Tagged: rewards

Singapore-based Crowdtivate Launches With 11 Projects

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StarHub’s Crowdtivate, a new crowdfunding platform based out of Singapore, has officially launched with 11 projects that are from across Asia – from assistive tech products to mechanical smart watch. The platform also offers mentorship and consulting to help aspiring entrepreneurs design an effective crowdfunding campaign for their products/services. The platform was first announced as… Read More

GreedyGiver Launches Perk Marketplace for Crowdfunding Campaigns

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Canadian-based crowdfunding platform GreedyGiver has launched a new program called the Perk Marketplace. It is estimated that 70% of all crowdfunding campaigns fail to reach their target goal due to a variety of reasons such as the inability to tell a compelling story or lack or reach. But one of the biggest reasons they fail is due… Read More

Indiegogo’s Anastasia Emmanuel Shares Details About “Go Crowdfund Britain”

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Over the past few weeks, Indiegogo UK has been on-the-go thanks to its Go Crowdfund Britain campaign. As previously reported, this new initiative was launched on June 23rd and is seeking to raise a million pounds to get Britain’s best ideas, coolest inventions, brightest young businesses and the most creative music, fashion and arts projects crowdfunded on… Read More

Kickstarter Continues To Get Flak For “Censoring” Pro-Life Projects, But Is It Warranted?

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Kickstarter made headlines recently for what boils down to a disagreement between Kickstarter’s in-house curators and filmmakers producing a documentary about Dr. Kermit Gosnell. For those seeking more details, we broke down the situation in an earlier article. Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler has since rebutted the claims, explaining that the film wasn’t rejected. Now a… Read More

The Oculus-Facebook Buyout: The Best Ad For Equity Crowdfunding Ever

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I have written about the misconception by some members of the general public that equity crowdfunding and rewards-based crowdfunding are the same thing.  Many people are misinformed and do not understand that Title III of the JOBS Act has nothing to do with rewards-based crowdfunding. If you don’t believe me, read some of the comments… Read More

The Media Is Missing The Point On Crowdfunding, Indiegogo And The HealBe “Scampaign”

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At this point, I’ll skip the process of reiterating HealBe’s disaster of an Indiegogo campaign in any detail. In short, HealBe launched a campaign for a device called the GoBe that promised to count calories burned during a workout by measuring glucose levels in the bloodstream. It may not even be possible. That’s just one of… Read More

Project Creators In The Netherlands Can Begin Building Their Kickstarter Campaigns Today

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Back in February it became known that Kickstarter would begin operating in the Netherlands as part of the platform’s continued effort to globalize in a measured and strategic way. Today Kickstarter has announced that project creators in the Netherlands can officially begin creating their projects today. The official go-live date for Dutch projects is April… Read More

Growing Pains as Global Crowdfunding Comes of Age

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It’s growing up fast. As crowdfunding hits what I suppose you might call it’s second official birthday on 5th April – Global Crowdfunding Day (#GlobalCFDay) – it may have a dose of the “terrible twos.” It’s certainly disruptive enough. It’s not toddling but racing away. Now it’s “into everything,” despite cynicism in some quarters and some… Read More

Dragon Innovation To Launch Two New Features For Hardware-Related Crowdfunding Startups

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Dragon Innovation is a niche crowdfunding play aimed directly at servicing the funding needs of hardware-related startups. The platform has now announced two new upcoming features; one aims to place a Dragon Innovation seal of approval on internally vetted campaigns, and the other follows a strategy similar to those undertaken by other crowdfunding platforms. Dragon… Read More

Kickstarter Publishes First In Series Of New Quarterly Reports

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Kickstarter already has a pretty robust statistics page, but as you may know they also release a yearly statistics report that usually garners quite a bit of attention. In an effort to build upon this response, the Brooklyn-based startup has published their first quarterly report. Of course, a quarterly report wouldn’t be complete without a… Read More

OurCrowd Infographic: Equity Crowdfunding In 2014 & Beyond

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How big is the crowdfunding market expected to be in 2014? How much of the crowdfunding market is made up of equity-based funding? How many jobs does crowdfunding create? Equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd released the following infographic that aims to answer these questions and more. Check out the 2014 equity crowdfunding report below for all… Read More

Watch: Bloomberg’s “Market Makers” Talk Equity Crowdfunding, Oculus Acquisition

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It seems everyone has an opinion on Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR and what it means for crowdfunding. That was the topic of conversation on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.” Yesterday the program hosted New York University Stern School of Business Professor Anindya Ghose and a discussion on the fallout from the acquisition. Related: NYU Stern… Read More

Oculus Didn’t Respect The Process And It May Cost Them Their Early Adopters: Three Lessons

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So did you hear that Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion? It’s the story that the entire tech world was talking about, and for good reason. Oculus is a clear leader in the world of virtual reality hardware. It’s one of the poster children for the ever-growing crowdfunding industry, a grassroots story that had… Read More

Watch: TED, Skype Host Epic Roundtable On Creative Crowdfunding & Kickstarter

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Meet Frank Bell. The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter is trying to blaze a path to success, and for artists like Bell that path increasingly includes crowdfunding. As part of a joint effort between TED and Skype, Bell recently had the chance to ask questions of a panel of creative crowdfunding experts. In the video below, TED Ideas… Read More

Australian Job Board CareerOne To Offer Crowdfunding Via Partnership

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Australian employment website CareerOne has announced their intention to launch a crowdfunding platform sometime this year, but they won’t go it alone. CareerOne CEO Karen Lawson told Business Insider Australia that the platform is looking to team with an existing rewards-based crowdfunding site. Her comments allude to what the play may shape up to look like…. Read More

Star Citizen Hits Milestone, Backer Total Creeping Up On The Population Of A US State

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Wow. $40,000,000+ in crowdfunding cash from 400,000+ backers for Star Citizen. To put that in perspective, the 2010 census placed the population of Wyoming – the smallest state by population – at somewhere around 560,000 people. At what point should Star Citizen get a couple of Senators and a handful of Representatives? OK, I jest… but to put… Read More

Crowdfunding Site Vision Launch Teams With CrowdfundBuzz For Campaign PR

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We first reported on the impending launch of crowdfunding platform Vision Launch in February. The company is planning a launch for sometime this month. Now Vision Launch has announced a partnership with crowdfunding campaign PR service CrowdfundBuzz that will pair newbie crowdfunders with the CrowdfundBuzz team in an effort to amplify their outreach efforts. The… Read More

Soap Home Automation Router’s Kickstarter Campaign Met With Scam Allegations

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The above comment sums up the general tenor surrounding a currently-running Kickstarter campaign for the Soap home automation router. The device’s campaign promises to deliver an Android-based home automation unit that allows the user to control all of his or her at-home digital devices. The proposal was enticing enough to secure just over $120,000 in… Read More

Not Enough Demand For Ouya Hardware Despite Their Huge Crowdfunding Campaign

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  Ouya has announced plans to drop their hardware-focused approach to become a software-only platform for Android games. Prognosticators once bullish on the subject of indie gaming consoles are suddenly cooling off. Although I don’t agree with the sudden change of heart, there are lessons to be gleaned from this development. In an interview with The… Read More

Kickstarter Campaign Results In Embezzlement Allegations, Backers To Be Refunded

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In late September of 2013 a group of gaming enthusiasts launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring a gaming and comic book convention to the South Bend, Indiana area. It was to be called River-Con. The group was able to raise $4,000 on a goal of just $2,000… not an earth-shattering raise by any stretch, but… Read More