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Sarah Timms, founder and CEO of LoveAnimals.org, a recently-launched crowdfunding platform for animal welfare and wildlife conservation, writes in to explain how to make crowdfunding appealing to non-tech companies and organizations.
InvestedIn CEO Alon Goren says Google's investment in the crowdfinance platform is a key milestone.
We like to keep tabs on what our sister research and advisory arm, massolution, is up to and this week CEO and Founder Carl Esposti is in Florida for the Sourcing Interests Group Global Sourcing Summit where he'll be talking crowdtesting with passbrains.
In this guest post, The Private Capital Market's Thomas Vass uses evolutionary economic theory to explain why the SEC hasn't yet issued rules around equity crowdfunding.
Dori Albert, Enterprise Crowdsourcing Practice Manager at Lionbridge, and massolution / Crowdsourcing.org's Carl Esposti recently presented this in-depth webinar, and you can watch the replay here.
In this full half-hour version of the Crowded Room podcast, Episode 22, Eric Blattberg and Anton Root cover all the week's headlines and have a conversation about crowdfunding films today with two special guests, Karen Worden and David Branin of FilmCourage.
Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games writes in with some excellent tips on how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Crowdtesting leader passbrains recently engaged the research and advisory firm massolution to explore the possibilities of using a crowd to test software for large enterprises. We feature some findings from the report.
Today we came across what should be considered a classic open innovation viral video, if there is such a thing. This great and informative clip gives one of the most comprehensive and easy-to-digest primers on open innovation and co-creation that we've seen, with highlights from all sorts of successful projects around the world.
Just a few weeks after the release of 2013CF, the phones began ringing again with requests from media looking for insight into the crowdfunding landscape and this powerful new force that is changing the nature of our relationships, not just with capital and cash, but with each other.
Watch this free, hour-long dive into the world of managed crowdtesting with help from passbrains, massolution, and Sourcing Interests Group. Also, don't forget to grab the white paper.
To learn more about the report and what went into creating it, plan to attend a live video chat via a Google+ Hangout On the Air. The event will be streamed live on Google+ in the Hangout, on Crowdsourcing.org, and on our YouTube channel.
Lionbridge's Dori Albert talks about the emergence of Enterprise Crowdsourcing in this guest post. To learn more, you can also register for a webinar with Albert, Crowdsourcing.org's Carl Esposti and Dawn Evans, CEO of Sourcing Interests Group, titled “Enterprise Crowdsourcing: Changing the Way Work Gets Done” on April 17 at 2 p.m. EST.
Next week begins with the first ever "Crowdfunding Day" in Amsterdam, the second in a series of global one-day summits leading up to Crowdsourcing Week in Singapore in June. Gijsbert Koren, co-founder of Douw&Koren and the main organizer of the Amsterdam summit answered a few questions for Crowdsourcing.org in advance of the event.
Thomas Vass, owner and manager of The Private Capital Market, a fee-based subscription crowdfunding site, writes in to discuss Wassily Leontief's economic theories in the context of the crowdfunding ecosystem.
This report sets a new standard for comprehensive, reality-based assessment of the crowdfunding industry, based on data gathered from 308 funding platforms worldwide and analysis from massolution's industry-leading brain trust. Like the widely-cited 2012 report, it digs deep and does the math to show who is crowdfunding what, where, how, and when - and what will happen next. But unlike its predecessor, this report also includes three original research chapters by top academics in the field: an analysis of crowdfunding dynamics and how it can be applied to generate viral “third-level acceleration” from the differing motivations of strong-tie vs weak-tie friends; a detailed, 15-country overview of the legal frameworks that surround crowdfunding worldwide, including relevant laws, government agencies, and possible reforms; and an analysis of direct crowdfunding, which questions the very need for platforms for non-investment funding models.
In addition to providing a practical, quantitative understanding of crowdfunding today and a high level synthesis of how its recent innovations will play out in the future, this report also includes surprising insights that can only come out of detailed research. For example, you'll learn which crowdfunding model (donation, reward, lending, equity, or royalty) has had a much better record of reaching its funding goals than all the others, how social vs. environmental raises differ widely, and how the financing of crowdfunding platform startups does not reflect the crowdfunding models they support.
Jan Kasprzycki-Rosikon, Managing Director at MillionYou and the main organizer of the Warsaw Global one-day Crowdsourcing Summit answered a few questions for Crowdsourcing.org in advance of the event.
On Monday, our sister firm massolution released 2013CF: The Crowdfunding Industry Report, which found an 81 percent increase between 2011 and 2012 in the amount raised globally through crowdfunding and predicts an even larger increase for 2013.
By noon, international media outlets were spreading the word far and wide.
Over a million crowdfunding campaigns raised $2.7 billion in 2012, and the market is expected to nearly double again this year, according to a comprehensive global crowdfunding industry report released today by massolution.