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Crowd Coffee: September 4
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 04, 2015 09:30 am GMT226 views
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Crowdcube Passes £100m in Funding [Infographic]
Crowdfunding

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.

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Anton RootSep 03, 2015 03:44 pm GMT1076 views
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Crowd Coffee: September 3
Crowdfunding

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 03, 2015 10:56 am GMT419 views
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Why Every CIO Needs a Crowdsourcing Strategy
Cloud Labor

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 02, 2015 03:30 pm GMT962 views
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Crowd Coffee: September 2
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 02, 2015 09:30 am GMT424 views
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Hungry for Capital? Food Businesses Have an Advantage in Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 01, 2015 04:00 pm GMT1090 views
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Crowd Coffee: September 1
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgSep 01, 2015 09:30 am GMT361 views
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Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform WealthMigrate Opens Shanghai Office
Crowdfunding

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.

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Anton RootAug 31, 2015 03:11 pm GMT1608 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 31
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 31, 2015 09:59 am GMT646 views
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Why Crowdfunding for Startups Makes Sense
Crowdfunding

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 28, 2015 07:02 pm GMT4125 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 28
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 28, 2015 09:30 am GMT803 views
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Kickstarter Film Festival Coming to a City Near You
Crowdfunding

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.

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Anton RootAug 27, 2015 11:39 am GMT779 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 27
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

In this Crowd Coffee: Celery Launch allows people to set up own crowdfunding platforms; crowdfunding in Indonesia; the sharing economy taking off in China; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 27, 2015 09:31 am GMT1039 views
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Knight Foundation's Prototype Fund Backs Crowd-Powered Projects
Distributed Knowledge

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.

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Anton RootAug 26, 2015 03:16 pm GMT1970 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 26
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 26, 2015 09:30 am GMT673 views
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Portals Ask: I’m Doing a 506(b) Offering, Right?
Crowdfunding

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. 

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Scott PurcellAug 25, 2015 03:00 pm GMT1122 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 25
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 25, 2015 08:58 am GMT574 views
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Pride, Respect and Motivation in Crowdsourcing
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity

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.

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Anton RootAug 24, 2015 04:39 pm GMT1464 views
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Crowd Coffee: August 24
Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

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.

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Crowdsourcing.orgAug 24, 2015 09:30 am GMT686 views
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Pubslush Acquired by Colborne Communications
Crowdfunding

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.

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Anton RootAug 21, 2015 12:43 pm GMT1264 views
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