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Kickstart for What?! Kickstarter Projects Five Years Later

Rhett Grametbauer | Posted 03.24.2017 | Technology
Rhett Grametbauer

The publicist for Henry Ford, William J. Cameron once said, "Money never starts an idea; it is the idea that starts the money." The quote fits quite n...

London Startups: Getting Attention in a Noisy Space

Kristen Tyrrell | Posted 03.24.2017 | Impact
Kristen Tyrrell

There is a sublime energy in London. Young people from all over the world are relocating, re-envisioning, and redefining industries with better techno...

5 Reasons to be Optimistic About Regulation A+

Gary Emmanuel | Posted 03.23.2017 | Business
Gary Emmanuel

Ok I admit it. I was a Regulation A+ skeptic. When the JOBS Act first came out in 2012, predictions that the JOBS Act makeover of Regulation A would b...

Rebuilding the Dead Syria

Rameh Shirazi | Posted 03.23.2017 | College
Rameh Shirazi

If Syrians are given the chance to gain expertise in social work programs, they can help Syrian refugee communities in neighboring countries from marginalization and possibly rebuild, democratically, a better Syria with a better civil society.

What Millennial Entrepreneurs Will Build

Andrew_Yang | Posted 03.22.2017 | Business
Andrew_Yang

This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur. Here at Venture for America, we recruit and train aspiring millennial entrepreneurs who want to l...

Crowdfunding Campaign Aiding Refugees Raises Nearly $15,000 in 72 hours

Jack Choros | Posted 03.18.2017 | Style
Jack Choros

A new, high-end jewelry brand has successfully launched a crowdfunding campaign with a twist that has managed to raise nearly $15,000 in just the firs...

Introduction: Macroeconomic Outlook for Crowdfunding

AdaPia d'Errico | Posted 03.18.2017 | Business
AdaPia d'Errico

Most people readily admit that the financial crisis that besieged the world economy in 2007 was abetted by a lack of institutional oversight and transparency. Undoubtedly, the "Great Recession" and its aftermath has left a legacy of distrust, fear, and trepidation about the economic future.

Moms Are Resorting To Crowdfunding To Cover Unpaid Maternity Leave

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.16.2016 | Parents

It's no secret that the U.S. lags far behind other countries when it comes to paid maternity leave. But the lengths American moms must go to in order ...

Disruption and Conversations Took Over at the NCFA Conference in Toronto

Ian Khan | Posted 03.17.2017 | Business
Ian Khan

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada Conference a few weeks ago in Toronto was a hit. I met with Crowdfunding fanatics, experts and people ...

Woman Repays Homeless Man For Kind Act, With Internet's Help

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.15.2016 | Good News

A woman is rallying the Internet to help a homeless man who looked out for her during her time of need. Nicole Sedgebeer's Facebook post about a Mark...

Two Canadian Start Ups Crushing It On Kickstarter

Jack Choros | Posted 03.13.2017 | Technology
Jack Choros

Two hot Canadian start-up companies have made a splash on the crowdfunding website KickStarter over the past month. One company will keep you warm and...

Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler on Creating Crowdfunding

92nd Street Y | Posted 03.12.2017 | Technology
92nd Street Y

"Could there be a world where a great idea can happen just because other people thought it was cool? Isn't that a universe we should live in where tha...

So You Think You Can Invest: The Reality of Equity Crowdfunding Under a New Rule

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 03.09.2017 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell." Confucius Investors Wanted If anything, May 16th, 2016 sh...

Here's How Hyperloop Is Revolutionizing Crowdsourcing

Jason Volmut | Posted 03.10.2017 | Impact
Jason Volmut

While crowd-funding is attractive to many entrepreneurs, it has a high failure rate. There's a new model in crowd-powered platforms: JumpStartFund. Ju...

6 Important Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Running a Crowdfunding Campaign

Dorit Sasson | Posted 03.05.2017 | Business
Dorit Sasson

A successful planning strategy that helps you reach your financial goals is crucial for running a crowdfunding campaign. But sometimes there are thing...

Do 3 Brilliantly Wonky Crowdfunded Projects Foretell a Climate Revolution?

This Planet | Posted 03.08.2017 | Green
This Planet

So are innovators in science and energy just too wonky to reach out to the public? Not at all - it's looking like they may be just wonky enough. Here are three successful campaigns, each with its own short video by This Planet.

Money Strategy for Your Company: Women Fundraising Experts Talk Shop

Kelly Keenan Trumpbour | Posted 03.03.2017 | Business
Kelly Keenan Trumpbour

On Saturday March 5, I will moderate a panel at the Speak Up Women conference, held at the United Nations in New York. The discussion will center arou...

Is Crowdfunding Turning Contagious?

Ian Khan | Posted 02.26.2017 | Business
Ian Khan

With so much innovation going on around us, funding the cause is one of the top priorities of any entrepreneur. With popular crowdfunding websites lik...

Invest In Who You Know -- Part 1

John Katovich | Posted 02.23.2017 | Business
John Katovich

There's an old saying that you should "invest in what you know," but what's far more valuable is when you can "invest in who you know" as well.

Loan vs. Crowdfund: Which Is the Best Option for Funding?

AJ Agrawal | Posted 02.23.2017 | Business
AJ Agrawal

Funding your business is the first big challenge you will have to contend with. The best option for funding isn't always the traditional route. At the...

A Crowdfunding Campaign Just Saved This Beautiful Beach

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.24.2016 | Good News

Nearly 40,000 people banded together to protect a pristine beach in New Zealand, successfully raising $2 million in a crowdfunding campaign to buy the...

There's a New-Old Sheriff in Town: Royalty Financing for Young Ventures

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 02.22.2017 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Do you remember that story from the early '90s when Arthur Fox pioneered royalty financing as a new form of venture capital? No, me neither. But the fact is that's when we got the first revenue based financing model operating here in the U.S.

5 Things to Think About Before Crowdfunding for Someone in Need

Meghan Murphy | Posted 02.19.2017 | Impact
Meghan Murphy

At HandUp we've spent the last three years focused on crowdfunding for individuals experiencing poverty. Here are five key things we've learned to ensure a fundraising campaign for someone in need is a success for everyone.

Jose Antonio Vargas' New Site Aims To Tell Better Story About Race And Identity In America

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.18.2016 | Media

Jose Antonio Vargas thinks the national media is missing the big picture when it comes to race, culture and immigration in America. As an outspoken jo...

Kathleen Willey Wants You to Buy Her a House

Terry Krepel | Posted 02.11.2017 | Politics
Terry Krepel

Back in 2013, Kathleen Willey attempted to cash in on being a professional victim with Clinton-hating right-wingers by begging for money to pay off her house.