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Want to find out how fast the industry is growing, how big the market is and is expected to be in 2015, and how many investors and developers are turning to real estate crowdfunding? Massolution's research team for 2015CF-RE, which consists of crowdfunding industry thought leaders and real estate domain experts, provides answers to these and many more questions about real estate and real estate crowdfunding.
Jo Sabin, marketing communications manager of DesignCrowd, a logo, web and graphic design marketplace, writes in to shed light on some of the less known facts about crowdsourcing.
In this Crowd Coffee: Chicago advocacy group calls for crowdfunding in Illinois; crowdsourcing and speech therapy; India's government updates MyGov portal; sharing economy takes on time; and more.
For the last several years, Ben & Jerry’s has been partnering with the social entrepreneurship organization Ashoka to run the Join Our Core, an international competition that aims to find and promote entrepreneurs that share the ice cream company’s mission. Typically, the winners of the competition are awarded a grant. This year, however, the competition is taking on a crowdfunding flavor.
In this Crowd Coffee: business still waiting on Title III regulation; investment crowdfunding for the marijuana industry; Unilever and crowdsourced marketing; sharing economy debate rages on in London; and more.
Jo Sabin, marketing communications manager of DesignCrowd, a logo, web and graphic design marketplace, writes in to discuss the ways individuals can make the best use of content marketing — for which brands are increasingly turning to crowdsourcing platforms.
In this end-of-week Crowd Coffee: Pebble Time tops its predecessor on Kickstarter; crowdfunding a police investigation raises questions; crowdfunding in the EU still a niche market; CrowdMed continues to aid patients; and more.
Wealth Migrate, a South Africa-based real estate crowdfunding platform, is working on an ambitious project to create a more sustainable and better planet for all. The company is leading the Wealth Movement, working with crowdfunders around the world, 21st century businesses and governments to help an extra one billion people to become investors in real estate over the next five years. Find out more about the project after the jump.
In this Crowd Coffee: Ireland's P2P lending laws years away; Colorado latest state considering intrastate crowdfunding; FlowHive looks to set platform crowdfunding records; Lego's crowdsourcing initiatives; open innovation going into the future; and more.
The Pebble team, responsible for the highly successful Pebble smartwatch campaign that was Kickstarter’s first seven-digit project, is back on Kickstarter, and it's offering backers the chance to pre-order its new Pebble Time. The campaign, which launched yesterday, has topped $9 million in pledges, and has already broken one record, according to Kickstarter.
In this Crowd Coffee: Kickstarter project claims copyright infringement; with new Pebble success, is Kickstarter just a store; BBB outlines crowdfunding best practices; Amazon's Kindle Scout picks first ten digital books; and more.
Jared Fletcher and Jessica Engel of Arise Virtual Solutions write in to discuss the way crowd-powered companies are changing the business of travel, focusing specifically on Uber and Airbnb.
In this edition of Crowd Coffee: Virginia looking to implement crowdfunding laws; six biggest challenges for real estate crowdfunding; crowdsourcing for women in STEM subjects; is venture capital helping or hurting the sharing economy; and more.
Anyone running a crowdfunding campaign can attest to the fact that gathering influencers to endorse or promote a campaign is key to successful crowdfunding. In her latest Rose Recommends column, crowdfunding expert Rose Spinelli discusses best practices when it comes to attracting the attention of the those influencers. Read her advice, and leave your own questions for her in the comments!
In this Crowd Coffee: the case against celebrity crowdfunding; what the crowdfunding landscape will look like in five years; more brands turning to crowdsourcing; crowdsourcing politics in the Philippines; and more.
Exploding Kittens, a card game from Elan Lee, Shane Small, and the Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman, wrapped up its record-breaking Kickstarter campaign with a total of $8.78 million dollars raised. The campaign more than doubled the previous record (held by Reading Rainbow) for the number of backers, finishing with nearly 220,000; it is also the third most funded campaign on Kickstarter, behind only the Coolest Cooler and the Pebble smartwatch.
In this end-of-week edition: final Canadian crowdfunding laws may be published by summer; crowdfunding and digital marketing; crowdsourcing ideas for the next MacGyver; Yelp for cops; and more.
Crowdfunding is finally reaching the mainstream, with campaigns regularly making the news, breaking and re-breaking old records, and introducing innovative products to market. But the new way of funding projects and companies is only beginning to tap its potential. In the US and in much of the world, for instance, equity crowdfunding is just starting to take shape. Where does crowdfunding (of both financial and non-financial nature) stand now, and how far can it go? That was the topic of a panel at the Crowdfunding Asia Summit, which recently took place in Bangkok.
In this Crowd Coffee: small businesses and crowdfunding; picking equity crowdfunding investments; crowdfunding the oil sector in Texas; ridesharing startup for long trips gets $11 million investment; and more.
The third annual Silicon Valley Crowdfunding Conference is taking place in just over two weeks, on March 5 and 6, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. This year’s conference is titled ‘The Rise of Alternative Finance.’ The topics discussed will range from equity crowdfunding on the global level and real estate crowdfunding, to the effect of digital currencies on crowdfunding.