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8 Best Articles on Crowdfunding

The most useful articles on crowdfunding from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Crowdfunding Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on crowdfunding by Refind users.

  1. Inside Patreon, the economic engine of internet culture
  2. No one makes a living on Patreon
  3. The Future of Crowdfunding Creative Projects
  4. Kickstarter Will Move Its Crowdfunding Platform to Blockchain
  5. Can Crowdfunding Work for Your Company?

Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on crowdfunding—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles on crowdfunding.

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Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Crowdfunding, including:

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Kickstarter

Here to make the world a more creative place. Discover new projects to back—or launch your own. Games, tech, fashion, art, film, comics, music, and more.

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Zapier

Automation that moves you forward. Zapier connects all the apps you use for work so you can focus on what’s next. Contact support: http://ow.ly/AB8v50L8mtO

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The Verge

http://theverge.com covers life in the future.

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TechCrunch

Technology news and analysis with a focus on founders and startup teams. Got a tip? http://techcrunch.com/tips

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Entrepreneur

Inspiring, informing and celebrating entrepreneurs.

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