Tagged: government

Data From P2P Lender Crowdstacker Suggests: Government Reforms Should Disrupt How Brits Should Save & Invest

On Wednesday, peer-to-peer lending platform, Crowdstacker, released data that suggested government reforms how British consumers should save and invest. Crowdstacker offers P2P investment opportunities backed by British businesses that are said to have a good track record or are able to offer security. Crowdstacker assures that… Read More

In Australia, New Tax Incentives For Startups, Specifically Around Crowdfunding

In Australia, startups recently received good news from Treasurer Joe Hockey: new tax incentives for startups, specifically around crowdfunding, also known as crowd-source equity funding (CSEF), notes Gizmodo Australia. The tax incentives are part of the new 2015-16 federal budget. Gizmodo notes, [AU] $7.8 million will be spent getting the… Read More

Axed Australian Climate Council Goes Nonprofit, Crowdfunds For Climate Research

Australia’s Climate Council was the victim of what some may see as austere budget cuts recently when prime minister Tony Abbott decided to shutter the agency. Professor Tim Flannery, formerly at the agency’s helm, had been displaced. However, Flannery wasn’t content to rest on his… Read More

FOIA Machine on Kickstarter: Automating Freedom of Information Act Requests

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA or FOY-ah) is a US law dating back to the Lyndon B. Johnson administration that facilitates the disclosure of information. The law is designed to hold the US government accountable for disclosing information. Additionally, it outlines the consequences of… Read More

Breaking Down The 2013 Crowdfunding World Summit

Mark Perlmutter is organizing the 2013 Crowdfunding World Summit, a two week online event that will bring crowdfunding experts from all over the world together for a comprehensive series of interviews discussing the history, current context and future path of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding enthusiasts and interested… Read More

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched For NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden

Facebook Employee Dwight Crow (pictured) has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdtilt seeking at least $10,000 to send to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. From the campaign page… We should set a precedent by rewarding this type of extremely courageous behavior. It’s definitely apparent that legal… Read More

With Unpredictable Federal R&D Backing Can Crowdfunding Fill the Gaps?

The White House released its $3.78 trillion fiscal year 2014 budget plan this week after much political wrangling in Washington DC. Among the winners and losers science looks like it’s emerged victorious, with government-funded R&D showing 9% gains over 2012 levels. This news comes closely on the heels of… Read More

Health and Human Services Has Internal Crowdfunding

Bryan Sivak, CTO and entrepreneur in residence at the Department of Health and Human Services has shared some insight into the operations of this significant bureau.  They use crowdfunding internally to solicit support from the more entrepreneurial minded civil servants.  Dubbed “HHSFairTrade” this information was… Read More

Can Crowdfunding Create Jobs and Will The Government Help?

The CrowdNow that the Presidential election is over, it’s time for the country to get back to work on the economic and job growth plans that both candidates talked to as priorities during the election. This begs a basic, essential question: If a President wants… Read More

Can Crowdfunding replace Public Services? / Le crowdfunding peut-il remplacer les services publics ?

Par Hubert Guillaud | 08/09/2012 Le financement participatif (crowfunding ou “financement par la foule”) est un marché en pleine expansion, expliquait le rapport de Crowdsourcing.org. Les 452 plateformes de financement participatif dénombrées dans le monde en avril 2012 ont récolté 1,1 milliard de dollars de… Read More