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Does Lack of Reputation Help the Crowdsourcing Industry?
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The lack of a (shared) reputation system is a godsend for companies that enjoy a first movers advantage. They can keep their costs down, while keeping their own employers happy, (in a relative...

Jayne AnnNov 16, 2011 09:33 am GMT1893 views
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Does Lack of Reputation Help the Crowdsourcing Industry?
Raising investment funds through crowdsourcing
document Crowdfunding

Darren Westlake, co-founder and CEO of Crowdcube said: “Business finance is at a critical turning point as last week’s announcement by Vince Cable highlights. The future success of Britain’s...

Claire MackayDec 20, 2011 09:05 am GMT2275 views
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Raising investment funds through crowdsourcing
Angry Birds and The Great Levelling
document Crowdfunding

Sites like Kickstarter go even further, altering our concept of how businesses get started altogether. The crowd-funding site recently gave birth to projects like the Pebble E-Paper Watch. The...

Harshida PatelMay 21, 2012 01:23 am GMT1299 views
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Angry Birds and The Great Levelling
LiveChime Partners with Tempesta Media to Help Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Engage Customers Online
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Using Tempesta Media's Content Quotes solution,SMBs can create fresh,original content written by experts around their business,then automatically deploy it onto their website,social networks...

Pablo BracciniNov 07, 2013 12:15 pm GMT3106 views
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LiveChime Partners with Tempesta Media to Help Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Engage Customers Online
eClerx
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eClerx provides Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services to global companies from their deployment centers in India. Their teams provide the level of...

Adam FrazerJun 21, 2011 09:11 am GMT1983 views
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eClerx
Majority of consumers would invest in crowdfunded ventures: survey
document Crowdfunding

The Funding Launchpad survey predicts slow uptake once business crowdfunding is legalized, and likely, there won’t be enough funds streaming in to fully support startups using this financing...

Adam FrazerApr 02, 2012 11:44 pm GMT1817 views
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Majority of consumers would invest in crowdfunded ventures: survey
The Jingle Works
site Crowd Creativity / Advertising

Business Advertising Jingles provided by TheJingleWorks.com TheJingleWorks.com brings the benefits of crowd- sourcing to the advertising jingle market for the first time. This exciting new...

Gary HarrisonJul 03, 2012 02:31 am GMT932 views
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The Jingle Works
Crowdsourcing Implications for Medium and Large Businesses
Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Lisa Barone’s “7 Ways to Incorporate Crowdsourcing into Your Business” originally published by OutspokenMedia.com recently sparked quite a discussion amongst the online crowdsourcing community.  While Barone’s article covers a list of crowdsourcing applications for SMBs and start-ups, we should also consider the implications of crowdsourcing for bigger businesses and large enterprises. Crowdsourcing is definitely impacting a wide range of business models, but its use and applicability varies according to the size of the entity.

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Carl EspostiDec 11, 2010 07:34 pm GMT14846 views
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The Crowdfunding Revolution Will Democratize Venture Investing

It's no secret that venture capital and angel investing is 'clubby,' dominated mostly by middle-aged men.According to a 2007 study of angel investors in North America, 86 percent were male with an average age of 57. Women didn't fare any better in a similar UK study, where 93 percent of investors were male. A similar trend exists on the entrepreneur side: only eight percent of companies that receive venture capital funding are run by women. While the VC community seems stuck in an old boys network mentality, crowdfunding is radically re-shaping business investment and neutralizing gender bias, for both investors and entrepreneurs.

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Kevin LawtonMar 23, 2011 03:12 am GMT7008 views
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Brazil Hosts The First International Conference on Crowdsourcing, Communities and Co-Creation

A small gathering congregated in São Paulo this weekend, ahead of the first International Conference on Crowdsourcing, being hosted tomorrow at the offices of one of Brazil’s largest telcos, Vivo. Having not long returned from Europe, presenting at CrowdConvention in Berlin in June, Europe’s first ever Crowdsourcing event [link], the privilege once more be part of a small quorum of crowdsourcing evangelists sharing their insights and experience to another group of inquisitive on-lookers and practitioners alike, this time south of the equator, is one that is not overlooked.

Under the enthusiastic and tenacious leadership of Marina Miranda, Managing Director of mutopo, Latin America the event is sure to be a success. Based out of mutopo’s São Paulo Office, Miranda has secured contributions from enterprise sponsors Telefônica, vivo, Microsoft BizSpark, Tecnisa and Boa Vista and raised ticket sales of ~300, great for a first event in a new market. Miranda has also been able to secure a notable cast of speakers representing both local companies and the international market.

mutopo’s core business is social production with a mission to help organizations think through crowdsourcing applications and to support the implementation of initiatives often involving the introduction of other crowdsourcing tool providers to help 

Brazil, having experienced a huge uptake over the last twelve months both in the use of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding and in terms of the number of new platforms launched, was ready and primed for its first event. The last twelve months have seen an increased adoption of crowdsourcing as a model to support open innovation, as a model for the production of creative works and for solutions requiring the crowd to collect and organize information.

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Flavio GutAug 29, 2011 12:12 am GMT6350 views
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Crowdfunding: The New Cash Cow for Businesses

Obtaining the right source of finance at the right price is one of the biggest challenges faced by entrepreneurs. Currently, a wide variety of funding options are available to  expand or start their business initiative. One out-of-the-box funding solution that has emerged in the recent years is the phenomenon of ‘crowdfunding’.

For centuries, family and friends have been one of the most common sources of early-stage seed capital. Crowdfunding is the natural extension of this model, enabling fundraisers to connect through social networks with a larger, online network of friends, colleagues and other people that are simply just into their idea and want to help them.

Courtesy of social media and crowdfunding websites, everyone from start-up entrepreneurs to the champions of social causes are now able to build interconnected networks more easily and more effectively than ever before.  By leveraging their own personal networks to spread the word about the project to potential contributors through word of mouth, email, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, they can tap into existing communities of potential contributors, to launch and promote their campaigns.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 22, 2011 05:48 pm GMT4028 views
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Social Business and the Growth of Shared Value [Infographic]

Social business seems to have many meanings, but the most powerful is surely "the creation of shared value" for everybody in a business value chain. Customer co-creation projects are a good case in point. Super-users of a product get new insights into the product and an opportunity to be involved in its design — value for the product manufacturer, value for the user.

To explore this topic, Haydn Shaughnessy worked with Global Dawn, the social business platform, to create an infographic that traces the history of social business — but this is a crowdsourced project.

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Haydn ShaughnessyJan 19, 2012 02:21 am GMT5144 views
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Joinmyproject
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Joinmyproject is defined as an intuitive platform, multilingual, with global payment gateway and soon multicurrency. This platform is born due to great demand among entrepreneurs and companies to...

Alfredo FernándezApr 01, 2012 11:11 pm GMT2115 views
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Clay Shirky Talks JOBS Act and the New Business Ecosystem

Clay Shirky is an American writer, consultant and teacher on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies — at least, according to Wikipedia, the crowdsourced encyclopedia for which he serves as an advisor. Shirky is also the author of Here Comes Everybody (2008) and Cognitive Surplus (2010), two books examining the results, ramifications and potential of aggregated individual action.

Crowdsourcing.org recently spoke with web guru Clay Shirky about the JOBS Act, which President Obama signed into law on April 5. In the transcript — available after the jump — Shirky explains why he “would love to be able to offer essentially wholehearted support of the crowdfunding law,” but has several reservations about the regulatory relief embedded in the bill. (Spoiler: A lot comes down to the SEC’s interpretation of the law, which is ostensibly scheduled to conclude in the first few days of 2013.) Shirky also discusses Kickstarter’s present dominance in the crowdfunding space, the vagaries of pre-JOBS Act law in relation to crowdfunding, and the effect of the JOBS Act on the current startup ecosystem and traditional venture capital.

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Eric BlattbergApr 22, 2012 04:39 am GMT6362 views
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Bizipede.com Takes Raising Capital to a New Level, Announcing a Two-Part Initial Crowd Offering
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Equity crowdfunding is a complete game changer for entrepreneurs. For the first time in more than 100 years, small- and micro-businesses are about to get a seat at the table. It's no longer...

Rebecca GutierrezMay 31, 2012 02:26 pm GMT903 views
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Bizipede.com Takes Raising Capital to a New Level, Announcing a Two-Part Initial Crowd Offering
Popularity of crowdfunding catches up to businesses
article Crowdfunding

Each crowdfunding platform is different but most require for the fundraising goal to be met in order for the project to actually get the funds; otherwise the money is refunded to contributors.Each...

Fiona MaresOct 31, 2012 04:48 am GMT1379 views
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Popularity of crowdfunding catches up to businesses
Small Business Challenge Finalists Announced

With more than a 1,000 small businesses participating in The Small Business Challenge the for the past two months, the public gets the chance to select their top three companies with the most potential for growth and economic stimulation.

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 21, 2012 02:49 pm GMT4605 views
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Pricing Engine Launches the First Solution for Small Businesses to Create, Manage and Optimize Online Advertising from a Single Platform
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Pricing Engine’s benchmarks are based on anonymous data crowd-sourced from peer businesses via advertising channels like Google and Microsoft. It compares a business’s ad performance against peers...

Jason RobbinsMar 17, 2013 04:08 am GMT1147 views
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Pricing Engine Launches the First Solution for Small Businesses to Create, Manage and Optimize Online Advertising from a Single Platform
rebuildingsociety’s Quest to Help Business Secure Capital

Since the credit crunch, many entrepreneurs in the U.K. and elsewhere have found it difficult to get access to capital to grow their businesses. That’s a problem that Dan Rajkumar, founder of a company called Web Translations Ltd, experienced first-hand — so he decided to do something about it. (Sponsored Post)

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Anton RootJul 30, 2013 05:04 pm GMT1933 views
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Community Funded
site Crowdfunding / Donations, Philanthropy and Sponsorship

"What's your it?" Everybody has something that drives them. No matter what 'it' is, 'it' can be Community Funded. Founded in 2011, Community Funded remains at...

Ryan StoverFeb 04, 2014 06:27 pm GMT1818 views
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