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Crowd Funding – the Future Face
blog Crowdfunding

A recent article in CrowdFundBeat by Paul Niederer of ASSOB took a look of what crowd funding might be like by 2020, both from an investment and pledge-model perspective. As with any good...

Andy TompkinsMar 19, 2014 03:39 am GMT961 views
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Crowd Funding – the Future Face
Crowd Funding – The Ingredients of the Perfect Campaign
blog Crowdfunding

Whether it is an equity crowd funding campaign or the pledge model, the core ingredients that make for a successful campaign are rather similar. A good story told well, good rewards (or attractive...

Andy TompkinsMar 12, 2014 04:54 am GMT1071 views
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Crowd Funding – The Ingredients of the Perfect Campaign
Crowd Funding – Keeping Investment, Equity, and IP On Shore
blog Crowdfunding

By virtue of the fact that governments exist to protect their own, investment in high risk start ups often comes from foreign shores, where investors are not protected by the laws of the land from...

Andy TompkinsFeb 26, 2014 10:18 am GMT782 views
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Crowd Funding – Keeping Investment, Equity, and IP On Shore
Crowd Funding – Free Campaigns in the True Essence of Community
blog Crowdfunding

Crowd funding, in its purest form, is all about collaborative efforts of communities to support the efforts initiated by others. The entire premise has been built on the sense of coming together...

Andy TompkinsFeb 17, 2014 11:48 am GMT816 views
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Crowd Funding – Free Campaigns in the True Essence of Community
Crowd Funding – Removing Risk from Starting Your Own Platform
blog Crowdfunding

The growth of crowd funding has attracted many, keen to jump in and make a quick buck. They see the attraction of the mega-bucks being raised by the industry as an allure to make some easy money....

Andy TompkinsFeb 10, 2014 05:08 am GMT640 views
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Crowd Funding – Removing Risk from Starting Your Own Platform
Crowd Funding – The Pathway from $1 to $1mil
blog Crowdfunding

Whilst there have been some great successes in the world of crowd funding, the pledge model works best for those seeking up to $30,000. This is wonderful to kickstart an idea, but in many cases...

Andy TompkinsFeb 05, 2014 04:55 am GMT662 views
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Crowd Funding – The Pathway from $1 to $1mil
Crowd Funding – Lessons Learned in 8 Years of Equity Crowd Funding
blog Crowdfunding

As the equity crowd funding fraternity prepares to enter the starting blocks or (at best) begins emerging from them, there is one organisation which has years of experience under its belt, and...

Andy TompkinsJan 28, 2014 08:29 am GMT654 views
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Crowd Funding – Lessons Learned in 8 Years of Equity Crowd Funding
Crowd funding – Friends Helping Friends
blog Crowdfunding

The breadth of possibility for crowd funding is widely recognised. Globally, commercial ventures have come to life due to entrepreneurs reaching out to the crowd who reciprocate, motivated by a...

Andy TompkinsJan 15, 2014 07:15 am GMT576 views
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Crowd funding – Friends Helping Friends
Crowd Funding – Money For Your New Year’s Aspirations
blog Crowdfunding

The start of a New Year. For many, this means new resolutions to lose weight or quit some vices that are no good for you. For many others, a new year heralds a brave new world, and the chance to...

Andy TompkinsJan 08, 2014 09:56 am GMT567 views
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Crowd Funding – Money For Your New Year’s Aspirations
Crowd Funding – The Campaign They Call “Christmas”
blog Crowdfunding

Santa needs a new sled. And with less sleeps to Christmas than you have fingers or toes, he needs the help of the crowd to get into the Christmas spirit and support him in his initiatives. This...

Andy TompkinsDec 16, 2013 11:43 am GMT553 views
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Crowd Funding – The Campaign They Call “Christmas”
Crowd Funding – For the Love of Beer
blog Crowdfunding

Many credit the development of equity crowd funding to beer. It wasn’t that some guys had consumed too much and came up with an alcohol-induced idea to raise funds in a way that had never been done...

Andy TompkinsDec 11, 2013 07:00 am GMT703 views
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Crowd Funding – For the Love of Beer
Crowd Funding – Starting from Scratch with CSEF
blog Crowdfunding

Imagine you could create something, from the very beginning, limited only by your imagination, but with the benefit of the learnings from experts and their experience from around the world. You...

Andy TompkinsDec 04, 2013 11:45 am GMT734 views
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Crowd Funding – Starting from Scratch with CSEF
Crowd Funding – Underwriting the MOQ
blog Crowdfunding

With business start-ups or small business transformations, there is always a considerable amount of risk associated with taking the leap of faith with initial stocks or committing to an event...

Andy TompkinsNov 27, 2013 10:42 am GMT932 views
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Crowd Funding – Underwriting the MOQ
Crowd Funding – The Perfect Fit for Start-ups
blog Crowdfunding

Tradition has been thrown out the door. Innovators used to have to build products and prototypes to take to the world. The old adage of “build it and they will come” is no longer supported by new...

Andy TompkinsNov 19, 2013 11:07 am GMT727 views
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Crowd Funding – The Perfect Fit for Start-ups
Crowd Funding – Making it OK to Ask
blog Crowdfunding

The figures are out, at least for Australia, but there is no evidence to the contrary that the rest of the world is any different. Currently, only 24% of start-ups seek external funding from any...

Andy TompkinsNov 10, 2013 12:37 pm GMT746 views
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Crowd Funding – Making it OK to Ask
Crowd Funding – Fixing Broken Economies
blog Crowdfunding

The GFC saw the tide go out for many economies globally, exposing not only those who had been swimming naked, but dangers that were not evident in more buoyant times. Budgets that had previously...

Andy TompkinsNov 06, 2013 09:59 am GMT980 views
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Crowd Funding – Fixing Broken Economies
Crowd Funding – Understanding the Roles of the Project Creator and the Platform.
blog Crowdfunding

Crowd funding is work – teamwork. As with any great team, it is essential that the team understand each others’ role so that they do not miss any crucial activities that may impact on achieving the...

Andy TompkinsOct 29, 2013 06:10 am GMT803 views
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Crowd Funding – Understanding the Roles of the Project Creator and the Platform.
Crowd Funding – The Importance of a Rolling Start
blog Crowdfunding

For so many years, the Indy cars have had it right. Don’t sit on the grid waiting for the race to start and then madly accelerate – Start your engines early and get moving well before the race...

Andy TompkinsOct 23, 2013 06:25 am GMT779 views
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Crowd Funding – The Importance of a Rolling Start
Crowd Funding – Mitigating Risk
blog Crowdfunding

Transactions anywhere in the commercial world carry risk. People have to be savvy to the integrity of the vendor or provider at point of sale, as well as considering the ability to provide timely...

Andy TompkinsOct 15, 2013 08:58 am GMT795 views
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Crowd Funding – Mitigating Risk
Crowd Funding – Delivering Relief, Joy and Assistance at Christmas
blog Crowdfunding

Christmas is a time of great joy, celebration, and peaceful relaxation with family and friends. But also, for many, it is a time when those who have little feel most alone, and most in need. With a...

Andy TompkinsOct 09, 2013 03:46 am GMT630 views
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Crowd Funding – Delivering Relief, Joy and Assistance at Christmas
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