2,616 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
Only 13 percent of respondents said they found out about a sharing economy service via social network. More findingds from the report after the jump.
We discuss the internet sensation that is Twitch Plays Pokemon -- a crowdsourced effort to beat the popular RPG.
We recently got in touch with Jacob Westerlund, founder of the newly-launched Swedish innovation platform Crowding, who answered a few questions about his platform. Check his answers after the jump.
In February 2011, Crowdcube opened its doors and began to allow UK businesses to raise capital from the crowd. Three years on, the company is one of the leading equity crowdfunding platforms in the world.
Kiva, a leader in the microlending space, announced this week a partnership with Vittana, a lending platform for students in developing nations.
To get an understanding of the new equity crowdfunding regulations in France, we spoke with Joachim Dupont, cofounder and CEO of the platform Anaxago. Dupont walked us through the new regulations, providing an overview of the key points.
We discuss the CrowdtiltOpen software, which launched to the public today. Bonus: check out a sample campaign our Anton Root created in minutes!
Not sure what crowdfunding is all about? Check out this helpful infographic, which shows some of crowdfunding's top success stories, and how JOBS Act regulation affects startup financing.
We take a look at one startup that was able to crowdsource feedback via the Reddit community.
Kickstarter, the Brooklyn-based crowdfunding platform, issued a statement on Saturday afternoon alerting its users of a security breach the site was alerted to earlier in the week. The company says no credit card information was accessed by the hackers, though two Kickstarter users reported unauthorized activity; the platform says it’s working closely with these two customers.
To commemorate the milestone, Zooniverse released a map showing where the volunteers come from. Given that the platform offers English, German, and Polish language options, it makes sense that Europe is a big source of volunteers, as is North America.
Most companies, apps, and enterprise software we write about here at Crowdsourcing.org are about bringing the crowd together and harnessing the power of the collective. So when we saw a company looking to break crowds apart, instead of uniting them, we became intrigued.
Wellspring, an enterprise software company that has built an open innovation offering, announced yesterday that it has raised $5 million from VC firm MK Capital.
CircleUp, an equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors, has partnered with Virgin America. The airline will make use of wisdom of the crowds to find new snacks and drinks to serve aboard its flights.
Check out this infographic, created by reward- and equity-based platform Fundable, which shows the potential numbers crowdfunding may hit in 2014.
Back at the end of last year, Chaordix, a crowdsourced brand and product innovation firm, announced the 2.0 release of its Crowd Intelligence platform. To find out what the changes mean for the company going forward and what innovations were made, we reached out by email to CTO Gary Schultz. His responses after the jump.
We take a look at two similar reports put out by consulting firms Accenture and Deloitte, which highlight enterprise crowdsourcing as a key trend for 2014.
Given the industry’s only recent ascendance into the limelight, it’s hardly surprising that those in the crowdfunding field are largely a disjointed bunch. Sure, you’ll find familiar faces on the conference circuit; but many of those who are involved in the industry can sometimes find themselves feeling isolated.