Category Archives: Current Events in Crowdfunding

Monday News Round-Up: Kick Off Your Week World-Cup Style

If you’ve been living on this planet during the past few weeks, you’ve probably noticed that many of your friends and co-workers have suddenly turned into life-long football (i.e. soccer) fans. Whether or not you’ve caught the bug, we’ve found … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding University Research: Keeping Politics out of Science

When Susan Nagel — a professor and researcher at the University of Missouri — sought funding for a project on the environmental and public-health impacts of hydraulic fracturing (or ‘fracking,’ as it is commonly known), she ran into some not-so-unexpected … Continue reading

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Protecting Consumers in the Donation Crowdfunding Market

On Monday, Smithsonian published an article projecting that transparency issues in the donation crowdfunding market will eventually lead to “a big, public fallout” as donors who have been duped into contributing to misleading tech campaigns begin to hold platforms responsible. … Continue reading

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Platform-Free vs. Ad-Hoc: What’s the Difference?

When the founders of Lockitron — a keyless entry hardware system — had their project kicked off of Kickstarter in 2012, they took an uncommon route to launching their campaign: coding their own crowdfunding software. They then released that software … Continue reading

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The Rise of Platform-Free Crowdfunding

When Launcht came onto the crowdfunding scene in 2011, it provided a product that was the first of its kind: a white-label crowdfunding system that organizations could wrap their branding around and build into their existing webpages. Now, just three years … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding as the Future of Campaign Finance

When most people think of Super PACs, they think of shady groups in which multi-millionaires come together to exert their influence on national politics. That’s what Harvard professor Larry Lessig had in mind when he created MayDay.us in May, which … Continue reading

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The Scoop on Intrastate Equity Crowdfunding Exemptions

When its newly-passed legislation went live on June 1, Wisconsin became the 11th state since 2011 to pass its own intrastate equity crowdfunding exemption, allowing general solicitation of funds within state borders. These 11 states have all taken matters into … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding and Craft Beer

Back in December, Michigan joined the host of states that have preempted the completion of the JOBS act by passing their own intrastate equity crowdfunding exemption, allowing non-accredited investors to invest in startups within state lines. Five months later, Tecumseh … Continue reading

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Launcht White Label Crowdfunding Client WeRaise in the Press

We could not be happier to see, long time Launcht Client, WeRaise profiled on CrowdSourcing.org. They continue to do a great job in rallying christian communities around worth initiatives through their Crowdfunding Platform. To see our thoughts about their work … Continue reading

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Is Equity Crowdfunding Right for Your Organization?

To say that equity crowdfunding has exploded in the past twelve months is an understatement. Check out this Google Trends chart, which maps the frequency of web searches for ‘equity crowdfunding’: With all this web traffic, it’s easy to see … Continue reading

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