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Indiegogo Sets Sights On ‘Holy Grail’ Of Crowdfunding

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business

Indiegogo is eyeing its next milestone.  The site, along with many in the startup industry, awaits a federal ruling on equity crowdfunding,...

Dragstrip 66 Documentary Unearths Otherworldly Nightlife Drag Paradise

Matt Baume | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

The door policy of "Dress a Mess, Get in for Less" ensured that anyone in outlandish costumes or drag would be guaranteed cheap admission. And a regular "Promenade" event allowed anyone in any fancy mode of dress to climb up on stage and strut their stuff.

Freed Texas Death Row Survivor Gets Crowdfunding Help

The Huffington Post | Matt Ramos | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

The crowdfunding site Indiegogo Life is usually used to raise money for medical emergencies, to help families recover from fires, or even to pay for ...

Remembering Andre Gray

Sue Kerr | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

When I read the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, I do think of Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice. I also think of Penny Proud, London Chanel and Candra Keels. But I also think of Andre and the two other young queer people of color who been murdered in Pittsburgh in the past two years.

Pot Investments Versus Angel Investments: It is Time to Worry, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

The devil is in the data. How else do you explain the fact that $23.3 billion was invested in the marijuana penny stock market last year -- almost as much as the $24.1 billion total of angel investments over the same period.

The Wild and Weird World of Chinese Crowd-Funding

Akshan deAlwis | Posted 07.20.2015 | Impact
Akshan deAlwis

A new chapter was written in the saga of crowd-funding earlier this month as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) dipped for the first time into the murky waters of crowd-funding in the United States.

Successfully Unsuccessfully Funded: How A Failed Kickstarter Helped My Business

Omar Mamoon | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Omar Mamoon

I started DOUGH & CO, my cookie dough business, two-and-a-half years ago. I always had a strong interest and passion for food, and I had saved up some money after working a corporate nine-to-five for several years. The time was ripe, and I was ready to start my own business.

One Man is Crowdfunding an End to Gun Violence

NationSwell | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact
NationSwell

Gun By Gun has crowdsourced more than $80,000, using the money to collect more than 750 guns in four cities over the course of five campaigns to end gun violence.

6 Strategies for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Melinda Emerson | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

When you start a small business, it's not easy to get credit from traditional sources, so you've got to think creatively when it comes to raising capital. Crowdfunding has become a popular fundraising route for new or growing businesses.

The One Thing You Need Before Embarking on a Crowdfunding Campaign

Dorit Sasson | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Dorit Sasson

On the first day of campaigning, I didn't think much of them, but by the second week, I felt like a bowling pin constantly being knocked over. How much more knocking over could I possibly take?

Three Lessons From a Hero-Building Entrepreneur

John Bowen | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we don't want to just grow our businesses -- we want to grow them exponentially. That's why I love seeking out advice from the top serial entrepreneurs: business owners who have built one successful company after another after another.

Iowa Student Journalists Launch Independent Newspaper After Facing Campus Retaliation

Student Press Law Center | Posted 07.07.2015 | College
Student Press Law Center

After facing harassment and intimidation from Muscatine Community College administrators and then filing a federal lawsuit against their college, a small group of student journalists will launch their own independent newspaper, The Spotlight, this week.

The Promising Future of Real Estate Crowdfunding

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 07.03.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

The American public's trust in big banks is nearing all-time lows. An increasing number of investors are tired of receiving zero to negligible net returns from their local banks. As a result, a higher percentage of investors are seeking new avenues for efficient and transparent investing.

Jenny Che

The 'Greek Bailout' On Indiegogo Is Still Over $1 Billion Short

HuffingtonPost.com | Jenny Che | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business

That's a long way to go.

Public Access to Startup Investments

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

In the United States, for the first time since 1933, you do not have to earn more then $200k annually or be a millionaire to invest in startups. As long as the startup raises less than fifty million dollars annually, anyone can now get into the game at the ground level.

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

Forget Your Bank -- Here Are Four New Sources of Capital You Probably Didn't Know

Gene Marks | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Gene Marks

Sure, all the traditional means of raising money are still there. And approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders have hit new highs according to a popular monthly credit index report. But banks and those traditional financing options are no longer the only game in town.

Interview With Amanda Barbara of Pubslush, Crowdfunding for Authors

Dorit Sasson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Dorit Sasson

Crowdfunding. It's become such a popular and trendy step for entrepreneurs and small business to do yet many authors have no idea there is such a thin...

Are You An Accredited Investor? It May Not Matter Soon

Jorge Newbery | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Many people who want to invest in startups, real estate crowdfunding projects, and other privately placed investment vehicles are surprised to learn that these opportunities are typically only open to accredited investors.

Shine Louise Houston & Jiz Lee: Crowdfunding Queer Porn Their Way....

Dar Dowling | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Dar Dowling

Crowdfunding Queer Porn? Yes, that's exactly what Shine Louise Houston, the director and producer behind Pink & White Productions, is doing with a little help from gender queer porn star Jiz Lee, her second in command at the studio.

A Simple Wish: Rachael's Story

Sarah Cannata | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Sarah Cannata

Kids such as 9 year-old Rachael have experienced more hospital visits and grit their teeth through more ongoing treatment than I ever have. Maybe more than you have too.

Vermont Encourages Citizens to Invest Locally

Rich Nadworny | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Rich Nadworny

Startup companies, at one point or another, need money to grow. That's always been a challenge and will continue to be one. In a small, rural state like Vermont, a state with few venture capital companies and angel investors, entrepreneurs face serious challenges in raising money.

Feds Crack Down On Crowdfunding Projects That Don't Follow Through

Associated Press | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are going after people who raise money online through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe but don'...

College Student Crowdfunds His Own Custom Cancer Treatment

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.11.2015 | College

His cancer is exceedingly rare. His insurance company likely won't pay for experimental treatment. Against all odds, a Miami college student began a c...

Alexander Howard

Documentary Project On Black Women In Tech Smashes Kickstarter Goal

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology

"People do want to hear our story. It's given people something to believe, particularly women of color, who were starting to feel almost abused by the tech world."