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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.
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Mosaic Brings The Sharing Economy to Solar Energy Financing

Oakland-based Mosaic makes solar financing more accessible and affordable, and is a compelling example of the rise of the sharing economy.
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Abundance Generation Fastest Growing Crowdfunding Platform in Renewable Energy Investments

Democratic finance is a new way to invest your money that doesn’t involve trusting banks. Instead, you can make investments in renewable energy…
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We Did It!

Our crowdfunding campaign experiment paid off.
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Can #GivingTuesday Bring Back The True Meaning of Giving?

Giving Tuesday is an initiative that seeks to bring together individuals and companies to rethink what it means to participate in this annual…
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Why We’re Trying Crowdfunding

When people hear that I help run TriplePundit, the first question they always ask me is "how the heck do you pay for…
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Dr. Bronner’s Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Mosquito Nets

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps launched a crowdfunding campaign called, "Help Dr. Bronner's Fight Malaria in Eastern Ghana" on Indiegogo.com to raise money to…
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Organic Farm Uses Crowdfunding to Reach Out to Free Range Customers

Organic egg producer Vital Farms wants to expand its pastured farm network. And so far, it isn't having any problem finding crowdfunding supporters…
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Plastic Bottles Turn to Roofing Materials in Disaster Zones

A research team at the New York Institute of Technology has come up with an innovative way to cut recovery costs from natural…
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CrowdHut: A Bridge From Crowdfunded Idea to In-Hand Reality?

Getting new product ideas funded via sites like Kickstarter is gaining increasing traction. But at the same time, the reality of actually manufacturing…
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Would You Rather Have 10 Angry Investors, or 68,000?

A recent slipup by Kickstarter's star project, the Pebble Watch, illustrates one of the perils of the brave new world of crowdfunding.
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Angel, VC, Crowdfunding, or Bootstrap – Which Funding Model is Right for You?

Not all funding sources are created equal. In fact, different sources are right for different entrepreneurs and different business ideas.