Platform Launches to Crowdfund Agricultural Campaigns

  Harvest Funders Hopes to Power Agricultural Campaigns — While most of the popular crowdfunding campaigns are glitzy gadgets or creative projects, the new funding method can be used for much more. We profile Harvest Funders, a crowdfunding platform for agriculture. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS The Advantages of Crowdsourced Testing We reached …

Kickstarter Begins Accepting Projects from the Netherlands

Wednesday, April 9 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS Kickstarter Opens Up to Creatives in the Netherlands — Kickstarter announced on Monday that it’s opening up to creatives from the netherlands. It’s a big step forward for the platform, which had previously only been available to those in several English-speaking countries. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS …

Two UK-Based Equity Crowdfunding Platforms Expanding Abroad

Seedrs Raises Over £1M Through Own Platform — Two leading equity crowdfunding platforms based in the UK, Seedrs and Crowdcube, announced plans to expand abroad recently. While Seedrs is heavily targeting European countries, Crowdcube is looking to launch in several European nations, and elsewhere. While making the announcement, Seedrs also launched …

TheCrowdCafe Weekly: Own Your Neighborhood | Slate

TheCrowdCafe weekly • Issue #11 – June 10, 2013 • • Share on Twitter! •  Aloha! Hope you all had a fantastic week. Here’s our curated summary of this week’s happenings in the crowdfund investing ecosystem. Give me a shout at [email protected] if you have any questions or updates! Selected Articles Own Your Neighborhood | Slate I disagree …

Kickstarted: A Documentary on the Crowdfunding Revolution

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS Kickstarted, a Kickstarter to Document the Crowdfunding Revolution — Kickstarted, a Kickstarter campaign for a documentary on crowdfunding, is one of our top crowd-based projects of the moment. It is the documentary film project of producer Jason Cooper and design pro …

TheCrowdCafe weekly: A New Startup Financing Model and the Passionate Voices Behind It | Entrepreneur Magazine

TheCrowdCafe weekly • Issue #10 – June 2, 2013 • • Share on Twitter! •  Hey all, Happy Sunday—hope you’re enjoying these last few weekends of Spring. Unfortunately, Summer got impatient here in New York. It’s scorching hot! Anyways, here’s a roundup of this week’s investment crowdfunding news. Give me a shout at [email protected] if you …

MWEZI: Solar solutions for Africa from Africa

    Paul Clements-Hunt Founder at The Blended Capital Group             Dear Friends of The Blended Capital Group, TBCG ( www.blendedcapital.com ) is taking a minority stake in a new UK start up company, MWEZI, that is driving efforts to create a solar lamp solution for Africa …

Four Models for Engaging the Crowd

  Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS Four Models for Engaging the Crowd — We continue our look at industry-leading research by our sister organization massolution. In this edition, we look at the four underlying models of engaging the crowd, and what makes them possible. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS …

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS SEC Chair Says Crowdfunding Coming “Soon,” But When is That? — In a recent speech at the annual “SEC speaks” event, current Securities and Exchange Commission chair Elisse Walter placed the word “crowdfunding” immediately after the word “soon.” That seems like …