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(Source: The Verge – https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/10/17/17987746/we-the-people-st-louis-store-kickstarter-indiegogo) A store solely dedicated to real, crowdfunded products is opening in the US this year. We The People started in Singapore two years ago, and it now operates five outlets in the country. This St. Louis, Missouri-based outpost will be the first North American location. It’ll be located inside the West…

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  We are extremely excited to announce that we are offering a limited number of JetPack enthusiasts the opportunity to fly our JB10 JetPack in Southern California this November and December. If you have ever dreamed of flying a JetPack then this may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do just that. Remember more people have…

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Your initial campaign When starting a crowdfunding campaign, every crowdfunder uses a set of tips to boost their success. And today, I am sharing this set of tips with you. These are just basic guidelines — if you browse our older blog posts, you’ll find even more tips that you can use to your advantage.…

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Interactions On your crowdfunding journey, you will interact with many different people, including your friends, your team, and most importantly, your customers. Here’s how we do things at Locodor. Your Team Have you employed people with the right skills to create a good product, such as graphic designers, social media marketers, advertisers, etc? Do you…

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How do I start a crowdfunding campaign? Many of you might be asking yourselves this exact question. I understand that it may be a bit overwhelming to jump straight into the world of crowdfunding. But what you may not know is that every expert crowdfunder uses a set of guidelines to create a successful campaign.…

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Hey guys, I am excited to announce that Locodor will soon be hosting a crowdfunding contest. The winner of the contest will receive $20,000 in funds for their campaign! At the moment, the contest is not yet live, but you’ll be notified once it is. The rules are simple: Each user receives 1,000,000 Locodor Credits…

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  What exactly is a social crowdfunding platform? You may have heard this term a lot recently, as crowdfunding is becoming more and more popular. What is social crowdfunding? A social crowdfunding platform is essentially a crowdfunding network, combined with aspects of a social media site — like Facebook or Twitter. Crowdfunders can create campaigns…

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A big advantage of Locodor is that it’s super easy to get started with our platform. Anyone can simply create an account and instantly start posting campaigns. Here are the basic steps you’ll need to take in order to join our crowdfunding community: Create a profile From the homepage, just click “Sign Up” to create…

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Having trouble with your Facebook ads? Not enough outreach? Whatever the case, at Locodor we are here to help you succeed. Here are 5 useful tips for you to get the most out of your ad campaign on Facebook, courtesy of bufferapp.com. 1. Think about who you’re targeting With Facebook advertising, it’s not so much about…

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How do you make your crowdfunding campaign stand out from the rest? This is an issue that many crowdfunders may struggle with – being unique in the world of crowdfunding. I’ve put together a checklist, inspired by Forbes, for any crowdfunder who wants to maximize their success. Who you are Before you describe your product…

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Today, technology has become integrated into just about everything. Most of our society is heavily influenced by technology, and consumers are always on the lookout for the newest gadgets and devices. And almost everyone we know has a smartphone and other tech that makes their lives easier. In fact, even aspects of our home lives…

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Many of you might be asking yourselves this exact question – “How do I become a successful crowdfunder?” Well, it’s easier than you think. Crowdfunding is all about strategy, and if you have the right strategy, you’re on the right path to success. The problem is, how do you develop a crowdfunding strategy that works…

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How to shine above the rest in your campaign ! Are you a backer ? Are you a campaigner ? Do you passionately believe in your campaign ? If you are , then the opportunity to grow a product and brand through crowdfunding is here ! Our social media and crowdfunding platform Locodor is a…

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Indiegogo’s narrowing focus on establishing and growing businesses, rather than supporting a broad range of artistic and personal projects, is paying off, CEO David Mandelbrot tells Fast Company . The company expects this month to cross the $1.5 billion mark in funds raised for users since its founding in 2008. Crowdfunding Campaigns is the best…

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That’s a very good question when you ask it… Have you ever seen anyone moving around in horse-drawn carriages nowadays? Neither have we! In fact, what you see around is convenience and speed. So we’ve been asking ourselves lately, why do people still use outdated ironing devices like handheld irons or steamers? Or a 100…

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Article by:  BRAD SUGARS   credit:  Entrepreneur.com Tap into your customer base by piggybacking on established businesses with similar target markets. … If you’re a startup, the fastest way to get the cash registers ringing is a little-used method that involves forming “host-beneficiary” relationships with established businesses that … Some years ago, I overheard a…

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Amazon launches Spark, a social network for its shoppers Spark encourages users to tag images, stories and ideas about products they like — with links, of course. The move comes at a time when retailers are competing more fiercely for content and consumers’ cash.   “Whether you’re looking for inspiration for home décor or seeking…

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[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puq49YJN-Y4[/embedyt] Keep it Fresh and Dynamic:  After posting your campaign, you can’t sit and wait for funding to come in — you’ve got to be proactive. “Once you are done posting your campaign and launching it, you need to keep it fresh and dynamic,” Rubin advises. Be Proactive & Network: Very important from the…

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Scientists Have Created Plastic Objects That Can Connect to Wi-Fi Without Any Electronics Holy crap, what? Scientists have developed new 3D-printed plastic objects that can hook up to Wi-Fi without the aid of any electronics or batteries, meaning household devices could get a lot smarter in the future without the need for any circuitry. If…

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Exclusive: Andreessen Horowitz analyst Benedict Evans explains how AI, mixed-reality, cryptocurrencies, and autonomy will play out over the next 10 years. Dominant companies always look invulnerable–until they’re very vulnerable.  [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVYDkPidXrU[/embedyt] In his presentation, Evans equates the evolution of new technologies to the way a skyscraper rises into the sky. In the beginning, he says,…

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High-end audio  Devialet raises €100M from Foxconn, Jay Z, Rubin’s Playground  This is not a speaker. This is Phantom. The best sound in the world. Encounter the physical impact of a high-end ultra-dense sound. Instantly. With power, clarity and precision unlike anything you’ve heard before. Revolutionary. Hi-Fi, docks, speakers, home cinema. Wireless, Bluetooth, Apple Airplay,…

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If there’s one chore truly deserving of your loathing, it’s toilet cleaning. Unfortunately, the only thing grosser than doing that particular chore is not doing that particular chore, so you grimace and bear it. But take heart, friends — your days of scrubbing that bowl may soon be coming to a close. Source: Never clean…

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In the month of November, Kickstarter is inviting project creators to “launch a project that invites backers into your creative process.” Kickstarter suggested that  Commissions should be on Projects that emphasize a personal collaboration between creators and their backers. launch a project that invites backers into your creative process. Use their input to inspire custom…

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[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQsU0_lrRtE[/embedyt] I mean do you really need all this extra features that doesn’t do anything really?  The Laundry industry is holding on to dear life before we all realize it’s time to make big changes in this field. Bosch, best known for their home appliances, is showing off their latest innovation at IFA 2017,…

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What would you buy if you didn’t have to spend so much on clothing care? Let’s be real! All of us spend a few thousand dollars a year buying new clothes and keeping those clothes looking good. In fact, for most of us, our clothes are not just a “want”, but a “need”, maybe for…

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Berlin’s mega consumer electronics show, the IFA tradeshow located in Berlin, offers the most creative array of the latest in high-tech gadgets. Home appliances and consumer electronics products and markets are converging all the time. IFA was first to recognize this trend and transformed it into a successful event. Here’s a look at very few eye-catching product…

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  I must admit that I have been an addict of Kickstarter for eight years now, and counting.  Kickstarter is a significant model for bringing creative projects to life. Crowdfunding has become one of the most successful ways that Creators  can find backing for their ideas. Compared with other funding models there are fewer barriers to…

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The majority of over-funded campaigns you see on Kickstarter or Indiegogo spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in marketing and advertising and months in preparation. So is it worth it? I’d say absolutely, if you prepare in advance. The name of the game is Marketing your idea and reaching the right people.  Include your campaign on all…

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Running a successful crowdfunding campaign isn’t easy. The odds are heavily stacked against you, as very few end up succeeding. “Statistically, up to 89% of campaigns fail. Kickstarter has the highest success rate, however, the average funding amount … You Could still Pre-Order ORII Ring on LOCODOR. https://www.locodor.com/projects/voice-powered-smart-ring-that-turns-your-finger-into-a-smart-phone/   Source: How One Startup Raised 10…

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Kickstarter gold, a project that will run through July 31, will introduce a group of over 65 successful and outstanding creators of Kickstarter, putting new spins on ideas from their past legendary projects, or as the platform phrases it, to offer “New Takes on Iconic Projects”. Among these are the 3Doodler, Goodnight Stories for Rebel…

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Social Crowdfunding platform LOCODOR, and EquityX – which is the world’s first platform that allows startups to pay part time talent and service providers with future equity or a combination of cash and equity, which gets valued when the next financing occurs – are announcing today their collaboration. This partnership will empower companies and entrepreneurs…

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This is a recap and edited version of two recent reports published in crowdfund insider by Therese Torris and JD Alois The road ahead for the German real estate crowdfunding market has been cleared last month, with the threat of being excluded from the scope of application of the crowdfunding regulation, the Kleinanlegerschutzgesetzt (KASG), taken off the table. It’s expected…

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[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoDcIuGr3LM[/embedyt] If you haven’t been acquainted with this powerful productivity tool yet, now is the time. There are not many apps that let you Capture a note once, and have it immediately available on all your devices, for instance. You can also have a group notebook, on which to collaborate on a project or…

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A Daily Wrap-up of some of the interesting stuff that’s going on in the crowdfunding scene: By now, we all know the cardboard headsets for virtual reality, but The start-up Aryzon has taken the cardboard to the next level and created the cardboard for augmented reality. By making use of a set of lenses, cardboard, and…

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The Chicago located growing television network Vibrant TV offers the public an opportunity to get their hands on some equity in it, through a crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine. The television network, which seeks to raise $1 million, has recently signed significant distribution partnerships with such major media companies as Sling TV, Roku TV, and Amazon…

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Congratulation, you have just started your own business! Say you got funded, be it through a crowdfunding website or elsewhere. Now you need to focus on one of the more important and difficult tasks for a startup: Marketing. Startup marketing is a unique challenge often times because of the limited resources, whether its time, money…

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Today isn’t just about our beta version of our site (LOCODOR) — it’s about why we launched it. For those people that are part of the CrowdFunding world, we all witnessed a massive expansion in the last few years. Crowdfunding has helped over a million startups get from idea to launch. Most of what startup founders are…

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It has been two years since the launch of G-RO: Revolutionary Carry-on Luggage which is now Available on Amazon LaunchPad.  Amazon LaunchPad is a a program designed with startups in mind. As Amazon describes it, “Amazon Launchpad makes it easy for startups to launch, market, and distribute their products to hundreds of millions of Amazon customers across the globe.”…

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WEBIT FESTIVAL EUROPE re:Inventing Europe’s Future Webit, a global community of people fascinated by technology and fostering the digital transformation in the business and the society.  Webit focus is on global issues, innovation and things that change the world.  Connecting top leaders from the business, governments, academia and startups who re:Invent the future of the…

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5 Ways to Know Whether You Have the DNA of an Entrepreneur By Brian D. Evans Persistent people who seek creative freedom often crave entrepreneurship. March 18, 2017 It seems that in today’s society, being an entrepreneur makes you some sort of rockstar. The title itself has an appeal that makes anyone and everyone with an idea…

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Maneesh Sethi is the CEO of “Pavlok,” a wristband device designed to help you wean off bad habits like smoking or nail biting. Pavlok works by shocking you through a push of a button every time you succumb to a bad habit. This is a form of aversion therapy.  PAVLOK NOW AVAILABLE ON LOCODOR. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in4mAqHn_d4[/embedyt] In late 2014, a…

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Seems everyone is getting their hands on the Next Big Startup.  Now even the Hip-Hop Genius Jay-Z just announced that he will be launching a platform to offer investment of capital as well as assistance with business development, branding and more to help those select Startups flourish, per the official announcement. Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, announced…

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MWC 2017:  Mobile World Congress 2017 is the world’s biggest phone show. The launches of MWC 2017 All the phone, tablet and wearable launches of MWC so far… LG G6 The G6 is a possibly game-changing phone from LG, which has dialled back on innovation to deliver a simply solid handset. Read more: Hands on:…

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I must say that if their is a corporation out their that I look up to, it MUST be KICKSTARTER. Kickstarter has helped so many people and projects make their dreams come true, and some became billionaires even.   Like for example Oculus VR Headset that raised $2.4 Million dollars on Kickstarter and then got…

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So you have a solid idea, team, and market analysis under your belt, now it’s time to accelerate the validation process. It’s time to start selling. At this point you’ve made some noise with a set of friends that — let’s be honest — are mostly there to support you. As long as you don’t charge too much (or…

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Wix acquires online creative community DeviantArt NEWS PROVIDED BY Wix.com Ltd. Feb 23, 2017, 08:00 ET “DeviantArt has built an impressive online community that is incredibly loyal, highly engaged and regularly produces stunning art and design,” said Avishai Abrahami, co-founder and CEO of Wix. “The DeviantArt community is talented and robust and hungry for additional…

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Locodor is a vibrant social community of dedicated individuals working together to bring your creative ideas to life. We are a crowdfunding platform that connects innovators like you with investors and industry professionals willing to offer you all the support you need. The mission of Locodor is to help you grow your business and become…

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General Electric recently posted that it’s tapping into a 500 Startups in upcoming classes and events. GE has already made huge acquisitions and owns few billion dollar Startups. But all these companies start somewhere. And GM is looking to find them early on in addition to the big investments they already make. So GM is…

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  Jawbone is trying to raise more money, reaching out to equity backers all around the world. Jawbone looks to drop consumer wearables for clinical services -TechCrunch article. Make way for one more pivot from Jawbone. The fitness band maker that originally started out in headsets and later made speakers, has abandoned selling and supporting consumer hardware…

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KickStarter is slowly moving towards a more open-source Crowdfunding platform with it’s new Kickstarter Live feature.  This is great news and we at LOCODOR are excited to see these changes.  Our goal is to bridge together founders and backers to be able to communicate in an open-source platform. video streaming startup Huzza: Here is the…

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Alibaba just reported a very impressive quarter of business, but there was a small nugget of notable funding news tucked away in its announcement. Koubei, an Alibaba affiliate company focused on enabling local commerce, closed a $1.1 billion financing round this month. The funding was led by Silver Lake, CDH Investments, Yunfeng Capital and Primavera Capital, Alibaba…

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How we shop is changing…people no longer solely rely on direct mail and physical retail to purchase goods and necessities, and are becoming increasingly comfortable with buying goods online. And as smartphones and tablets have become common, sales from desktops have declined. According to Capgemini, mobile now accounts for 40% of all retail sales. There’s…

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There is a new ‘buzz’ going around in the investment game—crowdfunding investment. Though crowdfunding is a relatively new investment practice, existing businesses, individual, and startups are increasingly looking to raise funds through this method. The Global Crowdfunding Industry Raised $34.4 Billion In 2015, And Could Surpass Venture Capitalists In 2016.          …

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Article by:  http://www.vccafe.com NESTA, the UK Innovation Foundation, has released the “The Venture Crowd“, a new report on crowdfunding as an investment tool. The report reveals that in 2011 alone, €1.5 billion was raised through crowdfunding for projects and businesses in need of funds. Amongst the different types of crowdfunding: Donation, Reward, Lending and Equity, the…

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Posted by Taylor Pipes on 11 Jan 2017 from #evernote : I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.” — Albert Einstein In the arena of scientific achievement and the quest to discover genius, Albert Einstein stands alone. He remains a profoundly important figure who undertook extraordinary, groundbreaking work…

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Political views aside, the experts weigh in on what may come. Donald Trump will soon be inaugurated as the country’s 45th president and will potentially impact the burgeoning crowdfunding industry in a “yuge” way. Before I share my thoughts as one of the country’s top crowdfunding attorneys, let me tell you what five industry leaders…

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Blog post by Indiegogo Blog:  January 12, 2017 · Tess Murphy  Product-launch experts coached entrepreneurs in manufacturing, design and retail More than 100 entrepreneurs stopped by the Indiegogo Zone to connect with experts at Arrow, Amazon Launchpad, Motorola, Riverwood Solutions, Brookstone and Target Open House: Arrow Electronics met with interested hardware entrepreneurs, shared $25k prize…

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Inspired by Founder & CEO of NewCo (John Battelle) article “Ten Predictions for 2017 – Trump, Apple, Snapchat, Tech as Villain, and more…” :  This is what I got out of it: Honestly, when I consider the coming 12 months, so much feels up for grabs that I wonder whether it’s wise to prognosticate. this year,…

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 With 2017 on the horizon, we look forward to breakthrough technology trends that will create value and transform opportunities for growth and enable organizations to provide more meaningful experiences to society.   Meaningful growth requires more than good ideas. LOCODOR looks ahead at the Tech trends that will impact 2017. Here is what we learned…

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FORGING POWERFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN A HYPER-CONNECTED WORLD In the social media age, you need a modern roadmap for creating and cultivating meaningful connections to stand out from the crowd and achieve any of your goals, no matter how big or small. If you think networking is scrolling through LinkedIn for new contacts to add or liking, and friending fast…

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The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas kicked off with a mind-boggling array of gadgets from startup and big technology companies alike. This year’s theme at CES is all about smart devices. the annual Consumer Electronic Show (CES)  – arguably the largest and most famous electronics show in the world – in vice city will…

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By Kendrick Mendiola | 27th December 2016 | @ken_mendiola     TODAY, many people are lumping towards a new breed of entrepreneurship – one that focuses on making a positive impact while also making some hard bucks. It’s called social entrepreneurship and its intersection with crowdfunding is making a lot of hype with backers despite…

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I got introduced to Crowdfunding around 2011.  At that time, it was really an underground movement from the hip & creative society.  #Kickstarter where the pioneers, and people really responded by simply backing an interesting project.  I would notice that people are willing to contribute money to someone just because they loved their idea.  Some…

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Do you need funds to make your dream happen ? Whether you are dreaming of building a life changing tech-startup or passionate for your Romanian art project or working in grassroots to create change or simply dreaming of going overseas, crowdfunding can make your dreams come true. Here are some tips to help you maximise…

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For many small businesses around the world, crowdfunding – the pooling of usually small investments from a large group of investors – facilitates the ability to start a business without large institutional investments in the company. The portfolio of crowdfunding investors is diverse and is comprised of a broad array of ROIs (returns on investment).…

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Recently at StreetAuthority, we’ve been telling readers about a way to invest in some of the most exciting companies the world has to offer — before they go public on traditional stock exchanges. This is an absolute game-changer for investors. It means, for the first time ever, regular, non-accredited investors can get in on the…

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On Tuesday, Indiegogo announced it was rolling out a new pilot program that allows entrepreneurs to sell products directly on its global crowdfunding platform. The funding portal revealed that entrepreneurs with products that are currently shipping might tap into its community of “innovation seeks” without having to launch a campaign, that way they don’t have…