2,800 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
In this edition: SketchFactor shows one of the downsides of crowdsourcing; enterprises increasingly turning to crowdsourcing and crowdfunding; protecting your property when making use of the sharing economy; crowdfunding real estate; and more.
Owen Andrew, a journalist with a background in ecommerce, writes in to discuss how crowdsourcing can aid the ecommerce efforts of large and small businesses alike.
In this Crowd Coffee: GroundFloor gets $1 million in seed funding; North Carolina equity crowdfunding bill dead for now; crowdsourcing competitions and trolls; NineSigma puts out white paper on open innovation and sports; and more.
In this Crowd Coffee: three teens make an app to offer feedback on police units; Reddit asks journalists to seek permission when writing about original content; equity crowdfunding law not dead yet in North Carolina; and more.
In this end-of-week edition of Crowd Coffee: women more likely to get Kickstarter funding than men; Samsung acquires SmartThings, a Kickstarter grad; Berlin blocks Uber; and more.
Paul Phelps, co-founder and vice president of culturebooster, a crowdfunding platform for educational purposes, writes in to discuss the benefits of running a crowdfunding campaign, and how it can help students learn the skills needed to succeed in the workplace.
In this edition of Crowd Coffee: JOBS Act filings show confused fund managers; Local Lift wants to help local businesses with their crowdfunding goals; PonoMusic crowdfunding for equity following Kickstarter campaign; how crowdsourcing affects Amazon delivery; and more.
In this Crowd Coffee: SEC likely to increase threshold for accredited investor; ten lessons to learn from Kickstarter's finest; innovating, with the help of the crowd; America's safety net and the 'gig economy'; and more.
In this edition: crowdsourcing food prices in Africa to detect inflation; cops ask the crowd to submit footage of Kevin Ward's death; crowdfunding's big projects attractive to VCs; proposed rules would open equity crowdfunding in DC; the sharing economy in the UK; and more.
Clare Sidebottom of Britain’s Next Bestseller, a crowdfunding and pre-selling platform that lets authors put their manuscripts online, discusses when crowdfunding is right for your project — and when it isn't.
In this Crowd Coffee: crowdsourcing, open data, and sharing economy helpful during disasters; The Who crowdsourcing video, photos, doodads from the crowd; equity crowdfunding in New Zealand; students crowdfunding tuition; and more.
In this Crowd Coffee: Tilt pairs with ESPN to help fantasy football leagues collect dues; Kickstarter game gets additional funding, cancels campaign; five reasons to crowdsource your design; and more.
In this edition: crowdfunding fills the gap in private finance; 12 of the strangest successful Kickstarter campaigns; crowdsourced dieting apps; selling parking spaces in the UK via JustPark; Salem shuts down Uber; and more.
Steve Wood, managing director at Boom Ideanet, looks at how crowdsourcing and online freelancer marketplaces are changing the employment landscape, and laments the lack of data about the phenomenon.
In this Crowd Coffee: SEC issues alert on unregistered securities; FCA releases social media guidelines; crowdsourcing medical mysteries; Lionbridge reports record $130.5M revenue in Q2; sharing economy for pets; and more.
In this edition: crowdsource your Cabernet Sauvignon; The Game is crowdsourcing an album cover; scientists crowdfunding research in Australia; Potato Salad campaign closes; and more.
In this Friday edition: Iceland's crowdsourced constitution didn't pan out; crowdsourcing the topic of discussion at HBS; Indiegogo app comes to iPhones outside of Canada; three sharing economy principles that work; and more.