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In this Crowd Coffee: MuckRock expands crowdfunding capabilities; Harmonix and Fig link up; crowdsourcing for journalistic organizations; the sharing economy and the future; and more.
Crowdcube, one of the leading equity-based crowdfunding platforms in the UK, announced yesterday that it has passed the £100 million ($152 million) successful funding threshold. The company also revealed that it has paid back investors over £600,000 in 2015, with the returns being generated by the platform’s first successful exit, E-Car Club, as well as interest payments made by various mini-bonds that the platform has made available on its platform.
In this Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding a leg-up for entrepreneurs; five ways to attract more funding to your campaign; why companies are embracing open innovation; why crowdsourcing is risky; sharing economy for international deliveries; and more.
Many people have heard of crowdsourcing, but most tend to associate it with the latest funding effort for a project on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. While funding is one option, crowdsourcing can be used for so much more and as we’re now finding, it offers many different options and benefits that companies have not even begun to understand or leverage. Companies are stuck in a development cycle that has been around for decades, and I believe many executives just need to open their minds to the true potential that crowdsourcing brings to the table to help solve this issue.
In this Crowd Coffee: Manhattan's first crowdfunded condos; Alex Cox on crowdfunding movies; crowdsourcing seeds in Nepal; Nokia's open innovation challenges; and more.
Alex Mondau, director at Community Sourced Capital, a crowdsourced lending platform for small businesses around the US, writes in to discuss food-related businesses, and why he believes they have an advantage when it comes to crowdfunding.
In this edition of Crowd Coffee: some atypical crowdfunding campaigns; smaller One Spark crowdfunding festival scheduled for 2016; The Young Turks crowdsourcing to expand coverage; differences among sharing economy models; and more.
WealthMigrate, one of the leading global real estate crowdfunding platforms, announced late last week that it’s opening up an office in Shanghai. It’s the second office in the region for the real estate platform, which also has an office in Singapore. The office is meant to expand the company’s footprint in China, which has a burgeoning crowdfunding scene, and to help the country’s investors get access to real estate opportunities in overseas markets.
In this edition of Crowd Coffee: Sony launches new product on its First Flight platform; crowdsourcing is not sustainable for media, says one executive; the sharing economy for boats; and more.
Andrew Adcock, the chief marketing officer at Crowd for Angels, writes in to discuss why equity crowdfunding makes sense for startups, compiling some of the most popular arguments for the new funding model.
In this Crowd Coffee: another big firm turns to crowdfunding; predicting how the recent global market fluctuations will affect crowdfunding; a look back at Tomnod's crowdsourced MH370 plane search; and more.
This year, Kickstarter is taking its film festival across the nation, having paired up with 32 cinemas in 31 cities. The festival will take place on October 15, and will show five films, two feature-length ones, and three shorts.
Over the past few years, the Foundation has backed a number of crowd-powered projects and startups, and this year is no different. Earlier this month, the organization backed its latest 22 projects; each one received $35,000 in seed funding. Looking at the winners, two themes emerge: data and crowdsourcing.
In this mid-week Crowd Coffee: US startup crowdfunding for its jet business; equity crowdfunding regulation in Asia as a whole...; ...and concerns about it in India; crowdsourcing anti-corruption in Brazil; and more.
We feature a guest post from Scott Purcell of FundAmerica. In it, Purcell describes the differences between 506(b) and 506(c) offerings, and explains why staying on the right side of the law when raising money via 506(b) can be a challenge.
In this edition of Crowd Coffee: meet the students crowdfunding their education; how the global stock market dive may affect crowdfunding; eBay's crowdsourcing best practices; the sharing economy in Ontario; and more.
Motivating users to participate in competitions or to complete tasks is a crucial role of crowdsourcing intermediaries. The most straightforward way to motivate a crowd is through payment. Gamification can also play a role, with members of the crowd competing to grab the top spot on a leaderboard. But what else serves as motivation? A new research paper in the Journal of Management Studies looks to answer just that question.
In this Crowd Coffee: Vietnam the latest Asian nation to consider crowdfunding regulations; Egypt crowdfunding to save ancient statue; crowdsourcing tips from top journalists; the sharing economy in Germany; and more.
Pubslush, the niche crowdfunding platform for books, announced yesterday that it has been acquired by Colborne Communications; the deal will be finalized on Monday. It’s a fortuitous turn of events for Pubslush, which only last week sent out a message to its members informing them that the platform would shutter today.