Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Today In Crowdfunding News: Crowdfunding The Unseating Of A Politician, Crowdfunding For Christians, Crowdfunding The Stars

Crowdfunding The Unseating Of A Politician

A crowdfunding campaign for the bid to unseat democratically elected MP for Orkney and Shetland, Alistair Carmichael has passed the £100,000 mark. Four residents in Carmichael’s constituency started the initiative to pay for legal action against Scotland’s only Liberal Democrat MP after he admitted leaking then lying about a false memo aimed at damaging First Minister of Scotland

[See the full story here: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/719077/crowdfunding-bid-unseat-mp-passes-100000/?piano_t=1]


Crowdfunding for Christians

"As Christians, we realize that no amount of money will give the world what it really need, which is hope. You can raise all the money in the world and still not make an eternal difference in someone's life," co-founder Jacob Wells says. "We want to develop a site that Christians can use to come together, support other believers in their endeavors, and bring hope to the world. We believe that when we are living the life God wants us to, we will be able to share His hope with others. 

[See the full story here: http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/6359176852.html]


Crowdfunding For The Stars

Cloud Imperium CEO Chris Roberts speaks to Develop about the colossal expectations of one of the most expensive, technically challenging and ambitious games ever

At the time of writing, Cloud Imperium’s crowdfunding juggernaut Star Citizen has raised $89.2m from nearly one million backers. It’ll likely make an extra million or two by the time this reaches you.

But after raising such vast sums and becoming the poster child for crowdfunding, this, combined with a few years of development and no full release in sight, has seen the game attract strong criticism. Some have even gone as far to call the whole project a con, and even threaten legal action over promises made.
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