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23 Jul 2017 - 09:15
Author: Crowdfunding Insider
Posted: 8 Aug 2017 - 09:17
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From almost any standpoint, crowdfunding is one of the most misunderstood subjects in modern history, if people know what it is at all.  Far too many people approach crowdfunding with the mentality of a prospector off to the gold mine to make their fortune; they operate under the mistaken notion that all they need to do launch their campaign and immediately start raising money day and night.

Just a few of the many subsets of this thinking include:

19 Jul 2017 - 17:15
Author: Crowdfunding Insider
Posted: 24 Aug 2017 - 17:23
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The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is in the midst of its annual European Benchmarking report and has launched an open call for crowdfunding platform to participate by providing data. The survey data is collected directly from online marketplace from 28 countries in Europe with

16 Jul 2017 - 15:45
Author: Oneangrygamer
Posted: 1 Aug 2017 - 15:50
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Uncasual Games has a Neolithic era indie RTS game currently in the works, which takes gamers back in time to build civilization in unconventional ways. This very game goes by the name of Ancient Cities, which has passed its crowd funded goal and has received a new screenshot. Read more below.

16 Jul 2017 - 09:15
Posted: 1 Aug 2017 - 09:49
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On June 20th 2017 European creatives and cultural organisations, crowdfunding platforms, researchers, start-ups, investors, and policy makers met in Brussels as part of the 1st European Conference on crowdfunding for culture called "More than Funding".

The pros and cons of crowdfunding; crowdfunding4culture; crowdfunding; investment; culture; IDEA Consult
6 Jul 2017 - 12:45
Author: City AM
Posted: 6 Jul 2017 - 12:52
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People are divided about crowdfunding. While many investors and businesses see it as invaluable, it often comes with a number of caveats which shouldn’t be ignored.

4 Jul 2017 - 21:00
Author: Science Business
Posted: 4 Jul 2017 - 20:54
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The European Innovation Council will experiment with new forms of funding, including grant-loan combinations and crowdfunding, when it begins life soon in a preliminary, pilot version.

A draft plan, dated from March but subject to change, gives an early view of European Commission thinking about a new body that has been the subject of much debate and anticipation amongst research lobbyists in Brussels over the past two years.

crowdfunding; facebook; culture; agriculture; idea consult
4 Jul 2017 - 20:45
Author: Brussels Express
Posted: 4 Jul 2017 - 20:48
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Stefano Caccavari is a young Italian from Calabria who achieved a world record: he collected five

crowdfunding; netherlands; crowdfunding4culture; IDEA Consult; 2017
4 Jul 2017 - 07:00
Author: Crowdfunding Insider
Posted: 4 Jul 2017 - 07:03
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A report by Dutch crowdfunding agency Douw & Koren is reporting that crowdfunding is once again on the rise in the Netherlands. Following a challenging 2016 during which sector growth stagnating, during the first 6 months of 2017 crowdfunding is seeing renewed momentum.

Crowdfunding4Culture; 2017; Conference Photos; IDEA Consult; More than Funding;
29 Jun 2017 - 14:00
Posted: 31 Jul 2017 - 14:02
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On June 20th 2017 European creatives and cultural organisations, crowdfunding platforms, researchers, start-ups, investors, and policy makers met in Brussels as part of the Crowdfunding4Culture pilot. After the welcoming speech of Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics, the event explored the current state of crowdfunding for culture and its role in lowering the barriers

Corruption control, regulation quality, and trust in strangers are the key factors affecting volume of crowd financing; IDEA Consult, Crowdfunding4culture; cambridge judge school
27 Jun 2017 - 19:30
Author: Cambridge Network
Posted: 27 Jun 2017 - 19:43
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A country’s control of corruption and quality of regulation are significant factors in the volume of crowd financing being carried out, but the type of legal system (civil or common law) has little effect, according to a new study at Cambridge Judge Business School based on more than 1,300 crowdsourcing platforms in 157 countries.