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Annagemina setzt auf Fans

Annagemina setzt auf Fans

Ina Schäfer, 20.12.2013 – stuttgarter-zeitung.de – Stuttgart – Ja, Weihnachten ist hart. Finanziell gesehen. Da fließt das meiste Geld in die Weihnachtsgeschenke für die Lieben, und schon ist Ebbe im Geldbeutel. Sollte doch noch der ein oder andere Betrag auszumachen sein, so kann man diesen jetzt aber ganz sinnvoll anlegen. In gute Musik zum Beispiel. Die tollen Annagemina aus Stuttgart nämlich haben vor wenigen Tagen eine Crowdfunding-Aktion gestartet, um ihr neues und drittes Album zu finanzieren. Die Musikproduktion ist schon fertiggestellt, mit Hilfe von Freunden, das über Startnext gesammelte Geld soll komplett in die Herstellung der…

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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 be channeled to startups and businesses throughout the world, according to a new World Bank report…

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CrowdFunding is test market for product launch

CrowdFunding is test market for product launch

by Mathew Ingram,  [Video]The hardest part about designing a new product or service is that you don’t really know what your potential users might want — but using crowdfunding services like Indiegogo allows you to test the demand for various features before you spend a lot of time on them, designer Mladen Barbaric of Pearl Studios told attendees atGigaom’s Roadmap 2013 conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. Barbaric, whose design agency helped create the Misfit Shine — a wearable activity monitor that was one of the highest-funded projects on Indiegogo, raising close to $900,000 over the course of…

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Could Crowdfunding Help This Man Walk Again?

Could Crowdfunding Help This Man Walk Again?

By Queen Muse  Steven Quigley never expected to be the victim of a tragic accident. But on one fateful night in 2011, the then 37-year-old New Jersey native was brutally attacked and knocked unconscious by unknown assailants after an outing with friends in Old City. Coming to grips with the brutality of his mysterious and still unsolved attack was only half of the battle for Quigley. After learning that the attack had left him with a quad spinal injury and a prognosis of life in a wheelchair with a 10-percent chance of ever walking again, Quigley later became…

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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 such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Rwanda where the gorillas are found and…

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Star Citizen hits $25 million on CrowdFunding

Star Citizen hits $25 million on CrowdFunding

Story by Brenna Hillier, Just last weekend, Star Citizen hit $23 million and announced its latest stretch goal, so it made $2 million in just about one week. In a new Letter from the Chairman, creator Chris Roberts said October is the space sim’s “single biggest month for crowd funding yet”. By hitting $25 million, fans have ensured that Cloud Imperium Games can run a much larger alpha test than initially projected, which should result in a stronger finished game; 50,000 extra tester slots will be added to the alpha. The next stretch goal is $27…

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Play-i looks to crowdfunding to teach kids to code

Play-i looks to crowdfunding to teach kids to code

by Don Reisinger,  October 28, 2013 8:33 AM PDA startup has surfaced that wants to raise cash to teach your children how to code. Play-i, a California-based company founded by a group of Google, Apple, and Frog Design engineers, has launched a crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising $250,000. If the goal is met, the company will be able to mass-produce its Play-i Robots for kids aged 5 and up. The idea behind Play-i is simple: Teach kids how to string together code to create applications. In order to do that, however, the company relies on robots and an iPad that…

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Radio CrowdFund with Paul Schomer

Radio CrowdFund with Paul Schomer

Paul Schomer. I was born and raised in the Washington, DC, metro area and I’ve been a rock music junkie and musician for much of my rather lengthy life. I wrote a few music stories for Reuters in the early 1990s, produced a independent new music television show in DC in the mid-1990s and then did a brief spell as a segment producer for VH-1. I hosted a weekly songwriters showcase in DC during the late 1990s. https://soundcloud.com/thesuburbs/turn-the-radio-on From 2000 to the end of 2004 (drum roll, please) I worked at National Public Radio as a…

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‘Happy Days’ is here again as a musical with CrowdFunding

‘Happy Days’ is here again as a musical with CrowdFunding

By James Quinn,  It may not have graced prime-time British TV for decades, but the iconic American sitcom that made household names of “The Fonz” and Richie Cunningham is to return courtesy of an innovative form of financing. Happy Days – A New Musical is the first major theatrical production to use equity crowd-funding to raise the money it needs to tour the UK. The show’s producers are hoping to raise £250,000 via the Seedrs crowd-funding platform. Investors – who are able to back the play’s six-month run – can put in as little as £10 to…

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Entrepreneurs Windley & Fulling launch Fuse streaming device on Kickstarter

Entrepreneurs Windley & Fulling launch Fuse streaming device on Kickstarter

By Cheryl Conner,  I posed that question this week to my friend Dr. Phil Windley, an expert technologist, Executive Producer of IT Conversations and a serial entrepreneur. He and co-founder Stephen Fulling have launched multiple ventures together beginning with iMALL Inc., which they sold to Excite@home in 1999. Disclosure: I have no current business relationship with Windley and Fulling but provided PR counsel to their company Kynetx in 2009-2010. This week Windley and Fulling crossed another horizon together when they pressed the Launch button on their first crowdfunding campaign with Kickstarter to fund a project called Fuse. Fuse is a device…

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