Crowdsourcing.org – Fundrise Announces $31M Funding Round

Wednesday, May 28 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS Fundrise Announces $31M Funding Round — Fundrise, the Washington, DC-based equity crowdfunding platform for real estate projects, announced this morning that it closed a $31 million funding round. The round was led by Chinese social networking site Renren, CEO …

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 …

CrowdSourcing.org: The Costs and Benefits of Open Innovation

Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Open Innovation — What are the costs and benefits of open innovation? We spoke to industry experts to find out what the less obvious costs and benefits are, and how to maximize the potential of an open innovation campaign. …

CrowdSourcing.org: The Crowd Pushes to Transform NYC’s East River

Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS Plus Pool: The Crowd’s Push to Transform NYC’s East River — Plus Pool is a civic initiative (and crowdfunding campaign) to install a floating pool in the East River. If it succeeds, Plus Pool would not only provide a safe, surreal place for New Yorkers …

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 …

Google’s Stake in Lending Club a Defining Moment for Crowdfinance

Google’s Stake in Lending Club a Defining Moment for Crowdfinance — InvestedIn CEO Alon Goren says Google’s investment in the crowdfinance platform is a key milestone. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS The Rob Ford ‘Crackstarter:’ A Crowdfunding Campaign to Root Against  With Gawker’s campaign over on Indiegogo right now to raise funds to purchase …

Live Chat with the 2013CF Crowdfunding Industry Report Team

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS 2013CF: The Crowdfunding Industry Report: Chat Live with massolution’s Founder and Research Director — To learn more about the report and what went into creating it, plan to attend a live video chat via a Google+ Hangout On the Air this …

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

  Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS 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 …

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 …