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Talent Backer
site Crowdfunding / Donations, Philanthropy and Sponsorship

Talent Backer Mission: Talent Backer brings the benefits of crowd funding to talented people in the Sports, Music, Entertainment and Arts Arenas across the UK. In order they can achieve specific...

Ian BrocklehurstJul 02, 2013 09:31 am GMT546 views
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Talent Backer
One Million Backers
document Crowdfunding

To celebrate, they’d like to take a closer look at Kickstarter's first million backers. Interestingly the milestones of 1,000,000 backers and $100,000,000 pledged came within 48 hours of one...

Samuel BennettOct 16, 2011 11:20 am GMT2040 views
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One Million Backers
Brandon brothers create crowdfunding website to match local projects, backers
document Crowdfunding

Mississippi, which doesn't have clutches of major film studios or deep-pocketed film investors, stands to gain significantly from crowdfunding's ability to bring many backers to a...

Fritz SchaeferJun 10, 2012 08:13 am GMT1034 views
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Brandon brothers create crowdfunding website to match local projects, backers
The untold story of Kickstarter’s most dedicated backers: Do-gooders or addicts?
article Crowdfunding

Kickstarter is one of a growing number of crowdfunding sites for creative people to showcase their ideas and ask for funding. Serial backers are always testing themselves on their ability to pick...

Tim SatterthwaiteOct 09, 2012 11:31 pm GMT593 views
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The untold story of Kickstarter’s most dedicated backers: Do-gooders or addicts?
OUYA Android game console on track for March launch for backers, ahead of June retail release
article Crowdfunding

OUYA, the company behind the Android gaming console that became a Kickstarter sensation when it raised over $8.5 million on the crowdfunding platform, has announced its release schedule for the...

Jason RobbinsFeb 05, 2013 07:44 am GMT1338 views
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OUYA Android game console on track for March launch for backers, ahead of June retail release
Olapic Raises $1 Million For Crowdsourced Photo Sharing Platform; Warby Parker Backer Great Oaks VC Invests
document Tools

“We saw, almost two years ago, that there was a change in the way people were communicating,” explains de Cabo of the inspiration for the service. “There was a more visual way of communicating –...

Pablo BracciniJul 26, 2012 11:12 pm GMT1140 views
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Olapic Raises $1 Million For Crowdsourced Photo Sharing Platform; Warby Parker Backer Great Oaks VC Invests
Kickstarter Reminds Worried Backers: We Are 'Not A Store'
article Crowdfunding

In a blog post Thursday titled "Kickstarter Is Not A Store," the company took another step to reinforce investors' confidence. The blog explained that project creators now will be...

Marco TorquatiSep 23, 2012 01:43 am GMT1785 views
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Kickstarter Reminds Worried Backers: We Are 'Not A Store'
Why this jilted Kickstarter backer decided to sue — & why he was right
article Crowdfunding

Seth Quest launched a Kickstarter campaign in March 2011 for Hanfree, a standing iPad mount he’d devised. The crowdfunding campaign was a success, and he raised $35,000. Production was a disaster,...

Samuel BennettJan 23, 2013 07:37 am GMT1387 views
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Why this jilted Kickstarter backer decided to sue — & why he was right
Backers with Benefits: Why Companies Are Outsourcing to Kickstarter
article Crowdfunding

“Crowdfunding is the ultimate form of consumer research,” says Scott Popma, an intellectual-property lawyer who advises companies about crowdfunding. “You are not just asking people’s opinions—you...

Samuel BennettFeb 11, 2013 07:48 am GMT1379 views
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Backers with Benefits: Why Companies Are Outsourcing to Kickstarter
Android-based gaming console OUYA will start shipping to Kickstarter-backers on March 28
article Crowdfunding

OUYA, the Android-based gaming console that was successfully funded through an $8.5 million Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, will start shipping to backers on March 28. The company behind the...

Fritz SchaeferMar 01, 2013 01:03 am GMT1206 views
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Android-based gaming console OUYA will start shipping to Kickstarter-backers on March 28
New crowdfunding site creates community for backers
article Crowdfunding

A new crowdfunding site called Jump Start City will launch in a few days time and aims to build a community of backers that will differentiate it from established platforms like Kickstarter and...

Benjamin FosselMay 17, 2013 02:37 pm GMT1411 views
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New crowdfunding site creates community for backers
Ubuntu Edge Gets Its First Major Corporate Backer In Bloomberg, But Funding Still Off Needed Pace
article Crowdfunding

Canonical, the company behind the Edge and Ubuntu itself is seeking an exorbitant $32 million to make it happen, and gave itself only a month to raise those funds. Now, Bloomberg LP has come...

Tonya Van Dijk Aug 08, 2013 01:05 pm GMT742 views
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Ubuntu Edge Gets Its First Major Corporate Backer In Bloomberg, But Funding Still Off Needed Pace
Kickstarter passes 50,000 successfully funded projects thanks to 5 million backers
article Crowdfunding

Crowdsourcing site Kickstarter today revealed it has hit a new milestone: over 50,000 successfully funded projects. The company, which launched in April 2009, could not have pulled it off without...

Claire MackayOct 22, 2013 01:03 am GMT301 views
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Kickstarter passes 50,000 successfully funded projects thanks to 5 million backers
Kickstarter Backer Allegedly Scams Over One Hundred Projects
article Crowdfunding

Encik Farhan is a scammer. He backs projects, pledging hundreds or thousands of dollars at the highest tier, and then disputes the credit card charges 1-3 months later, often after his rewards...

Harshida PatelNov 10, 2013 03:25 pm GMT778 views
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Kickstarter Backer Allegedly Scams Over One Hundred Projects
Crowdfunded Photojournalism Platform Emphas.is Receives $21K from 'Backers
document Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

Emphas.is claims to have reached an agreement with Reporters Without Borders and Escapade Insurances in Canada to offer insurance plans to participating photojournalists.

Tim SatterthwaiteMar 23, 2011 04:37 pm GMT1843 views
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Crowdfunded Photojournalism Platform Emphas.is Receives $21K from 'Backers
Kickstarter Receives its Millionth Backer
Crowdfunding

Cargo, the film that Rachel Perrie supported

Last week a woman named Rachel Perrie became the millionth person to pledge financial support to a project posted on Kickstarter. It's a remarkable feat, given that company hardly two years old, and it comes on the back of another milestone — $100 million has been pledged on the Kickstarter platform.

Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickland and Fred Benenson penned a blog post earlier today to commemorate the dual accomplishment. Far from the self-congratulatory back patting you might expect, the post provides an interesting portrait of the state of crowdfunding: who's contributing; how much money they give; do they come back?

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Jeff HoweOct 11, 2011 09:29 pm GMT3303 views
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With Eric Schmidt as backer, HealthTap raises $11.5M for mobile patient-doctor Q&A network
document Tools

HealthTap will use the money to accelerate growth, recruit talent, and engage more physicians and patients in its online HealthTap community.

Samuel BennettDec 07, 2011 01:40 am GMT1452 views
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With Eric Schmidt as backer, HealthTap raises $11.5M for mobile patient-doctor Q&A network
How To Attract Backers To Your Crowdfunding Campaign by Etta Devine & Gabriel Diani
video Crowdfunding

Filmmakers / Actors Etta Devine and Gabriel Diani (The Selling) agree that most people think crowdfunding is going to be easy. That by simply launching your campaign, backers from all over the...

April SchmidtAug 07, 2012 02:02 am GMT1176 views
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How To Attract Backers To Your Crowdfunding Campaign by Etta Devine & Gabriel Diani
Backers: A Crowdfunder's Most Valuable Asset
Crowdfunding

Outgrow.me's Sam Fellig explains how crowdfunding is different from simply pre-ordering a product, and why backers are a crowdfunding campaign manager's most valuable asset. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 17, 2013 08:48 pm GMT3384 views
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Attracting backers by price discrimination
question Crowdfunding

Is there some data available on how prices change between the crowdfunding campaign and when the product/service hits the market? Do entrepreneurs consciously use that opportunity of a lower...

Sebastian DehlingAug 30, 2013 02:52 pm GMT753 views
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Attracting backers by price discrimination
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