Crowdfunding via customers is the new startup capital

But hidden in the headlines about the JOBS Act is the creation of an entirely new class of capital that could be far more valuable to startups: customer capital. Instead of raising capital from VCs, entrepreneurs can reach out to customers directly.…

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5 stories to read before you sleep

If you are like me, you don't have enough time during the day to read all the good/fun stuff that is published during the day. Don't worry, I just found some cool stuff for you to enjoy before you turn those lights off.…

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Crowdfunding? Kickstarter Has Some Advice

So you want to "crowdfund" a project? How much should you ask people for? What kind of time frame should you be looking at? Kickstarter, a crowdfunding startup aimed at creative professionals, recently went through data on its successful projects and came up with some recommendations.…

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Crowdfunding Site Sellaband Is Bankrupt

Sellaband -- a crowdfunding service that helped musicians raise money from members to record CDs -- is bankrupt, according to a co-founder and minority investor in the company, who says it ran out of money. The service has reportedly filed for court protection in the Netherlands.…

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