Could Meta Be a Game Changer for 3D Printing?

Once or twice in every generation, a new invention will change the trajectory of entire industries – the assembly line during the industrial revolution, for example, or the Internet in the ‘90s. We, and many others in the technology community, believe that “3D Printing,” or “Personal Manufacturing,” is our generation’s…

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3 "Super Investors" to Follow for Crowdfunding Profits

Warren Buffett – renowned investor and 2nd richest man in the country after Bill Gates – once wrote an article called, “The Superinvestors of Graham & Doddsville.” With a title that sounds like a Dr. Seuss book, it rebutted a popular theory on the stock market called “efficient market theory”…

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One "Electrifying" Crowdfunding Idea

In 1884, the folks erecting the Statue of Liberty ran out of money. Joseph Pulitzer, a big shot publisher, took to his “New York World” newspaper and encouraged Americans to donate so Lady Liberty could be completed. Evidently, Mr. Pulitzer was persuasive. More than 125,000 people donated over $100,000 –…

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Two "Insane" Crowdfunding Ideas

Video games that can cure cancer… Computerized contact lenses… A train that travels at the speed of sound… It’s exciting to hear about far-out ideas like these when they show up in the news. But like many “big ideas,” they can be closer to science fiction than to reality. Actually,…

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Why Did Google Invest $250 Million Into A Taxi Service?

Why the heck would Google invest $250 million into a start-up that’s basically a taxi service? Or here’s another one for you: Why would one man invest hundreds of millions of dollars trying to send ordinary citizens into space, or building a car company from scratch? We generally assume that…

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The Trick to Spying on The World's Top Angel Investors

You’ve heard us say it time and time again: when it comes to early-stage investing, it pays to be a follower! On Wednesday, Matt showed you how to follow Venture Capitalists into equity crowdfunding deals » That’s a super smart strategy for finding high-quality investments that brand name “VCs” are putting money…

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Start-up Raises $250k In 53 Minutes -- Good News For You

“Who are these companies raising money online?” read the email in my inbox yesterday. “Can’t they raise money the old-fashioned way?” Over the last few weeks, we’ve received several emails at Crowdability asking similar questions. It seems some of our members have concerns about the quality of start-ups on crowdfunding platforms.…

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