Kickstarter Pulls Plug on Campaign After Backers’ Claims of Fraud

Jay Owen Crowdfunding

What Motivates the Crowd to Participate? Every day, people face thousands of choices on how to spend their time on the web. Given the huge amount of options that people have to allocate their time, why do a growing number of people participate on crowdsourcing sites? Dwolla Partners with Fiverr, …

Givelocity Launches on #GivingTuesday

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Givelocity Launches on #GivingTuesday — Launched just yesterday, the crowdfunding platform Givelocity wants to make donating a monthly occurrence. A crowdfunding platform with a unique twist, the site hopes to change the way people donate to charities and think about giving back in general. We profile the newcomer.After Crowd Votes, Obama …

GE Ventures Embraces Crowdfunding with OurCrowd Partnership

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Wednesday, November 6 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS GE Ventures Embraces Crowdfunding, Partners with OurCrowd — Earlier this week, another big player joined the crowdfunding ranks, as Israeli platform OurCrowd announced that it has signed a co-investment agreement with GE Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of GE. According to …

CrowdSourcing.org – As Seen On TV’ Enters Crowdfunding Space

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Wednesday, October 30   Follow Like RSS As Seen on TV Opens Crowdfunding Platform to the Public — Everyone knows the iconic As Seen on TV brand. Earlier this week, the company launched its crowdfunding platform (powered by white label solution Launcht). We chat with As Seen on TV’s CEO Ron Pruett to …

crowdsourcing.org: Luis von Ahn’s Duolingo Makes Splash with CNN, BuzzFeed Partnerships

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Wednesday, October 16 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS Duolingo Community Now Translating CNN, BuzzFeed Articles — Crowdsourcing translation and language learning company Duolingo announced this week that it’s partnering up with media outlets CNN and BuzzFeed to translate content into French, Spanish, and Portuguese. We take a look at Duolingo’s …

Is the European Commission on Track to Develop EU Crowdfunding Rules?

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  Wednesday, October 9 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS   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. …

Mass Solution Nyc 2013: LEGO to Keynote Massolution NYC 2013 Conference

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LEGO to Keynote Massolution NYC 2013 Conference — We’re very excited to announce that Troels Lange Andersen of LEGO will be the keynote speaker at the Massolution NYC 2013: Crowd-Powered Business conference! Andersen will speak about how crowd-powered business is rewriting the rules for the new enterprise. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS How Crowdfunding …

The Crown Cafe: On Friday, I reactively penned my thoughts on the Ubuntu Edge’s failure to reach its $31 million goal. I think much of the press missing the story.

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  Don’t hesitate to get in touch! [email protected] TheCrowdCafe Weekly – August 25, 2013 Aug 25, 2013 10:44 am | Jonathan Sandlund |View Original Post|   Happy Sunday, all. Another busy week in the crowdinvesting industry, with an acquisition in the UK and a number of new platforms & services launched. Before …

Crowdsourcing.org: Massolution NYC 2013: A Sneak Peek from Carl Esposti

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Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS Massolution NYC 2013: A Sneak Peek From Massolution CEO Carl Esposti — At Massolution NYC 2013, which will be held September 18 & 19 at the W Hotel in midtown Manhattan, senior executives from Fortune 1000 enterprises, government agencies, and leading crowdsourcing platforms will gather to learn …

CrowdSourcing.org: The Costs and Benefits of Open Innovation

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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. …