Frank Gibney

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Kickstarter Chairman Perry Chen’s Next Act Is The Non-Profit Website Dollar A Day

After handing over the reins at Kickstarter and assuming the role of chairman at the wildly successful crowdfunding company, Perry Chen’s next online act is launching Dollar A Day, a site aimed at educating the public on the wide world of non-profit giving and volunteering.<p>Dollar a Day began as a …

The top 30 influential leaders in the crowdfunding industry (infographic)

Israeli equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd worked with marketing firm Evolve Inc. to handpick a list of 800 influential members of the crowdfunding community.<p>The multibillion dollar crowdfunding industry wouldn’t be where it is today without the people on this list.<p>They are entrepreneurs, …

Can Patreon’s crowdfunding platform help journalists go direct? Jesse Brown is going to find out

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / Marc Debnam<p>We’ve seen a number of attempts to crowdfund a journalistic enterprise — including Andrew …

Online Fundraising – Start a Fundraiser for Personal Causes & Charity

Online fundraising for causes you care about.<p>Online fundraising for causes<br>you care about.<p>Create your online fundraising website.<p>Funds go directly to …

Why this crowdfunding site has an 82% success rate

It would have made Eileen Gordon Chiarello’s life a whole lot easier if Barnraiser, the startup she launched last year, had been around when she and …

Crowdfunding adventures in the great outdoors

Add / Remove Niche crowdfunding platforms enable individuals to raise funds for everything from long-form journalism to homes for misplaced Haitian …

New U.S. Crowdfunding Rules Offer High Hopes for Capital Formation

Crowdfunding, or crowdfinancing, is the raising of capital from several people through an online medium (the Internet). According to the <i>Bankless …

Crowd Funding

The Crowdfunding Platform That Raises Joy As Well As Funds

When facing something major like a natural disaster or a medical emergency, most people could use a dose of unexpected joy. Desiree Vargas Wrigley is leveraging the power of communities to offer support to those in need.<p>Her company GiveForward is a crowdfunding platform that lets people raise money …

The secret history of GM’s Chinese bailout

When US taxpayers footed a $50 billion bill for the bailout of General Motors in 2009, few could have guessed that the biggest of the Detroit “Big Three” (GM, Chrysler, Ford) would go on to import Chinese cars to the United States. Yet just seven years after its publicly-funded and …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

The World Has Discovered a $1 Trillion Ocean

As chairman of investments at Guggenheim Partners, Scott Minerd thought he had a realistic view on how big an economic challenge climate change poses.<p>…

Wannabe entrepreneurs are still piling in to San Francisco, but there’s a sense that time is running out on the exuberant startup world<p>A sharply dressed French investor is leaning against a doorway, arms folded and his expression slightly bemused. Philippe Suchet is considering the latest raft of …

Silicon Valley

Hubble shows some of the galaxy's biggest, brightest stars

The Hubble Space Telescope still isn't done providing insights and pretty pictures -- far from it. Researchers have published a composite Hubble image showing the massive, extra-bright stars of the Trumpler 14 cluster, which sits 8,000 light-years away in the Carina Nebula. It's dazzling, of course …

Universe

Permafrost melt poses risk to rail and oil lines

Huge infrastructure projects in Tibet, among the biggest and costliest in China, are likely to be severely damaged by global warming thawing the …

Japan Warns against China's Maritime Activities

<i>Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida warned against China's increasing maritime activities, such as artificial land construction in the South</i> …

Why we're seeing the beginning of a multi-billion dollar ecosystem marketplace

A little-noticed announcement by the U.S. Department of Interior in late 2015 reflects an emerging paradigm shift in natural resource conservation – …