#Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 18, 2013

Paul NiedererPaul Niederer | Crowdfunding and Innovation

Paul Niederer is the founder of the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB) and an equity crowdfunding pioneer. On his blog, he explains that crowdfunding is about more than just raising money and goes on to explain how crowdfunding is being used for things like market research and data aggregation.

GigaOm | Saving crowdfunding from destroying the hardware revolution

In this article Dragon Innovation‘s Scott Miller explains the steps that hardware manufacturers should complete in order to avoid the dreaded crowdfunding implosion. Miller has every reason to be passionate on this subject as he is helping lead a crowdfunding platform aimed at this specific niche.

kettoSocial Story | Varun Sheth: Why I quit my corporate job and started crowdfunding site Ketto

Today we reported that philanthropy-focused crowdfunding platform Ketto has secured angel investment. In this article, Ketto co-founder Varun Sheth explains why he left the corporate world to start this new platform. In short, he wanted to feel like he was impacting the world in a positive way.

Into The Minds | Crowdfunding: the consequence of banks not financing startups

This article makes an astute and simple point: crowdfunding is simply the world’s reaction to banks not financing startups effectively.

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