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Crowdfunding Mailbox: tabtag, TurtleCell & Unseen Africa

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After a busy week hearing all about the future of wearable tech at Glazed, I am all geeked up about the  huge power of crowdfunding and how the hardware space is being transformed by the crowd.  Definitely a forthcoming article on this revolutionary shift that is happening now and picking up pace. Now for this… Read More

WATCH: Inside Crowdfunding Ep. 4 – Nick Meehan On Crowdfunding Lobbyists, An Exit For FundersClub, A New Michigan Bill, More

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Hey, this week we got through a whole episode of Inside Crowdfunding without any major glitches! Success! Alon and I had a great conversation with Nick Meehan of The Lobby. Nick’s project piqued our interest after he was profiled in a piece for Vice. It’s clear that the idea struck a chord. We sat down… Read More

Watch: RocketHub’s Brian Meece On How He Saw Crowdfunding Evolve In The Arts Scene

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Did you know Brian Meece was a mean ukelele player? RocketHub co-founder and CEO Meece sat down with AlleyWire as part of their “Where I’ve Been” series and briefly discussed how some of the fundraising techniques in the world of liberal arts helped him and his co-founders to come up with the model for RocketHub…. Read More

Watch: Jonathan Sandlund Interviews Anaxago CEO Joachim Dupont

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In this video interview, The Crowd Cafe’s Jonathan Sandlund interviews Joachim Dupont, CEO and Founder of Anaxago. It’s a relatively deep dive into how Anaxago operates, including a look at where the platform sources dealflow and how they curate. Anaxago also divulges that the platform has been responsible for 15 deals totaling $6.5 million since… Read More

Inside Crowdfunding Ep. 2: Boost.vc’s Adam Draper Talks Bitcoin, Accelerators & Crowdfunding

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On this week’s episode of Inside Crowdfunding, we talk to Adam Draper of Boost.vc about his accelerator and the culture around accelerators in general. He shares some information about the cool stuff coming out of the companies in his portfolio. Of course, Draper is also bullish on Bitcoin, so we spend some time discussing the history and… Read More

Brief: TubeStart To Host Google Hangout For YouTube Crowdfunders

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Tomorrow YouTube content creator crowdfunding platform TubeStart will begin a new weekly tradition by holding a Google Hangout. It’s called the “Weekly Crowdfunding Crash Course for YouTube Creators,” which tells you just about all you need to know. If you’re on YouTube and you’re interested in using crowdfunding to make more money from your content,… Read More

Inside Crowdfunding Ep. 1: Tubestart’s Josef Holm On Monetizing Digital Video With Crowdfunding

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On this week’s episode of Inside Crowdfunding, we interview Tubestart co-founder and CEO Josef Holm to get more information about his crowdfunding platform for YouTube content creators. We also discuss Tubestart’s new charity-related initiative and Holm’s recent ReelSEO article about MCNs participating in the crowdfunding space. As for the news, we discussed… The end of… Read More

TubeStart Offers Free Crowdfunding For Charities & Nonprofits

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TubeStart is offering to help 501(c)(3) organizations by allowing charities and nonprofits to crowdfund on their platform for free. Any organizations interested in taking advantage of this offer are encouraged to contact TubeStart. More information on how to do so is available on TubeStart’s web site. TubeStart is a crowdfunding platform that deals specifically in… Read More

Making Money From YouTube: How Crowdfunding Can Fill The Gap

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Imagine netting over a million YouTube views in a month and getting paid as little as $50 for that accomplishment. That is the reality Jack Conte, half of the music group Pomplamoose, spelled out in a recent interview with Upstart Business Journal. Pomplamoose has over 90 million views on its YouTube channel, but Conte says… Read More

From CES: Three Crowdfunding Campaigns To Watch For In 2014

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Popular Mechanics has provided a short list of three upcoming products that will be looking to launch crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter in the coming weeks and months… Solar Cool Tech – A solar-powered cooler that will keep food and drinks (and Coronas!) cold at the beach all day without ice. As Popular Mechanics points out, though,… Read More

Watch: Haytham Nasr Talks Crowdfunding At TEDxAUB

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Haytham Nasr is a co-founder of mygroup.me, an entertainment group based in Beirut, Lebanon. In an equity crowdfunding raise, he and his team crowdfunded a “million-dollar bar” in Lebanon called mybar. The bar was a huge success initially, and within a year of opening investors had recouped 50% of their money. Within three years, the bar… Read More

WATCH: The Young Turks Celebrate Indiegogo Success, $250K Goal Met

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The Young Turks is a long-running online news program that was launched in 2002 as a source of politically progressive news and commentary. The program and its team are currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo to build a new studio, and they can now begin to celebrate as their campaign has met and exceeded a $250,000 goal… Read More

Narrative Life-Logging Camera (Formerly Memoto) Runs Into Production Issues, Delivery Delayed

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Narrative (formerly Memoto) crowdfunded over $500,000 on Kickstarter for their small form factor life-logging camera last year. The campaign ended in November of 2012. The team is having production issues largely related to quality control in manufacturing. Narrative has been forced to benchmark each unit manually, for interest. All of this is time-consuming, of course…. Read More

LendAcademy’s Peter Renton Breaks Down Lending Club, Prosper (Video)

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LendAcademy publisher Peter Renton recently published two video primers on two of the largest P2P lending marketplaces in the world, those being Lending Club and Prosper. If you’re new to the world of P2P lending and want to get a sense of the basics quickly, this is a great way to do it. Renton actually… Read More

Indiegogo Partners with Backstage, Connects Actors with Film, Theater Projects

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Backstage casting services has been around since 1960. Many big name actors utilized their casting services.  Robert Di Niro, Sandra Bullock and Scarlett Johansson is on the list of established alumni.  As the company has evolved the process has changed.  Now with Backstage.com a film in need of talent may call for cast and crew… Read More

WATCH: Baratunde Thurston’s ‘Funded’ Explores Crowdfunding Projects

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In May we tipped the start of Baratunde Thurston’s new crowdfunding-centric web series. Called Funded, the series is made up of five minute shorts that explore crowdfunding success stories. As of today there are five segments available. The five projects outlined are… Ouya: Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman beats Thurston at a video game and talks about… Read More

TubeStart Offers Royalty Crowdfunding for Video Creators

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TubeStart is a crowdfunding platform dedicated exclusively to to online video creators officially launched this past August.   The company announced this week their intent to roll out royalty-based crowdfunding to its users pending implementation of Title III (i.e., unaccredited) crowdfunding rules by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Already a leader in subscription-based crowdfunding solutions for… Read More

WATCH: Nikola Tesla Pitching Silicon Valley VCs

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Imagine a world in which the great inventors of our day were forced to seek funding from venture capitalists and angel groups. Would Edison, Tesla, Ford and others have been successful in just such a climate? Northern Imagination would likely answer no. The YouTube user posted a video that places Tesla in front of venture… Read More

Kickstarter Switch To HTML5 Video May Mean More Video Functionality

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Kickstarter has announced that they are moving to HTML5 video and the accompanying <video> tag as a primary means of serving video on their crowdfunding platform. This is in contrast to their previous approach of relying mainly on Flash video and relying on HTML5 as a fallback. That logic has been inverted, with Flash being… Read More

TubeStart Officially Launches Crowdfunding Platform For YouTubers

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We recently brought you the story of TubeStart, an innovative crowdfunding platform with four funding models available for YouTube content creators. The platform officially launched from beta today. The platform has a host of campaigns in the early stages of seeking funding. The two to watch early on will be The Disneyland Geek and UltraSlo, The Molecular… Read More