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This article was originally published in Idealog Magazine and is co-authored by Nathan Rose of Value my Venture. Funding projects or companies through a crowd has a longer history than you might think. The Statue of Liberty was partly funded by thousands of people throwing money into donation buckets, gold mining prospects in 19th century New Zealand were often financed by offers of stock, and vast networks of railroads during the industrial revolution… Read More
It’s no secret that for me, major sporting events (like World Cups and the Olympic Games) mean erratic sleeping patterns, constantly waking up/scaring those around me by yelling at the TV, and even more time spent trawling Twitter. At Team PledgeMe a few of us have been relegated to a #sportsball channel on Slack for intra-office communications on the subject matter. The Rugby World Cup is over. This makes me sad. The main reason… Read More