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Global crowdfunding experienced accelerated growth in 2014, expanding by 167 percent to reach $16.2 billion raised, up from $6.1 billion in 2013. In 2015, the industry is set to more than double once again, on its way to raising $34.4 billion. These are the figures from Massolution’s highly anticipated 2015CF – Crowdfunding Industry Report, which was released today. The first 50 buyers can purchase the report at half price with the code FIRST50.
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If you're raising money for a campaign that lends itself well to a powerful emotional appeal, it makes sense to make use of that. But, as Rose Spinelli writes in this week's Rose Recommends column, it's crucial to be mindful of what emotions you are exploiting and whether your message is too emotionally charged. Read her latest advice, and leave your own questions for her in the comments!
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The Pebble Time smartwatch campaign is entering the homestretch. With over $20 million raised, the record-breaking campaign will be over in under 12 hours. Campaigns typically tend to see a boost in the last hours, as those on the fence decide to jump in and pledge, and the same is likely to take place with the Time. Given that the watches are practically complete, there should be no delays in shipping — something that hurt Pebble’s previous campaign.