Wefunder Articles

How to Play Today’s "Gold Rush"

Between 1848 to 1855, more than 300,000 people poured into California. To get there, many faced shipwrecks, typhoid or cholera. But they hadn’t come for the sunny weather… They’d come to strike it rich in the gold rush—and strike it rich they did: Over seven years, an estimated $10 billion…

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Crowdability’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Got someone in your life that’s impossible to buy gifts for? You’re in luck, because I just stumbled onto an amazing present: It only costs $100, but it can bring joy—and potential profits—to all. Can you guess what it is? [readmore] Something New Earlier this year, new legislation went into…

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A "Profit Picnic"

For the past 10 years, I’ve celebrated July 4th in the same way: At a lopsided picnic table in the countryside, surrounded by friends, family, and mountains of beer and barbecue. But this year, I introduced a few new items to the festivities… And not only were these items delicious—…

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How $780 Could Turn Into $500 Million

“$780?” I asked. “You’re kidding me, right?” I was in the underground garage next to our apartment, asking about rates for monthly parking. After the second-biggest snowstorm in New York City’s history, our car needed some shelter. The attendant shrugged, turned up the volume on his radio, and shuffled the…

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Private Mutual Fund Up 3,000%

Imagine investing in a mutual fund that increased in value by 3,000%. Given the anemic performance of most funds, you might find that hard to believe. But today, we’ll show you a fund that’s managed to do it— And more importantly, we’ll show you how you can get access to…

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The Next WhatsApp?

Every so often a “Big Bang” occurs in the start-up world... A new company emerges that gives birth to an entirely new industry. These companies reach such scale that they create a universe of other businesses in their orbit. We call these Big Bang companies, “platforms.” Facebook, Apple, Google… each of them…

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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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