Dispop sources click-worthy banner-ad proposals from a network of designers.
Growth Strategies

Uber Incentivizes Drivers to Join by Offering Car Discounts

On-demand car service Uber has teamed up with GM and Toyota to provide drivers discounts on car purchases and friendlier financial terms.
Growth Strategies

Bosslessness: What It Is and Why It's All the Rage in Silicon Valley

Want to attract stellar employees? Don't boss them around. Here's how to manage without, well, managing.
Finance

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.
Growth Strategies

Simple Ways to Make Driving Easier

From sites that allow you to negotiate directly with lease owners, to apps that offer real-time reports on traffic, these tools take some of the stress out of driving.
Finance

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.
Leadership

Indiegogo Co-Founder Says Become Obsessed With the Problem, Not the Solution

Danae Ringelmann decided that she had to democratize the way that money gets distributed. Everything else hinges off her commitment to solve that one problem.
Finance

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.
Finance

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.
Finance

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.
Growth Strategies

FreshDirect and RocketHub Team Up to Find the Next Major Food Innovation

The online grocer and the crowdfunding site are collaborating on the 'Next Big Food Thing,' a contest to find the coolest new food-related innovation.
Finance

One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors

The founder of As Seen on TV, Kevin Harrington, plans to unveil a platform targeted specifically at the household, kitchen and outdoor goods inventions niche.
Finance

Crowdfunding's Growth Spurt Going Strong

Crowdfunding platforms are multiplying around the world and the sums that they're raising are growing exponentially.