Crowdfunding giant, GoFundMe, recently expanded their partnership program allowing outside organizations to create branded campaigns for their own community. The member network program is the latest in a string of upgrades and announcements that's helped lift payment volume from $2 million to $3 million per month in the last quarter.
Chaordix and the UK KPMG have just announced a new strategic alliance to provide a new crowdsourced market intelligence service to companies in the UK. Called Crowd Connection, the new service will be powered by Chaordix’s Crowd Intelligence, a technology that generates data which provides market insights to its clients using the power of crowdsourcing.
Crowdfunding.com, a domain that's seen much anticipation around what it will eventually become, has finally been "acquired." GoFundMe secured the rights in a deal that's attempting to stay off the record.
On July 19th, the hottest conference on the future of crowdsourcing took place in LA - Crowdopolis. This is the story of what went right & what went wrong.
This was the first major conference produced by Daily Crowdsource so we anticipated a few bumps. Waiting until we could roll out a polished off agenda would've taken 12 months of studying other conferences while planning, polishing, test-running, & polishing Crowdopolis off some more. That's not a very flawesome approach to innovation - one we closely follow & highly encourage. Since our audience has been asking for us to do this for a while, we set out to bring it to you.
Raising money through crowdfunding got a little easier today because now your friends, family, and Internet compadres can send you money using their phone - as long as your project's on GoFundMe.
Crowdopolis is back by popular demand, and this time we're going to the East Coast. The 2nd installment will take place February 27 & 28, 2013 in New York City. This 2-day conference is geared towards Fortune 500 employees who want to learn how crowdsourcing can solve their common business problems. Today also marks the start of the interest list for anyone considering attending. Hosting Crowdopolis: Big Apple in New York finally gives a chance for the East Coast to see why Crowdopolis is considered one of the hottest new conferences.
We here at Daily Crowdsource consider ourselves blessed to have the ear of the crowdsourcing & tech world, and we're glad that our posts can help many of you out there crowdsource and crowdfund better every day. And, we, like no other, understand that as an organizatin becoming great at what we do can only be made more amazing by listening to our crowd.
If you're an early adopter in need of a new career, LinkedIn is hiring a Program Manager of Crowdsourcing. The fairly straightforward job description paints a picture of how LinkedIn intends to inject crowdsourcing: In a big way. This gives further validation to the crowdsourcing model, in the sense that it's a valuable work process that can be used across all industries & any size business - Valuable enough for a well-known & growing corporation to create an entire position for it.
99designs recently acquired 12designer, the Berlin-based European design marketplace and the second largest in Europe after 99designs.
The company expects that this acquisition will be able to give them the momentum they need to put in motion its aggressive regional plans and conquer a larger share of the European market. The company has stated that Germany and the other European countries account for around 15% of the 155,000 graphic design contests that the company held to date and that acquiring 12designer will allow them to better meet the needs of European customers.
uTest, an in-the-wild software testing service built on crowdsourcing principles, today announced it has acquired mobile app quality tools company, Apphance, from its parent company, Polidea, in a seven-figure deal.