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Amazon Partners With Startups to Sell Crowdfunded Products
Amazon

Amazon Partners With Startups to Sell Crowdfunded Products

The online retailer is partnering with more than 25 crowdfunding platforms such as Indiegogo and venture capital firms to offer 200 products on the platform.
Indiegogo Expanding Beyond Crowdfunding to Be a 'Springboard' for Entrepreneurs
Make More Happen

Indiegogo Expanding Beyond Crowdfunding to Be a 'Springboard' for Entrepreneurs

The San Francisco-based fundraising platform is pushing into new territory under its new CEO, David Mandelbrot.
Catherine Clifford
Meet the New Breed of Philanthropists Helping Social Entrepreneurs Succeed
Starting a Business

Meet the New Breed of Philanthropists Helping Social Entrepreneurs Succeed

A social business needs capital to grow. Find out which organizations are helping to kickstart the new type of entrepreneurial ventures.
Jason Haber
Amazon's Plan to Build a Kickstarter Knockoff Turned Into a Site That Helps Startups Sell Products
Amazon

Amazon's Plan to Build a Kickstarter Knockoff Turned Into a Site That Helps Startups Sell Products

'What Amazon knows a lot about is going to retail, and we continued to hear that that's a big problem for startups,' Launchpad's senior marketing manager said.
Your Boring Bike Helmet Is About to Get a Big Tech Upgrade
Far Out Tech

Your Boring Bike Helmet Is About to Get a Big Tech Upgrade

A new Kickstarter project hopes cyclists can say bye bye to blindspots.
Jason Fell
This Recent Immigrant Entrepreneur Is Living the American Dream Thanks to Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

This Recent Immigrant Entrepreneur Is Living the American Dream Thanks to Crowdfunding

Hiral Sanghavi and his wife raised more than $11 million to design and manufacture a jacket that aims to solve logistical pain points for road warriors.
Catherine Clifford
These 5 Companies Help Crowdfunding Campaigns Succeed
Crowdfunding

These 5 Companies Help Crowdfunding Campaigns Succeed

One secret to successful crowdfunding is hire people who know how to run one.
John Rampton
5 Must-Know Lessons About the Small Business World
Kickstarter

5 Must-Know Lessons About the Small Business World

Common sense strategies will grow your tribe, if you're consistent.
Katherine Keller
Coolest Cooler Asks Backers for More Money
Kickstarter

Coolest Cooler Asks Backers for More Money

After pricing the product too low, backers are being asked to pay another $97 for expedited shipping.
Steve Dent
Hungry for 'Donald Flakes' and 'Better Eat Your Bernies'?
Kickstarter

Hungry for 'Donald Flakes' and 'Better Eat Your Bernies'?

A new Kickstarter asks Americans to vote with their spoons.
Dan Bova
Crowdfunding Won't Work Unless You Prove Your Product Can Ease a Pain Point
Marketing Bootcamp

Crowdfunding Won't Work Unless You Prove Your Product Can Ease a Pain Point

If you work to connect with users on an emotional level and solve one (or more) of their problems, crowdfunding is the way to go.
Matthew Toren
Analysis of 170,000 Kickstarter Campaigns Reveals 3 Fundamentals of a Crowdfunding Success
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.
Catherine Clifford
Kickstarter Makes First Acquisition, Saves Independent Music Community Drip From Closing
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.
Catherine Clifford
When Kickstarter Hit Its Tipping Point
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.
Catherine Clifford
Kickstarter is one of the most popular and recognized crowdfunding platforms geared toward funding creative and artistic projects. Kickstarter follows a pledge-and-reward crowdfunding model, so that backers who pledge money are offered rewards at each monetary level of pledging. The funds must be raised within a set period of time.