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We-Test is a Tel Aviv-based crowdsourced testing firm that launched earlier this year. Though it's hardly the first quality assurance company to leverage the power of the crowd, founder and CEO Eran Arye believes it is different enough from the incumbents to find success. Read on to find out why.
We recently reached out to Guy White, managing director at Catalyx, to find out more about his company and about his thoughts on the crowdsourcing space more generally. After the jump: the first half of his response, which focuses on Catalyx; the second half will be up tomorrow.
In this edition of Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding as a way to co-invest with the pros; a profile of sharing economy workers; scoring the kindness of sharing economy workers; crowdsourcing your medical diagnosis; and more.
The campaign was off to a fast start, quickly raising €1m, and breaking the Indiegogo record for the most contributors. To commemorate the occasion, Indiegogo put out a useful infographic, revealing information about the backers of the campaign. Some of the most interesting information was about the backers’ locations: not surprisingly, most of them came from Europe, though Americans also made a good showing, placing fourth behind the UK, Germany, and France.
In this start-of-week edition of Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding finances scientists' research projects; survey finds crowdfunding not as popular as may seem; why Africa and other emerging markets need crowdfunding; the sharing economy is going mainstream; and more.
Steven Bettinger, CEO of Acquire Real Estate, a crowdfunded commercial real estate company, writes in to discuss the difference between crowdfunding and crowd investing, and how the latter plays a role in real estate. Read on, after the jump!
In this edition of Crowd Coffee: Ride to Give finds its niche; Malaysia first ASEAN country with crowdfunding regulations; Crowdcube's Westlake on what's next for equity crowdfunding; Road Angels pivots its model away from crowdsourcing; and more.
Scott Purcell, serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of FundAmerica, keeps a highly informative blog, focusing on equity crowdfunding in the US, and we are sharing the latest post after the jump. In it, he discusses what you can and can't do as a non-broker-dealer when it comes to general solicitation.
Sony has launched First Flight, a crowdfunding platform that aims to fund employee projects, in a bid to highlight and market test innovative ideas coming out of the company. In addition to crowdfunding ideas, the site also functions as a ‘co-vision’ and an e-commerce platform. First Flight, currently open only to Japanese customers, launched with three projects: two products available for pre-order, and a proper crowdfunding campaign that has already hit over 50 percent of its $21,500 target.
In this mid-week edition of Crowd Coffee: Greek debt crowdfunding campaign is no joke, creator says; Kickstarter wins patent battle; equity crowdfunding's secondary market problem; not all sharing economy companies are using 1099 workers; and more.
Shenmue III, the long-awaited sequel to the classic games Shenmue and Shenmue II, is finally in development, and the Kickstarter campaign to fund the game is already a success. In fact, it broke the record for the fastest game to crowdfund a million, despite the fact that the game’s announcement resulted in a flood of visitors the platform wasn’t prepared to deal with. Since the initial push, however, the funding has slowed considerably.
In this edition of Crowd Coffee: states and equity crowdfunding; a campaign to crowdfund Greece's debt; crowdsourcing the world's bird songs; Unilever crowdsourcing ideas on sustainability; how the sharing economy hurts millennials; and more.
Early in 2015, former US attorney general Eric Holder called for better data on the number of people killed by the police. “The troubling reality is that we lack the ability right now to comprehensively track the number of incidents of either uses of force directed at police officers or uses of force by police,” he said. On June 1, the Guardian launched a crowdsourced platform called The Counted, which aims to track all individuals killed by the police in the US. It’s a highly informative database, and one that helps to fill the gap that Holder spoke of.
In this edition of Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding campaign for Bree Newsome a success; making great crowdfunding pitch videos; crowdfunding and corporate R&D; is UK the center of the sharing economy; and more.
In this highly interesting guest post, Thomas Vass, a North Carolina-based economist and manager of The Private Capital Market, writes in to discuss how the passing of Regulation A and Regulation D laws, increasing demand for securities attorneys, may affect the costs of securities attorneys in North Carolina, and the impact that may have on economic growth in the state.
In this end-of-week edition of Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding in Africa; Snemue 3 Kickstarter campaign faces funding questions; anxiety around the sharing economy; crowdsourcing medical performance reviews; and more.
As part of an acquisition, Integra Gold acquired 6 terabytes of data about drilling activities in two old mines. Once it finishes organizing the data, it will invite the public to go through the numbers and offer ideas on where the biggest gold reserves may be. Integra will dole out CAD $1 million ($806,000) in rewards to the best ideas, to be determined by the company and the competition’s board of advisors.
In this edition of Crowd Coffee: how crowdfunding is growing up; crowdfunding for product development; crowdsourcing cleaning of the Ganges in India; Ford enters sharing economy; and more.
Is crowdsourcing starting to replace IT outsourcing for medium and large firms? Sal Sarosh of Crowdplat certainly thinks so, and he explains why it's a smart strategy, after the jump.
At last month’s Crowdsourcing Week Geneva Summit, hosted by Catalyx, Nick Wright and Rob Wilmot of Crowdicity gave a presentation on the benefits of internal crowdsourcing as a way to drive innovation from within. Watch their presentation after the jump!