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Zoomaal, primo sito di crowdfunding arabo: “Finanzia la creatività”

Zoomaal, primo sito di crowdfunding arabo: “Finanzia la creatività”

di Alberto Mucci | 16 novembre 2013 | Fatto Quotidiano – Il crowdfunding sbarca in Medio Oriente. Si chiama Zoomaal ed è una nuova start-up fondata da Abdallah Abdi, 21enne libanese il cui desiderio di vedere un mondo arabo “più dinamico, meno dipendente dagli aiuti di Stato e proiettato verso il futuro”. E consente di finanziare progetti per cui difficilmente si riesce a trovare sostegno, anche a causa di in un sistema bancario generalmente restio al credito alle piccole medie…

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Volontariato e crowdfunding per azzerare i debiti studenteschi [USA]

Volontariato e crowdfunding per azzerare i debiti studenteschi [USA]

di Ottavia Spaggiari – 04/12/2013 – Vita.it Una nuova piattaforma, aiuterà i neolaureati statunitensi a ripagare il proprio prestito attraverso una formula che unisce crowdfunding e volontariato. Si chiama Zero Bound e offre agli utenti la possibilità di registrarsi online, porsi un obiettivo di raccolta fondi e offrire ore di tempo per avere un impatto positivo sulla comunità in cui si vive. Proprio come su un sito di crowdfunding, gli utenti promuoveranno la richiesta di raccolta fondi tra i propri…

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Crowdfunding in China could be $50 billion business by 2025

Crowdfunding in China could be $50 billion business by 2025

By Vickie Elmer – Nov. 18, 2013 – The biggest crowdfunded project in China has drawn 5,533 donors and raised more than $200,000 to support an online cartoon series called “A Hundred Thousand Bad Jokes” on China’s first crowdfunding site, DemoHour. This is paltry sum compared to crowdfunding projects in the US, which have reached upwards of $10 million—but that is about to change. By 2025, crowdfunding in China could explode to $46 -$50 billion—about half the amount expected to…

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Sir David Attenborough launches first crowdfunding campaign to save mountain gorilla

Sir David Attenborough launches first crowdfunding campaign to save mountain gorilla

By Miranda Prynne, Sir David Attenborough has launched his first ever crowdfunding charity campaign to help save the mountain gorilla. The wildlife expert aims to raise £110,000 by December 11 to supportFauna & Flora International’s work in protecting the critically endangered species. Launching the fundraising drive, he said: “If we are to ensure the survival of mountain gorillas, it is vital that the global community supports our efforts.” Conservation charity Fauna & Flora work closely with local communities in African countries…

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Crowdfunding and Innovation Management

Crowdfunding and Innovation Management

    By Owen Ray,  We all know the importance of continuous innovation, and around here we’ve been talking a lot about harnessing the power of the crowd to keep the idea machine running. Crowdsourcing is a great way to generate new ideas and solve tough problems, but it’s only a part of your innovation management process. With all of these ideas and solutions pouring in from the crowd, you’re eventually going to need to pony up some cash to execute on them.…

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Can Hardware Crowdfunding Site Dragon Innovation Outdo Generalists Like Kickstarter?

Can Hardware Crowdfunding Site Dragon Innovation Outdo Generalists Like Kickstarter?

BY LORA KOLODNY , WSJ manufacturing services firm called Dragon Innovation has launched a specialized crowdfunding site that allows select makers of consumer hardware to “pre-sell” their inventions online, including in large, wholesale volumes. Courtesy of Mimo The Mimo, a wearable baby monitor, is one of the hardware projects raising cash through Dragon Innovation. Unlike general crowdfunding platforms IndieGogo and Kickstarter, DragonInnovation.com runs strict due diligence research before allowing any entrepreneur to post a campaign and helps approved hardware makers refine their designs,…

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Live Interview with Amanda Barbara of Pubslush

Live Interview with Amanda Barbara of Pubslush

Amanda Barbara, Vice President of Pubslush, will join CrowdFundBeat for a live interview on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM Pacific. Amanda will discuss her passion for changing the world through literacy and crowdfunding. Bio for Amanda Barbara: A philanthropist at heart, she serves on the board of directors for the Pubslush Foundation, which supports children’s literacy initiatives worldwide, and is a founder and director of The Barbara Family Foundation, an organization committed to assisting charities and children in…

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World record for equity crowdfunding

World record for equity crowdfunding

British television presenter Kevin McCloud’s design-led housing development firm has broken the world record for equity crowdfunding by securing investments in excess of £1.9 million from members of the public via online platform Crowdcube. Established by the presenter of television series Grand Designs to build well-designed, affordable and sustainable housing, Hab Housing Limited (HAB) closed its crowdfunding investment campaign last night having beaten the previous record of £1.5 million with pledges of £1,904,540. It is the largest amount of money…

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