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chrischris
11-21-2011, 08:31 AM
When i was in London i saw an ad for crowdfunding. Sounded strange and kinda leftist to me. But i had a look at it . Its kinda cool as i understand it , it works like this:

You have an idea you need to test . You join a crowdfunding group and present your idea . The network there can access and evaluate and if they like it invest a small sum. Many small sums ad up to become the capital thats needed to undertake and start the enterprise.

http://www.crowdcube.com/
http://www.crowdcube.com/pg/how-it-works-4

Is there something like this in NY or CA ?

Agent Orynge
11-21-2011, 08:33 AM
zomg another chris thread

chrischris
11-21-2011, 08:36 AM
Read it before you diss it mate.

Or start your own threads . Just quit being a crybaby /complainer.

ollinger
11-21-2011, 09:28 AM
I think the point is that this is hardly new, in that venture capital groups in the US are run in different ways, some only privately and some welcoming outside investors. They are all in the business of vetting novel ideas.

chrischris
11-21-2011, 09:31 AM
I think the point is that this is hardly new, in that venture capital groups in the US are run in different ways, some only privately and some welcoming outside investors. They are all in the business of vetting novel ideas.


New or not , its a pretty smart idea.

So what venture capital groups are you refering to here in the US specifically?

r2473
11-21-2011, 09:31 AM
They are all in the business of vetting novel ideas.

I'm going to write a novel about my cat mittens.

sureshs
11-21-2011, 09:34 AM
Sounds very interesting. I have heard about crowdsourcing, where a problem is publicly announced and lots of people work on it. One variant is resource contribution, where you agree to let your computer be used to run some simulations for NASA or some gene sequencing effort or whatever.

ollinger
11-21-2011, 09:37 AM
There are probably THOUSANDS of venture capital groups. Do some searching.

r2473
11-21-2011, 09:54 AM
I'm going to write a novel about my cat mittens.

Sounds very interesting.

Thanks. Mittens does find his share of mischief.

Agent Orynge
11-21-2011, 10:34 AM
Read it before you diss it mate.

Or start your own threads . Just quit being a crybaby /complainer.

That's no way to treat your fellow poet-laureate.