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Crowdfunding "Below New York" Documentary: An Interview with Director and Editor Matt Finlin
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

For anyone deciding to use crowdfunding to get their projects off the ground, a question ultimately arises: “What will help me fund it successfully?” The debate is on, and we’ve had a chance to talk about it with Matt Finlin. Matt is a young film director who has successfully funded his amazing documentary Below New York on Kickstarter last summer. As Matt himself calls it, Below New York is a “love letter, a personal essay” to New York and its great subway artists.  Matt requested for $3000 to finish the shooting and the production of the documentary and within a little over a month the amount was gathered.

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Pim BetistMar 19, 2011 06:14 am GMT4680 views
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Crowd Control: Debating Abortion and Funding a Miracle

Crowdfunding is used to raise money for all sorts of projects, from the weird to the wonderful. This week, a couple used crowdfunding to bring new life into the world. The IndieGoGo Baby project (in which a Florida-based couple raised money for IVF treatment) brought to mind a case last year when a couple from Minneapolis sought the help of an online crowd to decide whether to abort their baby or not. Here’s a closer look at both of these baby stories.

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Debbie ToddDec 01, 2011 02:10 am GMT2252 views
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Six Questions for OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved

We recently had a chance to get on the phone with OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved, who was kind enough to answer a few questions about his company, entrepreneurship, and equity crowdfunding.

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Anton RootFeb 14, 2013 05:16 pm GMT3929 views
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Crowdfunding for Equity: Seedrs Takes Root in the U.K. [Part Two]

Last week, we spoke with Alysia Wanczyk, marketing director for the U.K.-based, crowdfunding platform Seedrs, to learn about the platform’s progress and plans for the future.

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Eric BlattbergMar 15, 2013 09:46 pm GMT4156 views
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Crowd Coffee: April 18
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding, Open Innovation

In this Friday edition of Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding journalism in China; more thoughts on why investors like crowdfunding platforms; crowdfunding the Wu-Tang album; Tongie season is here; the crowd making wishes come true; investing in the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 18, 2014 01:44 pm GMT2985 views
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The Fraud Bogeyman of Crowdfunding

Every change in a system encounters resistance, especially those changes which make the most sense. In our new information economy, where value is derived from the richness of our networks and the novel ways in which we find to organize information and connections, a matching capital formation mechanism makes sense. So it is no surprise that crowdfunding, an organic response to service capital needs within our new economy, is growing exponentially. And it's quite anticipated that it should meet resistance.?

The resistance to crowdfunding comes in the form of the "fraud bogeyman." Apparently, this phantom stalks only unregistered investments, waiting to emerge from the shadows and steal all of our money. Of course, fear is a potent tool (for better or for worse), and wherever it's sold, one can usually quickly find a lack of real arguments. For example, inherent in a fraudster's ability to steal all of our money via crowdfunding, is someone who invests all of his or her money in one business. And yet, I cannot find a single person who thinks that doing so is a good idea. (If you find such a mythical person, please have them write a blog post about it, and forward me a link!)


The fraud bogeyman has been appearing in a number of places recently, including big media sites and small blogs alike. The number of concurrent mentions of the words 'portfolio' or 'diversification' in the same articles ... ZERO. As usual, fear, uncertainty and doubt are delivered in a vacuum, without any relativity or context. How does anyone lose all of their money on fraud when they're diversified? That's an inconvenient question, of course.

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Kevin LawtonNov 28, 2011 01:29 am GMT3738 views
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An Interview with Markus Lampinen, COO of GrowVC
Crowdfunding

An interview with Markus Lampinen talking about the origins of GrowVC and how he is contributing to developing what they refer to as an ‘ecosystem for startups’.

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Crowdsourcing.orgApr 02, 2012 03:46 pm GMT2384 views
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Disruptive Influences: Crowdsourcing and the 3D Printing Revolution
Crowd Creativity

It is now possible to buy something pretty close to a Star Trek replicator for a few hundred dollars (or a few thousand if you don't want to play Scottie and build from a kit). The era of 3D printing is upon us, and if you listen to some of its devotees, it's going to change the world.

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Ville MiettinenApr 26, 2012 02:32 pm GMT7894 views
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Transcript of Our Third Crowdfunding Live Chat - SEC Meeting & More
Crowdfunding

Our weekly crowdfunding live chats are becoming one of the hottest tickets around as the gears start turning to put the new investing framework in place. Our third live event was held this past Monday, just a few days after members of the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Association met with officials from FINRA and the SEC.

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Eric MackApr 27, 2012 09:40 pm GMT9116 views
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Transcript of Our Fourth Crowdfunding Live Chat - Announcing CfPA

On Monday Crowdsourcing.org hosted our fourth crowdfunding live chat and below is the full transcript of the conversation as promised. The discussion included the official announcement of the creation of the Crowdfunding Professional Association. A detailed statement on CfPA also immediately followed the conclusion of the live chat. CfPA will act as a sister organization to CFIRA, and answers to plenty more questions about the new organization can be found in this full transcript:

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Crowdsourcing.orgMay 10, 2012 07:37 am GMT4812 views
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Crowdfunding Lessons Learned From "Designing Obama" Creator Scott Thomas

The design director for the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, Scott Thomas was an early pioneer on Kickstarter with his Designing Obama campaign. At a time when few crowdfunding programs had caught the public’s eye, and raising six-figure amounts through online pledges seemed just a pipe dream, he managed to pull in an impressive $84,613 for a historical book chronicling the art and design that helped propel Barack Obama into office.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMay 17, 2012 02:59 pm GMT2847 views
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Crowdfunding Improves Markets and Prevents Facebook Fiascos

By many accounts Facebook's IPO was a mess and there's even allegations laws were broken in the process. Could legal crowdfunding have prevented the entire fiasco? 

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Crowdsourcing.orgMay 27, 2012 02:53 pm GMT4090 views
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Crowdfunding Spotlight: The Unlimited Electric Guitar
Crowdfunding

Every so often, we stumble across a crowdfunded project so cool we need to learn more about it — then share our newfound knowledge with everyone we know. That’s why we’re starting this semi-regular “Crowdfunding Spotlight” feature, where we speak to the people behind the most audacious and exciting crowdfunding campaigns. In this inaugural spotlight article, we speak with Ari Atkins, co-founder of Unplugged Instruments and designer of the Unlimited Electric Guitar.

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Eric BlattbergJun 13, 2012 08:38 am GMT3831 views
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Homicide Watch D.C. Crowdfunds a Student Crime Reporting Lab
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Homicide Watch D.C. is a community-oriented news site that covers violent crime in the nation’s capital. The site's editor and founder, Laura Amico, documents cases of homicide and then follows them to uncover the circumstances surrounding each death. We talk to Amico about her work and a recently-successful Kickstarter campaign that will power the site for the upcoming year. 

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Anton RootSep 18, 2012 06:06 am GMT15198 views
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Star Citizen’s Crowdfunding Campaign Finishes With Record $6.2 Million
Crowdfunding

Game developer Chris Roberts’ fans shelled out $6.2 million to help finance the upcoming Star Citizen title, making it the most successfully crowdfunded video game yet. Roberts and his team ran a dual campaign, with $2.13 million coming from Kickstarter, and $4.09 from their own crowdfunding initiative.

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Anton RootNov 19, 2012 07:14 pm GMT15281 views
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Developing Social Impact Through Crowdfunding in Latin America
Crowdfunding

Georg Neumann, a communications specialist at the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Interamerican Development Bank, recently previewed a workshop being organized by the MIF and massolution (a Crowdsourcing.org sister company) on the potential of crowdfunding in Latin America. We share it here with the author's permission. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 29, 2013 12:57 pm GMT5190 views
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Crowdsourced Decision Making with Seesaw

We take a look at Seesaw, a crowdsourced decision making app created by the founders of CoTweet.

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Anton RootApr 30, 2013 01:20 am GMT4420 views
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Crowdsourcing as Part of State Policy
Cloud Labor

The Malaysian government recently engaged our CEO Carl Esposti to speak at an event on crowdsourcing and how it can be used within the scope of the country's 'Digital Malaysia' initiative. We take a look at the program, how it got started, and how crowdsourcing will be used to create jobs for the "bottom 40" percent of the population.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJun 20, 2013 07:38 pm GMT3364 views
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Crowd Coffee: March 21
Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

In this edition of Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding in Ontario rules revealed; crowdfunding the Ukrainian army; crowdsourcing Florence's new city logo; Airbnb close to a $10b valuation; styling up the sharing economy; and more.

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Crowdsourcing.orgMar 21, 2014 02:00 pm GMT3236 views
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DesignCrowd Acquires Creative Contest Platform Worth1000
Crowd Creativity

DesignCrowd, the Australian crowdsourced design firm, announced yesterday that it has acquired Worth1000, a creative contest platform. The deal hasn't been embraced by at least a vocal minority in the Worth1000 community, though, who fear the crowdsourcing firm will shut down their site. 

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Anton RootJun 17, 2014 08:42 pm GMT2061 views
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