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Should Entrepreneurs Seek Crowdfunding?

Should Entrepreneurs Seek Crowdfunding?

By Chris Crum April 27, 2015

A lot of entrepreneurs in todays landscape must decide whether or not to go the crowdfunding route. If you ask multi-billionaire Richard Branson, you’re probably best off at least considering it. Branson has been an investor in popular crowdfunding platform …

Reddit Launches ‘Redditmade’ Crowdfunding Beta Reddit Launches ‘Redditmade’ Crowdfunding Beta

Reddit announced a new crowdfunding project called redditmade, which is now in open beta. The company says it hopes the endeavor will lead to stronger subreddit communities, and allow redditors to better collaborate and support one another. Reddit says, “redditmade …

Kickstarter Opens Up in Scandinavia, Ireland Kickstarter Opens Up in Scandinavia, Ireland

Kickstarter has just opened up projects in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Ireland – so if you’re a creator in one of those countries you can launch your kickstarter right now. “People in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Ireland are some of …

Star Trek Town in Canada Crowdfunds Building Functional, Full-Size Enterprise

In the Canadian Badlands, in the province of Alberta, there is a little town called Vulcan. The folks in Vulcan take the responsibility inherent in their name seriously. Every year, they host a mid-summer Star Trek celebration and festival called …

Indiegogo’s iOS App Goes Global, Android App on the Way Indiegogo’s iOS App Goes Global, Android App on the Way

Crowdfunding company Indiegogo has just joined the ranks of those with a native iOS app, launching the new version Thursday morning. The app was first launched about a month ago in Canada only – but with today’s worldwide launch, we …

Elon Musk Gives $1M to Nikola Tesla Museum Elon Musk Gives $1M to Nikola Tesla Museum

In 2012, popular internet comic Matthew Inman, better known as The Oatmeal, published his most-viral comic to date – an ode to Nikola Tesla, who he called “the greatest geek who ever lived.” In it, he argued that the only …

Kickstarter Tosses Rules, Human Review for Some New Projects Kickstarter Tosses Rules, Human Review for Some New Projects

Here’s the thing about some people–they’re shits. Here’s the thing about the internet–some of those people use it. Here’s the the about Kickstarter (or any other crowdfunding site for that matter)–it’s the internet asking you for money. Kickstarter, although it’s …

Video Explains Why John McAfee Is ‘The Real Most Interesting Man In The World’ Video Explains Why John McAfee Is ‘The Real Most Interesting Man In The World’

John McAfee has a new video out. It’s a parody of the Dos Equis “The Most Interesting Man in the World” campaign in which McAfee is “The REAL Most Interesting Man in the World”. It’s an ad for crowdfunding company …

Heavy Duty 3D Printer Takes To Kickstarter Heavy Duty 3D Printer Takes To Kickstarter

Crowdfunding is arguably the best thing to happen to 3D printing in years. Instead of just having a number of big manufacturers making all the 3D printers, we now have an explosion of open source and inexpensive printers hitting the …

Genius Asks Kickstarter for $8 Burrito, Gets Hundreds of Dollars
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Good use of popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter–or best use of popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter? Screw getting a movie made or funding a cool new 3D printer. Kickstarter was made for supporting man’s quest to experience a Chipotle burrito in as …

Run Crowdfunding Campaigns On Your Web Site With Indiegogo Outpost Run Crowdfunding Campaigns On Your Web Site With Indiegogo Outpost

When one thinks of crowdfunding, they usually think of Kickstarter first. After all, a lot of successful projects get funded through the Web site. That may be a problem though. Would a campaign get more backers if the company or …

This Anarchist Wants To Use Bitcoin to Crowdfund Assassins This Anarchist Wants To Use Bitcoin to Crowdfund Assassins
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Forbes author Andy Greenberg wrote today about an encrypted email he received from a person who called themselves Kuwabatake Sanjuro. Sanjuro claimed to have designed a Deepweb site called the Assassination Market, which apparently has the capability to “crowdfund” political …

Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian Talks Open Internet with Stephen Colbert Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian Talks Open Internet with Stephen Colbert
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Last night, Stephen Colbert’s guest on The Colbert Report was reddit co-founder and open internet advocate Alexis Ohanian. Ohanian is promoting his new book, Without Their Permission, where he explores “the future of the internet for fun, profit, and the …

Strangers Help Bisexual GA Teen After His Parents Kicked Him Out
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After a Georgia man learned of parents disowning a teen in his area because they found out he is bisexual, the man started a campaign on GoFundMe.org to raise money for the teen. Since the campaign’s October 22 start date, …

Kickstarter Australia and New Zealand Goes Live for Project Building Kickstarter Australia and New Zealand Goes Live for Project Building

Last month, Kickstarter announced that they would soon open up to projects based in Australia and New Zealand – but didn’t give an exact timeframe for the launch. Wonder no more, today the company says that people in those regions …

This Site Offers Real-Time Predictions on the Success of Kickstarter Projects This Site Offers Real-Time Predictions on the Success of Kickstarter Projects

Wondering whether it’s worth your time to pledge your hard-earned cash toward a particular Kickstarter campaign? Maybe this will help. The site’s called Sidekick, and it “shows real-time predictions of the success of Kickstarter campaigns.” You can sort projects by …

Kickstarter Sees Over $3M in Pledges in First Month in Canada Kickstarter Sees Over $3M in Pledges in First Month in Canada

It’s been exactly a month since Kickstarter allowed Canadian creators to launch their projects, and today the crowdfunding site is sharing some stats from a pretty busy first month. According to Kickstarter, creators launched 301 projects in the past 30 …