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Opinion/Analysis

The Full Saga of Patreon’s Failed Payment Policy Change

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The time: December 6, 2017. The place: Internet creators’ inboxes everywhere. That’s when they received an email update from Patreon titled “Creators now take home exactly 95%.” In it, the popular membership platform detailed a payment policy change that would immediately become their worst…

Funding

GoFundMe Challenge Could Get You $10,000 For Your Cause

By | Nov 22, 2016 at 5:50 pm

When people need a little help raising money for community efforts, college funds, medical bills, adopting a dog, among other things, they often turn to GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform. As part of the season of giving, the company announced the #GoBeyondGiving…

Funding

iFundWomen Is the Crowdfunding Platform for Women-Led Businesses

By | Nov 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Crowdfunding platforms have become all the rage in the startup world. This simple way of acquiring funding allows family, friends, and followers to invest their hard-earned money into a projects they actually believe in. Products like the Oculus Rift and 3Doodler all got their…

Product Launch

Crowdfunding Platform Razoo Gets Personal

By | May 2, 2016 at 9:45 am

You could say Razoo was doing crowdfunding before it was cool. But to that same effect you could also say that every nonprofit or foundation was doing crowdfunding before it was cool. Razoo was founded in 2006 as a way for people to give and…

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Atlanta

RealStarter.Co: A Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform [VIDEO]

By | Mar 31, 2016 at 2:15 pm

At SXSW this year we had the chance to meet some really amazing .Co’s. One of them was RealStarter.Co, a real estate crowdfunding platform for investors, real estate promoters, developers, and anyone else who wants to get into the market. We had the opportunity to…

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Diversity

Chicago

This Veteran is Helping People Fuel Their Dreams

By | Aug 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

For a lot of people, the realization that they’re meant to walk an entrepreneurial life path strikes at seemingly random times – almost out of the blue. That is, most of the entrepreneurs I speak with can trace their journey back to one formative…

Marketplace

Xeelion: Crowdfunding for College Entrepreneurs

By | Apr 16, 2014 at 6:05 pm

According to a 2013 report by the World Bank, the crowdfunding investment market is predicted to hit $93 billion by the year 2025. For 2014, it’s predicted that the industry could reach $10 billion. With this continual increase of crowdfunded investments, several platforms have emerged to…