#Crowdfunding News Roundup: December 9, 2013

Quartz | 2014 is the year of the internet of things—no, seriously, we mean it this time

The “Internet of Things” movement is alive and growing and Quartz predicts that things will really take off in 2014. Of course, crowdfunding stands to be front and center as consumers seek out cool connected gadgets to fund and own.

Amanda and Hellen from PubslushPBS MediaShift | 3 Successful Authors: 3 Successful Crowdfunding Platforms

PBS MediaShift continues it’s focus on crowdfunding with this piece that examines three success stories from authors that crowdfunded books on Kickstarter, Pubslush and Indiegogo. This piece includes a briefing on each case study and a more in-depth article is provided on each.

Small Business Trends | Should You Raise Equity Through Crowd Funding?

This brief article explains the thought process that goes into deciding whether to raise money via equity crowdfunding for a small business. It deals with the SEC’s recently-proposed equity crowdfunding rules in the United States.

SMS PebbleEE Times | Pebble CEO Turns Back Clock

In this article, Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky takes a look back at their hugely-successful crowdfunding campaign for the Pebble smartwatch, which raised over $10 million on Kickstarter.

The Telegraph | Crowdfunding is under a cloud

Is failure a future deterrant to potential crowdfunding investors? That question is at the core of this piece penned by Rachel Bridge in The Telegraph. It places crowdfunding in the context of a recent failed company that raised money on Crowdcube.

 

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