Some of the sketchiness associated with crowdfunding should be addressed by the platforms themselves, says Mark Harris.
Crowdfunding is all about the numbers, but the humans behind the risky campaigns are often hard to calculate.
But one platform sees much higher rates of success than the others, according to a new report.
Repeat support can be critical, says crowdfunding expert Sally Outlaw, in terms of ginning up early momentum.
Consumers who backed the original Kickstarter campaign will get the headset for free, Facebook-owned company announced.
Hypnos's inflatable sweatshirt is a napper's dream -- if you're cool with snoozing in public, that is.
As donations poured in, so did alternative offers, which forced the car gadget startup to completely rethink its launch strategy.
With a record 105,000 backers, the crowdfunding campaign presented logistical challenges, but appears to have made good on its commitments.
The Zano crowdfunding campaign raised $3.6 million to make mini drones that take pictures and video. Some drones were delivered, but overwhelmingly, backers did not get the rewards they expected.
Longtime White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer will serve as the popular crowdfunding platform's VP of communications and policy.
The crowdfunding platform commissioned a University of Pennsylvania professor to do an analysis of the fulfillment rates of funded campaigns on the platform.
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is one of the most popular and recognized
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.
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