Crowdsourcing has been around for a very long time. Although the term was coined in 2005 by Jeff Howe and Mark Robinson, editors at Wired, and though it is referred to as a form of Internet-based activities, there are many examples of projects which in retrospect...

Increasingly visible crowdsourcing platforms like Threadless scale quickly by harnessing the innovation power of crowds and capitalizing on networking effects. However, failure cases such as Quirky, show that sustaining ventures built upon crowdsourcing is a daunting task. Comparing Threadless’s success and Quirky’s failure provides valuable...

Following a successful one day CSW Summit last June we are back in October to Washington D.C., the world’s acknowledged policy and innovation center, for a five day Global Conference that will be the biggest and boldest Crowdsourcing Week event yet, built around our 2018...

The US crowdfunding sector has grown far bigger and wider than the reward projects initially associated with Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Groundfloor is a real estate investment platform that enables everyday Americans to have a fractional involvement in short-term, high-yield real estate deals alongside high net...