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Crowdfunding

  1. GoFundMe, the bigot's platform of choice, said to be fundraising at $500M valuation

    GoFundMe is reportedly raising funds at a roughly $500 million valuation to help expand its "very profitable" -- and controversial -- crowdfunding platform.

    By Nathaniel Mott

    From the News desk

  2. Pando award winner Artiphon raises $1.3M on Kickstarter

    Pando readers will likely remember Artiphon as the winner of our staff pick Pando Prize at our annual Nashville conference last year. The company's electronic instrument that could be played like a guitar, a violin, and countless other traditional music-makers was a hit with the audience too, and was even played on stage at the event by Moon Taxi's Trevor Terndrup.

    By Nathaniel Mott

    From the News desk

  3. Indiegogo quietly pulls a fundraiser for South Carolina police officer who killed unarmed black man

    Indiegogo has quietly removed a campaign made in support of Michael Slager, the South Carolina police officer who killed an unarmed black man on April 8.

    By Nathaniel Mott

    From the News desk

  4. Indiegogo allows crowdfunder for Officer Michael Slager, accused of murdering unarmed black man

    As we've reported previously, Indiegogo is already the premier crowdfunding site for scammers, liars, and people who want to raise a little bit of money for ridiculous-but-unfunny jokes. But now it might also be about to replace GoFundMe as the platform of choice for bigots.

    By Nathaniel Mott

    From the News desk

  5. GoFundMe profits off another national controversy as Indiana's anti-gay pizzeria raises $500K

    Here's a new game: Whenever an organization, business, or person is involved in a major controversy, check GoFundMe to see how many are rushing to financially support them.

    By Nathaniel Mott

    From the News desk

  6. A guide to the obstacle-filled road from Kickstarter to Best Buy shelf

    [Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Sean Lewin, sales director for Pressy. The post went through Pando’s usual editorial process and Mr. Lewin was not paid for his work.]

  7. Amazon offers inventors the logical follow-up to a successful crowdfunding campaign

    Amazon has announced a new storefront dedicated to products which found life on Kickstarter, "Shark Tank," and presumably other places where inventors panhandle to turn their idle concepts into mass-market goods.

    By Nathaniel Mott

    From the News desk

  8. Backers claim Nanoplug hearing aid's $293K Indiegogo campaign was a scam

    Backers of an Indiegogo campaign promising to create "the world's first invisible hearing aid" have accused the project's creators of scamming them out of more than $293,000.

    By Nathaniel Mott

    From the News desk

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