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12 Feb 2017 - 15:00
Author: Business2Cummunity
Posted: 12 Feb 2017 - 15:02
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Some people seem to believe that crowdfunding is an easy way to get funding for your business idea. However, more crowdfunding campaigns fail than succeed.

In this blog, you will learn more about why some campaigns fail or succeed, what questions you should ask yourself before starting a crowdfunding campaign, and why crowdfunding might not be right for your company. Read more at 


8 Feb 2017 - 12:30
Author: IJNET
Posted: 8 Feb 2017 - 12:37
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News website recently completed Croatia's first-ever crowdfunding campaign for a media project, raising nearly double their original fundraising goal and attracting hundreds of backers. It's a success story that could be a helpful model for other small, independent journalism projects struggling with financial security. 

7 Feb 2017 - 14:00
Posted: 7 Feb 2017 - 14:05
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Crowdfunding revenues for video game projects appear to have fallen in 2016. The decline is especially large on Kickstarter, where the revenue earned by successful projects was down nearly 60 percent. 

6 Feb 2017 - 08:15
Author: BackerKit
Posted: 6 Feb 2017 - 08:18
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Stretch goals are financial targets set above a project creator’s initial funding goal. They’re designed to make better use of excess funds raised in a campaign by offering improvements to projects or providing additional rewards to backers. Including stretch goals in a crowdfunding campaign can be immensely beneficial.

6 Feb 2017 - 08:00
Author: JDSupra
Posted: 6 Feb 2017 - 08:03
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The crowdfunding law creates a specific status for equity and debt crowdfunding platforms (referred to as “alternative financing platforms”) and prescribes operating requirements for both alternative financing platforms and regulated entities (credit institutions and investment firms) that engage in alternative financing activities. Rewards and donation-based platforms are not within the scope of this law. 

1 Feb 2017 - 12:30
Author: Financiment Participative France
Posted: 22 Jun 2017 - 12:34
Blog post

Crowdfunding in France grew with 40% from 2015 to 2016. Read the full report from Financiment Participative France.

31 Jan 2017 - 20:45
Posted: 31 Jan 2017 - 20:48
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A creative start-up for music shares their experience with crowdfunding. Read more on below.

28 Jan 2017 - 17:30
Author: Guardian
Posted: 28 Jan 2017 - 17:27
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Crowdfunding is typical of our time, in that it is a universally acclaimed good thing that actually reveals many problems if you pause to think about it for a second or two.

28 Jan 2017 - 17:15
Author: Wired
Posted: 28 Jan 2017 - 17:10
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As budgets shrink, the restricted ability of cities and towns to build parks, pools and art centres is leading citizens to step in with new ways to create public spaces and buildings -- using crowd-based models.

28 Jan 2017 - 17:00
Author: Inhabitat
Posted: 28 Jan 2017 - 17:03
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In today’s tight economic times, architects are discovering new ways to get projects off the ground.