It has undoubtedly been a game-changer for entrepreneurial finance, but researchers are discovering new inequalities and risks for investors.
Crowdfunding platforms could create opportunities to partner individual campaigns with philanthropic organizations that address background causes of health-care gaps.
Medical crowdfunding raises billions of dollars annually -- mostly for those who already have good jobs and own their own homes.
Downtown Seattle’s busy, protected bike lanes.
Seattle Department of Transportation
This collective fundraising technique helps defuse anti-cyclist sentiment before it dooms protected bike lanes and other new infrastructure.
The results of a recent study indicate that it’s never too late to get a crowdfunding campaign on a successful track -- provided creators can get a surge in pledges rolling
Crowdfunded campaigns to save the orange-bellied parrot are a rare ray of hope.
When environmental needs outstrip government funds, people power steps up.
An increasing list of rare diseases can now be treated with gene therapy. But we need to figure out a way to make them affordable.
Even as digital social innovations (DSI) are booming in Europe, obstacles remain for their being able to provide effective solutions to the big challenges of our times.
Jonathan Cheever is an Olympic snowboarder – and a plumber.
AP Photo/Lee Jin-man
A lack of federal funding for their training, travel or living expenses leaves many elite American athletes juggling day jobs and scrambling to pay their bills.
The new way of getting investors involved through crowdfunding will be treated just like any normal share issue — without any special tax offsets, write-offs or capital gains tax relief at all.
New crowd-sourced funding legislation for startups is meant to provide incentives for investors - but it doesn't quite achieve that goal.
She’s crowdfunding her start-up. But can it get off the ground?
Crowdfunding has seen booming growth for several years. A study of Ulule, Europe’s leading crowdfunding platform, shows that reciprocal gift can be a path to success.
Artist Cathrin Machin successfully crowdfunded her project Beautifully Nerdy Deep Space Paintings & Prints.
Cathrin Machin/Used with permission
Many Australian artists have seized on the chance to crowdfund their work through agents such as Patreon and Kickstarter. But crowdfunding should not be a substitute for government support for the arts.
Post-its are a great idea, but would they have made it on Kickstarter?
To attract the most crowdfunding, a product should be framed as either new or useful.
The Mayak satellite will unfold a giant reflective pyramid that will be seen from Earth.
It promises to be one of the brightest objects in the night sky once the Mayak satellite unfolds a giant pyramid reflector. But what is it going to do?
Brenda Fassie performing in her hey day.
There are a few things that musicians should understand about the music industry if they are to avoid being taken for a ride.
It's widely known as a crowdfunding record-breaker, but the painstaking work to recreate Hiroshima in a new anime film is a nod to its traditional roots.
Will equity crowdfunding work in Australia?
Investors will soon be able to invest A$10,000 in a start-up through a crowdfunding platform. But parts of the law are still too restrictive.
Interior of the ‘Great Hall’ at the old Fyansford Paper Mills.
Photographer: Donna Squire
The people of Geelong are connecting with their industrial past as the city undergoes a community-led creative transformation.
Budding entrepreneurs take note – here's how to raise money to fund your dream project.
The government could help small startups grow and innovate by allowing them to access crowd equity funding.
New sources of funding are posing a problem to the way we categorise companies.
The blockchain is software that stores and transfers value or data across the internet.
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Multiple use cases for the blockchain are currently being tested, so it's worth learning the basics.