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Harvest Funders Hopes to Power Agricultural Campaigns
Crowdfunding

While most of the popular crowdfunding campaigns are glitzy gadgets or creative projects, the new funding method can be used for much more. We profile Harvest Funders, a crowdfunding platform for agriculture. 

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Anton RootApr 10, 2014 09:38 pm GMT1451 views
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Kickstarter Releases Q1 Funding Numbers: Signs of a Slowdown?
Crowdfunding

Kickstarter released its Q1 funding totals yesterday, showing that the company raised $112 million in the January – March period. That's not a bad tally, but it puts the company on pace for $448 million raised for the year, less than 2013's $480 million mark.

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Anton RootApr 03, 2014 06:03 pm GMT1466 views
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Crowdfunding in Mexico: The Power of Digital Technologies to Transform Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Inclusion [Report]
CrowdfundingCrowdfunding Platforms

This report, commissioned by the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank, explores the crowdfunding landscape in Mexico. It focuses on everything from the country's economy and internet infrastructure to the country's unique cultural heritage in order to create a roadmap for advancing the crowdfunding industry.

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About Massolution 5
Executive Summary 10
Introduction 16
Research Methodology 20
Crowdfunding Overview 24
- Types of Crowdfunding 27
- Crowdfunding Capital Flow Models™ 32
Analysis of the Mexican Crowdfunding Environment 36
- Economy and Financial Ecosystem 38
- Technology Infrastructure and Business Capacity 46
- Political Environment 51
- Mexican Regulatory Environment 54
- Cultural Context 57
- The Current Mexican Crowdfunding Landscape 60
- Points of Comparison: International Experience with Equity-based Crowdfunding Regulations 64
Recommendations 68
Conclusions 102
Appendix
- Research Methodology 104
- Use Cases 106
- References 108

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 26, 2014 08:00 pm GMT4560 views
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Crowdtesting for Mobile Healthcare
Cloud Labor

The mobile healthcare industry is set to grow, with apps to help patients constantly coming online. Read about how crowdtesting can help the fledgling industry grow up.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 21, 2014 04:54 pm GMT2624 views
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JOBS Act, Title III: A Brief Update on What's Happening Behind the Scenes
Crowdfunding

The last important date around Title III of the JOBS Act was Feb. 3, the deadline to submit comments on the proposed rules. What's going on behind the scenes? We speak with CrowdCheck CEO Sara Hanks, who used to work at the SEC, to find out.

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Anton RootMar 19, 2014 09:17 pm GMT3088 views
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April 1: A Red Letter Day for Equity Crowdfunding in New Zealand
Crowdfunding

Clive Fernandes, director of Crowdfunding NZ and founder of Fundakiwi, an equity crowdfunding platform for New Zealanders, shares his thoughts on the recently approved equity crowdfunding regulations in his country, and why he thinks they don't go far enough to protect investors.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 14, 2014 06:41 pm GMT1590 views
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White House Looking for Presidential Innovation Fellows to Expand Crowdsourcing Programs
Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

The Presidential Innovation Fellows program has already gone through two rounds, and on March 6, the White House unveiled the third round. There are three core areas the initiative wants to improve: digitizing access to benefits and services for veterans; promoting data innovation; and crowdsourcing.

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Anton RootMar 12, 2014 07:54 pm GMT2590 views
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The Crowd Asked to Help in Search for the Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane
Tools

The mysterious disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines plane has caused international search teams to spring into action, with at least 40 ships and 35 aircraft looking for signs of the plane’s wreckage. And the crowd is being asked to pitch in, too.

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Anton RootMar 11, 2014 09:21 pm GMT12387 views
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The Crowd Does the Improbable, Collectively Beats Pokemon Game
Crowd Creativity

We discuss the internet sensation that is Twitch Plays Pokemon -- a crowdsourced effort to beat the popular RPG.

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Anton RootMar 05, 2014 03:36 pm GMT2490 views
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Crowding Wants to Make Innovation More Collaborative
Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation

We recently got in touch with Jacob Westerlund, founder of the newly-launched Swedish innovation platform Crowding, who answered a few questions about his platform. Check his answers after the jump.

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Anton RootMar 04, 2014 04:00 pm GMT1843 views
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Crowdcube Celebrates Third Birthday, Releases Updated Platform Stats
Crowdfunding

In February 2011, Crowdcube opened its doors and began to allow UK businesses to raise capital from the crowd. Three years on, the company is one of the leading equity crowdfunding platforms in the world.

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Anton RootFeb 28, 2014 09:10 pm GMT2093 views
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French Crowdfunding Regulation: An Overview
Crowdfunding

To get an understanding of the new equity crowdfunding regulations in France, we spoke with Joachim Dupont, cofounder and CEO of the platform Anaxago. Dupont walked us through the new regulations, providing an overview of the key points.

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Anton RootFeb 26, 2014 08:54 pm GMT3356 views
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Crowdtesting on Reddit: Community Helps a Startup Improve
Distributed Knowledge

We take a look at one startup that was able to crowdsource feedback via the Reddit community.

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Anton RootFeb 19, 2014 09:04 pm GMT2640 views
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Tiltor Wants to Make Crowds Disperse, Peacefully
Tools

Most companies, apps, and enterprise software we write about here at Crowdsourcing.org are about bringing the crowd together and harnessing the power of the collective. So when we saw a company looking to break crowds apart, instead of uniting them, we became intrigued.

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Anton RootFeb 13, 2014 10:59 pm GMT2499 views
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CircleUp Partners with Virgin America
Crowdfunding

CircleUp, an equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors, has partnered with Virgin America. The airline will make use of wisdom of the crowds to find new snacks and drinks to serve aboard its flights.

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Anton RootFeb 12, 2014 09:50 pm GMT2414 views
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Cultivating a Crowdfunding Community in NYC
Crowdfunding

Given the industry’s only recent ascendance into the limelight, it’s hardly surprising that those in the crowdfunding field are largely a disjointed bunch. Sure, you’ll find familiar faces on the conference circuit; but many of those who are involved in the industry can sometimes find themselves feeling isolated. 

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Anton RootFeb 07, 2014 08:17 pm GMT2951 views
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Massolution NYC 2013 Presentations Now on Our YouTube Channel
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Missed Massolution NYC 2013: Crowd Powered Business in New York this September? We've uploaded the presentations to our YouTube channel, check them out here!

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Crowdsourcing.orgFeb 05, 2014 08:55 pm GMT3012 views
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Crowdcube’s Lang Takes a Look Back at 2013, Shares Plans for New Year [Part I]
Crowdfunding

We speak with Crowdcube's Luke Lang to take a look back at 2013 and find out the company's plans for 2014. In the first part of our conversation, we talk about the platform's big year, the FCA's consultation on crowdfunding, and its partnerships with Startup Loans and Strathtay Ventures. Part two of our conversation is now up, as well.

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Anton RootJan 29, 2014 11:08 pm GMT2797 views
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Launchsite Adds a Twist to the Traditional Crowdsourced Design Model
Crowd Creativity

Hoping to combat the problems associated with crowdsourcing, while emulating the positives, recent Yale graduate Daniel Qu founded Launchsite, which focuses specifically on website design and creation.

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Anton RootJan 29, 2014 08:29 pm GMT2598 views
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uTest’s Plans Following its $43M Funding Round
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

Fresh off a $43 million raise from Goldman Sachs and with a re-branding on the way that underscores the company’s growing ambitions, uTest (soon to be known as Applause) is preparing itself for a big year. We recently spoke with Matt Johnston, the company’s chief marketing and strategy officer, to get a peek at uTest’s plans for 2014.

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Anton RootJan 23, 2014 10:56 pm GMT4265 views
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