The blockchain – a decentralized digital transactions ledger – sounds boring next to the trendy products grabbing the attention and wallets of the crowdfunding folks. You may be more familiar with its high intrigue sub-theme as the platform for cryptocurrencies, led by Bitcoin, aiming to disintermediate the global monetary system.
It’s difficult to make the case that venture capitalist (VCs) are threatened by the crowdfunding phenomenon. Incubators such as YCombinator and Techstars imply no shortage of entrepreneurs in the startup pipeline fiercely competing for the opportunity to draw from the vast coffers of their experienced, sophisticated, and wealthy VC mentors.
Blockchain technology – a decentralized digital transactions ledger – sounds boring next to the trendy products grabbing the attention and wallets of the crowdfunding folks. It’s high intrigue sub-theme as the platform for cryptocurrencies that aim to disintermediate the global monetary system sounds more exciting, but the duller accounting function
I’ve been a fan of Kickstarter (and Indiegogo) for quite some time. I’ve backed some bigger project — as well as some smaller ones — and I’ve been generally happy overall. Like many that use crowdfunding, I understand the risks that come along with it — the promises that may be broken,
Whether you like his political agenda or not, President Donald Trump has clearly altered and energized today’s business climate. His plan to deregulate the commercial capital sector suggests a host of new growth opportunities for entrepreneurs and early-stage business operators, who currently depend on crowd-based capital to move their projects
Business financing via crowdfunding is huge. More and more startups are leveraging crowdfunding as a means of generating the capital they need without many of the headaches of more conventional approaches. With well-known platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo paving the way, this practice has even become mainstream. But what are
FINTECH is on the rise this 2017. Fintech startups have created financial products that allow customers to enjoy easy payment processes, money transfers, and financial advice via a site or an app. The best part? Since transactions are done online, they can be processed and finished in mere minutes! Gone
The bed in a box mattress craze seems to be exploding at an exponential rate. And it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. But Big Mattress, or traditional mattress brands, doesn’t seem to be sweating any bullets at the moment either. The question remains: what is all the
While the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona presented a large catalog of innovative and creative gadgets, none is as clever and as simple as Tapdo. Tapdo can do everything a phone can do: it can control music played on a Bluetooth or wireless device, it can call a cab, adjust
Powered by tinkerers, inventors and dreamers all over the world, the crowdfunding industry is poised to make even more of an impact in 2017. Last year saw products spanning a wide range of categories, from the Pilot instant translation device and Paralenz 4K diving camera to the Montessori-inspired Cubetto coding