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In this end-of-week edition: anxiety building up as crowdfunding rules have yet to be released; a new rockstar crowdfunding campaign emerges; crowdfunding an adoption on GoFundMe; why organizations make use of open innovation; and more.
In this Crowd Coffee: more information on the fraudulent GoFundMe campaign; Bitreserve looking to raise $10 million via crowdfunding; creating more effective crowdfunding pitch videos; crowdsourcing online info on nearly everything; and more.
Nate Nead, principal at Crowdfundraiser.com, writes in to discuss the differences between rewards- and equity-based crowdfunding, and the advantages and disadvantages of both.
In this Crowd Coffee: 1Dollar1Home partners with Stripe; Patreon paying out $1m/month to creators; catching up with Kickstarter success Formlabs; the sharing economy for hospitals; and more.
Asad Khan, founder and CEO of creative crowdsourcing platform CopyShoppy, writes in to address (what he sees as) myths around creative crowdsourcing, and offers an alternative interpretation.
In this edition: fraudster sets up a crowdfunding campaign for a person in need, and disappears with the cash; crowdfunding Gaza's sole start-up accelerator; Olive Garden crowdsourcing its menu; and more.
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?"
In this edition: a shameful crowdfunding platform in the deep web; looking at some of Kickstarter's biggest failures; F1 crowdfunding story takes a weird turn; crowdsourcing governance in the Philippines; is the sharing economy really about sharing; and more.
In this end of week Crowd Coffee: USPTO looks at crowdsourcing prior art; NASA crowdsourcing ideas, yet again; KLM partners with Airbnb for a jet hotel; Peerby taking off in the Netherlands; crowdfunding starting to snowball, Realty Mogul says; and more.
In this Crowd Coffee: a feature on Tilt; 7 things to consider before equity crowdfunding; fighting crime through crowdsourcing; America Heart Association's open innovation contest finalists announced; and more.
In this edition: crowdsourcing ideas to curtail the Ebola outbreak; a Dutch band is crowdsourcing sex tapes; sharing economy hurting bed and breakfasts; Peers relaunches with a new purpose; equity crowdfunding push in Minnesota; and more.
In this Crowd Coffee: crowdfunding opens up investment doors; why musicians are turning to crowdfunding; F1 team getting crowdfunded, league boss calls it a PR 'disaster'; crowdsourcing wine flavors; sharing economy for home-cooked meals; and more.
Regular contributor Thomas Vass, the owner and manager of The Private Capital Market, a fee-based subscription crowdfunding site, writes in to discuss Folio's Private Placement Platform, and the effects it can have on the crowdfunding industry. Update: Vass spoke with Folio's Blaine McLaughlin on a recent episode of his weekly radio show Cape Fear Capital Connections; listen to their conversation after the jump.
In this Crowd Coffee: Harvard's crowdsourced astronomy project; why crowdsourced data may not be trustworthy -- yet; how crowdsourcing revealed cracks in the Red Cross to light; four crowdfunding tips; can insurers capitalize on the sharing economy; and more.
There's much excitement about real estate crowdfunding these days, and for good reason: real estate is an intriguing investment opportunity. Accordingly, many crowdfunding platforms have popped up to help individuals invest their cash into real estate. Scott Picken, founder and CEO of Wealth Migrate, writes in to explain why he believes most of the newcomers will not survive in the long term.
In this Crowd Coffee: CiCi's crowdsources pizza menu; WeGoLook launches delivery service; why equity crowdfunding is good for Australia; Meetup gets into crowdfunding; Agorize, a crowdsourcing and open innovation firm, raises $2.6 million; and much more.
In this mid-week Crowd Coffee: six ways to get your project to your backers; real estate crowdfunding's biggest projects; a crowdsourced art startup auctions off shares at an auction in Italy; sharing economy for farmers; and more.
In this edition: crowdfunding global health; new research looks at who may back your Kickstarter campaign; Prosper lends $1 billion in six months; crowdsourcing progression of neurodegenerative disease; sharing economy platform launches for ponies; innovation in Russia; and more.
In this edition: why US states are writing equity crowdfunding laws; the case against equity crowdfunding in Australia; the business of crowdsourced design; crowdsourcing translation with Lionbridge; and more.
In this end-of-week edition: Seedrs coming to the US; Dropkicker interview; how to get the media to write about your crowdfunding campaign; Starbucks crowdsourcing its delivery service?; crowdsourced design platform gets a major cash infusion; and more.