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Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – September 2

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – September 2

Check out our curated Weekly RoundUP of the breaking and must-read news – South African website crowdsourcing reports of xenophobic violence; Google is crowdsourcing Android Wear watch face designs; crowdfunding site Kickstarter has launched in Singapore; and more ......

Is India on the Verge of Entering Full-Fledged Crowd Economy?

Is India on the Verge of Entering Full-Fledged Crowd Economy?

The second largest populated country in the world — India — is today the world’s third largest startup ecosystem where disruptors are bridging gaps in on-demand services, employment, resource utilization and digital literacy among other categories. But are these...

Equity Crowdfunding Tips From Around The World

Equity Crowdfunding Tips From Around The World

There is nothing better than learning from those who have done it before. I have recently interviewed seventeen companies who have been through equity crowdfunding, and heard their insights about what they thought of the experience, and what worked best for them. They...

What role will platform cooperatives play in the sharing economy?

What role will platform cooperatives play in the sharing economy?

Fairmondo is an eBay-like marketplace specialising in ethical goods and services. But sellers and buyers don’t just use the platform. They own it. It’s one of a number of platform cooperatives hoping to shake up the sharing economy through community-run alternatives...

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – August 26

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – August 26

Check out our curated Weekly Roundup of the breaking and must-read news – major banks working together on a digital currency, Siemens joining building technology crowdsourcing community, MindSumo helping college students through crowdsourcing and many more ... Four...

Bitcoin has a pretty bad reputation

Bitcoin has a pretty bad reputation

Bitcoin’s own website says “Bitcoin allows exciting uses that could not be covered by any previous payment system.” That’s certainly coming true, it is now often associated with cyber-criminals and drug dealers, and to be honest that association isn't entirely...

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – August 19

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – August 19

Check out our curated Weekly Roundup of the breaking news and must-read - crowdsourcing the fight against cancer, using machine learning to predict out-of-sample performance of trading algorithms; Canadian Olympians crowdfunding their way to Rio and many more ... ...

India’s Top 10 Crowdfunding Platforms

India’s Top 10 Crowdfunding Platforms

The global crowdfunding industry generated about $34.4 billion in capital last year. No reliable numbers are available for India though it is estimated it accounts for a small fraction of this. Yet local crowdfunding sites are proliferating and drawing attention from...

Deliveroo’s attempted new pay deal a return to “bad old days”?

Deliveroo’s attempted new pay deal a return to “bad old days”?

Deliveroo sparked a rebellion among a section of its London delivery workers after trying to impose a unilateral change to their pay structure. It was going to change from £7 per hour plus £1 per each delivery to a straight £3.75 per delivery. In essence this was a...

How co-creation is shaping the future of cities

How co-creation is shaping the future of cities

As the famous urban activist Jane Jacobs once wrote, "Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody." It's a truth that lies at the heart of a number of urban co-creation projects, which tap...

The Ethereum Trilogy Part II – The Two Chains

The Ethereum Trilogy Part II – The Two Chains

I wrote my first post about the DAO heist expecting it to be the end of the story. If it were a film, it would end with the successful hard fork, defeat for the attacker and our heroes triumphantly setting the blockchain back to normal. However, the story didn't end...

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – August 12

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – August 12

Check out our curated Weekly Roundup of the breaking news and must-read – Democracy is getting a reboot on the blockchain; Startup using machine learning and satellite imagery to predict crop yields; Moovit speeding up their delivery of real-time updates and many more...

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – August 5

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – August 5

Check out our curated Weekly Roundup of the breaking news and must-read - AI and crowdsourcing remaking the legal profession; Kickstarter creating over 300,000 jobs; Internet's third wave coming and many more ... Artificial intelligence and crowdsourcing are remaking...

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – July 29

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – July 29

Check out our curated Weekly Roundup July 15 , July 22 of the breaking news and must-read – Airbnb releasing a new poll on sharing economy, Goldman Sachs offering online lending platform, Crowdcube planning a secondary market for equity crowdfunding and more ... ...

How to Crowdfund Without a Lead Investor

How to Crowdfund Without a Lead Investor

“Lead investors” are well-versed, experienced investors who spend the time conducting due diligence on a company, and then invest a large amount in an equity crowdfunding campaign. Lead investors are a catalyst for unlocking investment from others: the funds they...

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – July 22

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – July 22

Check out our curated Weekly Roundup of the breaking news and must-read - Crowdsourcing transforming the workplace; different crowdsourcing project for public service; crowdsourcing supporting machine learning and many more .. How Crowdsourcing Is Transforming The...

Crowdcube raises over £5m for itself

Crowdcube raises over £5m for itself

Before today, UK equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has raised more than £173m from over 295,000 investors to complete 426 successful raises, and described itself as the world's leading investment crowdfunding platform. Minutes ago that status was confirmed when...

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – July 15

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – July 15

Check out our curated Weekly Roundup of the breaking news and must-read thought leadership pieces on the crowd economy spotted by the Crowdsourcing Week team A case study in the crowdsourcing age Learn about how scholars, companies and workers are using Mechanical...

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – July 8

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – July 8

Check out our curated Weekly Roundup of the breaking news and must-read thought leadership pieces on the crowd economy spotted by the Crowdsourcing Week team House leaders to vote on crowdfunding, Angel Investing Two bills are among more than 20 pieces of US...

$50m Ethereum heist had no easy answer

$50m Ethereum heist had no easy answer

This was not a drill. A week before the Brexit panic, panic gripped users and developers of the Ethereum blockchain when flagship application "The Dao" came under attack. The Dao is an example of a DAO: Decentralised Autonomous Organisation, a business whose rules are...

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – July 1

Crowdsourcing News RoundUP – July 1

Check out our curated Weekly Roundup of the breaking news and must-read thought leadership pieces on the crowd economy spotted by the Crowdsourcing Week team How crowdsourcing will build the next $100 billion company Alphabet (formerly Google) Executive Chairman Eric...

A Recap of CSW Summit Johannesburg

A Recap of CSW Summit Johannesburg

CSW Summit Johannesburg on 24 June 2016 was Crowdsourcing Week’s first event in Africa. It was held on Day Two of the InnoLive 2016 conference presented by Innocentrix. The day’s presentations can be accessed here, and here is a brief recap on some of the event’s...

Choosing a crowdfunding platform that’s right for you

Choosing a crowdfunding platform that’s right for you

Once you’ve weighed the pros and cons of equity crowdfunding versus other ways of raising money, you as a company founder will still be faced by a bewildering array of options over funding portals. In any single country where the legislation has been passed, there can...