Funding Startups
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Funding Startups

Crowdfunding & Investment

Investing has been around a lot longer than Crowdfunding — at least as we know it today — which refers to Internet based crowdsourcing. In reality, the concept of crowdfunding has existed since the 19th century. Appearing in the form of subscription programs, war bonds (which in theory is a way of crowdfunding military conflicts), the Statue of Liberty, which was crowdfunded using a newspaper-based campaign, and the examples don’t end there.

But the earliest recorded use of the term ‘Crowdfunding’ appears in 2006 and has become an internet-based form of crowdsourcing.

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Edward Culligan

Edward Culligan

CEO, Founder of ScoutMine. Rapid and Sustainable user growth is startup funding and investing is my passion. #scoutmine