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Crowdfunding: Crazy Money?

Crowdfunding: Crazy Money?

Crowdfunding website Kickstarter went live in the UK a year ago. All good fun, but does it work? Dave Waller takes a punt.   It’s not easy for entrepreneurs to secure capital these days – at least that’s the received wisdom. But tell that to the American inventors of the Pebble E-Paper Watch, a customisable, smartphone-synching timepiece that launched last year. Seeking a modest $100,000 of investment, the team wound up scoring a whopping $10.3m. In a month. Another example to hit the headlines recently is the Ubuntu Edge smartphone,…

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Brampton director launches film with Kickstarter

Brampton director launches film with Kickstarter

Brampton native and film director Sam Catalfamo is looking to Kickstarter to help fund his first feature film. Minor is the story of two teenage girls who decide to escape their boring lives, and embark on a countrywide music tour. They’re only ambitions are to see the Pacific Ocean and play one great show. Catalfamo, who had success with his directorial debut in 2010 with the film Teen Getaway, had always planned on using Kickstarter to fund his project. But, when he learned that the world’s most successful crowd funding…

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How Crowdfunding Tells the Story of a Hollywood Legend

How Crowdfunding Tells the Story of a Hollywood Legend

By Robert J. Mullins CFB Sr. Staff Writer: The classic Hollywood image of the film industry was parodied in the 1992 film “The Player,” in which Tim Robbins plays a studio executive constantly being pitched movie ideas like “It’s ‘Out of Africa’ meets ‘Pretty Woman,’” or “’Ghost’ meets ‘Manchurian Candidate.’” But today, you don’t have to grovel before a studio exec, you can just go online and pitch to the crowd. Film is one of the most active categories of crowdfunding tracked by the major platforms such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo…

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Crowd-funded Canadian comic book comes to Ottawa

Crowd-funded Canadian comic book comes to Ottawa

All in a Day host Alan Neal makes cameo in True Patriot hardcover A group of artists and writers who launched a fundraising campaign to make and publish an anthology of brand new Canadian superheroes will be in Ottawa Saturday to sign copies of the book. True Patriot was created with the aid of an online campaign to raise funds, one in which people who contributed could donate more for a number of perks. All in a Day host Alan Neal’s donation got him a rare perk for a comic…

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Crowdfunding Brazilians seek to finance Independent Reporters

Crowdfunding Brazilians seek to finance Independent Reporters

Publica, a non-profit investigative reporting and journalism agency in Brazil, has launched its first crowdfunding project. Publica will distribute ten grants of 6 thousand reais (2,500 US dollars) for investigative projects chosen by the public. The competition’s purpose is to expand the grants given to independent reporters and at the same time increase participation of the public, which will participate as an editorial board formed by those who contribute with crowdfunding. According to Natalia Viana, director of Publica, it is a journalist’s dream: O trabalho vai no sentido inverso dos…

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