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Founded in 2010,, is a neutral professional association dedicated solely to crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. As one of the most influential and credible authorities in the crowdsourcing space, is recognized worldwide for its intellectual capital, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding practice expertise and unbiased thought leadership.'s mission is to serve as an invaluable source of information to analysts, researchers, journalists, investors, business owners, crowdsourcing experts and participants in crowdsourcing and crowdfunding platforms.

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Crowdcube Raises £1.2 Million Through Own Platform in Just 16 Minutes

Crowdcube announced that it completed its latest, £1.2 million ($2 million) self-run crowdfunding raise in just 16 minutes. The crowdfunding campaign was just a part of a larger, £5 million ($8.5 million) Series B round, which also saw Balderton Capital invest £3.8 million ($6.5 million) last week.

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Anton RootJul 22, 2014 10:21 pm GMT479 views
Squishable Makes Plush Toys with Help from the Crowd
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

We take a look at Squishable, a company that has been asking its community for toy design input since it launched back in 2007. Plush toys aren’t the first thing most would associate with crowdsourcing, but 'Chief Squisher' Zoe Fraade-Blanar thinks they are a fantastic fit, and tells us why.

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Anton RootJul 22, 2014 07:43 pm GMT583 views
Crowd Coffee: July 22

In this edition: crowdfunding promises to change startup investing; Kickstarter campaign likely a scam; progress in open innovation; Rand Paul advocates for the sharing economy; crowdsourcing science; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJul 22, 2014 02:32 pm GMT324 views
Will the Rise of Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding Help Unemployed Young Americans?
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Evan Hafer, CEO of TwistRate, writes in to discuss how both crowdsourcing and crowdfunding can help young veterans looking to enter the workforce.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJul 21, 2014 08:38 pm GMT1680 views
Best Crowdfunding Practices and How to Use Them Effectively

Rose Spinelli continues with her advice column, answering two questions from the crowd over the past week. In this edition, she takes a look at two campaigns, and weighs in with how they can improve. Read her advice, and submit your own questions in the comments.

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Rose SpinelliJul 21, 2014 05:42 pm GMT1308 views