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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.
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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…