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Index And Khosla Lead $11M Round In Kaggle, A Platform For Data Modeling Competitions
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation, Tools

Google Chief Economist Hal Varian says this of Kaggle: “Kaggle is a way to organize the brainpower of the world’s most talented data scientists and make it accessible to organizations of every...

Fritz SchaeferNov 05, 2011 10:56 pm GMT1411 views
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Index And Khosla Lead $11M Round In Kaggle, A Platform For Data Modeling Competitions
Venture Capital, Jobs and a New Competition
document Cloud Labor

Kaggle envisions to grow into a hive buzzing with enough public and private competitions to support hundreds or thousands of data scientists relying on Kaggle for their full-time incomes. In the...

Marco TorquatiDec 21, 2011 12:26 pm GMT2112 views
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Venture Capital, Jobs and a New Competition
OpenBuildings Launches New Site and Secures Series A Funding from Leading Investors
document Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation

The funding coincides with the launch of a new version of the website, which features updated information and content as well as new functionality to serve the community. The new version includes:...

Archenette EvangelioApr 14, 2011 08:16 pm GMT2544 views
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OpenBuildings Launches New Site and Secures Series A Funding from Leading Investors
VCs Plough $14m into Crowdsourcing Startups
document Distributed Knowledge

Tony Glenning of Starfish Ventures (who led the investment in DesignCrowd) said: “We really believe in the crowdsourcing model. In particular, we are really attracted to the idea of crowdsourcing...

Harshida PatelNov 04, 2011 03:27 am GMT1046 views
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VCs Plough $14m into Crowdsourcing Startups
Fund 'R Venture
site Crowdfunding / Donations, Philanthropy and Sponsorship

Fund 'R Venture harnesses the power of the 'crowd' to raise funds for great ventures. Lots of people pledge small amounts of money to raise large amounts! Simple! They firmly...

Archenette EvangelioFeb 04, 2012 10:01 pm GMT1149 views
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Fund 'R Venture
New Orleans Entrepreneur Week will feature keynote speakers, workshops, competitions
document Distributed Knowledge

Crowd funding is a practice that allows entrepreneurs to reach out, typically online, to Average Joe-investors who put up small amounts of money in exchange for some product or perk. Many...

Tim SatterthwaiteMar 11, 2012 10:10 pm GMT827 views
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New Orleans Entrepreneur Week will feature keynote speakers, workshops, competitions
VANJ Panel: Crowdfunding Regulations Not Written, So Questions Remain
document Crowdfunding

In response to another question, CEO and cofounder Ryan Feit discussed exit strategies. The law doesn’t provide for an exit, he said. Funds raised through crowdfunding are held for at least 12...

Adam FrazerAug 04, 2012 09:31 am GMT742 views
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VANJ Panel: Crowdfunding Regulations Not Written, So Questions Remain
GE Ventures Embraces Crowdfunding, Partners with OurCrowd
Crowdfunding

This morning, another big player joined the crowdfunding ranks, as Israeli platform OurCrowd announced that it has signed a co-investment agreement with GE Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of GE.

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Anton RootNov 04, 2013 07:02 pm GMT4492 views
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Moving the Crowd at iStockphoto: The Composition of the Crowd and Motivations for Participation in a Crowdsourcing Application
document Crowd Creativity

The results of the study indicated that the desire to make money, develop individual skills, and to have fun were the strongest motivators for participation at iStockphoto, and that the crowd at...

Pablo BracciniMar 27, 2011 04:20 pm GMT1617 views
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Moving the Crowd at iStockphoto: The Composition of the Crowd and Motivations for Participation in a Crowdsourcing Application
Funding Circle, a Kickstarter for SMBs, Picks Up $16M From Index, Union Square Ventures
document Crowdfunding

Funding Circle offers a couple of basic models to would-be users of the service, taking a £1,200 transaction fee in the process: one person can fund many different projects; and one business can...

Harshida PatelApr 01, 2012 01:00 pm GMT1648 views
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Funding Circle, a Kickstarter for SMBs, Picks Up $16M From Index, Union Square Ventures
Pioneer Valley companies looking to take advantage of crowdfunding law
document Crowdfunding

Parker C. Holcomb has an idea. It’s called eHighLighter and it is an application, or app in computerspeak, for smartphones. eHighLighter allows students to scan text from books and organize that...

Fritz SchaeferApr 09, 2012 05:32 am GMT1286 views
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Pioneer Valley companies looking to take advantage of crowdfunding law
A Surprising Look at the People Most Likely to Crowdfund
Crowdfunding

Who is likely to be the first crowdfunding investor demographic? The facts will surprise you.

American Dream Composite Index gives initial view into some ethnicity, age and socio-economic-based factors affecting one’s interest in investing in crowdfunding.

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Candace KleinApr 16, 2012 03:57 pm GMT4214 views
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Shapeways Raises $6.2 Million from Lux Capital
Crowd Creativity, Tools

Shapeways announced today that it raised $6.2 million from Lux Capital, a New York venture capital firm. The company helps people create objects using 3D printing technology. It has printed over one million products in a number of different materials, ranging from “Elasto Plastic” to sterling silver.

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Anton RootJun 19, 2012 10:02 pm GMT5137 views
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Crowdfunding fills a gap VCs and angels can't
document Crowdfunding

Like it or not, the crowd is good for VCs and angels. Many big name investors fear the prospect of messy cap tables and unsophisticated investors ruining deals, but there are some VCs who get it:...

LocalstakeJun 25, 2012 02:09 pm GMT1760 views
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Crowdfunding fills a gap VCs and angels can't
See how new Michigan 'crowdfunding' website RelayFund hopes to drive economic growth
document Crowdfunding

Jeff Lambert sees crowd-funding as the next major catalyst in spurring economic growth. That is why his Grand Rapids-based public relations firm Lambert Edwards & Associates is part of a...

Rebecca GutierrezJul 09, 2012 09:37 pm GMT726 views
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See how new Michigan 'crowdfunding' website RelayFund hopes to drive economic growth
Three Revolutions Uses Crowdfunding to Bring Rice Farming to Vermont
document Crowdfunding

Erik Andrus's crowdfunding goal on Three Revolutions is to raise $6,000 to purchase a small self-propelled rice harvester made in China. Boundbrook Farm already owns a horse-driven rice...

Sebastian BlancaAug 05, 2012 01:49 pm GMT6970 views
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Three Revolutions Uses Crowdfunding to Bring Rice Farming to Vermont
Can crowdfunding be considered social finance?
article Crowdfunding

In acknowledging the democratic underpinnings of crowdfunding, Catalyst has sought to do more than facilitate supply and demand dynamics. Its co-founders, Chris Charlesworth and Asier Ania,...

Pablo BracciniAug 03, 2013 11:30 am GMT760 views
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Can crowdfunding be considered social finance?
peopleperhour
site Cloud Labor / Freelance Platforms

Peopleperhour.com is an online marketplace matching freelance or self-employed professionals with project work, usually in small or medium-sized businesses. PeoplePerHour connects one with a...

Carl EspostiOct 07, 2010 10:23 pm GMT2098 views
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peopleperhour
OpenBuildings Unveils Its New Architecture Database And Raises $2 Million In Funding
document Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation

As you might expect, the initial impression of buildings on OpenBuildings is a visual one. But once you find a building that you’re interested in, you can drill down into that building’s profile...

Luis Enrique MoralesApr 14, 2011 07:05 pm GMT2697 views
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OpenBuildings Unveils Its New Architecture Database And Raises $2 Million In Funding
Soluto nabs $10.5M for "anti-frustration software"
document Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

As technology evolves, it becomes more and more complicated to the end user. There are 1.5B PCs around the world, many of their users are unhappy with them. Soluto’s goals – to solve the...

Tonya Van Dijk Jun 24, 2011 05:39 pm GMT2088 views
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Soluto nabs $10.5M for
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