Wednesday, October 9
European Commission Soliciting Comments on Crowdfunding — We look into the latest move by the European Commission, a legislative body, to solicit comments on crowdfunding, and why the move is not necessarily a big deal, just yet.
Nokia announced last week that it’s experimenting with crowdsourcing its HERE maps in India. The company has partnered up with experts to feed edits into the map, in a bid to improve accuracy and keep up with changes in rapidly developing India.
Indiegogo announced yesterday the release of new campaign management tools for fundraisers. Among the enhancements are Google Analytics integration, “featured perks,” and better funding data.
Perhaps seeing this as the right time to build on its momentum in New York, Airbnb cofounder Brian Chesky wrote a blog post expressing the company’s interest in creating “sensible laws that allow New Yorkers to share their space, earn extra income, and pursue their American Dream.”
Crowdfunding consultant Rose Spinelli of The Crowdfundamentals writes in with her latest tip of the week, highlighting a crowdfunding community called ShmoozBiz.
CrowdClan’s Michael Ibberson writes in to share some insights into what makes crowdfunding campaign stretch goals successful.
Thomas Vass continues his series of articles aimed at company executives considering crowdfunding investments. Ever interested in the details, Vass’ series focuses on how crowdfunding affects estate settlement plans for owners of closely-held companies.
Sarunas Daugirdas, a Chicago-based videographer, producer, and writer, writes in with five tips on how to make your crowdfunding campaign page stand out and entice viewers to become backers.
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QUESTIONS FROM THE CROWD
The Kickstarter campaign for Mighty No. 9 wrapped up last week with a grand total of $3.85 million from 67,000 backers. The campaign also collected an extra $186,000 via PayPal, bringing the total amount raised to over $4 million, more than four times the original $900,000 goal.
Massolution recently published the 2013CF Crowdfunding Market: Software and Solutions Report. It is a definitive guide to available crowdfunding software and solutions providers. This report will guide you to the choices for building the platform you want, whether it is for donations, rewards, lending, equity, or royalty; whether it is a new site, an addition to an existing one, or a single campaign; whether you do it yourself or hire a provider.
At Massolution NYC 2013: Crowd Powered Business, the crowdsourcing conference we hosted in midtown Manhattan last week, we heard from dozens of companies and thought leaders about how the crowd is transforming the business ecosystem for major enterprises. If you couldn’t make it to the conference, check out these presentations to see what you missed!