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Crowd-Driven Companies on KPMG’s Top 50 Fintech Innovators List
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending companies are generating a lot of excitement — for proof, look no further than Lending Club’s recent IPO. And if KPMG’s inaugural report on the top 50 fintech innovators is any indication, the buzz around crowdfinance is not just hot air. Read on to find out which crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending companies made the cut!

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Anton RootDec 19, 2014 02:58 pm GMT2279 views
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Crowd Coffee: December 19
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this end-of-week edition of Crowd Coffee: European Securities and Markets Authority wants crowdfunding to have clear regulations; the effect of the sharing economy on workers; top ten crowdsourcing campaigns of 2014; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 19, 2014 01:02 pm GMT726 views
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Funderbuilt Aims to Educate, Empower Entrepreneurs and Funders
Crowdfunding

With thousands of crowdfunding platforms having launched in the past several years, and new ones popping up on a weekly basis, it’s increasingly difficult for new platforms to stand out. But Funderbuilt, which opened to the public this summer, has managed to do just that with its low fee structure and a process that guides project owners on how to create campaigns that have the best chance at reaching their goal. Read all about it, after the jump.

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Anton RootDec 18, 2014 05:29 pm GMT843 views
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Crowd Coffee: December 18
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: top ten equity crowdfunding campaigns of the year; how to become a 'Staff Pick' on Kickstarter; crowdsourcing entertainment ideas; sharing economy and risk; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 18, 2014 01:34 pm GMT588 views
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Malaysia Announces the Next Phase in Its Plan to Become a Leading Global Hub for Digital Work
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

In October 2014, Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Najib Razak, announced new Digital Malaysia initiatives to further extend the benefits of the "digital economy" to the B40 and to deepen the economic impact of niche sectors. One of the key initiatives is to enhance the standard of living of the B40 community by accelerating existing efforts under Digital Malaysia to help the poor earn new income via crowdsourcing. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 17, 2014 03:52 pm GMT1813 views
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Silk Visualizes Kickstarter Tech Project Data
Crowdfunding

Silk, a company that enables users to visualize data using interactive charts and maps, recently published a page highlighting the technology projects that were successfully funded on Kickstarter in the first 11 months of 2014. It’s an interesting look back at the year for some of Kickstarter’s biggest projects, including the Pono music player, which went on to raise millions more on Crowdfunder, and LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow.

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Anton RootDec 17, 2014 02:37 pm GMT1369 views
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Crowd Coffee: December 17
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this mid-week edition of Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding and journalism to be discussed; another crowdfunding platform launches; India's government continues to use crowdsourcing; sharing economy and why it went bust; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 17, 2014 11:59 am GMT753 views
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Six Technologies to Streamline Crowdsourcing
Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Owen Andrew, a tech journalist, writes in to discuss what technologies and processes can help to supplement crowdsourcing, and how he sees them developing in the near future.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 16, 2014 05:38 pm GMT1418 views
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Crowd Coffee: December 16
Crowdfunding

In this edition of Crowd Coffee: Coolest Cooler shipment delayed; crowdsourcing the Serial murder case; sharing economy and self-regulation; understanding open innovation; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 16, 2014 01:59 pm GMT671 views
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Indiegogo Drops Fees for Personal Campaigns
Crowdfunding

Indiegogo, one of the leading crowdfunding platforms around, announced today the launch of Indiegogo Life, a program that cuts fees on personal crowdfunding campaigns. Though Indiegogo is dropping its fees, there will still be payment processing fees of three percent that users will need to account for. Typically, the platform charges four percent on all successful campaigns, and nine percent on flexible funding ones that don’t meet their goals.

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Anton RootDec 15, 2014 06:41 pm GMT1250 views
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Costs and Benefits to Hosting a Launch Party for Your Campaign
Crowdfunding

In this latest Rose Recommends column, crowdfunding expert Rose Spinelli writes to discuss crowdfunding campaign launch parties. It's an underutilized tool to help campaigns get off to a fast start, Rose writes, but only if done properly. Read her latest advice, and submit your own questions for Rose to answer!

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Rose SpinelliDec 15, 2014 03:07 pm GMT950 views
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Crowd Coffee: December 15
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: Gaza Sky Geeks finds crowdfunding success; equity crowdfunding in Australia; crowdsourcing and the workplace; Britain and the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 15, 2014 01:17 pm GMT875 views
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NASA, Harvard University Turn to the Crowd for Climate Change Challenge
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

NASA is typically known for its exploits in space — it is the aeronautics and space agency, after all. But for its latest initiative, it’s looking much closer to home, and it’s asking the crowd for help.

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Anton RootDec 12, 2014 03:20 pm GMT1125 views
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Reasons Why Crowdfunding Campaigns Fail and What You Can Do About It
Crowdfunding

What are some common crowdfunding mistakes? How to make sure you don't commit these blunders? Find out after the jump! (Hint: it involves a lot of planning.)

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 12, 2014 01:39 pm GMT3163 views
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Crowd Coffee: December 12
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

In this end-of-week edition: Mary Jo White on SEC's crowdfunding rules delays; Julian Assange is crowdfunding a statue of himself, Chelsea Manning, and Edward Snowden; eYeka says big brands are increasingly turning to crowdsourcing; is Uber even a sharing economy company; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 12, 2014 12:28 pm GMT840 views
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2015 Predictions: 5 Changes that Can Influence Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

In this guest post, David Drake, founder and chairman of New York-based Victoria Global with divisions LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft Media Group, looks ahead to the new year, and makes guesses about what the year 2015 will (and will not) bring for crowdfunding.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 11, 2014 12:51 pm GMT2659 views
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Crowd Coffee: December 11
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: more thoughts on SEC's equity crowdfunding delays; researchers look at crowdfunding success factors; crowdsourcing helps to fight epilepsy; 'sharing economy' makes list of most loathsome business words; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 11, 2014 12:30 pm GMT782 views
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Top Ten Reasons Businesses Use Crowdlending to Raise Capital [Infographic]
Crowdfunding

Crowdlending has been a hot topic for some time now, but it is especially so with LendingClub's IPO taking place in mere hours. It's an important event for the crowdlending industry, as it validates the business model and the crowdlenders' claims that their platforms are truly disrupting the way individuals and businesses receive loans. Why are individuals and businesses are turning to the crowd? We share an infographic by InvestNextDoor.

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Anton RootDec 10, 2014 11:54 pm GMT1497 views
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Crowd Coffee: December 10
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this edition: why crowdfunding worries some; two news outlets embrace the crowd; Los Angeles not thrilled with Uber; Airbnb says global recession helped to spur the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgDec 10, 2014 10:46 am GMT927 views
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How Much Is LendingClub Stock Worth? [Infographic]
Crowdfunding

LendingClub, one of the learning crowdlending platforms around, is going public this Thursday. Joseph Hogue of Peer Loans Online recently put together the following infographic, showing some of the numbers around LendingClub, and how much he believes the company is worth. Check it out after the jump.

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Anton RootDec 09, 2014 09:20 pm GMT2157 views
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