2,360 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
Dallas Mavericks owner and outspoken investor Mark Cuban has been speaking out a lot lately about the value of the crowd, and now he's putting one of his investments where his mouth is and crowdsourcing his team's uniforms. That, plus the delights of Freakstarter and all the week's top crowdsourcing and crowdfunding headlines in our 24th installment of the Crowded Room.
Dori Albert, Enterprise Crowdsourcing Practice Manager at Lionbridge, and massolution / Crowdsourcing.org's Carl Esposti recently presented this in-depth webinar, and you can watch the replay here.
Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games writes in with some excellent tips on how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Just a few weeks after the release of 2013CF, the phones began ringing again with requests from media looking for insight into the crowdfunding landscape and this powerful new force that is changing the nature of our relationships, not just with capital and cash, but with each other.
Consider this post your gateway to several hours worth of valuable information on the emergence of high-quality, managed crowdsourcing to serve enterprises of all sizes, with Lionbridge, Crowdsourcing.org, massolution, and SIG as your hosts.
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.
On Monday, our sister firm massolution released 2013CF: The Crowdfunding Industry Report, which found an 81 percent increase between 2011 and 2012 in the amount raised globally through crowdfunding and predicts an even larger increase for 2013.
By noon, international media outlets were spreading the word far and wide.
Over a million crowdfunding campaigns raised $2.7 billion in 2012, and the market is expected to nearly double again this year, according to a comprehensive global crowdfunding industry report released today by massolution.
No-action letters from the SEC to FundersClub and AngelList have lessons for other platforms in the accredited investor crowdfunding space - if not for those crowdfunding portals waiting on rules to implement investment crowdfunding for non-accredited investors.
Another Kickstarter controversy, more funds for more crowdfunding on Crowdtilt, and why anyone interested in crowdsourcing should spend more time in a casino. All in the Crowded Room, our regular show reviewing the week in all things crowd.
On the one year anniversary of the JOBS Act's signing, a conference in Silicon Valley is bringing crowdfunding leaders together.
In this latest of a special series of conversations with Douglas Ellenoff -- one of our contributing experts on the JOBS Act and the future of crowdfunding for equity in the US and elsewhere -- we tackle the much-debated issue of the potential for fraud in a new crowdfunding industry.
The Soho Loft is celebrating one year since the signing of the JOBS Act with an Innovative Investing Symposium at Thomson Reuters in Boston. Contributing expert David Drake has the details.
We examine an open innovation initative being undertaken by USAID and Humanity United to help minimize and prevent mass atrocities with the aid of novel technologies.
Crowdsourcing.org spoke with Alysia Wanczyk, marketing director for the U.K.-based crowdfunding platform Seedrs, to learn about the company's progress and plans for the future.
Capseo's Anji Ismail unveiled a new crowdsourced marketing platform called DOZ at last week's Launch festival. We caught up with the entrepreneur to find out what DOZ is all about.
AUSTIN -- In a keynote interview here at the 2013 South By Southwest Interactive festival, Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman told the audience and interviewer Joshua Topolsky that although she had been working on Ouya for some time before raising a million dollars in eight hours (and ultimately over 8 million dollars total) on Kickstarter, the entire venture all hinged on the crowdfunding campaign.
99designs announced today that it is expanding into Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Spain, as well as launching a site for Spanish speakers in the U.S.