Rather than invest in a company or product, why not invest in a person? Founders of Palo Alto-based Upstart have come up with a system where backers fund people based on their potential.
In this tough job market, one Silicon Valley startup wants to give recent graduates money so they're not looking for jobs, instead they're creating jobs. As CNET's Sumi Das explains, the idea behind Upstart.com is for investors to invest in a person instead of a company.
One man's quest to crowdfund a potato salad has turned into a tidal wave of food-related Kickstarter campaigns with low funding goals. Bacon cupcakes, anyone?
A crowdfunding campaign for making a potato salad incites Kickstarter insanity, raking in $9,000 over its $10 funding goal.
A forward-thinking entrepreneur attempts to Kickstart a potato-salad-making session and ends up blowing away his $10 funding goal.
Actor LeVar Burton's campaign -- which attracted more than 105,000 backers -- will bring a Web-based version of the children's show to 7,500 schools.
New 3Doodler promises low-cost, low-maintenance access to 3D printing
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Its creators claim that PocketScan, which make editable docs and spreadsheets and can handle language translation, is the world's smallest wireless scanner.
Kickstarter has relaxed its rules, making it easier for projects to be accepted on the crowdfunding website.
Game developer secures more than $775,000 in crowdfunding to remake the classic PlayStation 2 music-based game.