Tagged: matter

Singapore: 2020 Global Fintech Innovation Challenge Winners Announced

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced the winners of the 2020 Global Fintech Innovation Challenge. This year the theme was “Building Resilience, Seizing Opportunities, Emerging Stronger,” appropriate during the time of COVID. The awards were handed out today at the Singapore Fintech Festival… Read More

Mars One’s CEO Remains Confident in Space Mission; Clears the Air of Recent Criticism

Back in December 2013, Amersfoort, Netherlands company Mars One hit popular crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to raise $400,000 for a Mission Concept Studies by Lockheed Martin and SSTL for the 2018 mission. As previously reported, the concept and structure has been a long time in process.  Co-f0unded by Bas Lansdorp… Read More

Matter Co-Founder: Crowdfunding’s “Long-Term Problems Are Largely Social”

Matter co-founder Bobbie Johnson took to Medium yesterday to share some thoughts on crowdfunding’s direction. This followed an appearance by Johnson at an event held by the Royal Society of Arts in London in which he participated on a panel discussing crowdfunding’s future with a specific… Read More

Startups, Kickstarter, and the Price of Bullshit (That You Paid For!)

Last year, I wrote a pretty controversial piece about Matter, a long-form science journalism web site with little inkling of a business model that managed to raise $140,000 on Kickstarter from 2,566 people who apparently have far bigger hearts and more optimism about the future of journalism than I do…. Read More

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