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GoPYT Wants to Help Students Fund Their Education
Crowdfunding

Speak to any recent graduate in the US about their last four years, and one unpleasant topic will invariably come up: student loan debt. It’s a problem that’s grabbed many headlines over the past several years, and for good reason. Two-thirds of graduates are entering the job market with sizeable bills to pay; the average borrower graduates with $26,000 in debt. In total, college debt amounts to $1.2 trillion in the US.

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Anton RootSep 11, 2014 09:20 pm GMT1556 views
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Analysis of Coolest Cooler's $13M Playbook
Crowdfunding

Eugene Leychenko, founder of CrowdfundingCode.tv, continues to explore the numbers behind the record-breaking Coolest Cooler campaign. In the post below, Leychenko explores where the campaign was shared, what perk levels were the most popular, and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 09, 2014 05:53 pm GMT2434 views
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Our 2014 Crowdfunding Industry Survey Is Open!
Crowdfunding

As in years past, our goal is to continue to build the most reliable and factual source of information on the crowdfunding industry. Our 2013CF report was cited by prestigious organizations across the world like Bloomberg and Reuters, among many others, and we’re looking to ensure that through our efforts in collaboration with CFP operators, we can continue to provide valuable and unique market data.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 04, 2014 05:18 pm GMT2550 views
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Coolest Cooler Passes Pebble, Becomes Most-Funded Kickstarter Project
Crowdfunding

The Coolest Cooler is now the most-funded Kickstarter campaign, taking the crown from the Pebble smartwatch after 862 days of reign. According to Kickstarter, who updated its blog post about the ‘History of #1,’ the takeover took place at around 10pm Eastern last night.

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Anton RootAug 27, 2014 06:43 pm GMT1962 views
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uBiome Raises $4.5M from Andreessen Horowitz, Angel Investors
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

uBiome, the company that’s sequencing microbiome with the crowd’s help, has raised $4.5 million from VC firm Andreessen Horowitz and angel investors, according to TechCrunch. It’s big news for the company, which has previously received funding from 500 Startups and Y Combinator. It first caught our eye when it was looking to raise $100,000 on Indiegogo; it ended up raising $350,000.

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Anton RootAug 21, 2014 09:29 pm GMT2173 views
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Invesdor Crowdfunds Startups in Finland with Potential Regulatory Challenges on the Horizon
Crowdfunding

One of the first equity crowdfunding players on the scene in Finland, Invesdor has been around since 2012. The platform claims to have 60 percent of the equity crowdfunding market share in its country, and has attracted investors from 38 different countries en route to €2.6 million raised for 20 companies. Its success is not accidental — the platform has developed a number of features and processes to help entrepreneurs and investors connect as seamlessly as possible.

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Anton RootAug 13, 2014 11:01 pm GMT2331 views
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Movements.org Connects Dissidents with Legal Experts, Journalists, and Others Willing to Help
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

Advancing Human Rights (AHR), a New York-based NGO, recently launched Movements.org, a crowdsourcing platform that connects dissidents with legal experts, journalists, policy makers, technology experts, and others. The goal is to help dissidents amplify their work, and to spread their stories.

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Anton RootAug 07, 2014 10:32 pm GMT2164 views
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Passbrains Gives Enterprise Clients the Ability to Tap Into External and Internal Crowds
Distributed Knowledge

We profile passbrains, a crowdsourced software company that helps enterprises tap into external as well as internal crowds. Included are a look at some of the features it offers its clients, and three different ways that enterprises make use of the company's services.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJul 30, 2014 06:46 pm GMT2227 views
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CCEMC Announces Grand Challenge First Round Winners, Prepares for Next Round
Open Innovation

Since early 2013, the Canadian Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) has been working with NineSigma, the open innovation intermediary, on an international ‘grand challenge’ to find new uses for carbon. In April, CCEMC held an awards ceremony to announce the 24 winners of the first round — four more than initially anticipated.

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Anton RootJul 24, 2014 10:08 pm GMT2240 views
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Wealth Migrate Unveils ‘World’s Global Real Estate Marketplace’ at EPIC 2014
Crowdfunding

The real estate equity crowdfunding market is growing fast in the US. A number of platforms have come online in the past year, and they are attracting both investor and issuer interest. That, in turn, has convinced VCs and angels to back the platforms, further legitimizing the young industry and fueling growth. Now, another player has joined the ranks.

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Anton RootJul 19, 2014 04:45 pm GMT3790 views
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Spotlight on How and If the Crowd Serves Your Funding Needs
Crowdfunding

Rose Spinelli, the expert when it comes to raising cash via rewards-based crowdfunding, writes in with her inaugural advice column 'Rose Recommends.' She answers questions about whether the crowdfunding field is getting too crowded, and about crowdfunding campaign guidelines. Have your own questions?

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Rose SpinelliJul 14, 2014 06:20 pm GMT2953 views
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Seedrs COO on Convertible Equity, Future Ad Labs Campaign Success
Crowdfunding

On Monday, Seedrs announced a new investment type: convertible equity. To find out more about this new investment type (Seedrs claims it's the first crowdfunding platform to offer it), and why the company decided to begin offering it to their investors, we spoke with platform president and COO Carlos Silva.

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Anton RootJul 09, 2014 08:59 pm GMT2715 views
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JumpStart Africa Hopes to Empower the Continent’s Entrepreneurs
Crowdfunding

We profile JumpStart Africa, a crowdfunding platform for creatives and entrepreneurs on the continent. Operating in a region made up of developing nations poses a unique set of challenges, find out how founder and CEO Ahmed Zrikem hopes to overcome them after the jump.

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Anton RootJun 30, 2014 10:50 pm GMT4276 views
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500 Startups Partners with SeedInvest for New Fund
Crowdfunding

500 Startups, the VC fund and accelerator, announced yesterday that it's raising $100 million for its third flagship fund. To help finance it, the company partnered up with SeedInvest, which created a custom platform for the accelerator and is helping with investor accreditation verification, as well as other services.

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Anton RootJun 27, 2014 07:00 pm GMT2806 views
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Red Rock Assets: A Crowdlending Platform for the Mining Industry
Crowdfunding

We profile Red Rock Assets, a crowdlending platform for accredited investors that wants to allow individuals and institutions to invest in mining and energy projects from around the world for as little as $5000.

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Anton RootJun 24, 2014 08:40 pm GMT2785 views
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Standing Out in the White Label Crowdfunding Space
Crowdfunding

There are a number of companies that build crowdfunding platforms for their customers. But to really stand out, the white label providers need to offer a wide range of services for their customers. We profile Crowd Fund Magic, which does just that. (Sponsored Post)

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Anton RootJun 18, 2014 05:22 pm GMT3809 views
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DesignCrowd Acquires Creative Contest Platform Worth1000
Crowd Creativity

DesignCrowd, the Australian crowdsourced design firm, announced yesterday that it has acquired Worth1000, a creative contest platform. The deal hasn't been embraced by at least a vocal minority in the Worth1000 community, though, who fear the crowdsourcing firm will shut down their site. 

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Anton RootJun 17, 2014 08:42 pm GMT3170 views
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SeedInvest Closes $4.15M Series A Round
Crowdfunding

The equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest announced yesterday that it has closed a $4.15 million Series A round. The first $2 million came from several VC firms, including Scout Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Avenue A Ventures, Archer Gray, and Krillion Ventures. The rest came from 42 accredited investors through the crowdfunding platform’s own raise.

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Anton RootJun 12, 2014 08:13 pm GMT3090 views
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Your Next Raise: The Future of Accredited Investor Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

Thomas Vass, owner and manager of The Private Capital Market, a fee-based subscription crowdfunding site, writes in to discuss the potential future of accredited investor crowdfunding. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgJun 11, 2014 08:54 pm GMT3950 views
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Betterific Wants to Help Brands Identify and Solve Problems
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

We profile Betterific, a crowdsourced innovation platform that helps brands to identify and solve problems. Unlike some of the other companies doing similar work, the co-founder said, Betterific promotes an open conversation among the users and brands on the platform.

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Anton RootJun 05, 2014 08:12 pm GMT4612 views
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