2,654 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
Lending Club, one of the leaders in the peer-to-peer lending space, announced yesterday that it has made its first acquisition.
Ruby Au of Empowered.org, a crowdfunding platform that focuses on humanitarian causes, writes in to give some practical advice to campaign owners looking to fund their project.
In this Friday edition of Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding journalism in China; more thoughts on why investors like crowdfunding platforms; crowdfunding the Wu-Tang album; Tongie season is here; the crowd making wishes come true; investing in the sharing economy; and more.
At Massolution NYC 2013, Mike Andrews, director of SecureTask at DST Systems, spoke to the audience about how other enterprises are using SecureTask, and how DST Systems itself makes use of the solution. Check out his presentation after the jump.
There have been a number of announcements in recent weeks about VC firms investing in real estate crowdfunding platforms for accredited investors. Why the enthusiasm? We spoke with Hrach Simonian of Canaan Partners, which recently invested $9 million in Realty Mogul.
In this Crowd Coffee: SEC interprets parts of the JOBS Act; crowdfunding in Asia; crowdfunding and democracy; more thoughts on the sharing economy from WSJ; crowdsourcing science; crowd-aided surveillance; and more.
We take a look at Crowdnetic's latest report, which showcases some of the numbers around private issuers publicly raising cash. Unsurprisingly, real estate is doing well.
The venture capitalist's preference for software over hardware seems to be melting away. There are a number of factors that have contributed to this change in mentality, and one of them is the ability to show market validation via crowdfunding. It's much easier for a VC to sign off on an investment when the startup in question is already scheduled to ship out hundreds or thousands of pre-orders.
In this edition: JOBS Act, two years on; Pono ends up third on Kickstarter's top funded; sharing economy, a pro perspective; crowdmapping sexual harassment incidents in India; and more.
For large enterprises that are used to doing things a certain way, change can be hard to accept. This is true for many companies, but perhaps especially so for banks, which have a reputation of being rather boring. But that doesn’t mean all those who represent the banking industry are resistant to change. One of those adventurous individuals is Arthur van de Graaf of ABN AMRO, a Dutch bank. The bank made a splash in mid-2012 when it announced the Seeds.nl initiative, a crowdfunding platform that van de Graaf manages.
Los resultados de la investigación han sido capturados en un informe gratis de 114 páginas titulado Crowdfunding en México: Cómo el poder de las tecnologías digitales están transformando la innovación, el emprendimiento y la inclusión económica. Este ha sido compartido con nuestros lectores a continuación en Inglés y en Español. Como parte de la investigación, Massolution desarrollado una metodología única para apoyar la consideración de los numerosos factores que afectan crowdfunding en México y para dirigir la formación de un conjunto específico de recomendaciones, acciones y tareas entre los grupos de interés clave.
In this Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding TV show in the UK; India regulators considering crowdfunding; Strickler responds to slowdown question; sharing economy thoughts from a number of sources; Shell launches open innovation platform; and more.
We reached out over email to Markus Steinhauser, the marketing and PR manager at Testbirds, to find out how the crowdsourced software testing company got its start, where it is heading, and the advantages of crowdtesting.
Rose Spinelli writes in once again, this time to highlight Jelly, a new app that can be used by crowdfunders and entrepreneurs to test ideas and put eyeballs on their projects.
We kick off Crowd Coffee this week with: SeedInvest raising cash on own platform, $2m invested already; benefits of crowdfunding, aside from the money; why Kickstarter has succeeded; a new phase for crowdsourcing; and more.
In this Crowd Coffee: some thoughts on the pros and cons of the sharing economy; 15 weird Kickstarter campaigns; crowdsourcing is a long commitment; crowdfunding real estate; and more.
While most of the popular crowdfunding campaigns are glitzy gadgets or creative projects, the new funding method can be used for much more. We profile Harvest Funders, a crowdfunding platform for agriculture.