Crowdfunding On Track to Become a $5bn Industry This Year

 

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Crowdfunding Market Grew 81% in 2012, Finds massolution Industry Report — Over a million crowdfunding campaigns raised $2.7 billion in 2012, and the market is expected to nearly double again this year, according to a comprehensive global crowdfunding industry report released today by massolution.

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2013CF-The Crowdfunding Industry Report 

This report sets a new standard for comprehensive, reality-based assessment of the crowdfunding industry, based on data gathered from 308 funding platforms worldwide and analysis from massolution’s industry-leading brain trust.

The World Reacts to massolution’s Crowdfunding Industry Report 

On Monday, our sister firm massolution released 2013CF: The Crowdfunding Industry Report, which found an 81 percent increase between 2011 and 2012 in the amount raised globally through crowdfunding and predicts an even larger increase for 2013. By noon, international media outlets were spreading the word far and wide.

One-Day Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding Summits Hit Europe 

For several weeks now we’ve been highlighting preparations for Crowdsourcing Week, one of the first global events of its kind coming up in Singapore in June. Today we look at CSW’s Global One-Day Summits taking place this month in Amsterdam, Berlin and Warsaw.

Senate Confirms Mary Jo White as SEC’s New Chair 

The Senate has confirmed Mary Jo White to chair the SEC. White takes over for Elisse Walter, who became the acting chairman after Mary Schapiro stepped down in December.

Crowdsourced News Platform Newsana Launches 

We take a look at Newsana, a news aggregator that launched earlier today, and its expert-driven crowdsourcing model.

Disownership Is the New Normal [Infographic] 

The sharing economy is quickly gaining steam, and a recent report shows that over half of Americans have rented out traditionally-owned items in exchange for cash in the past two years. We take a look at the report and share an infographic based on the findings.

Wefunder on Funding Itself, the JOBS Act and Equity Crowdfunding 

We speak with Wefunder’s Michael Norman about the platform’s recent launch, its self-run crowdfunding round, and the state of the JOBS Act one year on.

NineSigma Releases Open Innovation Scorecard Report [Infographic] 

NineSigma released a “scorecard” report recently, documenting the trends and challenges within the open innovation industry. We discuss the report and share an infographic NineSigma created based on its findings.

 

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Crowd Supply President on Platform Launch, Product Fulfillment, and More [Part I]

We feature the first half of our interview with Lou Doctor, president of the new crowdfunding platform Crowd Supply. The platform combines product fulfillment services with, hoping to become a one stop shop for entrepreneurs.

Crowd Supply President on Platform Launch, Product Fulfillment, and More [Part II]

We feature the second half of our interview with Lou Doctor, president of the new crowdfunding platform Crowd Supply.

Dutch News Startup Raises $1.3M Through Crowdfunding

We look at a self-run crowdfunding campaign for De Correspondent, a Dutch news outlet that will launch in September.

 

 

 

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