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Five Lessons from Crowdfunding 1.0

February 10, 2013 by Juan Martinez

Successful crowdfunding campaigns establish strong emotional connections with donors. People want to feel connected—and crowdfunding is a strong demonstration of that, where communities form to support campaigns that advance their shared beliefs, goals, and aspirations.[read more]

Crowdfunding Stories from Across the Web

December 28, 2012 by Juan Martinez

The concept of crowdfunding has exploded in recent years with platforms such as Kickstarter, GoFundMe and IndieGogo. We've complied four interesting articles about crowdfunding, accidental entrepreneurs, and startup trends for 2013 to keep you in the know![read more]

How Savvy Small Businesses Use Crowdfunding

December 20, 2012 by Geri Stengel

Women-owned businesses start life with significantly less capital than those owned by men. How can a business grow if it starts life undernourished? The good news is there’s an alternative to loans, and angel and venture capital financing: crowdfunding.[read more]

Crowdfunding Stories From Across the Web

December 12, 2012 by Juan Martinez

Crowfunding is a hot topic, so to keep you apprised on the latest news, we’ve handpicked a few of the crowdfunding stories in the news this week.[read more]

Peer-To-Peer Lending Keeps Growing

May 4, 2012 by Christine Rare

Being a method for financing big projects and undertakings, crowdfunding is all the rage nowadays, especially in artistic sphere. Peer-to-peer lending opens the opportunity for the borrowers to obtain loans straight from other people bypassing the banks.[read more]

Insights and Real-Life Case Studies in Effective Crowdfunding for Change

March 14, 2012 by Ross Dawson

This evening I spoke at the Crowdfunding for Change event run by Avis Mulhall‘s Think Act Change. The event kicked off with a presentations by Adam Chapnick, head of business development at seminal creative crowdfunding platform IndieGogo, and award-winning film director Gillian Leahy, followed by a panel consisting of myself together with Alan Crabbe, co-founder of leading Australian crowdfunding site Pozible, and Ryan Wardell, founder of ProjectPowerUp.[read more]


The Revolution in Venture Funding

February 21, 2012 by Kelsey Arnold

Join us March 7th at 3pm ET to learn innovative ways to find funding, including crowd funding, private investment, Internet-based campaigns, and traditional venture capital. The social web is drastically changing the way young companies get noticed, monetized, and begin to grow, and we'll show you how to participate.[read more]

Proposal for a New Crowdfunding Model: Betting to Win

November 2, 2011 by Ross Dawson

The other day I caught up for a coffee with Ryan Wardell, the founder of Project Powerup, a crowdfunding site focused on startups...[read more]

Crowd Funding and Small Business

January 21, 2008 by Steve King

PSFK has an interesting post about a start-up clothing company called nvohk (invoke) that claims to be (from their press release) "the first community-managed, eco-friendly, surf-inspired clothing company." nvohk is looking for 20,000 to 40,000 members to contribute $50 each to the company.  nvohk calls this "crowdfunding" in their...[read more]