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We profile passbrains, a crowdsourced software company that helps enterprises tap into external as well as internal crowds. Included are a look at some of the features it offers its clients, and three different ways that enterprises make use of the company's services.
In this Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding Ukrainian military; crowdfunding not a magic solution for startups; crowd-powered apps revealed at White House Natural Disaster Day; sharing economy for executives; and more.
Organizations that rely on the crowd may put themselves in a potentially sticky legal position. That’s why n0tice, a user generated content management tool that’s built specifically for news organizations, recently put out a white paper called ‘The Legal Risks of UGC.’
In this edition: the Guardia is crowdsourcing translations; crowdsourced wine delivery; discussing legal aspects of crowdsourcing; crowdfunding can empower women and minorities, report says; the sharing economy battle in Spain; and more.
With banks hesitant to lend to small businesses, entrepreneurs are beginning to turn to peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms. One of the most prominent players in this field is Funding Circle, which made headlines recently when it raised a $65 million funding round to continue to beef up its operations in the UK and the US. One of the advantages crowdlending platforms tout over banks is speed. To show exactly how long it typically takes to secure a loan via Funding Circle vs. a traditional bank, Funding Circle put out the following infographic.
Crowdfunding coach Rose Spinelli writes in with the latest edition of her new weekly column, Rose Recommends. This week, she answers a question about non-profit crowdfunding, and how that part of the industry is developing. Have your own crowdfunding questions? Don't hesitate to ask!
Crowdfunding has exploded over the past few years, as Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns raised millions of dollars and the JOBS Act promised to open angel investing to the masses. The company BusinessProfiles recently put out a good infographic showing some of the emerging industry trends, including self-run campaigns, niche platforms, and international expansion.
In this end of week edition: EarlyShares Q&A; Areal developers discuss suspended Kickstarter campaign; Indonesia's president-elect crowdsourcing cabinet member suggestions; FlightCar gets backing of high-profile angels; and more.
Since early 2013, the Canadian Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) has been working with NineSigma, the open innovation intermediary, on an international ‘grand challenge’ to find new uses for carbon. In April, CCEMC held an awards ceremony to announce the 24 winners of the first round — four more than initially anticipated.
The BuildTheTip campaign aims to immortalize the defensive play made by Richard Sherman in the NFC Championship game against the 49ers, when Sherman tipped the ball away from Michael Crabtree in the end zone. Had Crabtree made the catch, the 49ers would likely have advanced.
Crowdcube announced that it completed its latest, £1.2 million ($2 million) self-run crowdfunding raise in just 16 minutes. The crowdfunding campaign was just a part of a larger, £5 million ($8.5 million) Series B round, which also saw Balderton Capital invest £3.8 million ($6.5 million) last week.
We take a look at Squishable, a company that has been asking its community for toy design input since it launched back in 2007. Plush toys aren’t the first thing most would associate with crowdsourcing, but 'Chief Squisher' Zoe Fraade-Blanar thinks they are a fantastic fit, and tells us why.
In this edition: crowdfunding promises to change startup investing; Kickstarter campaign likely a scam; progress in open innovation; Rand Paul advocates for the sharing economy; crowdsourcing science; and more.
Evan Hafer, CEO of TwistRate, writes in to discuss how both crowdsourcing and crowdfunding can help young veterans looking to enter the workforce.
Rose Spinelli continues with her advice column, answering two questions from the crowd over the past week. In this edition, she takes a look at two campaigns, and weighs in with how they can improve. Read her advice, and submit your own questions in the comments.
The real estate equity crowdfunding market is growing fast in the US. A number of platforms have come online in the past year, and they are attracting both investor and issuer interest. That, in turn, has convinced VCs and angels to back the platforms, further legitimizing the young industry and fueling growth. Now, another player has joined the ranks.
Yesterday, Crowdcube, one of Britain’s leading equity crowdfunding platforms, announced that it has raised £3.8 million ($6.5 million) of a £5 million ($8.5 million) round. The rest of the cash Crowdcube will be raising on its own platform -- the campaign will open on Tuesday.