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FALLIMENTI INTERESSANTI: Dottore, mi fa un po’ male il crowdfunding

FALLIMENTI INTERESSANTI: Dottore, mi fa un po’ male il crowdfunding

DI PAOLO CAPOBUSSI | 09 DIC 2013 | apoge online – Ha intrapreso un fantastico progetto medicale e ha sbagliato il finanziamento. Forse si salverà grazie a open source e Bitcoin. Il progetto è di quelli che fanno sognare un mondo migliore, dove la salute non è più monitorata da costosi apparecchi allocati in costosi ospedali, ma da qualche cavetto che spunta da una scatola…

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Crowdfunding Case Study:Goji Smart Lock

Crowdfunding Case Study:Goji Smart Lock

Matthew Modawell – Nov. 15, 2013 - The Goji Smart Lock brings modern technology to the everyday deadbolt lock. It allows you to grant access to your home—even when you aren’t there—and provides real-time photo alerts of visitors, all via your smartphone. For instance, you could unlock your door so the neighbor kid could walk your dog and lock the door again when he finishes—all while…

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MakerBot Launches Crowdfunding Effort To Put 3D Printers In Every US School

MakerBot Launches Crowdfunding Effort To Put 3D Printers In Every US School

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online – 3D printing company MakerBot wants to put a desktop 3D printer in every school in America, and is asking teachers and donors to help make the goal a reality through crowdfunding. The Brooklyn-based company launched its DonorsChoose initiative on Tuesday, a website that allows individuals and businesses to invest in the project, and select which schools they wish to fund. Teachers…

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CrowdFunding is test market for product launch

CrowdFunding is test market for product launch

by Mathew Ingram,  [Video]The hardest part about designing a new product or service is that you don’t really know what your potential users might want — but using crowdfunding services like Indiegogo allows you to test the demand for various features before you spend a lot of time on them, designer Mladen Barbaric of Pearl Studios told attendees atGigaom’s Roadmap 2013 conference in San Francisco on Tuesday.…

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Entrepreneurs Windley & Fulling launch Fuse streaming device on Kickstarter

Entrepreneurs Windley & Fulling launch Fuse streaming device on Kickstarter

By Cheryl Conner,  I posed that question this week to my friend Dr. Phil Windley, an expert technologist, Executive Producer of IT Conversations and a serial entrepreneur. He and co-founder Stephen Fulling have launched multiple ventures together beginning with iMALL Inc., which they sold to Excite@home in 1999. Disclosure: I have no current business relationship with Windley and Fulling but provided PR counsel to their company Kynetx in 2009-2010.…

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Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier For Startups to Stand Out

Crowdfunding Site Makes it Easier For Startups to Stand Out

BY MICHELLE GOODMAN   Ryan Feit and James Han wanted their crowdfunding site to be more than a listing service for startups in search of cash. So when the former investors launched New York City-based SeedInvest in February, they handpicked the companies they wanted to include. The idea was to make it easier for startups to stand out from the crowd and give accredited investors the highest caliber of…

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Wearables the star at San Francisco conference

Wearables the star at San Francisco conference

  By Robert Mullins – Sr. Staff Writer – CrowdFundBeat Evidence that the wearable computers space is quickly gaining traction was on display at the Glazed Conference in San Francisco Sept. 30 that drew makers of smart watches, smart phones, music players, health and fitness devices and an abundance of people wearing Google Glass. Attendees learned about how a rush of startups is getting into…

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Mighty No. 9 Crowdfunding Ends At More Than $4 Million

Mighty No. 9 Crowdfunding Ends At More Than $4 Million

Yet another video game mega success story on Kickster, Comcept USA’s Mighty Number 9wrapped up its run yesterday morning with a final pledged total of $3,845,170, ever-so-slightly surpassing its initial goal of $900,000. Quick to help fans make their future gaming dreams come true, however, Comcept also opened up a PayPal account in conjunction with the closing of their Kickstarter campaign with the promise that any…

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Mosaic’s latest crowdfunding project lets you invest in the military

Mosaic’s latest crowdfunding project lets you invest in the military

Mosaic, the California startup that allows the public to invest in solar projects, is now letting folks put their money into a military solar installation. People can invest—and then a return—in a 12.3-megawatt solar photvoltaic installation project across 547 homes at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. The solar installations will meet 30 percent of each household’s electricity needs and help the Department of Defense meet…

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Invested.in launches CrowdFunding portal for institutional funds

Invested.in launches CrowdFunding portal for institutional funds

CrowdFundBeat PR News:  Crowdfunding is not just about startups raising money. Even excluding rewards-based campaigns like those offered by Kickstarter and Indiegogo, so-called equity crowdfunding, the type that represents an investment for ownership in a company or project, can span the gamut of asset classes. And frankly, that’s a good thing, because startup investing simply isn’t a good idea for all aspiring angel investors. But…

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