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Geron20425 2021-11-29
The age of "crowd-funding", or because it is more generally described on the planet of politics and non-profit agencies, "grassroots funding", is extended delayed when it comes to financing separate films. Decrease film-making prices never solved the situation of circulation, which frequently burns as much as 85% of a film's budget. The grassroots fund-raising motion has enjoyed humble achievement on the planet of separate film-making, and is rapidly on the rise. In cases like this, it engages the grassroots product not merely to improve resources, but to elude the always imposing issue of distribution. "It's an ideal picture for this kind of grassroots funding project," says James.
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Anthony Norman 2021-11-11

After working in a law firm handling corporate finance in London he started his own boutique corporate finance business that opened one of the first crowd funding platform ever.

The firm executed a number of successful reverse takeovers and restructuring of public companies in distress.

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Anthony Norman 2021-11-06

After working in a law firm handling corporate finance in London he started his own boutique corporate finance business that opened one of the first crowd funding platform ever.

The firm executed a number of successful reverse takeovers and restructuring of public companies in distress.

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Thomas Brazier 2017-08-28
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Cuffed security researcher needs funds to fight Feds

A new crowdfunding appeal to help security researcher Marcus Hutchins has begun, after persons unknown spammed his old one with potentially ruinous credit card spam.

Hutchins was the security researcher who found a way to cripple the WannaCry ransomware that took down a large chunk of Britain's National Health Service, amongst other organizations and companies.

He is currently under house arrest in Los Angeles after being accused by the FBI of writing and selling the Kronos banking malware.

The researcher was arrested by the Feds as he was about to board an airplane home after visiting the Black Hat and DEF CON security conferences in Las Vegas.

A donation site was set up shortly after his arrest – legal costs in the US can be insane and the 23-year-old isn't that well off – but it was quickly drowned in a sea of stolen credit card numbers.

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Jacqueline Cleghorn 2021-05-21
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Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Regulation A+ aren't just paths to money. They're great marketing tools too.
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Edward Hudson 2017-07-28
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Uber isn’t the only major technology-infused company searching for a CEO this summer.

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter recently announced it is also on the hunt for a new leader.

Yancey Strickler, Kickstarter co-founder, has spent more than a decade working on the crowdfunding platform in some role or another.

He took over as CEO in 2014 and has since helped launch Kickstarter in 16 countries and triple the total dollars pledged to projects.

But now, it’s time to move on.

Strickler said in a recent blog post that he plans to step down sometime later this year but will continue to advocate for the platform as its “ 1 fan.” While he didn’t provide a reason for his planned departure, Strickler spoke highly of the job and said great stuff is in the pipeline.

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Blaine Pilgrim 2017-08-20
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Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there – alongside some real gems.

The grill, which comes in both propane and butane versions, gives chefs 280 square inches of cooking space, which is sizable enough to cook plenty of food to feed a hungry crew.

The other two STCKBLS modules include a utility storage unit for stashing cooking utensils and supplies, and a rugged cooler for keeping fresh food and beverages chilled.

What makes the STCKBLS system unique is how all of the different modules have been engineered to work together.

With the right laser diode, they can do everything from etching patterns into leather, to cutting super-precise shapes in wood.

The software makes it nearly foolproof, and the machine has presets for just about every material under the sun.

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0
Randall Vincent 2017-11-23
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Supporters of recently deceased cult leader Charles Manson have set up an online crowdfunding campaign to ensure he is buried with the "honour, respect and dignity he deserves".

On the website GoFundMe, devotees said the appeal is aimed at giving aid to Manson's only known relative Jason Freeman, 41, who recently said he would seek to hold a "proper burial".

Manson died of natural causes at age 83 on Sunday (19 November) after spending 46 years in prison.

His body remains in the custody of the sheriff's office in Kern County, California.

The appeal – titled 'Please Help my friend Jason' was set up by an individual named John Jones.

"Let's all show Jason and his family that not only are we still here but we're ready to be a part of this moment in history of freeing Charles from the same system that did everything in their power to destroy him," the crowdfunding page stated.

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Joseph Averitt 2017-08-30
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We don’t do a lot of Kickstarter posts because the outcomes of crowdfunding campaigns, especially hardware ones, are notoriously unpredictable.

But it’s with an easy conscience that I recommend Lomography’s new instant film camera; I backed the company’s last one, the Automat, and it’s been fantastic.

This one looks similarly fun, and shoots in a larger format.

It’s a good thing it folds, too, because otherwise the camera would be even more of a beast.

The Automat focused on compactness, but it could do that because it shot on Instax Mini; I’ve grown to love the little ones but I can’t say I’d mind a little extra space to work with either.

Nevertheless it’s a clever way to do it, this bellows system, which by the way Lomo assures potential buyers is made of a very tough rubber that won’t wear out or tear.

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James Dalporto 2017-03-30
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Best known for its looped heat-pipe cooling systems, sold into the data centre and industrial markets, Belgium-based Calyos has been looking to break into the enthusiast PC market for some time.

Now, it claims to be ready and has opened the doors of a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to build what it bills as the 'ultimate fanless PC case,' supporting fan-free cooling of top-end hardware including an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.

The Calyos NSG S0 is based around the company's phase-change cooling platform, which throws high-pressure coolant through blocks attached to the LGA1151 CPU socket and GPU.

Offering the ability to cool below freezing, the refrigeration system then connects to bulky radiators which make up the majority of the case's size and weight.

The company also plans to launch pre-built PCs constructed inside the NGS S0, featuring Intel's Core i7-7700K CPU and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.

The case itself supports standard ATX power supplies and motherboards up to E-ATX in size, and includes the option of installing 120mm fans in the system to force air over the radiator fins - something the company claims will only be necessary for those looking into 'extreme overclocking.

collect
0
Ricky Nesbitt 2017-07-09
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In a perfect world, all crowdfunding projects would live up to their promises and deliver on time — but unfortunately we don’t live in a perfect world.

Crowdfunding sites can’t promise that the projects funded on their platforms will definitely come to fruition — it’s up to backers to look out for warning signs that a project isn’t exactly what it seems.

On more than one occasion, budding endeavors on Kickstarter and Indiegogo haven’t been able to live up to their promises, often leaving backers with a feeling of disappointment (and an empty wallet).

These are some of the most notorious.

At first, iBackPack seemed like the perfect Indiegogo investment.

It had diagrams, happy videos with lots of millennials, and an interesting concept: An urban backpack that could store, charge and help provide hotspots for iPhones on the go, with plenty of room to spare.

collect
0
Rodney Edson 2021-05-21
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Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Regulation A+ aren't just paths to money. They're great marketing tools too.
collect
0
Filiberto Lahey 2017-09-27
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After watching crowd-funding for several years with great interest, I recently decided Trident, my product commercialization company, would try our hand at it with Quickey, a one piece, key-shaped multi-tool designed to open mail and packages.

Our 60-days campaign on Indiegogo far exceeded our wildest expectations with contributions totaling $221,619 from 7,460 backers.

Related: The Basics of Crowdfunding

Dozens of campaigners have approached us for advice, so here are my three lessons for success with crowdfunding.

Dozens of little touches contributed to our success.

We choose Indiegogo, mainly because Kickstarter won't let you offer multiples of your item as a perk.

collect
0
Jerrod Fenton 2017-07-09
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We recently analyzed over 200 campaigns to gauge how important videos are in crowdfunding.

On average, they raise 16.5 times more per campaign than a failed one, capture an impressive $277,000, and monumentally overshadow the average $16,000 a failed campaign raises.

Our analysis focused on the campaign video as a highly visible, yet commonly misunderstood fundraising driver.

We dissecting each video’s essential components through a weighted quality-rating system based on a 10-point scale.

These videos also lack professional production quality.

In addition to categorizing videos by quality, we also tagged campaigns by the type of audience they target: 1) “Explainers” are essentially commercials tailored for the consumer audience, leaving out key investor information (i.e.

collect
0
Jesse Rodriguez 2017-09-27
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What sort of out-of-the-box thinking does it take to get on the shelves of a big-box store?

The 25 product makers chosen as finalists in the Crowd2Shelf Contest are about to find out.

Launched in August, the contest invited inventors to crowdfund their way onto Staples shelves and Staples.com.

The contest was created through a partnership between the office-supply giant and crowdfunding site Fundable.

Related: Every Hour, $87,000 Is Raised Through Crowdfunding

The 25 finalists announced today -- whose products span everything from remote-controlled LED lightbulbs to wireless earbuds -- will be judged based on a combination of the amount of money raised through crowdfunding, the number of votes they received on the contest platform and a recommendation from a panel of judges.

collect
0
Joshua Herbert 2017-09-24
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Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there – alongside some real gems.

We’ve cut through the Pebble clones and janky iPhone cases to round up the most unusual, ambitious, and exciting new crowdfunding projects out there this week.

Ever since the Oculus Rift reignited the world’s enthusiasm for virtual reality, tech companies have been in an arms race to develop better and better headsets.

But in many ways, the competition is just starting to heat up — especially now that Pimax’s much-hyped 8K headset has landed on Kickstarter.

Biolite originally won the hearts of the outdoor community with its gadget-charging, biomass-burning Campstove, which was first released back in 2013.

To change that, the FirePit features a built-in fan that pushes air through 51 individual jets, providing more oxygen directly to the flames.

collect
0
Geron20425 2021-11-29
The age of "crowd-funding", or because it is more generally described on the planet of politics and non-profit agencies, "grassroots funding", is extended delayed when it comes to financing separate films. Decrease film-making prices never solved the situation of circulation, which frequently burns as much as 85% of a film's budget. The grassroots fund-raising motion has enjoyed humble achievement on the planet of separate film-making, and is rapidly on the rise. In cases like this, it engages the grassroots product not merely to improve resources, but to elude the always imposing issue of distribution. "It's an ideal picture for this kind of grassroots funding project," says James.
Anthony Norman 2021-11-06

After working in a law firm handling corporate finance in London he started his own boutique corporate finance business that opened one of the first crowd funding platform ever.

The firm executed a number of successful reverse takeovers and restructuring of public companies in distress.

Jacqueline Cleghorn 2021-05-21
img
Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Regulation A+ aren't just paths to money. They're great marketing tools too.
Blaine Pilgrim 2017-08-20
img

Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there – alongside some real gems.

The grill, which comes in both propane and butane versions, gives chefs 280 square inches of cooking space, which is sizable enough to cook plenty of food to feed a hungry crew.

The other two STCKBLS modules include a utility storage unit for stashing cooking utensils and supplies, and a rugged cooler for keeping fresh food and beverages chilled.

What makes the STCKBLS system unique is how all of the different modules have been engineered to work together.

With the right laser diode, they can do everything from etching patterns into leather, to cutting super-precise shapes in wood.

The software makes it nearly foolproof, and the machine has presets for just about every material under the sun.

Joseph Averitt 2017-08-30
img

We don’t do a lot of Kickstarter posts because the outcomes of crowdfunding campaigns, especially hardware ones, are notoriously unpredictable.

But it’s with an easy conscience that I recommend Lomography’s new instant film camera; I backed the company’s last one, the Automat, and it’s been fantastic.

This one looks similarly fun, and shoots in a larger format.

It’s a good thing it folds, too, because otherwise the camera would be even more of a beast.

The Automat focused on compactness, but it could do that because it shot on Instax Mini; I’ve grown to love the little ones but I can’t say I’d mind a little extra space to work with either.

Nevertheless it’s a clever way to do it, this bellows system, which by the way Lomo assures potential buyers is made of a very tough rubber that won’t wear out or tear.

Ricky Nesbitt 2017-07-09
img

In a perfect world, all crowdfunding projects would live up to their promises and deliver on time — but unfortunately we don’t live in a perfect world.

Crowdfunding sites can’t promise that the projects funded on their platforms will definitely come to fruition — it’s up to backers to look out for warning signs that a project isn’t exactly what it seems.

On more than one occasion, budding endeavors on Kickstarter and Indiegogo haven’t been able to live up to their promises, often leaving backers with a feeling of disappointment (and an empty wallet).

These are some of the most notorious.

At first, iBackPack seemed like the perfect Indiegogo investment.

It had diagrams, happy videos with lots of millennials, and an interesting concept: An urban backpack that could store, charge and help provide hotspots for iPhones on the go, with plenty of room to spare.

Filiberto Lahey 2017-09-27
img

After watching crowd-funding for several years with great interest, I recently decided Trident, my product commercialization company, would try our hand at it with Quickey, a one piece, key-shaped multi-tool designed to open mail and packages.

Our 60-days campaign on Indiegogo far exceeded our wildest expectations with contributions totaling $221,619 from 7,460 backers.

Related: The Basics of Crowdfunding

Dozens of campaigners have approached us for advice, so here are my three lessons for success with crowdfunding.

Dozens of little touches contributed to our success.

We choose Indiegogo, mainly because Kickstarter won't let you offer multiples of your item as a perk.

Jesse Rodriguez 2017-09-27
img

What sort of out-of-the-box thinking does it take to get on the shelves of a big-box store?

The 25 product makers chosen as finalists in the Crowd2Shelf Contest are about to find out.

Launched in August, the contest invited inventors to crowdfund their way onto Staples shelves and Staples.com.

The contest was created through a partnership between the office-supply giant and crowdfunding site Fundable.

Related: Every Hour, $87,000 Is Raised Through Crowdfunding

The 25 finalists announced today -- whose products span everything from remote-controlled LED lightbulbs to wireless earbuds -- will be judged based on a combination of the amount of money raised through crowdfunding, the number of votes they received on the contest platform and a recommendation from a panel of judges.

Anthony Norman 2021-11-11

After working in a law firm handling corporate finance in London he started his own boutique corporate finance business that opened one of the first crowd funding platform ever.

The firm executed a number of successful reverse takeovers and restructuring of public companies in distress.

Thomas Brazier 2017-08-28
img

Cuffed security researcher needs funds to fight Feds

A new crowdfunding appeal to help security researcher Marcus Hutchins has begun, after persons unknown spammed his old one with potentially ruinous credit card spam.

Hutchins was the security researcher who found a way to cripple the WannaCry ransomware that took down a large chunk of Britain's National Health Service, amongst other organizations and companies.

He is currently under house arrest in Los Angeles after being accused by the FBI of writing and selling the Kronos banking malware.

The researcher was arrested by the Feds as he was about to board an airplane home after visiting the Black Hat and DEF CON security conferences in Las Vegas.

A donation site was set up shortly after his arrest – legal costs in the US can be insane and the 23-year-old isn't that well off – but it was quickly drowned in a sea of stolen credit card numbers.

Edward Hudson 2017-07-28
img

Uber isn’t the only major technology-infused company searching for a CEO this summer.

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter recently announced it is also on the hunt for a new leader.

Yancey Strickler, Kickstarter co-founder, has spent more than a decade working on the crowdfunding platform in some role or another.

He took over as CEO in 2014 and has since helped launch Kickstarter in 16 countries and triple the total dollars pledged to projects.

But now, it’s time to move on.

Strickler said in a recent blog post that he plans to step down sometime later this year but will continue to advocate for the platform as its “ 1 fan.” While he didn’t provide a reason for his planned departure, Strickler spoke highly of the job and said great stuff is in the pipeline.

Randall Vincent 2017-11-23
img

Supporters of recently deceased cult leader Charles Manson have set up an online crowdfunding campaign to ensure he is buried with the "honour, respect and dignity he deserves".

On the website GoFundMe, devotees said the appeal is aimed at giving aid to Manson's only known relative Jason Freeman, 41, who recently said he would seek to hold a "proper burial".

Manson died of natural causes at age 83 on Sunday (19 November) after spending 46 years in prison.

His body remains in the custody of the sheriff's office in Kern County, California.

The appeal – titled 'Please Help my friend Jason' was set up by an individual named John Jones.

"Let's all show Jason and his family that not only are we still here but we're ready to be a part of this moment in history of freeing Charles from the same system that did everything in their power to destroy him," the crowdfunding page stated.

James Dalporto 2017-03-30
img

Best known for its looped heat-pipe cooling systems, sold into the data centre and industrial markets, Belgium-based Calyos has been looking to break into the enthusiast PC market for some time.

Now, it claims to be ready and has opened the doors of a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to build what it bills as the 'ultimate fanless PC case,' supporting fan-free cooling of top-end hardware including an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.

The Calyos NSG S0 is based around the company's phase-change cooling platform, which throws high-pressure coolant through blocks attached to the LGA1151 CPU socket and GPU.

Offering the ability to cool below freezing, the refrigeration system then connects to bulky radiators which make up the majority of the case's size and weight.

The company also plans to launch pre-built PCs constructed inside the NGS S0, featuring Intel's Core i7-7700K CPU and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.

The case itself supports standard ATX power supplies and motherboards up to E-ATX in size, and includes the option of installing 120mm fans in the system to force air over the radiator fins - something the company claims will only be necessary for those looking into 'extreme overclocking.

Rodney Edson 2021-05-21
img
Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Regulation A+ aren't just paths to money. They're great marketing tools too.
Jerrod Fenton 2017-07-09
img

We recently analyzed over 200 campaigns to gauge how important videos are in crowdfunding.

On average, they raise 16.5 times more per campaign than a failed one, capture an impressive $277,000, and monumentally overshadow the average $16,000 a failed campaign raises.

Our analysis focused on the campaign video as a highly visible, yet commonly misunderstood fundraising driver.

We dissecting each video’s essential components through a weighted quality-rating system based on a 10-point scale.

These videos also lack professional production quality.

In addition to categorizing videos by quality, we also tagged campaigns by the type of audience they target: 1) “Explainers” are essentially commercials tailored for the consumer audience, leaving out key investor information (i.e.

Joshua Herbert 2017-09-24
img

Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there – alongside some real gems.

We’ve cut through the Pebble clones and janky iPhone cases to round up the most unusual, ambitious, and exciting new crowdfunding projects out there this week.

Ever since the Oculus Rift reignited the world’s enthusiasm for virtual reality, tech companies have been in an arms race to develop better and better headsets.

But in many ways, the competition is just starting to heat up — especially now that Pimax’s much-hyped 8K headset has landed on Kickstarter.

Biolite originally won the hearts of the outdoor community with its gadget-charging, biomass-burning Campstove, which was first released back in 2013.

To change that, the FirePit features a built-in fan that pushes air through 51 individual jets, providing more oxygen directly to the flames.