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Indiegogo, the San Francisco-based crowdfunding platform, just closed a $15 million funding round led by Insight Venture Partners and Khosla Ventures. Existing Indiegogo investors Metamorphic Ventures, MHS Capital,?ffVenture Capital, and Zynga co-founder Steve Schoettler also participated in the round, which serves as the company’s Series A and marks the largest funding round in crowdfunding history.
Open innovation and market intelligence company Chaordix announced today that it has secured $1.5 million in Series A funding. Yaletown Venture Partners is the majority investor, with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) also participating in the financing.
Indiegogo announced this morning that it has closed a $40 million Series B funding round, led by Institutional Venture Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The company says it will use the funds for international expansion and continued improvement of services.
uTest, the crowdsourcing software testing company announces today that it has just raised a massive $17 million of funding – one of the largest investments made in a company based on a crowdsourcing model. The Series D funding round was led by QuestMark Partners with full participation from all of uTest’s previous investors, including Scale Venture Partners, Longworth Venture Partners, Egan-Managed Capital and Mesco Ltd.
This latest round brings the company’s total funding to more than $37 million and uTest has seen its valuation more than double since its last round of funding in September of last year. Revenue has been increasing 250% year over year since 2008 and the customer base includes global brands such as Google, Microsoft, Groupon, AOL and the BBC as well as high-growth innovators like Trulia, Tapulous, Bump and Billguard.
Crowdsourcing is harnessing the insight and wisdom of a crowd which can either be consumers or citizens in order to get intelligence out of it and it can be used for marketing or for government...
Smartsheet can help manage projects from marketing campaigns to product launches, business operations, sales pipelines, strategic planning and HR initiatives. The crowdsourcing tool also offers...
“The goal of this three-month pilot project is to reach a growing audience seeking content on how business leaders across all sectors can accomplish social change in the world,”said Katherine...
Dunder Mifflin - yes, it's a real brand - is creating a Super Bowl ad to air in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and it's turning to the crowd for help. The grand prize winner will take home $15,000 for their efforts.
Indiegogo is a crowdfunding platform where people who want to raise money can create fundraising campaigns to tell their story and get the word out. Indiegogo is also a place to discover what...
I was recently asked to give my assessment of the newly-released “#CROWDSOURCING Tweet”. The project is a clever collection of the best tweets about crowdsourcing. Everything from highly-academic observations to harsh scrutiny about the practice to historical citations of crowdsourcing’s beginnings. Written by two serial book authors who have utilized crowdsourcing before in their many endeavors, Kiruba Shankar and Mitchell Levy are the perfect pair to curate this discussion. Since my response to their request quickly turned into a rave review, I wanted to share some of the best bits I read with you all.
Crowdsourcing.org held a very insightful and provocative live chat on Monday on the topic of establishing the regulatory framework for the new crowdfunding system just signed into law by President Obama in the JOBS Act. Much thanks to Jeff Bullock who volunteered to draft the following highlights and organize the transcript into the easier-to-read format at the end of this post.
Crowdfunding is sometimes touted as a solid stepping stone to further funding from VCs and angel investors. To see if there's truth to this, CB Insights looked at the most successful hardware crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and whether they were successful in getting more money following their campaigns.
Clare Sidebottom, partner at Social Solution, a new social media firm, writes in to discuss the importance of marketing your crowdfunding campaign, and attempts to answer the question, "Does a successful crowdfunding campaign hinge on strong social media?"
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.
The creation of the Crowdfunding Professional Association was officially announced during our most recent weekly crowdfunding live chat held earlier today. A full transcript of the live chat will be available in the coming days. Meanwhile, here's the official announcement that was distributed worldwide following the conclusion of the live chat.