2,526 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
Once again, NASA is tapping into the power of the crowd via a strategic partnership. This time, the space agency is pairing with a company that’s very familiar with crowd dynamics: Planetary Resources, which raised $1.5 million on Kickstarter this summer to launch a space telescope that’s available to amateur astronomers.
On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, Cooley LLP sent a cease and desist letter to Wiki-PR yesterday, demanding the company to stop “further editing the Wikipedia website unless and until [it has] fully complied with the terms and conditions outlined by the Wikimedia Community.”
Nonprofits often have a hard time attracting large grants -- the competition is severe, and the funds for charities scarce. One entrepreneur thinks he has a better model: lots of small contributions via crowd-powered auctions. We take a look at his platform, CharityTick.
CrowdSource, a company that helps online retailers and other companies create content via the crowd, announced this morning it's set to acquire Serv.io, a competitor. We spoke with co-founder and CEO Stephanie Leffler to find out what motivated her team to make the deal.
Incubate London, the firm that powers white label platform Crowd Fund Magic (CFM), recently announced that it has partnered with the Kauffman Foundation. We spoke with co-founder Chandrima Singh to find out what the partnership means for CFM's clients, and additional services the crowdfunding solution offers. (Sponsored Post)
The powerful typhoon that crashed into the Philippines late last week has caused utter devastation. One Crowdsourcing.org team member based in the Philippines has set up a crowdfunding campaign to aid the relief efforts. We ask that you take a look at his campaign and consider donating.
Thomas Vass writes in to review the Georgia intrastate crowdfunding laws, and other Georgia intiatives to promote private capital investments in companies. In the first part of the article, Vass reviews the legislation and discusses what the laws got right.
This morning, another big player joined the crowdfunding ranks, as Israeli platform OurCrowd announced that it has signed a co-investment agreement with GE Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of GE.
Alessandro Lerro, an Italian lawyer, recently gave a presentation on the state of equity crowdfunding laws in his country. We share the comprehensive presentation with his permission.
Everyone knows the iconic As Seen on TV brand. Earlier this week, the company launched its crowdfunding platform (powered by white label solution Launcht).
The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) published a report this morning that reviews equity-, debt-, and reward-based crowdfunding laws in 29 countries. In addition to examining crowdfunding regulations in Europe, ECN’s report also takes account of the regulatory situation in Israel, as well as the US and Canada.
Many high-profile open innovation, co-creation, and ideation challenges involve companies like Coca Cola, Microsoft, and Walmart. What about SMEs? One company sees a gap in the market and wants to help small businesses access the wisdom of the crowd.
The SEC voted unanimously to propose rules around equity crowdfunding this morning. The rules were posted on the commission's site a few hours after the meeting.
Despite the lifting of the ban on general solicitation a month ago, not many startups have experimented with advertising to the public. We find out why this is the case, and take a look at what the early trailblazers are doing.
On Tuesday morning, many Filipinos woke up to sudden shocks, as a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the country’s Bohol and Cebu provinces. Nearly 150 people died and many more were injured in the quake, a tragic development for a country that was recently battered by a fatal typhoon.
Sarunas Daugirdas, a Chicago-based videographer, writer, and producer, writes in to give advice on how to shoot an engaging crowdfunding pitch video.
Crowdsourcing translation and language learning company Duolingo announced this morning that it's partnering up with media outlets CNN and BuzzFeed to translate content into French, Spanish, and Portuguese.