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How to Choose the Best Method for Raising Capital
Crowdfunding

Thinking about using crowdfunding for a food and beverage campaign? In her latest Rose Recommends column, crowdfunding expert Rose Spinelli examines two successful campaigns, and breaks down what made them reach their goal. Read her advice and leave your own questions about crowdfunding in the comments below!

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Rose SpinelliApr 27, 2015 02:00 pm GMT163 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 27
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: Team USA launches crowdfunding site; Super Troopers 2's crowdfunding campaign ends on high note; app helps users crowdsource fashion mysteries; crowdsourcing doctors' diagnoses via an app; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 27, 2015 09:35 am GMT430 views
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Funding Circle Raises $150m in Series E Round
Crowdfunding

Funding Circle, the London-based P2B online lending platform, announced on Wednesday that it’s raised $150 million in a Series E round. While the terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, the raise reportedly values the company at over $1 billion.

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Anton RootApr 24, 2015 02:57 pm GMT751 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 24
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: is crowdfunding losing its idealistic roots; crowdfunding helps a homeless person get into Harvard; Yao Ming's crowdfunding vineyard; crowdsourcing changing traditional business models; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 24, 2015 11:09 am GMT690 views
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The Crowdfunding Ecosystem, and Where Title III May Fit In
Crowdfunding

Title II, Title IV, intrastate exemptions, and even rewards-based crowdfunding — entrepreneurs looking to raise cash now have a variety of ways to do so from the crowd. This has led some to wonder whether there are still holes in the crowdfunding ecosystem that Title III crowdfunding can fill. 

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Anton RootApr 23, 2015 05:49 pm GMT911 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 23
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: how crowdfunding helped to build the Statue of Liberty; crowdfunding's scammers; five myths about crowdfunding debunked; crowdsourcing financial advice; the sharing economy and California's drought; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 23, 2015 10:49 am GMT887 views
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Freelancer Report Shares Which Jobs Are On the Rise, Which Are Declining
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge

Freelancer, the Sydney-based crowdsourced labor marketplace, recently published its jobs report for Q1, showing the job postings on the rise and those on the decline. The company, which recently hit the 15 million users milestone, has given its users access to over 7.5 million projects valued at over $2.2 billion (though not all of these had fulfilled).

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Anton RootApr 22, 2015 05:05 pm GMT578 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 22
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: why crowdfunding isn't just for startups anymore; five Twitter tips for crowdfunding; Alphaworks rebrands; crowdsourcing and game theory; why the sharing economy is soaring; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 22, 2015 10:42 am GMT587 views
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Crowdfunding for Millennials: A Bright Future
Crowdfunding

Will White, commercial director at investUP, a UK-based company that allows users to access P2B offerings from several lending portals in one place, writes in to discuss how crowdfunding fits into wider technological and demographic trends, and why it may be an appealing option for millennials.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 21, 2015 11:52 am GMT1503 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 21
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: despite the press mentions, crowdfunding and P2P lending are still funding only a few small businesses; what to look for in a real estate crowdfunding platform; how crowdsourcing and the sharing economy will evolve in the next five years; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 21, 2015 10:12 am GMT687 views
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Landing Pages That Convert
Crowdfunding

Are you looking to start a crowdfunding campaign, but aren't ready to start accepting money just yet? One way to generate excitement pre-launch, and to collect information about potential backers, is to create a landing page. In the latest Rose Recommends, crowdfunding expert Rose Spinelli discusses what makes an effective campaign page — read her advice, and leave your own questions in the comments below.

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Rose SpinelliApr 20, 2015 04:00 pm GMT1210 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 20
Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding and solar energy; is crowdfunding political in nature; crowdsourcing political freedom; open innovation efforts in India; FTC looking at the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 20, 2015 09:18 am GMT720 views
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Progress Made on Proposed South Carolina Intrastate Crowdfunding Bill
Crowdfunding

Intrastate crowdfunding efforts are becoming much more commonplace, with the majority of states now having enacted intrastate exemptions, or considering them. One of the more interesting proposed exemptions has been introduced in South Carolina, sponsored by Rep. Dwight Loftis, who is the chairman of the House Committee on Economic Development. The proposed bill, HB 3088, would not only allow accredited and non-accredited state residents to invest in South Carolina businesses, but it would also provide tax incentives for investors.

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Anton RootApr 17, 2015 05:03 pm GMT1297 views
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CameraLends Enables Photographers, Filmmakers to Share Equipment
Distributed Knowledge, Tools

CameraLends is an up-and-coming sharing economy company that connects individuals looking to rent cameras and microphones with those who are not currently using their equipment. To find out more about the company and how it cultivates trust among its members, we sent some questions to the company's founder, Adam Derewecki. His answers, after the jump.

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Anton RootApr 17, 2015 01:19 pm GMT1268 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 17
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this end-of-week edition of Crowd Coffee: is Title III still important; equity crowdfunding hits $650m+; crowdfunding and crowdsourcing and MIPIM; Appririo raises a ton of money; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 17, 2015 10:31 am GMT962 views
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Eight Trends in Innovation Competitions [Presentation]
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

What are some of the key trends in open innovation and crowdsourcing? Jacob Westerlund, open innovation manager at Sqore, a recruitment, open innovation, and marketing company, recently created a presentation around trends in innovation crowdsourcing, which he discusses after the jump.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 16, 2015 12:50 pm GMT1310 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 16
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: repeat crowdfunding pays off for entrepreneurs; crowdfunding and global challenges; crowdsourcing product development; crowdsourcing the human telescope; the sharing economy as free-market capitalism; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 16, 2015 10:29 am GMT753 views
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Portals Ask: Why So Much Disclosure?
Crowdfunding

Scott Purcell, serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of FundAmerica, writes in to discuss why disclosures are important for crowdfunding portals and issuers, and the unpleasant realities of what may happen if companies do not disclose enough information.

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Scott PurcellApr 15, 2015 05:39 pm GMT1193 views
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99designs Raises $10M in Series B Funding Round
Cloud Labor

99designs, a leading crowdsourced design platform, announced earlier today that it has raised $10 million in a Series B round. The round was led by Recruit Strategic Partners. Accel, the lead investor in 99designs’s 2011 Series A, also participated in the raise.

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Anton RootApr 15, 2015 03:55 pm GMT620 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 15
Crowdfunding

In this mid-week Crowd Coffee: tips for those looking to use Colorado's equity crowdfunding law; crowdfunding journalism; Indiegogo stops campaign for cop who shot man dead; crowdsourcing America's tax code; the sharing economy and taxes; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 15, 2015 09:45 am GMT838 views
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