eYekas Report Examines the State of Crowdsourcing — eYeka, the Paris-based crowdsourcing platform, recently released The State of Crowdsourcing 2015 report, examining some of the key trends in corporate crowdsourcing. The report looks at two data sets: crowdsourcing efforts undertaken by the 100 Best Global Brands (a list created by brand consultancy Interbrand) since 2004, as well as the crowdsourcing activity of the top ten fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies in 2013 and 2014. We look at the results and speak with eYeka’s CEO Francois Petavy.
Portals Ask: Why So Much Disclosure?Scott Purcell, serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of FundAmerica, writes in to discuss why disclosures are important for crowdfunding portals and issuers, and the unpleasant realities of what may happen if companies do not disclose enough information.
99designs Raises $10M in Series B Funding Round99designs, a leading crowdsourced design platform, announced earlier today that it has raised $10 million in a Series B round. The round was led by Recruit Strategic Partners. Accel, the lead investor in 99designss 2011 Series A, also participated in the raise.
The Wealth Movement: Creating a Sustainable and Better Planet for All [Infographic]
Rising income inequality is a serious problem in the rich world, with people calling for serious discussion on how to alleviate the problem. One potential solution may be to increase the number of people who own property, one of the biggest drivers of inequality. Wealth Migrate, a real estate crowdfunding platform, has recently started to lead the Wealth Movement, a program that aims to help an extra billion people become real estate investors over the next five years.
When Crowdfunding, Make Up Your Mind: Leadership 101
You’ve put in the hours, spread the message about your cause, and have created (what you think is) a winning campaign but the funds aren’t coming. How much can you alter your message and rework the rewards? In her latest Rose Recommends column, crowdfunding expert explains why it’s important to plan ahead and make sure you include a call to action in your campaign. Read her latest advice after the jump and ask your own questions in the comments!
The Seven Habits of Highly Ethical Crowdsourcing PlatformsSteve Wood, Managing Director of Boom Ideanet, a crowdsourced advertising firm, writes in to discuss the ways that crowdsourcing platforms can operate ethically. Read his seven ‘habits’ after the jump, and comment on his list if you’ve got other ideas to add.
Crowdcube Releases Q1 Numbers [Infographic]Crowdcube, one of the UKs leading equity crowdfunding platforms, recently released its funding numbers for January, February, and March. The company revealed that its funded 36 total businesses (8 startup, 17 early-stage, and 11 growth businesses) to the tune of £17.5 million ($26 million), with a total of £24 million ($35.5 million) invested through the site. For comparison, Crowdcube raised £35 million for 105 businesses in all of 2014.