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Startup Develops Eco-Friendly Material to Replace Wood and Plastic

Australian-based materials company Zeoform claims to have developed a new material made of cellulose fiber and water, which has the potential to replace…
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Design, Sell, Impact: Using T-Shirts to Change Lives

CafePress Inc. recently introduced Tfund.com, a new fundraising platform that enables groups, organizations or individuals to fundraise through sales of T-shirts for projects,…
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Crowdfunding: The Next Frontier of Corporate Philanthropy

While youth sports jerseys will always feature businesses, online fundraising is expanding opportunities for corporate sponsorship of community projects.
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Weaving for Empowerment: Albanian Women Crowdfund to Expand Their Business

See how an Albanian woman's handicrafts cooperative is leveraging crowdfunding to expand its business.
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Dead Sea’s Naked Sea Salt Blazes Through Kickstarter Goal

Naked Sea Salt, a line of Dead Sea salt products launched by Ari Fruchter, doubled its Kickstarter campaign goals after 48 hours.
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Why the Cardboard Bike Crowdfunding Campaign Failed

This campaign had all the items for success - cool, innovative product, hipster appeal, and tons of press. So why did the crowdfunding…
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Crowdfunding Platforms: What You Should Know

Crowdfunding is the updated internet version of an activity that has been around for more than 500 years: collecting money from a bunch…
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Crowdfunding Brings Affordable Loans to Small Businesses

TriplePundit asks Alex Binkley, co-founder of FundingCommunity.com, to give a glimpse of the insights at work in the crowd-lending model, and what sort…
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NPR’s Planet Money Tries Crowdfunding

As social media continues to drive what best-selling author Seth Godin refers to as our "connection economy," successful alliances, like that between "Planet…
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Crowdsourcing Solar is a Bright and Powerful Idea

The past few years have been amazing for solar in the U.S. New capacity added in 2012 grew by 76% over the previous…
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Are Big Businesses Next in Line for Crowdfunding?

Would you be surprised to see an expense line item showing up on Coca Cola’s or Nike’s P&L for a Kickstarter campaign? Following…
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Kiva Announces $400 Million Microfinance Milestone

Kiva's efforts to alleviate poverty and enhance economic opportunity around the world has come a long way in a short time. Leveraging "collective…
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Crowdfunding: Striking a Balance between Investor Protection and Investor Freedom

Crowdfunding is redefining what it means to be an investor and disrupting the delicate balance between investor protections and investor freedoms.
Many Kickstarter projects, like this one are wildly successful in their concept. But what about those funded projects that don't make it to prototype?

When Kickstarter Investors Have Buyers Remorse

What do investors do when a Kickstarter project they've been rooting for (and invested good, hard money in to see succeed) doesn't make…
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Spotlight on the Sharing Economy: Q&A with ciValidator

ciValidator provides a set of solutions to help organizations manage compliance in their crowdfunding endeavors.