Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 2, 2013

Real Business | Crowdfunding know-how is key to growth

This article in Real Business reiterates a handful of points on the subject of crowdfunding: businesses by and large don’t know what it is, they can use it to successfully access capital and their understanding of the subject is key to how successful they can be in using it. Consider this a short primer on why businesses of all kinds should at least familiarize themselves with crowdfunding.

Yancey StricklerLondon Evening Standard | Meet the Kickstarter: how Yancey Strickler is creating a world of entrepreneurs

As we reported yesterday, there has been a changing of the guard at Kickstarter. Yancey Strickler has taken over the CEO position as Perry Chen has stepped down to focus on his own creative projects. In this interview, Strickler talks a bit about the growth of Kickstarter and, interestingly, gets really blunt about the quality of individual that the crowdfunding space tends to attract.

OculusRift1Baylor Lariat | Students catch glimpse of future with Oculus Rift

This article examines the research of Jonmichael Seibert, who is studying the psychological effects of virtual reality gaming, and in particular he is using the developer version of the Oculus Rift in his studies. As he says in the article, “Virtual reality has been around for 20 years, and it’s been awful for 20 years. Last summer, with the Kickstarter for Oculus, I realized that virtual reality is back, and it actually works.”

Business Insider | These Are The Only Smart Glasses I Would Actually Wear

The “smart glasses” tech vertical is picking up steam. Here Megan Rose Dickey explains that the ION Glasses, currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, are the only smart glasses that she would ever even consider wearing.

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