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With $20M Raised, Pebble Time Enters Last 12 Hours of Campaign
Crowdfunding

The Pebble Time smartwatch campaign is entering the homestretch. With over $20 million raised, the record-breaking campaign will be over in under 12 hours. Campaigns typically tend to see a boost in the last hours, as those on the fence decide to jump in and pledge, and the same is likely to take place with the Time. Given that the watches are practically complete, there should be no delays in shipping — something that hurt Pebble’s previous campaign.

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Anton RootMar 27, 2015 03:06 pm GMT927 views
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Crowd Coffee: March 27
Crowdfunding

In this end-of-week edition: how crowdfunding is acting like an innovator's crystal ball; five misconceptions about crowdfunding; crowdsourcing software bugs; problems of the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 27, 2015 12:56 pm GMT565 views
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Crowdcube Launches Sprint Program for Seed Stage Companies
Crowdfunding

Crowdcube announced earlier this week that it’s launched the 'Sprint Program' to make it easier for seed stage startups to raise money from the crowd. The platform says the first company to make use of the Sprint Program, an almond milk company called The Pressery, was able to raise £150,000 in under two hours.

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Anton RootMar 26, 2015 05:21 pm GMT556 views
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Crowd Coffee: March 26
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: how crowdfunding is changing tech startup financing; London's popular Camden Town Brewery goes to Crowdcube; crowdsourcing ebola locations in Liberia; accelerating innovation with help from the crowd; what's next for the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 26, 2015 12:49 pm GMT721 views
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SEC Votes to Implement Reg. A Rule Changes
Crowdfunding

SEC commissioners unanimously voted this morning to implement the proposed Regulation A rule changes commonly referred to as Regulation A+. The changes are a part of the JOBS Act, which was voted into law nearly three years ago.

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Anton RootMar 25, 2015 09:32 pm GMT1172 views
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RELEASED: Massolution's 2015CF-RE Crowdfunding for Real Estate
CrowdfundingMarket trends and Statistics

JUST RELEASED: Massolution’s new 150+ page in-depth report on crowdfunding within the high-growth category of real estate investments. For the first time, 2015CF-RE provides comprehensive data on the size and composition of real estate crowdfunding market, and thoughtful analysis on real estate as an asset class and the rapidly growing real estate crowdfunding sector.                  Buy Now

Want to find out how fast the industry is growing, how big the market is and is expected to be in 2015, and how many investors and developers are turning to real estate crowdfunding? Massolution's research team for 2015CF-RE, which consists of crowdfunding industry thought leaders and real estate domain experts, provides answers to these and many more questions about real estate and real estate crowdfunding.

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Researched and written by experts in real estate, banking and finance and crowdfunding, the report contains 158 pages of insight, observations, data and predictions covering the current state of real estate crowdfunding, the size and composition of the market for 2013 and 2014, leading CFPs and their distribution, forecasts for 2015, and much more!

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Carl EspostiMar 25, 2015 08:00 pm GMT4964 views
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Crowd Coffee: March 25
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: real estate crowdfunding is growing up; Flavourly raises £300,000 on Crowdcube after rejecting Dragon's Den offers; Super Troopers 2 campaign launched on Indiegogo; crowdsourcing and online language learning; who to sue in the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 25, 2015 12:39 pm GMT482 views
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Crowdfunding Takes Center Stage at MIPIM Real Estate Conference [Video]
Crowdfunding

One of the clearest signs that crowdfunding for real estate is beginning to enter the mainstream is that it was one of the biggest topics at the real estate conference MIPIM, which took place last week in France. The global real estate platform Wealth Migrate had a great presence at the conference, with the founder Scott Picken taking part in the panel ‘Crowdfunding: Industry game-changer?’ You can watch the discussion, as well as Picken's pitch for global real estate crowdfunding, after the jump.

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Anton RootMar 24, 2015 07:15 pm GMT718 views
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Crowd Coffee: March 24
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this edition of Crowd Coffee: a personal flamethrower on Indiegogo; crowdfunding and taxes; FanAngel stays in the headlines; reasons to explore open innovation; UK's Labor party looking at the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 24, 2015 11:28 am GMT533 views
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Announcing the Release Date for Massolution’s 2015CF Crowdfunding Industry Report: Available 31 March, 2015
Crowdfunding

Available 31 March, 2015 - Massolution’s annual Crowdfunding Industry Report’s have become recognized as the most comprehensive, reliable and reality-based assessment of the worldwide crowdfunding industry. 2015CF provides detailed analysis of crowdfunding’s numbers for 2013, 2014 and projections for 2015, analyzing the numbers globally, by region and by model. 2015CF addresses year-over-year changes, which regions and models are growing the fastest or loosing market share, how funding concentration held by the top 5 and top 10 CFPs worldwide and regionally is increasing or tailing off, highest performing crowdfunding categories, number and distribution of CFPs, and much more! Order Now

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Carl EspostiMar 23, 2015 10:18 pm GMT2331 views
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When it Comes to Media Outreach, It Pays to Err on the Side of Excess
Crowdfunding

Kickstarter is best for projects that offer tangible rewards -- say a wallet, or a smartwatch. But when you're running a campaign for your app, it may be more difficult to get people to pledge to your project. In that case, reaching out to media is the key. In her latest column, Rose Spinelli writes in to discuss how to get the word out about your campaign. Read her advice, and leave your own questions in the comments!

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Rose SpinelliMar 23, 2015 12:47 pm GMT874 views
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Crowd Coffee: March 23
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: Ferguson businesses turn to crowdfunding; Invivio sets New Zealand's equity crowdfunding record; IdeaScale sees boost after Obama administration's transparency directive; has the sharing economy become too selfish; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 23, 2015 10:13 am GMT491 views
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2013CF-The Crowdfunding Industry Report
CrowdfundingIndustry-focused Research

This report sets a new standard for comprehensive, reality-based assessment of the crowdfunding industry, based on data gathered from 308 funding platforms worldwide and analysis from massolution's industry-leading brain trust. Like the widely-cited 2012 report, it digs deep and does the math to show who is crowdfunding what, where, how, and when - and what will happen next. But unlike its predecessor, this report also includes three original research chapters by top academics in the field: an analysis of crowdfunding dynamics and how it can be applied to generate viral “third-level acceleration” from the differing motivations of strong-tie vs weak-tie friends; a detailed, 15-country overview of the legal frameworks that surround crowdfunding worldwide, including relevant laws, government agencies, and possible reforms; and an analysis of direct crowdfunding, which questions the very need for platforms for non-investment funding models.

In addition to providing a practical, quantitative understanding of crowdfunding today and a high level synthesis of how its recent innovations will play out in the future, this report also includes surprising insights that can only come out of detailed research. For example, you'll learn which crowdfunding model (donation, reward, lending, equity, or royalty) has had a much better record of reaching its funding goals than all the others, how social vs. environmental raises differ widely, and how the financing of crowdfunding platform startups does not reflect the crowdfunding models they support.

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Introduction
– Foreword
– Key Findings: Highlights; Predictions; Key Messages; Developments
– About this Research: The 2013CF Industry Report; The Research Team; About massolution
– Crowdfunding Defined: Definition and Taxonomy; Crowdfunding Models
The 2012 Crowdfunding Market
– Market Growth and Composition: Crowdfunding World Map by Total Funds Raised; Growth Rates by Crowdfunding Model; Predictions by Region; Predictions by Crowdfunding Models
– Campaign Statistics: Campaigns Worldwide; Crowdfunding Models
– Funding Probabilities: Threshold-Pledge Systems; Funding Probabilities; The Pledge vs. Pay Out Ratio
– Most Active Categories: Across the Models; Financial vs. Non-Financial Crowdfunding; Individual Models
Web 2.0 Financing
– The Collaborative Web
– Crowdfunding Dynamics: Social Ties; Social Proof; Third-level Acceleration: Strong Ties, Weak Ties, & Beyond
– Legal Frameworks: Global Overview; Key Markets and Initiatives
– Direct Crowdfunding: Case Studies; Applicability; Costs and Benefits of CFPs
Outlook
– Emerging Crowdfunding Platforms: A New World Map; Niche Platforms; Crowdfunding Models and Threshold-Pledge Systems; Financial Backing
– Capital Inflow: Crowdsourcing Primer; Capital Inflow Distribution
– Developments: Industry Focus / Niche Platforms; Locavesting / Community Platforms; Hybrid Platforms; Enterprise Crowdfunding; Crowdfunding Economic Development; LIVE Crowdfunding
Appendix
Acknowledgments

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 21, 2015 04:43 pm GMT95782 views
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Women and Real Estate Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

Hilda Lunderstedt, a South Africa-based serial entrepreneur and a crowdfunding evangelist, writes in to discuss how real estate crowdfunding is empowering women to grow their wealth and get access to opportunities they weren’t able to reach before.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 20, 2015 02:16 pm GMT2252 views
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Crowd Coffee: March 20
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: P2Bi hits $50 million in SME loans; Florida again looking to legalize crowdfunding; Crowdsourcing Week coming next month; Deadspin crowdsourcing freedom of information request; crowdsourcing a solution to workplace gender inequality; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 20, 2015 01:42 pm GMT854 views
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Direct Corporate Private Offerings Under The New Reg. D, Rule 506(c) Private Placement Rules [Part II]
Crowdfunding

Thomas Vass, owner and manager of The Private Capital Market, a fee-based subscription crowdfunding site, writes in to discuss how the private offering rules are changing for company CEOs, broker-dealers, investment advisers, and investors. This is the second part of his article; the first part was up yesterday.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 19, 2015 12:38 pm GMT932 views
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Crowd Coffee: March 19
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: FundedByMe launches bitcoin pilot program; top real estate crowdfunding platforms; tackling gender-based violence in Egypt with the help of the crowd; are Uber, Airbnb, TaskRabbit adulterating the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 19, 2015 12:30 pm GMT663 views
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Tongal, DirecTV Team Up for the 'Next Great American Documentary'
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

DirecTV has tapped Tongal’s creative crowdsourcing community to create a feature-length “Next Great American Documentary,” which will premiere in over 20 million households. Crowdsourcing provides media firms with an opportunity to find potentially high-quality content at affordable prices and with lower risk, as the crowd is not only creating, but also voting on the content.

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Anton RootMar 18, 2015 04:32 pm GMT1177 views
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Direct Corporate Private Offerings Under The New Reg. D, Rule 506(c) Private Placement Rules [Part I]
Crowdfunding

Thomas Vass, owner and manager of The Private Capital Market, a fee-based subscription crowdfunding site, writes in to discuss how the private offering rules are changing for company CEOs, broker-dealers, investment advisers, and investors. This is the first part of his article; the second part will be out tomorrow.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 18, 2015 04:11 pm GMT950 views
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Crowd Coffee: March 18
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this mid-week Crowd Coffee: JustPark sets new UK tech crowdfunding record; Indiegogo's Con Man campaign continues to thrive; crowdsourcing and data sharing to help prostate cancer research; corporate sharing economy coming; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 18, 2015 09:30 am GMT986 views
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