Crowdfunders are more social than traditional entrepreneurs

Scholars studying entrepreneurship find that less than 30% of traditional entrepreneurs maintain direct or indirect ties with investors or customers. This stands in contrast to crowdfunding entrepreneurs who report maintaining regular and direct contact with their financial supporters during and after their campaign. This includes responding to questions, seeking feedback on prototypes, and posting weekly progress updates.

(via Crowdfunding: A New Way to Involve the Community in Entrepreneurship | Follow the Crowd)

Crowdfunders are more social than traditional entrepreneurs

Scholars studying entrepreneurship find that less than 30% of traditional entrepreneurs maintain direct or indirect ties with investors or customers. This stands in contrast to crowdfunding entrepreneurs who report maintaining regular and direct contact with their financial supporters during and after their campaign. This includes responding to questions, seeking feedback on prototypes, and posting weekly progress updates.

(via Crowdfunding: A New Way to Involve the Community in Entrepreneurship | Follow the Crowd)

Why venture capital no longer defines innovation, Innovation today isn’t occurring only among startups. It’s also happening in the funding models that help create those startups. Accelerators and crowdfunding are elbowing the “fat boys” of venture capital aside.
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Why venture capital no longer defines innovationInnovation today isn’t occurring only among startups. It’s also happening in the funding models that help create those startups. Accelerators and crowdfunding are elbowing the “fat boys” of venture capital aside.

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Crowdfunding: Fundraising with a social twist  Crowdfunding is being used successfully by many types of people and groups for a broad range of projects and causes including creative projects, entrepreneurial products or technologies, artists, bands, or independent filmmakers seeking support, humanitarian aid, political campaigns, charities, and microlending. Via - IBM Social Business Insights Blog - Image source 

Crowdfunding: Fundraising with a social twist  Crowdfunding is being used successfully by many types of people and groups for a broad range of projects and causes including creative projects, entrepreneurial products or technologies, artists, bands, or independent filmmakers seeking support, humanitarian aid, political campaigns, charities, and microlending. Via - IBM Social Business Insights Blog - Image source