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TubeStart Announces Royalty Crowdfunding for Digital Video Content Creators

TubeStart Announces Royalty Crowdfunding for Digital Video Content Creators

TubeStart, the only crowdfunding platform dedicated to YouTube content creators, announced this week that the company plans to roll out royalty-based crowdfunding to its users pending implementation of Title III (i.e., unaccredited) crowdfunding rules by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Already a leader in subscription-based crowdfunding solutions for digital video creators, TubeStart will pioneer the royalty-based crowdfunding model, allowing everyday Americans to invest in the entertainment projects they love and realize a financial return. The announcement follows this week’s news that the SEC has officially lifted the ban on general solicitation pursuant to Title II…

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How Established Businesses Can Benefit From Crowdfunding

How Established Businesses Can Benefit From Crowdfunding

Paul Fulton could have easily turned to his Silicon Valley connections to help bankroll a new product from his startup Cloudsona, which makes and sells wireless wristbands that synchronize with light shows at concerts, clubs and sporting events. The man knows people; he has held top positions at Compaq and 3Com and worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Mayfield Fund before founding a software company that was later sold to Cisco. But to fund and launch Cloudsona’s latest product, Fulton turned to Kickstarter. Cloudsona’s crowdfunding campaign asked for $75,000 to produce Wave, a wristband and smartphone…

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Crowdfunding for local power

Crowdfunding for local power

With corporate social responsibility and the “less bad” initiatives of corporations crowding today’s sustainable business headlines, it’s not every day you get a story like this. It’s the story of a hugely successful David vs. Goliath Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign fighting against Xcel Energy’s efforts to help undermine localized power in Boulder, CO, with what opponents are calling a misleading and disingenuous ballot initiative. Yes, that’s Xcel Energy, regarded as one of the most progressive energy utilities in the United States. The same investor-owned utility that, according to grassroots group New Era Colorado Foundation, is unable or…

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Exclusive Interview: Devin Thorpe with social entrepreneur Lesley Mansford CEO of Razoo

Exclusive Interview: Devin Thorpe with social entrepreneur Lesley Mansford CEO of Razoo

Live Interview 2:00 PM PST. What is Razoo? More than a Website Razoo is a movement of people who want to make generosity a part of everyday life. Living Generously Generosity is win-win. Not only does it make the world a better place, it also makes us happy and fulfilled – especially when we give to the people and causes we care about most.   Lesley Mansford, CEO: I want to make a difference by democratizing philanthropy so that everyone can be a philanthropist. Lesley is a seasoned GM, marketer and entrepreneur with over 20 years of…

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YouTube video production meets crowdfunding

YouTube video production meets crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has become a viable way for budding entrepreneurs to jumpstart a project, charity or the like. Kickstarter, Indiegogo, GoFundme and Crowdrise are just a few of the many services that use the power of the people (and their pockets) to help smaller businesses and causes succeed. Other people, mostly musical or visual artists, however, are harnessing YouTube to share their work with the world. With more than 1 billion visitors a month and some significant success stories to date (ever hear of Justin Bieber?) YouTube seems a natural place to showcase talent on a shoestring…

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Hollywood Harnesses Crowdfunding Potential to Raise Resources for Charity

Hollywood Harnesses Crowdfunding Potential to Raise Resources for Charity

Nonprofits like Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation are benefiting from the power of millions of engaged web surfers. When Samuel L. Jackson was looking to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association, he turned to Prizeo.com to create a sticky message. In a bid to lift the “please give” plea above the din, the website and the notoriously foul-mouthed actor launched an accompanying video post of Jackson reading a Breaking Bad monologue. The video went viral, and the effort raised $170,000 for Alzheimer’s disease. Similarly, Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation teamed up with eBay last…

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A rare look into crowdfunding in Japan: Interview with video game – Monken – creators

A rare look into crowdfunding in Japan: Interview with video game – Monken – creators

Original Article/Interview from IndieGames: Team Grand Slam, a collection of veteran Japanese developers behind the upcoming free-to-play Monken, recently ran a successful crowdfunding campaign on a Japanese platform called Campfire. They raised just under ¥2.5 million ($25,000 USD) for the development of a game they plan to release under a Creative Commons license. That may not seem like much money compared to the amounts raised by developers like Double Fine and Obsidian, but it’s the largest amount raised for a game on this Japanese crowdfunding site to date. We mentioned this back in March, but Monken is an upcoming free-to-play game in which…

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How to convince skeptical backers to support your campaign – CFB Contributor CrowdCrux

How to convince skeptical backers to support your campaign – CFB Contributor CrowdCrux

“The fact is that objections are good. Objections indicate interest. Successful sales have twice as many objections as unsuccessful sales.” – Brian Tracy, bestselling author of The Psychology of Selling Don’t you just hate objections? Why can’t we just get what we want with no hassle? Say you’ve just spent thirty minutes pouring your heart out, trying to get your family excited about this awesome new project you just launched on Kickstarter. It seems like no matter what you say or how passionately you say it, they’ll come back with something like, “Yea, but I don’t want…

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Interview with Tile Founders about Crowdfunding $1,000,000 for community driven device – HackThings

Interview with Tile Founders about Crowdfunding $1,000,000 for community driven device – HackThings

Tile is a tiny Bluetooth LE radio that you can attach to anything. It’s not the first to do this, but it’s very small, very elegant, inexpensive and it comes with two key differentiators. First, it lasts a year and there’s no need (or ability) to change the batteries. You just exchange them for new Tiles at the end of the year. Second, Tile taps the community of Tile app users to create a kind of universal lost and found. If any device running the Tile app happens across a Tile that’s been marked as lost, it will automatically…

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Hollywood’s Adam Corolla heads to FundAnything & Chief Creative Officer Brad Wyman talks about funding film

Adam Corolla doesn’t pull punches about the kinds of folks you have to go to to get a Hollywood movie made. “Most of those guys are idiots and they’re pompous and they make crap,” said the podcast king and former star of The Man Showand Loveline. “I got tired of dealing with these idiots.” Instead, he’s taken to Donald Trump-connected crowdfunding site FundAnything to raise money for Road Hard, the movie he wants to make about down-on-their-luck comics. “Instead of begging these idiots…I thought, let’s just take it to the people,” he said. And so far, he’s had success, raising $665,300 of the $1 million…

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