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The Crowdfunding Desk

  1. IndieGoGo shows COVID-19 profiteering at its absolute worst

    There's always a crowdfunded solution -- even during a pandemic. It's often glaringly obvious the solution won't work, but that doesn't seem to matter. I wrote about the current state of crowdfunding a few weeks ago in why are so many tech crowdfunding projects such a mess?

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Crowdfunding desk

  2. Why are so many tech crowdfunding projects such a mess?

    “Overpromise, and underdeliver” has become a running theme of crowdfunders. The budget was severely underestimated. There are manufacturing delays. The product doesn’t work as smoothly as everyone thought it would. The product doesn’t work at all. There is no product, because the founder never actually planned to make it in the first place.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Crowdfunding desk